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January 2021 Bulletin

Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama Pittsburgh wishes you all a Happy New Year! May Sri Ramakrishna, the Holy Mother, and Swami Vivekananda guide you in all of your activities and your journey to freedom!

Thank you for supporting your Ashrama, even during this challenging period, by making the retreats and the Ashrama celebrations lively with your presence and devotion, and by contributing monetarily towards the running of the Ashrama.

By the grace of the Divine Mother, we hope that all the devotees are keeping safe and healthy. The Ashrama will continue to conduct its activities online for some more time.

Kalpataru Day Readings
Friday, 1st January
On January 1st, 1886, Sri Ramakrishna, terminally ill, felt a little better and came out to the garden in the Cossipore house and blessed the assembled devotees, saying “I bless you all. Be illumined.” The devotees assembled there instantly received ineffable bliss, each in their own way. He had, as it were, become the Kalpataru (the divine wish-fulfilling tree). January 1st is celebrated as Kalpataru Day.

Please join RVAP in Celebrating the Kalpataru day by signing up for a time slot(s) that you will devote to reading a section from the Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna that is meaningful to you. Let us spend Kalpataru Day and New Year in remembering Sri Ramakrishna and his teachings!
Sign up here.Link for Gospel.

Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi’s Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, 5th January (Online Only
Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi was born on 22nd December, 1853 (Agrahaayana Krishna Saptami according to lunar calendar) in the village of Jayarambati to her parents Shyamasundari Devi and Ramachandra Mukhopadhyaya. This year janmatithi (birthday according to lunar calendar) falls on January 5th.
4:oo PM – Puja
7:15 PM – Music Program

Join the Event by clicking here.

Swami Sarvadevananda’s Retreat
Friday, January 8th and Saturday, January 9th
Topic: Mother, the Supreme Knowledge
Friday 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM – Session 1
Saturday 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM – Session 2

Join the Retreat by clicking here.

Glimpses from Last Month
Swami Atmarupananda’s Retreat
Christmas decorations at RVAP
More pictures and recordings are uploaded at tinyurl.com/RVAPMedia
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The Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama Pittsburgh is supported by the generous donations of our members and friends. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

We are grateful for your support.

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Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama Pittsburgh
417 Beatty Rd,
Monroeville, PA 15146

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