Vedanta Society of Providence, a non-profit spiritual organization, was founded by Swami Akhilananda in 1928 to spread the universal message of Vedanta in Rhode Island and beyond. It is a branch of the Ramakrishna Order founded in the late 19th century in India.

Vedanta Society preaches the ancient ideals and practices of Vedanta applicable in modern times as illustrated by the life of Sri Ramakrishna and propagated by his most illustrious disciple Swami Vivekananda. People of various religious/spiritual backgrounds over many centuries have been practicing the universal non-denominational teachings of Vedanta that deal with both the Personal and Impersonal conceptions of God in various forms (and formless too). This verse in Rig Veda epitomizes the nature of all-inclusive Vedanta teachings: एकं सत् विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति (ekaṃ sat viprā bahudhā vadanti) - Truth is one, people call it by various names.

Thus Vedanta Society, through its various activities, strives to achieve a twin objective of working for one's own enlightenment and reducing strife in this afflicted world by promoting harmony among people as per the motto of the Ramakrishna Order: आत्मनो मोक्षार्थं जगत् हिताय च (ātmano mokṣārthaṃ jagat hitāya ca) - For one's own salvation and for the welfare of the world.

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All are welcome for all programs. There is no fee for any program unless otherwise stated. Children's room is available for all programs.

D O N A T I O N   P A Y M E N T   S E C T I O N

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Swami's Travel Itinerary

Swami Yogatmananada travels widely spreading the message of Vedanta to seekers

See his upcoming travel plans



Weekly Classes

Tuesdays  7 pm – 8:45 pm   beginning July 09, 2024

Arati, meditation &  Summer Mysticism Series
Ibn Arabi (Sufism)

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The following programs are
(suspended from June 22 until September)

"The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna" 

Fridays  7 pm – 8:45 pm: 
Arati, meditation & Study Class on
"Stories from Srimad Bhagavatam"

Live streaming here

Silent Meditation Sessions


Programs below are SUSPENDED from June 24 2024 until September 

All Programs will resume starting September 09, 2024

Everyday, 5:45 - 7:20 AM

Monday 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesday & Friday, 7:00 - 7:30 PM; 
      followed by class from 07:30 to 08:30

Sunday no meditation at 7 PM
     Doors are locked!
     Sunday details are on the Monthly Schedule  

Day-long meditation session
First Saturday (usually) of every month
12:00 noon - 8:00 PM.

Swami Yogatmananada conducts occasional retreats/classes at various Vedanta Centers and groups.

Follow for updates on the Upcoming Events page here.

Latest Lecture

Karma Yoga & Guided Meditation


8:30 - 10:30 AM: Karma Yoga (volunteering)
11:00 AM - 12:00 noon: Guided Meditation & Prayers

Children's Program

Program may be restarted in 2024.

Check this web page for updates.

First SUNDAY of every month (usually, currently suspended)
4:00 - 6:00 PM:
Activities guided by experienced teachers



Recent audio lectures: click here

Archived audio lectures: click here

Library & Store

Open 30 minutes before a Chapel program
Library & Bookstore: Books on Vedanta and other religions, meta-physics and philosophy. Audio/Video lectures, pictures, incense, pendants etc. also available in bookstore.

Yoga Sessions

Hatha Yoga Classes

Resume on Sept 19, 2023
Tuesdays: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Fee: $10:00/class, $100.00/15 classes.

Appropriate for all levels

e-Holy Company

Online resources of e-books, audio-books, music and videos on Vedanta

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Meet the Swami

Personal/Group guidance in meditation & spiritual life by appointments

About the Swami and Contact details

Have a Question?

If you have questions regarding spiritual life, Hinduism/Vedanta and Vedanta Society,
please write to us:

Contact Email

Vedanta Society of Connecticut

Swami Yogatmananda conducts monthly Satsang: Worship, Music and Discussion

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