Swamini Ramananda

Swamini Ramananda Saraswati, a Sannyasini (Hindu monk), is a teacher of Vedanta and Sanskrit and is a long-time disciple and student of the internationally known scholar of Sanskrit and Vedanta, His Holiness Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arsha Vidya Ashram Gurukulam in Saylorsburg,PA and in India. Swamini Ramananda was initiated into sannyasa by Pujya Swami Dayananda in a traditional ceremony on the banks of the Holy Ganga River in India. Formerly, she was a university professor in the Psychology Department at East Stroudsburg University teaching a variety of Psychology courses for over 25 years and training mental health counselors. In addition, she had a private practice in Psychology where she treated patients with emotional problems. Swamini has two masters degrees and a PHD in Psychology, For over 10 years Swamini Ramananda lived, studied and taught in India. She also resided at the Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh for four years on the banks of the Holy Ganga River where she was teaching and continuing her sadhana and the study of the ancient Indian Scriptures. Swamini Ramananda has committed her life to the study and teaching of Vedanta, the Knowledge of the Self. Currently she lives and teaches Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy (Vedanta) and Meditation in her own small ashram, which Swami Dayananda named Arsha Jnana Sthana: Center for Self-knowledge. But, since her heart is still in India, she spends 3 to 5 months there every year.

Swamini Ramananda instructs the following:
  • *All are welcome - Including new & current students.
    *No Experience Necessary
    *Chairs and pillows will be available.
    *No need to sign up in advance (please arrive early).
    In this guided meditation class the student will be led through a relaxing and enjoyable inner journey with inspiring and soft spoken words directing the mind and body into a state of peaceful awareness. Meditation defines a natural state of being, allowing us to shift from our ordinary lives and awaken our deeper selves. The health benefits of meditation are tremendous as one can expect to increase personal happiness, mental ability, creativity, focus, concentration and over all well being; while simultaneously decreasing stress, negativity, depression, substance abuse, physical aliments and disease. Meditation helps us journey to our true center and awaken our life force.
    *GUIDED MEDITATION CLASSES are also offered at The Ashram in Saylorsburg ( by Swamini Ramananda - monthly on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 10:00am-12:30pm followed by a Vegetarian Lunch at 12:30 pm (The fee is your donation).