H.G. Ajita Krsna Dasa
Ajita Krsna Dasa first met the devotees in 1986 while at IIT Bombay. He has been involved with the Philadelphia temple since 1999. He received initiation from Romapada Maharaja in 2011.
Current temple engagements include book distribution, preaching, outreach and organizing home programs/gatherings.
He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has over sixteen years’ experience in the finance industry with low-latency/high-frequency equity/derivatives trading systems. At present he works as a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase in New York.
Ajita Krsna Dasa is currently the course assistant for Religious Movements course.
H.G. Amritanjali Gaurangi Devi Dasi
Amritanjali Gaurangi Devi Dasi is a disciple of Jayapataka Maharaja and received initiation in 2010. She has been involved in various ISKCON Laguna Beach temple services since 2007 including assisting with the temple finance and accounting, fundraising, pujari service
and managing festivals. Both she and her husband have also served on the Laguna temple board.
Her undergraduate degree is in Mathematics and Statistics and she has a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s in Financial Economics. She currently leads the Asset Management division for the West Coast region of Quest Diagnostics.
Amritanjali Gaurangi Devi Dasi is the course assistant for the Vaisnava Sadachar and Community Development courses.
H.G. Lalita Manjari Devi Dasi
Lalita Manjari Devi Dasi was born and raised in ISKCON and educated in Gurukula. And she was initiated in 1991 by Satsvarupa Maharaja. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 and has been working in accounting since.
She serves as the Corresponding Secretary for the GBC College.
H.G. Nandini Radha Devi Dasi
Nandini Radha Devi Dasi is an active member of the LA temple congregation and a disciple of Radhanath Maharaja. She has been practicing Krsna consciousness since 1996.
By profession she is a Professor in the Biology program at California State University, Channel Islands, and also serves as the Program Director for the Masters in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics degree program. She holds a doctorate specializing in cancer biology.
She also regularly presents Krsna consciousness to her university students including taking them to the Govardhana Ecovillage each year as well as to ISKCON Chowpatty and the Bhaktivedanta Hospital.
Nandini Radha Devi Dasi is the course assistant for the Farm Communities course.
H.G. Nija-Dham Dasa
Nija-Dham Dasa has been associated with ISKCON for over six years. He received initiation from Vaisesika Prabhu in 2015 and is currently
engaged in book distribution at ISKCON Laguna Beach (including distribution on the streets, door-to-door, at public events and placing books in hospitals and motels/hotels).
He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, (Ottawa, Canada) and currently works as a principal engineer at Broadcom Ltd.
Nija-Dham Dasa is the course assistant for the Book Distribution course.
H.G. Radheswari Padmini Devi Dasi
Radheswari Padmini Devi Dasi is a disciple of Jayapataka Maharaja and serves at the Laguna Beach temple in various capacities including as a pujari, cook and book distributor. She also supports her husband in leading the Laguna temple’s sankirtana team distributing books all over Southern California.She was initiated in 2006 and has been living in the USA since 2008.
She has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and currently works as a part-time Software QA
Radheswari Padmini Devi Dasi is the course assistant for two courses: Vaisnava Sadachar and Community Development.
H.G. Rasika Ramana Dasa
Rasika Raman Dasa is a disciple of Radhanath Swami and has been serving under Gauranga Prabhu. He is currently focusing his efforts on the degree programs that will be offered at the new seminary at Thane (Mumbai) and assists with organizing the residential courses and speakers for the GBC College.
Rasika Raman Dasa has an M.Tech in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from IIT Mumbai.
H.G. Premanjana Devi Dasi
Premanjana Devi dasi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She works at a pioneer hospice care facility in Orange County, California.
She is assisting with the Child Protection course at the GBC College. Premanjana dd is an initiated disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, and has been serving at ISKCON Laguna Beach since 2002.
Prior to her coming to California, she was a member of ISKCON Philadelphia congregation since 1992.
H.G. Shreeji Kumari Devi Dasi
Shreeji Kumari Devi Dasi and her husband are actively part of the ISKCON Laguna Beach temple congregation.
She currently works as a financial controller for a company in Aliso Viejo and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University.
Shreeji Kumari Devi Dasi is currently the course assistant for the Fundraising and Temple Administration courses.
H.G. Sridevi Radha Devi Dasi
Sridevi Radha Devi dasi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – Supervisor (CEDS-S).
She works as a mental health therapist in private practice in Southern California, specializing in trauma, eating disorders, and substance abuse. She is also a clinical supervisor to therapy interns who are working toward state licensure. Sridevi Radha is assisting with the Child Protection course at the GBC College. Sridevi Radha is a member of the ISKCON Long Beach and ISKCON Laguna Beach communities.
H.G. Varangi Radha Devi Dasi
Varangi Radha Devi dasi is a disciple of His Holiness Devamrita Swami and received initiation in 2014. She has been involved in various services at ISKCON Laguna Beach and ISKCON Long Beach temples in greeting guests, outreach and pujari service. She has a degree in International Studies from California State University Long Beach. She has worked as an interpreter and translator (English and Spanish) for the court system and is currently working in the education sector.
She helps at the GBC College with grading the Action Learning Project and Vaisnava Sadachar courses.
