VEDANTA SOCIETY OF SACRAMENTO
1337 Mission Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
Telephone: (916) 489-5137 E-mail: society@vedantasacto.org Website: vedantasacto.org

Swami Prapannananda, Minister and Teacher Ramakrishna Order of India

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Bulletin for July-August 2017

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES
Meditation and Worship 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY LECTURES AT 11:00 a.m.

July 2    “In Search of Freedom”—Swami Prapannananda
July 9    “Bhagavad Gita Part 4L—Growth in Consciousness, No. 3”
—Br. Satchaitanya
July 16   “Nivedita, a Great Wonder”—Swami Chetanananda, Minister and
Spiritual Teacher, Vedanta Society of St. Louis
July 23    No Lecture (Summer Recess)
July 30    No Lecture (Summer Recess)

SUNDAY EVENING VESPER SERVICES AT 6:00 p.m.
There will be no vespers on July 9, 16, 23 and 30.

DAILY GROUP MEDITATION AT 6:00 A.M. AND 7:30 P.M.
Every day except on class nights. When in residence, Swami joins.

WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS ON VEDANTA SCRIPTURES AT 7:30 P.M.
RAJA YOGA
Swami Prapannananda, July 12. No class on July 5, 19, and 26.

SATURDAY EVENING DISCOURSE AT 7:30 P.M.
Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Literature
Discourse on July 1. No discourse on July 8, 15, 22, and 29.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Swami Sarvadevananda, Minister-in Charge of Vedanta Society of Southern California, Hollywood, will visit us from Wednesday, July 5, through Saturday, July 8. On Wednesday evening, July 5, at 7:30 p.m., he will give a special lecture titled “The Guru: Human and Divine.” All are welcome to attend.

Swami Chetanananda will arrive at our center on Friday evening, July 14. On Saturday, July 15, he will conduct a one-day retreat, and on Sunday, July 16, at 11:00 a.m., he will give the Sunday lecture titled “Nivedita: A Great Wonder.”All are welcome to attend both events.

19thANNUAL RETREAT
Our Annual Retreat with Swami Chetanananda, Minister and Spiritual Teacher of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis, will be held on Saturday, July 15. The subject of the retreat is “Stories of Vedanta Monks: Part I & Part II.” The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with worship; talks by Swami Chetanananda are at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS
Guru Purnima (reverence for the line of spiritual teachers) will be observed at the Shankara Mound with a program of music, flower offerings, readings, and refreshments on Sunday, July 9, at 7:30 pm. All are welcome.

Janmastami, birthday of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated with an outdoor program of garlanding of the statue of Krishna, followed by an indoor program of meditation, devotional singing, and worship on Saturday, August 19, at 7:30 pm. Prasad refreshment will be served in the Assembly Room. All are welcome.

SUMMER RECESS: JULY 17 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9
Following the July 16 Sunday lecture,there will be no further lectures, classes, Sunday evening vespers, or interviews until September 9. 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. Guru Purnima and Janmastami will be celebrated during the recess (see above). From September 10, lectures and other regular activities will resume.

INTERVIEWS & 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.

BOOKSTORE
The bookstore is open Tuesday, 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The bookstore is closed Monday and Friday. Telephone: 916-489-2116. E-mail: vedantabookstore@zoho.com For Summer Recess times, please enquire at the bookstore.

LIBRARY
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 the Davis group.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Devotees and visitors are advised to lock their vehicles and not to keep valuables inside. If a vehicle needs to be parked for a longer than usual period, please ask for permission. Vehicles should be driven very slowly inside the campus and while coming in and going out of the gates.