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

Oct. 7*

Application of Religion in Life

Oct. 14

Revival of Worshipping God as Mother - I

Oct. 21

Revival of Worshipping God as Mother - II

Oct. 28  

Mindful Prayer

Ma Sarada Fund

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

Sunday Services

October 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.

A special evening vesper service "Divine Mother Durga" will be held in the shrine of Panton House on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM with flower offering, chanting of 'Jai Sri Durga', hymns and prayers, and meditation.​


Chanting class will be held on October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2018.  Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 - 1st Street SE.  Music practice will be held in the chapel on Monday October 1, 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.                                   

October 3, 24 & 31, 2018 the text will be Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya ((Crest Jewel of Discrimination).  October 10, 2018 the text will be The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.                                                                                 Note: Class will be suspended on Wednesday, October 17, 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.

Durga Puja

Every thought that we think, every deed that we do, after a certain time becomes fine, goes into seed form, so to speak, and lives in the fine body in a potential form, and after a time it emerges again and bears its results. These results condition the life of man. Thus he molds his own life. Man is not bound by any other laws excepting those which he makes for himself. Our thoughts, our words and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw round ourselves, for good or for evil. Once we set in motion a certain power, we have to take the full consequences of it. This is the law of karma.

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Potentially, each one of us has that infinite ocean of Existence, Knowledge, and Bliss as our birthright, our real nature; and the difference between us is caused by the greater or lesser power to manifest that divine. Therefore the Vedanta lays down that each man should be treated not as what he manifests, but as what he stands for. Each human being stands for the divine, and therefore, every teacher should be helpful, not by condemning man, but by helping him to call forth the divinity that is within him.

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We cannot imagine anything which is not God. He is all that we can imagine with our five senses, and more. He is like a chameleon; each man, each nation, sees one face of Him and at different times, in different forms. Let each man see and take of God whatever is suitable to him. Compare each animal absorbing from nature whatever food is suitable to it.
                                                           -Swami Vivekananda