Mukundananda

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Swami Mukundananda
Personal
Born(1960-12-19)19 December 1960 (age 58)
India
ReligionHinduism
NationalityIndian
Founder ofJagadguru Kripaluji Yog, Radha Krishna Temple, Dallas
PhilosophyBhakti yoga
Religious career
GuruJagadguruttam Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Swami Mukundananda (born December 19, 1960) is a teacher of yoga, meditation and spirituality and the founder of Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog), a nonprofit organization based out of Dallas, Texas.[1]

Early life[edit]

As a child, Mukundananda spent long hours in meditation and contemplation.[2] He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with a degree in engineering[3][4] and received a graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.[5][6]

He left a career in business[7] to join the order of Sannyas,[8] dedicating his time to devotional pursuits.[2] Under the guidance of guru Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj,[2] Mukundananda studied the Vedic scriptures,[9] Indian and Western philosophy, and Bhakti Yog. Maharaj exhorted Mukundananda to disseminate Vedic teachings around the globe.[2]

Teachings and philosophy[edit]

Mukundananda formulated Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog), a system of yoga that incorporates elements of both Hatha yoga and Bhakti yoga,[1][10] and founded a nonprofit organization of the same name to promote the practice throughout the United States and India.[1][11][12] JKYog is headquartered at the Radha Krishna Temple in Allen, Texas.[13][14]

He lectures at Fortune 500 companies and major universities throughout the world.[8][15][16][17][18][19][20]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Art of Mind Management ISBN 978-0-9968693-2-4 (2017)
  • Bhagavad Gita ISBN 978-0-9833967-2-7 (2013)
  • Essence of Hinduism ISBN 978-0-9826675-8-3 (2011)
  • Spiritual Dialectics ISBN 978-0-9826675-9-0 (2011)
  • Yoga for the Body, Mind and Soul ISBN 978-0-9833967-1-0 (2011)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 1: ISBN 978-0-9826675-0-7 (2010)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 2: ISBN 978-0-9826675-1-4 (2010)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 3: ISBN 978-0-9826675-2-1 (2010)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 4: ISBN 978-0-9826675-3-8 (2010)
  • Bal-Mukund Festivals of India ISBN 978-0-9826675-4-5 (2010)
  • Bal-Mukund Wisdom Book ISBN 978-0-9826675-5-2 (2010)
  • Bal-Mukund Saints of India ISBN 978-0-9826675-6-9 (2010)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Monthly Archives: July 2013: The Swami and the mayor". Deborah Fleck, Staff Writer, July 23, 2013. Irving Blog, the Dallas News.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Saint and the Sciences"
  3. ^ "IITian swamijis? Meet the unusual engineers Ishani Duttagupta & Shantanu Nandan Sharma". The Economic Times, Oct 2, 2011
  4. ^ "Offbeat route to success - An Article on IITD Alumni". IIT Alumni News, By Janani Rajeswari S, 23 Oct 2010.
  5. ^ "Techie Swami Mukundananda Embarks On 7-Month US Tour". ebscohost.com.
  6. ^ "Spiritual leader visits Rolling Meadows". ABC7 News. August 7, 2011
  7. ^ "Newsgram Interview"
  8. ^ a b " Swami Mukundananda Enlightens Devotees through Lecture Series Across America". Indo American News, August 2, 2012.
  9. ^ Indian Diaspora: Socio-Cultural and Religious Worlds. BRILL. 30 January 2015. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-90-04-28806-5.
  10. ^ "US Tour" http://www.prweb.com/
  11. ^ "Satsang Centers" JKYog.org
  12. ^ [1] India Satsang Centers
  13. ^ "Radha Krishna Temple Inaugural Ceremony". Indo American News. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  14. ^ "Radha Krishna Temple opens in Dallas". India-herald.com. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  15. ^ "World religion students visit temple, Swami Mukundananda". westmorelandtimes.com.
  16. ^ "Swami Mukundananda to visit Houston". india-herald.com.
  17. ^ TooStep. "Swami Mukundananda Leads the "The Path to God Realization"". toostep.com.
  18. ^ "Inspiring Discourses by Swami Mukundananda". dharmacafe.com.
  19. ^ "With 'Who am I' begins the quest for spiritual knowledge". indiapost.com.
  20. ^ "Swami Mukundananda answers questions on Spirituality". indiapost.com.