John Schlenck, Memorial Service

New York • August 7, 2015 by Bill Davis John Schlenck was one of the finest human beings I have ever known. John lived the life of a monk but lived this life without formal vows. He was a picture of the virtues and practices taught by the Ramakrishna Order as the...

John Served Many Over Many Years

by William Conrad I have known John Schlenck since 1958 when he first came to the center.  To those of us who were here earlier, he was the baby of the group.  Time in its flight has reduced us to Courtenaye Olden, Luz Cordero in Santa Fe and me as spokesman. All my...

Thou Shalt Come to Me

by Diane Crafford Words are by their very nature limiting, and mine in particular can do little justice to what John Schlenck meant to the Vedanta Center of New York over the course of more than fifty years. I know that both Swami Pavitrananda and Swami Tathagatanda...

Remembering John Schlenck as a Bridge

by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy I looked around me while I was on my prayer seat, and suddenly remembered that John Schlenck was no more on this planet. This was the first time that I realized how many gifts had been bestowed on me by this “monk” who I met at the Vedanta...

Memories of John—Now One with the Ocean

by Susan Salm When I first came to the Vedanta Center at the beginning of 1968, one of the first people I met was John Schlenck.  John was then—as he has always been—friendly, warm, gentle and modest…. At that time, over 43 years ago, he had already been living at the...

John Schlenck: A Personal Reflection

John Schlenck: A Personal Reflection by Br. Shankara (Gary Kemper) Interim Coordinating Editor, American Vedantist Resident Minister, Vedanta Center of Atlanta John Schlenck was a great devotee of Ramakrishna-Holy Mother-Vivekananda Vedanta, deeply committed to its...

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