Uluru, the huge rock monolith, is the iconic geographical and spiritual heart of Australia. In many ways it symbolises the grandeur of the teachings and discoveries of the Vedanta philosophy. One of the most ancient formations on earth, Uluru is surrounded by the deep, brooding, mystical silence of outback Australia.


So ancient is Uluru and the landscape that surrounds it, it seems eternal and changeless. Uluru's rich, ochre colour, highlighted at the spiritually auspicious times of dawn and sunset, remind us of the ancient colour of renunciation in eastern monasticism.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or by psychic control, or philosophy – by one or more or all of these and be free

Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886)
Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through that He will be realized by you

Sri Sarada Devi (1853-1920)
If you want peace of mind, do not look for faults in others. Rather look to discover your own weaknesses. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is an alien or a stranger, my child. The whole world is your own.


Vedanta Hall is the venue for the talks, classes, celebrations and other special events of the Ramakrishna Sarada Vedanta Society of NSW.

Purchased from a Church Group in 1987, the century-old building was re-opened by the Mayor of Burwood, Alderman John Lutman, on Sunday, November 22, 1987.


Darama ('Creator' in the local aboriginal language), situated in Robertson in the Southern Highlands, 2 hours' drive south from Sydney, is the home of the Ramakrishna Sarada Vedanta Society's Bharati Retreat Centre.
Darama backs on to an escarpment overlooking the beautiful Upper Kangaroo Valley.

Situated at the end of a quiet road, Darama provides an opportunity to enter a private, peaceful, natural world ideal for meditation and reflection. Spacious accommodation is provided in two buildings linked by a covered walkway.

Quote of the day

Always first learn to be a servant, and then you will be fit to be a master.

- Swami Vivekananda


Yoga Class at Vedanta Hall - Thursday, October 22, 2015

15 Liverpool Road, Croydon Ph: 0408 029 336 

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