Reiki Vidya Niketan was founded on 8th Jun 1998, by a group of Three Reiki Masters comprising of. Dr. Subhash Gokhale, Late 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. MadanModak (2) Mr. Jatin Dalal (3) Mr. Amit Sane (4) Mr. Abhijit Nandurabrakar (5) Mrs. Daxaben Patel (6) Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari Ravi (7) Mr. Vilas Purohit (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 registered office of the trust is located in Mumbai while the administrative 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 State in centres like Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Devrukh, Thane, Nashik, Pune, Kolhapur as well as in neighboring state of Goa in Porvorim and in Gujarat States in centres like Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar where Reiki training seminars are being held regularly. Besides, the seminars are also held in other cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kota and Surat sometimes. There are more than 30,000 students initiated in India on this path under the banner of Reiki Vidya Niketan.
Master Ajit Telang with his co-Masters also conducts Reiki seminars in U.S.A. in locations such as Chicago, Texas Midland, Dallas, Austin, Alabama, Pierceton Indiana, Boston, New Jersey and Los Angeles in California. More than 2,000 sadhaks have already learnt Reiki with Guruji AjitTelang in these centres. These programs are conducted for Swami Samarth NFP a registered non-profit charitable organization spreading the message of Shree Swami Samarth in USA. Mr. Telang and his team also conduct various training programs and workshops on behalf of Swami Samarth NFP in USA

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. Such programs have already been organized for institutions like Shiv Shakthi KakkumKarangal, (Tamil Nadu), Palavi (for AIDs affected children in Pandharpur, Maharashtra), MatruMandirVruddhashram (Devrukh Maharashtra), Baramati Vruddhashram (Baramati, Maharashtra) etc.

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) Empowerment for Parenting & Initiative Challenges (EPIC) for Responsible Parenting, (5) Study Circles 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 VidyaNiketan’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.

EPIC Responsible Parenting is one of the most popular programmes of this institution conducted for Parents with active participation from Teachers and Students, in various schools in all the centres of Reiki VidyaNiketan in India and Swami Samarth NFP in USA. The trust will soon be starting a School for Parents at Devrukh ashram.

Reiki VidyaNiketan conducts Reiki training seminars with the help of a group of Reiki Masters comprising of Mrs. Sangeeta Kulkarni, Mrs. Seemaben Trivedi, Mrs. Bharatiben Zinzuwadia, Mr. Vishal Shridhankar, Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Ms Krupa Choksi, Ms. Kalpita Keer, Ms. Aruna M, Mr. Khushal Solanki, Mrs. VandanaTelang and Mr. Milind Chavan who are led by Guruji Ajit Telang. All activities related to Reiki training are coordinated by Reiki Master Vishal Shridhankar while the social training activities are coordinated by Reiki Master Krupa Choksi. Study Circle activities are conducted under the leadership of Mr. Jairam Athalekar while the Devrukh ashram activities are coordinated by Reiki Master Kalpita Keer.

The Trust also has stated activities to encourage the artistic talents of sadhaks connected to Reiki Vidya Niketan by starting Devrukh Sangeet Mandir at Devrukh ashram. The renowned singers like Ms. Manisha Gore, Mr. Jairam Athalekar, Mrs. Veena Athalekar, Mr. Ajaybhai Trivedi, Ms. Madhavi Saptarshi and musician of repute like Mr. Mandar Puranik visit this facility periodically to train young talents. The sadhaks of Reiki VidyaNiketan have also initiated an activity under the aegis of Devrukh Arts Creative Community (DACC) headed by Ms. Priti Sawant, Reiki Master Krupa Choksi and Mr. Aalhad Purohit. The idea behind DACC is to promote the artistic talents in Devrukh and offer them opportunities for earning without leaving their base in the village.

The trust also runs Reiki Arogya Mandir at various centres to help patients get Reiki treatments without any charges.