Acarya Diiptimanananda Avadhuta (Dada) learned meditation in September 1991, and worked for Ananda Marga as Local Full Timer (LFT) from 1997 to 2000 in Copenhagen and took WT training in Sweden Global Training Centre (GTC) from the year 2000 to 2005.
From 2006 – 13, he resided in Taiwan, where he taught yoga and meditation during fasting retreats at the Sectorial Master Unit Ananda Suruchi and in Tainan jagrti. During those years in Taiwan, he received Taiwan Scholarship for five years and studied Chinese and piano and completed a master’s degree in ethnomusicology. He also started yoga and meditation clubs at the universities and toured to Russia and other countries during the summer and winter holidays.
Dada Diiptimanananda has been teaching yoga and meditation, and coordinating the office of Ananda Marga, in Canada and the US since 2013. He is currently the Regional Secretary of the Ottawa Region in Canada. He is living in California but visits Canada from time to time, keeps online in touch with the activities in Canada, and participates as a guest in online and in-person events.
Dada Diiptimanananda’s special interests are yoga and meditation, singing the Prabhata Samgiita devotional songs, classical music, spiritual philosophy, Master Units, natural medicine, and bicycling.