Bhava Bhakti devi dasi, a second initiated disciple of Radhanath Swami, joined ISKCON in 1996 with a Master’s degree and professional background working for the government. She serves as the Temple Administrator, Charity Secretary and Mentorship Coordinator of ISKCON-London. She teaches Bhakti Sastri, specializing in interactive courses and innovative outreach.
Building a Diverse & Unified Community
Many of our centers around the world are located either near or in metropolitan cities, which means that the people we attract will likely be from cosmopolitan backgrounds. Although this is wanted, this presents its own set of challenges, from attracting them, to cultivating them and ultimately uniting them under the ISKCON – International Society banner as one community.
Husband and Wife – A Preaching Team
Srila Prabhupada’s vision for his grhastha couples was very much to be active in out-reach and to help one another make spiritual progress. ISKCON-London was born from this spirit. Strong Grhasthas can do what sannyas is cannot. Miracles can happen when couples come together and complement one another by utilizing their skills in assisting others to come closer to Krishna. It is good for out-reach, beneficial for the couple and inspiring to the community.