Vedanta Center of Atlanta: January events

1/31/2016 10:30 AM

Vedanta Center of Atlanta: January events

Vedanta Center of Atlanta: January events

UPDATE: Br. Shankara has postponed his California trip until next month. He will leave on Tuesday, February 2nd and return Tuesday, February 9th. Since he won't be away this month all January Classes will meet as usual. There is still no Seva Saturday this month.

Time: There is silent meditation in the Chapel from 10:30-11am, before each Sunday’s talk. After the talk, devotees and friends meet in the Monastery from noon to 1:30pm, for tea, coffee, snacks and a continuation of our spiritual fellowship. Please join us! PS: Please be on time. The service starts promptly at 11AM. 

Venue: 2331 Brockett Rd, Tucker, GA 30084 
Contact: (770) 938-6673 ; http://vedantaatlanta.org, http://vedantaatlanta.org/calendar-of-activities-events/ 

See Calendar for details about any particular Sunday. 

Dates:
January 1 @ 11am

Holy Mother's Birthday Celebration
Friday, Jan. 1st (New Year's Day)
Puja /Worship: 11am - 12noon
Potluck prasad lunch to follow in the Monastery from 12:15pm to 2pm. Please bring any food you wish offered during the worship to the Monastery kitchen no later than 11am. Sri Sarada Devi

Also on Friday, New Year's Day
Kalpataru Day Observance
2:30PM - 3:30PM  ~ In the Chapel

* * * Jan. 3rd @ 11am
"What Deserves My Attention?"
Speaker: Br. Shankara AttentionWe start each day with the best of intentions, and often – by the end of that day – we can hardly say where the time went. What happened? The short answer is we got distracted: In the moment, something else seemed more important than what we intended; or, an incident occurred that left us feeling angry, dejected, worn out. Either way, the day is gone and we’re not much closer to our goal than we were in the morning.

Must this continue? Is there nothing we can do to make better use of our time and attention? 

In this talk, Brother Shankara discusses how and why we get distracted, frustrated and confused, and what we can do to live each day more calmly and effectively. Note: There is silent meditation in the Chapel from 10:30-11am, before each Sunday’s talk. After the talk, devotees and friends meet in the Monastery from noon to 1:30pm, for tea, coffee, snacks and a continuation of our spiritual fellowship. Please join us!

 
* * *
January 10th @ 11am
"Sri Ramakrishna’s Non-Dual Bhakti"
w/ Br. ShankaraSri Ramakrishna
Sri Ramakrishna said, “…the bhaktas accept all the states of consciousness. They take the waking state to be real also. They don’t think the world to be illusory, like a dream… They say (it)… constitutes His glory. He is within us, in our hearts. Again, He is outside. The most advanced devotees say that He Himself has become all this—the twenty-four cosmic principles, the universe, and all living beings.” — Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, p. 133

This non-dual vision of bhakti yoga and other examples of the Master’s path of Pure Love will be discussed in this talk.
* * *

January 17th @ 11am
"God, Evil, and the Cow’s Udder"
w/ John Schlenck

We will listen to a recording of this wonderful talk John gave one year ago, nine days before he left the body.
Why does evil exist in God’s universe? Probably most of us wrestle with this question some time or other. If God is the source of evil, how can we worship him/her? Better not to have anything to do with such a God. On the other hand, when the going gets tough we feel the need for a helping hand. The divine Self within seems to be an abstraction. To whom can we pray? Some answers to ponder are given during this talk.John Schlenck
* * *
January 24th @ 11am
"Open Forum on Bhakti Yoga"Bhakti Yoga
Facilitator: Br. Shankara

Please join us for an open forum on Bhakti Yoga!
* * *
Sunday, January 31st @ 11am
VIVEKANANDA PUJA
Dhruva will be our pujari.
Birthday celebration and worship in the Chapel. Followed by a potluck prasad lunch in the Monastery from 12:15pm-2pm. Please bring food you wish offered during the puja to the Monastery kitchen no later than 11:00am!Swami Vivekananda

January 2016 Calendar


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