Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
1977 UK, then more regularly with Tamal Krishna Goswami in Hong Kong 1981-82.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Taiwan. Other devotees I know around the world: Sankirtan Dasa; Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa; Hari Sauri Prabhu; Oli Krishna dd; Caitanya Jivan dasa; Gauranga Simha das; Sankarshan Das Adhikari; Navina Narada das; Kalachandji das; Murari Gupta das.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
Tamal Krishna Goswami wanted me to move into the Hong Kong temple in 1981 but I didn't feel it was time for me to do so, nevertheless he has remained very dear to me ever since. I should also have been initiated by him in 1982, but unfortunately didn't do so as I was not 100% sure that I could purely follow the principles at that time. Eventually, I was initiated by Kesava Bharati Maharaja in Mayapur in February 2014. I then drifted away. I have tried to resume my connections several times but for various reasons failed. I was initiated on 16 February 2014 by HH Kesava Bharati Maharaja in Mayapur. My other interest is art.
What are your expectations from this community?
I am so keen to devote the rest of my life in service of Krishna but having had a number of experiences in the past which somehow put me off, I am very keen to make some strong associations. I have had some sort of involvement for quite some years (30 plus!) and yet my knowledge is so low and I hope to be able to boost this and my associations in this community.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I think the best of my limited abilities are in writing and painting and I very much hope that I will be able to use these in Krsna's service, and in the service of other devotees. I would be very happy to help proof-read and/or edit other's written work too.