My story

About Kripamoya Das

Kripamoya Das is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the spiritual teacher who created the Hare Krishna movement and brought the Vaishnava tradition from India to the rest of the world.

My story

I was born in 1956 in south Wales, where my parents were both in the Royal Air Force. My father was later a policeman and, along with two brothers and a sister, I was raised as a chapel-going Methodist in a succession of small seaside villages in Cornwall.

When I was nine I told my mother I wanted to go to Tibet and become a Buddhist monk; at thirteen I discovered yoga, and the following year I became aware of the orange-clad ‘Hare Krishna people.’ I bumped into them twice during 1973, then finally listened to what they had to say in 1974. I met the founder of the Hare Krishna movement and became his student in 1975. After helping to pioneer the early Krishna movement, travelling throughout Britain and Ireland for six years, I was stationed in Kenya, tropical east Africa, for two years. I returned to England and spent three years raising funds for the various temples. For the following twelve years I co-directed ISKCON’s ‘Readers’ Services,’ serving the needs of hundreds of our members.

I’ve visited India thirty times, leading groups of spiritual travellers to many sacred places. I have an avid interest in religious history and today’s challenges and issues.

Although I’m an Englishman (Welshman), I’m a qualified Hindu priest and conduct traditional Indian weddings and other life-passage ceremonies. I help care for individual members and the many congregational groups that meet throughout England. I’ve been married for thirty-five years to Guru Charana Padma Dasi and we have three children: Jahnavi, Tulasi and Mali.

Please call me if you’re interested in talks on a variety of Eastern Philosophy, Hinduism, Vaishnavism, Practical Bhakti, Bhagavad-gita and related subjects. I speak comfortably to large groups or small, and I’m happy to meet anyone for personal discussions. You can contact me by filling out the form below.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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