Vedanta Society of Portland, USA

The Society was founded in 1925. Swami Chandrashekharananda is in charge of this affiliate of the Ramakrishna Math. Its spacious home and temple are located in the attractive Mt Tabor District.


  • Daily worship, vesper service, meditation and bhajans, Ramnam Sankirtan on Sunday evenings.
  • Scriptural classes and religious discourses.
  • Weekly youth forum.
  • Spiritual retreats and devotees’ meetings.
  • Celebration of the birthdays of the Holy Trio and major religious festivals.
  • Welfare activities: Providing food to the poor and financial; assistance to the centres of the order in India.
  • The Society has a retreat at Scappoose in a 289-acre wooded area, overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Located 40 km away from the city, the retreat has several remote forest shrines which are used for meditation by the members and friends during vacations.
Vedanta Retreat, Scappoose