Swami Vivekananda Timeline 1896

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1896

Jan

1st-2nd: Host: Francis Leggett,Ridgely Manor,Stoneridge, NY

3rd – 31st : Host: Sw. Kripananda, 228 W 39th St, New York, NY

3rd: Lectures: Morn – “Non-attachment is the complete self-abnegation”

Eve: “We help ourselves, not the world”

Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

4th: Lectures: Morn – ” Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms (Concentration: Its practice)”

Eve: “Psychic Prana”

5th: Lecture: “Claims of religion, its truth and utility” at Hardman Hall, 19th St and 5th Ave.

6th: Lectures: Morn – “The chief symbols”.

Eve – “The Ishta”

Letters: Mrs. Charles Funke and Miss. Mary Hale

8th: Lectures: Morn – “A study of the Sankhya philosophy”

Eve: “The Atman – Its bondage and freedom”

10th: Lectures: Morn – “Freedom”

Eve – “The ideal of Karma Yoga”

Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

Letter by Mr. Leggett to Miss. MacLeod

11th: Lectures: Morn – “Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms”

Eve – “The control of psychic Prana”

12th: Lecture: ” The ideal of a universal religion” at 3:30 pm at Hardman Hall, 19th St and 5th Ave.

15th: Lectures: Morn – “Sankhya and Vedanta”

Eve – “Soul, nature and God”

16th: Letter: Mr. E.T. Sturdy

17th: Lecture: “Immortality” at the Metaphysical League of Brooklyn, Robertson Hall, NY

18 Lectures: Morn – “Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms (Independence) ”

Eve – “Pratyahara and Dharana” 228 W 39th St,

19 Lecture at 3:30 pm: “The Cosmos – The Macrocosm” at Hardman Hall, 19th St, Fifth Ave.

Newspaper Report: “The doctrine of the Swami” New York, NY

20 Lecture: ” Bhakti Yoga” (unedited)

22 Lectures: Morn – “The free soul”

Eve – ” The way to blessedness”

23 Letter: Alasinga Perumal

24 Letters: Swami Yogananda and Sister Christine

25 Lectures: Morn – “Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms”

Eve – “Dhyana and Samadhi”

Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

26 Lecture at 3:30 pm: “The Cosmos – The Microcosm” at Hardman Hall, 19th St, Fifth Ave.

27 Lectures: “The preparatory renunciation” and “The Bhakta’s renunciation”

29 Lectures: Morn – “One existence appearing as many”

Eve – “Mundaka Upanishad”

30 Newspaper Report: “An Oriental God in New York”

31 Lecture: “The ideal of a universal religion” at Unity Hall, Hartford, CT

Feb

1st – 29th Host: Sw. Kripananda, 228 W 39th St, New York, NY

1st: Lectures: Morn – “Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms”

Eve – “Raja Yoga in brief”

Newspaper Report: “Universal Religion”

2nd: Lecture: “The Atman” at the Brooklyn Ethical Association, 345, Clinton Ave Host:

3rd : Lectures: “The Naturalness of Bhakti Yoga and its Central Secret “, “The forms of Love – manifestation” and “Universal Love and how it leads to self-surrender”

5th: Lecture: “Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi” (Unity of the Self)

6th: Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

8th: Lectures: Morn – “Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms”

Eve – New class on Raja Yoga for beginners.

9th: Lecture: “Bhakti” at Concert Hall, Madison Square Garden.

10th: Lectures: “The higher knowledge and the higher love are One to the True Lover “,”The triangle of love” and “The God of love is His Own Proof ”

Letter: Miss. Mary Hale New York, NY

12th: Lecture: “Steps of Hindu philosophical thought” (The highest ideal of Jnana Yoga)

13th: Letter: Mr. E.T. Sturdy Host: Sw. Kripananda,

15th: New class on Raja Yoga for beginners

16th: Lecture: “The real and the apparent man” at Concert Hall, Madison Square Garden.

17th: Lectures: “Human representation of the divine ideal of love” and “Conclusion”

Letter: Alasinga Perumal

21st: New class on Raja Yoga for beginners

23rd: Lecture: “My Master” at Concert Hall, Madison Square Hall, his final lecture in New York, during his first visit to West. It was under “the auspices of the Vedanta Society.”

