The President of International Vedanta Society is the head of the organization. Swami Keshavananda Puri popularly known as ‘Maharajji’ is the present President of the Society. He was the first who embraced sannyasa in the organization and holds the true spiritual tradition of Bhagavan.
To inspire devotees and to bring them in this spiritual tradition the process of Mantra-Diksha or initiation is given by Maharajji. With Diksha the spiritual life of devotee becomes smooth on one’s journey to the Ultimate Knowledge. Ignorance and the impurities whatever causes sufferings get diminished by the divine light that comes as grace of Bhagavan with Diksha or the initiation.
President Maharajji is also the head of the Trustee Board of the organization. He is also the Head of the Female Wing of the Society.
With the life of his President Maharajji inspires everyone with one Truth—‘There is God and one can realize Him.’ The ideology of Vedanta and Bhagavan is – there is nothing but Brahman. And those who are sincere and honest in the search for Truth will surely achieve That with the Grace of Bhagavan. This is what International Vedanta Society preaches.
The Trustee Board
International Vedanta Society is governed by the Trustee Board and is headed by the President of the organization. All the organizational decisions, policy and assets are maintained by this Trustee Board. The senior monks and some dedicated household devotees are the members of this Board. The President, Vice-Presidents (of General and Female Wing), General Secretary/s, Convener and Treasurer will be the Ex-officio of the Managing Committee also.
The Trustee Board of International Vedanta Society has eight monks, a female monk, and six house hold devotees among them three are women. Thus this Board truly represents a balance between monks and house hold devotees and also between male and female members. Bhagavan believes that a true Spiritual Society should have the representation of all. With this idea the Trustee Board of International Vedanta Society is formed.
The Trustee Board
|Swami Keshavananda Puri||He is the head of the Trustee Board and the whole organization.|
|Pradip Kr. Roy||He is a household devotee of Bhagavan and his responsibility is to establish new centers/Branches of the organization and create Branch committee of the respective branch. He is also empowered to give Diksha.|
|Swami Prajnanananda Puri||He looks after the spiritual aspects of all the devotees in general and helps the President in this aspect. Along with this he is also holding the chair of Chief Editor of the Publication Board of the Society. He is also empowered to give diksa.|
|Debjani Chakraborty-||She is the Vice President of the Female Wing of the Society. Her responsibility is to look after the female devotees of Bhagavan, their spiritual enquiries and their development. She also holds the responsibility of maintaining a sound coordination with the female monks of the Society, and to help them to run their ashrams.|
|Mousumi Deb||She is also the Vice President of the Female Wing of the Society. She holds the responsibility to spread the activities female wing.|
|Swami Sankarananda Puri (Administration)||He is the General Secretary (Administration) and holds the responsibility of maintain the office of the Society and also to spread the activities of the Society.|
|Swami Probuddhananda Puri (Operational)||He is the General Secretary (Operational) and holds the responsibility of spreading the activities of the organization. He is empowered to make member of the Society where there is no centers of the organization.|
|Sujata Chakraborty (Female Wing)||She holds all the responsibilities of General Secretary Female Wing. She holds the responsibility of establishing the coordination between Female ashram and the rest of the Female Wing.|
|Swami Bhaskarananda Puri||Conveners have the responsibilities of holding meetings at varies levels of the organization and to establishing coordination between Trustee Board, Managing Committee and the rest of the organization.|
|Swami Sacchidananda Puri|
|Swami Nirgunananda Puri||He has the responsibility of maintaining track of all the financial transactions and to look after the utilization of the funds.|
|Members of the Trustee Board-||Swami Nityananda Puri|
The General Wing
International Vedanta Society has two wings. The General Wing comprises of the male members of the Society, which is headed by the President of the organization. The Managing Committee works under the Trustee Board of the Society. Managing Committee implements the policies given by the Trustee Board through Branch committee.
At Head Quarter the Managing Committee is formed. And at branch level there is Branch Committee.
The Female Wing
Female Wing which works under President of the Society formulates its own work and activities which are controlled by the Managing Committee Female Wing and the Branch Committee Female Wing works under them. There are Sannyasinis of the Society, they hold most of the responsibility to spread the work of the organization.