Convent and Monastery

A convent and monastery are maintained by the Society, giving an opportunity to qualified young women and men to devote themselves exclusively to spiritual life following the Ramakrishna Order’s motto: For one’s own enlightenment and for the good of the world.”


In pursuit of this ideal, monastic life includes a variety of spiritual practices, such as meditation, worship, and scriptural study. Emphasis is given to serving God in others through various activities at the temples and the Olema retreat, as well as in one’s own monastic group. For those interested in leading a dedicated spiritual life in a community, the monastic path is meaningful and fulfilling.