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Swami Abhedananda Lecture Series - 2018

Live on YouTube - Friday at 7:30 pm
Sister Nivedita

Breaking Barriers - Interfaith Conference

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            SWAMI VIVEKANANDA                 SRI RAMAKRISHNA                 HOLY MOTHER SARADA DEVI



(All are welcome)

Weekday Classes by Swami Sarvapriyananda

Tuesdays:  7:30pm - Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Wednesdays:  4:00pm - Vedanta Study Group, currently studying Mandukya Karika

Fridays:  7:30pm - Aparokshanubhuti streamed live and recorded

Daily:   6:30pm - Vesper service (prayer) followed by meditation

Sunday Classes at 11 AM

Apr 22: "Bhakti in Historical Perspective" by Prof John Stratton Hawley, Professor of Religion at Barnard College

Apr 29: Spiritual Retreat

May 6: The Buddha: Life and Teachings

May 13: "Holy Mother on Spiritual Life" by Pr. Bhavaniprana and Pr. Divyanandaprana

May 20: Adi Shankaracharya: Life and Teachings

May 27: No Mind


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Recent Classes

Apr 15 - The Ultimate Truth

Apr 8 - The Essence of All Vedanta

Apr 1 - Easter Inspiration

Mar 25 - Ask the Swami: Question and Answer session

Recent Events

Select events of Swami Vivekananda birthday, Jan 2018, Guest lectures at Sivananda Ashram, Sri Ramakrishna birthday



     Vedanta Society of New York (VSNY) is affiliated with the Ramakrishna Order of India. In fact, VSNY is the Order's first Center started by Swami Vivekananda, in 1894. It was an historic event, for the seed of the world-wide Ramakrishna Movement was sown here in New York over a century ago.

     Swami Vivekananda was the first teacher of Vedanta to come to the West, who drew wide acclaim by his electrifying addresses at the World's Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. After the conclusion of the Parliament, a group of American students interested to learn more about Vedanta gathered about the Swami, and the first Vedanta Center in the West was started in New York City.

     Vedanta Society of New York bases its teachings on the System of Vedanta , especially as explained by Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) and his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) and as demonstrated in their lives.

     The Society is one of the number of Vedanta Centers in the US, and is guided by Swamis (monks) of the Order, who serve as ministers.