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 spiritual life. He was fortunate to receive a formal initiation from a renowned spiritual master and guide, His Holiness Romapada Swami.
Having benefited from the jewels of spiritual wisdom contained within the timeless Vedas, he not only finds great pleasure in practicing different bhakti meditations but also enthusiastically shares these practices in the form of presentations and workshops at Universities and other forums. He lives with his wife, Anjum and daughter, Radha in Natick, MA.