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Swami Abhedananda Lecture Series - 2018

Sister Nivedita

Breaking Barriers - Interfaith Conference

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            SWAMI VIVEKANANDA                 SRI RAMAKRISHNA                 HOLY MOTHER SARADA DEVI


Schedule Update

There will be no Bhagavad Gita class on Friday, Oct 26
Next Bhagavad Gita class: Friday, Nov 2


Interfaith Conference: Nov 17, 2018

The Vedanta Society of New York is happy to present an Interfaith Conference commemorating the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic address to the Parliament of World's Religions in Chicago on 11 September 1893. Register here


(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

Oct 21: Talk on the subject "Shakti - The Divine Mother" in observance of Durga Puja

Oct 28: "Everyday Worship of the Divine Mother" by Pravrajika Gitaprana

Click here for full month schedule

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 events of Swami Vivekananda birthday, Guest lectures at Sivananda Ashram, Sri Ramakrishna birthday, Ridgely Retreat 2018, Summer 2018, Durga Puja 2018



     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.