Dear Friends, Because of the snow and ice, Vivekananda Retreat will remain closed to all visitors until March 15 when we HOPE some of the snow will be melted and there will be places to park. We have moved the weekend retreat in honor of Sri Ramakrishna to the end of March, Saturday 3/22 and [...]
This winter has been cold and snowy here at Vivekananda Retreat. There is so much snow piled up that we don’t have any place for cars. Ice is making it treacherous to drive or walk. For this reason we will be closed to all visitors until March. Hope to see you after the snow melts!
The word ‘sadhana’ here means a practice which focuses body,heart and mind on Divine Consciousness/God/ Brahman. There are many traditional forms of sadhana such as meditation, self-inquiry, mantra recitation, scriptural study, devotional singing, etc. Ultimately the goal is to transform all our actions in life into sadhana. This can only be accomplished if we take [...]
In January of this year BBC Magazine published a feature on Ridgely, complete with video. Click below to see it.
Due to icy conditions, Ridgely is closed until further notice. December 21-22 Retreat is still scheduled but please check our Website and Facebook for updates.
December 21 and 22 Pravrajikas Gitaprana and Shuddhatmaprana will lead a weekend retreat on the teachings of Sri Sarada Devi with the special focus on how we can live them ourselves. Sometimes the profound and inspiring teachings of the great spiritual leaders seem out of reach for us and we say, “Oh, I can’t [...]
Come and join us as we celebrate the season of the Divine Mother in the forms of Durga and Kali. Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10:30am Durga Puja 10:30 am Ritual worship Noon Homa fire 1pm Prasad We will worship the Mother in Her form as Durga. [...]
Friday September 13 and Saturday the 14, 2013 The subject of the retreat will be “Jnana Yoga”. Swami Ishtananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He received his monastic training at Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Order in India. After completing his training he was posted to several centers, including the mission [...]
RETREAT WITH SWAMI YOGATMANANDA August 31st to September 1st “……Stop Not Until the Goal Is Reached” Swami Yogatmananda, Swami-in Charge of the Vedanta Society of Providence RI, will be giving a retreat on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda Saturday and Sunday, 8/31 and 9/1. Many of you know Swami Yogatmananda from previous retreats [...]
One day, during the garage sale at Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely I found the book that is a constant inspiration to me: the“Shrimad Bhagavad Gita” translated by Swami Swarupananda which I will quote heavily below. I had read the Bhagavad Gita before, few different “interpretations”, but this one, almost word for word translation spoke to my [...]