Swami Sarvapriyananda has been Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Vedanta Society of New York since January 6, 2017.
Swamiji has given talks on Vedanta all over the world. His clarity and command of the subject, has won him many followers. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Vedanta teachers in the West with an amazing ability to pitch his talks with precision and humour to almost any type of audience. This makes him a huge pleasure to listen to and his publicly available talks continue to prove extremely popular.
Prior to his appointment in New York, he served as assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California for 13 months, beginning on December 3, 2015.
Swamiji joined the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in 1994 and received Sannyas in 2004. Before being posted to the VSSC’s Hollywood Temple, Swamiji served as an acharya (teacher) of the monastic probationers’ training center at Belur Math. He has served the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in various capacities: as Vice Principal of the Deoghar Vidyapith Higher Secondary School, then as the Principal of the Shikshana Mandira Teacher Education College at Belur Math, and later as the first Registrar of the Vivekananda University at Belur Math.