Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama
Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama
Affiliated to Ramakrishna Order of India
Regular Activities
Publication of Books and Magazine
Hatha-Yoga Class
Social Projects
Vedanta Spiritual Retreat
Regular Activities

Regular Activities

The Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama of São Paulo was founded in 1974, and officially affiliated to the Ramakrishna Order headquarters in 1998. The centre promotes the Vedanta philosophy through lectures, weekly classes, publications, devotional chants, periodic spiritual retreats, philanthropic service and the celebration of religious festivals.


Weekly lectures

On Saturdays at 5:30 pm a lecture is given on various aspects of Vedanta philosophy, religion, spirituality, and related topics. These talks are given by the resident monks or by special guests. In addition to the lectures on Saturdays, there is a reading of Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita on Sundays, also at 5:30 pm, with commentaries by the monks. Please visit our Program to know the topics of the next lectures. If you wish to receive the bi-monthly newsletter and weekly lecture topics by email, please subscribe to our newsletter below. Free Admission.


Study of the Sacred Scriptures

Every Wednesday a study of the sacred scriptures is held, led by a resident monk. In these classes, the verses of the holy book are studied systematically, and various aspects of Vedanta philosophy, Yoga, and other systems of philosophy are covered. At the moment the Bhagavad Gita, the Song of the Lord, is being studied. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm after the evening meditation, and lasts an hour. Admission is free.


Evening Ritual and Meditation

The temple opens daily to the public at 5:30 pm for evening ritual and meditation, including on weekends and holidays. The Arati (ritualistic worship ceremony) begins at 6:30 pm. This ceremony, which is a symbolic offering to the Supreme Deity, lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by meditation and reading of sacred texts.


Chanting of Shiva Mahimna Stotra 

Every Monday, from 6:10pm to 6:30pm, we perform in the temple the chanting of the Shiva Mahimna, a sacred hymn in praise of the god Shiva. All are welcome.


Spiritual Counseling Interviews

We welcome all sincere aspirants who have an interest in Vedanta. We offer help to spiritual aspirants with advice on prayer and meditation. Private interviews can be arranged in advance with one of the resident monks.


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Publication of Books and Magazine

Publication - Books and Magazine

The Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama is one of the publishers of books in Brazil. Through its books the universal message of Vedanta is disseminated into the modern world. The Vedanta message represents the highest and noblest ideas and ideals enshrined in the sacred books of Upanishads bequeathed by the spiritual sages of ancient India.

The publishing house is registered as Editora Vedanta in the Year 2000. The first book was published in the year 2003 with the title ‘Eternal companion’.

In recent years books have become very expensive, beyond the reach of the common man. The quality books are published without any commercial motive, they are priced moderately. 

Under these three main categories of books are published by 
Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama 

1. Scriptures: Most of the important scriptures of Hinduism such as the Upanishads, the Gita and Brahma-sutras, along with commentaries, and several Prakaran-granthas, Stotras, etc


2. Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Literature : Books on Sri Ramakrishna, books by and on Swami Vivekananda, books on the life and teachings of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and on the lives and teachings of the disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, form a class by themselves, and have been categorized as ‘Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature’.


3. Books on general topics: Mostly pertaining to spiritual life, religion, philosophy, culture, value education, etc.

Some of our book publications

The Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama has a department of Book stores and an online store.

Book stores

Opening and closing hours

Daily

5.30pm to 7.30 pm

A Special discount of up to 10% on books is available on 
selected festival days of our Math.
A Special discount of up to 30% on books is available 
on bulk purchase. (Above R$ 500)
Special discount is available for street book sellers. (Contact office)




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Magazine published by Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama

Swami Vivekananda was very much interested in starting journals to spread the ideas of Practical Vedanta and the message of Sri Ramakrishna. Under his inspiration, a group of his disciples in Madras, including G. Venkataranga Rao, M.C. Nanjunda Rao and Alasinga Perumal, started on 14 September 1895 a monthly magazine called Brahmavadin. He encouraged his own brother-disciple Swami Trigunatitananda to start a journal in Bengali. Among the journals started during the lifetime of Swami Vivekananda were: Brahmavadin , Pacific Vedantin (from USA), and Prabuddha Bharata, all in English, and Udbodhan in Bengali. Some of these journals are still thriving after 100 years.

Inspired by this idea, Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama brought out its first Magazine ‘ Global Vedanta’ exclusively in Portuguese in the year 2000. This ‘Global Vedanta’ journal is published quarterly to promote a spiritual and harmonious outlook towards life and to share the teachings of Vedanta.

It contains articles on Indian spiritual traditions and scriptures, mainly focusing on Vedanta as expounded by Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, the illustrious disciple of Sri Ramakrishna.

The subjects covered in the monthly issues include an editorial, articles on the life and Vedantic message of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, the life and message of saints from all traditions, articles on scriptures, philosophy, and self-improvement, special features on temples, forts, and cultural events, review of latest books published in religion, philosophy, culture and self-improvement news about the service activities carried out by world-wide centres of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

Magazine - Global Vedanta

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Hatha-Yoga Class

HATHA YOGA CLASSES

Organized by Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama

(Presential and online through Google Meet)

Hatha Yoga is an ancient practice that includes physical exercises, breathing, concentrates relaxation and moments of meditation. Its origin is in the ancient wisdom of India, being a technique that allows the human being to develop a healthy, renewed and peaceful physical and mental state.

Receive the benefits of this ancient Hindu practice.
Team of highly qualified teachers, with solid training in traditional Yoga from India and with many years of experience teach Hatha Yoga classes.
Quiet environment and conducive to the practice of meditation.


