Louix Dor Dempriey

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Fast Facts
Other Names and Nicknames: 
Bhagavan Sri Pranananda, Sri Pranananda, Louis Bonanno, Louix
Kundalini, meditation, darshan, self-inquiry
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA, Australia, India
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth: 
Somverville, Massachusetts, USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 


Early Life

Louix Dor Dempriey was born at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, 17 December 1961, in Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He was named Louis Bonanno, the third of four children of Italian-American parents.

As a child, according to his words, he had evendent spiritual qualities. He says he demonstrated immense compassion for his fellow human beings, animals, and plants. Wild animals are said to have frequently come to him, and he often brought home injured animals and nursed them back to health.

He says Jesus physically appeared before Him at the age of five, to prophesy two critical turning points in his life, and to prepare him for what was to come. By age ten, it is said that his insight and wisdom belied his age and people of all ages and from different walks of life were already seeking his counsel for their personal problems.

After graduating from Bentley College in 1983 with degrees in Economics/Finance and Accounting, he moved to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, pursuing his childhood dream to become an actor. A near-fatal bout with food poisoning both terminated his cherished studies and, through a serendipitous turn of events, secured his first starring role in a feature film. In 1986, his burgeoning career brought him to Hollywood, where He appeared in several films and television programs. By the late 80′s, he was riding a wave of success in all areas of his life.

Spiritual Training

In May of 1990, he says he experienced a very powerful kundalini awakening, which he says sent him straight into samadhi (a state of Divine bliss) and instantly activated were many siddhas (Divine powers/abilities) that had lain dormant within him. For more than a week he experienced total omniscience and did not eat or sleep, feeling a current of love coursing through his being.

He says that in February of 1992, following a string of miraculous events, and in answer to his prayers for Divine guidance, he had an encounter with four Ascended Masters. Soon thereafter, he renounced the material world and began training in earnest with the Masters in The Ancient Mystery School, fulfilling one of the prophecies spoken to him by Jesus at the age of five.

Within two months, Louix was able to enter a conscious trance (bhava samadhi) and physically presence Ascended Masters and other celestial beings within his own form. In April of 1992, He was bequeathed the name Louix Dor Dempriey, which means "Behold! I give you the Kingdom of Heaven."

It is claimed that during four years of rigorous initiate training, nearly 100 avatars, masters, angels, and saints physically materialized within and before him to accelerate the realization of his Self.

He says he attained enlightenment on 7 March 1996. He says that one year later, Paramahansa Yogananda appeared before him to herald the opening of his first ashram, Prema Drala, which means "The Grace of God." In October of that same year, he appeared again, this time placing his right hand upon Louix’s head and anointing him with the Sanskrit name Sri Pranananda, which translates as "Most Beloved Breath of God.

A few years after the opening of his first ashram, Louix’s ministry spread to other countries. There is currently one ashram in Australia: Sundara Aravinda in Melbourne. The world headquarters, Prema Drala, where Louix resides, is currently located in Southern California.

In 2007, the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation was founded as a non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing Louix’s teachings and humanitarian works. The Foundation’s mission is to help people remember and restore their inherent divinity, and to walk in this world as unconditional love."



The Guru is the cure to your problems, not the cause of them.

The path of devotion is the highest path to God because it is the quickest path to self-love.

When you are willing to see the beauty in everything, everything becomes beautiful.

The conditions you place upon loving others are what limit God's ability to serve you.



There is currently one ashram in Australia: Sundara Aravinda in Melbourne. The world headquarters, Prema Drala, where Louix resides, is currently located in Southern California.

There are also study groups in Chicago and New York, U.S.A.; Hamilton, New Zealand; and Vancouver, Canada.

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Books & Media

Recommended Books: 
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Dawn of Enlightenment

by Louix Dor Dempriey


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Unconditional Love

Nepher's picture

This Master rocks,

He gives beautiful darshans as we can see in Youtube, Love and only imparting Love.

Kharananda's picture

Experience the love!

Louix's darshan's are the most profound experiences I have ever had. His love offers ones heightened states of bliss and ecstasy and deep healing and transformation.

Kharananda | Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:55