vedanta society portland

“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. ”

spritiuality

“God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God.”

meditation

"As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord's name."

    The Vedanta Society of Portland, Oregon is an affiliated branch of the Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, Howrah, India. The Center offers encouragement and guidance to spiritual seekers through lectures, readings, discussions, publications, rituals, Karma yoga, and personal guidance based on Universal teachings of various scriptures and teachers by cultivating Self-knowledge building character.

Special Notice

Based on CDC Recommendations

 

The VEDANTA TEMPLE and the RETREAT TEMPLE are CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please comply with CDC guidance for COVID 19

       Forthcoming Events       

Sri Ramanavami Wednesday, April 21, 2021
 
At the Vedanta Temple, 1157 SE 55th Ave, Portland
 
All the following programs are online.

Please click the link below to access these programs-

https://tinyurl.com/vedantaPdxZoom

 

       Sundays at 11 a.m.       : Bhagavad Gita (simple version)

       Mondays at 7:35 p.m.  : Sanskrit (limited)

       Tuesdays at 7:35 p.m.  : Inspired Talks 

       Thursdays at 7:35 p.m.: Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali 

       Fridays at 7:35 p.m.      : Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play

       Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. : Chanting & Bhajan 

       Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. : Youth Program 

       Saturdays at 7:35 p.m. :  Vivekachudamani

Vedanta Retreat, 23000 Gilkison Rd, Scappoose
At the Retreat Temple
Midday service has been started on an experimental basis
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
The Vedanta Retreat is open from dawn to dusk.
There is no need to obtain prior permission to visit it.
Please park your vehicle in
Gilkison Road if you are visiting the Retreat.
Please do not block the two gated fire lanes at any time.
Please browse the Retreat section for your other questions and important information.
All sincere seekers are cordially welcome to participate in our programs. There is no need of obtaining prior permission to attend our programs. A newcomer who is interested to know more about Vedantic way of life should seek an appointment with the minister between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or  between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Please give 2/3 options. Please park your vehicle at the SW side of the Vedanta Temple.
Daily Hours :
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Morning Worship and Meditation 
On all days from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
 
 
 
 
Daily Evening prayers
On all days from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.       (Singing songs, readings from the Gospel of         Sri Ramakrishna, and meditation) 
 
Weekly (check monthly calendar for exceptions)

Sundays

Lecture Service   11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

 

 

 

Sundays Bhagavad Gita 11 a.m.

Rama-Nama after Vesper singing

Mondays

Sanskrit Class for Beginners 7:35 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Tuesdays

Class on Yogasutras   7:35 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays (now suspended)

Free Yoga Classes  7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Thursdays

Class on Raja Yoga           7:35 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fridays

Sri Ramakrishna and His   7:35 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Divine Play

Saturdays

Class on Vedanta scripture 7:35 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Monthly

1st Sunday - Japa Yajna 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

1st Saturday - Karma Yoga by the Friends of Vedanta Retreat (April - October)*

2nd Saturday - Karma Yoga - in Main Temple*

3rd Saturday -  Antar Yoga 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (TBA) 

4th SaturdayOther Programs (TBA)

5th Saturday* -  Open Devotional Music session in Holy Mother's House from 5 -6 p.m. and other functions (TBA) 

occasional/to be announced

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please visit the following websites

For Audio lectures of Swami Aseshanandaji Maharaj

https://soundcloud.com/user-350874388

 

For Videos https://www.vedanta-portland.org/video

For Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/vedantasocietyportland/ https://www.facebook.com/vedantaretreatscappoose/

What is Vedanta?

Vedanta is the essence or the gist of knowledge enshrined in the Vedas, the sacred and the most ancient scriptures of India. These scriptures were revealed to pure hearted seers (Rishis). It is the broadest religious philosophy and universal way of living.

Method: Whatever we are today it is due to the effect of our past actions and accumulated impressions about us. Our actions were inspired by our thoughts and beliefs.