President of the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa

Swami Vimokshananda

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. He maintains a personal blog too.

A List of Public Programmes: April 2014

Day
Date
Time
Programme
Venue
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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