Lecturers

(visiting and local)

Advaita Candra Dasa

Advaita Candra Dasa has been associated with ISKCON for more than 15 years. He was born in Chennai, India in an orthodox South Indian family. Driven by years of search for God and a strong desire to go beyond the narrow religious orthodoxy, blind ritualism and misleading philosophies, when he was a college student,  he became attracted to the scientific and universal teachings of Krishna consciousness as found in the books of the world-renowned spiritual leader, Srila  Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of ISKCON.  He has since been an ardent...
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Amala-Bhakta Swami

Amala-bhakta Swami was born in New York City and attended New York University. He moved to Santa Monica, California in 1954 and worked in motion pictures for three years. Then, after an epiphany, he embarked on a journey to find the true purpose of life. On discovering it, he returned to New York in 1957 to study and then later teach the science of ashtanga yoga. In 1963 he directed a yoga center, gradually building it up from a few regular students to about 400. He also lectured regularly, wrote articles on yoga in national magazines, occasionally demonstrated yoga exercises on TV, and...

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Amarendra Dasa

His Grace Amarendra prabhu  is a diksha disciple of His Holiness Radha Govinda Dasa Goswami Maharaj, who is a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, very well known for his classes on the Srimad Bhagavatam. As a disciple, Amarendra prabhu aspires to practice and preach the message of the scriptures far and wide as much as possible and in this endeavour has travelled to many cities around the world spreading Krsna consciousness in Universities, temple Congregations and social platforms such as Youtube, Whatsapp and  facebook
As part of his student preaching endeavours, he has...

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Ananga Manjari Devi Dasi

Ananta Baladeva Dasa

Antarayami Dasa

Asurakulanasana Dasa

Atulya Devi Dasi

Mother Atulya Devi graduated from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab and eventually did her Masters in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

She remembers reading her science books and wondering, “In school, they taught we evolved from the big bang and at home, we are taught we are created by God.” Pondering upon this dilemma, she had many questions about the soul, death, love, the mind, life...

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BalaGovinda Dasa

Bhadra Dasa

Bhagavat Purana Dasa

Bhakti Prabhupada-Vrata Damodara Swami

Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami

His Holiness Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami took his first Initiation from Srila Prabhupada on 9th of July, 1974 in San Francisco, by the recommendation of Srila Tamala Krishna Goswami and Vishnujana Swami. Very soon he was blessed with second initiation on 10th of July, 1975 in Chicago during Rathayatra festival. He was a pujari in St. Louis temple since 1978 to 1982. He took sannyasa on 4th of August, 2001 in Moscow, Russia from His Holiness Niranjana Swami and remains under his guidance. He travels around the world serving ISKCON 8 months a year. He spends full Caturmasya period in...

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Bhima Dasa

Bhu-Isvara Dasa

Brajendra-Nandana Dasa

Caitanya Caran Dasa

Caitanya Nitai Dasa (Candramauli Swami Disciple)

Caitanya Nitai Dasa (Trivikrama Swami Disciple)

Caitanya Nitai Dasa was born Cristobal Arria Moure to a respected family of a Psychiatrist and Philosopher in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Although originally from Houston in Texas, he attended high school and college in Venezuela.

In the summer of 1991 he met a group of Krishna devotees distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books and the experience would create a sense of urgency for understanding spirituality.

While in college, he became a...

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Candramauli Swami

Born in New Jersey, USA, in 1947, Candramauli Swami came in contact with the International Society for Krishna consciousness (ISKCON) in Denver, Cororado, at the age of twenty-four. In 1973, he began practicing Krishna consciousness in New York City and shortly thereafter began serving at New Vrndavan 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 and Columbus, Ohio. In the early 1990's he became involved with the...

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Caran Renu Dasa

Catamayi Devi Dasi

Daksina Devi Dasi

Danakeli Devi Dasi

HG Danakeli devi dasi joined in Chicago, 1985 and received initiation by HH Ganapati Swami Maharaja in 1987. She got married in 1989 to HG Prthusrava das and have done 10 years of temple services and 9 years ran a college preaching center. And she has been doing full time traveling sankirtana with her husband, mostly at college campuses for over 10 years now.

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Danavir Swami

Daru Krsna Dasa

Devamrita Swami

Dina Tarini Devi Dasi

Drutakarma Dasa

Michael Cremo (a.k.a Drutakarma Das), is on the cutting edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few month's time he might be found on pilgrimage to sacred sites in India, appearing on a national television show, lecturing at a mainstream science conference, or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality.

Michael Cremo is a member of the World Archeological Congress and the European Association of...

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Gadadhara Pandit Das

HG Gadadhar Pandit Das, a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami.

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa (also known as Pandit) is a monk, lecturer and the first-ever Hindu chaplain for Columbia University and New York University. He speaks at the nation's leading universities, yoga studios, and retreat centers, inspiring audiences with India's spiritual wisdom. His unique approach combines teachings of the ancient classic, Bhagavad-Gita, with popular Hollywood movies such as "The Matrix".

Pandit spoke at a recent TEDx conference at Columbia University and...
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Gaura Nataraj Dasa

Gaura Prasad Dasa

Gauranga Dasa

Jayadvaita Swami

Jayadvaita Swami — editor, writer, publisher, and teacher — is a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

He served as an editor or assistant editor for nearly all the books of Srila Prabhupada published during Srila Prabhupada’s lifetime.

