Chinmaya Mission New York
BRAHMACHARINI SHUBHANI CHAITANYA
Shubhani Chaitanya came into Chinmaya Mission as Bala Vihar child in Manila, Philippines. In her youth, she moved to New York, USA along with her family. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade and Marketing. After working in the fashion industry for around 7 years, she joined the YEP (Youth Empowerment Program) in Kolwan, Vibhooti and served Chinmaya Mission in both India and the US in various projects such as: writing/editing books, organizing camps, teaching in schools etc. As an active member of Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, she also conducted study groups in the New York area. She was the administrator for the first YEP in the US and assisted in the script-writing of Pujya Gurudev’s movie – On a Quest. She just recently completed the Vedanta course in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya where she was initiated as Shubhani Chaitanya. She brings a natural wisdom and compassion to her classes and loves sharing with people the Science of Happiness that is Vedanta.
SHRI GEORGE ROMNEY
Shri George is a practicing psychotherapist in New York City who has been leading Vedanta study groups since he met Guru Dev, Swami Chimayananda ji in 1990- 1991.
He has the unique ability of explaining the concepts of Vedanta through Chinmaya Mission’s prescribed texts. He creates and sustains interest in his students from multi-cultural backgrounds to pursue sincere study of Vedanta for their self-improvement.
Shri George Romney conducts various study groups in and around New York.
SHRI JATIN KAPADIA
Dr. Jatin Kapadia is a pediatrician in Hempstead, New York and has been in practice for over four decades. A long time disciple of Acharya Krishna Moorthy, Dr. Kapadia has been conducting Vedanta study groups in various locations since past several years. He has also been giving talks at different temples on the Bhagavad Gita, Bhaja Govindam, Atma Bodha, and other topics such as ‘Effective Parenting through Vedanta.”