Swami Chidatmananda, Teacher-in-Charge of Chinmaya Mission in Hyderabad, India, recently shared his thoughts on “The Real Teacher” at St. Andrew’s. A Hindu teacher who emphasizes the one-ness of all beings, the Swami addressed questions related to authentic spiritual teachers and ways to identify them.
The Swami originally studied law, but turned to spiritual service in 1989. He appears frequently on Indian television and conducts retreats and seminars for government organizations, management schools, and medical clinics. His visit to the Verde Valley was part of a US tour including California, Texas, and New Jersey.
Fran Grace, professor of religious studies at the University of the Redlands CA, introduced the Swami, who is featured in her 2018 book The Power of Love: A Transformed Heart Changes the World.