Chinmaya Sarada Tapovanam
CHINMAYA SARADA ASHRAM
Andhra Pradesh , India
Mesmerized by Pujya Swami Chinmayananda in the 1960s, Swami Shantananda (then Brahmachari Raghavan) served Pujya Gurudev as his traveling secretary for a few years. After completing his Vedanta course in Mumbai, the brahmachari then traveled to Taiwan, where he successfully managed his own business and taught Vedanta part-time. He was instrumental in founding CM in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In 1992, Swamiji received sannyasa diksha from Pujya Gurudev and thereafter dedicated his life to the full-time teaching of Vedanta. Swamiji was posted as the acharya of CM Tri-State (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York).
As a speaker, Swamiji’s talks are filled with wonderful insights into life and people respond instantly to his wisdom and affectionate nature. In 2001, as his personal tribute to Pujya Gurudev, to commemorate the 50th-year celebrations of Chinmaya Mission, Swamiji undertook and completed 50 Gita jnana yajnas all around the world.