“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. ”
“God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God.”
"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.
At the Vedanta Temple,
1157 SE 55th Ave, Portland
Sri Krishna Puja on Janmashtami: Monday, August 30, 2021
Swami Ishadhyanananda of Vedanta Society of Sacramento will give a talk online on
Spiritual topic at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, September 4, 2021.
Swami Atmarupananda, the resident monk of
the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston will
give a talk online on Spiritual topic at 11 a.m. on
Sunday, September 12, 2021.
All are invited to join.
All the following programs are suspended due to the Summer break from
July 19 to September 11, 2021
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 7:35 p.m. : Vivekachudamani
Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: Veda Chanting and Bhajan
Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.: Viveka Youth Program
Vedanta Retreat, 23000 Gilkison Rd, Scappoose
At the Retreat Temple
Daily Midday service: 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 be contemplative and not bring pets.
Please browse the Retreat section for your other questions and important information.
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Daily Morning Worship and Meditation
Every day from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Daily Evening prayers, Reading and Meditation
Everyday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(Singing songs, readings from the Gospel of
Sri Ramakrishna, and meditation)
(Please check monthly calendar for exceptions)
Sundays: at 11 a.m. Bhagavad Gita
after Vesper singing Rama-Nama
Mondays: 5:15 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.
Sanskrit Class for Beginners
Tuesdays: 7:35 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Free Yoga Classes (now suspended)
Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Viveka Youth Forum
Thursdays: 7:35 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
Fridays: 7:35 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Veda Chanting and singing of Bhajans
Saturdays: 7:35 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
1st Sunday - 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Japa Yajna at your convenient place
1st Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (April - October)
Karma Yoga by the Friends of Vedanta Retreat
2nd Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Karma Yoga Vedanta Temple, Portland
3rd Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (TBA)
Antar Yoga at the Vedanta Retreat, Scappoose
4th Saturday - Other Programs (TBA)
5th Saturday* - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (TBA)
Open Devotional Music session in Holy Mother's House Other functions (TBA)
* occasional/to be announced
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.
Please visit the following websites
For Audio lectures of Swami Aseshanandaji Maharaj
For Videos https://www.vedanta-portland.org/video
Swami Chandrashekharananda and Swami Aparananda
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.