True religion is not talk, or doctrines, or theories. It is the relation between soul and God. We must realize God, feel God, see God, talk to God. That is religion.
— Swami Vivekananda
As the rosy dawn comes before the rising sun, so does a heart intensely longing and yearning for God herald the glorious vision of the Divine.
— Sri Ramakrishna
If you want peace of mind, don’t see the faults of others. Instead, see your own faults. No one is a stranger, my child. Learn to make the world your own.
— Sri Sarada Devi

Ramakrishna Vedanta Society in Boston is a branch of the Ramakrishna Order founded by Swami Vivekananda. His disciple, Swami Paramananda, started the Boston branch in 1909. It moved to its present location in 1941.

This is a vibrant spiritual community of earnest seekers who come from diverse religious, cultural and racial backgrounds to pray and meditate, study and discuss, and work together for the common good.

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The Society’s programs include prayer, worship, meditation, music, lectures, study-groups, community service, and campus outreach.


The talks and lectures at the Vedanta Society are also available as audio podcasts. Search for “Vedanta and Yoga” in your favorite podcast app.



Swami Tyagananda gives guidance and meditation instruction to those who want to deepen their spiritual life.


Open before and after every program, the bookstore stocks CDs and books on spirituality, a few of which are also available online.



All the talks and classes at the Vedanta Society are streamed. They can be seen in real time or watched later from the Archives.


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