Parabhakti dasa, of Italy, joined the Hare Krishna movement in 1978, at the age of 16. After several years as a brahmacari, he married in 1985 and took on professional responsibilities to provide for his family. Parabhakti has managed commercial companies and founded two national associations in Italy focused on environment protection. He has trained and coached professionals for over twenty years. As an international traveler he encountered many cultures and peoples across the globe, which enriched his vision of the world, and his insights on the varied ways Vaishnavas can contribute to society. He regularly holds conferences and training seminars on Krishna Consciousness at public and private institutions and actively collaborates with other religious traditions. Currently serves as: President of Villa Vrindavana in Florence, ISKCON Communication Italy Director, Vice President of ISKCON Communication Europe.
Inter religious and Intercultural Dialogue, The Sharp Preaching
ISKCON is recognized as a religion in some countries, and this status has important implications; it guarantees visibility, credibility and acceptance by society. It is therefore essential for the future of the movement that important steps be taken in that direction. Dialogue with other religious traditions and public institutions is essential to facilitate integration and avoid the danger of assimilation or marginalization. What to do and how to achieve success.
Catching the Future – Educating by Communicating
The aim of the seminar is to raise awareness among ISKCON leaders about the importance of a coordinated and structured training system to attract more people to Krishna consciousness. The system favors peoples’ expectations, offering a vertical educational program and even horizontal, to help them grow spiritually and stay close to devotees and vaishnavism. The seminar is for those willing to work using modern teaching and communication systems and technologies, to build a future where ISKCON is well integrated into society, deeply appreciated and protagonist in education.