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.

To learn about ISKCON Mayapur more, visit the website:

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.

Visit the website: for more information

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.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Eight Instructions

I was fortunate enough to hear His Holiness Radhanath Swami speaking the eight instructions of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura.

Srila Prabhupada Daily Quote

76“To serve the servant of Krishna is better than to serve directly Krishna, because if the servant of Krishna promises something, if the servant of Krishna says, “I’ll take you to Krishnaloka,” you must go there.” — Mayapur, 07th March, 1976

Srimad Bhagavatam Class On Saturday, 06th Mar’21

On Saturday, 06th March 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...

Srila Prabhupada Quote For The Day

“God’s another name is ajita. A means “not”, and jita means “conquered”. Nobody can conquer God. He conquers everyone. But devotee can conquer. Although God is ajita, He becomes jita, conquered by His devotee.” -- New York, 05th March, 1975

Temple Of Vedic Planetarium, Vedic Museum Planetarium

I met with a script writer of the TOVPE, to discuss some pending work of the Temple Of Vedic Planetarium, Vedic Planetarium Museum.

Srila Prabhupada Daily Quote

“Dedicate your life for Krishna. That is the perfection. Even if there are most faults, dedicated life is noble life. Maybe, due to our past habits, we may commit some faulty action, but that dedicated life is sublime.” — Mayapur, 04th March, 1974


I wish you a happy appearance day of Śrīla Bhakti Siddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda, and happy disappearance day of Puruṣottama Dāsa Ṭhākura, and a happy disappearance of His Holiness Gour Govinda Swami.

GBC Meeting

Wednesday afternoon, 5-6.30 PM IST, we had GBC meeting, and next meeting will be on Friday. Now, we are doing our AGM virtually.

Srila Prabhupada Daily Quotation

“Always remember Krishna Who is your dear most friend and always serve Him just to please Him, He will give you all intelligence how to be a first-class devotee.” — Letter to Mr. DDD, 03rd March, 1970

GBC Bureau Meeting

I attended the meeting between the GBC and ISKCON India Bureau in the evening, to discuss specific issues.
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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