The Vedanta society was founded in 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Society is under the spiritual leadership of the Ramakrishna Order of India; Vedanta societies are the Western branches of the Ramakrishna Order. The Society maintains centers in Hollywood, Santa Barbara, San Diego, South Pasadena and Trabuco Canyon.
The Vedanta society teaches that our real nature is divine and that the true aim of human life is to unfold and manifest this divinity. Since Vedanta believes truth to be universal, it accepts and respects all the world's religions. Recognizing that the same divine inspiration animates every spiritual path, Vedanta reveres the great prophets and teachers of every religious tradition.