Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Centre, New York, USA

Founded in 1933, this branch of Ramakrishna Math has Swami Yuktatmananda as the minister-in-charge.

Activities:

  • Sunday service and two weekday classes.
  • Talks and lectures in different parts of America, and meetings with groups of students of comparative religion.
  • Special services on Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Durga Puja day, and the birthdays of Buddha, Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
  • Publication of a monthly announcement with an article by the swami and a number of books on the lives and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda, and on the systems of Yoga and Vedanta. All books are being made available in e-book format.
  • A library and a reading room with 1200 books and 10 periodicals for members and friends, and a book showroom.

Activities of the Vivekananda Cottage: This house at Thousand Island Park on the St. Lawrence River, where Swami Vivekananda stayed and gave his Inspired Talks in 1895, serves as a retreat for spiritual culture in summer. Daily vespers, meditation sessions, scriptural classes, and a retreat programme were conducted in the summer this year.

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Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center Chapel