Notice: Beginning Wednesday morning, June 27, 2018, the Center’s daily and weekly activities will be suspended until SATURDAY, September 08. No open-public entry until Sat Sept 08, except for the programs listed here.
Next newsletters: Wed Sept 05
The LIBRARY and BOOK-STORE will be open only on Tuesday evenings (July 10 – August 22) through the summer.
Hatha Yoga Class will be suspended for the whole of August
As per request at Annual General Meeting on Sun June 24, please consider posting your comments, thoughts, poetry on our BLOG and Facebook page at: http://vedantaprovidence.blogspot.com
Tuesday evening Summer Classes – July & August 2018
Swami will conduct Tues evening summer classes- July 10 through Aug 21, from 7:15 – 8:30 on: ‘Original Tao(Nei-Yeh). Classes are in Lower Level (LL). All are welcome to attend.
Vedanta Retreat, Rochester, NY – Thurs Aug 02, 8:00PM to Sun. August 05, 1:00PM
Four-Day retreat on MEDITATION TECHNIQUES: Based on 6th Chapter of Bhagavad Gita at Hindu Heritage Summer Camp, Rochester, NY. For registration Visit www.omhhsc.org
Children DAY Camp – Mon. August 13 – Fri. August 17
Daily from 9:30am – 4:30pm – ages 8-12 only. Camp Theme: ‘ Ganesha: The Om’. Contact Swami by phone or email registration.
‘Devotees Gathering’ – Sat Aug 18 – 10:00am – 1:00pm – At Jhaveri Residence in Framingham MA
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: 508-345-0345 OR contact Vedanta Society
Evening Melodies/Vocal Concert by Pt. Dattatreya Velankar – Sat. August 18 6:30 PM – 8:30PM – Open to all
Daylong Retreat at Canton, CT Vedanta Society – Sun. August 19 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Topic: Bhakti Yoga
Address: 100 Cherry Brook Rd, Canton, CT. All are welcome.
Krishna Festival – Mon. Sept 03 11:00Am – 3:30PM
Ritual worship, readings, dance, discussions devotional music by M. Rama Rao. All are welcome.
UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD DAY – Sun. Sept. 09 5PM –7:30PM
INTERFAITH SYMPOSIUM on: ‘EXPLORING THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION’
Speakers include: Bishop Jeffrey Williams (King’s Cathedral, Providence, RI)
Kainat Felicia Norton (Teacher of Inayati Order of Sufism, NYC, NY)
Rev. Ian Taylor (Concordia Center For Spiritual Living, Warwick, RI)
Swami Tyagananda (Vedanta Society, Boston MA)
ALSO: Multi-faith Music, Readings, Dinner. All Are Welcome
Thinking of ‘M’ – Sat. June 30, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
The annual remembrance gathering for ‘M’, the chronicler of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, at the home of T.K. Roy, West Wareham MA, consisted of music, readings and reflections. Twenty-two devotees and swami participated. Sumptuous luncheon ended the program.
Adult Silent Meditation Retreat – Fri. July 13, at 6:00PM through Sun. July 15 at 5:00P
Eleven adults participated.
Young Adult Retreat (ages 16 to 30) – Fri. July 20, 6:00PM through Sun. July 22, 1:00PM
Eleven ‘youth’ participated in this yearly Residential/Overnight weekend retreat.
Topic was: ‘Giving Meaning to Living’
Karma yoga/service was also done.
Guru Poornima – Sun. July 29, 11:00AM – 1:00P
Worship/puja/music/readings & talks on ‘Guru’ /prasad luncheon was attended by about eighty devotees. This was followed by Shuchita Rao Devotional Music Program from 2PM – 4PM, with Shirish Dandge playing Tabla and Sarita Deshpande playing Harmonium, with about -80 music enthusiasts & family & friends attending.
Synopses of Past Classes
(All classes given by Swami Yogatmananda, unless otherwise stated)
Summer Tuesdays on: Original Tao: Nei-Yeh – ‘Inward Training’
Class 1: July 10
A general introduction, history, special place of this text -Nei-Yeh – in Taoist literature and reading of the first verse. According to A. C. Graham ‘It is possibly the oldest mystical text in China’. Prof Roth mentions: It represents earliest extant mystical practice common to all earliest sources including Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, it is appropriate to call it Original Tao.
Class 2: July 17
This is ‘training’ – that is, it needs to be practiced in life. ‘The Way’ is The Vital Essence of all things. It is THIS that brings them to life. The training to be given to our mind is – be aware of this ONE essence of everything; differences in things and people are like superficial differences in animal crackers.
Class 3: July 24:
‘The Way’ IS LOST Inevitably because of sorrow, happiness, joy, anger, desire and profit-seeking. So, the practice to regain it is not to get caught in these things.
Class 4: July 31
‘The Way’ is near and far. Impossible to locate, being everywhere and in everything. It makes everything function. It is in the well-organized, controlled mind, it is discernible. ‘The Way’ ties everything into ONE without destroying the distinctions. It therefore is LOVE.