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 you here!
The worship will begin at 10 when Gitaprana will explain a little about the process and the symbology of the puja. The worship itself usually requires 3-4 hours to complete. It will be followed by a homa fire and prasad. Again we invite all our singer/kirtan wallah friends to make offerings of music. And again, you may also bring other offerings-food (which you cooked at home or bought), flowers, perfume,make-up, jewelry. During this ceremony we offer these items to the Mother.
PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO USE OUR KITCHENS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BRING FOOD, YOU MUST PREPARE IT AT HOME.
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
July 4 12-5 Vedanta Society of New York Potluck Lunch and Program Ridgely will be hosting the Vedanta Society of New York for its annual July 4 retreat. Details can be found here:http://www.vedantany.org.
We are happy to announce that Swami Sarvadevananda, Head Minister of the Vedanta Society of So. California (and also Ridgely), will be visiting us in April. He will be givinga retreat on the Katha Upanishad. This upanishad is unique, consisting of a single storyline: the young boy Nachiketa taught about the Self by Yama, King … Continue reading April 15-17, 2016 Retreat w/Swami Sarvadevananda “Katha Upanishad”
Please Register by March 15, 2016 We are very happy that Pravrajika Vivekaprana will once again be visiting Ridgely. She is a senior sannyasini of Sri Sarada Math and is presently the head of the retreat center Ramakrishna Sarada Mission at Pangot, located in the Himalayas. While here at Ridgely she will give 2 retreats … Continue reading August 30-Sept 17, 2016 Pravrajika Vivekaprana, Sri Sarada Math at Ridgely
Ridgely will be closed from January 2nd, 2016 through February 1st, 2016. This includes day visits as well as overnight stays.
Please join us on Thursday, December 24, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm for Christmas Eve Vespers at Vivekananda Retreat Ridgely.
Swami Sarvadevananda is the Head Minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, which also includes Ridgely as one of it’s sub-centers. Most of you already know him as he has visited Ridgely many times. He will be accompanied by Swami Atmajnanananda, the Minister-in-Residence of the Vedanta Society of Washington DC. The two swamis will … Continue reading Swami Sarvadevananda Retreat Nov. 28-29 : “The Nine Types of Devotional Practice”