Vedanta Press

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Vedanta Press
Parent company Vedanta Society of Southern California
Founded 1940s? (1940s?)
Founder Swami Prabhavananda
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Hollywood
Distribution Worldwide
Nonfiction topics Spirituality, Philosophy, Vedanta, Hinduism
Official website

Vedanta Press is the publishing wing of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. It publishes a number of important books in Indian philosophy and the Vedanta tradition, both original works and translations of Sanskrit scriptures. Vedanta Press published the bimonthly Vedanta for the West from 1941 to 1970. After its establishment in the late 1940s, Publishers Weekly reported that "Vedanta Press, the recently established Hollywood firm.... has received considerable publicity in articles appearing in Time, Life, Holiday, and Vogue."[1] It also noted that

Vedanta Press... plans six titles for its first list of books about the Vedanta philosophy, which is currently reflected in the writings of Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, and others. [These are] the "Wisdom of God," "The Eternal Companion," "Vedanta— Its Philosophy," and "What is Vedanta?" [and translations of] "Crest-Jewel of Discrimination,"... and... the "Upanishads"[1]

Main Titles[edit]

  • Spiritual Heritage of India (see article) by Swami Prabhavananda
  • The Eternal Companion: Brahmananda, his Life and Teachings
  • How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali
  • Ramakrishna and his Disciples
  • Vedanta for the Western World
  • Vedanta for Modern Man
  • Living Wisdom: Vedanta in the West
  • Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal
  • Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God
  • Vedanta: A Simple Introduction
  • Sermon on the Mount according to Vedanta
  • Shankara's Crest-jewel of Discrimination
  • Narada's Way of Divine Love: The Narada Bhakti Sutras
  • Vedanta: A Religion, a Philosophy, a Way of Life
  • Seeing God Everywhere: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Living
  • Six Lighted Windows: Memories of Swamis in the West


  1. ^ a b Anonymous (1947). "Untitled". Publishers Weekly. 147: 1573. 

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