We warmly welcome everyone to any regular weekly or special event at the Vedanta Center of Atlanta. You do not need an invitation. Our devotees and guests come from all walks of life and from every corner of the world. Please check our calendar or better yet, sign up to receive our e-newsletter, to stay in the know about all that’s going on here at the Center. There is no charge for any of our classes, lectures, or in-town retreats.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED Events and Activities
Sunday Meditation, Talk, and Fellowship
10:30 – 11:00 am
Personal, silent meditation. All are welcome to meditate or sit quietly.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Talks followed by Q&A and discussion.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
After the talk, devotees and friends meet in the Monastery for tea, coffee, snacks and a continuation of our spiritual fellowship. Please join us!
See Calendar for details about any particular Sunday.
Evening Arati – 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Every evening except Sunday
Arati worship including a short period of chanting, song and prayer is followed by silent meditation. Everyone is welcome — come as is practical for you.
Monday Evening, 8-9pm:
Meets in the Monastery Library — Reading and discussion by class members — Swami Prabhavananda’s Bhagavad Gita is available in the Center’s Bookshop. Informal, no prerequisites, all are welcome! Class is led by Br. Shankara.
Tuesday Evening (ongoing class), 8-9pm:
Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Meets in the Monastery Library — Reading and discussion by class members — The Gospel is available in the Center’s Bookshop. Informal, no prerequisites, all are welcome! Class is led by Br. Shankara.
Wednesday Evening (ongoing class), 8-9pm:
How To Know God
Meets in the Monastery Library. Reading and discussion by class members. The text is How To Know God, Swami Prabhavananda’s interpretation and commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms, and is available in the Center’s Bookshop. Informal, no prerequisites, all are welcome! Class is led by Br. Shankara.
Thursday Evening has concluded. There will not be a new class on Thursday for the time being.
Saturday Morning (ongoing class), 11am-12noon:
NEW CLASS: Swami Prabhavananda’s Realizing God
Meets in the Monastery Library. Peer led study circle.
Saturday Afternoon (ongoing class, in Athens GA), 3-4:30pm:
Swami Ranganathananda’s Divine Grace
Led by Br. Shankara. Meets at Body, Mind & Spirit of Athens, located at 3701 Atlanta Highway, Athen, GA. Phone (706) 351-6024 for more information.
Please see our Calendar for details, and watch for special class announcements in our newsletter.
Special Events and Activities
- Lectures by Swamis from other Vedanta centers
- Guest speakers, in-house weekend retreats, and interfaith gatherings
- Musical concerts and cultural programs
- Annual General Meeting (typically held in March)