Sevangee is derived from the Sanskrit word “seva+angee” which means ‘body of work’ or a regime. In this case a regime of practice and training for the development of the self. Sevangee also corroborates with the concept of Yin & Yang, where ‘seva‘ is yang and ‘angee‘ is yin.
Doing ‘seva’ without any expectation gives an effect of hollowness, emptiness, and so also ‘angee’, which means the body is basically hollow, empty. As Buddha said, “All dharmas are full of emptiness – emptiness exists at everything’s core, emptiness exists in a star, a rock, a body or a tree“. This emptiness is pure (what the Buddha called – Shunyata). It is so powerful that anyone coming under its impact, near it, or within its vicinity will be pulled into this emptiness to be collapsed. This is because emptiness is powerful, immense, it has potential, it is enormous and vast, where one can lose one’s identity (one’s ego or ahamkara), and be at total bliss.
Sevang is also the name of Christopher’s teacher of many years who was a Tibetan lama living in exile in India. The name is partly in honour of him.
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Christopher Fernandes started his journey in 1975 in the field of internal body training in the field of Chinese martial arts
Swami Brahma-vidananda Saraswati is a traditional and contemporary teacher of Vedanta.
Swami Brahmavidananda Saraswati
Swami Brahmavidananda Saraswati
Swami Brahmavidananda Saraswati is a Senior Instructor with Sevangee. He has been training under Christopher Fernandes, since 2000 in Tai Chi, Qigong, Neigong. He has an active interest in martial arts since the last 30 years (Karate, Shaolin tradition of martial arts and Tai Chi Chuan).
He is a traditional and contemporary teacher of Vedanta, who reveals in-depth knowledge of self and reality, focus on healthy interface with the individual and the world for psychological and spiritual growth, unravel and discuss the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Brahmasutras. He blends psychological approach and spiritual knowledge in lectures, discussions and awareness exercises, meditative practices to focus on select aspects of personal and interpersonal growth of participants.
For about two decades, he has facilitated the spiritual enhancement and personal effectiveness of many students in different parts of India. He reaches out to a range of groups, including youth and adults, both in the corporate world and the larger community. He is the founder of AarshaVidya foundation, a nonprofit trust to further the knowledge of Vedanta and organize activities aimed for fulfilling social responsibilities. He is also the Member of Medical Ethics Committee of Jaslok Hospital, one of the premier hospitals in Mumbai, and Life Member of the BhartiyaVidyaBhavan, a reputed institution for the spread of Indian philosophy and culture.
He was formerly a marine engineer; he studied the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Brahmasutras and other scriptures under H.H. Swami DayanandaSaraswatiji at the SandeepanySadhanalaya (Chinmaya Mission Ashram) at Powai, Mumbai. As a youth, he was inspired by H.H.SwamiChinmayanandaji. He then spent seven years at Rishikesh in the Himalayas, doing advanced studies in Vedanta under various traditional teachers like Swami TaranandaGiri and Swami Hari Hara Teertha.
Robin Louis has been working in the field of HR as well as systems & processes in the corporate space.
Soyuz Merchant is a Senior Instructor with Sevangee.He holds an MBA degree from Mumbai University.
Surekha Fernandes is closely associated with Christopher Fernandes since 1986.
Surekha Fernandes is closely associated with Christopher Fernandes since 1986. She has been an active administrator for both U.M.A.R.C. and Sevangee. She also practices Tai Chi, Qigong and Neigong.
She holds an Masters in Physical Education and is professionally engaged in training children, for the last 30 years.