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Membership Dues
Existing Membership Renewal: 
1. Please click the Donate Button given above and pay membership dues of $ 60/- per person through 2. PayPal (Credit or Debit cards are accepted).
Please Type membership dues in the box on the form else it will be taken as your donation.
PayPal charges about 2.5% so Checks are preferred. Please make them in favor of the Vedanta Society of Portland and either mail them or bring them to the Center. You will receive a receipt.



New Members

1. Please contact the Vedanta Society of Portland or the Minister in Charge.

2. Please download the form by clicking the button above, send the scanned copy after duly filling-up by email or hard copy by post, and send your contribution of $ 60/- for Annual or $ 1200/- for Life Membership per person.

            "My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life. God is in every man, whether man knows it or not; your loving devotion is bound to call up the divinity in him.

 - - -  Swami Vivekananda

  • The Vedanta Movement was started by Swami Vivekananda in the mid-1890s under a Divine plan to fulfill the above objective.

  • He envisaged an association of sincere and dedicated individuals with a common goal in sight who can become a powerful gigantic machine to accomplish wonders which is impossible to attain individually. 

  • Such an institution is like a fruiting tree that gives shelter, support, and life-sustaining fruits to the weary passers-by of the society who come in close contact with it.

  • Like a tree, an institution also requires timely nourishment and nurturing. ​


  • The best way to nourish this great institution is to become a sincere and righteous member of it and be a part of this Divine family and the divine plan.

  • The Vedanta Society of Portland welcomes those dedicated and sincere divinities who also take part in its activities.

  • A member of the Vedanta Society feels proud to be in this Divine family and also gets- 

  1. The opportunity to borrow books from our newly organized library FREE of charge.

  2. All bookstore items are 10% off.

  3. The right to vote for the Board of Trustees at our yearly meeting in October.

  4. The right to hold office on the Board of Trustees.

  5. The opportunity to conduct personal retreats in the guest rooms at the Scappoose Retreat.

  6. To be an integral part of a spiritual community that fosters your spiritual goals under Divine care.


Why be a member? It is like nourish a Fruiting Tree