Many of our local friends have not met Swami Sarvapriyananda, the new Head Minister of the Vedanta Society of New York,recently transferred from the Vedanta Society of Southern California where he served as Asst. Minister.He is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order who has held many posts in India, including serving as teacher at the monastic training center at Belur Math in Kolkata. Swami Sarvapriyananda is renowned as a speaker on Vedanta, traveling to many centers and university campuses worldwide to give lectures and talks, mostly on Advaita Vedanta. You can find his talks on YouTube.
Because Swami Sarvapriyananda is such a popular speaker, our overnight accommodations began to fill up when his coming to Ridgely was only a rumor. There are still a few places left.
If you wish to stay overnight for this retreat DO NOT WAIT AND THINK ABOUT IT. We guarantee your place will be gone! Please apply by visiting ridgely.org and filling out the online application in the Visit section. As always, we cannot accommodate children under the age of 17. At this time, you will most likely be sharing a room. Alternatively, you can book a room at a local motel and attend during the day.
DAY VISITORS PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS RETREAT. WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY WILL BE JOINING US AT LUNCH THAT DAY.
All are welcome. There is no charge although we appreciate it when people give donations to help with the costs of the retreat.
Ridgely will be open with a retreat given by Swami Sarvadevananda on Life After Death. WITH A HUGE CAVEAT: IF THE WEATHER IS SNOWY OR ICY, WE WILL CANCEL SO CHECK THE WEATHER AND CHECK WITH US IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND. Here is the schedule: March 28 7:30pm Session 1 March 29 … Continue reading Swami Sarvadevananda Retreat “Life After Death” March 28 and 29.
A winter blizzard dumped more than 2 feet of snow here yesterday, March 14. More snow is forecast for later on this week. There is no chance of the snow melting. Instead it will slowly turn to ice on our roads and make conditions very unsafe for visitors. We will post again when the snow … Continue reading Ridgely is closed again due to big snow
Weather has kept us from opening the retreat. We hope to open on March 11. Please see our calendar section and blog for schedule information. Please remember: YOU MUST CALL US TO SCHEDULE A VISIT. Ridgely is our residence as well as a retreat. It is not a museum where one can walk freely through … Continue reading Vivekananda Retreat Will Open Saturday March 11
Dear Friends, Every year the winter weather creates conditions that make it necessary for us to close the retreat to all visitors. Right now we already have snow and ice building up on our roads. Another snow followed by ice is expected this weekend. WE ARE CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS. Please do not try to … Continue reading Ridgely will be closed starting December 16
Join us for a 2-day retreat on finding inner peace, a topic we chose specifically because of election day! Here is the schedule: Nov. 8 10:30 -4:00 10:30-12:30 Swami Sarvadevananda-talks on finding inner peace, session 1 12:30 Lunch 2-4 Session 2 Nov. 9 10:30-4:00 10:30 Swami Atmajnanananda-talks on finding inner peace 12 noon- mini … Continue reading Nov. 8-9 Retreat w/ Swami Sarvadevananda and Swami Atmajnanananda on Inner Peace
This is our big, elaborate, all-night traditional worship of the Mother in Her form as Dakshina Kali. And the good news is, this time it’s on a Saturday night! So please come one and all! As always, we will provide places to rest after the puja, waiving the usual overnight fee. We hope to see … Continue reading Kali Puja on Saturday, Oct. 29 10pm
Oct. 8 11am Durga Puja Oct. 15-16 Retreat with Swami Atmavidyananda Oct. 29 10pm Kali Puja Nov. 8-9 Retreat with Swami Sarvadevananda and Swami Atmajnanananda We will post complete info in our blog section
Aug. 30th – Sept 2nd: RETREAT 1: “The Relationship Between Sri Ramakrishna and Narendranath”. Text for study The Great Master, Part V: Chapters 6 -7 by Swami Saradananda. Sept. 4th – 5th: SYMPOSIUM: “Inspired to Action: Western Women and Swami Vivekananda”. Guest speakers are Pravrajika Vivekaprana who will speak Sunday morning on “How Sister Nivedita … Continue reading Schedule For Pravrajika Vivekaprana and Swami Yogatmananda
Swami Sarvadevananda, the Minister-in-Charge of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, will be giving a one-day intensive on meditation and other spiritual practices. There will be talks alternating with different types of meditation . PLEASE NOTE: The time has been changed from 9am to 10am. There will be tea and snacks but no lunch will … Continue reading Retreat w/Swami Sarvadevananda Sunday, Aug. 21 10am-4pm