In response to the repeated requests from the management of Vivekananda Vedanta Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, the Board of Trustees of Ramakrishna Math in its meeting held on 26th of March 2019 decided to affiliate our Society with Ramakrishna Math, Belur. In the same meeting the trustees also appointed Swami Vimohananda (Shridhar Maharaj) minister-in-charge of the Vedanta Society.
Swami Vimohananda is in the process of getting his Immigration procedure completed, and if everything goes well (which we expect it will) we should have him here in Vancouver by August.
Before Swami Vimohananda arrives, we devotees all have to get together and have meetings and make sure he is settled well and help him to set up the daily routines and running of our society. There will be a lot of cleaning, clearing up the bookshelves and updating the Society’s relevant documents and getting rid of the irrelevant old ones that are not of any use any more. All these will need quite a lot of time to get things ready. Accordingly we have decided there will not be any visits from Swamis Atmajayananda and Brahmatmananda from Seattle in the months of July, August and September.
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9
The VVSBC Annual Retreat will take place at the Loon Lake Lodge Retreat Centre, 14500 Silver Valley Road, Maple Ridge, BC, V4R 2R3.
Swami Sarvapriyanandaji, from the The Vedanta Society of New York (34 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023-4201) will be the Guest Swami conducting the retreat. The title of Swamiji’s discourse will be “Aparoksanubhuti”.