Reiki Vidya Niketan was founded on 8th Jun 1998, by a group of Three Reiki Masters comprising viz. Dr Subhash Gokhale, Mr Dinesh Thakkar and Mr Ajit Telang (known popularly as Guruji or Ajit Sir). All these Reiki Masters were trained by Dr Shyamal Durve, one of the first Reiki Masters in India, under the banner of Reiki India Research Centre. Mr Thakkar and Ajit Sir became Masters in January 1997 while Dr Gokhale became Master in 1998.

The idea behind creation of Reiki Vidya Niketan by these Masters was to create a novel institution which would create a right platform for correct teaching of Reiki Usui System of Natural Healing without any commercial contamination. The institution though founded by these Masters was immediately handed over to a group of Reiki sadhaks. The unwritten constitution of the institute was based on a philosophy that the institution will be owned and managed solely by the sadhaks and the Masters would mainly work as servants to this institution.

The institution was finally converted into a Trust under the name of Shri Swami Samarth Sewak Pratisthan and registered as Charitable Trust in the state of Maharashtra, since 2001 under registration No. E19110. The trust is registered with Income Tax under section 12A and the donations to the trust are exempted under section 80G. The activities of the trust are handled by a board of Trustees comprising of 9 members who are all Reiki sadhaks of this institution. They are as follows: (1) Mr Madan Modak (2) Mr Jatin Dalal (3) Mr Amit Sane (4) Mr Abhijit Nandurabrakar (5) Mrs Daxaben Patel (6) Mrs Bhuvaneshwari Ravi (7) Mr Sukhlal Patel (8) Mrs Monali Rakshe and (9) Mr Sachin Gadre. All these trustees are professionally qualified in various fields and have been experiencing the grace of the divine. The office of the Trust is located at Devrukh near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra State in India.

The Trust has totally dedicated its’ resources for spreading a right knowledge of Reiki in various segments of people in all walks of life in India and abroad. Reiki seminars are conducted at various locations in India, the prime ones being Maharashtra Sate in centres like Mumbai, Devrukh, Thane, Nashik, Pune and in Gujarat States in centres like Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar where seminars are being held regularly. Besides, the seminars are also held in other cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kota and Goa sometimes. There are more than 20,000 students initiated in India on this path under the banner of Reiki Vidya Niketan.
Master Ajit Telang also conducts Reiki seminars in U.S.A. in locations such as Chicago, Texas Midland, Pierceton Indiana, Boston, New Jersey and Los Angeles in California. More than 1,000 sadhaks have already learnt Reiki with Guruji Ajit Telang in these centres. The special programmes are designed by Reiki Vidya Niketan for Senior Citizens Centers, Orphanages, Centers for mentally Challenged Children, Destitute Women, Blind Homes etc. absolutely free of charge.

The trust and the affiliated body Reiki Vidya Niketan also conduct other activities where the spiritual knowledge is imbibed into the daily experiences. Some of these programs are (1) S.A.F.E. (2) S.O.M.E. (3) S.O.F.T. (4) Responsible Parenting etc.

SAFE is an acronym for Spiritual Awareness for Family Environment. Launched in 2006, this programme is mainly conducted for married couples and families to imbibe spiritual values in day to day. Managing relationships through managing Emotions is a core of this programme. Most of Reiki Vidya Niketan’s centres run this programme for the past many years. This programme is conducted free of charge for all member couples.

SOME stands for Spiritual Outlook for Management Enterprises. This programme is specially designed by Guruji for corporate people to create an option for stress-less performance. This programme which was launched in 2000 has been organized in various organizations like Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, Hyderabad and Mirialguda, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in Nashik, Igatpuri & Mumbai, Yash Pharma Laboratories Ltd in Mumbai, Lucknow, Ankaleshwar, MICO Bosch Limited in Nashik, Apollo Tyres Limited in Baroda, Baroda management Association in Baroda, North Eastern Illinois University in Chicago USA etc.

SOFT is mainly designed for Youth and children and stands for Spiritual Outlook for Future Times. The special programmes are conducted at various schools in various centres.

Responsible Parenting is one of the most popular programmes of this institution which is run totally free for Parents with active participation from Teachers and Students, in various schools in Nashik, Baroda, Devrukh and Mumbai. The trust will soon be starting a School for Parents at Devrukh ashram.

Reiki Vidya Niketan conducts all these programmes with the help of a group of 8 Reiki Masters comprising of Mrs. Sangeeta Kulkarni, Mrs Seemaben Trivedi, Mrs Bharatiben Zinzuwadia, Mr Khushal Solanki, Ms. Bindiya Pandya, Ms Nanda Ambore and Mrs Ursula Patel who are led by Guruji Ajit Telang.

The Trust will soon start an activity of Devrukh Music Academy at Devrukh ashram under the leadership of Ms Bindiya Pandya who is an eminent singer in India.