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Ramakrishna as We Saw Him – 2nd Edition Mahendra Nath Gupta (M.) Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play by Swami Saradananda Ramakrishna As We Saw Him God Lived with Them They Lived With God How to Live with God Sri Ramakrishna: A Biography in Pictures Sri Sarada Devi: A Biography in Pictures Vivekananda: East Meets West Vedanta: Voice of Freedom, by Swami Vivekananda Meditation and Its Methods: by Swami Vivekananda A Guide to Spiritual Life Spiritual Treasures: Letters of Swami Turiyananda How a Shepherd Boy Became a Saint Avadhuta Gita: The Song of the Ever-Free Girish Chandra Ghosh Methods of Knowledge: According to Advaita Vedanta The Goal and the Way The Universe, God, and God-Realization Sri Ramakrishna's Life and Message in the Present Age Swami Vivekananda's Contribution to the Present Age Meditation: Its Process, Practice and Culmination Hinduism and Christianity Vedanta For All Mind According to Vedanta
SPOTLIGHT

 International Seminar (Belur Math January 28, 2014)

Presidential Address Sw Chetanananda

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Few Facets of Swami Vivekananda (@RKM New Delhi)

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Jun152012

Vedanta Society of St. Louis

HISTORY

The Vedanta Society of St. Louis was started by Swami Satprakashananda in 1938 with the following aims:

1. To relate the spiritual wisdom of Vedanta and to provide the spiritual basis so greatly needed for modern life and progress.

2. To help and encourage men and women to realize their innate divinity by methods and practices best suited to their individual capacities and conditions of life.

3. To establish religious harmony by cultivating the comprehensive vision that all religions are so many paths leading to the realization of God.

 

Minister
Swami Chetanananda

Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Before coming to the United States, he worked in the editorial and publication departments of Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati, Himalayas and also at its Calcutta branch. He was an assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California from 1971 to 1978. He came to St. Louis in March, 1978 and at present is the minister of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis. Swami Chetanananda has written, edited, and translated many important books on Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, and Vedanta.

 

Founder
Swami Satprakashananda

Swami Satprakashananda (1888-1979), a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and a disciple of Swami Brahmananda, founded The Vedanta Society of St. Louis in 1938. He had the good fortune of seeing Swami Vivekananda in 1901, and later he met Sarada Devi and nine direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. The swami was a great scholar and wrote several books on Vedanta.