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
First of all, we are happy to show people this wonderful place where Swami Vivekananda stayed. If you would like to visit Ridgely, you must schedule a tour at least a day in advance. Right now we have so many day visitors we are asking groups to come at the same time so we can … Continue reading Thinking about making a day visit to Ridgely? Please read this:
please join us for this one-day retreat with Pravrajika Sevaprana, a senior nun of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. Here is her description of the retreat: Why do we Suffer? Can suffering actually broaden our hearts and lead us to compassionate action whichin turn can free us from our isolation? We see so much suffering … Continue reading Pravrajika Sevaprana Retreat Sunday, June 25 10:30-4:00
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 … Continue reading Retreat w/Swami Sarvapriyananda: May 13 10:30-4 THIS RETREAT IS NOW CLOSED TO FURTHER ENROLLMENT