He received initiation from Srila Prabhupada in 1968, at the age of nineteen.

Practically the first task assigned to him was to staple booklets. He later went on to typing manuscripts, transcribing Srila Prabhupada’s dictation for books...

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Jishnu Dasa

Krishna Kshetra Swami

Krishna Priya Devi Dasi

Krishna Priya began practicing Krishna consciousness in the 70s and had the good fortune to meet Srila Prabhupada. She later took initiation from Hrdayananda dasa Goswami and worked with Bir Krishna Goswami to develop the New Goloka community in Hillsborough, North Carolina. For 30 years, she has lived a simple, renounced life as the pujari of their Lordships, Sri Sri Radha Golokananda. With her mood of sweet devotion and her practical, compassionate nature, Krishna Priya devi gives spiritual inspiration to everyone she meets.

Krsna Bhaktha Dasa

Maha Visnu Dasa

Muktavandya Dasa

Niranjana Swami

His Holiness Niranjana Swami is a Vaishnava sannyasi, initiating guru and a governing body commissioner of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

He was born on December 10, 1952, in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. In 1972, his spiritual search took a turning point when he saw a Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, on the counter of a bookshop in Washington, DC. After completing his study of the "Gita", he continued his research of Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy by purchasing and reading several other publications from the same author, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...

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Niskincan Nitai Dasa

PadmaGopika Devi Dasi

Parama Rupa Dasa

Parama Rupa das is the founder of a student organization, NEU Hindu Vedic Vision Society. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and eventually received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). At UCI, he experienced a deep spiritual quest to find answers to the fundamental questions of life. With support from many key spiritual leaders in the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, Param Rupa das was guided and trained to come to the stage of accepting disciplinary vows in his...

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Paramesvara Dasa

Premananda Dasa

Premananda dasa has been involved with ISKCON-Boston since 1992.  From 1993 to 2004, he served the temple in a variety of administrative and managerial capacities.  During this time he was also an active participant in Boston-area interfaith organizations and spoke frequently at universities throughout New England.  He is a disciple of His Holiness Niranjana Swami.  He is married and lives in New Hampshire.

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Pyari Mohan Dasa

GBC

Pyari Mohan das was born in Brooklyn, New York. Upon completing his high school education he spent four years in the Navy, then one year travelling throughout North America searching for the purpose of life.

Afterwards, he ended up back in New York City where he visited a Hare Krishna temple for the first time, located on Henry Street in Brooklyn. After attending three Sunday Feast programs he began going to the temple everyday.

Pyari assisted the printing of Srila Prabhupada’s books at ISKCON Press, located a few blocks from the Brooklyn temple. One day the press rented a...

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Rama Raya Dasa

Rohini Priya Dasa

Romapada Swami

His Holiness Romapada Swami is a Vaishnava sannyasi, initiating guru and a governing body commissioner of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

He was born on December 27, 1948 in Utica, New York, as the youngest of five children.

Coming from a Christian upbringing, he received a strong sense of values, as passed on by his mother and father. As a child, he was deeply thoughtful about his experiences in life. He carefully contemplated the teachings of the Bible that were imparted to him. He would frequently question such things as: "What does it mean to...

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Shyam Ras Dasa

ShyamaRupa Dasa

Shyamarupa dasa first came in contact with the Hare Krsna movement in the autumn of 1986. The devotees were on Harinama in Chicago's Rogers Park, distributing prasadam, the Atma Magazine, as well as chanting the Holy Name. Being attracted to the chanting, he began to attend temple programs regularly, and has participated in the Boston yatra since 1992. Shyamarupa dasa has been accepted by Srila Niranjana Swami as a disciple and was given first initiation in 2005, and second initiation in 2015.

Sridevi Devi Dasi

Subhag Swami

His Holiness Subhag Swami was born in Kolkata, Srila Prabhupada’s home town. He spent most of his early life in Kolkata and completed his college from Calcutta Scottish Church College where in 1916 Srila Prabhupada had studied English, Sanskrit, Economics and Philosophy. In 1965 Srila Prabhupada left for USA and His Holiness left India to study in London. While studying there His Holiness was introduced to Krishna Consciousness and soon joined Radha Londonisvara temple in it's early days. From the first meeting with Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, His Holiness was...

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Trivikrama Swami

Uddhava Gita Dasa

Urmila Devi Dasi

Vaisesika Dasa

In his youth, William Suczek spent years searching for God and for the meaning of life. His prayers and intense austerities, which included vows of poverty, fasting and silence- unusual for a teenager were answered when a friend gave him a copy of Back to GodHead magazine in 1973. As soon as he saw the photo of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupda the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, he knew that his search was over.

The Knowledge in the magazine inspired him so much, that with the help of his mother, he...

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Vanamali Pandit Dasa

Temple President

Vraja Kishor Dasa

Editor, Waves of Devotion by Dhanurdhara Swāmī
Back to Godhead columnist 1992-1994

Author:

  • A Simple Gītā
  • Beautiful Tales of the All-Attractive (Śrīmad Bhāgavatam), Volumes 1 through 3
  • Basic Truths of Gaudiya Philosophy (Tattva Sandarbha)
  • To Dance in the Downpour of Devotion (Madhurya Kadambini)

Currently writing Aindra Prabhu’s biography
Established first VIHE outside Vṛndāvana in 1996.
Currently teaching about a dozen students Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu and Bhagavad Gītā.

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