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 Tejomayananda

Swami Tejomayananda

Spiritual head of Chinmaya Mission centers worldwide, Swami Tejomayananda is fulfilling the vision that Swami Chinmayananda charted. As he puts it "I am not in Swamiji's shoes, I am at his feet." Swami Tejomayananda has served as acharya, or dean, of the Sandeepany Institutes of Vedanta both in India and California. He has written commentaries on scriptural texts, translated Swami Chinmayananda's commentaries into Hindi, and authored a number of books. A key contribution is Hindu Culture: An Introduction, a text acclaimed for its clear description of the basics of Hinduism and adopted as a text in some American high schools.

Swami Tejomayananda excels in expounding a wide spectrum of Hindu scriptures, from Ramayana to the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, the source book of Vedanta. He conducts jnana yajnas, or lecture series, on Vedanta, as he moves around the world at a bewildering pace. His easy manner and devotional rendering of Vedantic texts has drawn many newcomers into the spiritual fold.

Swami Tejomayananda's Itinerary