Corporate ISKCON, Part 22

BY: SUN STAFF


Jun 05, 2010 — CANADA (SUN) — A systematic review of ISKCON-related corporations and projects.

In today's Cluster Report we continue mapping various Florida organizations, all of which appear to be ISKCON or devotee related. One of the most notable names appearing in today's map is HH Tripurari Swami, who appears as a director in five different corporations. Aside from one of them, the Gaudiya Vaisnava Society, Incorporated, all the others appear to be related to the green 'save the earth' movement.

Those corporations in which sannyasis hold positions of ownership and power are of particular interest in this study. Such connections have to be considered as indicative of a swami's preaching mood and mission, and should therefore come under scrutiny by the community of devotees, particularly if the swami is operating within ISKCON (which Tripurari Maharaja is not).

Another interesting dynamic that we'll see raised in the various relationships mapped through corporations are the points of crossover, where personalities connected with ISKCON are also shown to be connected with other Gaudiya Matha and B.V. Narayana organizations.

There are numerous examples in ISKCON today of wealthy individuals who are financially supporting both ISKCON temples and B.V. Narayana programs. We find one such example locally, in Vancouver B.C., where two brothers, disciples of Gopal Krishna Goswami, are closely involved with temple management and funding. One brother, Akrura dasa, is currently a co-Temple President of Vancouver. His brother, Adi deva dasa, has been known as an open supporter, financially and otherwise, of B.V. Narayana over the years.

The brothers are among the inside group closely involved in the perennially ongoing effort to build a new temple for ISKCON Vancouver, whose original facility is in great need of repair or replacement. What we find to be of significant interest in this regard, and in similar situations, is if and how fund-raising efforts and patron relationships criss-cross between the two camps.

While we have no reason to believe this is occurring in Vancouver, and don't mean to infer that it is, there are no doubt situations existing where temple fundraising programs are being run by individuals in ISKCON who are also sympathetic to the Narayana camp or other mathas, the result being that to some degree, personal relationships are leveraged to give support to camps on both sides of the river.

It behooves ISKCON management to be aware of such dynamics, so that the results of efforts made on Srila Prabhupada's behalf are not diverted to other camps particularly those based on asiddhantic philosophy. This could easily occur when, for example, an ISKCON temple covers the cost of a fundraising campaign, whether the expenditure be cash from the temple treasury, the labor of grassroots devotees, or the temple's goodwill and local reputation. If there are instances where fundraising efforts are made, and persons of influence with a foot on both sides of the river leverage their relationships to simultaneously raise funds and/or support for both camps, then a disservice is being done to Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON. As our astute readers will recognize, this dynamic has almost certainly occurred in ISKCON in the past, and is quite likely occurring today.


Cluster #22 Report

[Bold 'keystone' entities; Italics non-active corporations]

      01 Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc.

      02 Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc.

      03 Bjrm Services Inc.

      04 Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc.

      05 Rajlight Multicultural Inc.

      06 Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated

      07 Earth Net, Inc.

      08 Project Earth, Inc.

      09 Save Our Earth, Inc.

      10 Earth Now, Incorporated


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MASTER INDEX
INDIVIDUALS
MASTER INDEX
CORPORATIONS



CORPORATE ENTITIES


01 Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Bradman, Heyward A., Tanis, Gary, Bradman, Naima B., Valerio, Alfred J., Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc. is located at 3220 Virginia St Miami, FL 33133. Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on Monday, September 19, 1988 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Bradman, Heyward A. represents Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc. as their registered agent.


02 Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Dan McCreedy, James E J McDonough, Marilyn Steele, Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc. is located at PO Box 2121 Alachua, FL 32616. Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on Thursday, May 20, 1993 in the State of FL and is currently active. Dan McCreedy represents Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc. as their registered agent.


03 Bjrm Services Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Marilyn Steele, Bjrm Services Inc. is located at PO Box 121 Alachua, FL 32616. Bjrm Services Inc. was incorporated as a domestic for-profit on Thursday, August 22, 2002 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Renee Hamm represents Bjrm Services Inc. as their registered agent.


04 Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Jagdeo Seepersaud, Jagopat Rajpattie, Savitri Dookhan, Shansundar Dookhan, Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc. is located at PO Box 471394 Lake Monroe, FL 32747. Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 in the State of FL and is currently active. Jagopat Rajpattie represents Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc. as their registered agent.


05 Rajlight Multicultural Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Jagopat Janki, Jagopat Khemraj, Jagopat Rajpattie, Jagopat Umawattie, Rajlight Multicultural Inc. is located at PO Box 471394 Lake Monroe, FL 32747. Rajlight Multicultural Inc. was incorporated as a domestic non-profit on Friday, July 15, 2005 in the State of FL and is currently active. Rajpattie Jagopat represents Rajlight Multicultural Inc. as their registered agent.


06 Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Chirat Tolia, Swami Tripurari, Wren Hansteen, Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated is located at 865 NE 149th St North Miami, FL 33161. Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated was incorporated as a foreign non-profit on Friday, April 20, 2001 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Ben Bastos represents Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated as their registered agent.


07 Earth Net, Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Chris Brown, David Simpson, Swami Tripurari, Earth Net, Inc. is located at 865 NE 149th St North Miami, FL 33161. Earth Net, Inc. was incorporated as a foreign non-profit on Thursday, July 05, 2001 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Ben Bastos represents Earth Net, Inc. as their registered agent.


08 Project Earth, Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Chris Brown, David Simpson, Swami Tripurari, Project Earth, Inc. is located at 865 NE 149th St North Miami, FL 33161. Project Earth, Inc. was incorporated as a foreign non-profit on Thursday, July 05, 2001 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Ben Bastos represents Project Earth, Inc. as their registered agent.


