Badrinarayan Das has been a member of ISKCON since 1970. He began associating with members of the Hare Krishna movement while still at school. Badrinarayan Dasa took initiation from Srila Prabhupada in Los Angeles. Again at an early age, Badrinarayan Dasa became a temple president—first at Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1973 to 1977, and then in San Diego from 1978 to 1995. His GBC responsibilities began in 1987 and his zonal assignments have included Southern California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Idaho. He is a fluent and humorous speaker, well able to link current affairs with spiritual matters. Remarkably, Badrinarayan Dasa has maintained his home base at ISKCON San Diego for the last three decades, which has added to the stability and continuity of the community.