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Swami Abhedananda Lecture Series - 2018

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            SWAMI VIVEKANANDA                 SRI RAMAKRISHNA                 HOLY MOTHER SARADA DEVI



Special Lecture: Aug 22, 2018

Swami Purnatmananda, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Culture Center, Kolkata will give a guest lecture at the Vedanta Society.

Topic:: Religion According to Swami Vivekananda
Time: 7:15 - 8:15 PM

The Vedanta Society is now in summer recess and will reopen for regular service in September. During the recess, there will be no regular weekday or Sunday classes.

Please see here for schedule of Swami Sarvapriyananda's summer tour


Global Gita Convention: Sep 2018

Interview of Swami Sarvapriyananda

    Ruben Museum of Art

    Watch Recording of the Talk


Read Swami Sarvapriyananda's interview in Time Magazine for International Day of Yoga


(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

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

Sunday Classes at 11 AM

June 3: No Mind

June 10: Quenching the Firebrand

June 17: "The Living Photographs of Sri Ramakrishna" by Swami Harinamananda

June 24: Spiritual Retreat


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, Jan 2018, Guest lectures at Sivananda Ashram, Sri Ramakrishna birthday, Mar 2018, Apr 2018, June 2018, Ridgely Retreat 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.