Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta
Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta (Dada) learned meditation and started following the spiritual disciplines of Ananda Marga in September 1991. In 1996, he decided to dedicate his life to Ananda Marga and work as Whole Time (WT) Acarya. He first worked as Local Full Timer (LFT) from May 1997 to October 2000 in Copenhagen and then took WT training in Sweden Global Training Centre (GTC.)
In 2005, he became an Acarya of Ananda Marga. He received his first posting in Hong Kong Sector, where he worked mostly in Taiwan at the Sectorial Master Unit Ananda Suruchi and Tainan jagrti. During those years in Taiwan, he received Taiwan Scholarship for five years and studied Chinese, piano, and completed a master’s degree in ethnomusicology. Same time, he taught yoga and meditation during fasting programs at Ananda Suruchi. He traveled extensively in Taiwan and Russia, giving Ananda Marga philosophy lectures and singing the Prabhata Samgiita songs.
He has been working in the US and Canada since 2013, organizing various Ananda Marga retreats, conferences, meetings, and other events. He is active in giving lectures on Ananda Marga philosophy and has recently started publishing YouTube videos with recordings of song and philosophical discussions. Dada Diiptimanananda has taught hundreds of people meditation and given personal instruction to over three hundred men.
Dada Diiptimanananda’s special interests are yoga and meditation, Prabhata Samgiita songs, classical music, spiritual philosophy, Master Units, and health awareness.