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Swami Atmananda Udasin was born and raised in Europe, meditated in silence for years in the Holy Land, was a Professor of Comparative Religion, and then went to India where he met his Spiritual Master. A deep transformation occurred. Now he is the Head Monk of the peaceful interreligious Ajatananda Ashram in magical Rishikesh.   He came to the USA to share satsang for the first time in May 2013, and returned in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Swami Atmananda Udasin is on YouTube here.



Swami Atmananda Udasin

The Swami is a teacher in non-dual spirituality and the Head Monk of Ajatananda Ashram, an interreligious monastic ashram at the bank of the Ganga (Ganges) in Rishikesh, North India.

His personal teaching focuses on, "All there is is Consciousness."

At his ashram is a sign: "Many Paths--One Truth."

He spends parts of many winters at Ramana Ashram in Tiruvannamalai

at the base of Ramana Maharshi's beloved mountain, Arunachala.


Ordained a monk in the Eastern Christian tradition, he spent several years in the Near-East including four years in silence and solitude in the Judean hills near Jerusalem. In 1997 he settled down in India as a hermit in the Himalayan foothills. Later on he was initiated into sannyasa (Indian monastic renunciation) by his spiritual master, a contemporary Indian sage with an ancient lineage. In 2003, he felt a call to move to a house at Tapovan (Rishikesh) and was central to the development of this abode as Ajatananda Ashram.

Along with his beloved spiritual master, the great Advaitic sages Sri Bhaghavan Ramana Maharshi, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, for the last twenty-five years he has also been deeply inspired by the lives of Swami Abhishiktananda, a pioneer in interreligious dialogue (and a friend of H.M.L. Poonjaji--"Papaji"), and his realized disciple, Swami Ajatananda Saraswati. 

A native of Belgium, Swami Atmananda Udasin studied Theology, Indian Philosophy and Comparative Religion in Louvain, Paris, and Jerusalem.

Swami Atmananda Udasin offers regular satsangs in Rishikesh

(and, four times a year, Instensive three-day non-residential Satsang Retreats)

on the non-dual essence of Reality and the nature of spiritual awakening.

Swami Atmananda is on YouTube here.

Swami Atmananda Udasin's 2017 California Satsang Schedule is on the Event Schedule page

Comments about Swami Atmananda Udasin's satsang

  are  on the At Swami's Satsang page, at Bob Nickel's satsang website here,

and also at, and at



All of Swami's Satsangs are on a "Suggested Conscious Donation" Basis.

No Reservations are necessary to attend.

Persons may attend one, two, or all of the satsangs in any location.


The official website of Ajatananda Ashram,, is a treasure trove of spiritual wealth.

Swami Atmananda has filled it with meaningful spiritual texts, excellent pictures, interesting links, pertinent histories of holy persons that help to point us the "right way," and much more.