Formerly the Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Australia, United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa and Far East, and presently Chairman of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Trust (University for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions) and Director of the Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, Swami Swaroopananda has now been bestowed by Swami Tejomayananda (Guruji) the honour of serving as the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.
Born and brought up in a bustling commercial capital of India, Swamiji had always been convinced that beyond life’s superficial, everyday joys and sorrows, there was something more enduring and satisfying. As a child he heard from his grandmother many religious stories based on the great Indian epics and the history of saints. These stories suddenly came to life, acquiring new meaning and depth, when as an adolescent he encountered the preeminent Master of Vedanta, Swami Chinmayananda (Gurudev).
In 1984 Swami Swaroopananda gave up his family’s thriving business in Hong Kong to undergo intensive training under Gurdev and Guruji at Sandeepany, Mumbai. He was initiated into Sannyaas in 1992. Since then, he has touched thousands of lives worldwide and his tremendous work in bringing out the essential wisdom and underlying unity of all religions has garnered him a place among the vanguards of self-development philosophy.
In an era ripe with scepticism and confusion about spiritual matters, Swamiji is a rare voice in this world that blends authenticity with accessibility; theory with self-practice; logic with heart.