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 Bhagavad Gita class
is held each Thursday evening from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
In addition, the public is welcome to attend
the community worship and meditation periods each day in the
Temple. Morning Service begins at 8:30 AM; Midday at 12:30
PM and Arati (Vespers) at 5:00 PM. Special holy days are observed
throughout the year. Announcements are posted on the Upcoming
Events page of this website.
Membership at the ashrama 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 help.
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 Paramananda House. 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.