Swami Bodhatmananda received sannyasa diksha on the auspicious occasion of Dipavali on Nov. 4, 2013 at the Chinmaya International Foundation in Kerala, India.
Formerly known as Brahmachari Prabodh Chaitanya, he is the appointed acharya for the 2014-16 residential Vedanta Course at Sandeepany Sadhanayala in Mumbai, India, as well as the acharya of CM San Jose.
A precocious student of spirituality, Swamiji combines his vast scriptural knowledge with his insatiable thirst to further enhance and articulate this knowledge.
An MIS and software consultant trained in financial planning from the University of Central Florida, Swamiji's spiritual call came when he read Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda's commentary on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. His spiritual curiosity aroused, he learned about Chinmaya Mission, its mission and activities, and eventually met Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda.
Not long thereafter, he decided to dedicate his life to scriptural studies and the service of humanity. He served for six years at CM Orlando in various capacities and subsequently playing an active role in the planning and execution of the Chinmaya Vishva Sammelan, Chinmaya Mission's 50-year celebrations.
After studying Vedanta for two years under the grace and guidance of Pujya Guruji and under the tutelage of Swami Ishwarananda, he was initiated as Brahmachari Prabodh Chaitanya.
Swamiji is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Sanskrit. He is devoted to Vedanta and revels in teaching all Vedantic texts, as well as devotional texts such as Ramayana and Shrimad Bhagavatam.