Members of Our Team

Tapana Miśra Dāsa


Tapana Miśra Dāsa started associating with ISKCON devotees in 1997 while studying at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Over the following twenty years had the good fortune to serve and experience Krishna consciousness in different environments – university program, temple resident, congregation member, yatra leader and resident at a holy dham. He now lives with his wife Indira-sakhi devi dasi and their two daughter Krishangi and Gaurangi at Sridham Mayapur. Tapana Miśra Dāsa had a very successful career in the secular world, managing investments for large financial institutions and representing the government on the Board of directors of billion dollar plus enterprises. In 2014 at the age of thirty six, he gladly gave up his career in favor of serving ISKCON and adopted simpler living and higher thinking being inspired by his diksha guru H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Maharaj, H.D.G. Srila Prabhupada and Srimad Bhagavatam. His voluntary services for ISKCON are – Director, Global Duty Officers, ISKCON; Minister, Ministry of Education, ISKCON; Voting Member, GBC, ISKCON; Committee Member – GBC Organization Development, GBC Nominations, Mayapur Master Plan Coordination, Mayapur Strategic Planning. Currently his annual teaching commitments include the Bhakti Vaibhava, Bhakti Shastri, GBC College, ISKCON Leadership and Management programs as co-facilitator. He was instrumental in establishing the preaching in a very challenging country in the Middle East which he continues to serve and supervise. Tapana Miśra Dāsa has a B.Tech from IIT Delhi and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and few other professional qualifications. Within ISKCON, Tapana Miśra Dāsa has a received GBC College for Leadership Zonal Supervisor (Gold Medal), GBC Guru Services Committee – Spiritual Leadership diploma and few other educational qualifications. He has traveled widely across the world to over 50 countries and shares Srila Prabhupada’s message wherever the opportunity presents itself.

Satyamedhā Gaurāṅga Dāsa

Executive Director

Satyamedhā Gaurāṅga Dāsa has been involved in various educational projects and campaigns over the past decade. He has worked with the UK Department for Education, BBC, Prince’s Responsible Business Network, Prime Minister’s Office, and the Cabinet Office. He also joined various initiatives with Microsoft and Google.
For the last five years, he has been serving as one of the Governors in educational institutes in the North-East of the UK, and last year he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Governors. Acting as a Governor for educational institutes, he worked on implementing a collective vision for excellence in education; was responsible for strategic direction, overseeing the senior leadership team, curriculum, financial performance, budgets, safeguarding and recruitment.

Syam Gopal Das

Manager, MOE Administration

Syam Gopal Das (BCais) was born in Siberia, Russia in 1979. He began chanting the Maha-Mantra in 1998 after listening to lectures by ISKCON devotees on audio cassettes. In 2000, he purchased Srila Prabhupada’s books and started reading them. Eventually, in 2003, he joined ISKCON. From 2005 to 2018, Syam Gopal Das contributed to preaching development in Siberia and the Altai Republic, Russia. As of 2021, he is serving the Ministry of Education as a teacher for Bhakti-Shastri, Bhakti Vaibhava, ISKCON Disciple Course, TTC 1-2-BS, and Books are the Basics courses. Since 2023, he has been a member of the MCS (Mayapur Community Sevaks) and has organized translations of GBC resolutions, ISKCON Constitution, and ISKCON International News into Russian. Starting in 2024, he is in charge of administrative management tasks in multiple departments of ISKCON Mayapur.

Swarup Krishna Das

Manager, Regional Representatives

Swarup Krishna Das began practising Bhakti-yoga in Pune in 1994. Subsequently, in 1999, he underwent training in the congregation preaching process in Bangalore and went on to be an active Bhakti Vriksha preacher as a grihastha devotee. Since 2002, he actively engaged in congregation preaching in Kolkata. After his retirement from his professional career in 2018-19, he dived deep into sastric education at Mayapur Institute. He is presently a Bhakti Sastri and Bhakti Vaibhava facilitator for Mayapur Institute. He is also involved in designing courses for new devotees/youth of ISKCON based on small books of Srila Prabhupada under the Ministry of Education / Mayapur Institute. He has also rendered translation services from Bengali to English for books published on Gitar Gan of Srila Prabhupada and Sharanagati of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

Abhay Charan Das


Abhay Charan Das is a second generation ISKCON devotee and Ex-Gurukuli. He spent his childhood in the Dallas Gurukul, and his early adolescence in the Mayapur Bhaktivedanta Ashram near the Goshala. This was a defining experience for him, as he returned to Mayapur in 2020 after graduating with a Bachelors in Finance from Houston Baptist University in 2019. He has been serving full time with the Ministry of Education since then.

Kripa Siddha Swarup Das

Technical Administrator

Kripa Siddha Swarup Das was born in 2001 in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the age of 10 he moved to Sridham Mayapur, enrolling into the Bhaktivedanta Academy, where he would continue to study for the next decade. He was integral to the creation of Gurukula’s YouTube Channel, and graduated in a vedic ceremony in May of 2021. He has been serving full-time in the Ministry of Education since November of 2021.

Krishna Premarupa Das

Books are the Basis Coordinator

Krishna Premarupa Dasa, born in 1977 in Zurich, Switzerland, came in contact with Krishna Consciousness at the age of twenty-two and joined ISKCON Zurich in 2001. After living for one year in Odhisa, India, he received initiation from H.H. Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami in Imphal, Manipur, in 2002.
From 2007 to 2021, he has served as the Temple President for ISKCON Zurich and presently serves as the Zonal Supervisor for ISKCON Switzerland. Despite his managerial responsibilities, he always prioritized studying and teaching Srila Prabhupada’s books. He is a Bhakti Sastri and Bhakti Vaibhava Teacher and conducts various other courses.
In October 2019, he was appointed as a GDO in the area of Education. At the ISKCON Ministry for Education, he serves in the project ‘Books are the Basis’ with the mission to inspire devotees worldwide to read Srila Prabhupada’s books more often.

Russel Sara

Video Editor

Russel Sara is a professional broadcast television camera operator, a professional broadcast television news editor, and manager of the ISKCON Melbourne YouTube channel. He also serves as video editor for Chaitanya Charan Prabhu, the ISKCON Ministry for Cow Protection, and ISKCON Hermeneutics. He has been diligently serving the ISKCON Ministry of Education since the summer of 2020.