List of International Society for Krishna Consciousness sannyasis

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The following is a list of current notable sannyasis (the renounced order of life within the Hindu system of asramas) in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (also known as the Hare Krishnas and ISKCON). Sannyasis are authorised by the Governing Body Commission after rigorous assessment and referral by the ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry.[1] Only senior, advanced ISKCON devotees may become sannyasis through a special initiation.[2] The sannyasis in ISKCON are considered enlightened teachers and are required not to establish any permanent residence, constantly traveling and preaching instead.[2]

Name Year of First Initiation Year of Sannyasa Initiation
Bhakti Caitanya Swami[3] 1972 1994
Bhakti Charu Swami[4] 1977 1977
Giriraja Swami[5] 1969 1977
Gopala Krishna Goswami[6] 1969 1982
Hanumatpresaka Swami[7] 1974 1984
Hridayananda Dasa Goswami 1970 1972
Indradyumna Swami 1971 1982
Jayadvaita Swami 1968 1978
Jayapataka Swami 1968 1970
Kadamba Kanana Swami 1979 1997
Lokanatha Swami 1971 1975
Mukunda Goswami 1966 1982
Radhanath Swami 1973 1982
Romapada Swami 1971 1983
Sacinandana Swami 1972 1989
Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami 1966 1972
Sivarama Swami 1973 1979
Yadunandana Swami 1979 2009

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  1. ^ How do You Become an ISKCON Sannyasi? ISKCON News Weekly
  2. ^ a b Brooks, Charles R. (1986). The Hare Krishnas in India. Princeton University Press. p. 184. ISBN 81-208-0939-4. 
  3. ^ Khan, Farook (October 17, 2005), "American hailed a hero at event", The Daily News 
  4. ^ Kuppan, Irene (October 18, 2006), "'Lack of spirituality making world evil'", The Daily News: 2 
  5. ^ Satsvarupa, Dasa Goswami (first edition 1980-82, second edition 2002), Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta Vol 1, BBT, pp. vol.1 1133 chapter: India: Dancing White Elephants, ISBN 0-89213-357-0  ]
  6. ^ ISKCON chairman in city Times of India, 12 Aug 2003
  7. ^ Solís, Rosa Ayala (2007), "La iluminadora filosofía oriental", San Marcos al dia (146): 9 

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