Swami Premodaya

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Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya
Advaita, Buddhism, Osho
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Eli Jaxon-Bear, Peace Pilgrim


Born in 1949, Premodaya spent the first years of childhood as an inmate of post-Holocaust Germany's most brutal refugee prison camp, Fohrenwald. After his family's release they came to the USA.

Despite the deprivation of his early life, Premodaya showed an insatiable passion for art, music, literature, and all things aesthetic. Mastery of these subjects, along with his fluency in five languages, led to New York University awarding him the largest scholarship ever given out in the USA. He holds a Master's Degree in Psychology.

He began a career in clinical psychology in 1978, working with all levels of mental illness and conscious growth. In 1996 he was appointed Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills.

Premodaya's initial awakening occurred at age twelve, when he became a "dweej" (a Hindu term meaning "twice born" and denoting an experience of direct awakening to the spiritual dimension). Twenty years later, in a moment of profound relaxation, a series of dramatic and uninvited mystical experiences occurred, including a full experience of death. This torrent of spiritual happenings and insights poured relentlessly into his mind and body for a year. He emerged able to see deeply into others, past, present and future.

These mystic experiences brought him to the feet of his Master, Osho, who renamed him Swami Premodaya. Two decades later he met his other Master, Gangaji. Her presence sparked a powerful energy transformation, culminating 3 years later in his final sanctification on August 1, 2003, from which he emerged experiencing himself, and all beings, fully as 'Love Incarnate.'

Now when Premodaya works directly with people they report profound experiences of transformation, healing, and even complete awakening. To expand this work and reach out, he founded The Bodhi Center in Los Angeles in 2004 and I-CODA in 2015.


Psychology is the first rung, if you want to climb toward higher consciousness — understanding and overcoming your own psychology, your own unconscious and emotional issues, is the first step. It's completely possible, and in fact, I'm living proof. If I could overcome what was done to me and all that I've been through, then absolutely anybody can. Some try to skip over this stage, and instead fool themselves into thinking they've arrived somewhere. The mind is very powerful. We can convince ourselves of just about anything, even Enlightenment itself. But no step can be skipped. All the rungs have to be traversed. And a competent teacher, a loving guide, is so helpful — can make all the difference in the world.

As Love Incarnate, I am happy to take your hand — and whether you believe it or not, you are Love Incarnate too. So I am happy to offer you all that I am, all that I know, and all that I have to give you — which is nothing more and nothing less than your very own self.

- Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya




I-CODA (previously Bodhi Center) serves the personal growth and spiritual awakening of seekers.

I-CODA Los Angeles
6514 Amigo Ave.,
Reseda, CA 91335, USA
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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

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Beloved Premodaya

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Beloved Master, Devotee of Osho--Master of Masters,


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"Countless, stars,
Immeasurable space,
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