About the Author
Gauranga Das is a leadership and mindfulness coach based in Mumbai. A graduate of IIT Bombay, he found his calling to become a monk to best serve society. A member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission, he is actively involved in enhancing leadership effectiveness and governance of temples and communities globally. He is dedicated to helping people transform their hearts, improve their attitudes, establish sustainable and spiritual communities, and drive positive change in society. A multifaceted spiritualist on a mission to create a value-based society, Gauranga Das is a mindful meditation expert, strategic character educationist, sustainability and climate change warrior, and social welfare catalyst. Gauranga Das is director of ISKCON's Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), The GEV, representing India, has won over thirty-four national and international awards, including the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award in 2017 for its innovative model of 'Eco-Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Development'. He has also strategized and led execution for GEV's synergistic solution for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Climate Change and enabled GEV's accreditation to multiple United Nations bodies like the ECOSOC, UNEP and UNCCD. The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has recognized him as an IGBC Fellow for his contribution to the green building movement. He sits on the board of the Govardhan School of Public Leadership, an institution that prepares students for the civil services exam. He has led several youth empowerment initiatives while successfully inculcating clarity in purpose, purity in character and compassion in relationships in thousands of youths globally. He is also the administrative director of Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC), an initiative of ISKCON to connect working professionals, housewives and students to the academic study of philosophy, create libraries of Vedic literatures and manuscripts, and facilitate MA and PhD programmes in philosophy.