Faculty Member


Swami Divyanand Saraswati

Swami Divyananda Saraswati Completed Miami Dade Community College (Medical Campus) 2 year program of pre-requisites for entrance to hospital based nursing program. Completed two year RN Diploma Program at UM Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 2 year RN program. NLN, State Board and Professional Licensure in 1990.Healthcare Risk Management Certified 2001. Graduate of Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary (two year intensive education and training program). Ordination as Interfaith Minister 2016. Member of the World Alliance of Interfaith Ministers (AWAIC). Co-founder of Adi Shankara Advaita Ashram (Florida) and Tiruvannamalai Tirumoolar Ashram (India). Graduate of Hindu University of America. Completed Masters of Hindu Philosophy with concentration in Chaplaincy 2017. Practicing as a hospital based chaplain since 2016. Completed one unit of clinical pastoral education (CPE) with Vitas Hospice and currently a chaplain intern in a second unit with the Vitas ACPE program. Currently enrolled in an online course in Religious Literacy with Harvard University. Current Director of Programs for International Hindu University and facilitating the online Chaplaincy programs.Hindu religious training since 1985 underSri Swami Vijayananda Saraswati (Sri Vijay Raghavan former All India Director of Administration Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence, Rishikesh).Taught the first Yogaand Yoga Nidra classes (lineage: Swami Satyananda Saraswatis Bihar School of Yoga)for people with HIV/AIDS in Miami at the Body Positive. Also taught Yoga atthe Theosophical Society in Miami and at the Carillon Hotel Health Club, and the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel Spa on Miami Beach.Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Residential education programs in 1999 and 2000 under Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati,Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Swami Tattvavidananda; Sri Suddhatma Chaitanya; Sri Swami Tadatmananda, Sri SwaminiSaralananda, Martha Doherty, Dr. AshokChhabra and Bobbie Fultz, direct disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar.Taught BalVihar Youth education program from 2001 to 2012 at The South Florida Hindu Temple.Ordination Saraswati order 2009 Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda (Yoga Research Foundation, Miami, Florida. Direct Disciple of Sri Swami Sivanandaof the Divine Life Society). Recipient of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Dharma Seva Award 2016.

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