Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Swami was born in the German city of Osterkappein in 1953. From a young age he was inspired by the altruistic goal of seeking out the wellbeing of his fellow human beings, this in turn lead him to participate in various social movements of the 1970s.

Thus, in 1972 began his monastic way of life, being initiated at the age of eighteen by renowned spiritual master of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Later in 1978, he accepted the vows of a traveling monk by the hands of whom would become his second spiritual master, Srila B.R. Sridhar Goswami Maharaja, with whom he studied for four years in the monastery in Bengal.

For more than forty years he has devoted himself to cover the world over, speaking about Vedic culture and its practical solutions to modern problems. In 1984 he established his own spiritual mission called VRINDA, the Vrindavan Institute for Vaishnava Culture and Studies, with the aim of spreading the cultural heritage of the Vedas around the world. In the same way, he has established more than thirty-five Eco Yoga Villages in South America and Europe, creating true Vedic spiritual oasis where people from different countries can have a profound approach to this sacred philosophy.

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