Swami Ishatmananda

Swami IshatmanandaSwa­mi Ishat­manan­da, a monk of the Rama­kri­shna Order, got asso­ci­at­ed with the holy order at the Rama­kri­shna Mis­sion, Cher­ra­pun­ji, Meghalaya.

He was attached with Advai­ta Ashra­ma (Kolkata) an Eng­lish pub­li­ca­tion cen­ter of the Rama­kri­shna order for twelve years.

He was ini­ti­at­ed by Sri­mat Swa­mi Vireswaranan­da­ji Maharaj and bestowed with Sanyasa in 1986 by Sri­mat Swa­mi Gamb­hi­ranan­da­ji Maharaj.

Before com­ing to the US, he served well-known edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions of the Rama­kri­shna Mis­sion in Puru­lia, West-Ben­gal, Port Blair, Andaman Islands (Founder Secreary) and Narot­tam Nagar, Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh (Prin­ci­pal cum Secretary).

He has ren­dered his ser­vices at time of nat­ur­al calami­ties in deep inte­ri­ors of Assam, West Ben­gal, and Orissa.

In March 2013, Swa­mi Ishat­manan­da was assigned to Vivek­a­nanda Vedan­ta Soci­ety of Chica­go .

Under his lead­er­ship the soci­ety observed 150th Birth Anniver­sary of Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda through dif­fer­ent pro­grams held from August through Novem­ber 2013.

He is also the Reli­gious Advis­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chicago.

Apart from dis­cours­ing on var­i­ous top­ics, he also con­ducts spir­i­tu­al retreats and attends var­i­ous pro­grams across the Unit­ed States at the invi­ta­tion of devo­tees and oth­er organizations.

He has writ­ten many arti­cles that have been pub­lished in Rama­kri­shna Mis­sion jour­nals and oth­er jour­nals as well. He has giv­en dis­cours­es on the Bha­gavad Gita , exten­sive­ly trav­eled dif­fer­ent places of India, attend­ed sem­i­nars and deliv­ered lec­tures at col­leges, uni­ver­si­ties, and devo­tee con­gre­ga­tion on spir­i­tu­al ideals and ideologies.

Advai­ta Ashram, Kolkata has pub­lished his dis­cours­es on the Bha­gavad Gita as a set of 14 DVDs. Swa­mi Ishat­manan­da has trans­lat­ed Swa­mi Bud­hanan­da’s book “The mind and its con­trol” to Bengali.

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