Swami Divyananda Saraswati
Director – School of Divinity
Hindu religious training since 1985 under Sri Swami Vijayananda Saraswati. SRF lessons student 1985 onwards: Kriyaban. Residential education programs 1999 and 2000 under Sri Swami Tattvavidananda and Sri Suddhatma Chaitanya at Sri Swami Dayananda’s Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Co-founder of Adi Shankara Advaita Ashram (Florida) and Thiruvannamalai Tirumoolar Ashram (India). Teacher at Bal Vihar from 2001 – 2012 at South Florida Hindu Temple. Student of Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda (Yoga Research Foundation, Miami, Florida. Direct Disciple of Sri Swami Sivananda of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh) Sannyasa Ordination Shivaratri 2009. Graduate of Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary with Ordination as Interfaith Minister 2016. Practicing as a volunteer community and hospital based chaplain since 2016. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with Vitas Hospice. Recipient of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Dharma Seva Award 2016. Masters of Hindu Philosophy with concentration in Chaplaincy, Hindu University of America, 2017. Director of the School of Divinity International Hindu University. Registered Nurse (Retired) Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).