HOLY ORDER OF PARAMAHAMSA SANNYASAAn Ancient Monastic Tradition
Some of the senior students of Sri Swami Satchidananda
(Sri Gurudev) have chosen the path of sannyas or monasticism. Through the grace and guidance of Sri Gurudev, they take a formal vow of renunciation and, with total faith and devotion, dedicate their lives in selfless service to God and the entire creation.
H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda
H.H. Sri Swami Sivananda
The sannyasins have the title of “Swami” which means “master of one’s self.” Sannyasins dress in the traditional orange color, which symbolizes the fire of renunciation. The sannyasins of Integral Yoga are initiated into the Holy Order of Paramahamsa Sannyasa, an ancient monastic tradition that originated in India.
The sannyasins serve the public worldwide in many ways, including teaching the various branches of Integral Yoga, leading workshops and retreats, offering spiritual guidance, and performing worship services, blessings, memorials and other sacred functions.
Meet the Swamis