Ramakrishna Seminary is dedicated to training serious spiritual aspirants in aspects of applied theology in the light of the universal teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886), the great world-teacher and incarnation of divinity; who taught the transcendent unity of religion; the motherhood of God; and the mystical path of love.
At Ramakrishna Seminary, we hold our educational resources and scholarship to a high standard of academic rigor, while emphasizing the practical applications of religious thought and philosophy to the active spiritual lives of our students. Emphasis is given to personal spiritual development, cultural authenticity and service of God in the world.
We offer a broad curriculum in applied theology as well as single-themed courses. Local students can attend classes on-site, in the atmosphere of a traditional Hindu ashram and gurukulam, while distance learners can study from anywhere in the world, accessing video recordings of class lectures; participating in weekly live group discussions with instructors via Zoom; and access to a private Schoology website for downloading supplemental material and communication with instructors, fellow students and staff.
Although informally in operation since 1993 training the priest, monks, and serious sadhakas (spiritual aspirants) of Kali Mandir, Ramakrishna Seminary has begun offering formal classes and courses in 2018 under the direction of Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, DMin.