1st European Vedanta Summit ॐ

from August 8th to 11th, 2024, at the Ramakrishna Vedantic Center - Paris

The Summit

We are pleased to invite you to the first European Vedanta Summit, which will be held at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre in Gretz. The theme of the summit is "Vedanta in Europe : A Meeting of Minds". Swami Suhitananda, the esteemed vice-president of the Ramakrishna Mission, will be the guest of honor.
This four-day summit will bring together spiritual teachers, philosophers, and renowned scholars from across Europe, each offering their expertise and unique perspective on Vedanta teachings. Expect enriching discussions, interactive workshops, and presentations that will illuminate your understanding of Vedanta and its relevance in the contemporary world.

Artistic moments
Artistic expression will also be celebrated. Every movement of the dances presented will embody the poetry of Vedanta. The chants will resonate in the air to elevate your level of consciousness. The notes of piano music will make every cell and molecule of your subtle body vibrate.
You will discover that Vedanta can be experienced and expressed through artistic expression. These performances will offer a true opening to the teachings. (See below)

Cultural excursions
Also enjoy guided tours organized by the center to picturesque places around Gretz, adding a cultural touch to your stay. Discover the medieval city of Provins, the relics of Saint Ayoul, preserved in the crypt of the Saint-Médard chapel. You will visit the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its magnificent and inspiring gardens. (See below)

Accommodation
If you wish to fully immerse yourself, various accommodation options are available: choose between the comfort of a room, the originality of a tipi, the adventure of camping on our grounds, or the charm of a bungalow under the trees. (Registration at the bottom of the page)

Translation services
Simultaneous translation services will be available throughout the event. Translations will be provided from French to English and from English to French, allowing all participants to follow the discussions and presentations in the language of their choice. (See below)

Free admission
Additionally, entry to the event is free and open for the entire four days. No prior registration is required, so you are free to come and participate at your convenience.

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Swami Atmarupananda

Dear friends and spiritual seekers,
It is with profound joy that I announce the first European Vedanta Summit, which will be held from August 8 to 11, 2024, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre. We are honored to welcome Swami Suhitananda, Vice President of the Ramakrishna Mission, as the guest of honor.
This unique event will bring together brilliant minds and open hearts around Vedanta. The Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre will serve as a dynamic platform to present, exchange, and debate various aspects of this life science. Swamis, philosophers, and scholars from all over Europe will share their perspectives on the teachings of Vedanta.
The theme of these four days is "Vedanta in Europe: A Meeting of Minds". Discussions will focus on the forms Vedanta takes in Europe, its teachings, and the current challenges and opportunities. Each speaker will bring their valuable experience, enriching the debates and offering us a more comprehensive and personal understanding of Vedanta.
This event promises to be more than just a gathering; it is an invitation to embark on a journey of transformation, to discover the true essence of oneself, and to live in harmony with the universe.
Join us, and let us explore the wisdom of Vedanta together.
With love and blessings,

Swami Atmarupananda President of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre

Speakers

Artists

Artistic expression will also be celebrated. Every movement of the presented dances will embody the poetry of Vedanta. The chants will resonate in the air to elevate your level of consciousness. The notes of piano music will make every cell and molecule of your subtle body vibrate.
You will discover that Vedanta can be experienced and expressed through artistic expression. These performances will offer a true opening to the teachings.

Translators

Simultaneous translation services will be available throughout the event. Translations will be provided from French to English and from English to French, allowing all participants to follow discussions and presentations in their preferred language.

Tours

The excursions on the program will enrich your experience of Vedanta by combining cultural discovery with spiritual and philosophical exploration.

We offer two excursions: the treasures of Provins and Vaux le Vicomte, remarkable heritage sites. You will be able to enjoy guided tours, organized by the center, of picturesque places around Gretz, thus adding a cultural dimension to your stay.

BusThese visits are not just tourist excursions; they are an integral part of the Summit experience. The philosophy of Vedanta teaches us to see unity in diversity, to find harmony in the world around us. By visiting these sites, we contemplate human beauty and creativity, reflecting the fundamental unity of existence. These moments of discovery are opportunities to meditate on the interconnectedness of all things, to perceive this unity in diversity in situ.

A bus will be provided for the visits.

Prema

Prema

Meals

Fruit of solar energy stimulated by the Infinite, food provides joy and energy to the body and mind. Cooking and meals can also be prayer or meditation. Our meals are vegetarian without alcohol, blending flavors from both the Eastern and Western worlds. Picnicking is not allowed.

NilanjanaA word from the chef!
Get ready to savor a culinary delight! My culinary journey began at the Ramakrishna Vedantic Center, where I learned that cooking nourishes not only the body but also the soul. Our dish of freshly roasted vegetables with aromatic spices and fresh herbs is an explosion of balanced flavors in textures and tastes. Our exquisite desserts include a creamy vanilla sponge cake and a fresh fruit tart on a buttery crust, designed to delight your senses. To experience this culinary journey, join us at the Vedantic Center for the first European Vedanta Summit.
Nilanjana Roy from the Ramakrishna Vedantic Center

Accommodation

During these 4 days, it will be possible for you to stay at the center from Wednesday, August 7th, 2:00 PM, to Sunday, August 11th, 5:00 PM, on a full board basis (3 meals a day).

Residing within the center will allow you to fully experience the Summit. That's why we have prepared a range of accommodation options to meet your needs and preferences to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. You will have the choice between double, quadruple, or quintuple rooms at the center, 6-person tipis, camping (tent, van, motorhome...), and 4-person bungalows.

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If you wish to stay outside the center, or if the center is fully booked, a list of various accommodations is available within a 15 km radius of the Ramakrishna Vedantic Center: click here

How to join us?

To reach us, you can use various means of transportation. The center is easily accessible by car and by RER E. In the document below, you will find all the options whether you are coming from the regions, abroad, or from Paris, including carpooling. For all practical information, please download the attached PDF: click here