Kenneth R. Valpey
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Kenneth R. Valpey (born December 18, 1951) is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Theologian who studied at Oxford University, St Cross College (1999–2004). While there, he conducted his research at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University, where his dissertation was on Chaitanya Vaishnava murti-seva. He is also a member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, in which Krishna Ksetra Das (spiritual name given to him by Srila Prabhupada) acts as an initiating spiritual master, or guru. He is a professor at Bhaktivedanta College where the central program of study is in Vaishnava Theology. There he teaches courses in Vaishnava Vedanta. He teaches at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and has a Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. At present he is working with Ravi M. Gupta on a ‘companion’ to the Bhagavata Purana, and on a translation of a 16th-century Sanskrit Vaisnava ritual texts in corroboration with Dr. Mans Broo (Abo Akademie, Finland). Having taught courses in Indian and Asian religions for the year 2006 at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and having taught for the academic year 2007-08 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, he continues to teach at Chinese University of Hong Kong each Autumn semester as a visiting scholar.
- Fellows of OCHS. by ochs.org.uk 19 June 2010
- CUHK Establishes First-of-its-kind Professorship to Promote Indian Religions and Culture The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University "Juraj Dobrila" in Pula.
- Faculty Bhaktivedanta College
- 'Hare Krishna in a Chinese classroom', Venkatesan Vembu, Daily News & Analysis, April 20, 2008