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Sachinanadana Swami

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Born in 1954 in Hamburg, Germany, At a young age, he began searching for answers anywhere they could be found—from the esoteric teachings of the old world spiritual traditions to the modern theories of psychology and parapsychology. The fragments of knowledge from this quest came together in 1971, when his spiritual journey culminated in discovering the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Having found the spiritual wisdom and lifestyle for which he had so long yearned, His Holiness Sacinandana Swami soon became absorbed in translating his spiritual master’s English translation of the Bhagavad-gita,  into German. In 1989 he took a vow of lifelong renunciation (sannyasi) and himself became an initiating spiritual master (guru). His Holiness also developed a number of innovative programs for spreading devotional knowledge to large audiences in eastern Europe. All the while, he has remained focused on his own spiritual practices, especially taking time to visit India’s sacred pilgrimage sites to seek personal inspiration as well as to conduct spiritual retreats for the benefit of others. He is particularly partial to the sacred land of Vrindavan, birthplace of Lord Krishna, where he holds a highly acclaimed yearly retreat.  He is a regular instructor at many institutions dedicated to disseminating spiritual knowledge, including the Vrndavana Institute for Higher Education in India and the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. He also serves as the spiritual director of the Veda Academy, an internationally recognized university of Vedic sciences, arts, and philosophy active in eight countries. He simultaneously guides and inspires people all over the world through his personal example, lectures, and writings. His publications include The Nectarean Ocean of the Holy Name, The Gayatri Book, The Way of the Great Departure, The Art of Transformation, Spiritual Tonic, and Divine Names, a double CD with bhajans.Visit Website

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