Super Cyclone Amphan was a powerful and deadly tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in West Bengal and Bangladesh in May 2020. Ramakrishna Mission, India (our parent organization) is actively serving the impacted. On May 30th, there was a full classical music and dance fundraiser concert by renowned Houston artists. Participants were Pandit Debojyoti Bose, Dr. Rathna Kumar, Supradipta Dutta, Subhendu Chakraborty, Rajnita Bandyopadhyay and Biplab Samadder. Please enjoy this program on You Tube following this link
Please help support this cause by promoting it among your friends and donating generously. All proceeds go directly to Belur Math Cyclone Amphan Relief Services. Links are appended below:
Indian residents please use this link:
Foreign residents please use this link:
Appeal for Expansion of Vedanta Society of Greater Houston
It was in 2007 that we began work on our long-cherished dream: to build a new home for Vedanta, and to become an official branch the Ramakrishna Order, with a resident Swami.
By the grace of the Divine Mother and with the generous donation of time and money from many, the first wish came true in September 2011 when the new temple of the Vedanta Society was inaugurated, having been built without taking any loan. The second was fulfilled when the Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Order accepted our petition, and within five years of application (a record in the history of the Order) granted us affiliation.
Due to this wonderful progress, there has been a steady rise in the attendance of devotees; and we are anticipating further growth. Realizing the urgent need for additional space, an expansion project has been proposed. At first the idea was to build an addition onto the temple building, but after careful consideration it is thought best not to interfere with the integrity of the temple, but to build a separate building on our land, with a covered walkway to the temple.
The additional building will provide:
A dining area for devotees
Sunday School rooms for the children's classes
A hall for the Homa ceremony
A classroom for devotees
The design of the new building will be modular, so that future growth may be easily accommodated as funds become available.
So on behalf of the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston we humbly appeal to all of you to please donate generously, just as many of you did when the temple was coming up, so that our Vedanta work in Houston may grow into a spiritual center of which we can all be proud.
You can make your tax-deductible donation either through PayPal under our "Donation" tab; or mail a check to:
Vedanta Society of Greater Houston
14809 Lindita Dr,
Houston, TX 77083
Or you may bring your check to the center. Please do add "New Building Project" on the memo line of your check.
Thank you, and may you be blessed with Peace, Happiness & Inner Fulfilment.
Swami Sarvadevananda and Swami Atmarupananda
for the VSGH