Guest Speaker (Sep 2001)
Swami Satya Brahmananda was born and educated in India; he later got admitted to well-renowned Oxford University and started pursuing an engineering degree there. Hit by a strong inner calling and personal experiences, he returned to India after three short months and ended up meeting his teacher and ordaining as a monk.
After submerging himself fully into the life of yoga of meditation for years, he toured universities and cities worldwide teaching universal principles of inner peace and joy. Currently, he is conducting seminars and lectures at Stanford University's School of Medicine, among other institutions and temples throughout North America.
For decades, he has toured internationally and interacted personally with peacemakers like the UN Secretary General Kofi Anan to spirituals teachers like Swami Chinmayananda, Osho and S. N. Goenka.
He established and founded the Universal Yoga Center in 1967, in India. The Universal Yoga Center seeks to promote the greater health and well being of all individuals through the practice and study of the Principles of Ashtanga Yoga (Eight-Fold Path), with combinations of specific methods designed for the development of the individual in every aspect: Physical, Psychological, Intellectual and Spiritual. It is a system which integrates the various branches of yoga in order to bring about a whole development of the human personality.