CHAIRMAN OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JAYAPATAKA SWAMI

Planetarium Director

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami is a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, and an ISKCON Guru and Governing Body member. He received the renounced order of Sannyasa in 1970, and since then he has dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

HARI SAURI DAS

Hari Sauri was born in England on November 17th 1950. In May 1971, he emigrated to Australia where, on the second day of his arrival, he met the members of the newly emerging Krishna Consciousness movement. He was duly accepted as an initiated disciple by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on April 9th, 1972 in Sydney.

RAMESWAR DAS (ACBSP)

Ramesvara das (born Robert Grant) was one of the leading disciples of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) and formerly a guru within the ISKCON.

Ramesvara became an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada on April 28, 1971, receiving his initiation by mail. From 1976-1986 Ramesvarawas a member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC) and became a BBT Trustee for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) in February 1975, working from their headquarters in Los Angeles. He later become head of the North American BBT. In 1987, the GBC accepted his resignation from all GBC management responsibilities within ISKCON. He never resigned from the BBT, as it was a lifetime appointment by the BBT founder, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami.

DRUTAKARMA DAS

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.

Drutakarma Das is an international authority and speaker on archeological anomalies and extreme human antiquity. A best selling author and research associate of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, he specializes in the history and philosophy of science. He is a member of the World Archeological Congress and the European Association of Archeologists.

RAVINDRA SVARUPA DAS

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.

DINANATH DAS

ANTARDWIP DAS

Director of Research

SRIDHAM DAS

Project Manager

STRATEGIC SYNERGIES / FUNDRAISING

RADHAPATI DAS

RAMANAND GOURANGA DAS

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