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

Dec. 3

The Challenge of Dharma

Dec. 10

Sri Sarada Devi - A Tribute

Dec. 17

Religion as Taught by Sri Sarada Devi

Dec. 24

The Christ Ideal and His Way

Dec. 31

In Search of Truth

Ma Sarada Fund

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

Sunday Services

December 2017

11:00 A.M.
By Swami Ishtananda

Christmas Eve Service

*Monthly practice "Sing Along" after the service. 

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

A special celebration in connection with the  birthday observance of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The service will begin with a discourse followed by singing, flower offering and meditation.

An evening special service in connection with Christmas Eve will be held on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM, with, music, reading,   flower offering and meditation.


​Chanting class will be held on Dec. 4, 11 & 18, 2017.  Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 - 1st Street SE.  All are welcome. 

Note: Chanting class is suspended on Monday, December 25, 2017.


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

Dec. 6, 20 & 27, 2017 - Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya (Crest Jewel of Discrimination). 
Dec. 13, 2017 - 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.

​You see what is happening all around us. The world is one of influence. Part of our energy is used up in the preservation of our own bodies. Beyond that every particle of our energy is day and night being used in influencing others. Our bodies, our virtues, our intellect and our spirituality, all these are continuously influencing others; and so, conversely, we are being influenced by them. This is going on all around us.​

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There are two things which guide the conduct of men: might and mercy. The exercise of might is invariably the exercise of selfishness. All men and women try to make the most of whatever power or advantage they have. Mercy is heaven itself; to be good, we all have to be merciful. Even justice and right should stand on mercy.

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Yes, if to know the secrets of the Atman, to liberate your soul, to reach the true solution of the mystery of birth and death, you have to go to the very jaws of death and realize the truth thereby, well, go there with an undaunted heart. It is fear alone that is death. You have to go beyond all fear. So from this day be fearless.

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And, what is salvation? To live with God. Where? Anywhere. Here, this moment. One moment in infinite time is quite as good as any other moment.

                                                           -Swami Vivekananda

Holy Mother Birthday Celebration