Sadananda ji, a retired scientist by profession (US Naval Research Lab), is a disciple of Swami Chinmayananda, and one of the founding members of Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center . He was a former Trustee of CMWRC and was responsible for starting and guiding several major activities, including organizing Spiritual Camps with Pujya Gurudev and Swami Tejomayananda. Dr. Sadananda has been one of the spiritual guides of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Chinmaya Mission for the past decade. He has conducted weekend Spiritual Camps at Chinmayam over the past many years on various Upanishadic texts and prakarana granthas (Upadesasara, Dakshinamurthy Stotram, Saddarshanam, Advaita Makaranda, Mandukya aagama prakarana and Sadvidya of Chandogya). He continues to conduct Vedanta classes on weekends in Northern Virginia .