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A reading section with selected books on philosophy and religion in Japanese and English is open to visitors at the Zushi Centre.


Vedanta literature and books on Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi, Vivekananda and etc. both in Japanese and English, CDs and cassettes of Indian devotional songs, incence sticks, selected photos.


Anyone who wishes to express his appre-ciation and support of Vedantic teachings in Japan is welcome to become a member of the Vedanta Kyokai.

Additional information and membership forms are available upon re-quest at the Zushi Centre.


Private interviews with the resident monk, Swami Medhasananda, are by appointment only.

The swami is most happy to discuss matters on spiritual practice and clarification of Hindu scriptures.


Activities of the Nippon Vedanta Kyokai
(check 'Home' page for scheduled talks and events)


Shrine: Remains open from 5-15 a.m. through 8 p.m. for meditation.

Chanting and Devotional songs: Chanting every morning and Aratrik bhajan every evening in the shrine. Ramanam sankirtanam once a month.


Talks: Talks on Vedanta / Bhagavad Gita / Yogas and similar other subjects of Indian philosophy and religion by the resident monk every month as part of the Zushi Retreat and the Shimbashi Talk.
(See 'Home' page for scheduled talks)


Shimbashi Talk
(Continuing Discourse on Bhagavad Gita)
Shimbashi Station (Tokyo)
Shimbashi-Mae Building 2
9th Floor (1st Saturday:2p.m.)

Zushi Retreat: A whole-day retreat on the third Sunday of every month with programmes of meditation, chanting, discourse, etc., at the Zushi Centre in Kanagawa-ken.
(See 'Home' page for scheduled retreats.)

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Annual / Special Events:

Celebrations: Birthday celebrations of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Krishna, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ through a programme of meditation, hymns, devotional songs and discourses.

Public celebration of Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary: held in Tokyo in June.

Akhanda Japam: Continuous spiritual practice 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the shrine twice a year.
(See 'Home' page for scheduled Akanda Japam.)

Outdoor Spiritual Retreat: Held every summer in natural surrounding for a weekend.
(See 'Home' page for scheduled Outdoor Retreat.)

Special Events: Past 'special events' have included the dedication of our new Holy Mother's House and visits from the head's of other centres around the world.

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Universal Gospel
Kyokai's Magazine

(Japanese Language only)

Sign up for the Universal Gospel (Bi-monthly). Launched in 1960, it is devoted exclusively to the spreading of Indian spiritual wisdom, especially Vedanta, and teachings of Ramakrishna and Vivekananda; special editions of the magazine are more than double of the ordinary number of pages and consist of highly interesting and illuminating articles.

Subscription (including special editions): 4,000 yen per years subscribers are given a 15% discount on the purchase of books and cassettes directly from the Kyokai.

(See 'Publications')


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