Yadunandana Swami (right), 2009
|Religion||Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Hinduism|
|Other name(s)||Javier Pera López|
|Post||Principal Bhaktivedanta College, Sannyasi, Executive Member of Ministry of Educational Development of GBC|
Yadunandana Swami, Principal of Bhaktivedanta College, is the first Spanish second generation sannyasi of ISKCON. He was approved by ISKCON’s GBC body, in February 2009, as an ISKCON sannyasa. He is one of the original developers of VTE (Vaisnava Training and Education) courses and is currently an Executive Member of Governing Body Commission Ministry of Educational Development.
Yadunandana Swami, a disciple of Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, is originally from Spain. Among other subjects, he teaches Bhaktivaibhava courses at Bhaktivedanta College and is specializing on History of sannyasa in ISKCON. On the 10th of March 2009 Yadunandana received sannyasa within the presence of current ISKCON sannyasa minister Prahladananda Swami, ceremony was introduced by his godbrother Hridaya Caitanya Dasa, Kadamba Kanana Swami performed the fire sacrifice and Jayadvaita Swami officially awarded danda staff. He has been described as one "of the best scholars in the field of ISKCON Studies" and has represented ISKCON, along with other senior swami of ISKCON, Indradyumna Swami, in the parliament (Maha Satsang) of World Religions. He was the first ISKCON speaker on Krishna Consciousness and the Environment in 2009 Parliament of World's Religions and 2011 World Yoga Masters Summit for Proclamation of the World Yoga Day.
References and notes
- "Bhaktivedanta College Principal Accepts Renounced Order". ISKCON News Weekly. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
- Official Site of ISKCON Ministry of Educational Development
- "::: Bhaktivedanta College :::". www.bhaktivedantacollege.com. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
- Goswami, Satsvarupa dasa. "Tachycardia. Start of July 2008 - Part 10". GN Press. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
- "Radhadesh Newsletter". ISKCON Radhadesh. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
- N.K., Devi Dasi. "The Album of My Festive Year". Back to Godhead. Retrieved 2009-03-07.[dead link]
- About ISKCON Studies Journal on ISKCON.com
- Maha Satsang
- 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions. Speakers schedule: Dec 5
- 2011 World Yoga Summit in Bengalore, India
- Dinadayal, Dasa (Dario Knez). "Interview: Yadunandana Swami Discusses Sannyasa". news.iskcon.com. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
- Swami, Yadunanadana. "A History of Education in ISKCON". iskconstudies.org. Retrieved 2009-10-16.[dead link]
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