Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 18th April 2018
H.H. Swami Swaroopananda is the worldwide head of the Chinmaya Mission, an organisation with over 300 branches including one in Nelson. Its basis is to teach happiness through the practice of yoga and meditation while instilling humanitarian values in the hearts of those who belong. It also raises funds to establish medical facilities in poor communities. It is credited with renewing interest in spiritual and cultural values in India and in 2016 the then leader of the Chinmaya Mission was awarded one of the highest civilian awards ever given by the Indian government for his "distinguished services to the nation".