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.
Note: Swami Vimokshananda regularly conducts scriptural classes and delivers religious discourses, for more information please click here.
A List of Public Programmes: September 2013
|Sunday||01||Monthly class on The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna||Pietermaritzburg Sub-Centre|
|Tuesday||03||Class on Bhagavad Gita||Glen Anil, Durban Centre|
|Sunday||08||Hinduism Conference 2013||Glencoe Town Hall|
|Monday||09||Sri Ganesh Chaturthi||Newcastle Sub-Centre|
|Tuesday||10||Sri Ganesh Chaturthi||Ladysmith Sub-Centre|
|Saturday||14||Weekly Satsang||Glen Anil, Ramakrishna Temple|
|Sunday||15||Monthly class on The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna||Chatsworth Sub-centre|
|Friday||20||Discourse on The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna||Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Lusaka, Zambia|
|Saturday||21||Keynote Address at Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebration||Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Lusaka, Zambia|
|Sunday||22||Youth and Children – interactive session||Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Lusaka, Zambia|
|Saturday||28||Weekly Satsang||Glen Anil, Ramakrishna Temple|
|Sunday||29||Monthly class on Tirukkural||Sri Veerabhoga Emperumal Temple, Tongaat|
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