Vedanta is the oldest of the major living religions of the world. It affirms that all religions lead to the same Truth—“Truth is one; sages call it by various names” (Rig Veda). Vedanta teaches that the essence of all beings and all things is Spirit, infinite and eternal, unchanging and indivisible. It emphasizes that a person’s true nature is this divine Spirit, identical with the inmost being and reality of the universe and that the goal is to actualize this truth in one’s life.
SUNDAY SERVICE • APRIL 22 • 11 A.M.
“The Highest Attainment” by Swami Vedananda
A Q&A session follows the lecture in Vivekananda Hall.
PATANJALI’S YOGA SUTRAS CLASS by Swami Tattwamayananda
Friday, April 20 • 7:30 p.m.
Swami Tattwamayananda holds the Friday evening class in Vivekananda Hall.
All are most welcome to attend our services.
SHANTI ASHRAMA PILGRIMAGE • SATURDAY, APRIL 28 • 11 A.M.
Our annual pilgrimage to Shanti Ashrama, our retreat located in eastern Santa Clara County, will be held on Saturday, April 28. The subject for discussion will be: “Swami Vivekananda in America.” All are welcome. Further information.
— THE INTERFAITH MOVEMENT —
Special Program • Memorial Day, May 28
Olema, West Marin County
10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
- Barbara O’Brien
- Swami Veetamohananda
- Swami Tattwamayananda
OLD TEMPLE RENOVATION APPEAL
“The first Hindu temple in the whole Western world . . . dedicated to the cause of humanity”
—proclaimed Swami Trigunatitananda, in the interest of interfaith harmony, at the temple's dedication on January 7, 1906.
Three months later the temple miraculously survived the San Francisco earthquake and fire of April 1906. It was the first permanent home of the Vedanta Society, which was founded in 1900 by Swami Vivekananda and was led successively by two other direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.
Now, one hundred and ten years later, this beautiful, historic building has been completely renovated, from foundation to rooftop, and just some finishing touches in the interior remain.
If you wish to be a part of this costly, historic preservation effort, please contribute by credit card or by sending a check:
OLD TEMPLE RENOVATION
Vedanta Society of Northern California
2323 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Thank you for your support!