|President, Chinmaya International Foundation|
Swami Advayananda completed his Vedanta Course in 1993 at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai and was bestowed 'Brahmacharya Deeksha' by Swami Chinmayanandaji with the name Samahita Chaitanya. He served the Chinmaya Mission, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu for three years and later at the Chinmaya International Residential School (CIRS), Coimbatore from 1996-2000.
From 2000 to 2003 he served as the Acharya of Sandeepany Vidyamandir, the Sandeepany of Tamilnadu. (Sandeepanies are the gurukulas of the Chinmaya Mission). In March 2003, he was initiated into the Sannyas order with the name Swami Advayananda by Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji.
|Acharya, Chinmaya International Foundation|
A senior monk of the Chinmaya Mission, she was a teacher by profession having served at the Chinmaya Vidyalayas in Chennai and Bangalore as the Principal for more than ten years. She completed her Vedanta Studies at the Sandeepany Sadhanlaya, Powai in 1993, and was bestowed 'Brahmacharya Deeksha' with the name Brni. Tapasya Chaitanya by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji, whereafter she went on to render yeomen service as Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Chennai till 2001.
During this time, in 1996, she was initiated into the holy order of Sannyas by Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji with the name Swamini Niranjanananda. Her immense academic abilities were realized by the Mission under her editorship of Tapovan Prasad, the international monthly journal of the Chinmaya Mission. Now amma, as she is called lovingly, is at CIF serving as the resident Acharya.
|Br. SAGAR CHAITANYA |
|Acharya, Foundation Vedanta Course |
Br. Sagar Chaitanya was deeply interested in spirituality right from his childhood. He joined the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai (Mumbai) where he completed his Vedanta Course in 1998. Bestowed the 'Brahmacharya Deeksha' by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji in 1998, he served at the Noida and Sidhabari centres till 1999.
In 2000 he took over as the In-charge of the Vedanta Home Study Course at the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Mumbai. Today, Br. Sagar Chaitanya serves at the Chinmaya International Foundation adding a new fillip and inspiration to the Postal and E-Vedanta Courses.
|Br. KUTASTHA CHAITANYA|
|Acharya, Advanced Vedanta Course |
Br Kutastha Chaitanya did his Vedanta course 2000-2002 at Sandeepany Vidya Mandir, Chinmaya Gardens Coimbatore under Pujya Swami Advayananda ji. From 2003-2006 he served Chinmaya Mission Trichangode, Tamilnadu.
From 2006 onwards, he is looking after the Advanced Vedanta Course at Chinmaya International Foundation.
|Br. SARTHAK CHAITANYA |
|Acharya, Bhagavad Gita Course |
Br Sarthak Chaitanya has undergone the Vedanta Course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya under Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji, 2005 -2007. He has joined the Chinmaya International Foundation team from September 2010 as part of Home Study Course department.
Currently, he is looking after the Bhagavad Gita Course at Chinmaya International Foundation.
|Dr. D. K. RANA |
|Director, Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan |
Dilip Kumar Rana was born in 1963 in a village of Rajnagar, district of Keonjhar in the state of Orissa. After schooling life in village, he studied Sanskrit and did his Master degree (Acharya) in Advaita Vedanta under the Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi and M.A. in Sanskrit in Delhi Unversity in 1987. He has critically edited a commentary text of Bhasyaratnaprabha on Brahmasutrashankarabhasya on Vedanta and Ph. D. degree was awarded in 1992.
He has started his service career as a Research Assistant in an esteemed cultural institution of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Under the Ministry and Department of Culture. He has worked as an Assistant Director in the eminent project of Government of India, the National Mission for Manuscripts and many works has been done for the development of Manuscript studies. At present he is working as Director of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, Veliyanad under Adarsh Shodha Sansthan scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education.