Vedanta Society of Toronto, Canada

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Vedanta Society of Toronto
120 Emmett Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6M 2E6, Canada
Phone: 1-416-240-7262; Fax: 1-416-245-3764; E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.vedantatoronto.ca

This centre was started in 1968 and made a branch of Ramakrishna Math in 1989.  Swami Kripamayananda is its minister-in-charge.

Activities:

  • Daily meditation and evening service, bhajans, Sunday lectures and weekly religious classes.
  • Lectures at various cities in Canada and USA.
  • Interviews with students and spiritual seekers.
  • A library with a reading room and a book showroom.
  • Annual retreat for devotees, an annual seminar and annual public speaking competition for school students.
  • Bi-monthly Sunday school for children.
  • Celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Krishna, Buddha and Christ, as well as some other religious festivals.
  • Community involvement through celebration of International Yoga Day and Senior’s Day.
  • A vigil, consisting of japa and meditation and the singing of Ramnam, once a month.
  • Publication of a bi-monthly newsletter-Vivekananda Review.
  • Welfare work by distributing food to the homeless and needy.
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Special Worship at Mahashivratri