Having experienced much of what the world has to offer, from studying at the Ivey School of Business, to traveling to over 45 countries, Vivek Gupta sought more. Tired of the inconsistent peace attached to extroverted pursuits, he decided to say enough and turned his journey within.
In 2005, the young college graduate was accepted to the intensive two-year Vedanta Course at Chinmaya Mission Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai, India. Under the guidance of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, he studied the Upanishads, Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Ramacharitramanasa, Sanskrit, Vedic chanting, and much more. Blessed to have joined the group of ‘Sandeepany’ graduates, Acharya Vivekji says now his only purpose in life is to make others aware of what is the purpose of life: to be unconditionally happy.
Through his innovative and passionate style, Vivekji makes the ancient wisdom of Vedanta relevant, reachable, and applicable. Inspired by the fact that he is a young adult, and that he was born and raised in Canada, Vivekji has been invited to share his insights, and conduct classes and camps, by Mission centers and other organizations throughout North America. In 2011, Vivekji was appointed as the Deputy Director of CHYK West.