Upon graduating from Yale University, he began reading and relishing the classic bhakti texts translated by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Impressed by his impeccable erudition and saintliness, Devamrita Swami became his official student and a member of the worldwide bhakti community. In 1982 he officially accepted the renounced order of life as a Krishna monk, dedicating his life to practicing bhakti and sharing it with others all over the world.
Devamrita Swami is the author of Searching for Vedic India, Perfect Escape and the soon to be released Hiding in Unnatural Happiness. In his books, his unique wit and wisdom combine to showcase what the oldest wisdom culture has to offer. Searching for Vedic India is particularly written to assist an inquisitive university educated audience to unlock answers to life’s big questions. Effortlessly navigating the latest research in archaeology, parapsychology, consciousness, ancient history and much more, Searching for Vedic India takes us on an epic quest to rediscover the relevance of Vedic cosmology and philosophy, preserved in the ancient Sanskrit texts of India. His latest book, Hiding in Unnatural Happiness, is a refreshing perspective on the quest for happiness. Our search for fulfilment need not be limited by genetics, circumstances or lack of will power. We all have access to 100 percent happiness. Hiding in Unnatural Happiness tells you how. Deftly interweaving the latest research in neuroscience, social science and psychology, Devamrita Swami shines the beacon of timeless yoga knowledge on happiness science.