Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Thiruvalla is the second oldest Ramakrishna Mission Centre in the Indian State of Kerala. In the last one hundred years of its existence it has been inspiring people to live a spiritual life while catering to their material needs.The Sri Ramakrishna temple of the Ashrama with its large prayer hall is open from five o’clock in the morning to eight in the evening, with an interval of four hours from twelve in the noon to all seekers, irrespective of caste, creed or gender. The Ashrama has a book stall and library.Scripture classes are held daily apart from lectures on religious topics delivered at nearby places. Every second Saturday a spiritual retreat is conducted and Bhagavatham study circle meets on the first of every month. Every month a free medical camp is held for the rural poor. Free food is provided for a restricted number of poor students. The Ashrama keeps a dairy and maintains an organic vegetable garden.
The Ashrama has a number of future projects. We have a plan to open Sanskrit courses for different age groups and start a good reference library. We also intend to start a well equipped medical clinic with a doctor in attendance and a play school for small children to benefit working mothers.The Ashrama has drawn up a budget for repairing, renovating and expanding its infrastructure: repainting the temple and Ashrama building, constructing monks’ quarters and guest house, building for play school, office, medical clinic and dispensary, river water irrigation, and solar water heaters.