Advaita Vedanta Institutions and
Advaita Vedanta Acharyas

 

Chandrashekhara Bharati (1912-54)
For information about Sringeri Math contact:Sri.V.R.Gowri Shankar, Administrator
Dakshinamnaya Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Karnataka  577 139, INDIA
Tel: +91-8265-50123    Fax: +91-8265-50792
Email for information:info@sringeri.org

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Mahaswamiji.(1893-1993)
This is the official web site of the Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.  Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham follows Sri Adi Sankara and has the distinction of an unbroken line of 70 Acharyas (spiritual leaders) till now. The Peetham is located at Kanchipuram, in the state of TamilNadu, in India. The web site does not feature any commercial activities (including banners, advertisements, and so on). The site has been conceived and is maintained by a group of devotees.Srimatam Samsthanam, No 1, Salai Street, Kancheepuram 631502 (Phone: 91 - 4112 -222115  Fax: 91 - 4112 – 224305)

email: feedback @ kamakoti.org   Website: http://www.kamakoti.org/ 

Sri Ramanasramam, the home of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi is dedicated to Him and His teaching. Ramanasramam Website contains books, book extracts, newsletters and articles, plus lots of other information about aimed to set forth the teachings and life of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, Bhagavan, Arunachala and Advaita.  The magazine, 'The Mountain Path'  has aimed to set forth the teachings and life of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, tradition of Advaita Vedanta and the traditional wisdom of all religions and all ages, especially as testified to by their saints and mystics, and to clarify the paths available to seekers in the conditions of our modern world.                          Website:http://www.ramana-maharshi.org/
Swami Chinmayananda, founder of Chinmaya Mission, taught the logic of spirituality, while emphasizing the balance of head and heart. Selfless work, study, and meditation are the cornerstones of spiritual practice, he said. Not satisfied with degrees in literature and law or other worldly aspirations, he pursued the spiritual path in the Himalayas under the guidance of Swami Sivananda and Swami Tapovanam. He is credited with the renaissance of spiritual and cultural values in India and with awakening the rest of the world to the ageless wisdom of Advaitic Vedanta as expounded by Adi Sankaracharya. He attained mahasamadhi in August 1993.  Website:http://www.chinmaya.org/  (Chinmaya Mission centers  spread around the world serving the spiritual and cultural needs of local communities.)
SWAMI SIVANANDA SARASWATI MAHARAJ radiated his divine and lofty message of service, meditation and God-realization to all parts of the world through his books, running to more than three hundred, through periodicals and letters. His devoted disciples are drawn from all religions, cults and creeds in the world. Swami and letters. Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Satchidananda of Yogaville were his disciples. On the 14th of July 1963, the Great Soul Swami Sivananda entered Mahasamadhi (departure of a Self-realized saint from his mortal coil) in his Kutir on the bank of Ganga, in Shivanandanagar.  The Divine Life Society established by the Swamiji continue the services through publications of electronic books and make them available free of charge to the world community. Website:http://www.dlshq.org/  This web site is dedicated to beloved  Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj. 

Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati is a distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta. His depth of understanding and nuanced appreciation of Western culture make 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. He has been teaching Vedanta in India for more than four decades, and around  the world since 1976.   Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, established by Swami Dayananda Saraswati is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, and other classical Indian disciplines. The word Arsha means that which is from the Rishis - the great sages of ancient India. The word  Vidya means knowledge. Gurukulam refers to a residential center for learning with the teacher. In Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, one learns the knowledge imparted by the Rishis.  Website:http://www.arshavidya.org/

A worldwide movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda.  In the hundred years since the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda, this beloved world teacher has come to be recognized as one of the greatest emissaries to the West of India's ancient wisdom. His life and teachings continue to be a source of light and inspiration to people of all races, cultures and creeds. Yogananda emphasized the underlying unity of the world's great religions, and taught universally applicable methods for attaining direct personal experience of God. Website: http://www.yogananda-srf.org/

For the past 30 years Amma has dedicated her life to the uplifting of suffering humanity through the simplest of gestures – an embrace. In this intimate manner Amma had blessed and consoled more than 21 million people throughout the world. Amma says, "The real purpose of life is to experience what is beyond this physical existence. However, each one looks at life differently. Most human beings see life as a constant struggle for survival.  Spirituality is not blind faith; it is the ideal that eliminates darkness.  Website: http://www.amritapuri.org/
Sathya Sai Baba is a highly revered spiritual leader and world teacher, whose life and message are inspiring millions of people throughout the world to turn God-ward and to lead more purposeful and moral lives. His timeless and universal teachings, along with the manner in which he leads his own life, are attracting seekers of Truth from all the religions of the world.  Sathya Sai Baba encourages us to recognize who we are. We are not these minds. We are not these bodies. We are the eternal spirit that temporarily occupies these minds and bodies. We can appreciate and become who we really are by turning inward with faith in God and an intense yearning to know Him. Our conscience is a reflection of the eternal spirit. Sathya Sai Baba tells us that our conscience is our master. When we follow our conscience, our thoughts, words, and deeds will be noble and consistent.  Website: www.satyasaibaba.org/

 

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