Sacinandana Swami is a preacher of Krishna-consciousness from Germany. He received initiation from His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1971, and since that time, he has been living as a monk in the disciplic succession of the Gaudiya-vaishnava-sampradaya. In 1989 he entered the renounced order of life (sannyasa), and since then he has traveled all over Europe guiding and inspiring people on the spiritual path. Through a number of devotional projects - among them two very successful cultural groups (the Gauranga Bhajana Band and the Nityananda Bhajana Band), who played before large audiences throughout Eastern Europe - and through his seminars and public programs, he became a well-known representative of the Vedic spiritual tradition. In this function he is regularly invited to speak at programs aimed at ecumenical exchange.
In the last ten years Sacinandana Swami has more and more travelled the road within, seeking inspiration and higher guidance on extended pilgrimages and spiritual retreats. These pilgrimages have led him to the Himalayas, to Eastern Tibet, and to many holy places all over India. As a result of his attempt to enter deeper into the bhakti tradition, his first book, The Nectarean Ocean of the Holy Name, was published in 1999. This book has become recognized as a standard textbook on the Hare Krishna maha-mantra in many temples all over the world. At present Sacinandana Swami is focusing on establishing an international spiritual academy, with the aim to present the Vedic spiritual path in a convincing, non-dogmatic, and experiential way to a broad spectrum of people. His motto is, "A higher connection results in a higher state of living."
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Books by this author:
The Way of the Great Depature