Vivekananda Centre for Consciousness Research
(Devoted to research in Consciousness in the light of Vedanta and Yoga and
Under the ‘School of Indian Heritage’
VIVEKA-CHATAK, Vivekananda Centre for Consciousness Research, is a new initiative of RKMVERI started under its ‘School of Indian Heritage’ which has already entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Consciousness Studies under the famous National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) at Bengaluru, with the main objective of engaging in interdisciplinary study and research in neurosciences integrating and interfacing it with ancient Indian philosophical wisdom, contemplative traditions, wherein there is a rich mine of knowledge on Mind, Life and Consciousness and other streams of knowledge like mathematics, physics, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, psychology etc.
The formation of VIVEKA-CHATAK by RKMVERI under its ‘School of Indian Heritage’ has its origin in the perception of the well-known and well-recognized fact that it was Swami Vivekananda who, for the first time, carried the ancient Indian wisdom of Yoga-Vedanta to the Western world and interpreted it in the light of modern scientific knowledge that was available at that time, which created great sensation in the intellectual circles in the West, and that this work initiated by him and received by us as a great legacy needs to be taken forward by us in a big way as science and technology have made gigantic strides over the last hundred years and more since then and the revolutionary discoveries in physics, mathematics, biological and neurosciences have come up with astounding truths calling for deeper exploration into mind and consciousness in the light of, and integrating them with, these scientific truths.