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Vedanta Society Berkeley

Founded by Swami Ashokananda in 1939 (Ramakrishna Order, India)
Swami Prasannatmananda - Swami-in-charge
Upcoming Events: 1. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve celebration on December 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm. 2. 166th Birth Anniversary of Sri Sri Sarada Devi on December 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm. 3. Winter Recess starts from December 25, 2018. Classes and Lecture resume from January 6, 2018

This Week:
1. An evening talk on "Inspired Talks" at San Jose House on Sunday, December 9, 2018, after vesper service. 2. Bhagavad Gita at Berkeley on Thursday, December 13, 2018.


"Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before"

-Swami Vivekananda

Upcoming Events

Live & Recent Broadcasts

Photos from our recent celebration of the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago


Get Involved

Swami Prasannatmanada is glad to confer with those who are interested in knowing more about Vedanta or with those who want to discuss their spiritual interests with him. The Swami requests that appointments be made after lectures or classes or over the telephone. 


Make a Donation

All donations are tax exempted under 501(c)(3)


Those who would like to spend some time in prayer, meditation and to attend Vesper service are welcome to do so at the sanctuary of Berkeley center every evening except Sunday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and at San Jose by appointment. 

Library & Book Store

The Society maintains a library on Vedanta philosophy, religion and other philosophical systems and religious traditions of the world both in Berkeley and San Jose. 

Books on Vedanta and Indian religious literature are sold at the bookstore in the foyer before and after the Sunday lectures and Thursday classes. 


Events & Celebrations