Vedanta in the West

Several Vedanta centres came into being following Swami Vivekananda’s travels, but only those in the United States survived throughout this early period.

It was then in France that the first Vedanta Centre outside India and the United States was founded (in 1937). Swamis connected with the history of the Centre in Gretz-Armainvilliers also established a Centre in Geneva and in South Africa (then Rhodesia), while another came into existence in London.

Since the 1980s, Vedanta Centres have also been established in Holland, Russia and Germany.