are held throughout the year and open to all.
For the public, a service is held every Sunday
morning at 11 AM.
Thursday Meditation Class
A group meditation and class is held each Thursday
evening from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Special holy days are observed throughout the year.
Announcements are posted on the Upcoming Events page of this website.
Membership at the Vedanta Centre is a spiritual
affiliation. There are no dues or pledges. Anyone who finds in Vedanta
an answer to spiritual need becomes a member by support and faithful
attendance at our services. The ashrama is a non-profit organization
and gratefully accepts all offerings, contributions and volunteer
Reverend Mother Sudha conducts guided retreats
and classes when she is in residence. For those who have been attending
services regularly, arrangements can be made for individual retreats
at the Vedanta Centre. We have simple, comfortable guest quarters
for those staying overnight or longer. Staples are provided, but
guests are responsible for their own meals. Retreatants participate
in the worship and work life of the resident community, as well
as having time for quiet reflection on the grounds. From time to
time, we offer organized weekend retreats. Those will be announced.
The resident community is composed of women monastics
and householder men and women who share a daily routine of three
periods of worship, prayer and meditation, selfless service and
spiritual study. Women who are interested in living a life of religious
consecration at the ashrama need to be in good health physically
and psychologically. As followers of Sri Ramakrishna, we follow
the Path of Devotion. However, this includes a full day of service,
participation in daily community worship, meditation and spiritual
study. The first years of training take place in Cohasset.
Our lending library specializes in literature of
and about India, with its main emphasis on all of the world's religions.
For a minimal fee, library members are welcome to check out books
from our valuable collection.