Brahmachari Sagar resides in the Ananda Monastery located at Ananda Village in Northern California and serves Ananda’s Online Ministry. Born into a family of kriya-yogis, Sagar read Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi at a young age, an influence that culminated in his decision to serve Yogananda’s mission through Ananda. Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years. He has served Ananda’s work in India in several capacities: as a teacher and counselor to students, as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporations, and as Ananda India’s fundraising coordinator. Prior to commencing his life of service at Ananda, Sagar was a graduate student with full scholarship at Boston University and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.