Swami Chidrupananda Giri

Swami Chidrupananda was born and raised in Pasewalk, Germany. As a young man, he worked as a telecommunications safety electromechanic for a large railroad corporation in Germany. Being a seeker of Truth, he read a book entitled Kriya Yoga by Paramahamsa Hariharananda. He then made arrangements to attend a Kriya Yoga program in June 2000 at the Tattendorf ashram in Austria. It was there that he met Paramahamsa Prajnanananda and received Kriya initiation from him.

In 2001, he traveled to the U.S. to meet with his Gurudev, Paramahamsa Hariharananda, at the Kriya Yoga Institute in Homestead, Florida. After completing his first full-time Brahmachari training course in 2002, at Hariharananda Gurukulam in Balighai, Odisha, India, he joined Tattendorf Ashram, Kriya Yoga Center. As a brahmachari, he spent several years between the ashrams of Vienna and Miami. In 2006, he moved to Homestead, Florida, to join the Mother Center ashram, Kriya Yoga Institute.

In 2012, he took sannyasa initiation at Hariharananda Gurukulam from his Guruji, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. His Guruji gave him the name Chidrupananda, which means consciousness in the form of bliss.

Swami Chidrupananda Giri is currently the resident monk at the Mother Center ashram, Kriya Yoga Institute, in Homestead, Florida. He conducts programs and promotes Kriya Yoga throughout the United States. He is also authorized to initiate seekers on the ancient spiritual path of Kriya Yoga.