Swami Chidatmananda is a spiritual teacher whose core teaching emphasizes the oneness (non-duality) of all beings. He has inspired many people with his chapter on “Devotional Love” in our book, The Power of Love, and his video talk of the same topic. Swamiji travels across the globe delivering lectures that are profound yet simple enough for a novice. Swamiji’s humility and pleasant demeanor make him very approachable to people from all walks of life who seek relief, whether from ordinary issues or the deeply held misperceptions that cause immense stress and suffering. His creative and scientific presentations unearth the ancient philosophies of India for modern and rational minds, thereby transforming them for the better. An element of humor is seen in his style that smooths and simplifies the subject and has a healing effect on the audience. He gives regular discourses on spiritual topics and the scriptures of India for Indian television. Swamiji’s topics, such as “Art of Healing,” “Beyond Suffering,” “Learning through Relationships,” and “The Greatness of Mind” address humanity’s core problems. His spiritual sessions for political leaders on “Achieving Success with Values” are acclaimed. He is the author of the popular Telugu book Learning through Relationships and The Greatness of the Mind in English. He offers his e-book, The Essential Values of Mahatma Gandhi, as a download (no charge) for anyone who is interested. His lectures and guided meditations are available on CD through the Chinmaya Mission.
Swamiji is a Law graduate from Osmania University. Inspired by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda ji, he joined Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai in 1989 under the tutelage of Swami Purushottamananda ji. In 1993 he was initiated into brahmacharya deeksha by Pujya Gurudev and posted as the Acharya of the mission center at Hyderabad. He was initiated into sanyasa deeksha by Swami Tejomayananda ji, in 1999. His life was greatly impacted when he met Dr. David R. Hawkins in 2001. He is presently Acharya (Teacher in Charge) of Chinmaya Mission Hyderabad and Regional Head of Andhra Pradesh, India. For more information, visit the Chinmaya Mission website. To return to Contributors, click here and scroll down.