(Interview with HH Krishna Kshetra Swami)
(Ljubljana, 30th May 2015)
Q: I’m sure a lot of devotees don’t know that in ISKCON in the area of academic development there’s something called the ISKCON Studies Institute. What are ISKCON studies and what is exactly the purpose of this institute?
The ISKCON Studies Institute started up a few years back, as a kind of unofficial group of devotees mostly based in Oxford who have been engaged in academics. The idea was to develop, as the title suggests, ISKCON studies, meaning academic study of any and all subjects related to what ISKCON is about – which means Vaishnava philosophy, theology, but also sociology, history and then specifically focusing on the mission, the organization etc.