ON Wednesday 16th August the vision of the Vedanta Centre in Springfield came closer to reality with the turning of the sod.
The ceremony took place on the approximately 52 acres of land donated by Springfield Land Corporation to Vedanta Society of Sydney’s Brisbane Chapter, situated 96 Vedanta Drive Springfield Lakes.
The then acting Mayor of Ipswich Cr Paul Tully, Swami Sridharananda the President of the Vedanta Centre of Sydney, Chairperson of Springfield Land Corporation Dr Maha Sinnathamby and many other invited dignitaries attended the ceremony.
Resident Swami Atmeshananda, welcomed everyone to the ceremony and handed over the proceeding to MC Jim Varghese to conduct the program.
Swami Sridharananda’s address was par excellence and eloquent, such wisdom delivered in a honest and humble manner.
Vedanta Centre which will take approximately eighteen months to complete will be a multipurpose building that will house a monastery, meditation Hall and amenities.
The Centre will be a peaceful, harmonious place wherein meditation, yoga and scriptural study will be the prominent activities. People of all beliefs and faith will be welcome without any distinction.
The Vedanta Centre is a spiritual organisation based on the philosophy of oneness and harmony. Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient spiritual philosophies and one of its broadest based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India.
It is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian Culture, Vedanta is Universal in its participation and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.