His Holiness Radhanath Swami is a world renowned author, philanthropist and spiritual leader. Born in Chicago, Radhanath Swami hitch hiked to India at the age of 19 in search for knowledge and truth. His adventurous journey is detailed in his memoir The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami.
40 years on he is now seen as one of the most respected spiritual teachers of India. Radhanath Swami’s message is as profound as it is simple: by cultivating a rich inner life of self-awareness and a genuine practice of service, we can become instruments of compassion and agents of sustainable change in the world.
His work has led to meetings with eminent leaders of the world like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barrack Obama. Radhanath Swami has founded a hospital in Mumbai, his charity midday meals distributes over 1.2 million plates of food to school children all over India, and he runs several wellbeing camps across India. Furthermore he has inspired and developed a world famous eco-village on the outskirts of Mumbai called as “Govardhan Eco Village”, that provides, inspiration, education and a hope giving model for a sustainable future.
Radhanath Swami has been invited to keynote at the headquarters of Google, Apple, Starbucks, Intel, Microsoft, Bombay Stock Exchange. He has also spoken at Ted conferences, the United Nations, the UK Parliament and many more places across the globe. He has been featured as a guest speaker in universities such as Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford.
While maintaining his own rigorous practice as a Vaishnava monk, Radhanath Swami presents universal principles of spirituality that cut across the faith spectrums and transcends sectarian differences.
This year, Radhanath Swami, launched his second book, a New York Times best seller, the Journey Within, where he shares intimate stories, thoughtful analogies and wise words from his decades of experience as being a spiritual leader.