Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center

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Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center
Formation 1933
  • 17 East 94th Street, New York, NY 10128.
Minister & Spiritual Leader
Swami Yuktatmananda
Main organ
Ramakrishna Order
Parent organization
Ramakrishna Mission
Website Official website

The Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center of New York is a branch of the Ramakrishna Order of India, founded in 1933 by Swami Nikhilananda. After Nikhilananda's death in 1973, the center was headed by Swami Adiswarananda until the latter's death in 2007. Currently Swami Yuktatmananda heads the center.

The center has a temple in New York City and the summer cottage at Thousand Island Park, New York; it publishes a number of seminal books on Vedanta, written or translated by Swami Nikhilananda, many of which were first published by mainstream publishers, including The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, the first complete and best-known translation of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita in 1942.[1]

The spiritual head of the organnization, Swami is a monk of Ramakrishna Order, which encompasses the twin organizations Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

List of publications[edit]


  1. ^ Adiswarananda, Swami (1974). "Swami Nikhilananda 1895-1973". Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association. American Philosophical Association. 47: 225–226. JSTOR 3129924. 

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