Swami Mukundananda

Swami Mukundananda is a world-renowned spiritual teacher from India. He is the founder of the yogic system called Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog, widely known as JKYog. Swamiji is a unique sanyasi (monk), who has a distinguished technical and management background, from highly esteemed Indian institutions, which complements his profound spiritual knowledge.

Most of his time is spent in serving people and helping them lead healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. His lectures and teaches yoga and meditation almost every day of the year. In between his hectic schedule, he writes books and commentaries, records CDs and DVDs, and guides a worldwide congregation of devotees. His presence radiates love for the divine and for all souls who approach him for guidance.

Swamiji’s lectures are humorous, his arguments are logical and well laid-out, and most of all, his advice is practical. His lectures are much sought after and include various topics such as Art of Mind ManagementGood Health Through Yoga, Meditation, and SpiritualityDeveloping our Relationship with GodBhagavad Gita for Everyday LivingPatanjali Yog Sutras.

The Science of Mind Management

New Release

A mind that runs amok could steal your inner peace and undermine every productive endeavour. Yet, with proper knowledge, training and discipline, it is possible to unleash the minds infinite potential.

The Science of Mind Management

New Release

A mind that runs amok could steal your inner peace and undermine every productive endeavour. Yet, with proper knowledge, training and discipline, it is possible to unleash the minds infinite potential.

Early Life

Swamiji was born on the 19th of December, 1960 and spent his early years in different parts of India with his parents. He completed his B.Tech at IIT, Delhi and subsequently his post-graduate management degree at IIM, Kolkata. Soon, he was walking the corridors of one of the biggest corporate houses in India and a flying career was set to take off.

But Swamiji had other ideas. Slowly but steadily, his interest in the world of spirituality and search for a deeper meaning in life had grown from very early age. Swamiji recounts his experience as a youngster when he used to spend long hours in meditation and contemplation. His interest widened as he breezed past high school and college. He would pour into books of saints and scriptures to understand their teachings and increasing spend more time thinking about God than anything else. By the time he graduated, his hunger for spiritual awakening grew ever stronger and he started to follow the path of Shree Krishna Bhakti. Within a few months of his first job, he was already typing his resignation letter! Swamiji’s life took a turn for good with his renunciation of material progress and life. Taking up the order of Sanyas, he soon set out on a path of spiritual journey that took him to the holy land of Braj and many other places across India. His experiences with enlightened and scholarly saints only made his will stronger. His determination to find a true spiritual master was unflinching, and he continued his journey towards God for many years, learning from the holy saints he met with. During these travels, he closely associated with many elevated Saints of India, read the writings of the great Acharyas of the past and practiced intense devotion.

Education

Swami Mukundananda finished his B.Tech. from the world-renowned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He then completed his MBA from the equally revered Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata. After that, he worked for some time with one of India’s topmost industrial houses. However, distinguished material education and a promising corporate career did not quench his thirst for knowing the Absolute Truth. His penchant for a deeper understanding of the nature of divine love and Bhakti (devotion) would drown his mind in spiritual thoughts for long periods. Soon, the longing for God was so strong that he renounced his career and traveled throughout India as a sanyasi.

Education

Swami Mukundananda finished his B.Tech. from the world-renowned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He then completed his MBA from the equally revered Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata. After that, he worked for some time with one of India’s topmost industrial houses. However, distinguished material education and a promising corporate career did not quench his thirst for knowing the Absolute Truth. His penchant for a deeper understanding of the nature of divine love and Bhakti (devotion) would drown his mind in spiritual thoughts for long periods. Soon, the longing for God was so strong that he renounced his career and traveled throughout India as a sanyasi.

Meeting the Spiritual Master

After many years, by the grace of Lord Krishna and his Guru, Swami Mukundananda finally found solace at the lotus feet of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. He was overawed by the unfathomable scriptural knowledge and ocean of Divine love that he saw manifest in his Spiritual Master. About this first meeting, Shree Maharajji later remarked, “He recognized me as one would recognize his mother.” Under the guidance of Shree Maharajji, he practiced intense sadhana while residing at the ashram. He also extensively studied the Vedic scriptures, Indian and Western systems of philosophy. Upon completion of his studies, his Guru entrusted him with the key task of propagating the ancient knowledge of the Eternal Truth the world over. Swamiji was first introduced to yogasans and Hatha Yog meditation techniques in childhood, and he continued its practice while growing up. As he transitioned to Bhakti Yog, he changed his meditation techniques, but continued with his daily practice of yogasans. Seeing his interest in Yog, Kripaluji Maharaj asked him to teach a holistic system of Yog to correct the anomaly in the Western world, where Yoga was being taught as a mere physical science. On his Spiritual Master’s instructions, Swamiji visited reputed Yoga Universities all over India, studying their yogic techniques. He then incorporated the best practices of Hatha Yog and amalgamated it with Bhakti Yog, to formulate the system of “Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog.”