YOGA PROFESSORS TEAM 

Prof. Priscilla Kurmeier

Graduated in Physical Education from USP. Postgraduate in Yoga from FMU. He did specialization in India at the Kaivalyadhama-Lonavla Institute. Swami Kuvalayananda)

Prof. Clara Matiko Kuroda

Graduated from the Narayana Yoga Institute, Specialization and Graduate in Yoga by FMU. Profa's training. in Iyengar Yoga at Studio Surya.

Prof. Elizabete Parra

Yoga teacher graduated from Uni-FMU and Humaniversity, post graduated in Transpersonal Psychology-Alubrat-SP and postgraduate in Science, Body and Mind from Inst.Visão Futuro.

Prof. Marcos Rojo

Graduated in Physical Education at USP in 1975, graduated in Yoga from Inst.  Kaivalyadhama in 1980, PhD. in Yoga Science in 1999 (India). Founder of IEPY 

Prof. Crisitina Grecco

Graduated from the Narayana Yoga Institute, Specialization and Graduate in Yoga by FMU. Profa's training. in Iyengar Yoga at Studio Surya.

Ademir de Moraes Jr.

Hatha Yoga teacher, graduated from IEPY, with international certification from Kaivalyadhama Institute, Lonavala, India.

SCHEDULE

Monday -   4:30 pm To 5:30 pm (Prof. Clara)

Monday -   8:00 pm To 9:00 pm (Prof. Priscilla)

Tuesday -      8:00 pm To 9:00 pm (Prof. Cristina)

Wednesday -   4:30 pm To 5:30 pm (Prof. Clara)

Thursday -  8:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Prof. Priscilla)

Friday   -     8:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Prof. Admeir de Moraes)

Saturday -   8:00 am to 9:00 am (Prof. Marcos Rojo)

Saturday -   4:00 pm To 5:00 pm (Prof. Bete Parra)

TUITION FEES ONLINE

1 x a week (4 classes per month) - BRL 65.00

2 x a week (8 classes per month) - BRL 100.00

3 x a week (12 classes per month)  - BRL 130.00

Attend our free trial class

More Information and Registration

Whatsapp - (11) 944551836 (Eleonora)

                       (11) 92001-4625

  Address -  LARGO SENADOR RAUL CARDOSO, 146 

                    VILA CLEMENTINO, SÃO PAULO-SP

  Email -   [email protected]

Social Projects

SOCIAL PROJECT

  • The Basic Basket Project is an initiative of Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama to distribute food baskets and food kits to needy families in the region around Vila Mariana.
  • We offer assistance to the most affected poor vulnerable families.
  • This project, which is now over eight years old, was started by Ashrama devotees and volunteers, who carry out this selfless and devoted service, contributing their service and dedication.
  • Families registered in the project receive a basic food basket monthly. They express a lot of gratitude for the support. 
  • Every year there is a Christmas party, where the benefited families are invited and special Christmas baskets and free snacks are distributed to all. There is also a raffle of gifts for adults and children.
  • Our support is a micro-social scale project to fight hunger and poverty. Join us by extending your support.
  • All those who wish to contribute to the Food Basket Project can make food or cash donations to Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama. 

For more information, please contact

Soon Nam – (11) 99537-2650

Elza   – (11) 991287800

Every Food basket contain one unit of 

1) Rice - 5 kg

2) Beans -1kg

3) Salt -1kg

4) Noodles  -500gms

5) Tomato ketcup -1 unit

6) Oil/soybeans – 1ltr

7) Coffee - 500gms

8) Sugar -1kg

9) Wheat flour. - 1kg

-:Note:-

We are currently not opening registrations to receive a basic basket. The number of assisted families remains fixed.

You can also collaborate with the Basic Basket Project, which distributes food monthly to needy families. Donations can be in cash or in foodstuffs. (We can withdraw donations. To do so, please call the secretariat of Ashrama, in the headphones (11) 2096-1777 or (11)5908-1970)

Testimonials

Give Five, Wave Five

“One thing I have been doing is making a R$5 donation at the grocery check-out every time I shop now. Food banks are struggling, and even with my husband closing his acupuncture clinic we can afford $5. It's small, but it feels good. Another micro-action I have been doing is waving and saying hi to neighbors, through the window if they walk by or across the street if we are outside shoveling snow or taking out trash at the same time. We have a number of older neighbors too, and isolation is hard. Small acts of kindness go a long way.” – Karilyn

 The Start of Something New

“Some friends and I got together to create a fundraising initiative to support COVID-19 relief efforts. Would super appreciate it if folks would consider contributing and also sharing with your networks! Thank you.” –Rebecca B. 

Vedanta Spiritual Retreat
Vedanta Center in Embu-Guaçu 
​(Spiritual Retreat) 
Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama, headquartered in São Paulo at Vila Clementino, also has a branch dedicated to spiritual retreats. 

Located 42km from the capital, the Embu-Guaçu retreat center has adequate infrastructure for the practice of meditation and contemplation, in direct contact with nature. 


Periodic retreats are held with the monks*, in which meditation, outdoor Yoga, philosophical discussions and the practice of silence are practiced.  

* Retreat dates and schedules are announced in advance. 

​Participation is subject to prior registration.                                                                       


ADDRESS |
Mathias Schmidt Road, 502 - Embu-Guaçu - SP
More information: (11) 2096-1777 (temple)
(11) 5098-1970 (house)
(11) 4661-3041 (retreat)