Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) was registered in India in the year
1945. The Mission is a non-profit spiritual organization in
India, and in all the countries where it is registered.
Over the years, the Mission has grown enormously, and now has more
than 1000 centres in India, and is present in 90 countries spread over
all the continents. The Mission now has more than 200,000 abhyasis worldwide
practising the Sahaj Marg system of meditation.
The Mission does not charge any fees of any kind for this
The Mission is the skeleton around which the spiritual edifice
of the Mission is built. As such, it is meant to be virtually
invisible, but must nevertheless support the spiritual work
of the Master, and provide the services that are required
by the abhyasis.
The current president of the Mission is
Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari, affectionately known as Chariji.
- Instruction in Meditation: Instructors, called
preceptors, provide introductory, one-on-one meditation
instruction for all practitioners, ongoing individual meditation
sessions, and support for spiritual growth and understanding.
- Group Meditations: Practitioners meet and meditate
together in their local areas. Meditation centers offer
a large number of materials - books, audio tapes, videos
and DVD's for further study and guidance.
- Retreat Centers and Meditation Halls: There are many meditation halls and centers around the world to accommodate the growing number of spiritual seekers and those wishing to add spiritual values to their lives. Many offer overnight accommodations for members of Shri Ram Chandra Mission.
- The Sahaj Marg Research and Training Institute:
SMRTI is involved in research to enhance our understanding
of the goal of human perfection. Activities include classes,
study groups, youth programs, training programs, publications,
research into the benefits of meditation, and conferences
and seminars about spirituality.