Akincana

Gurukula Controversy

This category deals with past and ongoing controversies related to ISKCON’s education system as well as issues such as child abuse or abuse of women.

Men of Sterner Stuff

With regard to Sanaka-Rishi Prabhu’s recent communications on the Sampradaya Sun website, specifically on the matter of corporeal punishment in relation to some statements made by H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami (who is my spiritual master), I would like...

Serious Accusations, But False

After a hectic visit to Mayapur (that was long previously scheduled), I am gradually catching up with pending matters including discussions on the Sampradaya Sun regarding child abuse. Sanaka Rsi Prabhu has made serious accusations against me. He...

About Bhaktividya Purna Swami

In the mid 1980s when talk of Bhaktividya Purna Swami and child abuse first surfaced I made a point to ask him about it on my next visit to Mayapura. Which I did. He explained to me that in the early days of the Mayapura gurukula he had no control...

Response to Sanaka Rsi Das

Dear Sanaka Rsi Prabhu, Asirvadam. Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Thank you for your polite and thoughtful letter. The issues the CPO (ISKCON’s Child Protection Office) deals with are indeed very serious. I appreciate the CPO’s effort in highlighting the...

Regarding Child Abuse

Transcript of a talk given by Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 27 August 2016 in Brno, Czech Republic. Original recording:   (Slightly edited for clarity.) …The whole world is full of so much contamination. Inevitably some of that comes into our Krsna...