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Vedanta Society Berkeley

Founded by Swami Ashokananda in 1939 (Ramakrishna Order, India)
Swami Prasannatmananda - Swami-in-charge
Upcoming Events: 1. Summer Recess from July 01, 2019 till September 13, 2019. 2. Spiritual Retreat at Camp Taylor on September 7, 2019. Please see the details inside for registration.

This Week:
1. Yogadharana: Meditation session on every Wednesday at San Jose House from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


"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


"In this world of many he who sees the one, in this ever-changing world he who sees Him who never changes, as the Soul of his own soul, as his own Self, he is free, he is blessed, he has reached the goal." Therefore know that thou art He; thou art the God of this universe, 'Tat Tvam Asi' (That thou art). - Swami Vivekananda

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 & Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and at San Jose House on Wednesday from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. 

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

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