Centre Védantique Genève

ātmano mokshārtham jagad-hitāya cha

The core of the Vedantic Centre Geneva is a spiritual community. The particularities of this Centre are its openness vis-à-vis different faiths or spiritual groups, the accent given on the interior transformation without forgetting the duty towards the marginalised, and its engagement in the inter-religious dialogue. The community around us is attracted by the harmony between the Vedantic vision and modern findings in the domain of physics, and the potentiality of applying this vision in modern lives lived in the midst of almost perpetual stress. A committee, consisting of persons living in the Greater Geneva zone, looks after the organisational aspect of the Centre, and a monk caters to the spiritual need of the community

Diwali 2020

Durga Puja Festival 2020


Durga Puja is organised this year in Centre Vedantique in a particular format, determined by
the precautionary and sanitary measures.

Durga Puja Schedule

Maha Ashtami Puja 23 Oct 2020 at 10:30 – 12:00
Maha Ashtami Darshan (Anjali and bhog prasad distribution) 23 Oct 2020 at 12:30  – 18:00
Maha Navami Puja 24 Oct 2020 at 10:30 – 11:30
Maha Navami Darshan (Anjali and bhog prasad distribution) 24 Oct 2020 at 12:30 – 18:00
Vijaya Dashami Darshan and Anjali 25 Oct 2020 at 11:30 – 15:00

Announcements

“CENTRE VEDANTIQUE GENEVA is taking the opportunity of the Durga Puja Festival 2020 to announce the release of a new website with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation. Now in its primary form and with limited contents, the site will be completed soon. A French version will also be available. We hope you will enjoy our new site.”

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The 26 th October 2020

VIJAYA GREETINGS FROM SWAMI AMARANANDA

नमो देव्यै महादेव्यै शिवायै सततं नमः। नमः प्रकृत्यै भद्रायै नियताः प्रणताः स्म ताम् ॥

Salutations to the Devi, to the great Devi; salutations always to Her
who is the Auspicious One. We prostrate always in submission to Her, the matrix of the physical and the psychical universes as well as
Excellence personified.

Dear All,

We worshipped Mother Durga in the clay image on 23 rd and 24 th Oct. Totally 128 people came to the Centre and partook of the consecrated food on the three days from 23 rd to 25 th Oct. The weather was rainy on the first day and fairly good on the other days. We had to apply strict restrictions for visitors, like distancing and imposing rules of hygiene, because of the rise of Covid in Geneva and near-by France.

Apart from the pujas, there were cultural functions of which the most prominent features were dance by children and devotional songs, hymns by the local artistes.

Some of our members and friends took leadership duties of the teams looking after various aspects of the worship and festival: IT questions related to the live broadcasting and YouTube channel, cultural programmes, decoration, and the cooking and serving of food, and last but not the least, the logistics of holding a big gathering inside a city
in compliance with Government rules to contain the current pandemic.

Please receive our greetings during this auspicious Devi-Paksha. We invoke the blessings of the Mother so that She gives us all peace in spite of the tumult around us!

Yours in the Divine Mother,
Swami Amarananda

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