UPDATE: Following updated guidelines from PA Department of Health, entry to temple premises is limited to Pennsylvania residents only.

PA residents are welcome to join Thanksgiving weekend retreat in person on ‘first come first serve’ basis due to limited availability. Non PA residents can attend the retreat classes virtually by paying a registration fee of $75.

Thanksgiving retreat Date: Nov 26-29, 2020.

*Pradosha Puja participation on November 27, 2020 and Weekend darshan on November 27-28, 2020 is limited to Thanksgiving camp attendees.

The temple will be open to the public for darshan only during the weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) between 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM and during bi-weekly Pradosam days [5 pm – 6:30 pm].   Please inform us before you come by email to suddhatma@gmail.com or avpoffice@gmail.com, so that we can place you on the list.
Entry is only by pre-registration Due to continuing Covid-19 restriction and CDC guidelines, all visitors are restricted only to the Temple area. We thank you for your kind co-operation.
*Fruit prasada will be available in the temple foyer.

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Thu 26

Pancadashi Online with Swami Muktatmananda

November 26 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Thu 26

Mundakopanishad Online with Swami Muktatmananda

November 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Thu 26

Thanksgiving Vedānta Course 2020 with Swami Tattvavidanandaji

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - November 29 @ 1:00 pm
Fri 27

Pradosha Puja

November 27 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Dec 01

Ongoing Yoga classes -Cancelled

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 05

Meditation workshop – Cancelled

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dec 06

Bhagavad Gita Weekend Classes

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dec 24

Year-End Vedānta Course

December 24 @ 8:00 pm - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Dec 25

Gītā-jayantī – Gītā-parāyaṇa

December 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


2020 Nine Week Vedanta Course

Swami TattvavidanandaKalpesh Jasapara (Sanskrit)Includes:44 Guided Meditations95 Kathopanishad Chapter 2 Classes51 Satsangs (Q&A)37 Sanskrit Classes 2020-Devanagari-Kathopanishad-Chapter2-Nine-Week-CourseDownload 2020-Trans-Kathopanishad-Chapter2-transliteration-1-Nine-Week-CourseDownload Link to Sanskrit Documents Folder: https://tinyurl.com/avgsanskrit-2020

In day-to-day life, you need a lot of grace. . .That is the beauty of grace. You have to earn the grace of the guru. It may be easily available, but you have to earn it with śraddhā and bhakti. With śraddhā, in seeking knowledge you go through what is taught again. You need not write it down–keep it in your mind and ruminate over that. That is earning the guru’s grace. When the guru’s grace is there, the words of the śāstra he teaches become real to you. They become a reality. In fact, you become that reality. The guru’s grace will help you cross the distance between understanding and having the words. It is called lakṣya; that lakṣya is accomplished by guru’s grace.

May all enjoy guru’s grace, Īśvara’s grace, śāstra’s grace, and one’s own grace. We all live in grace. We live upon grace. May the grace of all the sources of grace be with you all.

Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4

KNOWLEDGE AND THE RENUNCIATION OF ACTION THE ORIGINS OF KARMA-YOGA In the first three verses of the fourth chapter, Krishna sums up the subject matter of karma-yoga by indicating to Arjuna that it is not...

Satsang with Swamiji


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga

THE PURPOSE OF KARMA-YOGA There is no doubt that karma binds, with its limited results. But, if you do karma for antah-karana-siddhi, for neutralizing your raga-dvesas, for gaining...

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