Vivekananda Vedanta Society, Chicago, USA


Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago
14630 South Lemont Road, Homer Glen, Illinois 60491, USA
Phone: 1-708-301-9062; Fax: 1-708-301-9063
E-mail: [email protected]; Website:


Vivekananda  Retreat
6273, I22nd Avenue, Fennville, Ganges, Michigan 49408-9627, USA
Phone: 1-269-543-4545

Started in 1930, this Society is a branch of Ramakrishna Math. It was shifted to its present home at Homer Glen in 2008. Swami Ishatmananda is the minister-in-charge.


  • Daily worship in the shrine, Sunday services, Sanskrit and other classes on Sunday and two weekdays.
  • Celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, and other religious festivals.
  • A library and a bookshop. Publicatioon of a quarterly eZine Chicago Calling.
  • Regular spiritual counseling, and lectures in Chicago and other American cities, Canada and Trinidad. The Swami attended meetings at University of Chicago as one of the religious advisors.
  • The centre provided pecuniary help for charitable works in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
  • The following activities were held at Vivekananda Retreat, Ganges Township, Fennville, Michigan:
    • Daily worship in the shrine and Sunday services.
    • A library, a bookshop, an auditorium and a museum on Indian culture.
    • Retreat facilities for spiritual aspirants.
Chapel at Vivekananda Retreat, Ganges