Chinmaya Mission New York
Brahmacharini Shubhani Chaitanya
Brni. Shubhani Chaitanya is a disciple of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Born in Manila, bred in New York and built in Bharat, she has grown through Chinmaya Mission as a Bala Vihar child, a dynamic CHYK (Chinmaya Yuva Kendra) and now a Brahmacharini posted in Chinmaya Mission New York.
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 decided to take a sabbatical to find her true calling. This led her to join YEP – the Youth Empowerment Program where she was involved in writing/editing books, organizing camps, teaching in schools. She also assisted in the script-writing of Swami Chinmayananda’s movie – On a Quest, and later pursued her very own in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai.
She completed the Vedanta course in 2016 where she was initiated as Brahmacharini Shubhani Chaitanya. She brings a natural wisdom and compassion to her classes and loves sharing with people the Science of Happiness that is Vedanta. She currently conducts classes on the Bhagavad Geeta, Vivekachoodamani, and other Vedantic treatise.