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About Swami

Swami Chidananda is a spiritual educator and monk initiated in the Hari Bhakta Lineage, holding the distinguished title of Swami.

With guidance from his teacher, Paramahamsa Swami Vishwananda, and the study of scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Swami has gained a deep understanding of the science of Yoga and has devoted his life to helping others on their inner journey.

Before entering the spiritual path, he had a successful career as an investment banker and entrepreneur. Now, he uses his experiences to convey the ancient Yoga Systems in a relatable and accessible way for those seeking to reconcile Western and Eastern philosophies.

Path of a Swami Podcast

Swami Chidananda shares his insights and experiences on a variety of topics related to spirituality, meditation and yogic scriptures, including the Bhagavad Gita.

Whether you're seeking guidance on your spiritual journey or simply looking to cultivate a more peaceful and mindful life, The Path of a Swami Podcast offers something for everyone.

New episodes are available every Sunday, subscribe to stay informed!

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Upcoming Events
with Swami Chidananda

Elmira, NY Ashram

August / September / October
⁃ Temple Inauguration
⁃ Atma Kriya Yoga Initiation
⁃ Yoga Retreat

San Francisco, CA

September 9/10
- Atma Kriya Yoga Retreat


November & December
- Talks & Retreats in Switzerland, Spain, Cyprus

To help host Swami Chidananda or attend the talks for any of the events please use contact form.

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Invite Swami


Swami Chidananda travels the world speaking at various keynote events and seminars on topics relating to spirituality and finding purpose and meaning in our lives. He uses his experience as a former investment banker and entrepreneur to easily articulate the philosophical teachings of India in a meaningful way for those looking to bridge the gap between western and eastern philosophies.

If you would like to invite Swami for an upcoming keynote, podcast or festival please connect below.

Invite Swami To Your Event

Daily Mantra Chanting Practice

Swami Chidananda guides a vedic mantra chanting practice daily on zoom for those interested in going deeper on their spiritual journey.

If you would like to learn more about what is mantra chanting and how it can be incorporated into your spiritual practices, how to use a mala, what mantra to chant and how to join the group please watch the two part series on YouTube below for more information:

Watch the Mantra Chanting Series

Visit the Ashram

Spiritual Retreat & Events

When Swami is not traveling, his home is at the Paranitya Narasimha Ashram in West Elmira, New York. 

The ashram is a spiritual hub for seekers across America and is open to all who would like to deepen their spiritual practice & relationship with the Divine.

Click the button below to learn more about upcoming events, reatreats, or to book a stay.

Learn More & Visit

Connect with Swami

If you would like to be part of the mantra chanting group, invite Swami to an event, receive Kriya initiation, visit the ashram, or have a general question, please fill out the form below:

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