Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati is a distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta. His depth of understanding and nuanced appreciation of Western culture makes him that rare teacher who can communicate the vision of non-duality to modern listeners. He is able to make one see, with immediacy, the truth of oneself as the whole.
Swami Dayananda has been teaching Vedanta in India for more than four decades, and around the world since 1976. In his public talks abroad, Swamiji has spoken at many of the most prestigious American universities, and has addressed international conventions, UNESCO and the United Nations, where he participated in the Millennium Peace Summit.
A teacher of teachers, Swami Dayananda designed and taught seven resident in-depth Vedanta courses, each spanning 30 to 36 months.
Sri Swami Viditatmananda, a disciple of Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati, expounds Vedanta with a simplicity and directness that make it easy to assimilate. Having lived and worked in the United States prior to becoming a renunciate, Swami Viditatmananda is familiar with the lifestyles in India and the West. With his insight into both cultures, he reaches out to everyone with equal ease.
Swami Viditatmananda graduated in 1978 from the course taught by Pujya Swamiji in Bombay, India. Since then he has been extremely active, teaching, and writing books. Swamiji visits the Gurukulam every year during spring/summer and conducts classes.
Swami Tattvavidananda is a true pandita in both a classical and modern sense. His Vedic studies began in childhood, first under the tutelage of his father, a well-known scholar, and later in a traditional patashala. He excelled in his Vedic studies and at the age of 11 was encouraged to begin modern academic studies. A brilliant student, he ultimately earned a Ph.D in Chemistry, and enjoyed a succesful scientific career.
Swamiji continued to retain his connection to his Vedic roots, and at the instigation of colleagues, presented some of his thoughts on the Veda as a formal Ph.D. dissertation. This won him a Gold Medal and a second doctorate, this time in Sanskrit. Although steeped in traditional Vedic learning, Swami Tattvavidanandaji considers his search for understanding Vedanta ended only when he finally heard Pujya Swamiji, about ten years ago.
Swami Pratyagbodhananda, a disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, follows the traditional methods of the teaching of Vedanta. Swami Pratyagbodhananda is at home in handling three languages English, Gujarati and Hindi. He teaches in all these languages, not only Vedantic texts like the Gita, Upanisads, Panchadasi, and the like, but also Tulsi’s Ramayana and the Bhagavata Purana.
Swami Pratyagbodhanada has had extensive satsang with Swami Akhandananda Saraswati and his disciples in Brindavan. His discourses on Ramayana and Bhagavatam reflect these invaluable devotion-rich satsangs. He has been teaching Vedanta for the past 22 years in Surat, India under the auspices of Viswa-Mangalam. He also teaches at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. In his tours of North America, sponsored by the Gurukulam, he has touched the hearts of a number of people. With his love and understanding, he has endeared himself to all those with whom he has come in touch.