Author |  Spiritual Mentor | Motivational Speaker | Gaudiya Connoisseur

“Your desire to serve is so great, that wherever you go, miracles of inspiration happen.”

–  His Holiness Sacinandana Swami

Who is Jayapataka Swami?
American born Gordon John, aka Jayapataka Swami, Founding Chairman of Food For Life, a food relief charity which has fed over 6 billion needy people over 50 years has marked the 50th year anniversary of complete dedication to society at large on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

American boy, born in Wisconsin, Jayapataka Swami speaks 12 languages fluently, including Bengali, Hindi, Spanish and other native Indian dialects.

Guinness Book record holder
Guinness Book of record holder for most travelled man on the planet in his service to humanity. There is hardly a place in the world he has not travelled.

Pioneer of prison reformation meditation programs conducted all over the world.

Millions of followers
Jayapataka Swami has millions of followers around the world, including members of the Royal families of Thailand, Bahrain and Nepal.

In 1978, when floods ravaged West Bengal, Jayapataka Swami risked his life several times, braving flood waters in inadequate boats, to deliver emergency flood relief supplies to villagers stranded on tree-tops and roof-tops. This and countless other selfless services for the masses of India caused tens of thousands of villagers to petition the Central Government to grant Jayapataka Swami Indian citizenship. This was granted by the Indian Government Home Ministry in 1978.

Jayapataka Swami has built a city on the banks of the Ganges with a population of over 10,000 people.

Online yoga and meditation programs
Despite suffering a debilitating stroke in 2009 and a dual liver and kidney transplant in 2018, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj is continuing to pioneer online yoga and meditation programs through social media and VR. Despite ongoing health issues, Jayapataka Swami is conducting 6 to 8 online programs a day, reaching audiences all over the world.

A saintly soul, who has fully dedicated himself to the service of humanity.

Founding Director of Temple of Vedic Planetarium Exhibitions
Founding Director of Temple of Vedic Planetarium Exhibitions, working in partnership with Alfred Ford, (Grandson and heir apparent of Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company), building world’s first Planetarium presentation of the cosmos.

JPS Care – Launch of Jayapataka Swami Care
on Nityananda Trayodasi 2021

Prominent Projects


ISKCON Mayapur is the spiritual world headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and up to 10,000 pilgrims visit each day. Six guest houses accommodate up to three thousand pilgrims a night. Two large dining halls, more than a thousand guests can receive Krishna prasadam at one time.

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Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

The fulfilment of the desire of visionaries, from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu down to Srila Prabhupada, saints and incarnations, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is a unique and ambitious project to make the vast culture and philosophy of the timeless Vedic tradition accessible to everyone.

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ISKCON Congregation

ISKCON Congregational Ministry offers consultancy, education and networking to assist the ISKCON to develop and expand its communities. This site has books and articles that describe how to build dynamic Krishna Conscious communities.

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Instruction Project - Help me fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s mission

We ask the disciples to commit that they will help me, fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s mission, his instructions to me.

Srimad Bhagavatam Class On Saturday, 27th Feb’21

On Saturday, 27th Feb 8.00 AM IST, I will be giving Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class in English and Bengali. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 981 1277 1057 Passcode: 1008

Meeting For Mayapur Devotee Care Project

It is my desire to take care of all the devotees in Mayapur, at least see that they are taken care of. We have about 7000 Mayapur residents. One devotee who is experienced in the programming field, he suggested we have an App for all the residents in Mayapur, and for...

Mayapur Progression Program

Mayapur wants to be progressive in all aspects, so that devotees can be taken care of in every respect.

Gratitude For Taking Books From Virtual Table

I thank all the devotees who are sponsoring some books at the virtual table. There was a large number of books sponsored on Lord Nityānanda’s appearance day.

Srila Prabhupada Daily Quote

“If somebody takes your legs and catches you and your is head down, then it is not very comfortable. This whole material world is like that. It is uncomfortable. It is perverted reflection. On the bank of a pond, a tree is standing, but the reflection in the water, of...

GBC Meeting Attendance

Now we are going into the Annual General meeting agenda. So, we meet twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Today, we had a report from the Cow Protection and Agricultural Ministry and from the Deity Worship Ministry.

Mayapur Administrative Council Meeting

I attended the Mayapur Administrative Council meeting and discussed various proposals.

Happy Varahadeva Appearance Day

Today is the Varāha Dwadasi. We fasted yesterday on Ekādaśī. So today Māyāpur is observing an abhisheka at about 10.30 AM and pushpanjali at midday.

Ekachakra Virtual Parikrama

We hope that people would like to participate in the virtual parikrama of Lord Nityānanda’s birth place and some of the holy places, leading up to that. Register on the link below:

Srila Prabhupada Daily Quote

“A man has served the family with heart and soul throughout the whole life, and when he is old man, if he asks permission from his wife, “My dear wife, now I have served so much. Let me take sannyāsa now.” The wife will never give permission. She will say “What have...
JPS Office

JPS Office

The official website for JPS Office. Here you can download various initiation forms, philosophical test papers, questionnaires and checklists
JPS Archives

JPS Archives

The Official Database of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami. You will find links to audio recordings of the classes as well as transcriptions.
JPS Archives Youtube

JPS Archives Youtube

The official YouTube channel of JPS Archives. Here you can watch most popular video uploads as well as playlists.

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