Swami Yuktatmananda joined
the monastic Order of Sri Ramakrishna in Bangalore, India, in 1978 and was
ordained a monk in 1988. For more than a decade, he served at the
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya in Coimbatore, a major educational center of
the Order, leading its Polytechnic College. Later, after being in charge
of the Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education, a teacher
training college of the Order’s Mysore Center, for more than four years,
the Swami was sent by the Order in January 2002 to the Advaita Ashrama at
Mayavati in the Himalayas, where he served for three years as editor of
Prabuddha Bharata: Awakened India, the English language monthly
journal on religion and philosophy published by the Order.
In May 2006 Swami
Yuktatmananda was assigned by the Order to be the minister of its newly
accepted branch, the Vedanta Center of St. Petersburg, Florida, where he
served more than a year and a half. In December 2007, following the
passing away of Swami Adiswarananda, Swami Yuktatmananda was selected by
the Order to be the Minister and Spiritual Leader of the
Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York.
writings appear regularly in the Monthly Announcements of the Center. On
invitation, he lectures at religious, educational and cultural
institutions in the United States and abroad.
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