26th: Letter: Miss. Emma Thursby

29th Letter: Mr. E.T. Sturdy

Mar

1st– 2nd: Host: Sw. Kripananda, 228 W 39th St, New York, NY

2nd : Letters: Viharidas Desai and Swami Trigunatitananda

3rd -16th: At Richelieu Hotel, 420, 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI

3rd: Vivekananda, accompanied by Goodwin arrived in Detroit from New York at 11:30 pm.

4th: Lecture: “The Ideal of a Universal Religion”

5th: Newspaper Report: “Vivekananda’s Philosophy”

15th: Lecture: “The Ideal of a Universal Religion” at Temple Beth-El, Detroit

16th: Newspaper Report: “Heard Swami Talk”

17th: Letter: Mr. E.T. Sturdy En route

18th – 29th: Host: Mrs. Ole Bull?168 Brattle St.?Boston, MA

20th: Lecture: “Ideal of a Universal Religion” Newspaper adannouncement of the lecture.

Newspaper Report: “Marie Louise a Monk” Boston, MA

21st: Lecture: “The Science of Work” at Procopeia Club, Boston

Newspaper Report: “Philosophy of Freedom” Boston, MA

22nd: Classes at Mrs. Bull’s Res. (168 Brattle St. Boston)

Speaks at Harvard University

Letters: Sister Christine and Mrs. Charles Funke

23rd: Lecture: “Devotion” at Procopeia Club, Boston

Speaks at Harvard University

Letter: Alasinga Perumal

24th: Classes at Mrs. Bull’s Res. (168 Brattle St. Boston)

Speaks at Harvard University

Newspaper Report: “Out of the East”

25th: Lecture: “The Vedanta Philosophy” (before the graduate students of the philosophy department) at Harvard University, Boston

Newspaper Report: “Swami Vivekananda in America”

Spoke at Harvard for the second time in the evening.

26th: Lecture: “The Ideal of a Universal Religion” at Procopeia Club, Boston

A reception was given for Swami Vivekananda in Sara Bull’s home in the evening. Boston, MA

27th: Lecture: “Realization or the Ultimate of Religion” at Procopeia Club, Boston

Newspaper Report: “Said a Universal Religion is Impossible”

28th: “Upanishad” Class at Procopeia Club, Boston

Lecture: “The Vedanta: Its Practical Bearings” (“The Spirit and Influence of Vedanta”) at Twentieth Century Club, Boston

30th Newspaper Report: “For Universal Religion” En route

31st: Host: H.S. Perkins,1628 Indiana Ave,Chicago, IL

Apr

1st-9th: Host: H.S. Perkins,1628 Indiana Ave,Chicago, IL

2rd: Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

3rd: Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

4th: Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

5th: Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

6th Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

Letters: Mrs. Ole Bull and Sister Christine

7th: Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

8th: Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

9th: Classes at Florence Adam’s Studio, Chicago (am)

Classes at Dr. H.S. Perkin’s Res (1628 Indiana Ave.) (pm)

10th: On train

11th – 14th: Host: Carl Le Vinsens, 124 E, 44th St, New York, NY

11th: Returned to New York

14th: Letters: Mrs. Ole Bull, Dr. Nanjunda Rao, Swami Trigunatitananda and Hale Sisters

15th – 20th : SS Germanic,En route

15th: Left NY for his second visit to England and ended his second visit to America.

20th – 30th: Host: E.T. Sturdy,High View,Caversham, England

23rd: Talk to Vedanta Class: “Vedanta and Its Prospects in America” at Miss Phillips’ Residence (?), New York (19 W. 38th St)

26th: Letter: Sister Christine

27th: Letter: Members of Alambazar Math

May

1st: Rented House,63 St. George’s Rd,London, England

2nd -5th: Host: Henrietta Muller,The Meads,Pinkney’s Green, England

6th – 31st: Host: Margessons, 63 St. George’s Rd, London, England

7th: Lectures: Morn – ” History of the Aryan Race”

Eve – “Influence of Vedanta on Western Thought”

8th: Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull Host: Margessons,

14th: Lecture: “Methods and purpose of religion”

Newspaper Report: “Education”

15th: Question class

16th: Letter: Professor John Henry Wright

22nd: Question class

28th: Meets Max Muller in Oxford.

