Praghosa dasa, a native of Dublin, Ireland, joined the ISKCON Soho Street temple in London in 1982. A year later he relocated to Dublin and took initiation from Satsvarupa dasa Goswami. He spent the early part of his devotional career distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books, raising funds and managing temples in Belfast, the island of Inis Rath, and a rural community in Wicklow, Ireland. Concurrently he and his wife, Goloka devi dasi, raised two sons, Sankarsana and Pancajanya. As things now stand, Praghosa dasa and Goloka devi dasi direct the Govinda’s Restaurants and a preaching center in Dublin. Praghosa dasa became a GBC deputy in 1997 and a full GBC member in 2001. His areas of responsibility cover some of the world’s colder climates: The Channel Islands, Denmark, England, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden and Wales. He is also an active contributor to ISKCON’s website Dandavats.com being the moderator and driving force behind it.
Srila Prabhupada – No Ordinary Guru, No Ordinary Acarya
This seminar not only fits in with the primary theme of the ILS – ‘truly future forward’ – but is seminal to it, seminal to the very future of ISKCON itself. If ISKCON is to survive and thrive for decades and centuries to come, it can only do so with Srila Prabhupada truly at the center of it. There will be nothing to look forward to, no future and no truth without Srila Prabhupada’s real and living presence being front and center to all things ISKCON going forward and most importantly of all to all of ISKCON’s devotees.