About Dhira Govinda dasa (David B. Wolf, Ph.D.)

Dhira Govinda dasa (David B. Wolf, Ph.D.) Dhira Govinda dasa (David B. Wolf, Ph.D.) was introduced to Krsna consciousness in 1980 in State College, Pennsylvania. In 1984 he entered temple life in Israel, where he preached Krsna consciousness till the end of 1990. There, his services included Temple President in Tel Aviv, and sankirtana leader for a group of devotees who preached and distributed Srila Prabhupada’s books in Arab and Druze villages. From 1995-2001 he served on the Board of Directors of the ISKCON New Raman-reti Vaisnava community, including chairman for four of those years. In 1998 he established the ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection, and served as its director for more than six years. Dhira Govinda dasa’s doctoral dissertation is entitled Effects of the Hare Krsna Maha-Mantra on Stress, Depression, and the Three Gunas. His writings include a book entitled Krsna, Israel, and the Druze- An Interreligious Odyssey, and several publications on Vedic social and mental health science in leading journals in the fields of psychology and social work, such as Psychological Reports and Social Work. He developed the Vedic Personality Inventory (VPI), a guna-based personality assessment tool that is utilized worldwide by researchers and practitioners. Also, he is the author of Relationships That Work: The Power of Conscious Living, and the founder and director of the Satvatove Institute School of Transformative Coaching. He has extensive experience in areas including children and family counseling, medical social work, and counselor training. Dhira Govinda dasa has been featured as a communication expert on numerous media sources, including Fox News and CNN News. He has conducted self-realization and personal transformation seminars in more than a dozen countries, and has practiced and taught bhakti-yoga under the guidance of Srila Prabhupada for more than 30 years.



Author Archives: Dhira Govinda dasa (David B. Wolf, Ph.D.)

Srila Prabhupada: The Prominent Link

December 15th, 2019 | by Dhira Govinda dasa (David B. Wolf, Ph.D.)

The Prominent Link is Dhira Govinda's paper on ISKCON guru tattva. It was a presentation to the GBC in an attempt to harmonize the different camps in


Alachua Temple–Vote of No Confidence in GBC

October 28th, 2000 | by Dhira Govinda dasa (David B. Wolf, Ph.D.)

Misconduct of the GBC that are below acceptable standards include areas such as accountability, managerial competence, responsiveness, and representation



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