Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda
Swami Tejomayananda, is the former Head of the Chinmaya Mission worldwide was introduced to Vedanta early in his life. Coming under the benign influence of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, he learnt, absorbed and started living the message of the scriptures that his Master so enthusiastically advocated. An accomplished scholar himself and an authority on the Vedantic and Bhakti literature, the saintly Swami Tejomayananda, called lovingly Guruji by the devotees of the Chinmaya Mission, has been spreading the knowledge of the Rishis, just as his Guru, for many decades now through lectures, seminars and spiritual retreats. He has been the Acharya at Sandeepany in both India and the USA. Guruji has taken 4 Vedanta Batches in the Sandeepany so far, as the Resident Acharya. Fluent in Sanskrit too, Swamiji has himself authored many texts and has written commentaries on innumerable spiritual texts. Guruji’s discourses on the Bhagavad Geeta, Ramayana and Srimad Bhagawatam has always drawn a large swell of devotees. With his mellifluous rendering of Bhajans, humane approach, and practical wisdom, Guruji is ever approachable for all who seek his help and advice. Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda is the Chief-Acharya of the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya and he takes very keen interest in the Vedanta Course by actively participating in the selection of students, design of course coursework writing service help curriculum, imparting knowledge to the students on important texts and guiding the Resident Acharya and students through periodical interactions and meetings.
Swamiji was introduced to various saints and sages in his early childhood. His spiritual call came when he read Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Not long thereafter, he decided to dedicate his life to the study of scriptures and to the service of humanity. He served for five years at Chinmaya Mission Orlando (1996-2000) in various capacities and subsequently participated in Chinmaya Mission’s 50th anniversary celebrations. In 2002 he joined Sandeepany Sadhanalaya Mumbai where he studied Vedanta under the grace and guidance of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji and the tutelage of Swami Ishwaranandaji. In 2004, he was appointed as Acharya of Sandeepany San Jose, Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) where he had been conducting discourses on Vedanta in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. During his tenure at CMSJ, he has conducted numerous Satsangs, Vedanta Classes, Jnana Yagnas, camps, and retreats all over the United States, Canada and India. He has a loving personality, sense of humor, and intense passion for the study of Vedanta as well as mastery over scriptures. His unique style of teaching and imparting the knowledge of the scriptures through a systematic approach has provided practical instructions for seekers in daily life and has brought transformation to many.
Swami Bodhatmananda was the resident Acharya of the 16th Residential Vedanta Course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai, India and will be continuing as the resident Acharya of the 17th Residential Vedanta Course in 2017.