87 Columbine Place, Durban North 4051, South Africa
Swami Vimokshananda was initiated into spiritual life by Swami Nirvananandaji Maharaj (a direct disciple of Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj) at the Mumbai Ashram of the Ramakrishna Mission. Apart from his monastic training, after his joining Kanpur branch of Ramakrishna Mission in 1971, 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, Ranchi (150 beds). Treatment is provided to over 125 000 patients annually. On 27 March, 2007 he was posted by the Belur Math Authorities as President of the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa, Durban.
Swami Vimokshananda regularly conducts spiritual counseling, scriptural classes and delivers religious discourses, travels extensively.