Talks by Swami Tejomayananda
Swami Tejomayananda is the former Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, a position he held since 1993 after Swami Chinmayananda attained Mahasamadhi. If Swami Chinmayananda served the cause of Vedanta with his service, knowledge and pioneering qualities, Swami Tejomayananda – fondly addressed as Guruji, completed that with his natural attitude of devotion. This is richly and abundantly evident in his talks, his singing, and his demeanor.
From visit to Chinmayam in July 2014
Talks by Swami Swaroopananda
In an era rife with skepticism and confusion about matters spiritual, Swami Swaroopananda is a rare voice that blends authenticity with accessibility; theory with self-practice; logic with heart. Formerly the Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Australia, United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa, and the Far East, and presently Chancellor of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Trust (University for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions) and Chairman of the Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, South India, Swami Swaroopananda has now been bestowed by Swami Tejomayananda the privilege to also serve as the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.
From visit to Chinmayam & Chinmaya Somnath in August 2015
From 2021 Mahasamadhi Aradhana Day
Talks by Swami Dheerananda
Swami Dheerananda is an ardent devotee and disciple of Swami Chinmayananda. He was placed as Vedanta Teacher in Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center (CMWRC) by Swami Chinmayananda in the year 1989. Swami Dheerananda is the last disciple directly initiated into Sannyasa by Swami Chinmayananda, receiving Sannyasa Diksha on May 23, 1993. Today, he oversees and guides the activities of CMWRC.
Talks by Swami Bodhatmananda
A precocious student who was born into a pious family, and spiritually inclined at a young age, Swami Bodhatmananda had the makings of becoming a dedicated Acharya of Vedanta early in life. From his earliest childhood, Swamiji was introduced to many saints and sages.
He was also initiated into performing pujas. His spiritual call came when he read Swami Chinmayananda’s commentary on the Bhagavad Geeta. Not long thereafter, he decided to dedicate his life to the study of scriptures and the service of humanity. He served for five years at Chinmaya Mission Orlando (1996-2000) in various capacities and subsequently participated in the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chinmaya Mission.
From visit in March 2017
Talks by Swami Chidatmananda
Swami Chidatmananda is a Law graduate from Osmania University. Inspired by Swami Chinmayananda, he joined Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai in 1989 under the tutelage of Swami Purushottamananda.
In 1993 he was initiated into Brahmacharya Deeksha by Swami Chinmayananda and posted at the mission center at Hyderabad. He was initiated into Sanyasa Deeksha by Swami Tejomayananda, in 1999. He presently serves Chinmaya Mission Hyderabad and as Regional Head of Andhra Pradesh, India.
From visit to Chinmayam in November 2012
Talks by Swami Ishwarananda
Inspired by Swami Chinmayananda, under the guidance of Swami Brahmananda (CM Bangalore), Swami Ishwarananda left his software profession and joined ‘Sandeepany Sadhanalaya’ in Mumbai, India, in 1991. Swamiji is a dynamic speaker and has given talks on Vedanta, stress and mind management, management techniques, and related topics.
His clarity in Vedanta is apparent in his talks as he presents with ease, humor, and wit, complex philosophical subjects. He has also authored two highly acclaimed books: ‘Conscious Living’ and ‘Silent Search.’ Swamiji currently resides in Tustin, California, and serves CM Tustin and CM Bakersfield.
Talks by Swami Ramakrishnananda
Swami Ramakrishnananda (Chinmaya Mission, Nagapattinam), a master teacher with a very humorous style has been very popular with the young and the old alike. He is also passionate about Sanskrit and the author of the famous Sulabha Samskrtam (Easy Sanskrit) course offered by CIF.
Talks by Sadananda
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.
Talks by Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar is a member of Chinmaya Mission Washington DC since 1987. Met Gurudev in 1973 in Mumbai. In 1982 he moved to Dubai and he started attending Geetha study groups there and became a key Sevak in organizing Gurudev’s yajna in Dubai, in 1986, also for Gurudev’s camp in Washington DC in the years 1988 and 1989.
Talks by Arvind Bhagwat
Arvind Bhagwat joined the Chinmaya Family after his wedding to Medha and they have been actively serving CMWRC since they moved to Maryland in 1988. They made it a priority to attend Pujya Gurudev’s camps from 1989-1993 and have continued their spiritual development with Swami Tejomayananada and other spiritual masters.
Talks by Ananth Krishnan
Talks by Vivek Gupta
Having experienced much of what the world has to offer, from studying at the Ivey School of Business to traveling to almost fifty countries, Vivek still sought more. Tired of the inconsistent peace associated with extrovert pursuits, he decided to turn his journey within.
Amidst all his efforts, Swami Tejomayananda has continuously blessed Vivek Gupta with greater responsibilities: in 2008 as the Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Niagara, in 2011 as the Deputy Director of Chinmaya Yuva Kendra West and in 2013 as the Visiting Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh.
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Talks by D C Rao
With a doctorate in economics, D C Rao had a long illustrious career in the World Bank heading various departments and traveling worldwide as part of World Bank Operations. He first heard a speech by Swami Chinmayananda in the year 1992. This speech raised enough curiosity, which led to a series of searches for further information through books and Satsangs. When Swami Chinmayananda held a week-long camp in July 1993 on Bhagavad Geeta in the Washington, DC area, he made sure to attend it. This camp inspired Rao to further strengthen his efforts to study, understand and practice Vedantic teachings.
In 1995, Rao took early retirement from the World Bank to pursue his inner quest on a full-time basis. Since then he has been teaching, guiding various Chinmaya Mission Study groups. Giving discourses at various inter-faith institutions, schools and colleges. He has also authored a book titled “Understanding Hinduism – basic concepts explained”. He is known for his teaching style of breaking difficult concepts in a very simple and lucid way for people with little or no knowledge about Vedanta.