Sivarama Swami was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949. His family immigrated to Canada where some years later in 1970 he first came in contact with Srila Prabhupada's teachings, via his transcendental books. He became an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace in 1973 and accepted the renounced order of life in 1979. He was requested to accept the responsibility of GBC member in 1986 while serving in the UK. He has been serving ISKCON in the UK in various capacities since 1980 and took responsibility for preaching in Hungary from 1988. Sivarama Swami is also well known for his deep knowledge of vaishnava literature, and has written several books about Krishna consciousness himself. In June 2003, Sivarama Swami announced his intention to resign as UK & Ireland GBC representative as from Gaura Purnima 2004. At present he is responsible for the rural farm community of devotees in Hungary called New Vraja Dhama.
Web site: http://www.sivaramaswami.com/en/
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