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Indradyumna Swami

Born: May 20, 1949

Birthplace: Palo Alto

Nationality: United States

Indradyumna Swami

Date of Birth : May 20, 1949
Birth Place : Palo Alto

Indradyumna Swami is an ISKCON Guru and a sannyasi for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. He is a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and is known for his traveling and preaching activities around the world, especially in Poland. Indradyumna Swami shares his experiences and realizations as a traveling preacher in his journal The Diary of a Traveling Monk. Born as Brian Tibbitts on May 20, 1949 in Palo Alto, California. He eventually joined the US Marines to stop the spread of communism in Vietnam; but a year later he was discharged as a conscientious objector. In December 1971 he was initiated by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and given the name Indradyumna Dasa. Indradyumna left the United States in 1972 journeying to Europe where he helped open new centers in France. In 1979 when he was 29, he took a vow of lifelong dedication to missionary activities as a celibate monk, entering the renounced order of sannyasa as Indradyumna Swami. In the early 1980s he served as the temple president at the New Mayapur chateau temple and farm near Chateauroux in France.

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