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

Sept. 15

Basic Dilemma of a Religious Seeker

Sept. 22Grow More Sattwa
Sept. 29Culmination of Religious Pursuits

Ma Sarada Fund

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

Sunday Services

September 2019

11:00 A.M.
By Swami Ishtananda

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

Yoga Class

*Monthly practice "Sing Along" after the service. 


​Yoga class is being held on Tuesdays at 4:15 PM. Classes will begin in October. Please watch the schedule. This class is targeted for men and women of 50 years age and older, and conducted by a professional Yoga instructress. Please contact the office for information regarding fees and enrollment.

​​Chanting class will be held on September 16, 23 & 30, 2019. Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 - 1st Street SE.  All are welcome. 

​Prayer, study, and interaction with Swami Ishtananda. September 18 & 25, 2019 the text will be Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankarachary (Crest Jewel of Discrimination). Study class is being held at Mother’s House at 176 -19th Avenue SE. All are welcome.



​​​​​​​​​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.

Selfishness is the devil incarnate in every man. Every bit of self, bit by bit, is devil. Take off self by one side and God enters by the other. When the self is got rid of, only God remains. Light and darkness cannot remain together. Forgetting the little “I” is a sign of a healthy and pure mind. A healthy child forgets its body.

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Even in selfishness, that self will multiply, grow and grow. That one self, the one man, will become two selves when he gets married; several, when he gets children; and thus he grows until he feels the whole world as his Self, the whole universe as his Self. He expands into one mass of universal love, infinite love—the love that is God.

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Many become wholly preoccupied with the outward forms and observances merely and fail to direct their mind to thoughts of the Atman! If you remain day and night within the narrow groove of ordinances and prohibitions, how will there bey any expression of the soul? The more one has advanced in the realization of the Atman, the less is he dependent on the observances of forms.

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What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.

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No man is born to any religion; he has a religion in his own soul.
                                                           -Swami Vivekananda