Dr. Mahabuddhi Dasa, our President, pictured with Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami founded the Institute with the
view of pleasing his Spiritual Master, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and presenting the authorized process of
Bhakti-yoga. The IGV has been on the leading forefront of development of the Congregational Member/Home Temple programs, that
brings Bhakti-yoga to ones home as well as the leader in Vaishnava Education in the establishment of the Florida Vedic College,
In 2002, by the permission of his Siksha guru, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami (Srila Gurudeva), recognized
the preaching efforts of Mahabuddhi dasa and requested him to establishing a IGV Nama Hatta preaching Center in
South Florida, to help the preaching mission of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The IGV Nama Hatta Center is the
authorized devotional congregational program for devotee's of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, serving Broward,
Palm Beach and Dade counties.
Board of Directors of the IGV:
Mahabuddhi dasa, D.D. - President
Bopadeva dasa - V.P., Secretary
Richard Lewis - Director
Mahasimha dasa - Director
Spotlight on the Board of Directors
Mahabuddhi Dasa Adhikari, Bhakti-sastri, D.Div.; was initiated
in 1973 and awarded Brahman diksa by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya.
He received the title Bhakti-sastri in 1977 in Vrindaban, India and earned his Doctorate of Divinity in Vaishnavism in 1991.
He founded the IGV in 1989, and Florida Vedic College in 1990. He accepted siksha instruction from Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan
Goswami in 2000.
Bopadeva Dasa, was initiated in 1971 and awarded Brahman diksa by His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada, in the Brahma-Madhav-Gaudiya Sampradaya. Puditji is a learned scholar in Vaishnava texts and Sankirtana.
He accepted siksa instruction from Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami in 2000.
Richard Lewis, (Vasudevan) has
been working for the IGV since its very conception. A born Vaishnava. He is one of the most successfull Natural Foods businessmen
in the USA.
Mahasimha dasa, initiated disciple of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Swami, in 2001, is a 25 year old student and practioneer
of Bhakti-yoga his whole life.