Swami Govindananda presents programs around the world at various venues like yoga studios, conferences and retreats. His charismatic delivery illuminates the wisdom that lies at the heart of yoga and gives inspirational insights into the significance of human life. All his programs include soul-stirring, focused, peaceful meditation.
Swami Govindananda, fondly known as Swamiji, was born in New Zealand in 1953. At the age of 31 he had the remarkable opportunity to learn personally from the legendary Master, Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, who is renowned as the 5th original Jagadguru in the last 5000 years of Indian history. Swamiji was the first caucasian to do so and after years of intensive training in the profound teaching of Vedic philosophy and mediation, he was formally ordained as a Swami in the renounced order of Sanyas in 1987.
Swamiji is a senior teacher of the famed body, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. For over 30 years he has been teaching numerous souls around the world the essence of the great Indian scriptures known as the Vedas, Gita, Bhagawatam and Ramayan. He illuminates the pathways of Karma, Gyan and Bhakti Yoga, the way of action, knowledge and devotion.
Swamiji teaches primarily in the South Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. He is the CEO of the Bhakti Meditation Centre Limited, established in Australia and recognised by the Australian government as a non-profit educational, spiritual and charitable organisation.
Why haven't I seen him or heard this before?
Swami Govindananda is a remarkably gifted teacher. He is widely known for his depth of knowledge, his gentle, humorous nature and his ability to inspire in others the quest for genuine spiritual living. He embodies positive spirituality and through example shows how we can all live joyous lives in the modern world while at the same time moving towards our fullest individual potential.
With his unique blend of cultures, Swamiji is able to present complex Vedic philosophy in a very simple and easy to understand manner. He does this by using everyday modern examples/comparisons in how we live and view our lives. He is very popular with people from all backgrounds and has the ability to transcend culture to bring a wisdom that is life enhancing, embodying positive spirituality. He is a modern Holy man for today's times; a bright light for one and all. This will become evident just minutes after a talk has begun.
Swamiji is a classic example of "Why haven't I seen him or heard this before?"
Through his retreats, online programs, audio meditations, live presentations, and written material, Swamiji has touched the hearts of many thousands of people.