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August 2022 Bulletin

Swami Satyamayananda’s Retreat (Online, August 5-7)

Swami Sarvapriyananda’s Retreat (In-person and Online, August 25-28).

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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 […]

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December 2020 Bulletin

By the grace of the Divine Mother, we hope that all the devotees are keeping safe and healthy, by following all the precautions advised by the health agencies. During this period, the Ashrama will continue to conduct its activities online.Swami Atmarupananda’s RetreatFriday, 11th December – Sunday, 13th December*** ONLINE ONLY ***Topic: The Path of DevotionFriday […]

Gita Shloka of the Day – Chapter 9, Shlokas 23-25

ye’pyanyadevataa bhaktaa yajante shraddhayaa’nvitaaH | te’pi maameva kaunteya yajantyavidhi-poorvakam || 23 || aham hi sarvayajnaanaam bhoktaa cha prabhureva cha | na tu maam abhijaananti tattvenaatash chyavanti te || 24 || yaanti devavrataa devaan pitRoon yaanti pitRvrataaH | bhootaani yaanti bhootejyaa yaanti madyaajino’pi maam || 25 || Word meanings: ye – Who; api – even; anya-devataaH […]

Gita Shloka of the Day – Chapter 13, Shloka 2

kShetrajnam chApi mAm viddhi sarvakShetreShu bhArata | kShetrakShetrajnayorjnAnam yattat jnAnam matam mama || 13.2 || Word meanings: bhArata – O descendant of Bharata; sarvekShetreShu – in all kShetras; api – also; mAm – Me; cha – and; kShetrajnam – the kShetrajna (knower of kShetra); viddhi – you know it; kShetrakShetrajnayoH – of kShetra and kShetrajna; […]

Gita Shloka of the Day – Chapter 9, Shloka 20

traividyaa maam somapaaH pootapaapaa yajnair iShTvaa svargatim praarthayante | te puNyam aasaadya surendralokam ashnanti divyaan divi devabhogaan || Word meanings: traividyaaH – The knowers of the three Vedas; maam – Me; soma-paaH – the drinkers of the divine nectar Soma; poota-paapaaH – purified from sin; yajnaiH – through Yajnas (sacrifices); iShTvaa – worshipping; svargatim – […]

Gita Shloka of the Day – Chapter 18, Shlokas 30-32

pravRttiM ca nivRttiM ca kaary’aakaarye bhay’aabhaye | bandhaM mokshaM ca yaa vetti buddhiH saa paartha saattvikee || 30 || yayaa dharmam adharmaM ca kaaryaM c’aakaaryam eva ca | ayathaavat prajaanaati buddhiH saa paartha raajasee || 31 || adharmaM dharmam iti yaa manyate tamasaa’vRtaa | sarv’aarthaan vipareetaaMs ca buddhiH saa paartha taamasee || 32 || Word […]

Gita Shloka of the Day – Chapter 17, Shlokas 18

satkara-mana-pujartham tapo dambhena caiva yat | kriyate tad iha proktam rajasam calam adhruvam || 17.18 || Word meanings: sat-kara — respect; mana — honor; puja — and worship; artham — for the sake of; tapah — austerity; dambhena — with pride; ca — also; eva — certainly; yat — which; kriyate — is performed; tat […]

Gita Shloka of the Day – Chapter 6, Shlokas 1-3

Sri Bhagavaan uvaacha anaashritaH karma-phalaM kaaryaM karma karoti yaH | sa saMnyaasee ca yogee ca na niragnir na c’aakriyaH || 1 || yaM saMnyaasam iti praahur yogaM taM viddhi paaNdava | na hy asaMnyasta-saNkalpo yogee bhavati kashcana || 2 || aarurukshor muner yogaM karma kaaraNaM ucyate | yog’aaroodhasya tasy’aiva shamaH kaaraNam ucyate || 3 || […]

Gita Shloka of the Day – Chapter 3, Shloka 15

karma brahmodbhavam viddhi brahma aksharasamudhbhavam | tasmaat sarvagatam brahma nityam yajne pratishthitam || 15 || Word Meaning: karma : actions, brahmodbhavam : arise out of the Vedas, viddhi : know, brahma : Vedas, aksharasamudhbhavam : arise out of the imperishable, tasmaat : therefore, sarvagatam : all-pervading, brahma : eternal essence, nityam : always, yajne : […]