Meeting the Spiritual Master

After many years, by the grace of Lord Krishna and his Guru, Swami Mukundananda finally found solace at the lotus feet of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. He was overawed by the unfathomable scriptural knowledge and ocean of Divine love that he saw manifest in his Spiritual Master. About this first meeting, Shree Maharajji later remarked, “He recognized me as one would recognize his mother.” Under the guidance of Shree Maharajji, he practiced intense sadhana while residing at the ashram. He also extensively studied the Vedic scriptures, Indian and Western systems of philosophy. Upon completion of his studies, his Guru entrusted him with the key task of propagating the ancient knowledge of the Eternal Truth the world over. Swamiji was first introduced to yogasans and Hatha Yog meditation techniques in childhood, and he continued its practice while growing up. As he transitioned to Bhakti Yog, he changed his meditation techniques, but continued with his daily practice of yogasans. Seeing his interest in Yog, Kripaluji Maharaj asked him to teach a holistic system of Yog to correct the anomaly in the Western world, where Yoga was being taught as a mere physical science. On his Spiritual Master’s instructions, Swamiji visited reputed Yoga Universities all over India, studying their yogic techniques. He then incorporated the best practices of Hatha Yog and amalgamated it with Bhakti Yog, to formulate the system of “Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog.”

Igniting the Divinity Within All

Over the last 25 years, Swamiji has inspired hundreds of thousands of seekers on the path of spirituality. His profound knowledge of  many holy scriptures makes him a a highly sought after scholar. He reveals the ancient esoteric knowledge with rigorous scientific logic, in a modern context.   Using perfect logic, and a scientific approach, Swamiji offers new ways of understanding and applying the knowledge of the scriptures in our daily lives. He dispels various myths and misnomers associated with many paths of God-realization, and his words penetrate even the toughest minds with his depth of understanding and scriptural veracity. Swamiji’s lectures cover the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, Shreemad Bhagavatam, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, Eastern scriptures and Western philosophies. The ancient Hindu scriptures like the Vedas, Upanishads, Shreemad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, etc. are all treasure houses of Divine knowledge. They were either directly spoken by God in his various descensions on earth, or were inspired by him in the hearts of the Saints. But when these great scriptures are read individually, they appear to have many contradictions. This has led to much confusion in the minds of people.   In his lectures, Swamiji answers such questions which have always puzzled people and shows the clear, simple truth.

Igniting the Divinity Within All

Over the last 25 years, Swamiji has inspired hundreds of thousands of seekers on the path of spirituality. His profound knowledge of  many holy scriptures makes him a a highly sought after scholar. He reveals the ancient esoteric knowledge with rigorous scientific logic, in a modern context.   Using perfect logic, and a scientific approach, Swamiji offers new ways of understanding and applying the knowledge of the scriptures in our daily lives. He dispels various myths and misnomers associated with many paths of God-realization, and his words penetrate even the toughest minds with his depth of understanding and scriptural veracity. Swamiji’s lectures cover the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, Shreemad Bhagavatam, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, Eastern scriptures and Western philosophies. The ancient Hindu scriptures like the Vedas, Upanishads, Shreemad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, etc. are all treasure houses of Divine knowledge. They were either directly spoken by God in his various descensions on earth, or were inspired by him in the hearts of the Saints. But when these great scriptures are read individually, they appear to have many contradictions. This has led to much confusion in the minds of people.   In his lectures, Swamiji answers such questions which have always puzzled people and shows the clear, simple truth.

Best Selling Books

Learn the essence of intriguing concepts and discover the ways to harness the infinite potential that will help us to grow from within

Learn More

Best Selling Books

Learn the essence of intriguing concepts and discover the ways to harness the infinite potential that will help us to grow from within

Learn More
SUBSCRIBE TO "From the Desk of Swami Mukundananda" - Weekly e-letter

A single profound thought has a power to carry you through the chaos of daily life. Get weekly spiritual insight and motivation from Swami Mukundananda, directly in your inbox.