meet the team

Bhānu Swami

Bhānu Swami was initiated in 1971 by Śrīla Prabhupāda, who personally instructed him in deity worship. Within ISKCON he has become an authority on the topic. He is a scholar in Sanskrit and Bengali, and has translated fifteen significant Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava works into English. Bhānu Swami has studied a variety of disciplines including astrology. His depth of scholarship has enabled him to create presentations on topics like astrology, karma, reincarnation, yoga and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, and he presents these as he travels the world, enlivening those he meets with heartfelt spiritual intellectualism.

He is a GBC member, spending time in South India and Japan.

 

Jananivāsa Dāsa

Has been worshiping Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Mādhava in Śrīdhāma Māyāpur since 1971. He was instructed by Śrīla Prabhupāda in the worship of deities and was also requested by Śrīla Prabhupāda to teach deity worship. His sincerity and purity are exemplary for the entire Vaiṣṇava community. He is the spiritual head and the inspiration behind Mayapur Academy.

 

Nṛsiṁha Kavaca Dāsa

Is a member of the management and curriculum development team. He co-facilitates several courses, and is the director of Mayapur Academy. He is also the GBC Minister for Deity Worship.

 

Jayānanda Dāsa

Is a co-facilitator 0f several courses and is a member of the management team. He is the Deity Worship Ministry representative in North America.