Dec. 2

Loving God Willy-Nilly

Dec. 9

Harmony of Paths

Guest Speaker: Swami Ishatmananda

Vedanta Society, Chicago

Dec. 16

Suitable Dharma

Dec. 23  

Reach Father Through His Son

Dec. 30

Unique Mother Sarada Devi

Ma Sarada Fund

Study Group
Wednesdays 7:00 To 8:00 P.M.

Sunday Services

December 2018

11:00 A.M.
By Swami Ishtananda

*Monthly practice "Sing Along" after the service. 

Christmas Eve Service

Chanting Class
Mondays 7:00 To 8:00 P.M.

An evening special service in connection with Christmas Eve will be held on      Monday, December 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM, with music, reading, flower offering and meditation. 

​A special celebration in connection with the  birthday observance of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM. The service will begin with a discourse followed by singing, flower offering and meditation.


​The annual New Year’s Day picnic will be held at Lake Seminole Park, Seminole, FL. (Please contact the Center for enrollment and other details.)
New Year morning flower offering can be made after 9:30 AM at the center shrine.


​​Chanting class will be held on December 10, & 17, 2018.  Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 - 1st Street SE.  Music practice will be held in the chapel on Monday December 3, 2018.   All are welcome. 

Note: Chanting class will be suspended December 24 & 31, 2018.


Prayer, study, and interaction with Swami Ishtananda. Study class is being held at Mother’s House at 176 -19th Avenue SE. All are welcome.                                   

December 5, 19 & 26, 2018 the text will be Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya ((Crest Jewel of Discrimination).  December 12, 2018 the text will be The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.                                                                                 


​​​​All are welcome to donate for the poor money and other items necessary for daily living. You may bring boxed and canned food to the Center and place them in the designated containers. Food and other articles thus collected is donated to a local, reputed charitable organization.

New Year's Day Picnic

Holy Mother Birthday Celebration

The preaching of sermons by brooks and stones may be true as a poetical figure but no one can preach a single grain of truth until he has it in himself. To whom do the brooks preach sermons? To that human soul only whose lotus of life has already opened. When the heart has been opened, it can receive teaching from the brooks or the stones—it can get some religious teaching from all these; but the unopened heart will see nothing but brooks and rolling stones.

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That self—existent One is far removed from the organs. The organs or instruments see outward, but the self—existent One, the Self, is seen inward. You must remember the qualification that is required: the desire to know this Self by turning the eyes inward. All these beautiful things that we see in nature are very good, but that is not the way to see God. We must learn how to turn the eyes inward.

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If you want to have life, you have to die   every moment for it. Life and death are only different expressions of the same thing looked at from different standpoints; they are the falling and the rising of the same wave, and the two form one whole.

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Everything exists through eternity, and will exist through eternity. Only the movement is in succeeding waves and hollows, going back to fine forms, and coming out into gross manifestations. This involution and evolution is going on throughout the whole of nature.

                                                           -Swami Vivekananda

216 19th Avenue South East St. Petersburg, Fl 33705