Ramakrishna-Vedanta Centre of UK, is the only centre in great Britain
affilited to the Ramakrishna order .
Centre was started in London by Swami Ghanananda in November 1948. Until 1969 he
guided it's affairs, established its monastery; edited the publications and also
spoke in many parts of the country. Swami Ghanananda passed away in 1969.
Swami Ghanananda, Swami Bhavyananda became head of the Centre. The Centre moved
in 1977 to Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. Bourne end is 25 miles from London.
Swami Bhavyananda guided the Centre till his passing away in 1993 when Swami
Dayatmananda took charge. Like his predecessors the Swami delivers public
lectures on Vedanta, Yoga, Indian Philosophy and Psychology, Comparative
Religion, and allied subjects on Sunday afternoons at Bourne End and at
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London. After a brief period of meditation the Swami
begins by chanting a few Sanskrit verses, followed by renderings in English;
then the discourse begins.
Swami also occasionally addresses meetings in the provinces and Europe on
interviews for spiritual guidence, study classes and answering letters from
spiritual seekers are some of the Swami's other duties at the centre.
birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna and other great teachers are celebrated at the
Centre. There is a shrine with a meditation room which devotees may use and
where morning and evening services are held. Monastic and lay members assist in
the daily routine activities.
Centre has an elected Board of Management and Board of Trustees. It is
registered with the charities Commission as a charitiable institution, and is
therefore able to recover income tax on donations made under Deeds of Covenant.
The Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre is entirely free from
BOOKS: The Centre, besides publishing books, runs a bookstall which is open
until 5.30 pm. A book list may be had on request.
MEDITATION ROOM: Is open to all from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Vesper Service is at 6.00 pm.
SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE: Swami Dayatmananda is available for personal interviews and
discussions by appointment.
MAGAZINE: The annual subscription to Vedanta is £9.00 post free. Single copies
Buckinghamshire SL8 5LG
Tel: (01628) 526464