Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ramakrishna Mission - USA Branches

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa - Biography and Teachings - Birthday 18 February

Vedanta Society, Berkeley

Vedanta Society
2455 Bowditch Street
Berkeley, California 94704-2429
Phone: 1-510-848 8862
Fax: 1-510-845 4583

The centre was started in 1939 and is located near the university in Berkeley. It is a branch of Ramakrishna Math, and Swami Aparananda is its minister-in-charge.


  1. library with 2904 books.
  2. Regular worshipmeditation, and celebration of special religious events.
  3. Spiritual counselling to seekers.
  4. Lectures on Sundays, classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and discussion on Vedanta scriptures on other weekdays.
  5. Invited by different organizations and colleges, the swami delivered several lectures in the neighbourhood and other cities of the United States as well as in Canada. He also participated in several interfaith meetings. He gave fortnightly talks in the Society's house at San Jose.

Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston

Ramakrishna Vedanta Society
58 Deerfield Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone: 1-617-536 5320

Started in 1910 and shifted to its present location in 1941, this branch of Ramakrishna Math has Swami Tyagananda as the monk-in-charge.


  1. A shrine for prayer and meditation.
  1. Celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, Jesus, the Buddha and Sri Krishna.
  1. Sunday lectures and weekly classes.
  1. Swami Tyagananda gave lectures at the Boston and Harvard Universities, and also at MIT.
  1. A children's camp, regular classes, and a retreat for devotees at the Society's Sarada Ashrama, 60 km to the southeast at Marshfield, which also maintained a shrine for daily prayer and meditation.

Vivekananda Vedanta Society, Chicago

Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago
14630 South Lemont Road,
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Phone: 1-708 301 9062
Fax: 1-708-301 9063

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