List of ISKCON members and patrons

The following is a list of members or people closely associated with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (also known as the "Hare Krishnas" or "ISKCON"). This list is by no means exhaustive - and includes only well known figures within the organisation.

Founder

*A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Founded the movement in New York in 1966.

Notable disciples of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Listed by date of first initiation:

*Mukunda Goswami - initiated 1966
*Satsvarupa dasa Goswami - initiated 1966
*Hayagriva Swami (1940-1989) - initiated 1966
*Kirtanananda Swami - initiated 1966, excommunicated 1987
*Jayananda Prabhu - initiated 1967
*Gopal Krishna Goswami - initiated 1967
*Malati Devi Dasi - initiated 1967
*Tamala Krishna Goswami (1946-2002) - initiated 1968
*Vishnujana Swami (1948 - 1976) - initiated 1968
*Jayadvaita Swami - initiated 1968
*Jayapataka Swami - initiated 1968
*Giriraja Swami - initiated 1969
*Hridayananda Goswami, (Dr. Howard J. Resnick, Ph.D.) - initiated 1969
*Prahladananda Swami - initiated 1969
*Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Swami, (Dr. Thoudam Damodar Singh, Ph.D.) (1937-2006) - initiated 1971
*Indradyumna Swami - initiated 1971
*Romapada Swami - initiated 1971 (Brian Howard Rumbaugh)
*Ranchor Dasa - initiated 1971
*Smita Krishna Swami - initiated in 1971
*Sankarshan Das - initiated 1971
*Sachinandana Swami - initiated 1972
*Suhotra Dasa (1950-2007) - initiated 1972
*Bhakti Tirtha Swami (1950-2005) - initiated - 1973
*Radhanath Swami - initiated 1973
*Sivarama Swami - initiated 1973
*Urmila devi dasi (Dr. Edith E. Best) - initiated 1973
* [http://www.niranjanaswami.com/ Niranjana Swami] - initiated in 1974
*Devamrita Swami - initiated in 1974
*Gour Govinda Swami (1929-1996) - initiated 1974
*Hanumatpreshaka Swami - initiated 1974
*Satyaraja Dasa, (Steven J. Rosen) - initiated 1976
*Bhakti Caru Swami - initiated 1976
*Ramai Swami - initiated by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
*Vedavyasa Priya Swami [ [http://news.iskcon.com/node/1165/2008-07-26/sri_nathji_transcendental_cowherd_boy_goes_west Sri Nathji: The Transcendental Cowherd Boy Goes West] ISKCON News, Retrieved on 18 September 2008]

Notable grand disciples of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

*Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami - initiated by Bhakti Tirtha Swami
*Bhakti Vijnana Goswami - initiated by Radhanatha Swami
*Kadamba Kanana Swami - initiated by Jayadvaita Swami
*Pragosh Das - initiated by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
*Radhika Ramana Dasa (Dr. Ravi M. Gupta) - initiated by Hanumatpreshaka Swami
*Shaunaka Rishi Das - initiated by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
*Bhakti Narasimha Swami - the first black South African sannyasa in ISKCON

Members & patrons in popular culture and the media

*George Harrison, popular English guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles
* Henry Doktorski III, one of America's premier concert accordionists.
*Poly Styrene and Lora Logic, from British 1970s punk band X-Ray Spex
*Boy George, English singer
*Crispian Mills, lead singer and guitarist of English rock band Kula Shaker
*Nina Hagen, German singer
*Shelter, American hardcore band
*John Joseph and Harley Flanagan, from hardcore band Cro-Mags
*Ray Cappo, of Youth Of Today
*Vic DiCara, guitarist for Los Angeles bands Inside Out and 108
*Alfred Ford, also known as Ambarish Das is the great grandson of Henry Ford
*Sharmila Ford, member of the Board of Governors of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and wife of Alfred Ford
*Marc Ellis, New Zealand rugby league and rugby union player. [ [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/6/story.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10442055 Marc Ellis joins the Hare Krishnas] New Zealand Herald- May 27, 2007 ]
*Krishna Dharma, writer

References

* [http://www.prabhupada.com/disciple.php Srila Prabhupada disciple database]


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