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Schedule update

Weekday classes:
There will be no classes on Tuesday (Feb 19), Wednesday (Feb 20) and Friday (Feb 22).

Next Gospel class: Tuesday, Feb 26
Next Vedanta study group meet: Wednesday, Feb 27
Next Bhagavad Gita class: Friday, Mar 1


(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 - Meditation and study of Bhagavad Gita.

          Bhagavad Gita recordings: Soundcloud  iTunes  Google Play

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

Sunday Classes at 11 AM

Jan 27: Swami Vivekananda in New York

Feb 3: Swami Brahmananda - Life and Teachings

Feb 10: Our Real Nature

Feb 17: "Sri Ramakrishna in Bhavamukha" by Swami Yogatmananda, Vedanta Society of Providence

Feb 24: "From Doubt to Realization" by Swami Atmajnanananda, Vedanta Society of Washington

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Recent Classes on Mandukya Karika

Jun 10 - Quenching the Firebrand

Jun 3 - No Mind

Apr 15 - The Ultimate Truth

Apr 8 - The Essence of All Vedanta

Recent Events

Select pictures from: Guest lectures at Sivananda Ashram, Sri Ramakrishna birthday, Ridgely Retreat 2018, Summer 2018, Vedanta Retreat 2018, Durga Puja 2018, Parliament of Religions, Toronto, Interfaith Conference, Christmas 2018, Kalpataru Day 2019, Swami Vivekananda Birthday 2019, Events - Jan 2019

Picture archive is here.



     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.