Before being ordained as a monk, Sri Swami Svatmananda earned dual-Bachelor of Science degrees in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and shortly after, a Masters in International Management and in Global Master of Business Administration. Early in his career, he was a renowned expert in the field of data communication. Later, he utilized his skills and entrepreneurial instinct to help start and manage over thirty business and philanthropic ventures, in technology, venture capital, international business as well as the non-profit sector. He had a successful career in International development, and he testified to the 101st United States Congress on behalf of small businesses.
However, something was missing. He felt a life-long draw to the wisdom of ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Mayans, Incas, Hopis, and finally settled with the ancient wisdom of India known as the VEDA. Svatmananda traveled great distances to learn from the foremost experts of Vedic knowledge, including the eminent scholar Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He learnt from his Guru, how to unfold the vision of Vedanta, and the Bhagavad Gita, with such ease and clarity that makes it accessible to anyone interested such sacred teachings.
Today, Svatmananda lectures on Vedic knowledge including Yoga, Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda (medicine), Vaastu (architecture), and Vedanta. He has conducted courses and workshops from North to South America, Africa, Japan, India, and Europe. Culturally, Svatmananda’s experience of growing up on four different continents and amongst multiple religious traditions has led him to connect amicably with people from all backgrounds. His rare combination of innate skills, broad life experience and dedicated study translates into a uniquely comprehensive approach to teaching and applying Vedic wisdom in modern times.
His credence is “All is one, manifesting in multitude myriad of colorful expressions.”