Sri Mayapur Dham
Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
Sixteen since Saturday Aug. 28, 2013
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
1974 in San Diego, CA. Then in winter of 1974/75 we (wife now deceased) joined the Vancouver temple. Then temple president was Bahudak Dasa Adikarhi. We stayed for about five months but strayed. It's time to come back.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Iskcon St. Louis temple at 3629 Lindell. Chandra Sekhara Dasa is the one I've gotten to know best. Garga Muni is a long time devotee and Siksa guru to many there. Yamuna Jivana Dasa is a temple admin and grhastha with a very nice young family.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
60 years old, tall and slender. Caucasian. At St. Louis temple each Sunday early to chant Japa in temple. Straight hair blond and half grey. Usually wearing long sleeve Kurta reddish orange and jeans.
What are your expectations from this community?
To learn how to better serve Krishna and his devotees. I have been a journalist for the past 30 years and would like to try and share my story of returning to the Iskcon community. I would like to write a blog that may encourage others to come back. And eventually I'll write a book about it.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
My professional experience is in communications and PR. I also produce videography and video storytelling. I think we can use the Fifth estate to spread the word and let people know we're still here and growing.