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


July-August 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

July 1     “Freedom According to the Yoga Tradition”—Swami Ishadhyanananda

July 8     “What is Personal Religion?”—Swami Prapannananda

July 15   “Intelligence: Artificial and Spiritual”—Swami Ishadhyanananda

July 22   “Swami Abhedananda: A Yogi and Philosopher”—Swami Chetanananda,
Minister and Spiritual Teacher, Vedanta Society of St. Louis

Summer Recess: No Sunday lecture on July 29 and during the month of August.

Guest Speaker

Swami Baneshananda, Minister and Spiritual Teacher of the Vedanta Societies in Germany, will deliver a special lecture titled “Psychological Messages of the Gita” on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Evening Vesper Service: 6:00 pm

(No Sunday vespers on July 22 and 29 and during the month of August)

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 July 11.

No class on July 4, 18 and 25 and during the month of August.

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

.On July 14.

No discourse on July 7, 21, 28 and during the month of August.


Friday, July 27, 7:30 pm: Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima (Reverence for the line of spiritual teachers) will be observed at the Shankara Mound on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 pm., with a program of music, flower offerings, readings, and refreshments. All are welcome.

Sunday, September 2, at 7:30 pm: Janmastami

Janmastami (Sri Krishna’s Birthday) will be celebrated on Sunday, September 2, at 7:30 pm., with an outdoor program of garlanding of the statue of Krishna, followed by an indoor program of meditation, devotional singing, and worship. Prasad refreshment will be served in the Assembly Room. All are welcome.

Renovation of Garden of Saints

The Society has decided to renovate the retreat area, namely the Garden of Saints. The goals include encouraging member participation, modeling sustainability, and preserving a holy atmosphere. We seek the broadest involvement from all interested members.

Please email your suggestions to swami@vedantasacto.org. Your suggestions may address accessibility, aesthetics, infrastructure, or any other topic, such as: What do you like most in the Garden of Saints? What improvements you would suggest for it? What changes would make you more likely to volunteer? We look forward to your ideas.

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, 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.


Following the July 22 Sunday lecture, there will be no further lectures, classes, Sunday evening vespers, or interviews through September 8. The library will be closed. All borrowed books should be returned before the recess. Saturday Satsang, Sunday worship service (10:00 a.m.), daily worship, and group meditations will continue. From September 9, lectures and other regular activities will resume. Guru Purnima and Janmastami will be celebrated during the recess (see above).




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