Aruddha Mataji and her son Radhika Raman in Sydney

Special Guests Her Grace Aruddha devi dasi & Radhika Raman Da, Sydney visit 26th – 28th July

Earlier this week we had the special opportunity to host Aruddha Mataji and her son Radhika Raman in Sydney.

They gave 3 evening classes on home schooling in the temple room each evening and addressed the various aspects of Krishna conscious home schooling as they practiced themselves in Boise, Idaho in the USA. Both Aruddha and Radhika Raman spoke interchangably in detail both why home schooling is beneficial in this day and age and the practical means to do it.

Many people came for the seminars which were recorded and will be available online soon to download and listen to and we encourage everyone to hear the good advice these devotees gave and the sahring of many of their positive experiences. Radhika Raman Prabhu also gave some morning classes on Srimad-Bhagavatam.

We thank both of them for travelling to visit us and spend their valuable time in hosting this wonderful seminar and we hope they can return again in future. Thanks also to those who organised and attended the programs and asked questions to bring about discussion on the topic.

Aruddha devi dasi and her husband Anantarupa dasa are both disciples of H.H. Gopal Krishna Goswami. They began practicing Krishna consciousness in Chicago in the early 1980’s, and started the ISKCON Temple in
Boise, USA, in 1986 as a small weekly program in their home.

Now twenty years later there is a beautiful mid-size Vedic temple for Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Bankebihari. Aruddha and Anantarupa home-schooled their children and ran the Govinda’s restaurant in Boise for 6 years. Her older son, Radhika Raman Das (Dr. Ravi Gupta), holds a Ph.D in Hinduism from Oxford University in England. He entered Boise State University at the age of 13, where he completed dual
B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Mathematics with highest honors. He also wrote the “India’s Heritage” column for Back to Godhead for several years. He is now Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary, and his first book, The Caitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Goswami, has been published by Routledge, a reputable academic press.

Gopal Hari Das (Gopal Gupta) is currently working towards his Ph.D in Science and Religion at Oxford University. He entered Boise State University at the age of 12 where he completed a bachelors and masters degree in Electrical Engineering with highest honors. Currently, Aruddha is traveling to various temples in North America and doing weekend seminars on homeschooling.

She also runs a Yahoo group on the Internet for devotee parents interested in homeschooling their children

Home Schooling and Krishna Conscious Parenting Slide Show – By Aruddha Mataji

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