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Swami Sarvapriyananda Lecture Screenings & Discussion
Namaste, VSE is seeking a volunteer to lead the weekly meetups at the Swami Vivekananda Hall at the Hindu Cultural Centre where participants can sit, meditate, read, watch videos, and hold discussions. Tasks include: Maintaining an attendance list Downloading YouTube lectures of Swami Sarvapriyananda (currently on the Introduction to Vedanta series on Aparokshanubhuti) Make sure the room is in order and access key is available Throwing out old flowers on the altar (option: replace with fresh flowers) Light incense Drop/raise screen Play video Swami Sarvapriyananda, lucidly unfolds the path to direct "Self-Realization" presented by Adi Shankaracharya in Aparokshanubhuti. This talk - delivered on July 05, 2016 at the Vedanta Temple in Hollywood, CA - covers verses 1 and 2 in "Aparokshanubhuti (Self-Realization)". The text for this series is a translation of Adi Shankaracharya's Aparokshanubhuti by Swami Vimuktananda. See the Vedanta ( Facebook page for a .pdf of a Roman transliteration of the text. The aim is to deep dive into Vedanta by screening compelling talks by Swami Sarvapriyananda. It's a 20 part series that we'll continue to repeat until we can be conversant. Meetup time will be 10am-ish on Sundays in the Swami Vivekananda Hall to watch and discuss these series. Contact [masked] to register for viewing these series. Anticipated start date will be the first Sunday in May. There is a plan to invite some monks of the Ramakrishna Order in the summer. Looking forward to learning more about your availability and interest. Drop us a line. PAST ACTIVITY: International Vedanta Conference October 7/8, 2017 India Centre[masked] Avenue, Edmonton AB Speaker links are being uploaded onto our YouTube channel that can be found on our website: This conference was funded in part by CIP Alberta 150, AGLC, and EAC Cultural Diversity. It was a 2 day conference on how Vedanta philosophy shapes spirituality in our day-to-day lives. Vedanta speakers included representatives from the Ramakrishna Mission, Chinmayananda and Dayananda Saraswati. The conference also took into perspective the role of Native Spirituality as a path for indigenous communities to rise above their traumatic situations. Speakers: Swami Atmapriyananda Vice Chancellor, Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda University Belur, WB, India Swamini Shivpriyananda Senior Acharya, Chinmaya Vedanta Heritage Center Brampton, ON, Canada Neil Dalal Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Edmonton, Canada Swami Prasannatmananda Minister, Vedanta Society Berkeley, CA, USA Swami Atvayatmananda Saraswati Founder, Arsha Drishti, San Diego, CA, USA Chief Ernest Betsina and Muriel Betsina Dene First Nation, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada Shreela Chakrabartty, Director, Rock Paper Films, Edmonton, AB, Canada For more information please contact: Rajeshwar Singh[masked] Rajiv Ranjan[masked] Aruna Chakrabartty[masked] Kumud Acharya[masked]

Vivekananda Hall in the West Wing of the Hindu Cultural Centre

14225 133 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB · T5L 4W3, AB

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Get real! Get out of the stresses, sufferings and start to distinguish dualities that are created in the mind. Seek non-changing, eternal, absolute, one and only truth.

Sadhana, meditation and contemplation of the knowledge found in scriptures helps our spiritual development and growth towards this universal truth that already resides within us. We have only to minimize our ignorance and limitations.

Vedanta Society of Edmonton is comprised of spiritual seekers, who like meditation, lectures, videos, and talks by revered monks of the Ramakrishna Mission. We come together to strengthen our resolve to reach our soul's full potential divinity.

Sri Ramakrishna's Gospel and his words from other sources on divine wisdom has revealed what a great modern day avatar, who realized God and had the practical wisdom to be a respected Guru. He had the capacity to transmit spirituality to anyone and transform them from their lower consciousness level to their highest pure consciousness. Sri Ramakrishna displayed in his life that all religions reach the same end. He practiced each religion passionately and realized that all religions lead to non-duality.

Our sessions are free however, we will also include posts from time to time of events of other organizations across Canada where we can join (costs may apply).

We hope we can engage you on spiritual topics and inspire you to devote some time for meditation on a weekly basis.

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