QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I never found the companion who was so companionable as solitude."

- Henry David Thoreau

Baba Gurinder Singh was born in 1954. His family is from a traditional agricultural community of Punjab, India. He was named by his predecessor as spiritual head of RSSB in 1990.

Based in Spain before accepting this position, he is now retired and lives off his own income. In keeping with the policy for all volunteers, he does not receive any money or honorarium from the Society.

As with his predecessors, he has dedicated his life to serving the Society and guiding its members on the spiritual path.

RSSB / SOS Privacy Policy


Do we collect your private data? Why?
We only collect data for the purpose of fulfilling our objectives including the dissemination of the teachings of Sant Mat; initiation applications; arranging accommodation and travel for satsang programmes; arranging seva projects; and communicating with satsangis concerning these matters.

Some of the personal data collected may be shared with RSSB international affiliates. Relevant personal data may be sent to hotels for the purpose of booking hotel accommodation. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent.

Which data do we record?
  • Your name, age, address and contact details. For initiation applicants, we record your date of birth, your marital status, your photograph and details of your initiation (date, location and by whom you were initiated).
  • For travel and accommodation, we may also need your bank account number (for direct debit payments).
  • For seva projects, we may also include your profession and expertise (to help us allot the best suitable seva), as well as any certificates of specific trainings (required for seva such as First aid, use of some vehicles and tools).
How long do we keep your data?
Initiation data is kept indefinitely as part of the archived records of RSSB. All other data is kept only while relevant for the purpose for which it was provided. On a triennial basis, data which is no longer relevant, is erased.

Do we share your data with others?
No, we never share your private data with any third party without your consent.

Rights
At any time, you have the right to request access to, rectification of or erasure of your data. You may object to processing of your data and you may request a restriction on the processing of your data. To exercise any of your rights, make a written request and send it to RSSB or to your local RSSB affiliated society. RSSB will respond within one month of the request. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time by advising RSSB of such withdrawal. You have the right to complain to the relevant data protection supervisory agency in the country in which you reside

What happens in case of a personal data breach
Any personal data breach which may cause harm will be reported to the relevant data protection supervisory agency in the country in which you reside. All reasonable steps to mitigate any harm will be promptly undertaken.

India
Please note that RSSB is a society in India. The European Commission has not made an adequacy decision under the General Data Protection Regulation with respect to India and, therefore, data subjects residing in the EU may be exposed to higher risks concerning their data and the adequacy of safeguards for their data if they decide to consent to the processing of their data by RSSB.

Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) along with its international affiliates is a spiritual organization based on the teachings of all religions and dedicated to a process of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher.

In the Indian language, Radha Soami means ‘lord of the soul’, satsang describes a group that seeks truth, and Beas refers to the town near which the main centre is located in northern India. There are a number of other contemporary movements that use the name ‘Radha Soami’ but Radha Soami Satsang Beas is not associated with any of them.

RSSB was established in India in 1891 and gradually began spreading to other countries. Today RSSB holds meetings in more than 90 countries worldwide. It is a non-profit organization with no affiliation to any political or commercial organizations.

The basis of every religion is spirituality. With the passage of time and changing social values, the basic spiritual teachings often become embellished with extra rules and rituals, and eventually take the shape of a formal religion. Despite its extensive outreach activities, RSSB tries to maintain the integrity of its spiritual core and preserve the simplicity of its teachings.  At the heart of the RSSB teachings is a belief that there is a spiritual purpose to human life – to experience the divinity of God who resides in all of us. It is through this experience that we will realize the truth of the concept that there is only one God and we are all expressions of his love.

Central to the RSSB teachings is a spiritual teacher who explains the purpose of life and guides and instructs members in a method of spirituality based on a daily meditation practice. The present teacher is Baba Gurinder Singh, who lives with his family at the main centre in northern India.

By performing the meditation practice according to the teacher's instructions, individuals can realize the presence of God within themselves. It is a solitary practice that is done in the quiet of one's own home. Members commit themselves to a way of life that supports spiritual growth while carrying out their responsibilities to family, friends and society. There are no rituals, ceremonies, hierarchies or mandatory contributions, nor are there compulsory gatherings. Members need not give up their cultural identity or religious preference to follow this path.

To build on the primary spiritual practice of meditation, members are vegetarian, abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs, and are expected to lead a life of high moral values. A vegetarian diet encourages respect and empathy for all life and acknowledges that there is a debt to be paid for taking any life unnecessarily. Abstaining from intoxicants improves ones ability to concentrate and calms the mind during meditation. Members are encouraged to be self-supporting and not be a burden on society. They are free to make their own choices in life and maintain any cultural or religious affiliations they choose. RSSB does not involve itself in the personal lives of its members.

Inherent to the Society’s philosophy is the importance of seva, meaning selfless service, or voluntarism.  Voluntary service is the backbone of all activities connected with RSSB.  All administrative functions, construction of Indian and international centres, feeding of the hundreds of thousands of visitors who visit the headquarters in India, writing and translating books and magazines explaining the teachings, are done by members on a voluntary basis. Mahatma Gandhi embodied the importance of service in his statement: “The best way to find your self is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  It is believed that through service, one loses one’s sense of self-importance and becomes humble.  That is the foundation of a spiritual life.
 

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This five-minute video presentation gives a brief overview of Radha Soami Satsang Beas and its sister organization, Science of the Soul. It discusses their philosophy, charitable activities, global presence, and it provides a profile of their administrative structure.



RSSB is an organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2018

NOTE: This website, www.rssb.org, as well as www.satsanginfo.rssb.org and www.scienceofthesoul.org are the only official websites for Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB). They have been created to provide up-to-date information about our organization. No other websites are authorized to represent the RSSB organization or its Patron, Baba Gurinder Singh, and the information found on such websites cannot be presumed to be accurate.

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