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name = "Romapada Swami"
Title = Initiating Spiritual Master/ Diksa guru
date of birth = Birth date and age|1948|12|27
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website = [http://www.romapadaswami.com/ Romapada Swami]
Romapada Swami (born Brian Howard Rumbaugh, December 27, 1948,
Utica, New York) is a sannyasi, a religious renunciate, traveling preacher and guruin the Gaudiya Math lineage of Vaishnavism, which is a sect of Hinduism. [http://www.romapadaswami.com/?q=HHRPS_bio Biography] on Romapada's website] [http://www.iskcongbc.info/gbc_members/41 Biography on ISKCON GBC site] ] [ [http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2533/ Gaur Purnima celebrations at ISKCON] India Post, 04.13.2008, Retrieved on 2008-05-06]
A scholar of Eastern and Western Philosophies, he has lectured at universities in the United States, India and Europe, including
Cornell University, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Bard College, the Universities of Maryland, Delaware, Champagne/Urbana, IIT, Heidelberg, and UW Madison. [http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/vedicsociety/lectures/HHRPS.html Penn State Vedic Society] ]
He is the advisor for [http://www.quintmag.com/| Quintessence Magazine] , a quarterly publication on Krishna consciousness put out especially for college students.
The youngest of five children, Romapada was raised in a Christian family in Utica, New York. He attended the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he was a pre-med student. It was here, in 1969, that he met
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness(ISKCON), an event that would change the course of his life.
Role in ISKCON
Shortly after being accepted to Medical school, at age twenty-one, Romapada instead chose a life with ISKCON. Romapada became an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada in July 1971, and accepted the renounced order of
sannyasain 1983(whence he was given the title of "Swami"). [http://www.iskcongbc.info/resolutions/gbc/iskcon-gbc-resolution-1983 GBC resolutions 1983] ] [ [http://www.iskcon.net.au/sannyasaministry/listing List of Sannyasis in ISKCON April 2008] ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry, Retrieved on 2008-05-05]
1978, Romapada Swami has traveled worldwide, presenting the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness. Currently he is based in New York, and frequently travels to Indiaand Asiaon preaching missions. Since 1986, Romapada Swami has served as an ISKCON guru, with the power to initiate others into the lineage- in other words, an ISKCON diksa guru. He currently has a more than 150 initiated disciples.
As a guest lecturer in academia, he has spoken to thousands of students across India, the US and Europe.
* [http://www.romapadaswami.com/ Romapada Swami's official website]
* [http://www.dandavats.com/?p=4056#more-4056 "How to go beyond seeing paradoxes?"] - brief interview with Romapada
* [http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/atl-07-12-19-hh-romapada-swami-sb-7-8-43/5383846/ Podcast] - Romapada Swami's lecture on text 43 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 7, chapter 8, entitled "Lord Nrsimha Slays The King Of The Demons"
* [http://www.archive.org/details/ModelsOfInspirationRomapadaSwami Models of Inspiration] - more audio files
* [http://video.aol.com/video-detail/h-h-romapada-swami-seattle-822-jagannatha-01/2736089876 Videos of ceremonies with Romapada Swami]
* [http://video.urlax.net/english/Romapada-Swami-Lecture-on-Krishna-is-Everywhere-SB-7422-video-videos-watch-youtube-google-metacafe-myspace-soapbox-dailymotion-video-download-uwmQjlWSWM8e.aspx Video of Romapada Swami teaching class] - Srimad Bhagavatam 7.4.22 and 23
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