Swami Tyagananda, Harvard's Hindu Chaplain, is a Hindu monk (sannyasi) of the Ramakrishna Order and presently head of the Order's branch in Boston. He became a monk in 1976, soon after graduating from the University of Bombay, India. He was assigned to the Vedanta Society in Boston in 1998.

He encourages students to reach out to him to discuss Hinduism and faith in general. He also runs a weekly Gita discussion group for Dharma members.


Telephone: (617) 536-5320

Address: Vedanta Society, 58 Deerfield Street, Boston, MA 02215

Special areas of interest: Interfaith understanding, meditation practices, museums and art galleries