Board of Directors

The Board’s purpose is to serve the vision of Swami Tripurari by working to make his teachings accessible to those who are interested in a comprehensive spiritual alternative to material consciousness.

Swami BV Tripurari

It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient...

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Bhakti-rasa

Bhakti-rasa dasi

Having been spiritually inspired and nourished by Swami BV Tripurari, Dulal Chandra, my husband, and I wanted to support his service to the Vaishnava community and we felt that helping him to establish Saragrahi would be a solid way to do that. We sold our new age retail store, Kindred...

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Madan Gopal

Madan Gopal

Madan Gopal is currently working in mental health and substance abuse services as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He and his wife Gaurangi-priya live in Hillsborough, NC with their three children. Madan currently serves on the board of Saragrahi as Vice-President. Madan is enthused by the restful and spiritually...

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Gauravani das

Gauravani das

Since 2005, Gauravani (a.k.a. Fred Eaker) has been an ordained practitioner of Caitanya Vaisnavism under the guidance of Swami B.V. Tripurari. In 2010, Gauravani married J. Dana Trent, an ordained, female Southern Baptist. Trent published a book about their interfaith marriage entitled Saffron Cross, and together they facilitate interfaith workshops for...

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Arcana-siddhi

Arcana-siddhi

My husband, Karnamrta dasa, and I moved to Saragrahi’s local community in the fall of 2017 in order to be close to our spiritual family and to have more personal association with our siksa guru, Tripurari Swami. My occupational training includes mental health therapy and family and marriage counseling. Our...

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Karnamrita das

Karnamrita das

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Gaurangi-priya

Gaurangi Priya

In the fall of 2017, Guru Maharaj and the other board members invited me to join the board as a community developer. I was honored to be asked, and hope to serve the community in whatever small capacity I am able. Things that move me are community, families, inspiring our...

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Residents

Living in an ashram is a magical and sobering experience. The devotees living at Ananda Ashram see to the daily care of Sri Sri Gaura Radha Madhava and their cows and dairy, care for guests and visitors, maintain strong spiritual practices as well as previous developments at Saragrahi and work daily to push forward Saragrahi’s progress.

Dulal Chandra dasa

My spiritual journey began in the late 1960’s by readings focused upon yoga and this interest brought me to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Bhagavad-gītā. The personal aspect of the Supreme drew my interest as providence connected me with the writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, specifically...

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Bhakti-rasa

Bhakti-rasa dasi

Having been spiritually inspired and nourished by Swami BV Tripurari, Dulal Chandra, my husband, and I wanted to support his service to the Vaishnava community and we felt that helping him to establish Saragrahi would be a solid way to do that. We sold our new age retail store, Kindred...

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Sumati dasi

In 2001, I met Tripurari Swami in Baltimore MD when he visited my friends Arcana Siddhi and Karnamrita. I was deeply moved by his presentation of Krishna Consciousness and I began regularly listening to his lectures and going to see him personally whenever he was in Baltimore and then again...

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Devahuti dasi

My name is Devahuti dasi. I joined Srila Prabhupada’s movement in 1977 in New Vrindavan, WV.  I have 2 grown children, 1 of whom is initiated by Swami BV Tripurari. Most of my life I served as a cook and pujari in Philadelphia and Baltimore. It was in Baltimore, 2001,...

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Ananda-nama das

Ananda-nama das

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Madhavendra das

Madhavendra das

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Local Community

It takes individuals to raise a community and Saragrahi community is rising. These devotees have all moved to the local area and assist in Saragrahi’s development. (there are more on the way 🙂 )

Swami Bhakti-Abhay Ashrama Maharaja

I met Krishna’s devotees in Hawaii in May 1969, while I was in the Navy. A few months later I moved into the Honolulu Hare Krishna center. I lived in Hawaii as a student monk for three years, after which I was married for forty years. During that time I...

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Karnamrita das

Karnamrita das

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Arcana-siddhi

Arcana-siddhi

My husband, Karnamrta dasa, and I moved to Saragrahi’s local community in the fall of 2017 in order to be close to our spiritual family and to have more personal association with our siksa guru, Tripurari Swami. My occupational training includes mental health therapy and family and marriage counseling. Our...

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Bhakti-lata

Bhakti-lata dasi

My name is Bhaktilata and was initiated by Swami Tripurari, April, 2014. I relocated to Saragrahi April, 2015. I am a householder that lives a few miles away from the Ashram. I enjoy working in the garden and growing food for Gaura Radha Madhava. I also enjoy time with the...

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Haridasa

Haridas dasa

I became attracted to Swami B.V. Tripurari after meeting some of his dedicated followers. Their mood was very compelling. With all their wonderful qualities—broadmindedness, compassion, intelligence, thoughtfulness, empathy, honesty, and so much more—I quickly became attached to them. And if they were such beacons of light in my life, who...

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Aradhana dasi

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Pioneers

Pioneers leave the comfort of the status quo, brave a whole new world and make something from nothing (so to speak), and in so doing prepare the way for others. Pioneers forge the foundation of what is to come. Devotee pioneers are a special breed of pioneers because they leave their comfortable situations and head into the unknown for one main reason – to please their guru and to expand the reach of his or her service. The many who come after them experience the ground made soft by the sweat of these pioneers, and walk carefree through the forests chiseled and nurtured by their calloused hands often times never even knowing who they are. These are Saragrahi’s first pioneers. These are the people who were instrumental in laying the corner stones of what you see today.

Cittahari dasa

Citta-hari dasa

I joined Swami Tripurari, my Guru Maharaja, in Eugene, OR in 1996 and then moved to California with him to help him create Audarya where my main seva was construction and maintenance of the facility itself. I lived at Audarya until I moved to Saragrahi in 2012 to help my...

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Syama-sakhi

Syama Sakhi

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Goloka das

Goloka das

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Kishore Krishna dasa

Kishore Krishna dasa

I met Guru Maharaja in Madhuvana in the summer of 2014.  I soon followed him to Audarya, where I am currently serving.  I spent one year at Saragrahi, and I feel deeply indebted to the community there for helping me grow.  My main services were gardening, cow seva, cooking, all...

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Supporters

In addition to those who serve physically at Saragrahi, there are many people who make up the foundational core by assisting to secure the land on which Saragrahi is manifesting. Visit our Foundational Core page to see their shining faces and to learn more about how you can become a vital part of this project.