Swami Ishwarananda

Bedazzled by the words of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and mesmerized by his presence at a discourse he had chanced to attend, Swami Ishwarananda carries the love of his guru in his heart and is informed in all his actions by what he has been taught by the master. He is the head Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Los Angeles where he leads a vast Chinmaya family, explaining universal truths by shining a light on their timeless relevance even today. A sought after speaker, he travels tirelessly around North America spreading the message of eternal happiness. He is an artist who is equally creative with digital tools, delights in nature’s beauty and is ready always for a good laugh.

Nimmi Raghunathan

She is a longtime member of Chinmaya Mission Los Angeles. where she has been a teacher. Her interest in Hindu philosophy was passed on to her by her maternal grandfather R.Narayanswami who was closely associated with Swami Sivananda. She travels extensively, always visiting places important to the different faiths of the world; practices and teaches yoga, engages in the arts community and is a student of world history and current politics. She is the editor-in-chief of a weekly newspaper. Married with a daughter, she thrives in the love of her family.