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Calendar: January 2009

ARATI (EVENING VESPERS): Monday–Saturday from 6-7pm, followed by a reading from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna or Swami Vivekananda’s Inspired Talks.

Saturday Visiting Hours: 4pm-8pm are suspended during January 2009.

Sunday Visiting Hours: 10am-2pm
10:00-11:00am: Worship and Silent Meditation
11:00-12 Noon: Spiritual Topic
12 Noon-12:30pm: Arati and Flower Offering
12:30pm: Lunch

Date Spiritual Topic
Thurs., January 1st Kalpataru Day Celebration
10:00 – 11:00amSpecial Worship
11:00am – 12 NoonRamakrishna as Kalpataru (the Wish-fulfilling Tree)
Swami Ishtananda
(Minister, Vedanta Center of St. Petersburg)
12Noon – 12:30pmSpecial Arati and Flower Offering
DFW Hindu Temple
Fri., January 2nd “Self-Development” Intensive - I
6:00pm-7:00pm Meditation
7:00-8:00pmSetting Goals
Swami Ishtananda
8:00 – 8:30pmArati and Flower Offering
Sat., January 3rd: “Self-Development” Intensive – II
10:00-11:00am Worship
11:00-12NoonAchieving Results
Swami Ishtananda
12Noon-12:30pm Arati and Flower Offering
Sun., January 4th: Lecture Cancelled
“Vedanta’s Tribute to Interfaith Dialog and India’s Spiritual Culture”
(January – February, Sunday Series I-V)
Sun., January 11th: Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday Observance
10:00-11:00am Special Worship
11:00-12Noon“The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair”—I
(Visual Presentation of the Advent of the
1893 World’s Parliament of Religions)
12Noon-12:30pm Arati and Special Flower Offering
Sun., January 18th: Islam’s Encounter with Hinduism—II
Prof. Robert Hunt (see Special Announcements)
Director of Global Studies, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
Sun., January 25th: The Multi-religious Cave Temples at Ellora—III
Dr. Lisa N. Owen (see Special Announcements)
Assistant Prof. of Art History, University of North Texas
Wed., January 28th Swami Brahmananda’s Birthday Observance
6 - 7pm: Special Arati and Flower offering
7 - 8pm Reading from The Eternal Companion

All are welcome
(In accordance with the City Code, please do not obstruct traffic. You may park in the driveway or directly in front of the Center. Otherwise, please park on a side road.)

NOTE: If you are interested in supervised children’s activities during the Sunday talk, please contact the Center in advance: 972-252-HOPE. (There will be no supervised child care for the Self-Development Intensive with Swami Ishtananda.)

Directions to the DFW Hindu Temple (972-445-3111): Approx. 1.5 miles from the Center: Exit 183 Airport Freeway onto O’Connor Rd. southward bound toward Irving’s Historic Dist.; turn left at the first traffic light onto Place St.; then turn right onto N. Britain. The Hindu Temple is on the right side of the road at 1605 N. Britain Rd., Irving, TX 75061.

For program details of Kalpataru Day: Please call the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society: (972) 252-4673.


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I am the mother of the virtuous as well as the wicked.
- Sarada Devi

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