President of the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa
Swami Vimokshananda was initiated into spiritual life by Swami Nirvananandaji Maharaj (a direct disciple of Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj). Apart from his monastic training he worked extensively in the cyclone affected areas of Andhra Pradesh from 1977 to 1979. He took his monastic vows in 1981 from Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj (a disciple of Sri Sarada Devi). From 1979 to 1986 he assisted in building the new Ramakrishna Mission Hospital at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. This is a leading Hospital serving the tribal population of that area. From 1986 to 1988 he was Vice-Principal of the Mission’s Secondary School in Arunachal Pradesh.
From 1988 to 1995 he was Assistant Secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission’s 550 bed Hospital and the Post Graduate Teaching Centre – Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences – Kolkata. His last assignment in India (1995 – 2007) was Head, Ramakrishna Mission TB Sanatorium in District Ranchi (150 beds). Treatment is provided to over 125 000 patients annually. On 27 March, 2007 he was posted as President of the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa, Durban.
A List of Public Programmes: April 2014
|Tuesday||01||10 AM||Ramayana – the Scripture par excellence||Sr Citizens Forum, Phoenix Sub-centre|
|Friday||04||11 AM||Weekly Readings for SSDW Circle||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Saturday||05||04 PM||Keynote Address at Graduation Ceremony of Faculty of Peace Studies||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Tuesday||08||10 AM||The Descent for Downtrodden – Sri Rama Navami Special Discourse||Sr Citizens Forum, Phoenix Sub-centre|
|Tuesday||08||07 PM||The Birth of the Unborn – Sri Rama Navami Special Discourse||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Friday||11||11 AM||Weekly Readings for SSDW Circle||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Sunday||13||09 AM||Keynote Address at Northern Natal Children’s Cultural Function||Newcastle Sub-centre|
|Tuesday||15||04 PM||Hanuman’s Humility – Sri Hanuman Jayanti Special Discourse||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Friday||18||10 AM||The Universalism of Vedanta – Vedanta Retreat on Good Friday Special Discourse||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Saturday||19||04 PM||Monthly Class on the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Sunday||20||09 AM||Monthly Class on the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna||Chatsworth Sub-Centre|
|Tuesday||22||07 PM||Weekly Class on Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 10||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Friday||25||11 AM||Weekly Readings for SSDW Circle||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Friday||25||05 30 PM||Monthly Class on Swami Vivekananda for Greenbury Swami Vivekananda Study Circle||Greenbury High School|
|Sunday||27||10 30 AM||Monthly Class on Tamil Classic Thirukkural||Sree Veerabhoga Emperumal Temple, Tongaat|
|Tuesday||29||07 PM||Weekly Class on Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 10||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
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