Every winter we close the retreat due to the build-up of snow and ice on our internal roads. As of today, Dec. 3, we are closed until conditions improve. Depending on the winter, that could mean for a few weeks or it could mean all the way to March/April. We won’t be allowing any visitors until we open again. We hope to see you in the Spring. Our first weekend retreat will be in April.
Ridgely’s annual board meeting brings the benefit of being able to hold a retreat with these three sadhus. Swami Sarvadevananda is the Head Minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern Calif. Swami Tyagananda is the Head Minister of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society in Boston. Swami Atmajnanananda is the Resident Minister of the Vedanta Center of … Continue reading Retreat w/Swamis Sarvadevananda,Tyagananda,Atmajnanananda Nov. 15-16 Guidelines for Spiritual Life
Friday, Oct. 4 Informal retreat with Swami Ishtananda 10:30-4 Swami Ishtananda , Head Minister of the Vedanta Society of St. Petersburg, FL, will be visiting Ridgely with a group of St. Petersburg friends during the first week of October. The beginning of October usually is also the beginning of the gorgeous display of Fall foliage … Continue reading Fall Events at Ridgely
FOUR YOGA RETREAT AUG. 3-4 PRAVRAJIKAS BHAVANIPRANA, GITAPRANA, SHUDDHATMAPRANA, DIVYANANDAPRANA 10:30-4:30 We are happy to welcome 2 sannyasinis from Sri Sarada Math, India to Ridgely in August. Sri Sarada Math is the women’s independent monastic organization founded by the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in 1954. The sisters in the West are not part of Sri … Continue reading Two Upcoming Retreats Aug. 3-4 and Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Swami Sarvadevananda, Head Minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California (which also includes Ridgely), will be visiting from June 13 to 15. He will give a retreat on the Amritabindu Upanishad. Here is the schedule: June 13 7pm satsang June 14 10:30-4:30 3 sessions on the Amritabindu Upanishad (lunch included) June 15 10:30-1pm Final … Continue reading June 13-15 Retreat w/ Swami Sarvadevananda Amritabindu Upanishad
Ritual plays an important role in every religious and spiritual tradition. It is a way to link the individual seeker with Divine Reality in a particular setting, using an established ritual structure. In India, the ritual usually is called ‘puja’ and has been practiced in various forms for millennia. Over this vast amount of time … Continue reading May 4: Retreat on the Meaning of Puja/Traditional Ritual with Pravrajika Gitaprana. 10:30-4:30
As of Monday, March 25, the retreat will is open to day visitors. On April 1 we will resume taking overnight guests. If you are coming as a day visitor you must call us first to make sure we have someone available to give you a tour. This is a residence and a retreat center, … Continue reading WINTER IS OVER: THE RETREAT IS OPEN
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