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​​​​Future Special Guests

Swami Nirakarananda

December 6 - 10, 2019

Swami Nirakarananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India from the Vedanta Society of St. Louis, will be a guest of the Vedanta Center of St. Petersburg from Friday, December 6, to Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  Swami will give a lecture on The Mind and Its Control in the chapel Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 11:00 AM.  

Born in Argentina and growing up there, Swami Nirakarananda became interested in Vedanta when he was a student. He became a frequent visitor of the Ramakrishna Ashrama of Buenos Aires and came in contact with Swami Paratparananda Maharaj there.  Later he traveled to Hyderabad, India to receive initiation from Swami Ranganathananda Maharaj and joined the Ramakrishna Order in England in 1993. After completion of two years of formal Brahmachari Training period at Belur Math he received his first monastic vows in 2001.  He was ordained a monk in 2006 after he received the final monastic vows from Swami Gahanananda Maharaj.

He served the Organization at Mysore, India for four years before he was sent to the Vedanta Society of St Louis in 2007. He has extensive training in the formal worship in the tradition of Ramakrishna Mission.  

This will be Swami’s second visit to the Center.