Urmila Dasi, who is also known as Dr. Edith Best, is a widely known teacher of Bhakti yoga and an associate editor at Back to Godhead magazine. She spent 19 years in administration and teaching at ISKCON primary schools and is on the faculty of Bhaktivedanta College. She also blogs. Contact via her Facebook page.
Ananda Vrindavan is a priest at ISKCON of D.C. (located in Potomac, Md.), where she writes an inspirational blog that often touches on the 40-year-old temple’s environmental activities.
Madan Gopal Das is a priest at the ISKCON temple in Towaco, N.J. The temple is working to build a new temple in nearby Parsippany and Madan Gopal Das has spoken with the press.
Dharmasetu Dasa is a priest at ISKCON of San Diego, one of the largest Hare Krishna communities in the U.S. He joined ISKCON in 1974 and has served at the San Diego temple since 1977. He has been an administrator and a teacher at two Hare Krishna schools, one in California and one in Mississippi.
Maria Ekstrand is a professor and psychologist at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Her primary research interests involve primary and secondary AIDS prevention, with a focus on India. She was involved in the development of the Hare Krishna movement’s child abuse investigation guidelines. Ekstrand is co-author of a book about the history, development […]
Joshua M. Greene is a Long Island-based author, television producer and lecturer. He is the author of Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West: The Biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison; and Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text.
Federico Squarcini is an associate professor of religion at Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice, Italy. He is the co-author of Hare Krishna: Studies in Contemporary Religions. His research focuses primarily on South Asian religions.
The Rev. Eugenio Fizzotti is a Catholic priest and a professor at the Papal University of the Salesians in Rome and at the University of Urbino, where he teaches psychology of religion. He is co-founder of the Viktor Frankl Institut in Vienna and president of the European Association of Existential Analysis (ALAEF). He has authored […]
Nori J. Muster is a writer and artist based in Mesa, Ariz. Her 2001 book Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement chronicles the years she spent as a member of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, as well as the movement’s inner workings and eventual decline. She has […]