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Tulsipriya-devi Dasi, from Germany, is completing the second year of her degree on Vaishnava Theology. Her plans include teaching the Bhakti Sastri course and making a positive, substantial contribution to the academic world by discussing topics such as the relationship between science and religion. She strongly believes that education, along with exemplary sadhana, is one of the means to develop brahminical and devotional qualities. She has been working tirelessly to raise funds for her student fees and for her personal and spiritual development, while making a contribution to Bhaktivedanta College and the Radhadesh community.
I Joined ISKCON in 2006, when I was eighteen, in London. In 2010, I took initiation from Radhanath Swami. I have lived in temples for seven years, doing book distribution, harinam, pujari services, cleaning, guest reception, the arts (dramas, singing, dancing), school programs, and so on. Preaching is always my greatest aspiration, and whatever I do is oriented toward that (this is the training I got in the Soho temple). I visited the holy dramas for nine months (the first time) and six months (the second) and completed there my studies in bhakti sastri. I also learned to play musical instruments and be deeply absorbed in good sadhana. In 2011, under the instruction of my spiritual master, I came to Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, sponsored by two devotees from Italy. After taking a two-hundred hour, yoga teacher training course in Hrisikesh, I started teaching yoga in Belgium. Since then I have been organizing workshops on yoga and Ayurveda in Belgium, Italy, and America. This has become my main form of preaching and caring for devotees, and I have the blessings of my guru. This is my last year at Radhadesh; during the summer I will work for the French preaching projects. Soon I will go to Jagannatha Puri, where I will open a center for people to be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually cured by yoga, Ayurveda, and the holy names.
Govardhana-lila is twenty-two and is from Colombia. She is completing the second year of a Theology and Religious Studies degree at Bhaktivedanta College. She plans to gain a teaching qualification and teach in a primary school. Her dissertation will focus on ISKCON’s philosophy of education, with an emphasis on the need for our graduates to integrate with society and make positive contributions to the world. She is persevering, patient, and positive.
Sibusiso Nkambule, Swaziland
I am studying at Bhaktivedanta College for many reasons, of which three are primary to my goals: first, obtaining an Educational Studies degree; second, studying in a spiritually motivating environment; and third, engaging in research and networking within Europe.
I would like to do phenomenological research on esoteric traditions such as Sufism, Christian mysticism, the Qabb_lâ school of thought, etc. I hope to eventually obtain a degree in psychology and an MA in educational psychology. I am interested in teaching knowledge centered on metaphysics, consciousness studies, and psychological phenomena (both normal and paranormal). I am willing to teach high school students and tertiary students. I would like to be involved in research work that leads me to a PhD in educational psychology.
I hope that the combination of Vedic knowledge and the practice of bhakti-yoga will enable me to gain an equal vision in teaching within and outside ISKCON. My main focus will be to share my experiences and knowledge with those not well versed in Vedic thought and bring them closer to a personal perspective on religion, as epitomized by Krishna consciousness.
At the Radhadesh community I like being involved in giving as many classes as possible, being heavily involved in kirtans and book and prasada distribution, and working closely with the administrative offices. My dream is to be involved in the study of science and religion and thus integrate Vedic science and modern science through the fields of psychology, metaphysics, and educational studies.