Bhakti Raghava Swami
Bhakti Raghava Swami was born in a French Canadian Roman Catholic family. After graduating from the University of Ottawa in 1968, he worked as a Social Worker for some time. He carried the same philanthropic spirit even after joining ISKCON.
To spread awareness about the glories of Gomata and our complete dependence on her for our spiritual, material and economic survival, Bhakti Raghava initiated the global OM Sri Surabhi Campaign in 2015.
Bhakti Rhagava Swami, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, is an educationist, spiritualist, social activist and a prolific author of several books and articles. He is now pursuing his doctoral research in Sociology from Osmania University in India.
Bharat Chandra Dasa
In 1998, he came in touch with the Hare Krishna movement founded by His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and was duly initiated in 2008 by His Holiness Bhakti Raghava Swami. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, and he also holds a Master's degree in Hospital Administration and Sanskrit. He further studied Sanskrit in a traditional Gurukula for a short while.
Based on the instructions of his Guru, he has compiled and published many literatures such as “Timeless Stories of Gomata”, “Nimitta-Jnana”, “Garbhadhana-samsaraka” and “Krsna-krida”. He has a special interest in research and curriculum development. Bharat Chandra has been the President of the Centre for Traditional Education, a non-profit organisation in the field of traditional education based in Mysore, Karnataka, since 2011. He is also working in the field of sustainable solutions, particularly as the Managing Director of “Tamaltree Enterprises Pvt Ltd”.
Prananatha das is a nature cure practitioner as well as a certified Asthanga Yoga teacher. He holds a PhD in Yoga philosophy. He is a practicing Yoga teacher and therapist since 2001. He studied Ashtanga Yoga at KPJAYI, a traditional yoga shala in Mysore, from 2008 to 2016. He holds a diploma in Nature Cure, a Master’s degree in Yoga Therapy from Mangalore University and a Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy from the University of Mysore. Presently, he is travelling and sharing his experience in many yoga schools and studios. He teaches yoga in India, China, Finland, Russia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Gaura Nataraj Das
Gaura Nataraj das is an Author, Master Yoga teacher, Astrologer, Marriage counselor, Yogic diet consultant and spiritually a Bhakti yoga practitioner. He holds a Masters degree on Yogic sciences from Mangalore University. He has traveled all over India and the United States teaching yoga and counseling individuals and families using traditional sciences like Yoga and astrology.
Dhira Nitai das
Dhira Nitai das graduated from ISKCON GBC College for Leadership Development. He is bhakti-sastri teacher, violin teacher, yoga and meditation teacher and author on meditation, mindfulness and well-being. He was first and second initiated by HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaja. He is a father of three children.
He serves with his family at ISKCON Jandelsbrunn Simhachalam farm community, Germany, as a teacher, preacher, cook and pujari.
Vishnurata das is from Indonesia, but he currently serves as the Director of the Secretariat office of the ISKCON Daiva Varnasrama Ministry—India in Mayapur. He also serves as the Project Manager of the Vedic Cultural and Educational Center, Cambodia. He also conducts the ISKCON Disciple Course at various places, mostly in South India.
He completed the Bhakti Shastri and the Bhakti Vaibhava, both at the Mayapur Institute, in 2015 and in 2017 respectively. He also underwent several teacher training courses at the Mayapur Institute.
Dayal Mukunda das
Dayal Mukunda das is a disciple of H.H. Radhanath Swami. He has accomplished his B.Tech in Marine Engineering. He is a strong propagator of Cow-Protection. Currently he is the Chairman of People for Animals International and Director of Human Animal Relationship Institute.
He has been instrumental in conducting hundreds of animal welfare village programs, including Nandi Sanctuary, as well as many educational programs for school children. He also managed an ISKCON goshala for more than 340 cows and bulls.
He is fluent in Hindi, English, Bengali and Russian.
Raja Rama Das
He graduated with a science degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is trained in goushala (cow shelter or sanctuary) management and the manufacture of panchagavya (five cow-derivative) products. In various capacities, Rajaram has given training to over 1,000 farmers in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on cow products and cow-based natural farming.
Rajaram currently serves as the National Co-Director of the OM Sri Surabhi Campaign in India, as well as the President of GLOVESCO Hebri, which has a farm project in Karnataka, India. He is also one of the founding trustees of Varnashrama Book Trust (VBT) and a founding member of A. P. Goushala Federation, which oversees about 400 goushalas in two Telugu states. He has also been managing a goushala of 80 cows and bulls at the outskirts of Hyderabad since 2010.
He came in contact with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in 1990. He was initiated in 1992 by His Holiness Bhakti Raghava Swami, a senior leader of ISKCON.
Padmamukha Nimai Das
Padmamukha Nimāi Dāsa, a native Bengali, came in touch with Śrīla Prabhupāda’s followers in ISKCON in his early childhood in the late 1990s. He started attending classes on Bhagavad-gītā conducted by ISKCON in 2007, and in 2010 he received initiation from HH Jayapatākā Swami Mahārāja. When he decided to dedicate his life to fully serve Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission in ISKCON, he joined ISKCON Pune’s Brahmacāri training program, and then he went to Bhaktivedānta Vidyāpīṭha, in Govardhan Eco-Village, Maharashtra, where he studied Śrīmad Bhāgavatam and Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta for two years; he was then awarded Bhakti-śāstrī and Bhakti-vaibhava degrees. Then he moved to ISKCON Māyāpur. Here he is a part of his spiritual master’s publication team helping him prepare a mega-compendium of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s pastimes based on eight authentic biographies by recognized Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Ācāryas. He has been a teacher at Māyāpur Institute since the last few years.
In 2000, came into Krsna Consciousness, joined BYS (Bhaktivedanta Youth Services) at ISKCON Secunderabad and joined as a full-time devotee in 2003 up to 2007 @ ISKCON Secunderabad & was initiated by HH RP Bhakti Raghava Swami Maharaj in 2006. Completed MBA in Human Resources from Symbiosis institute. I worked for major Pharma companies in to senior management. Later in 2013 I left my job and decided to buy land along with my friends of about 58 acres to practice Cow based Natural farming. We have grown 26 varieties of indigenous paddy & native pulses. We have a good number of indigenous breeds of Cows. I learned the Holistic Management of Land & Cows after realizing that the conventional management of animals did not facilitate for cows and other Livestock to live their full life span. We have done many seminars on Holistic Management along with our team all over India & International. My areas of interest are Integrating cows in farming practices to heal and regenerate the soil for organic farming by proper utilization of dung and urine. Conduct seminars and courses for farmers, Ecovillage projects and Goshalas on integrating cows into organic farming. We advocate a Holistic solution to improve consciousness at the human level and preserve nature for wholesome and healthy life.
Currently,, I am serving as a National Director for Human Resources in IDVM - India & State Director for Om Sri Surabhi Campaign.