The Vivekananda Society of Chicago creates the “House of Harmony”

KOLKATA: Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago has set up a House of Harmony, where people can come to learn about world religion.

The unit was opened to celebrate 125 years of the Order of Ramakrishna.

Twelve monks from the Ramakrishna Mission, who are stationed in the United States as well as representatives of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism, took part to a procession to inaugurate the building on May 21.

The inaugural theme was “Let’s make the world a paradise”. Scholars of any religion are welcome to learn more about world religion. Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago, a unit of Ramakrishna Math and Mission was opened in 1930.

The three-storey building of Home of Harmony is a platform to promote interfaith dialogue.

It has four main wings, namely the School of World Religions where online and on-site courses on world religions will be offered.

There is a yoga studio and a guided meditation class. There is a residential facility called Mumukshu Nivas where interested persons can stay and study world religion.

The new three storey building has a hall where there is a statue of Sri Ramakrishna in a well-known posture. Sri Ramakrishna points the left fingers towards the chest while the right hand points to the sky.

There are portraits of Sri Ma Sarada and Swami Vivekananda.

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