Anant Sarma was initiated as an acharya of Chinmaya Mission after completing the Mission's two-year, residential Vedanta course at 'Sandeepany Sadhanalaya,' Mumbai, in 2007. He was then posted to the Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center (CMWRC).
Acharya Anant's association with the Mission began when he attended Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda's jnana yajna in 1981, in Houston, Texas. When he moved to the Washington D.C. area in 1989, he pioneered Mission activities in Baltimore, Maryland. As a serious student of Vedanta and a key sevak, Anantji has also served as a member of CMWRC's executive committee and board of trustees. He has played a leading role in building a strong foundation for CMWRC's growth in finance and administration, and has organized some of Gurudev's camps and yajnas in the D.C. area. Anantji also served at Chinmaya International Foundation (Kerala, India) and helped in the launching of its e-Vedanta course.
Presently, Anantji serves as the resident acharya of CMWRC's Dulles, Virginia ashram. He also conducts Vedanta classes in Frederick and Salisbury in Maryland, as well as Ashburn and Fairfax in Virginia.