Who is Radhanath Swami
Radhanath Swami is a world renowned speaker, social activist, acclaimed author and a leader traveling around the world sharing the message of love and compassion to the humanity at large . His powerful yet unassuming humble demeanor and conscious presence has transformed the hearts and minds of millions.
Radhanath Swami was born as Richard Slavin in the suburbs of Chicago in 1950. In his teens he came to confront a deep sense of alienation from suburban Chicago life and the civil injustices of mid-century America. At the age of nineteen, while on a summer trip to Europe, his internal struggles culminated in a commitment to search for real meaning of life. Meditating on the Isle of Crete, he felt a supernatural calling to find spiritual India. The Journey Home (an International Best seller), his autobiography documents his odyssey as a penniless hitch-hiker though Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and finally India. Through near-death encounters and years of travel, Radhanath Swami eventually reached the inner sanctum of India’s rich heritage and culture and found the meaning and fulfillment he was seeking.His second most awaited book “The Journey Within” is a NY Times Best Seller , which is a practical guide to spirituality for people of the modern age.
Today Radhanath Swami is an invited speaker at the leading universities like MIT, Harvard, UMass, Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, Princeton, Rutgers, Northwestern, TedX talks at the esteemed London School of Economics and London Business School, Imperial College of London, to name a few. He has spoken at several corporate offices and headquarters of Apple, Google, Oracle, Intel, Ford Motors, E and Y association, Milken Global, HSBC bank London and Starbucks. He is an invited speaker at the UK parliament-House of the Commons and the Lords. Both the Indian and the US presidents have met Radhanath Swami and are deeply appreciative of his selfless endeavors for the humanity at large.
His talks ranging from Conscious Leadership (Socio-political issues) to protecting the Mother nature (environmental issues), Stress management/addictions (emotional and psychological issues), East meets the West (multicultural/interfaith issues), moral human values and character (Racism issues); deliver the profound message through simple yet charismatic narration of contemporary anecdotes rendering them digestible to the folks of all age and walks of life.
Radhanath Swami is a regular speaker at Corporate offices like Apple, Google, Microsoft, HSBC Bank to name a few . Many Employees of Worlds Largest Corporations have benefitted by his genious presentations on Consciouns Leadership and Stress Management,integrating the age old Vedic Wisdom, with pragmatic challanges faced in the work place.
Radhanath Swamis Contribution on Positive Motivation to University Students helped shape the future of many students from most famous Universities including Oxford, London Business School, Northwestern University , Stanford, MIT and many more...
Radhanath Swami is a Foremost Speaker and Parctitioner of Bhakti Yoga Tradition from India. His Practical application of Bhakti Yoga is an inspiration to millions of Yoga Enthusiasts . He Regularly visits and Provides guidance to many Yoga institutes around the World on Practical Tips and Techniques of Practicing Mantra Meditation for the Modern Age.
Radhanath Swami is regularly invited to speak at prestigious Government Institutions Like the House of Commons and Interfaith Meetings like the Church of United Nations
Social Projects by Radhanath Swami
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Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) illustrates ‘Simple Living & High Thinking’ – a principle which is so succinct, yet profound, and formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom. Life in the Vedic times was focused on Service, but not on exploitation; this was the cardinal rule of living and the very essence of people’s dealings – with each other and that with Mother Nature
In 2004, the Government of Maharashtra appointed Annamrita to provide nutritional midday meals for primary school children. The initiative aims to break the hunger cycle by providing impoverished families the incentive to keep their children in school—and off the streets. Annamrita is a non-profit strategic program run for the benefit of all hungry students without consideration of caste, religion, or gender. For most children, it is their only complete meal of the day.
Blindness, especially related to cataracts, poses a major challenge all over the world. India, as one of the biggest developing countries, has a large number of blind requiring sight-restoring cataract surgeries. In the early 1990’s more than a third of the world’s total blind population of 35 million lived in India with the majority of these cases due to cataracts, an easily treatable condition…
Venu Madhuri is a rural development project that aims at sustainable development and self-sufficiency through traditional wisdom. Although agriculture contributes only 21% of India’s GDP, its importance in the country’s economic, social, and political fabric goes well beyond this indicator. The rural areas are still home to some 72 percent of the India’s 1.1 billion people, a large number of whom are poor. Most of the rural poor depend on rain-fed agriculture and fragile forests for their livelihoods and lack basic amenities.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital was established not just to meet the health needs of the burgeoning suburban residents of Mira Road, but also give solace for their mind and spirit. A non-profit organization supported by philanthropic donors, it extends its services to the society in form of subsidized treatment of the underprivileged, an active role in treatment of disaster victims and free health camps for the needy…
The year 1900 saw a severe plague ravage the city of Mumbai and parts of Gujarat state claiming innumerable lives. The wife of then Governor of Mumbai, Lady Northcote, with the help of some affluent businessmen started this orphanage to provide shelter to the children orphaned during the catastrophe. The original trustees had a provision that the children be taught spiritual values, but over the years the standards and the facilities deteriorated…
Although modern medicine is making tremendous advancement in disease management, there are many cases that reach a state of incurability. Death is inevitable but arrives slowly and is accompanied by severe pain, discomfort and emotional crisis both for the patient and the family. Globally, hospice is a facility for such end stage patients who do not need active medical intervention for cure…
Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. After unconditional love and attention, there may be nothing more powerful a parent can give a child than education. Education brings with it adult mentors who care about kids, knowledge about health, the world, character-building experiences, a responsibility to participate in government, and a sense of unity with the world. A child’s quality of life…