Welcome to the Vedanta Center of Atlanta

We study Hinduism and Vedanta as taught by Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, and Swami Brahmananda. Classes, talks, worship, meditation, fellowship, and special events throughout the year. All are welcome.

Br. Shankara
Br. Shankara, Resident Minister

Thanks for visiting with us.

There is a lot to look at, listen to, and discover about Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Vedanta and this Center. Yet, if you don’t find what you came for, click here to contact Br. Shankara, our Resident Minister.

This Week at your Center

COVID-19 Policy Update

Because Covid-19 Delta variant infections are occurring even in fully vaccinated people, your Center is closed to the public at this time. Activities are being held online, so do join us via Zoom!

There are NO IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES for now. And no visits to the Center without advance arrangements. As our priority is to keep our devotees, friends and residents of the Center safe, please understand if we raincheck visit requests until a safer time.

Activities are online via Zoom only!

Oct 11 – 17

Use the Zoom link to log into the meeting; no password need.

Monday

    • 7 pm – Arati (Zoom)
    • 8 pm – Class: Love Poems from God (Zoom)

Tuesday

    • 7 pm – Arati (Zoom)
    • 8 pm – Class: Sri Sarada Devi & Her Divine Play (Zoom)

Wednesday

    • 7 pm – Arati (Zoom)
    • 8 pm – Class: Jnana Yoga (Vivekananda) (Zoom)

Thursday

    • 7 pm – Arati (Zoom)

Friday

    • 7 pm – Arati (Zoom)

Saturday

    • 12-1pmClass: Realizing God (Prabhavananda) (Zoom)
    • 7pm – Arati (Zoom)

Sunday

    • 11am – Talk: Setting Aside the Mirror, with Br. Shankara (Zoom)

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Sunday Talk, Oct. 17th

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VCA Talk 10-17-21

On Sunday morning, Oct. 17th at 11am, Br. Shankara will talk about Setting Aside the Mirror. Join us online (no in-person activities at this time) and participate in the discussion!

Sage Vasistha told his student, Prince Rama: “O my dear child! How strange is this world-bewitching maya! Being deluded by this maya, one cannot know the Self; though the Self has pervaded all through the limbs of the body. … As (a stage set) or as the mirage water in the desert, are not true, in the similar manner this observable universe is not true.”

To explain what he means by “not true,” Vasistha says:
“This creation, which is merely of the form of a vibration of consciousness alone, is dissolved by accurate knowledge and arises again with false knowledge — just as the false knowledge of the snake arises on the rope.”

According to Vasistha, this vibration of consciousness IS maya, which he describes as illogical, dreamlike, illusory, and deliberately delusory or deceptive, like a magic show.

Your mind is the mirror in which this magic show is reflected — and without spiritual work you may never truly believe it is “but a dream.” As a determined jnana yogi, you can learn how to set aside that mirror and realize the all-pervading, ever blissful Self that is your true original nature. This is what we will discuss on Sunday morning.

Remembering
Swami Yogeshanandaji

A collection of fond memories of our beloved Swami Y in photos and words, shared by devotees and friends.

Swami Yogeshananda

Recommended Reading

Click book covers for details about these and other recommended books.

These books are available in our Bookshop, at Vedanta.com, and elsewhere online.

“Where shall we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?” 
~ Swami Vivekananda