May 3

Service suspended

May 10

Service suspended

May 17

Service suspended

May 24

Service suspended

May 31

Service suspended

Ma Sarada Fund

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

Sunday Services

May 2020

11:00 A.M.
By Swami Ishtananda

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

Yoga Class


​Yoga class is being held on Tuesdays at 4:15 PM. 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 is suspended until after June 14, 2020. Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 1st Street SE. All are welcome. 


​Study group is suspended until after June 14, 2020. The text is Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya (Crest Jewel of Discrimination), and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.  The class is 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.

Online classes are being given by Swami Ishtananda as follows:

Sunday – 11:00 AM Sunday morning meeting with Swami Ishtananda

Monday – 6:30 PM Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya

Wednesday – 6:30 PM The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Friday – 6:30 PM Vivekachudamani by Sri Sankaracharya

Saturday – 6:30 PM The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

If you wish to attend these classes, please email to the Vedanta Center at with your name and email address. We may notify you the link to the class by email, subject to availability. 

It is impossible to find God outside of ourselves. Our own souls contribute all the divinity that is outside of us. We are the greatest temple. The objectification is only a faint imitation of what we see within ourselves.

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All expansion is life, all contraction is death. All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breath to live.

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If man’s life is immortal, so also is the animal’s. The difference is only in degree and not in kind. The amoeba and I are the same, the difference is only in degree; and from the standpoint of the highest life, all these differences vanish. A man may see a great deal of difference between grass and a little tree, but if you mount very high, the grass and the biggest tree will appear much the same. So, from the standpoint of the highest ideal, the lowest animal and the highest man are the same. If you believe there is a God, the animals and the highest creatures must be the same.

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​Nature is like the chain of the Ferris wheel, endless and infinite, and these little carriages are the bodies or forms in which fresh batches of souls are riding, going up higher and higher until they become perfect and come out of the wheel. But the wheel goes on.                                                   

                                                          -Swami Vivekananda


Dear Friends:

In the interest of everyone's wellbeing we have decided to suspend activities at our Center until June 14, 2020. We hope to reopen at that time but will be closely monitoring events as they unfold. Please check back to these pages of our website for actual dates.

We shall try mostly to follow the CDC guidelines regarding protecting all from the COVID-19 infection. We also encourage all to do the same.

We are wishing the very best for everyone's health and wellbeing.

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