Ravindra Svarupa Dasa (William H. Deadwyler) is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
Ravindra Svarupa Dasa received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1980. In 1971 he became an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada. In his decades of service to ISKCON, Ravindra Svarupa Dasa has served as the president of ISKCON’s Philadelphia temple and a member of ISKCON’s ecclesiastical board, the Governing Body Commission. Presently, he continues to serve as a writer and lecturer, and has published a number of articles about Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy and ISKCON, such as “Radha, Krsna, Caitanya: The Inner Dialectic of the Divine Relativity” published in the Journal of Vaishnava Studies. His most recent publication, Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, is a GBC foundational document and culminates six years of research of the history and import of Srila Prabhupada’s title “Founder-Acarya.” Currently, Ravindra Svarupa Dasa resides in Stuyvesant Falls, NY where he writes and teaches full-time.