Swami Purnananda is an unaffiliated monk in the Ramakrishna/Vivekananda tradition. In his childhood he was influenced by Benedictine monks and educated by Jesuit priests in Zimbabwe, but he soon developed a wider interest in other religious traditions
In 2000, he was invited to Ireland where he has been preaching the converging truth of Vedanta since as Spiritual Director of the Éire Vedanta Society (nee Institute of United Culture) which he founded.
The Swami directs monetary donations (mainly garnered from workshops and talks) to Irish, Indian and South African charitable and educational causes. Well versed in Vedanta, Yoga, Comparative Theology, Psychology and Science, the Swami conducts workshops on Personality Development, Spirituality, Meditation, Yoga, etc. as well as guiding and counselling others.
Swami Purnananda has also contributed important international research in the use of micro-organisms in mineral processing as well as training and business studies and coupled with expertise in psychology counselling has assisted individuals and groups in many aspects of their lives including enhanced health through applied naturopathic principles.
An engaging speaker and writer, the Swami also pens poetry and paints.