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Causes: Protestant, Religion

Mission: Teach and facilitate sarada ramakrishna vivekananda spiritual practice.

Programs: Sarada ramakrishna vivekananda associations carries out its mission of spiritualeducation via the following programs: classes, retreats, childrens classes, prisonministry, maintaining centers of study and worship, publishing and dissemination ofspiritual materials in print and on the internet. Centers of study, practice, and worship:big island, hi; portland, or; san francisco, cageneral schedule:at the srv oregon ashram, the local sangha maintains a weekly schedule as follows:wednesday evenings: meditation and scripture classsaturday evening: worship with interested inmates. Srv donates spiritual books, music, and discourses to inmates free of charge. Book & magazine publishing:nectar magazine: nectar of non-dual truth, a journal of universal religious andphilosophical teachings. Nectar consists of articles written by teachers and practitioners of the worlds religioustraditions, with emphasis on philosophy, methods, and universal teachings. Nectar is a free magazine of 68 pages, published annually, and supported by readersand special donors. Publishingno new released in 2013. E-newsletter mundamalapublished 4 times a year. Mundamala consists of sangha news, spiritual directorsmessage, book reviews, biographies of the direct disciples of sri ramakrishna,summaries of babajis classes, childrens classes, prison ministry and other issues. Centers of study, practice, and worship: big island, hi; portland, or; san francisco, ca general schedule:at the srv oregon ashram, the local sangha maintains a weekly schedule as follows:wednesday evenings: meditation and scripture classsaturday evening: worshipspecial holy days were also observed. At srv hawaii, where babaji resides, we met nearly every sunday at our center inhonokaa that babaji was in hawaii. Additionally, one or two lectures were delivered atthe new thought center of hawaii. In 2013, the spiritual director visited the portland and san francisco ashrams 4 times,each visit consisting of 4 - 5 weeks. During this time classes are held on both saturdayand sunday, worship on saturday nights, and vesper service followed by a questionand answer class on some fridays. In oregon, babaji gives classes also at 3 mensand a womens prison. In san francisco, nearly all evenings have a vesper servicefollowed by question and answer class. Individual instruction is also given during these visits. He also gives meditation and teachings to the children attending the childrensclasses, held in san francisco and portland. Retreats/seminars:srv associations held 4 retreats and 1 seminar in 2013internet teaching:srv vedanta classes on youtube and livestreamdiscourses are available for free listening via itunes and on the website of advaita academyarticles available on www. Srv. Org and advaita-academy. Org prison ministry:during babajis visits to oregon, he taught at the following prisons:trci in umatilla, osp in salem, cccf (womens), wilsonville, drci, in madras,wccf in lakeview, and crci in portland for a total of approximately 32 classes. At each facility babaji gives classes from 1. 5 - 3 hours and also meets privately with interested inmates. Srv donates spiritual books, music, and discourses to inmates free of charge. Book & magazine publishing:nectar magazine: nectar of non-dual truth, a journal of universal religious andphilosophical teachings. Nectar consists of articles written by teachers and practitioners of the worlds religioustraditions, with emphasis on philosophy, methods, and universal teachings. Nectar is a free magazine of 68 pages, published annually, and supported by readersand special donors. Publishingno new releases in 2013. E-newsletter mundamalapublished 4 times a year. Mundamala consists of sangha news, spiritual directorsmessage, book reviews, biographies of the direct disciples of sri ramakrishna,summaries of babajis classes, childrens classes, prison ministry and other issues.

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Rating: 5

Led by Babaji Bob Kindler - who has intricate knowledge of ancient Indian teachings., SRV is a real spiritual group where those serious about finding deep spiritual truth can find answers and like minded searchers.