Centre Vedantique Ramakrishna, Gretz, France

Centre Main Building
Centre Vedantique Ramakrishna
64 Boulevard Victor-Hugo, 77220 Gretz, France
Phone: 33-1-64070311; Fax: 33-1-64420357
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.centre-vedantique.fr

This branch centre of Ramakrishna Mission was started in Paris in 1937 and later shifted to its present home in Gretz, about 30 km from Paris. Swami Veetamohananda is its minister-in-charge.


  • Regular worship, meditation and prayers in the shrine.
  • Daily classes, Sunday lectures, and weekly Sanskrit classes.
  • Frequent retreats, seminars, guided meditation, inter-religious meetings and special summer courses on subjects like art, philosophy, art of right living, yoga, etc.
  • Celebration of holy days with cultural programmes.
  • Publication of Vedanta, a quarterly magazine in French, (49th year) and a newsletter.
  • Meeting spiritual groups and attending interfaith meets elsewhere in France, and in other European countries and interviews to people seeking spiritual advice.
  • Agricultural activities like growing vegetation, bee-keeping, etc.
Meditation at the Chapel