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

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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

updated 4/28/2022
On Sunday, May 1st we welcome back our congregation members who wish to attend the Sunday morning talk in person. We will continue to Zoom talks and other activities for those who are unable to attend in person, or prefer to join us from home at this time. Masks are encouraged by not required. However, you should be fully vaccinated against the covid-19 virus if you plan to participate in any in-person activities at or visits to your Center. Thank you for your consideration.

May 16th – 18th
Swami Sarvadevananda will visit

Swami Sarvadevananda, our Head Minister, plans to be here for a visit from May 16th to May 18th. He will be available for private interviews, and to offer spiritual instruction, including initiation. Br. Shankara is managing his calendar for the visit, so if you wish to talk with the swami or receive instruction, please EMAIL Br. Shankara right away. This can be done through the Center’s website; please include your phone number!

Those of you who don’t know Swami Sarvadevananda might wish to take time to watch this recently recorded talk:

Last Sunday’s talk

May 16 – 22

  • Talks and classes are now on Zoom and in-person for those who wish to attend at the Center.
  • Other activities are online only via Zoom.
  • Seva (service) Saturdays of course are in-person at the Center.

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

Monday, 5/16

    • 6:30 pm – Arati (Zoom)
    • 7:30 pm – Class: Love Poems from God (Zoom)

Tuesday, 5/17

    • 6:30 pm – Arati (Zoom)
    • 7:30 pm – Talk: “Mythology! What Did Swamiji Mean by That?” with Swami Sarvadevananda  (In-person in the Chapel, and on Zoom)

Wednesday, 5/18

    • 6:30 – Arati (Zoom)
    • 7:30 pm – Class: Jnana Yoga by Swami Vivekananda (Zoom)

Thursday, 5/19

    • 6:30 pm – Arati (Zoom)

Friday, 5/20

    • 6:30 pm – Arati (Zoom)

Saturday, 5/21

    • 12pm – Class: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Zoom)
    • 6:30 pm – Arati (Zoom)

Sunday, 5/22

    • 11am – Talk: “The Equations of Maya” (according to Hohn Dobson), w/Br. Shankara

Sunday, May 15th

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Please join us in-person at the Center or online via Zoom to hear what’s going on behind the scenes at your Center, and to elect the Center’s Board of Trustees for the 2022-2023 year. For those attending in-person, a catered lunch will be served in the monastery immediately following the meeting.

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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