Swami Chinmayananda, founder of Chinmaya Mission, taught the logic of spirituality, while emphasizing the balance of head and heart. Selfless work, study, and meditation are the cornerstones of spiritual practice, he said. Not satisfied with degrees in literature and law or other worldly aspirations, he pursued the spiritual path in the Himalayas under the guidance of Swami Sivananda and Swami Tapovanam. He is credited with the renaissance of spiritual and cultural values in India and with awakening the rest of the world to the ageless wisdom of Advaitic Vedanta as expounded by Adi Sankaracharya. On 3 August 1993, in San Diego, USA, Swami Chinmayananda attained Mahasamadhi. He worked tirelessly to the very last moment and created an international spiritual revolution His legacy remains in the form of books, audio and video tapes, schools, and social service projects, Vedanta teachers whom he taught and inspired, and Chinmaya Mission centers around the world serving the spiritual and cultural needs of local communities.
In an era rife with scepticism 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 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.
Born and brought up in the 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 a child he heard from his grandmother many religious stories based on the great Indian epics and the history of saints. These stories suddenly came to life, acquiring new meaning and depth, when as an adolescent he encountered the preeminent Master of Vedanta, Swami Chinmayananda.
His heart completely moved and inspired, in 1984 Swami Swaroopananda gave up his family's thriving business in Hong Kong to undergo intensive training under Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Tejomayananda at Sandeepany, Mumbai. He was initiated into the monastic order in 1992. Since then, he has touched thousands of lives across the world, 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 Ik 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 ‘wholistic 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. In fact, a proprietary self-development course he conceived and initially conducted, Make It Happen™, has been adapted and integrated into the human resource training programmes of various corporate organisations in India and beyond.
He took Sanyasa deeksha from Mukhya Swami Swaroopananda (Global Head of Chinmaya Mission) on 13.02.2018 (Maha Sivarathri) and received the name Swami Abhayananda Saraswathy.
Took brahmacharya deeksha from Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji (the former head of Chinmaya Mission), under whom he studied the shastras for two years under Gurukula system
A true Chinmayan - graduated from Balavihar to Chinmaya Yuva Kendra to Balavihar Sevak to Brahmachari to All India Chyk Coordinator
Served in Chinmaya Mission, Alappuzha for the past 9 years (uplifting Chinmaya Mission Alappuzha to great heights). Presently serving in Chinmaya Mission, Trivandrum
An embodiment of True Vision, Dynamism, Vigour, Innocence, Sincerity, Humility, Aggressive Goodness, Love and Dedication (to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji)
Has conducted lots of camps for all age groups of people in various parts of Kerala and in India also
Takes classes which are filled with depth, humour and innovation
Has been instrumental in conducting programs which were novel - Gita Satram in Alappuzha, Yuva Veer Course in Malayalam, 21 days program on Upanishads (Chinmayam 101)
Conducts Bhagavata Saptahams beautifully, with devotionn And much more ...
Second rank holder in B.Tech (electrical and electronics) from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering; Did post graduate diploma in advanced computing from Amrita University, Kochi
Took brahmacharya deeksha from Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji (the former head of Chinmaya Mission), under whom she studied the shastras for two years under Gurukula system
Lover of music and bhajans; sings well
Lover of Sanskrit; (holder of MA in Sanskrit)
Mingles well with all age groups, inspiring them to live noble values in life and to know more about our rich culture and spirituality
Handles sessions innovatively and humourously
She has served in Chinmaya Mission Thrissur and Calicut. At present, she is serving in Chinmaya Mission, Trivandrum.
She is the state coordinator of children’s wing of Chinmaya Mission, Kerala
She travels to places, giving talks to all age groups in various organisations.
Loves to serve the poor and diseased
GANESHA, THE MIND MANAGER
MIND THE MIND
NAVA RASA - MIND MOODS AND SHIVA
SOFT SKILL AND HARD SKILL
KNOW YOUR MIND
VALLUES AND VALUABLES
THE FIVE GREAT WONDERS / BLESSINGS FOR SUCCESS
THE FAMOUS FIVE – INNER GROWTH
IPL – INSPIRING PLAYER OF LIFE
HANUMAN, THE SUPER MAN
GAME OF LIFE