He received monastic vows from the Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in California, and from Sri Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Rishikesh, in 1999.
He was a personal assistant to Swami Chidananda, and had many roles at the Divine Life Society.
His Kriya Yoga Guru is a Himalayan Yogi, Swami Jnanananda Giri, who walked to India in 1952 after reading Autobiography of a Yogi.
Swami Bodhichitananda primarily teaches Kriya Yoga of Babaji, Integral and Evolutionary Spirituality.
His 35 years of yoga experience gives him much inner knowledge that he shares in a simple and joyful with all students.
Swamiji is a lifelong student of the Great Saints, Yogis and Holy Men of all spiritual traditions; always learning, not an expert. His special interests and teaching skills are in Kriya Yoga, both from the tradition of Paramahansa Yogananda and H.H. Swami Sivananda, especially Raja Yoga, as well as all traditional Yogic knowledge and practice coming from Swami Sivananda and the Yogic traditions of India.
By invitations from spiritual communities, ashrams, yoga centers, individuals, etc., Swami Bodhichitananda tours during the Indian summer monsoons in Europe & sometimes the USA, conducting meditation retreats, spiritual discourses, etc.
He is founder of the Himalayan Yogi’s Ashram, Rishikesh.
Its mission as an ashram and spiritual retreat is to promote Indian spiritual knowledge and culture, embrace all religions and saints of the world, and for a means to gain direct knowledge and experience of Truth.
Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati
Himalayan Yogis’ Sadhana Ashram
P.O. Box 32
Shivanand Nagar – 249 192
tel: 0091 8171217034