BABA GURINDER SINGH
year of birth : 1954 | place of birth : Punjab, INDIA
Head of Radha Soami Satsang (Beas)
education : Lawrence School, Sanawart, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Baba Gurinder Singh Ji Dhillon became the successor to Maharaj Charan Singh at the age of 36 years on June 1, 1990. He is the second youngest person to be appointed to head the Radha Soami Satsang Beas headquarters. He began his career in the hotel industry and later worked for DCM in the yarn division. He was in Spain working as a salesman before he came back to India to accept his nomination as the next spiritual head of RSSB in 1990. He lives off his own income and in keeping with the policy for all volunteers (sevadars), 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.
The headquarters of the society, called Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, are located beside the river Beas near the town of Beas, Punjab, in northern India, and have been a center for satsang since 1891. Radha Soami Satsang Beas or (RSSB), has centers located worldwide. It is a registered non-profit, charitable society, independent of any political or commercial affiliations.
The philosophy that Baba Gurinder Singh represents, claims to be based on the common experiences of mystics from many religions and is also known as Sant Mat. Sant Mat means 'Teachings of the Saints'. Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) says it is a philosophical organization based on the spiritual teachings which lie at the core of all religions and it is dedicated to a process of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher. The path of Surat Shabt yoga (yoga of the audible sound) was established in India in 1891 under this line of spiritual Masters and gradually began spreading to other countries in the mid 20th century.
Baba Gurinder Singh Ji gives discourses on three continuous Sundays of most months (except January, July, and August) at the RSSB headquarters in Beas, Punjab. Many people from India, as well as other countries, come to hear these discourses. A simple satsang is also held on Saturdays in his presence. He also gives satsang at other major centers of RSSB in India.