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SERVICES & CLASSES

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Swami Yuktatmananda conducts services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. A brief description of the services are as follows:

Sunday Services
On Sunday mornings at 11:00 A.M., Swami Yuktatmananda conducts the service and lectures on spiritual topics of practical importance. Some of these topics are: The Ways of Human Mind, Spiritual Transformation, The Message of Self-Knowledge, Vedanta and the Contemporary Religious Ferment, The True Spiritual Awakening, Guidelines for Mature Living, Action and Meditation, Harmony of Religions, The Problem of Suffering, Christ and His Message, Buddha and His Way, and others. To learn more about this month's activities and services, please click here.
 
Weekday Classes
On Tuesday evenings at 8:00 P.M., Swami Yuktatmananda conducts a class on Inspired Talks, and on Friday evenings at 8:00 P.M., a class on the scriptures of Vedanta: The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali, The Crest Jewel of Discrimination, The Works of Swami Vivekananda, The Teachings of the Direct Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, Narada Bhakti Sutras, Uddhava Gita: The Last Message of Sri Krishna, and others.
 
Special Services
The Center holds special services each year on the occasions of Sri Ramakrishna's Birthday, Holy Mother's Birthday, Swami Vivekananda's Birthday, Buddha's Birthday, Sri Sri Durga Puja, Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter. As part of these special services, the Choir of the Center performs traditional hymns and songs, both Western and Eastern. All the services and classes of the Center are free and open to the public.
 
Special Lectures and Seminars
Swami Yuktatmananda arranges special lectures and seminars at the Center for groups of students from colleges, universities, and other organizations who wish to visit the Center and learn more about its teachings. On special occasions, Swamis from other centers, spiritual leaders of different faiths, community leaders, and academicians are invited by Swami Yuktatmananda to speak at the Center.
Library & Bookstall
The Center maintains a Library and a Bookstall for the benefit of the members and the public. The Library is regularly used by members and friends of the Center, and contains a large number of books and periodicals on Vedanta and other philosophical and religious systems of the world. The Bookstall provides a valuable resource for Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature, and books on Vedanta and other religious traditions. In addition, photographs and incense may be purchased here.

Vivekananda Cottage at Thousand Island Park

The Center also maintains the Vivekananda Cottage, a summer cottage at Thousand Island Park, New York, in which Swami Vivekananda lived and taught for eight weeks in the summer of 1895. The teachings given at Thousand Island Park by Swami Vivekananda form part of the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda and are published by our Center as Inspired Talks.

The Vivekananda Cottage is located about 360 miles from New York City, near the Canadian border on Wellesley Island on the St. Lawrence River. It is generally available from mid-July to late August as a place of pilgrimage for devotees who wish to visit.  For more information about the Vivekananda Cottage, please visit the following links:

 

 
 
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