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
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
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
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.