Spiritual Initiation / Mantra Diksha

We are sorry to inform you that the visit of Revered Swami Vagishanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, has been cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances. Inconvenience caused is regretted. Next date of Initiation will be announced afterwards.

Initiation in the Ramakrishna Mission is not a “membership” or a “rite of passage” to any group or cult.

Initiation means letting go of the superficiality of our aspirations, and choosing freely and with clear thinking, a path of sincere “sadhana” or spiritual struggle with the aim of realizing the eternal truths spoken about in our scriptures.

Those who wish to undertake such a path, have the privilege and opportunity of being initiated by those who have been vested with the necessary spiritual authority.

“The flow of Divine Power and Grace in the Ramakrishna Math & Mission is maintained by an unbroken lineage of Gurus, the guru-parampara. The President of the Ramakrishna Math & Mission, worldwide maintains this spiritual tradition through the process of mantra-diksha or Initiation. ” (Extract from the Belur Math website)


Who can initiate you?
The people vested with the spiritual authority to initiate you are the President , Vice-Presidents and the Trustees of the Ramakrishna Order.

Dates for Initiation

Initiation: Next steps

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