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, Karmayoga and personal guidance based on Universal teachings of various scriptures and teachers by cultivating Self knowledge building character.

Special Notice

Based on CDC Recommendations



Special Events

At the Vedanta Temple, Portland

Birth Anniversary of Krishna Janmashtami

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Our online services for the following classes will restart from September 5, 2020

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

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

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

Thursdays at 7:35 p.m.: Kena Upanishad (simple version)

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

Saturdays at 7:35 p.m. :  Vivekachudamani

Vedanta Retreat, Scappoose 
Karma Yoga from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
There is no need to obtain a prior permission to visit the Vedanta Retreat in Scappoose. Please park your vehicle at the Gilkison Road if you are visiting the Retreat.
Please do not block the entrance 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 Main 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)


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


Guided Meditation session 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Rama-Nama after Vesper singing


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


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.





Class on Upanishad           7:35 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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

Divine Play


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

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.

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