Swami Shantananda is a senior Acharya in charge of the Chinmaya Mission Tri-State Center in Pennsylvania, USA. He studied ancient scriptures at the Institute of Vedantic Studies, Bombay in 1978 and spent two years meditating in the Himalayas in preparation for the rigors of an ascetic life. He also served for several years as personal secretary to H.H. Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati. He has been instrumental in building the Chinmaya Mission in Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of the world. Since 1992, when he was given Sannyas by Pujya Gurudev, Swamiji has dedicated him life to the full time teaching of Vedanta.
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, Swamiji undertook and completed 50 Geeta Gnana Yagnas all around the world as his personal tribute to Param Pujya Gurudev.
Swami Shantanda is known for his humour and his inspirational delivery of discourses on the sacred texts of India.