September 2021

Daily Prayer, Guided Meditation and Chanting 6:30 p.m.

CLASSES – Swami Paritushtananda       BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 14   

Tuesdays, 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.  The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Fridays,    7:45 to 8:30 p.m.  The Bhagavad Gita   

(Please email Deb Bhaduri debbhaduri@gmail.com or Promothesh Chatterjee promothesh@gmail for zoom link)

REGULAR SERVICES   Programs at the Vedanta Society of St Louis. YouTube:  Vedantastl:  Services begin at 10:35 a.m. 

Sept 5:  “God Is Bliss” – Swami Nishpapananda

Sept 12:  “Ancient Wisdom for Modern Problems” – Swami Nirakarananda

Sept 19:  “Does God Love Us?” – Swami Chetanananda

Sept 26:    “Evolution of the Karma Ideal in the Bhagavad Gita” – Swami Tattwamayananda  (Vedanta Society of Northern Calif)

Vedanta Society of New York: Saturday morning, June 9, 1900 – Swami Vivekananda spoke on the Bhagavad Gita.  Sister Nivedita wrote to a friend:

“As we sat and waited for him to come in, a great trembling came over me, for I realized that this was … one of the test moments of my life. And then he came; his very entrance and his silence as he stood and waited to begin were like some great hymn. A whole worship in themselves.

“At last he spoke – his face broke into fun, and he asked what was to be his subject. Someone suggested the Bhagavad Gita. The splendid sentences rolled on and on, and we, lifted into the Eternities, thought of our common selves as of babies stretching out their hands for the moon or the sun – thinking them a baby’s toys. The wonderful voice went on …   As for me I had found the infinitely deep things that life holds for us. To sit there and listen was all that it had ever been. Yet there was no struggle of intellectual unrest now –no tremor of novelty. This man who stood there held my life in the hollow of his hand …”Swami Vivekananda in the West:  New Discoveries, Vol 6