• Days in an Indian Monastery
by Sister Devamata

Sister Devamata, then Laura Glen, was introduced to Vedanta by Swami Vivekananda in 1899 in New York.

  • 326 pages, U.S. paperback
  • 81-7823-089-5
Sister Devamata, then Laura Glen, was introduced to Vedanta by Swami Vivekananda in 1899 in New York.

In 1901 she traveled to India, one of the first from the West who traveled to India to meet the people associated with Sri Ramakrishna. The diary she kept is a record of her experiences.

Most of her time was spent at the Madras Monastery and with Swami Ramakrishnananda, one of the original disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. But we also follow her as she traveled India and met many of the other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.

Reading the book is like travelling back through time to see what it was like to meet these spiritual giants.

Back in print after many years.
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Review By Gary Angell

Days in an Indian Monastery by Sister Devamata

Fascinating to get a window of understanding about the Indian culture that so values the spiritual aspect of our human experience. I have to say how I would welcome being in community that so honors what, for me, is the pervading and eclipsing meaning of existence. I highly recommend this book. Sister Devamata was the humble literary partner to Swami Paramananda's gift and legacy here in the US. This book is the sharing of her her own experience to us.

Review By Gena

Days in an Indian Monastery

Sister Devamata's very personal descriptions of the direct disciples, particularly Swami Ramakrishnananda with whom she spent a great deal of time in India, are engaging, enlightening and well written. Her accounts of life at the monasteries (both in Madras (now Chennai) and Calcutta/Belur Math and her observations of Indian life in the early 1900s are colorful and interesting. She also weaves in Vedanta philosophy and first hand stories from some of the luminaries of the Ramakrishna Order in India. A delightful book; easy to read yet profound and intimate.