HERE'S A Krsna conscious project you might like to support or get involved in. We'll tell you what the goals are, who's involved, what's going on, what's blocking the way, and how you can give a hand.
The Bhaktivedanta Institute.
Bombay, San Francisco, and San Diego.
The Institute is led by devotees of Krsna who hold degrees in various scientific disciplines. International Director: Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami (Ph.D., Physical Organic Chemistry, U.C. Irvine). Assistant Director: Sadaputa Dasa (Ph.D., Mathematics, Cornell). International Secretary: Rasaraja Dasa (M.S., Electrical Engineering, BITS India).
To present Krsna consciousness in the context of modern science, show that life comes from life, and help persons committed to the scientific world view explore the Vedic knowledge offered in Srila Prabhupada's books.
Through its three centers, the Institute addresses issues on which science and Krsna consciousness both have something to say.
In 1986, in Bombay, the Institute organized the World Conference for the Synthesis of Science and Religion, attended by more than a thousand distinguished thinkers in both fields. The Institute published a book of the proceedings. The Bombay center actively interacts with the intellectual community in Bombay and the rest of India through campus lectures and and in-house programs.
In 1990, in San Francisco, four hundred scientists and scholars attended the Institute's First International Conference on the Study of Consciousness Within Science. The proceedings are available on audio and video tapes, and a book on consciousness within science will be published soon. Since then, a discussion group on consciousness and science has been meeting monthly at the University of California at San Francisco.
The San Diego center is active in publishing books and producing videos. Its latest book, Human Evolution: A Conflict Between Fact and Theory, is in press.
In London in 1992, the Institute will sponsor a second International Conference on the Study of Consciousness Within Science.
The San Diego center is researching and planning for a Vedic planetarium and science museum, to be built in Washington, D.C.
Also in the works in San Diego: more videos, and a detailed book about Vedic astronomy.
A shortage of staff and need of more money for research, publishing, and conferences.
How You Can Help
Take part in conducting research, programming computers, writing scripts, producing videos, editing manuscripts, translating papers, or organizing colloquia. The Institute also needs more full-time general workers for support functions.
Send tax-deductible donations to any of the Institute's centers.
For further information, please contact:
Rajahamsa Dasa, 84 Carl St., San Francisco, CA 94117. Phone: (415) 753-8647. Fax: (415) 765-1503.
Sadaputa Dasa, P.O. Box 99584, San Diego, CA 92169. Phone: (619) 272-8145. Fax: (619) 581-0344.
Rasaraja Dasa, Hare Krishna Land, Juhu Rd., Bombay, India 400 049. Phone: 620-6860 or 620-0312.