30th: Letters: Mrs. Ole Bull and Miss. Mary Hale

Jun

1st – 30th: Host: Margessons, 63 St. George’s Rd, London, England

5th: Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

7th: Lecture: “The necessity of religion” at Royal Institute of Painters In Water Colours, 191 Picadilly, London. Transcribed by Goodwin and brought out in pamphlet form by Mr. Sturdy. Subsequently, included in the book, Jnana Yoga.

Letter: Sister Nivedita

10th: Lecture: “Hindu Idea of the soul” at Mrs. J.B. Martin’s Res. (17 Hyde Park Gate)

12th: Question class

14th: Lecture: “The ideal of a universal religion” at Royal Institute of Painters In Water Colours, 191 Picadilly, London

16th: Raja Yoga Class

19th: Newspaper Report: “On education”

21st: Lecture: “The real and apparent man” at Royal Institute of Painters In Water Colours, 191 Picadilly, London. Transcribed by Goodwin and brought out in pamphlet form by Mr. Sturdy. Subsequently, included in the book, Jnana Yoga.

23rd: Newspaper Report: ” Letter to the Brahmavadin”

24th: Letter: Swami Ramakrishnananda

25th: Last Raja Yoga class

27th: Mr. Goodwin left for America with Swami Saradananda.

28th: Afternoon Lecture: “Bhakti Yoga” at Royal Institute of Painters In Water Colours, 191 Picadilly, London. No known transcript with Goodwin gone.

30th: Bhakti Yoga class

Jul

1st – 18th: Host: Margessons, 63 St. George’s Rd, London, England

3rd: Letter: Swami Ramakrishnananda

4th: Newspaper Report: ” Spiritualism and the Vedanta Philosophy”

5th: Lecture: “Renunciation” at Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, 191 Piccadilly. (afternoon) No known transript.

6th: Letters: Mrs. Ole Bull, Francis Leggett and Dr. Lewis I. Janes

7th: Swami Saradananda gave his first lecture in America, “The Vedanta Philosophy” at Greenacre Maine.

Letters: Mrs. G.W. Hale and Hale Sisters

8th: Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

11th: Letter to the editor, which appeared in the July 11, 1896 issue of the Light

12th: Lecture: “Realisation” at Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, 191 Piccadilly. No known transcript.

14th: Letter: Dr. Nanjunda Rao

16th: Last Class of Season (“Lessons on Raja Yoga”)

17th: Letter: Swami to Rev. Haweis

Letter: Rev. Haweis to the Swami

18th: Newspaper Report: “The Swami Vivekananda in England”

Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

19th: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Hotel?, Paris, France

20th – 23rd: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Hotel?, Geneva, Switzerland

24th -26th: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Hotel?, Charmonix, France

25th: Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

27th-30th: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Inn?, Enroute, Switzerland

31st: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Hotel?, Charmonix, France

Lecture: “Basis for Psychic or Spiritual research” (place and date unknown)

Aug

1st: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Martigny, Switzerland

2nd: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Zermatt, Switzerland

3rd: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller,Hotel? Zermatt, Switzerland

4th – 19th: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller,Grand Hotel, Saas Fee, Switzerland

5th: Letters: Sister Christine, Lala Badri Sahand Mr. E.T. Sturdy

6th: Letter: Alasinga Perumal

8th: Letters: Alasinga Perumal, Mr. E.T. Sturdy and Mr. J.J. Goodwin

12th: Letter: Mr. E.T. Sturdy

20th: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller, Rhone Glacier, Switzerland

21st-24th: Host(s): Seviers, Henrietta Muller,Lucerne, Switzerland

23rd: Letters: Mrs. Ole Bull, Mr. E.T. Sturdyand Swami Ramakrishnananda

25th: Host: Seviers,Schaffhausen, Switzerland

26th: Letter: Dr. Nanjunda Rao Host: Seviers,

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

27th: Host: Seviers,Heidelberg, Germany

28th: Host: Seviers,Heidelberg, Germany

29th: Host: Seviers,Coblenz, Germany

30th: Host: Seviers,Coblenz, Germany

31th: Host: Seviers,Coblenz, Germany

Sep

1st-3rd: Host: Seviers,Cologne, Germany

4th – 6th: Host: Seviers,Berlin, Germany

7th : Host: Seviers,En route, Germany

8th-10th: Host: Seviers,Hotel Germania, Kiel, Germany

10th: Letter: Mr. E.T. Sturdy

11th: Host: Seviers,Bremen?, Germany

12th – 15th: Hosts: Seviers, Duessen,Amsterdam, Holland

16th: Hosts: Seviers, Duessen,

On steamer, En route

17th – 30th: Letters: Miss. Harriet Hale and Miss. Mary Hale

Host: Henrietta Muller,Airlie Lodge, Wimbledon, England

22nd: Newspaper Reports: “On the Swiss Alps”

