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Hindu Chaplain Certified by US Professional Board

on 2001/10/19 8:49:02 ( 1683 reads )


BUCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA, October 17, 2001: Integral Yoga International and Satchidananda Ashram announce that Swami Sarvaanandaji Saraswati, Ph.D., a senior disciple of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj, has been approved as a Hindu Board Certified Chaplain. Mataji will be officially certified during the March, 2002, annual meeting of the Association of Professional Chaplains. The APC certifies chaplains who meet stringent standards in theological education and pastoral care (see "source" above for more information). Dr. Swami Sarvananda Ma has been a disciple of Sri Swami Satchidanandaji since 1975. She is a long-time resident of Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville. Dr. Sarvaanandaji received her training in chaplaincy through the Department of Chaplaincy Services and Pastoral Education at the University of Virginia Health System. She currently serves as an adjunct chaplain there. As a part of a team of ecumenical chaplains, Mataji helps to care for all patients, families and staff regarding all manner of concerns -- from providing comfort, to discussing a dire diagnosis from the view of spirituality. The chaplains are available to serve one and all. Dr. Swami Sarvaananda may be reached for additional information at Other Hindus in America wishing to avail themselves of this certification procedure can visit "source" above.

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