Bhakti Bhusana Swami

Bhakti Bhusana Swami was born in Germany, but spent part of his childhood in Chile. He met Krishna devotees in 1968 when there was a lone monk visiting Germany. Bhakti Bhusana Swami assisted this monk in reaching out to local people by singing Hare Krishna melodiously in the streets. During Srila Prabhupada’s first visit to Germany Bhakti Bhusana Swami became his initiated disciple.After his time in Germany, Bhakti Bhusana Swami traveled within the (now former) communist countries like Poland and parts of the former Soviet Union. He opened many temples and outreach centers in Germany and the former communist countries where he was stationed. After relocating in 1981 to Argentina, he found himself in another dangerous destination as the country was under military rule. Bhakti Bhusana Swami continued to share Krishna consciousness with the local people despite the threat of danger and many obstacles.

In 1982 during a visit to India he was awarded the sannyasa order. Currently Bhakti Bhusana Swami shares Krishna consciousness primarily in South America. He gives discourses in Spanish, German and English languages and is an initiating spiritual master within ISKCON. Bhakti Bhusana Swami joined the GBC in 1987. He is zonal secretary for Paraguay and acts as co-zonal secretary for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama; Venezuela, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Colombia.

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