Hindu Ashram in Virginia Mourn's Death of Leader

August 19, 2002

Source: Hindu Press International

On August 19, 2002, Hindu Press International reported that Swami Satchidananda, "one of the world's most beloved spiritual masters, passed away... From the beginning of his spiritual service, Swami Satchidananda was a leader in the interfaith movement... For more than forty years, he sponsored interfaith worship services and conferences... [He] was the founder and spiritual guide for the worldwide Integral Yoga Institutes... He established Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville near Charlottesville, Virginia. The community is founded on his teachings, which include the principles of nonviolence and universal harmony.... Swami Satchidananda served on the advisory boards of the Temple of Understanding, the Interfaith Center of New York, the Center for International Dialogue, and numerous other world peace and interfaith organizations."