Pravrajika Brahmaprana

Pravrajika Brahmaprana
Pravra­ji­ka  Brahmaprana has been a nun of the Vedan­ta Soci­ety of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia since Jan­u­ary 1973. In 2008 she was post­ed as the res­i­dent min­is­ter at the Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Soci­ety of North Texas.

Dur­ing Brahmaprana’s 40 years of monas­tic life, she has enjoyed speak­ing before students—from mid­dle school to post-grad­u­ate levels—on Hin­duism and its Vedan­ta phi­los­o­phy. Bap­tized and raised in the Epis­co­pal Church, she first learned about Vedan­ta in the late 1960s, through a Com­par­a­tive Reli­gions course at Occi­den­tal Col­lege in Los Ange­les. After vis­it­ing the Vedan­ta Tem­ple in Hol­ly­wood, she lat­er joined the Vedan­ta Con­vent in San­ta Bar­bara, where she spent most of her monas­tic life.


  • Vivek­a­nanda, Swa­mi. The Com­plete Works of Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda, vol. 9. Cal­cut­ta: Advai­ta Ashra­ma, 1997. 609 p.
  •  Sankaracarya, Sri. Vivekacu­d­amani of Sri Sankaracarya. Trans­lat­ed by Swa­mi Turiyanan­da. Edit­ed by Pravra­ji­ka Brahmaprana. Madras: Sri Rama­kri­shna Math, 1991. 271 p.
  •  Atu­lanan­da, Swa­mi. With the Swamis in Amer­i­ca and India. Edit­ed by Pravra­ji­ka Brahmaprana. Cal­cut­ta: Advai­ta Ashra­ma, 1988. 347 p.
  •  Monas­ter­ies in South India. Com­piled and edit­ed by Swa­mi Swa­hanan­da. Hol­ly­wood: Vedan­ta Soci­ety of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, 1989.
  •  Prab­ha­vanan­da, Swa­mi. Bha­gavad-Gita com­men­tary (edit­ed work in process).


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