SWAMI B. A. PARAMADVAITI
Founder of Vrinda Mission
Swami Paramadvaiti is the founder of Vrinda Mission, which has centers in more than 20 countries all over the world. He is the Secretary of the WVA (World Vaishnava Association) in India, where he helps to unite the Vaishnavas from all over the world. Called Guru Maharaja for his disciples, he is a writer, poet, publicist, speaker, educator, philosopher and temple architect. Disciple of A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, is a member in the Vaishnava order from India and a co-founder of the United Nations of the Spirit.
He is the founder of the Ecovillages Network, which currently consists of around 67 ecological farms across the world. Vegetarianism and organic agriculture is practiced and disseminated at these farms with the goal of helping to save the planet. They also encourage the protection of Sacred Rivers and aim to recover the ancestral wisdom.