(Howard J. Resnick, Ph.D.)
As one of the most senior and respected spiritual leaders of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Hridayananda das Goswami is an early pioneer and renowned teacher of bhakti yoga in the Western world. Read more…
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After speaking so much about Indian externals as an impediment to Western preaching, I would like to propose another cause of ISKCON’s troubles in the West, a cause that is at least as important, if not more so: the treatment of women.
When I began my doctoral work at Harvard, I quickly learned that ISKCON was a laughing stock in my department. Devotees would come to Harvard Square to jump and run around, banging on drums. We all know the story.
Today we celebrate H.D.Goswami’s 71st Vyasa-Puja (Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration when we offer homage to our spiritual teacher). This year we also celebrated his 50th anniversary in ISKCON, and selfless service to his guru, Srila Prabhupada.