In an era rife with scepticism and confusion about matters spiritual, Swami Swaroopananda is a rare voice that blends authenticity with accessibility, theory with selfpractice; logic with heart.
Born and brought up in a bustling commercial capital of India, Swamiji had always been convinced that beyond life's superficial, everyday joys and sorrows, there was something more enduring and satisfying. As an adolescent he encountered the preeminent Master of Vedanta, Swami Chinmayananda (Gurudev). He gave up his family's thriving business in Hong Kong to undergo intensive training under Gurudev and Swami Tejomayananda. He was initiated into the Monastic order in 1992. Since then, he has touched thousands of lives worldwide and his tremendous work in bringing out the essential wisdom and underlying unity of all religions has garnered him a place among the vanguards of self development philosophy.
Swamiji has authored several commentaries on such important spiritual classics as lk Onkar, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra and Sankat Mochan, besides numerous books on contemporary lifestyle subjects such as Simplicity and Meditation, Storm to Perform, Avatar, Managing the Manager and Journey into Health.
Swamiji is equally adept at conducting 'holistic management' seminars for senior corporate executives. Among the well-known institutes he has been invited to speak at are the Ford, London Business School and Harvard University, to name a few.
Formerly the Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Australia, United Kingdom, Middle East, frica and Far East and presently Chairman of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Trust University for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions) and Director 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.