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            SWAMI VIVEKANANDA                 SRI RAMAKRISHNA                 HOLY MOTHER SARADA DEVI



Schedule update

Weekday classes: There will be no weekday classes from Jan 8th through 19th
Next Gospel class: Tuesday, Jan 23
Next Vedanta study group meet: Wednesday, Jan 24
Next Aparokshanubhuti class: Friday, Jan 26

Sunday class on Jan 14: Guest speaker Pravrajika Gitaprana of Ridgely Manor will speak on "Everyday Vedanta"


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

Jan 7:   Swami Vivekananda in America

Jan 14: "Everyday Vedanta" by Pravrajika Gitaprana of Ridgely Manor

Jan 21: Swami Trigunatitananda: Life and Teachings

Jan 28: Swami Brahmananda: Life and Teachings


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Recent Classes

Dec 31 - Ask the Swami: Question and Answer session

Nov 19 - Ask the Swami: Question and Answer session

Nov 12 - The Great Bliss

Oct 22 - The Nondual Self

Recent Events

Select events of Sep & Oct 2017Durga Puja 2017, Dec 2017.



     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.