Sadananda is a Material Scientist and has published extensively in Science. Now retired, he still consults as a scientist on a need basis. He currently lives six months in Chennai and six months in Virginia. Sada met Swami Chinmayananda in 1978 at his Yajna at the American University. Swami Chinmayananda asked Sada to start study groups in the DC area. Slowly Chinmaya study groups and Bala Vihars grew with Swami Chinmayananda’s Jnana yagnas and camps.