A committed teacher and aearnest student of Vedanta, Brahmachari Anand Chaitanya is a disciple of world-renowned Master of Vedana, His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda ji. Inspired by his Guru, Bh. Anand committed his life to spread the knowledge of Vedanta and Indian scriptures, currently serving under Chinmaya Mission Chennai. Over the past five years Bh. Anand has been conducting sessions based on texts such as the Bhagavad Geeta, the Upanishads and other texts of Hindu Philosophy to the children, youth, young adults and elders alike in India and abroad.
Bh. Anand visits various institutions all over India to interact with Teachers & Students. His “Work-Life Balance” training programmes for Ashok Leyland, Orchid Chemicals, Hyundai, Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant and the Professors of IIT Madras are unique and thought provoking and looked forward to by the intellectual community.
As the Council Member of All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Bh. Anand has played a pivotal role in organizing, managing unique and innovative projects throughout India, be it of spiritual or National importance. Some of the programs he has was part of are the Chinmaya Jyoti Yatra – a 238 day, 30000 km journey of taking the work & message of Swami Chinmayananda ji to the masses across 26 states of India, Awakening Indians to India - a National Quiz.
He was a Business Programmer prior to being a full timer in Chinmaya Mission. Later, he has undergone the two year residential Vedanta Course in Sandeepany Sadhanayala, Mumbai and initiated as a monk to Chinmaya Mission.
Bh. Anand has formed and sustained youth groups focusing on self-development and community service. He has also involved himself in training the Trainers and conducting session in schools and colleges on Seminar series like the “Transforming Indians to Transform India” and “Success Rays” in India and Bahrain. Being alumni of the Youth Empowerment Program 1st batch, he has co-authored books titled Geeta for Yuva and Bhaja Govindam for Yuva.s