09 Save Our Earth, Inc.
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Chris Brown, David Simpson, Swami Tripurari, Save Our Earth, Inc. is located at 865 NE 149th St North Miami, FL 33161. Save Our Earth, Inc. was incorporated as a foreign non-profit on Thursday, July 05, 2001 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Ben Bastos represents Save Our Earth, Inc. as their registered agent.


10 Earth Now, Incorporated
Clusters: #22

Incorporated by Cris Brown, David Simpson, Swami Tripurare, Earth Now, Incorporated is located at 865 NE 149th St Miami, FL 33161. Earth Now, Incorporated was incorporated as a foreign non-profit on Friday, April 20, 2001 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Ben Bastos represents Earth Now, Incorporated as their registered agent.


INDIVIDUAL RELATIONSHIPS


        Bradman, Esq., Heyward A (Hariscandra das (HDG)
        Clusters: #13, #14, #21, #22

        Related Companies:

          Bhaktivedanta Institute of The Behavioral and So[cial Sciences]
          Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc.
          Rama Gifts Inc.
          Royal Road, Inc.

        Related People:

          Rajesh Amarnani
          Alan J. Attias
          Della M. Attias
          Naima B. Bradman
          Willie Evans
          Anneris P Rodriguez
          Edward Gerogia
          Edward P Macdougall
          Raimundo E Padron
          Harold S Rose
          Gary Tanis (Dharma das (ACBSP)
          Alfred J. Valerio (Bhaktisiddhanta das)


        Bradman, Naima B. (Wife of Heyward A. Bradman (Hariscandra das (HDG)
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc.

        Related People:

          Bradman, Heyward A. (Hariscandra das (HDG)
          Gary Tanis (Dharma das (ACBSP)
          Valerio, Alfred J. (Bhaktisiddhanta das)


        Brown, Chris
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Earth Net, Inc.
          Project Earth, Inc.
          Save Our Earth, Inc.

        Related People:

          David Simpson
          Swami Tripurari (Tom Beaudry)


        Dookhan, Savitri
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc.

        Related People:

          Shansundar Dookhan
          Rajpattie Jagopat
          Seepersaud Jagdeo


        Dookhan, Shansundar
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc.

        Related People:

          Savitri Dookhan
          Rajpattie Jagopat
          Seepersaud Jagdeo


        Hansteen, Wren
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated

        Related People:

          Chirat Tolia
          Swami Tripurari (Tom Beaudry)


        Jagopat, Janki
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Rajlight Multicultural Inc.

        Related People:

          Khemraj Jagopat
          Rajpattie Jagopat
          Umawattie Jagopat


        Jagopat, Khemraj
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Rajlight Multicultural Inc.

        Related People:

          Janki Jagopat
          Rajpattie Jagopat
          Umawattie Jagopat


        Jagopat, Rajpattie
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc.
          Rajlight Multicultural Inc.

        Related People:

          Savitri Dookhan
          Shansundar Dookhan
          Seepersaud Jagdeo
          Janki Jagopat
          Khemraj Jagopat
          Umawattie Jagopat


        Jagdeo, Seepersaud
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Gaudiya Vaisnava Sanga of Fl. Inc.

        Related People:

          Savitri Dookhan
          Shansundar Dookhan
          Rajpattie Jagopat


        Jagopat, Umawattie
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Rajlight Multicultural Inc.

        Related People:

          Janki Jagopat
          Khemraj Jagopat
          Rajpattie Jagopat


        McCreedy, Dan
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc.

        Related People:

          James E J McDonough
          Marilyn Steele


        McDonough, James E J
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc.

        Related People:

          Dan McCreedy
          Marilyn Steele


        Simpson, David
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Earth Net, Inc.
          Earth Now, Incorporated
          Project Earth, Inc.
          Save Our Earth, Inc.

        Related People:

          Chris Brown
          Swami Tripurari (Tom Beaudry)


        Steele, Marilyn
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Bjrm Services Inc.
          Temple of Lord Chaitanya, Inc.

        Related People:

          Dan McCreedy
          James E J McDonough


        Tanis, Gary (Dharma das (ACBSP)
        Clusters: #14, #15, #16, #21, #22

        Related Companies:

          Bhaktivedanta Title Holding Corporation of Miami
          Iskcon Miami, Inc.
          Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc.

        Related People:

          Jeff Beal
          Bradman, Heyward A. (Hariscandra das (HDG)
          Bradman, Naima B.
          Ramdeo Gokhulsingh
          Douglas J Hayes
          Resnick, Howard J.
          Hugo Romeu (Murari Gupta dasa (BMS)
          Fredy Sarria
          Nancy Schreier
          Hodas, Thomas
          Ellwood, Wallace
          Alfred J. Valerio (Bhaktisiddhanta das)


        Tolia, Chirat
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated

        Related People:

          Wren Hansteen
          Swami Tripurari (Tom Beaudry)


        Tripurari, Swami (Tom Beaudry)
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Earth Net, Inc.
          Gaudiya Vaisnava Society Incorporated
          Project Earth, Inc.
          Save Our Earth, Inc.

        Related People:

          Chris Brown
          Wren Hansteen
          David Simpson
          Chirat Tolia


        Valerio, Alfred J. (Bhaktisiddhanta das)
        Clusters: #22

        Related Companies:

          Prabhupada Institute of Culture Inc.

        Related People:

          Bradman, Heyward A. (Hariscandra das (HDG)
          Bradman, Naima B.
          Gary Tanis (Dharma das (ACBSP)


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