About Us

Chinmaya Mission Ottawa is part of a worldwide organisation founded by devotees of Swami Chinmayananda in 1953 with the objective of spreading the knowledge of Vedanta to anyone of any walk of life to aid them in becoming positive contributors of society.

The organisation has since grown to encompass a range of spiritual, educational, medical, social and charitable activities around the globe. The motto of Chinmaya Mission is to give maximum happiness to maximum people for maximum time. 


Swami Tapovanam was a consummate Vedantin, a strict teacher, poet and a sage of great wisdom and tranquility. He was a pristine glacier of Self-knowledge, a saint of the highest order. That Truth, which Swami Tapovanam realised and indicated in all his teachings is beyond words, as much as he himself was. Swami Chinmayananda said of his Guru, “He was a God without temple, a Veda without language”.


The life of Swami Chinmayananda was one of extraordinary spiritual strength, immeasurable love and tireless service. In less than half a century, he has left behind a worldwide organisation, hundreds of institutions, and millions of devotees. This was all aimed at a single theme, discovering the Eternal within.


Swami Tejomayananda, who was appointed the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide in 1993, has worked tirelessly to fulfil the vision of his Master, initiating major projects to advance Swami Chinmayananda’s vision, teachings and glory. Swami Swaroopananda has now been bestowed by Swami Tejomayananda the privilege to serve as the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide from 19 January 2017.



In an era ripe with scepticism and confusion about matters spiritual, Swami Swaroopananda is a rare voice that blends authenticity with accessibility; theory with self- practice; logic with heart.