Oct

1st-6th: Host: Henrietta Muller,Airlie Lodge, Wimbledon, England

6th: Lecture: “Vedanta as a factor in civilisation” at Miss F.H Muller’s Res. (Airlie Lodge)

Letter: Sister Christine

7th; Letter: Josephine MacLeod

Host: Seviers, Waveney Mansions, Hampstead, England

8th: Letters: Mrs. Ole Bull and Miss. S. E. Waldo

Host: Henrietta Muller,Airlie Lodge, Wimbledon, England

9 Host: Henrietta Muller, Airlie Lodge,Wimbledon, England

10th – 31st: Rented Apt.,Greycoat Gardens,London, England

13th: Class: “Vedic Religious Ideals” at 39, Victoria St, London (probably Oct 13th)

15th: Class: “Maya and illusion” at 39, Victoria St, London

20th: Class: “Maya and the evolution of the conception of God” at 39, Victoria St, London

22nd: Class: “Maya and Freedom” at 39 Victoria St, London Rented Apt.,

27th: Class: “God in everything” at 39 Victoria St, London

28th: Newspaper Report: “An October Class Review”

Letters: Alasinga Perumal and To the Indian Mirror

29th: Class: “Realisation” at 39 Victoria St, London

Letter: Sister Nivedita

Class: “The absolute and manifestation”(probably October 1896)

Letter: J.J.Goodwin to Miss. MacLeod

Lecture: “Vedanta and privilege” (date unknown) at London

Nov

1st -31st: At Rented Apt.,Greycoat Gardens,London, England

1st: Letter: Miss. Mary Hale

3rd: Class: “Unity in diversity” at 39 Victoria St, London

5th: Class: “The Freedom of the soul” at 39 Victoria St, London Rented Apt.,

10 Class: “Practical Vedanta I” at 39 Victoria St, London

11 Letter: Alasinga Perumal

12 Class: “Practical Vedanta II” at 39 Victoria St, London

13 Letter: Mrs. Ole Bull

16 Lecture: “Religion of Love” in the parlour of Rev. and Mrs. Haweis

17 Class: “Practical Vedanta III” at 39 Victoria St, London

18 Class: “Reason and Religion” at 39 Victoria St, London

19 Class: “Practical Vedanta IV” at 39 Victoria St, London *(Complete works lists lecture as delivered on 18th)

20 Letter: Alasinga Perumal

21 Letter: Lala Badri Sah

23 Lecture: “Jnana and Karma”

28 Letter: Hale Sisters

Lecture: Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (date and place unknown) (combined with “My Master”) at London

Newspaper Report: “The ideal of Universal Religion”

Dec

1st – 15th: At Rented Apt.,Greycoat Gardens,London, England

3rd: Letters: SV to Josephine MacLeod andAlberta Sturges

5th: Letter: SV to Sister Nivedita

6th: Lecture: “Privilege” at Sesame Club

9th: Letter: SV to Mrs. Ole Bull

10th: Lecture: “The Advaita Vedanta” at 39 Victoria St., London

13th: Letters: SV to an American Lady and Francis Leggett

The Swami had a farewell reception in the Galleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours in London. There were about five hundred people there.

16th -18th: Host: Seviers,En route on train in France

Letter: E. T. Sturdy to an American friend

Newspaper Report: “The Banquet for Ranjit Sinjhi”

19th: Host: Seviers,Hotel,Milan, Italy

20th: Letters: SV to Alberta Sturges and Swami Brahmananda

Host: Seviers,Hotel Minerva, Florence, Italy

21st – 28th: Host: Seviers,Hotel Continental,Rome, Italy

29th: Host: Seviers,Naples, Italy

30th: Leaves Naples for India Hosts: Seviers, Goodwin,

On Ship Prinz,En route

31st: Hosts: Seviers, Goodwin,Regent Luitpold, En route

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