Satchidananda Saraswati (IAST: Saccidānanda Sarasvatī; 22 December 1914 – 19 August 2002), born C. K. Ramaswamy Gounder and usually known as Swami Satchidananda, was an Indian yoga guru and religious teacher, who gained fame and following in the West. He founded his own brand of Integral Yoga, and its spacious Yogaville headquarters in Virginia. He was the author of philosophical and spiritual books and had a core of founding disciples who compiled his translations and updated commentaries on traditional handbooks of yoga such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita for modern readers.
In 1991, multiple female members of staff made allegations of sexual manipulation and abuse, more coming forwards after an initial protest. No legal complaints were filed, and Satchidananda denied all accusations.
Lists containing Satchidananda Saraswati :
Discover the Spiritual Masters: A Comprehensive List of Hindu Gurus and Saints
Discover the Spiritual Masters is a comprehensive list of Hindu Gurus and Sants, which serves as a guide to the rich spiritual heritage of India. This list includes some of the most renowned and influential spiritual leaders who have played a significant role in shaping the spiritual and cultural landscape of India over the centuries.…