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Vedanta Society of Calgary presents Swami Atmaghanananda in Edmonton

Swami Atmaghanananda

Swami Atmaghanananda joined the Ramakrishna Order in 1971 at the Bengaluru Math Centre and served thereafter at many of the educational centres of the Ramakrishna Mission. He was head of the Ramakrishna Mission at Colombo, Shri Lanka, for nearly two decades (1991-2007), and then served at the Chennai Math from 2008-2011. He was later in charge of Vivekananda College, Mylapore , Chennai, from 2011 to 2013. Since 2013 he is the Head of Ramakrishna Math at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

Swami-ji is also well known in the Ramakrishna Math and Mission centres for his melodious rendering of bhajans and kirtans on Thakur, Maa and Swami Vivekananda.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 
Maha Ganapathy Cultural Centre
128 Running Creek Road, N.W. Edmonton T6J 7B1

Lecture 1: – 2:30 to 3:30PM
Topic: How meditation can lead us to our ultimate goal

Lecture 2: – 3:30 to 4:30PM
Topic: Meditation practice followed by Q&A

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Hindu Society of Alberta 14225-133 Avenue, Edmonton

Location: Swami Vivekananda Hall
Lecture 1: 10:00 to 11:30AM
Topic: How Shri Ramakrishna made religion easy

Location: Main Temple Hall
Lecture 2: 11:30 – 11:50AM
Topic: The significance of the Bhagavad Gita in our lives

Lunch Break

Location: Swami Vivekananda Hall
Lecture 3: 3:00 – 4:30PM
Topic: Kathopanishad

Contact: Anirban Bosu 403.988.1669

2016 AGM


The 2016 Annual General Meeting took place at The Hindu Society of Alberta at 14225-133 Avenue, Edmonton on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 1-3pm. Morning meditation/lecture was held as usual around 10am, followed by lunch break, then AGM. Sincere thank you to everyone’s attendance efforts.



Visiting Swamis Lecture Series

14-15 April 2016

Swami Yogatmananda’s program had to be cancelled due to flight issues.

24 April 2106

We welcome the Ramakrishna Mission monk, Swami Tyagananda from the Vedanta Centre of Boston. His lecture topics include: the Gospel of Ramakrishna and Karma Yoga. The lectures will be held in the Swami Vivekananda Hall with a short talk in the Main temple hall during the Sunday Mahavir Jain Jayanti celebration. Meals will follow each of the lectures, 23rd April will be potluck. We encourage everyone to attend. Bringing a dish for the potluck will be appreciated but not mandatory.

Bios of the Swamijis

Swami Yogatmananda is Minister and President of the Vedanta Society of Providence. He joined the Ramakrishna Order in 1976, and received his monastic vows in 1986. After being at Ramakrishna Math Center at Nagpur, India for 20 years, he was posted as the Head of Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

Swami Yogatmananda came to United States in the summer of 2001 as the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Providence. His present responsibilities include conducting Sunday service, weekly study classes and organising spiritual retreats. He is invited to preach Vedanta at different places in the United States.

Swami Yogatmananda is the Hindu Religious Affiliate at the Brown University, Providence, RI and the Hindu Chaplain at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA.

Swami Tyagananda (1956 – ) joined the Ramakrishna Order in 1976 from the University of Bombay, India. He has served in the monasteries of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission at Mumbai from 1976 to 1980; at Belur Math from 1980 to 1982; at Delhi from 1982 to 1983 and Chennai from 1983 to 1997. He came to USA, at Ramakrishna Vedanta Society in Boston in 1998 and is presently the head of the society there. Currently he is also the Hindu chaplain at MIT and Harvard. He has presented papers at academic conferences and he gives lectures and classes at the Vedanta Society, MIT, Harvard, and other colleges in and around Boston. He has conducted spiritual Retreats on various subjects of the Vedanta in the USA and Canada for the spiritual seekers of the North American continent.

Swami Tyagananda was the editor of the English language journal Vedanta Kesari based in Chennai, India for eleven years. He has also translated and edited ten books, including Monasticism: Ideals and Traditions (1991), Values: The Key to a Meaningful Life (1996) and The Essence of the Gita (2000). His latest book Walking the Walk: A Manual of Karma Yoga was published by the Chennai Sri Ramakrishna Math in 2014.

Regular Sunday Meetups

Visit the Swami Vivekananda Hall on Sunday mornings between 10:00am and Noon to view the gallery, meditate, offer prayers, read, and take in Vedanta lectures.

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