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RVAP July 2017 Bulletin

Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama Pittsburgh

417 Beatty Road Monroeville, PA 15146

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“I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, just say to yourself – 
I have a mother‘.”

-Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi

July 2017 BULLETIN 

Temple Hours
(Library can also be accessed during this time)
Tuesdays  : 06:30 – 08:00 PM 

Saturdays: 04:00 – 06:00 PM 

Sundays   : 04:00 – 06:00 PM 

All Tuesdays
(July 04, 11, 18, 25)
Vespers & Meditation: 07:15 – 08:15 PM 

Scripture Class: 08:30 – 10:00 PM 
   Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 11
   Reading from Holy lives
(July 09*, 16)
* – For this month, Vedanta Children will be held on July 09 instead of July 02 because of the long weekend.
Vedanta Children: 10:45 AM – 12:00 noon 
(Only for children under 15 years of age) 

Big Questions &: 10:45 AM – 12:00 noon 
Vedantic Answers

Swami Baneshananda will be visiting us from July 13-16, and August 01 


Swami Baneshananda is a Minister in-charge of Vedanta Center in Germany. He had the good fortune to serve Revered Swami Bhuteshananda, former President of the Ramakrishna Order, for more than a decade. A fine scholar, the swami also served as editor of one of the two major English periodicals of the Ramakrishna Order, The Vedanta Kesari. He teaches the authentic Theories and Steps of Meditation and conducts classes on Guided Meditation to demonstrate the applied aspects of Indian Yoga-Vedanta meditation. He will be available to meet privately with devotees during his visit. Please send us an email to make an appointment.

(July 13)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Class on Isha Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary
(July 14)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Class on Isha Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary
(July 15)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Narada’s Bhakti and the Bhagavad Gita

02:30 PM – 04:00 PM – The Power of Habit 

05:30 PM – 07:00 PM – The Game of Guiding Thoughts. 

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM – Arati (followed by Dinner) 
(July 16)
10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon- Vedanta Children
(followed by Picnic, weather permitting)

(Aug 01)
08:30 PM – 10:00 PM- Scripture Class: Vivekachudamani

Gita Shloka of the Month 

na tu maam shakyase drashtum 
anenaiva sva-chakshushaa 
divyam dadaami te chakshuh 
pashya me yogam aishvaram 
|| 11.8 || 

But you cannot see Me with your present eyes. Therefore I give you divine eyes. Behold My mystic opulence!

Vivekachudamani Shloka of the Month 

Tejas’eeva tamo yatra 
praleenam bhraanti-kaaranam|
adviteeye pare tattve 
nirvisheshe bhidaa kutah
 || 402 || 

As in light all darkness subsides, so when the cause of all error disappers, where then is there diversity in that One without a second, the Supreme Self, which alone is real.

Glimpses of Last Month 

June 2017


Swami Yogatmananda visited us for three days, June 23-25.


Vedanta Children.


RVAP Community Service at Global Links Headquarters.

|| Om shree-raamakrishna-arpanam-astu || 
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