December 2018

Sunday Morning Service: 9:30 am

Meditation and Worship 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

Booklets containing the lyrics to the songs sung at Sunday morning worship and vesper services are available at the foyer.

Sunday Lectures: 11:00 am

December 2:    “Steps Toward Perfection”—Swami Ishadhyanananda

December 9:        “Mother We Adore”—Swami Prapannananda

December 16:      “Depression: A Spiritual Perspective”—Swami Ishadhyanananda

December 25 (Tuesday):   “Jesus Christ, the Light of the World” (Christmas Service)
                                                —Swami Prapannananda

No Lecture on December 23 and 30.

Sunday Evening Vesper Service: 6:00 pm

No vesper on December 30.

Saturday, 29 December: 10:30 am

The birthday of Holy Mother Sarada Devi will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. with a program of meditation, worship, devotional singing and prasad lunch.

Sunday, 31 December: 10 pm to 12:30 am

New Year’s Eve will be observed from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 31 with a variety program of meditation, video/DVD show and vesper service, held partly in the auditorium and partly in the library.

Winter Recess

Following the Christmas service there will be no Sunday Services through January 5, 2019. Services will resume January 6.

Group Meditation:  6:00 am and 7:30 pm

Daily, except on class nights.
When in residence, the Swamis join.

Wednesday Evening Class:  7:30 pm
On Vedanta Scriptures
Uddhava Gita
by Swami Prapannananda

December 5, 12  and 19.

No Class on December 26.

Saturday Evening Discourse: 7:30 pm
On Ramakrishna -Vivekananda Literature
Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
by Swami Prapannananda

.December 1, 15 and 22.

No Class on December 8 and 29.


Tuesday: 11 am to 2 pm,
Wednesday: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm,
Thursday: 2 pm to 5 pm,
Saturday: 12 pm to 2 pm, and
Sunday: 12 pm to 2 pm.
Telephone: 916-489-2116;


Membership Dues

Active members of the Vedanta Society of Sacramento pay monthly dues of $5 ($60 annually). Members in arrears for the year 2018 should pay back dues by December 31, the end of our fiscal year. Payment can be made online through this link: www.vedantasacto.org/donate (Please mention Membership Dues under the field “Write a Note” at the PayPal checkout page).

If you would like to become a member, please speak with Swami Prapannananda.

Transcript of lectures

We are happy to inform you that transcripts of 54 selected lectures which were delivered by Swami Shraddhananda are now available in our website at: www.vedantasacto.org/lecture-archive/transcripts-of-lectures-of-swami-shraddhananda/

Good Wishes

We wish our members and friends a joyful Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Jesus Christ
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
                                                                                                                        — John 8:12 King James Version    

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