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:
The Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal
Meets in the Monastery Library — Reading and discussion by class members — Swami Prabhavananda’s The Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal is available in the Center’s Bookshop. Informal, no prerequisites, all are welcome! Class is led by Br. Shankara. (The Monday class recently finished studying the Bhagavad Gita.)
Tuesday Evening, 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, 8-9pm:
Swami Vivekananda’s Raja Yoga
Meets in the Monastery Library. Reading and discussion by class members. Class is led by Br. Shankara.
Friday Evening, 7:30-9pm *New Class*
Meets in the Chapel. The class listens to a recorded talk on the Gita from a swami for about an hour, followed by discussion. Class is led by Sekar Chandrasekaran.
Saturday Morning, 11am-12noon:
Swami Prabhavananda’s Realizing God
Meets in the Monastery Library. Peer led study circle. Reading and discussion by class members. Informal, no prerequisites, all are welcome! Class will not meet on November 11 so that class members who wish to may participate in Seva Saturday.
Saturday Afternoon (in Athens GA), 3-4:30pm:
Swami Prabhavananda’s How to Know God
The text is How To Know God, Swami Prabhavananda’s interpretation and commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms, and is available. Books are available at the class. Informal, no prerequisites, all are welcome! 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)