The purpose of Chinmaya Mission is to provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of vedanta and practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors of society

Swami Ishwarananda

Swami Ishwarananda


Swami Ishwarananda is the resident senior acharya of Chinmaya Mission Los Angeles. An accomplished master of Vedantic philosophy, Swamiji explains the universality of spiritual teachings in an extremely simplified manner for the audience to grasp the concept and for a seeker to implement the teachings in day-to-day living. Several companies, universities and inter-faith consortiums routinely reach out to Swamiji for delivering talks to their employees, students and congregations.

 

Swamiji is presently one of the Directors of Chinmaya Mission West (CMW) which oversees the activities in North America. Previously, Swamiji was part of Chinmaya Mission Bangalore where he served as the secretary. Swamiji's own spiritual journey began when having been inspired by Param Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, and with the guidance of Swami Brahmananda, he left his field of software consultancy and joined Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai in 1991. Upon completing his brahmachari training in 1993, as Brahmachari Someshwar Chaitanya, he served Chinmaya Mission Centers in Bangalore and Calcutta and eventually as resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Los Angeles. In March of 2000, he was given sanyas deeksha by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, and was named Swami Ishwarananda Saraswati. Swami Ishwarananda served the Mission in Los Angeles until 2001. Swamiji was then made the Acharya in charge of Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai for the 12th brahmachari batch from 2002 through 2004, thereafter returning to Los Angeles.


Swamiji is a dynamic speaker and has given talks on Vedanta, stress management, management techniques and other such related fields.The topics include-

Medication and Meditation

Spirituality at Workplace

Stress Management

Game of Life

Human Approach to Management

Profession with Principle

Surfing Above Sorrows

Value-based Management

Mindfulness

Excellence in Career

Vedanta in Daily Life

Spiritual Approach to Life

Mind Management

Vedanta for Householders

Practical Spirituality

Destiny versus Freewill

Conscious Self Management


Swamiji is also a very discerning author providing very deep scriptural imports in simple language in well-known books like Conscious Living, Silent Search, Mukunda Mala, Dew Drops, Pathways to Peace, Guru Stotram, Life of I