Balabhadra Bhattacarya Dasa
Balabhadra Bhattacarya Dasa is a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness). He joined the Hare Krishna Movement in 1973 in Atlanta and has since traveled extensively in India and other parts of the world practicing and teaching the ancient Vedic philosophy. Prior to joining the Hare Krishna Movement he was a successful entertainer in the Atlanta music scene during the late 60's and early 70's.
Balabhadra Bhattacarya Dasa conducts regular training courses in Bhagavad Gita and kirtan at the Self Discovery Center in Atlanta.
He served as president of the Atlanta Hare Krishna Temple for more than nineteen years and he is currently a member of the Atlanta temple board of directors.He is also the chairmen of the Dekalb Interfaith Coalition for Prevention, a federal founded initiative, to coordinate the efforts of various religious organization in the Atlanta area, for the purpose of preventing the use of addictive substances, especially among the youth.