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According to Lord Krsna, one who adopts the karma (role) of a teacher must be impeccable in his moral behavior (guna) [guna-karma-vibhagasah ].

samo damas tapah saucam
ksantir arjavam eva ca
jnanam vijnanam astikyam
brahma-karma svabhava-jam

Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, knowledge, wisdom and religiousness—these are the natural qualities by which the brahmanas work.(Bhagavad-gita 18.42)

The faculty of Rupanuga Vedic College is a group of highly qualified educators (brahmanas) who have a proven record of accomplishments in their fields of expertise. The faculty members, representing an international body of Vaishnava scholars, fulfill the roles of adviser, instructor, and tutor.


HH Danavir GoswamiProfessor of Vaisnava Philosophy:
His Holiness Danavir Goswami

(Dr. Dane Holtzman):



  • Doctor of Divinity in Vaisnava Philosophy and Vaisnava Administration, Florida Vedic College (1995)
  • Masters of Vaisnava Philosophy, FVC (1993)
  • UCLA (1970) (NCAA Volleyball MVP)
  • Initiated Disciple of His Divine Grace Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacarya 108 Sri Srimad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1971)
  • Initiated Brahmana (1971)
  • Bhakti-sastri Title (1977)
  • Tridanda Sannyasi (1997)
  • Approved as a Spiritual Master for ISKCON (1988)
  • Appointed Global Director of ISKCON's Ministerial Education
  • Author: Fortunate Souls, His Divine Grace, Vedic Paradigm, Diksa Diksa, Change of Heart, Age of Kali, Poison Antidote, Vedic Cosmology, If Attacked, I'll Chant hare Krishna, Bright Side, The Ultimate System of Self Improvement
  • Editor: Vaisnava Society Journal
  • Inaugurator: Bhakta Program
  • Inaugural-President of Rupanuga Vedic College.

Associate Professor
(Lecturer in Literature)

His Grace Yamunacarya dasa Vanacari (Jeffrey Rudick)

  • M.A. from State University of New York (SUNY)
  • B.A. from Bard College
  • Former Instructor of World Literature at SUNY
  • ISKCON Director of Druze Relations (1997 to present)
  • Author: Change of Heart, Age of Kali, Way Out.

Visiting Professors:

HH Bhakti Visrama Madhava Swami*His Holiness Bhakti Visrama Madhava Swami is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who is especially known for his extraordinary mastery of Vaisnava verses and scholarship. He travels around the world and enlivened all during his first visit to RVC in June of 2002.



His Grace Dravida dasa Prabhu*His Grace Dravida dasa Prabhu is also a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and a very learned Vaisnava scholar who has distinguished himself by his thirty years of service especially in the field of editing Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publications. He is among the most senior brahmacaris within ISKCON and RVC was delighted to have his association as a visiting professor during July, 2002.


His Grace Suresvara dasa Prabhu*His Grace Suresvara dasa Prabhu is also a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who is distinguished as an accomplished writer. He has contributed many articles to Back to Godhead Magazine over the years. He is an enthusiastic devotee who also enjoys distributing literature. RVC was delighted to have his association as a visiting professor in July-August, 2002.





President: His Holiness Danavir Goswami

Vice President: Jaga dasa

Dean of Operations: Jaga dasa

Assistant to the President: Jaga dasa

Dean of Academics:

Accounting/Treasury: Lens Willy

Deity Worship: Thakur Haridas dasa

Kitchen: Thakur Haridas dasa

Admissions Secretary:

Mantra Records/Premadhana Band: Jaga dasa

Rupanuga Vedic College
5201 The Paseo,
Kansas City, MO, 64110
(816) 924-5619 or (800) 340-5286
Fax: (816) 924-5640
Page Updated August 8, 2005
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Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada