Bhakti Prabhava Swami, born in Brussels in Belgium, in 1960, met devotees in Ghent in the summer of 1992. From 1992 to 1996 he was active in Nama Hatta preaching in Ghent (Flanders) and joined the Radhadesh temple in 1996. In 1994 he met His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami who accepted him as his disciple and gave him first initiation on 12 March 1998 and second initiation on 25 August 1999. On the 31st of May 2015 he was awarded sannyasa initiation by His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami. Right after his first initiation he became the first secretary for the newly formed European RGB. He organized the first European Leaders Meetings (ELM) and went on several missions for the European RGB. In 2004 Bhakti Prabhava Swami was requested to become to Secretary for the Global GBC Body and the Secretary for the GBC Executive Committee. He fulfilled that role until September 2009. During that period, he attended all GBC meetings and all GBC mid‐year meetings as GBC Corresponding Secretary. He organized the first GBC midyear meeting held at Prabhupadesh in Italy in October 6‐9, 2006.
Since 2004, he travelled each year for a few months with His Holiness Prahladananda Swami as his assistant in various East European countries.
In 2004, he opened a new ISKCON centre in Brussels, and from 1999 to 2004 he served as legal director for New Mayapura in France. In March 2006 he received a Global Excellence Aware for “Acting in the Interest of ISKCON”.
From 1996 to 2007 he engaged in management of the Radhadesh projects, mainly taking care of supervising the administration, tax defense and legal matters as Chartered Accountant. He also served as chartered accountant, legal director, trustee, teacher and student in the Bhaktivedanta College.
In 2008, he followed the Spiritual Leadership seminar in Ujjain facilitated by His Grace Anuttama Prabhu.
Studied at the University of Wales from 2004 to 2016 and earned an MA (2010) and a PhD in the Study of Religion in June 2016.
He also graduated for studies in Bhakti Sastri (MI) , Bhaktivaibhava (VIHE) and Bhaktivedanta (VIHE) engaged in from 2001 to 2011.
Is since 2012 serving as Bhakti Sastri and Bhaktivaibhava teacher, conducting (on-site and on-line teaching) programmes for the College of Vedic Studies. Since 2019, he also serves as Bhaktivaibhava / Bhaktivedanta teacher for the Mayapura Institute and the Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education (VIHE).
Bhakti Prabhava Swami is a member of the ISKCON Board for Examination, a member of the Sastric Advisory Council (SAC) and a member of various committees of the Ministry for Sannyasa. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member and Teacher for the ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya in Europe and North America.
Bhakti Prabhava Swami has been preaching internationally since 1996, presenting seminars and lectures in Belgium and in other countries when invited.