Swami Vivekananda in San Francisco
by Swami Ashokananda
A synthesis of three lectures delivered at the Vedanta Society of Northern California by Swami Ashokananda.
- 70 pages, Indian paperback
Swami Vivekananda arrived in San Francisco early in 1900. By the end of his three month stay in the Bay Area, the Vedanta Society of Northern California was born. From 1932 until his death in 1969, Swami Ashokananda was head swami at the center and as a direct disciple of Swami Vivekananda, he was in a unique position to speak of Swami Vivekananda's time there. This book, describing Swami Vivekananda's contribution to Vedanta and spirituality in India and USA, and especially the high state of his mind when he was in San Francisco, reveals quite a few less known facts about the spiritual dimension of Swamiji.
The book is a synthesis of three lectures delivered at the Vedanta Society of Northern California by Swami Ashokananda in 1946, 1949 and 1965.