Srila Paramadvaiti Swami
Founder of the Inbound School of Yoga
Founder of the Vrinda Mission, The Vrindavan Institute for Vaishnava Culture and Studies, and ISEV – Instituto Superior de Estudios Vedicos
Originally from Osterkappein, Germany Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Swami Maharaj met his eternal spiritual master, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in 1971 and a year later, at the age of eighteen, received initiation in the Gaudiya Vaishnava Tradition. At twenty-four, he received the sacred order of the renounced life of Sannyasa. In the service of his Guru he opened spiritual communities (ashrams), and preaching centers in Berlin, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, the United States, Brazil and other Latin American countries. He supervised the publication of his spiritual masters writings in many different languages and traveled around the world many times to spread the transcendental message of the Vedic Tradition.
After his spiritual master left this planet, he followed the recommendation of his Guru to further his studies with his Gurus intimate spiritual brother, Srila B. R. Sriddhar Maharaj, in India. Profoundly inspired by his masters, he returned to the West to accept disciples in the disciple succession. He also established spiritual embassies in India.
Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Swami has written and edited various books, of which many have been translated into other languages. The books that he has edited include, among others: The Secrets of a Yogi, Mysterious India, The Vaisnava Songbook, The Confidential Science of Bhakti Yoga, and The Heart of Krishna. Among his own writings we have: The First Spiritual Master of Colombia, El Bhagavad Gita – Ciencia Suprema, The Liberated Woman, Vaisnava Etiquette, Married Couples Manual, The Game of Self Realization, Pracaramrita o The Nectar of Preaching, The Iniciation or Born Again, The Search for Purity, Manual for Spiritual Community Directors, Our Family of The Gaudiya Math, Sato Vrtteh etc. He also published The Correspondence Yoga Course, and various other written summaries of the ancient and very practical Vedic Literature of India. His written works are found in German, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Hungarian, Hindi and Bengali.
He travels to over 100 centers throughout the Americas, Europe and India giving conferences on a daily basis in various languages including German, Spanish, English, and Portuguese. He is front line in printing transcendental literature and establishing spiritual oasis for the enlightenment, study and practice of ancient teachings of yoga. Having a very special way of presenting the Vedic literature, he has won the affection of many people including leaders of India and important personalities within politics, art and religious arenas of various countries; wining fame and recognition. None of these, however, have been able to reduce his innate qualities based in humility, purity, wisdom, simplicity, the desire to support others, erudition and practical knowledge in many sciences.