Balarama Lila dasa serves as the Dean of Administration at Bhaktivedanta Research Centre. He joined ISKCON in 2002 in Seattle, USA. There he led the organization of dozens of variety of education programs under the umbrella of the “Vedic University” project. In 2017, he moved to India and under the direction of senior leaders like Gauranga Prabhu and Hari-sauri Prabhu, he has been part of the team leading the creation, administration and/or coordination of different branches of the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre at Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Vrindavan, Ahmedabad and New York.
Spearheading ISKCON’s Next Gen Education Revolution – at the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre
Despite five of its seven purposes pertaining to education, ISKCON’s primarily informal means of education has largely missed out on the most recognized and respected education medium in the world today i.e. formal academic education and research. At the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC), we have taken to heart Srila Prabhupada’s yet unfulfilled desire to conduct world class academic programs such as PhDs, Masters, Diploma and Certificate Programs in Vaishnava studies along with its contemporary application in affiliation with top of the line universities. BRC is conducting various deep academic research projects with international scholars and also preserving the precious rare literary artifacts including manuscripts of Vaishnava lore. Join us for a sneak peek into the next gen of ISKCON’s education revolution in a humble attempt to lay the foundation for the next 10,000 years.