Introduction

The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa is a religio-humanitarian institution established to promote Vedanta as exemplified by the life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. Sri Ramakrishna’s message of practical spirituality and Swami Vivekananda’s humanistic ideas provide the impetus for the Centre’s work in South Africa.

The spiritual progress of the individual and thereby the community at large forms the central thrust of the activities of the Centre. The Centre is also involved in numerous humanitarian and social upliftment programmes amongst the disadvantaged people in South Africa.

The Centre is a Branch of the worldwide Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, West Bengal, India. In South Africa the Centre has both Public Benefit Organisation and Non-Profit Organisation status, below are the respective numbers:

Public Benefit Organisation No.: 930007651
Non Profit Organisation No.: 053-063-NPO

Showcase of Recent Activities

The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa recently celebrated the 10th Anniversary (2003-2013) of the Karate Classes being held at the Centre.

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Navaratri Celebrations were observed from 5th October to 14 October 2013 at the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Glen Anil, Durban and also its Sub-Centres and some of the Satsang Groups.

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The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Turiyananda was observed on Saturday 28th September 2013 from 4.00pm to 5.30pm at the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Glen Anil, Durban.

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On Sunday, 15 September 2013, the youth of the Centre’s Hinduism for Children classes packed away their books and pens and took up their shovels and watering cans for the inauguration of the Green Fingers Project at the Centre.

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The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa hosted the “Swami Vivekananda Peace Concert”, which was performed by the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, 14 September 2013 at the Durban City Hall.

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Sri Ganesh Chaturthi was observed on 9thSeptember 2013 at the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Glen Anil, Durban and also its Sub-Centres and some of the Satsang Groups.

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The Annual Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal Hinduism Conference was held on Sunday, 8 September 2013 at the Glencoe Town Hall, Glencoe. The conference incorporated the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda.

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Krishna Ashtami Celebrations

Sri Krishna Ashtami Celebrations were observed from 21 August to 28 August 2013 at the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Glen Anil, Durban and also its Sub-Centres and some of the Satsang Groups.

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The Ramakrishna Community Veterinary Clinic conducted a vet camp on Sunday, 25 August 2013 in Redcliffe, Verulam.

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A Women’s Vedanta Retreat was held at the Centre, Glen Anil on Friday, 9 August 2013 to celebrate South Africa’s National Women’s Day.

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Value Based Literature Distribution

The “Vedanta Society – Seatides” and the Buffelsdale Secondary School received free value based literature on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

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Swami Ramakrishnananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary

A seminar was held to commemorate The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Ramakrishnananda at the Centre, Glen Anil on Saturday, 3 August 2013.

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The Faculty of Peace Studies, Spirituality and Culture First Semester Examinations in the “Certificate in Basic Hindu Studies, Certificate of Hindu Studies, Certificate in Bhagavad Gita Studies, Certificate in Religious Educare” were written on Saturday, 3rd August 2013.

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Ashram Complex | Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj | Ramakrishna eThembeni Home | Phoenix Project | Medical Activities | Veterinary Activities | Welfare Activities | Easter Vedanta Retreat | Ramakrishna’s birth anniversary | Annual Graduation Ceremony | Sri Rama Navami | Literature Distribution Tongaat | Visit by Belur Math Swamis |

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