Vedanta Society, New York, USA

This Vedanta Society, the first in the USA, was started by Swami Vivekananda in 1894. Swami Sarvapriyananda is the minister-in-charge.


  • Daily prayer, weekly devotional singing and scriptural classes, Sunday service, and weekly evening classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Talks in different parts of the USA, and interviews to spiritual aspirants.
  • Special services on Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Durga Puja day, Kali Puja day and the birthdays of Buddha, Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
  • A library and a reading room with 1500 books for members and friends, and a book showroom.
  • The annual Vivekananda Festival at Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgley.
Sunday Class