H.G. Vraja Prana Dasa
Vraja Prana Dasa was introduced to the Krsna Consciousness movement in the year 2000 in Bangalore, India. In the year 2002, he relocated to the Middle East and since then has been serving in a Yatra, code named Mathuradesh as a Congregational preacher. His main area of expertise is in the Bhakti Vrksha method of preaching through which Mathuradesh yatra has found much success in becoming a vibrant Vaishnava community in the middle of a desert. He is also taking care of the Management affairs of the Yatra, as the Yatra Servant Leader. In the year 2019, Vraja prana dasa graduated from the GBC college and is appointed as the Zonal supervisor for the country where he is currently serving in the Middle East.
In the professional field, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant and heads up the Corporate Strategy and Risk function for a Government owned Utility company.
He is a disciple of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami since 2005.
He helps at the GBC College with grading the Action Learning Project course.
H.G. Madana Gopala Dasa
Madana Gopala Prabhu is Co-Director of ISKCON Communications of North America and serves as Director of Communications at ISKCON of New Jersey. He joined ISKCON in 1991 and has served as a teacher and preacher in various capacities in the US. He currently coordinates the New Jersey Project Advisory Committee which is working toward building a large, Vedic-style ISKCON temple, the first of its kind, in the New York-New Jersey Area.
He helps at the GBC College with grading the Fundraising course.
H.G. Smara-hari Dasa
Smara-hari dasa, joined ISKCON in South Africa in 1977 and since then attended regular Namahatta programs under the expert guidance of H.H. Partha Sarathi Das Goswami. Since 2010 he is planning and rolling out major festivals at ISKCONs temple in Durban. He also served ISKCON BBTI Global Executive Management as Special Projects manager in 2016-17. Since February 2016, he is a member of the Strategic Planning Support Team, a unit under the GBC Strategic Planning Team. He is currently the Director for Devotee Care in SA. With a Masters’ Degree in Engineering he has over 20 years’ experience in technology management, change management and the development and implementation of strategies.
H.G. Lal Gopal Dasa
Lal Gopal das currently serving as Temple President at ISKCON St. Louis, USA.
H.G. Govinda Priya Devi Dasi
Govinda Priya Devi dasi is serving as Vice President of GBC College. She is originally from Mumbai, is a disciple of H.H Radhanatha Swami. She previously served in New Vrindaban where she co-founded the Gopal’s Garden school and was a member of the congregational development team. She currently lives with her family in California where she organizes local festivals along with Vaishnavi study groups and retreats. She has been the Vaishnavi Ministry’s North American Representative since 2018. She serves as a member of the GBC Strategic Planning Team and North American Council. She is a vetting officer for the GBC Nominations Committee.
H.G. Sanatana Dharma Dasa
Sanatana Dharma Das is a Disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaja. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Guitarist – Graduated from the Trinity School of Music, London. Inspired by HG Radheshyam Prabhu for his scientific presentation of the Bhagavad Gita, he dedicated his life to the serve the mission of Srila Prabhupada and humanity at large. Gives lectures which depict practical applications of timeless wisdom that are applicable to today’s youth, corporates and leaders. Presently serving as the Head of Bhakti Yoga Club Kharadi, Project Development Head and Area Manager, ISKCON Pune (East- zone).
H.G. Vipin Bihari Dasa
Vipina Bihari Das is a disciple of HH. Radhanath Swami Maharaja. He is Dean of Student Records and helps in maintaining the GBC college course portal, communications, and organizing residential sessions. He lives in Pune, took training, and served 6 years at ISKCON Pune managing the temple’s social media, communications, and organizing events. With a degree in Information Technology, he worked for 5 years as a Software developer at SAS R&D before joining temple and now working in the PMO of UST Global.
H.G. Ramacharya Dasa
Ramacharya Dasa is a certified as teacher by ISKCON Ministry of Education (IMOE) and is engaged in teaching batches of Bhakti Sastri, ISKCON Disciple Course and Bhakti Vaibhava. He has graduated from GBC College in 2023. He is disciple of HH Radhanath Swami.
He is a post-doctoral Researcher, Biological Systems Engineering Department, The Ohio State University,
Dec-2006-Aug. 2008 Columbus, OH. He also holds PhD in Process Engineering (2002- 2006), Biological Systems Engineering Department, Washington State University, December 2006, Pullman, WA
H.G. Bala Krishna Dasa
Bala Krishna Dasa has been practicing Krishna Conciousness since 2005. He has served in various leadership and managerial roles including Temple President and Chairman of the council under the direction of our GBCs, first H.H. Bhakti Vijnana Goswami Guru Maharaja and later H.H Kavicandra Swami Maharaja. He served as the initiator and director of several leadership development programs in Israel and graduated from the GBC College.
Professionally, after completing his military service he completed a B.S.c in Mathematics, got a vast experience in working with international teams as a senior software developer and am currently studying for my MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship and leadership.
H.G. Rupa Vilas Dasa
Rupa Vilas Dasa has been practicing Krishna Consciousness since 2006. He is a disciple of His Holiness Romapada Swami . He is an advisor of Bhakti Yoga Club in Southern Illinois University Carbondale and gives weekly online Bhagawad Gita classes for ISKCON St Louis.He holds PhD. in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is Professor at Sothern Illinois University Carbondale IL.