Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
So far, three
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
In 2001, I was living with my girlfriend at the time, and we had a friend staying with us. She was dating a vaisnava in India over the internet, and he told her to find the temple in Denver (where we were living). She did and loved it, and she convinced us to go. I went a few times and enjoyed it. My GF and I were Wiccan at the time. One night, I had several dreams where I saw Krishna. I decided to take that as a sign and continued going. Funny thing, my girlfriend and friend were more excited about worshipping Lord Krishna than I was. But since, I've broken up with the girl (we're still great friends, tho) and I haven't heard from the friend in a long time, but neither are devotees at this time. On the other hand, I'm absolutely nuts about Lord Krishna.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
The one I'm aware of is in Denver, which is 6 hours away from me. The two devotees I've been close to are a darling woman named Mother Nidra and a monk named Raghunnatha Puri Das (who lives in California now).
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I am a publisher and game designer living in Gillette, Wyoming. I am in a relationship with a Christian man and a Wiccan woman, both of whom support my worship of Lord Krishna and of my vegetarianism and chanting.
What are your expectations from this community?
I'm not too sure. Hopefully nice people to talk to.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I am currently putting together a ministerial outreach to bring Lord Krishna to the gay and lesbian community, to teach them that God does, in fact, love them. We are charged to bringing people to Lord Krishna, and this is what I feel He has asked me to do.