SWAMI MUKTANANDA was raised in Quebec, Canada. Drawn to the monastic life from an early age, he met his Guru, modern-day Indian Saint Swami Chidananda, when he was only nine years old.
As a result of this meeting, he decided to dedicate his life to God. In 2000, after studying engineering and agroeconomics and running his own company for several years, he took the vows of sannyas and became a monk at the Divine Life Society, founded by Swami Sivananda in 1936.
He now lives at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, northern India, at the foothills of the Himalayas, where he guides earnest students in the path of Inner Peace, Universal outlook and discovery of one's own true Self in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta.
He travels extensively and holds retreats in which he shares the Hindu message of nonduality that transcends all religions.