Radhanath Swami has been a Bhakti Yoga practitioner for more than 40 years, and is one of today's most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. He is a guide, community builder, activist, and acclaimed author. Rooted in his study of ancient India's mystic devotional, Radhanath's message is simple: by cultivating a genuine practice of service, we can become instruments of compassion and agents of sustainable change in the world. Born into a Jewish family in Chicago, his journey began when he was 19 when he set off to hitchhike across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In India he studied some of the foremost spiritual and yoga masters before returning to the West to share his gifts of wisdom. Today Radhanath is the founder and coordinator of multiple spiritual talks around the world. His work includes support for missionary hospitals, orphanages, schools and emergency relief programmes.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)