Formerly known as Bramhachari Uddhav Chaitanya, our acharya Swami Sarveshananda was bestowed Sanyasa Diksha (order of renunciation) by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri (March 02, 2011).

Swami Sarveshananda Inspired by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Sarveshananda joined the Vedanta Course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai in 1993. After completing the course in 1995, he was initiated as a Brahmachari and posted as the Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Vijayawada where he served until June, 2002. In June 2002 he was posted as the Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission in Dallas, Texas by Pujya Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda.

Swami Sarveshananda is also the National Director of Chinmaya Mission Yuva Kendra (CHYK) West, the youth wing of Chinmaya Mission West. Swami Sarveshananda was himself a CHYK while growing up in India, and received direct guidance from Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Swami Sarveshananda works tirelessly to spread the wisdom of Vedanta through retreats, workshops, camps and innovative youth programs that inspire young people. Swami Sarveshananda has touched many lives through his service, dedication and loving presence. He is popular with children and youth because of his ability to connect with young minds.

Yatindraji

Chinmaya Mission Dallas/Fort Worth center was pleased to receive Brahmachari Yatindra Chaitanya as their newest family member. Born and brought up in Chicago, he was never a stranger to Chinmaya Mission. He grew up with the Balavihar teachings, was an active member of the Yuva Kendra (CHYK) and later on was a Balavihar teacher himself. He was indeed very fortunate to be born in a family that not only cherished the Vedantic teachings, but also actively learned and practiced them. These samskaras (impressions) were indeed the greatest boons and Br. Yatindra Chaitanya had a very strong inclination to further his Vedantic learnings. In fact, even as a child he aspired to be just like the Swamijis. He was greatly influenced by Swami Sharanananda and many other Acharyas who frequently interacted with the congregation in Chicago and held camps in the Chicago area. Br. Yatindra Chaitanya yearned to be like the sanyasis (monks) – they possessed nothing yet had everything. They gave up petty possessions and pleasures yet gained the universe. It certainly was a dream come true when he got an opportunity to join Sandeepany Ashram and receive the Acharya training.