The Vedanta Center is a community for spiritual aspirants. Its mission is to provide a conducive environment for seekers of self fulfillment following Vedanta philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the practical and modern interpretation of Vedanta by Swami Vivekananda, the Center considers service of humanity and active participation in addressing social issues such as healthcare, education and natural disaster relief to be integral parts of its mission. We provide opportunities for seekers to pursue spiritual growth through prayer, meditation, worship, service activities, study of spiritual and philosophical literature and gaining exposure to practical Vedanta from monks and nuns associated with the Ramakrishna movement as well as others.
VCGA (Vedanta Center of Greater Austin) is organizing a volunteer service drive to help 20 families who lost their home after an entire apartment complex next to Westwood High School, was burned down in a large fire. These families are now left with nothing. If you want to donate anything to help them, please bring your donations to VCGA @ 13506 Broadmeade Avenue, Austin, TX 78729 on Saturday April 15 9:30 – 11 AM, Sundays April 16 and 23 10 AM – 1 PM. There is no limit to how much you can donate. Feel free to bring in as much or as little as you can. The more we can donate, the easier it will be for those families for some time while the apartments are being rebuilt. Some of the things that are needed are basic toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, razor, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, female hygiene products, hairbrush, hairbands, men’s hair products), laundry detergent, pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels, paper towels, toilet papers, bed sheets, blankets, diapers, baby foods, sippy cups, new or gently used clothes, pots and pans, dishes and cups, silverwares. Every bit of your donation will hugely help these homeless families at this time of great struggle.