Swami Kripamayananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order, is the minister and head of the Vedanta Society of Toronto. He joined the Order in 1976 and received final monastic vows in 1986. After joining the Order, he served in the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia, a famous Residential School of Bengal, as a teacher and House Master and, later, as the Superintendent of Hostels. Just before coming to North America, he was the Headmaster of the High School run by the Ramakrishna Mission in Asansol, India. He came to Canada as an Assistant Minister of Vedanta Society of Toronto in July, 2003 and later, in the same year, was appointed its Head. Swami has traveled to many major cities in Canada and USA on invitation and has conducted spiritual retreats and given talks on subjects related to religion and spirituality.