Teachers

Swami Murugananda

Swami Murugananda is a senior sannyasi (monastic) and has been a disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1966. He has served in all the Integral Yoga Institutes and Ashrams of California, New York City, Connecticut, and Virginia since 1982. He has served in various capacities as an advanced Yoga teacher, counselor, gardener, farmer, chef, bookstore manager, “Rabbi”, herbalist, and more.

At Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville he established the first website registered with the domain name yogaville.org and founded the SASTRI project (Satchidananda Automated Satsang Text Retrieval & Indexing). SASTRI is the master archival database containing all the transcripts of Sri Gurudev’s satsangs and talks spanning over 36 years. Swami Murugananda created and now maintains the Yogaville Library of over 25,000 holdings. In his spare time, he also writes and has performed stand-up comedy for the past 33 years.

Swami Murugananda will soon publish his first book detailing his journey on the spiritual path and the way to it, adventures and frequent misadventures, the numerous times he was protected from extreme danger, and so much more.

Events with Swami Murugananda

Sacred Gurudev Stories – Online
December 1 - 22, 2021

Wednesdays: Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22 Join four longtime students and devotees of the esteemed spiritual teacher Sri Swami Satchidananda, known affectionately as Gurudev, as they share enlightening personal experiences from their decades spent with a spiritual master. You will be captivated by the fun-filled, revelatory, and transformative stories of the beloved teacher who founded Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville and the system of Integral Yoga. Sri Gurudev first came to the U.S. in the 1960s, bringing the teachings of Yoga to the West and sharing a message of peace, selfless service, and interfaith understanding. Every encounter with the beloved Swami Satchidananda…

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