Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Truth is one, as the ancient Vedanta scriptures proclaim; sages just call it by various names.
Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism. But while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds. Truth is truth no matter what culture it is wrapped in.
We draw our inspiration from the Vedanta philosophy as interpreted by Sri Ramakrishna, one of the world’s most spiritually illuminated teachers and the inspiration for the Ramakrishna monastic order. Although not officially affiliated with the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, the Ramakrishna Vedanta Association of Thailand was founded in 2004 by Swami Damodarananda, a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and currently is overseen by Swami Shantatmananda, spiritual head of the Ramakrishna monastery in Delhi, India. We are registered with the Royal Thai government.
With great sorrow we have learned that our revered President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Revered Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj, passed away on 18 June 2017. He was 98 years old. He had been hospitalized since February, 2015.
Revered President Maharaj was born in what was then East Bengal, now Bangladesh, in 1919. A disciple of Swami Vijnanananda, he received his brahmacharya and sannyasa vows from Swami Virajananda. He joined the Order at the age of 22, and had a long career in hospital administration and development, both at Ranchi and Rangoon (Yangon), before being named head of the Rajkot ashrama in 1966. In 1973 he was named a Trustee of the Ramakrishna Math and Member of the Governing Body of the Ramakrishna Mission. Subsequently he became General Secretary, then a Vice President, before being elected President on 3 December 2007. Among his other accomplishments as President, he traveled widely, both in India and abroad, gave mantra diksha to many devotees, and was instrumental in developing the Pallimangal (rural development) project, as well as youth training and many other social service projects.
We pray that Sri Ramakrishna will welcome him into the Ramakrishna Loka and bless him forever.
We are happy to share the report of our last Satsang…. Our April Satsang was hosted by Mrs.Roma Karmakar & Mr.Subhash Karmakar at the 7th floor hall of DS Tower 1 on Sunday, the 2nd of April. Around 25 devotees
A special satsang was held on Thursday, March 16, in the big hall of the DS Tower 1, to enable devotees to meet our distinguished guests, Revered Swami Bodhasaranandaji Maharaj from Belur Math and Revered Swami Vimokshanandaji Maharaj from Singapore.
Come join us for the Ramakrishna Vedanta Association of Thailand’s 2017 Annual Day festivities! This year our featured guests are Revered Swami Bodhasarananda, assistant general secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in Kolkata, India; Revered Swami Vimokshananda, president of
By now you’re aware about RVAT’s Annual Event scheduled on 18th March. Almost all preparations are done and volunteer devotees are working hard to make the event a grand success. This year, the event is arranged at Lotus Bangkok hotel