Pujya Swami Tejomayananda ji, the present Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide and is one of the tallest Hindu teachers and spiritual leaders today. This was the first time London hosted a Hindu spiritual leader of this stature, on June 18th 2016, who heads over 350 centres worldwide.
Swami Tejomayananda is a living portrait of simplicity with depth, humility with courage, and wisdom with devotion. Always jovial, smiling, and welcoming, he made a stop in the city of London Ontario.
Swami ji met with all the members of the London community on June 18th, 2016 , and shared many inspiring insights with the whole London community. The whole community was blessed to be in Swami ji’s company.
Around 300 people attend the talk on “Right Thinking Joyful Living” by Swami ji on this day at Jack Chambers Public School from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. This is event was a huge success, and everyone enjoyed the afternoon filled with music and divine knowledge shared by Swami ji.
More about Swami ji….
Childhood and youth Born into a Maharashtrian family on June 30, 1950, in Madhya Pradesh, India, Sudhakar Kaitwade was not spiritually inclined as such. At the age of 20, a year away from getting his Master’s degree in Physics, Sudhakar intended to pursue a teaching career.
Renunciation and Spiritual Quest
Sudhakar’s revolutionary change came about the day he was attracted to a large banner announcing Swami Chinmayananda’s talks on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3. A couple of talks later, he was so thoroughly inspired that he sought the permission of his mother to join the Chinmaya Mission’s residential Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai.
Upon completion of the Vedanta course in 1975, Sudhakar was initiated into the Chinmaya Mission’s monastic order of acharyas (teachers) as Brahmachari Vivek Chaitanya. Over the years, he served as acharya at the Mission Centres in Bhopal, Kanpur, and Sidhabari. He conducted the first residential Vedanta course in Hindi at ‘Sandeepany Himalayas’ in Sidhabari. On October 21, 1983, Swami Chinmayananda initiated him into sannyasa, bestowing upon him the name, Swami Tejomayananda. He was then appointed as acharya of the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya ashram in Mumbai, where he taught two consecutive residential Vedanta courses in English. In 1989, Swami Tejomayananda was posted to Chinmaya Mission’s U.S. Centre in San Jose, California, where he remained as acharya until 1993. After Pujya Gurudev attained Mahasamadhi he became the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.