Jayadvaita Swami

Jayadvaita Swami —editor, publisher, and teacher— is a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), of which Jayadvaita Swami is currently one of the leading members. [ [http://www.iskcon.net.au/sannyasaministry/listing List of Sannyasis in ISKCON April 2008] ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry, Retrieved on 2008-05-05]

Since the early 1970s, Jayadvaita Swami has served as an editor or assistant editor with the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, working on nearly all the books which his guru, Srila Prabhupada, published throughout his lifetime. [ [http://www.krishna.com/main.php?id=279 Biography on Krishna.com] ]

Biography

Jayadvaita Swami received initiation from Srila Prabhupada in 1968, [cite web
url=http://friendsofthebbt.org/jayadvaita-swami
title=Profile on Jayadvaita Swami by Friends of the BBT
publisher=www.friendsofthebbt.org
accessdate=2008-06-21
] at the age of nineteen. Practically the first task assigned to him was to staple booklets. He later went on to typing manuscripts, transcribing Srila Prabhupada's dictation for books, and then typesetting, proofreading, managing book production, and editing. [cite web
url=http://friendsofthebbt.org/jayadvaita-swami
title=Profile on Jayadvaita Swami by Friends of the BBT
publisher=www.friendsofthebbt.org
accessdate=2008-06-21
] He has lectured extensively at colleges and universities, especially in the United States.

* In 1978 he accepted the order of renounced life, sannyasa from Satsvarupa dasa Goswami.
* In 1985 and 1986, he spent a year and a half traveling with a party of pilgrims on pada-yatra, a journey on foot, through various states of India, stopping in a different town or village every night. [cite web
url=http://www.padayatra.com/history.php
title= The History of Padayatra - India
publisher=www.padayatra.com
accessdate=2008-06-21
]
* In 1987, along with [http://www.wavesofdevotion.com Dhanurdhara Swami ] and [http://www.vihe.org/giri/ourteachers.htm Bhurijana Dasa] , he co-founded the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education. He now serves part-time as a facilitator for the [http://mihet.org Mayapur Institute for Higher Education and Training] . [cite web
url=http://mihet.org/facilitators
title= Mayapur Institute for Higher Education and Training - Facilitators
publisher=www.mihet.org
accessdate=2008-06-21
]

* From 1991 through most of 1998 he served as editor in chief of Back to Godhead magazine, [Citation
publication-date = May-June 1999
title = A Word of Thanks
periodical = Back to Godhead
publication-place = Alachua, FL
volume = 33
issue = 3
page = 4
issn = 0005-3643
] for which he had been an assistant editor for several years. Recently he served as editor for a three-volume translation and commentary for "Sri Brihad-Bhagavatamrita", a sixteenth-century Sanskrit philosophical and devotional work. [cite book
last = Dasa
first = Gopiparanadhana
title = IAST|Śrī Bṛhad-bhagavatāmrta of IAST|Śrīla Sanātana Goswāmī
publisher = The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
location = Los Angeles
isbn = 0-89213-348-1
, preface
]

Apart from his services in publishing, he travels widely, [ [http://www.jswami.info/itinerary Jayadvaita Swami's itinerary] ] teaching about the philosophy and culture of Krishna consciousness.

References

ee also

*Bhakti Yoga
*Hare Krishna
*Gaudiya Vaishnavism
*Kadamba Kanana Swami

External links

* [http://www.jswami.info Jayadvaita Swami's website.]


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