Omananda was born as Torsten E. Klimmer in East Germany from where he escaped before the Berlin Wall fell. Read about this adventurous and dangerous true story in the book he published called: Transcendental Journeys – A Visionary Quest for Freedom. After Omananda had traveled for several years around the world, he began having mystical experiences that enabled him to understand life from an entirely different perspective than we ordinarily are taught in school. He related a lot to Vedic philosophy and remembered it from past lives. Omananda has lived in many different countries over the years, and he was initiated to various mystical traditions, especially Tantra and Shaivism. He is also a devotee of Guruji Sri Vast (an enlightened living master).
Omananda helped to launch UNIFY.org in 2012, which became one of the biggest synchronized meditation movements on Earth. He spent years with medicine-tribes in Mexico where he learned about the indigenous perspectives and how to pray with mind-altering plants and fungi. He also helped to create activist films to protect sacred land and indigenous, shamanistic cultures.