It finally snowed here at the retreat. The snow is covered with a layer of ice. This means we are closing the retreat until further notice. Usually we are closed during the months of January and February. We hope to see you in the Spring.
PLEASE NOTE: We are now in the winter season here at the retreat.During these winter months we do not schedule programs or events. We will remain open for visitors and retreatants until snow and ice make it impossible/unsafe to park or walk on our internal roads. PLEASE CALL AHEAD BEFORE YOU GET IN THE CAR … Continue reading Winter at Vivekananda Retreat
We are happy to welcome back Swami Nikhileshwarananda, the Head of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission Center in Rajkote, India. He will be giving a one-day retreat. Here is a tentative schedule: 10:30-1 Morning session 1pm. Lunch 2-4pm. Afternoon session All are welcome to attend this program. If you wish to stay overnight, please go … Continue reading Retreat w/Swami Nikhileshwarananda November 24 10:30-4 Vedanta In Everyday Life
Dear Friends, Due to illness of the Ridgely staff we have decided to cancel our October events. Our next public event will be Kali Puja, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10pm.
We are happy to announce that Swami Sarvapriyananda, Minister in Charge of the Vedanta Society of New York, will be returning to Ridgely to give a one-day retreat. His subject is Waking to Awakening, based on the Mandukya Upanishad- discovering the Self by analyzing waking, dreaming and deep sleep state of consciousness. We are limiting … Continue reading Retreat w/Swami Sarvapriyananda October 6 10:30-4:30
As always, we consider our weekly schedule at the beginning of our spring season-what is working for us, what is not. Here is the schedule that will go into effect AFTER April 15. SUNDAYS 10:30-12 Bhagavad Gita class 12-1` Chandi chanting and reading SATURDAYS (The schedule will alternate activities. You will need to consult the … Continue reading Ridgely’s 2018 regular schedule (not the weekend retreat schedule)
It is almost Spring here at the retreat. Currently there is no snow or ice so we will be allowing visitors on a limited basis. If you wish to visit YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE. Our weather could change back to snow and ice at any time and, quite frankly, we do not want visitors … Continue reading Vivekananda Retreat is Open, Weather Permitting
Ridgely often closes during the months of January-March, when the snow and ice build up on our internal roads making it difficult and potentially dangerous to drive or walk. We hope to see you in Spring!
We are still having our retreat Nov. 3-4 as posted earlier, however, the concert has been cancelled as the musicians could not make the date at the last minute. Instead, on Nov. 3 at 7pm we will have an informal stand with the scheduled speakers.
We will be performing our annual Kali Puja, the elaborate ritual worship of the goddess Dakshina Kali, the same form of the Divine worshipped by Sri Ramakrishna at the Dakshineswar Temple in Kolkata. This is basically an all-night puja that combines elements from both the Vedic and Tantric traditions. During the ritual the goddess is”invoked” … Continue reading Kali Puja October 19 10pm