Private interviews with the resident monk, Swami Medhasananda, are by appointment only.
The swami is most happy to discuss matters on spiritual practice and clarification of Hindu scriptures.



Name: Swami Medhasananda


Swami Medhasananda: Joined the Ramakrishna Order of Monks, with headquarters in India, in 1974; served the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira-- a reputed three year degree college for 12 years from 1980; appointed President of the Vedanta Society of in 1993; attended various national and international conferences.

Publications: Ascharyo Bakta (in Bengali) ; Varanasi at the Crossroads ( A comprehensive socio-cultural history of nineteenth century Benares--the traditional cultural and religious centre of India: more than 1000 pages; 2nd print ); Contributes articles to various magazines.


Contact :

Vedanta Society of Japan
(Nippon Vedanta Kyokai: A branch of the Ramakrishna Mission)

4-18-1 Hisagi, Zushi-shi
Kanagawa-Ken, Japan 249-0001
Phone (046) 873-0428 Facsimile (046) 873-0592
(Please note: as a practicing monastery, our preferred hours of telephone contact are from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. Japan Standard Time)