Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Texas
 

Ramakrishna Sharanam 

June 1, 2010

Dear Friends and Devotees,

The month of May was a month of Karma Yoga. It began with the Vedanta Society’s participation in an all-neighborhood weekend garage sale in collaboration with the Nichols Park Neighborhood Association. Ranjana Chopra, the Society’s president, organized the sale with the help of several volunteers, and the sale was deemed a success.

On Sunday, May 9th, members of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Texas joined hands with the Lily Foundation in its annual Mother’s Day Feeding of the Needy at the Union Gospel Church, in Fort Worth. This is the third year the Society has participated in this service. The meal that was offered to 250 guests came from a menu which included a main dish of 240 lbs. of chicken, along with seven other items. The guests ate with great gusto and heartily congratulated the cooks at the end of their meal.

The Vedanta Society’s Mothers’ Day Food Drive came to an end on Sunday, May 9th, with a total donation of 22 large boxes of food stuffs for the Irving Cares Food Pantry. We are grateful to all who participated in this service for the poor.

On Sunday, May 23rd, Prof. Andrew Fort spoke to a full chapel on “American Buddhism: Detached or Engaged?” followed by questions and answers. Devotees furthered their discussion with Dr. Fort during the potluck that followed.

The month of May was brought to a close by the special Buddha Purnima Observance on Sunday, May 30th, which included a special two-hour worship and Homa ceremony, followed by a talk on “Spiritual Transformation,” arati, and potluck.

 

 

 With all best wishes,
Pravrajika Brahmaprana
Resident Minister