Born in New Jersey, USA in 1947, Candramauli Swami came in contact with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Denver, Colorado at the age of 25. In 1973 he began practicing Krsna consciousness in New York City and shortly thereafter began serving at New Vrndaban farm community in West Virginia. He received initiation in 1973 from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In 1986, he accepted the sannyasa order and began preaching in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Boston. In the early 1990’s he became involved with the ISKCON Prison Ministry in America, and began visiting inmates, holding programs, personal visits, along with writing letters to inmates and sending in Srila Prabhupada’s books. In 1995 he began serving as the resident sannyasa in Chicago ISKCON where he is based today. At present, Candramauli Swami preaches mainly in America, India, and Western Europe and the UK. He is an initiating Spiritual Master within the ISKCON Society.