Swami Prasannatmananda is a fully ordained monk and an active minister of the Ramakrishna Order of India. He received his monastic ordination in 1995 after extensive spiritual practice and scriptural training. In 2011, Swami Prasannatmananda was posted at the Vedanta Society of Berkeley, California, where he has been continuing his service as an Assistant Swami. His decades of ministerial service includes spiritual practice and worship, personal counseling, congregational prayer, scriptural and philosophical studies and research. He offers classes and formal lectures on a variety of useful topics at various educational institutions, some of which have been at UC Berkeley and Stanford. He has participated in numerous conferences and interfaith seminars and given several radio and TV interviews on various channels like: The Yoga Hour of Unity - on line Radio, Stanford 90.1 FM radio, and IND TV. He has also written several philosophical and religious articles, such as ‘Swami Vivekananda’s Views on Buddhist Monasticism’, ‘Role of Spirituality in Health’ and ‘The Great Women in Hindu Scriptures and Holy Mother.’ Swami welcomes one-on-one meetings, interviews or group sessions with prior appointment.