Universal Centre for Spiritual Research and Development (UCSRD) seeks to advance scientific study of spiritual development by conducting qualitative and quantitative cross-cultural research on the nature, processes, and outcomes of spiritual development in people by building a interdisciplinary, broad network of scholars, leaders, practitioner who are engaged in advancement of this field in the world.

Pure Spiritual Tools, resources, communication and partnerships are developed devoid of Dogmas to help children, youth, parents, educators, philosophers to effectively nurture the spiritual lives of people globally. We work on the concept of integrating the current understandings of human development with spiritual development and not religious development. The very base of the centre is based on the concept of multi-faith, multicultural, and interdisciplinary insights and perspectives from the social sciences, religious studies, and other fields allowing us to respect all beliefs and life experiences of all.

In its core we are nonsectarian organization that seeks to promote the knowledge, awareness, understanding of Caitya engaging scholars, leaders, practitioners, parents, and young people in exploring this domain of human development regardless of their own religious or spiritual tradition, including those who are not part of a particular religious or spiritual tradition.

About the Founder


Maitreya Rudrabhayananda (Maitreya) is Messenger, spiritual teacher, Author, Speaker, His vision is of bringing the Revealed knowledge of timeless, spaceless wisdom of the Divine himself. Working towards a path of leading Religion free, stress-free, violence-free society by living a life of wisdom, knowledge, Divinity and enjoying the ultimate arts of living as a WITNESS with infinite taste, music, sight, feel and smell that a core life can offer you and live, NOW, blissfully !

The awareness of the Maitreya Rudrabhayananda is working on the concept of Ancient sciences in a form that is relevant to the current ever changing way. Come learn the Ancient science of Caitya . He has shown that inner and outer peace are possible and that a stress-free, violence-free society can be created through service and by reawakening human values.

Physically Maitreya Rudrabhayananda was born in the Spring Equinox of 1970, in the city of Delhi, the capital of India. Maitreya Rudrabhayananda was born in a family of educated middle class family that worked on giving the best of education and knowledge. He was given the name as Venugopalan which means young Krishna holding a flute made of bamboo.

His father Sh. Rajagopalan was a devotee of Ganesh and was well versed in many Sanskrit scriptures. His father being a religious person learned from many teachers such as Swami Sivananda, Swami Agnivesh, Swami Rama, Sai Baba, Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti and others. The fathers side parental lineage of Maitreya Rudrabhayananda comes from Mullamuttil Tharavad, while mothers lineage comes from Royal family.

Maitreya Rudrabhayananda Completed graduation in Commerce. Being a continuous learner went on to do double Masters one in Commerce and another in Economics, holding Diploma’s in Marketing, advertising, Sales, Marketing Operations, Computer Programming, Oracle Certifications, MCSE, MCSD, Counselling, Training Methodologies. Learning the traditional medical  science of marmam, varmam, siddha, naturopathy, homeopathy.

During the period of the Academic studies also, he was continuously working for many private sectors from 1990, finally joining government sector and finally leaving the work in 2006 to completely devote time for spreading the message in all its purity.

From childhood Maitreya was initiated into the spiritual world through his meeting with many teachers and Masters in the field of various religions.  He is the founder of Soul Searchers, a Trust aimed at promoting his teachings of selfless help and universal love. He is the driving force behind many social causes over the years.

Maitreya Rudrabhayananda had spiritual experience at the age of seven. The transformation started soon and he was blessed to be in contact with many spiritual teachers who were interested to provide him knowledge and also make him aware of the knowledge he gained from his past lives. Rudrabhayananda was the name given to R. Venugopalan by Timeless Ageless and Spaceless Aghor MahaBaba Pinakadin ji, the respected founder of Aghor panth, the final name of Maitreya was given through the Cosmic Transeunt Lineage [Naimisha Parampara(lus)], by  Eternal Mahababa Isāpöjågäv in 1996,  which shall be uttered by someone in future, then it shall be exposed to the world.

His spiritual journey started from age of 7 when he was given the opportunity to study and perform intensive meditation under the guidance of various eminent teachers like Aghor MahaBaba Pinakadin ji, Swami Chidananda, Lama Dzsong Rinponche, and Matang Baba.  His journey was a way of learning the Ancient path of awakening and realisation Caitya.