Vedanta Society of Sacramento

The Vedanta Society of Sacramento is located on approximately 8 acres in suburban Sacramento. In addition to the temple and the living quarters, society have several acres of gardens which they call the Santodyan (Garden of saints). In addition to a lily and a lotus pond the garden is graced with statues of some of the world’s most beloved saints. The garden is open 365 days a year from 6 am until 8:30 pm or dusk, whichever comes first. The Vedanta Society of Sacramento is a nonprofit religious organization that promotes the practice, study and teaching of the philosophy and religion of Vedanta – the ancient spiritual wisdom of India.

Ramakrishna VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. After his first visit to the West, Swami Vivekananda returned to India and founded the Ramakrishna Order in 1898. His lectures, writings, letters, and poems are published as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.

Website: www.vedantasacto.org

References:

valcomnews.com – Vedanta Society of Sacramento

softcom.net – The Garden of Saints

Vedanta Society of Northern California Retreat

The Vedanta Society of Northern California maintains a retreat in west Marin County, about an hour’s drive from San Francisco in the town of Olema, where spiritual seekers may meditate and study away from the disturbances of urban life. Upon approval, individuals may stay overnight at the retreat from time to time after an interview at the Vedanta Society in San Francisco. The retreat occupies over 2000 acres on the Point Reyes Peninsula ― a sparsely settled, still largely pristine area on the coast of northern California. The Vedanta Society maintains a retreat house for men, as well as a separately located house for women. Each house accommodates retreat guests in private bedrooms. The purpose of the retreat is to provide spiritually-minded people, of any faith or spiritual path, a supportive environment for spiritual practice.

Ramakrishna VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. After his first visit to the West, Swami Vivekananda returned to India and founded the Ramakrishna Order in 1898. His lectures, writings, letters, and poems are published as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.

Website: www.sfvedanta.org

References:

The Society – sfvedanta.org

The Ramakrishna Order – vedanta.org

Vedanta Society of Northern California

The Vedanta Society of Northern California was thrice blessed with three eminent direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna’s greatest apostle, carried his master’s message and his immense spiritual power to the West, and, in the last years of his mission, to San Francisco. There he started the Vedanta Society of San Francisco on April 14, 1900. The New Temple, located at the corner of Vallejo and Fillmore Streets in San Francisco, is the Society’s headquarters. The New Temple offers a variety of spiritual services.

Ramakrishna VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. After his first visit to the West, Swami Vivekananda returned to India and founded the Ramakrishna Order in 1898. His lectures, writings, letters, and poems are published as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.

Website: www.sfvedanta.org

References:

The Society – sfvedanta.org

The Ramakrishna Order – vedanta.org

Vedanta Society of San Diego

The San Diego Monastery, a branch of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, is located near Balboa Park, at 1440 Upas Street. It holds Sunday lectures, evening classes, and meditation and vesper services. The Vedanta Society of Southern California (VSSC) is under the spiritual leadership of the Ramakrishna Order of India; Vedanta societies are the Western branches of the Ramakrishna Order. The Society was founded in 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Ramakrishna Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. After his first visit to the West, Swami Vivekananda returned to India and founded the Ramakrishna Order in 1898. His lectures, writings, letters, and poems are published as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.

Website: www.sandiegovedanta.org

References:

San Diego Monastery – sandiegovedanta.org

The Ramakrishna Order – vedanta.org

Vedanta Society of Southern California

The Vedanta Society of Southern California (VSSC) is under the spiritual leadership of the Ramakrishna Order of India; Vedanta societies are the Western branches of the Ramakrishna Order. The Society was founded in 1930 in Los Angeles, California. The Society maintains centers in Hollywood, Santa Barbara, San Diego, South Pasadena and Trabuco Canyon.

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. After his first visit to the West, Swami Vivekananda returned to India and founded the Ramakrishna Order in 1898. His lectures, writings, letters, and poems are published as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.

Website: www.vedanta.org

References:

Vedanta Society – vedanta.org

The Ramakrishna Order – vedanta.org