Murari Gopal Das

Ashram/marital status: Grihasta (for 10yrs)

Town and borough of residence: Cambridge

In ISKCON since: 1994

Spiritual courses attended: Bhakti Shastri, ISKCON Resolve Mediation course

Services rendered over last 5 yrs:  lived as a brahmachari monk at Bhaktivedanta Manor for a period of seven years during which time  rendered many services including directing and teaching the three month residential training programme, sharing Krishna Consciousness through book distribution, harinam, and festivals, teaching at Universities, and Deity worship. More recently, based in Cambridge and as a counsellor has offered support to devotees within the community as well as sharing involvement in developing the local sangha.

Skills/interests: Alongside cultivating the creeper of devotional service has a keen interest in Vedic sciences such as Ayurveda, Yoga Psychology, Astrology, and Vastu. He has advanced level yoga teacher training and preliminary studies in Ayurveda.

Profession: Counsellor and Psychotherapist