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


October 2018

Sunday Morning Service: 9:30 am

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

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

Sunday Lectures: 11:00 am

October 7: Harmony and Not Dissension  by Swami Prapannananda 

October 14: Durgā, the Invincible by Swami Ishadhyanananda

October 21: Peace:  Outer and Inner by Swami Prapannananda

October 28: Profile of a Perfect Person by Swami  Ishadhyanananda

Sunday Evening Vesper Service: 6:00 pm

No service on October 21.

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,
October 10, 24 and 31.
No class on October 3 and 17.

Saturday Evening Discourse: 7:30 pm
On Ramakrishna -Vivekananda Literature
Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
by Swami Prapannananda, October 13 and 27.No discourse on October 6 and 20.

Guest Speaker: October 3

Swami Vimokshananda, Minister Designate of the Vedanta Society of Dublin, Ireland, will deliver a special lecture titled “Swami Vivekananda and the Modern World” on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Durga Puja: October 16 and 19

Durga Puja (Saptami) will be celebrated with a program of meditation, worship and devotional singing on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Prasad will be served in the Assembly Room.

Vijaya (Peace Water Ceremony) will be celebrated with a program of meditation, chanting, and sprinkling of Peace Water on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. Prasad will be served in the Assembly Room.

Karma Yoga Day
We invite you to come and support the center with a morning of light yardwork in the company of other devotees. We will meet in the auditorium for silent meditation from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., spend 3 hours in the garden doing general maintenance work, and then enjoy a simple lunch at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please let us know ahead of time if you intend to come.


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.,
Sunday: 12 pm to 2 pm.
Telephone: 916-489-2116;

Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco

Old Temple Open House
Sunday • October 14 • 2– 5 p.m.
Saturday • October 13 • 2:30– 5 p.m.

The Vedanta Society of Northern California most cordially invites you to view the renovated Old Temple, built in 1905, on Sunday , October 14, 2018, between 2 and 5 p.mAlso, there will be an Open House on Saturday, October 13, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., for those who attend our Durga Puja celebration that day.The temple is located at the corner of Webster and Filbert Streets (2963 Webster Street). Please use the main entrance on Filbert Street.

We hope that you can join us on Sunday, October 14, as we celebrate the temple’s renovation with devotees and friends in the form of self-guided tours, photo displays, video presentations, and refreshments.

Please note:

  • Disabled access is limited to public areas located on two floors; however, we are planning on developing a video tour for viewing that day which includes the other floors.
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No children under six, please.

The Old Temple is located in a residential area with only street parking available. However, there is a nearby parking garage: Lombard Garage at 2055 Lombard Street, San Francisco. Please note that the entrance to the garage is at 128 Moulton Street.

If you would like to attend, kindly visit our website’s homepage: sfvedanta.org, by October 5th to RSVP. For those who are not online, please phone the temple at 415-922-2323 to RSVP.

We hope that you will be able to attend and we look forward to your visit!


Sri Ramakrishna used to say: ”To look upon God as Mother is the purest and the highest form of Sadhana” (Matribhav shuddha bhav, sadhanar shesh katha).  Why did he say that?  Because Mother’s love is the most unselfish and unconditional form of human love.  For a child, mother is all sufficient: apart from giving birth, she provides everything that the child needs – nourishment, protection, warmth, comfort, training, education.  To look upon God as Mother is to make God all-sufficient in one’s life.  It is a very natural, intimate and purest form of relationship.                                 

From “Durga Puja: General Information,” Belur Math website