Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Ravindra Svarupa Das, sometimes spelled Ravindra Swarupa dasa (born William H. Deadwyler, III) is a religious leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness ("ISKCON," popularly known as "Hare Krishna"). He was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1971. He has been a member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission since 1987, Chairman of that Commission's North American GBC Continental Committee, and is also the president of ISKCON Philadelphia and an initiating guru.Fact|date=February 2008 He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has used this education to further the discourse of Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology within the context of ISKCON.Fact|date=February 2008

He also is featured on Shelter's "Attaining the Supreme," where he gives a lecture on a hidden track.Fact|date=February 2008

Publications

*"The Devotee and the Deity: Living a Personalistic Theology," in "Gods of Flesh, Gods of Stone: The Embodiment of Divinity in India", ed. Joanne Punzo Waghorne and Norman Cutler. (Anima Publications, 1985).
*"Cleaning House and Cleaning Hearts: Reform and Renewal in ISKCON," in "The Hare Krishna Movement: The Postcharismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant" ed. Edwin Bryant and Maria Ekstrand. (Columbia University Press, 2004).

External links

* [http://www.rsdasa.com/ The Official Website of Ravindra Svarupa]


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