Nippon Vedanta Kyokai (Vedanta Society of Japan), Kanagawa-ken

Started in 1959, the centre was made a branch of Ramakrishna Math in 1984. Swami Medhasananda is its swami-in-charge.


  1. Regular religious classes and retreats at the centre and at other places in Japan.
  2. Sunday yogasana classes.
  3. Publication of a bi-monthly magazine, Fumetsu No Kotoba, in Japanese. The centre has also brought out Japanese translations of some of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature.
  4. A small library with 2,800 books and a book showroom.
  5. Welfare work by serving food once a month to homeless people in Kotobuki-cho in Yokohama.
  6. Celebration of the birth anniversaries of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, Lord Buddha, etc.