Jayadvaita Swami, a Gaudiya Vaishnava swami and a Hare Krishna guru, is an editor, publisher, and teacher and a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON. He has been the seniormost editor for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust for more than forty years and now serves as its trustee for publishing in Africa. He has been described as "one of ISKCON's most independent-minded and respected thinkers." Jayadvaita Swami was born as Jay Israel in Jewish family. In 1968 in New York City he was first introduced to Krishna Consciousness and received initiation from Srila Prabhupada. 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 padayatra, a journey on foot, through various states of India. Jayadvaita Swami has also been involved in debates with the proponents of the "ritvik" doctrine. Apart from his services in publishing, Jayadvaita Swami travels widely, teaching and lecturing in over 50 countries.
Web site : http://www.jswami.info
Picture gallery >>