About Sambodh INDIA

  • Sambodh Foundation, India , is a not-for-profit charity and spiritual organisation, that works for social, and spiritual uplift, inspired by the vision and teachings of its preceptor, SWAMI BODHANANDA. An acclaimed Teacher of Vedanta, Gurudev with rare clarity and vision, through discourses, interviews, lectures, classes and seminars unfolds the answers to the perennial yet contemperaneous question 'who am I'.

    Sambodh Foundation, New Delhi is the apex office for all Sambodh institutions in India. Dr BP Mathur (former Dpty Comptroller & Auditor General) is the Chief Executive, and the Trustees include Rumney Gulati, Nalini Sharma, Madan Lal, Neelam Singh and others. Sambodh Foundation is a forum for philanthropists and service-minded Sadhakas, to pool their resources, to set up appropriate institutions, with a dream for the spiritual revival of the humankind.

    Guided by Swami Bodhananda's sacred vision Sambodh practises the inculcation of values such as respect for all religions, respect for the individual and his/her fundamental rights, respect for nature and human's symbiotic relationship, all with a scientific temper. The goal is noble. The work is rewarding. But the path is ardous. We need a reservoir of good will among the enlightened public. Finance is required. Workers are needed. But what is more precious is the good wishes of the people, of all of you. Join us and discover a new world and a new life of happiness, love, self-unfoldment and self-fulfillment. Let us participate in God's work and let us feel God's abundant grace every moment of our lives.

    Sambodh INDIA has centres and organises programmes in several cities in India such as Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum etc. In Kerala there are ashrams in Trivandrum, Cochin, Calicut and Palakkad. Bodhananda Kendram, the Ashram established by Bodhananda Seva Society, in Trivandrum, is beside the river Kalady, frilled by coconut palms, and with a picturesque vanatage point. There is a full fledged guest house, halls, and class rooms in Bodhananda Kendram. Bodhananda Kendram in Trivandrum is the oldest Centre of Sambodh India, and was started by the disciples of Gurudev in 1988.

    Siddhi Vinayaka is the patron deity of Sambodh INDIA and all Sambodh Centres. Devotees of Sambodh in India and the United States worship Siddhi Vinayaka with the Ganesa Gayatri mantra, and also contributing to microcharity through the Siddhi Vinayaka Kalasaradhana Programme

    Sambodh Foundation Delhi organises lectures and Seminars by Gurudev in Delhi. The regular programmes include annual lectures in The India Habitat Centre, AIMA - All India Management Association, IIT-Delhi. etc. apart from classes on Upanishads and Vedantic texts.

    Apart from leadership and management studies seminars and lectures, Sambodh Delhi organises a variety of charity events to support the poor and underprivileged, and also supports a project for facilitating drinking water in Sattal, a Himalayan village.


    • Sambodh India has inspired a research foundation, Bodhananda Research Foundation for Management and Leadership Studies. BRF-ML was found in 1990 inspired by Gurudev's vision that leadership will be the most challenging issue in the twenty-century not only in corporate management, but all enterprises that would need innovation, imagination and team effort. BRF-ML organises seminars and courses on a wide range of themes on Indian management. The most recent event was a course on classical Indian ways of reasoning, with focus on the text Tarkasamgraha.

      The activities of Sambodh Bangalore are primarily two-fold: The Sambodh Centre for Vedanta & Siddhi Vinayaka Temple which is coming up in the city; and the Sambodh Centre for Living Values in the outskirts of Bangalore which is devoted to activities that promote a green life style based on ecological principles. Sambodh Bangalore organises events to support underprivileged children with educational aids; planting of trees, medicinal plants and organic farming; and nurtures Sambodh Centre for Living Values, with a variety of a programmes that inspires interdisciplinary dialogues; studying Vedantic texts; and living with the nature.

      The activities of Sambodh INDIA inspired and led by Swami Bodhananda is founded on His teachings of selfless work and expression of excellence towards social and spiritual enlightenment. Rishi Vision is the annual programme being organised by Sambodh Kerala, BRF-ML, and Bodhananda Seva Socities in Kerala. During this period Gurudev offers study classes on Upanishads, Vedantic texSambodh Delhits, and engages in dialogues through seminars and sessions on leadership, and studies in Indian management. There are also similar annual events in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. In Ahmedabad every year Gurdev offers courses at public events organised by Ahmedabad Management Association. In Delhi, Sambodh organises annual lectures on themes of contemporary spiritual significance at public venues such as Habitat Centre, All India Institute of Management Association etc.



    Visionary Leadership

    • It is Gurudev's vision and inspiring spiritual guidance that gave rise to the idea of 'Bodhananda Research Foundation for Management and Leadership Studies' in 1988, to foster human potential development, and to develop leadership through dialogue, in management. BRF-ML was formally registered as a Trust in 1995.

      Swami Bodhananda is the spiritual guidance and inspiration for Sambodh and its sister institutions in India, North America and the rest of the world. Programs and projects for the study and propagation of Vedantic Scriptures, research on Indian management and contextulaising it in the contemporary economic and geopolitical context, ashrams to set our minds high and meditate in unison with the harmony of mother nature, living with nature, social service activities for the minorities and underprivileged - all these are blooms of His divine vision flowing through His devotees and associates in different parts of the world.

    • Apart from His erudition in Vedantic texts, Swami Bodhananda is a well known management guru.. He is an avid reader and is well-versed with the contemporary challenges that the corporate leadership and corporate management face. The Gita and ManagementSwami Bodhananda is the author of several books: His latest book is Indian Management and Leadership. Other books include The Gita and Management; Meditation: The Awakening of Inner Powers; Happiness Unlimited; Seven Hindu Spiritual Laws; and, Management and Mahabharata. He has also authored two conversation-styled books, one with a scholar of consciousness studies in India, and the other with a young Indian-American lawyer in the United States. These books are “Dialogues: Philosopher meets Seer” (2001) and “Irreverent Spiritual Questions” (2004).

    • The range of topics Swami Bodhananda addresses extends from human potential development, managerial excellence and leadership studies to the experience of "absolute peace in the midst of dynamic activity". Here are selections from, the papers and thoughts He has written at various occasions; Travelogues; Thematic Notes; correspondence and discussions between Gurudev and His devotees through letters and meetings, public interviews and media reports; Messages that Gurudev writes on occasions of spiritual and cultural importance. READ MORE

      The divine and spiritual presence of our Guru invokes an inner and self-giving motivation in us to come out of ruts and stereotypes, conflicts and dilemmas, and to experience the full flowering of the spirit. To follow the sacred footsteps, the divya-paada, of the Guru is to travel to the abode of the Ultimate Truth.