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Vedanta Society Berkeley

Founded by Swami Ashokananda in 1939 (Ramakrishna Order, India)
Swami Prasannatmananda - Swami-in-charge


  1. Living In Spirit lecture by Dr. Munis D Faruqui on 'Hidden books uncovered: Dara Shukoh, Vedanta and Imperial Succession in Mughal India' at 5:00PM at Vedanta Society, Berkeley on Saturday, May 12, 2018 

New Additions:

1. New video of Shivaratri Celebration below
2. Living In Spirit lecture by Dr. Munis D Faruqui
3. New Bhagavad Gita video uploaded
4. Sunday lecture on 4/15/2018 by Swami Ishadhyanananda


"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


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 6:00pm 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