1337 Mission Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: (916) 489-5137, www.vedantasacto.org

Swami Prapannananda: Minister and Teacher

Swami Ishadhyanananda: Assistant Minister

Ramakrishna Order of India


March 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

March 4: “The Power of Name” —Swami Prapannananda

March 11: “The Art of Troubleshooting” —Swami Ishadhyanananda

March 18: “Growing in Consciousness Part-4”— Br. Satchaitanya

March 25: “ Do We Need a Role Model?”—Swami Prapannananda

Sunday Evening Vesper Service: 6:00 pm

No vespers on March 18 and 25.

Thursday, 1 March: 7:30 pm

The Birthday of Sri Chaitanya will be celebrated on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a program of meditation, simple worship, devotional singing and prasad refreshment.

Sunday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m

Ramanavami (the birthday of Lord Rama) will be observed with a program of meditation, worship, and devotional songs on Sunday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Prasad refreshment will be served in the Assembly Room.

Monday, 19 March: 7:30 pm

 The 53rd Annual General Meeting of our Society will be held on Monday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Reports of the past year and other important matters will be presented, and the Board of Directors for the coming year will be elected. Swamis from San Francisco and Berkeley are expected to be present and to give short talks. Members are earnestly requested to attend. Non-members are welcome as observers.


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: The Last Message of Lord Krishna

by Swami Prapannananda

On March 7 ,14 and 28.

No class on March 21.

Saturday Evening Discourse: 7:30 pm

On Ramakrishna -Vivekananda Literature

Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
by Swami Prapannananda.

On March 3, 10 and 24.

No discourse on March 17.

Interviews and Practical Instructions

Swami Prapannananda will be happy to give interviews to those who want to know more about Vedanta, Hinduism, and meditation. He will also be happy to give guidance to sincere seekers with necessary practical instructions with regard to personal prayers and meditation.


Tuesday: 11 am to 2 pm,
Wednesday: 4:30 to 7:30 pm,
Thursday: 2 pm to 5 pm, and
Sunday: 12 pm to 2 pm.

The bookstore is closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Telephone: 916-489-2116;



After lectures and classes, the Library is open for borrowing and returning of books. Non-members wishing to borrow books should request permission from the Swami.

Davis Meeting

Swami Prapannananda conducts meditation, worship, and talks for devotees at Davis, California.


Chant the name of the Lord and his glory unceasingly
That the mirror of the heart may be wiped clean,
And quenched that mighty forest fire, worldly lust,
Raging furiously within.
Various are thy names, O Lord,
In each and every name thy power resides.
No times are set, no rites are needful,
For chanting of thy name, so vast is thy mercy.
How huge then is my wretchedness
Who find in this empty life and heart,
No devotion to thy name.
—Translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood






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