Vedanta Society of Kansas City
8701 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-444-8045
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Sri Ramakrishna
The Great Master
February 18, 1836 - August 16, 1886

The Vedanta Society of Kansas City was founded
in 1947 by Swami Satprakashananda. The swami
had also founded the Vedanta Society of St Louis
in 1938 and was its head until his passing in 1979.
Swami Satprakashananda was a disciple of Swami
Brahmananda, a direct disciple of Sri
Ramakrishna (1836-1886). This Society is a
subcenter of the Vedanta Society of St Louis and
is affiliated with  the Ramakrishna Order of India.

Swami Chetanananda, a monk of the
Ramakrishna Order of India, is the minister of
the Vedanta Society of St. Louis and the
Vedanta Society of Kansas City. He is
headquartered in St. Louis and comes to Kansas
City regularly to conduct spiritual retreats and
give talks on spiritual life. Interviews with the
swami are by appointment. He also gives
spiritual instruction to those sincerely interested
in spiritual practice.
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Swami Paritushtananda joined the
Ramakrishna Order of monks in 1981 at
Allahabad, India. He came to the
headquarters at Belur Math, West Bengal,
India in 1985 for training in spiritual life--
study of scriptures, spiritual practices and
other holy traditions followed in the holy
After the training, in 1987 he was posted to
the administrative office of the twin
organizations- Ramakrishna Math and
Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math and
worked as an assistant to the General
Secretary, administrative head of the world
wide organizations. During his long 21years
service at the headquarters office, he
worked under five General Secretaries.

In 2008 Swami Paritushtananda was
appointed as an Assistant Minister of the
Vedanta Society of the city of New York
(originally founded by Swami Vivekananda
in 1894).

He is posted as a Resident Swami of
Vedanta society of Kansas City and joined
the center on 24th March 2017.

The Swami visits different cities within USA
to give talk on Vedanta and spread the
message of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother
Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

Swami Paritushtananda took spiritual
initiation (Mantra Diksha) from Swami
Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj, a disciple of
Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and the tenth
President of the Ramakrishna Order.