Feb. 4

Naren of Sri Ramakrishna - I

Feb. 11

Naren of Sri Ramakrishna - II

Feb. 18

To Be Near God

Feb. 25

Vedanta and Modern Age

Ma Sarada Fund

Sunday Services

February 2018

11:00 A.M.
By Swami Ishtananda

*Monthly practice "Sing Along" after the service. 

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

Sri Ramakrishna Birthday Celebration

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

The work of ethics has been, and will be in the future, not the destruction of variation and the establishment of sameness in the external world—which is impossible for it would bring death and annihilation—but to recognize the unity in spite of all these variations, to recognize the God within, in spite of everything that frightens us, to recognize that infinite strength as the property of everyone in spite of all apparent weakness, and to recognize the eternal, infinite, essential purity of the soul in spite of everything to the contrary that appears on the surface. ​

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Each soul is a star, and all stars are set in that infinite azure, that eternal sky, the Lord. Thee is the root, the reality, and real individuality of each and ll. Religion began with the search after some of these stars that had passed beyond our horizon, and ended in finding them all in God, and ourselves in the same place.​

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In the presence of my Master I found out that man could be perfect, even in this body. Those lips never cursed any one, never even criticized any one. Those eyes were beyond the possibility of seeing evil, that mind had lost the power of thinking evil. He saw nothing but good. That tremendous purity, that tremendous renunciation is the one secret of spirituality.

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All souls are playing, some consciously, some unconsciously. Religion is learning to play consciously.

                                                           -Swami Vivekananda

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

A special evening service in connection with the celebration of Shiva Ratri will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. The service will begin with a reading followed by singing, flower offering and meditation.

A special celebration to commemorate the birthday of Sri Ramakrishna will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. The service will begin with a discourse followed by singing, flower offering and meditation.

​Chanting class will be held on February 5, 19 & 26, 2018.  Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 - 1st Street SE.  Music practice will be in the chapel on February 12, 2018.  All are welcome. 


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

Feb. 7, 21 & 28, 2018 - Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya (Crest Jewel of Discrimination). 

Note: Study class is suspended on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.


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.

Shiva Ratri