Kailasa Candra dasa is a Vaishnava intellectual, thinker, sidereal astrologer, and author of numerous position papers and articles about Krishna consciousness. Born in early 1951, he was immediately put up for adoption and raised in Glenview, Illinois, as well as Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, by foster parents. He became sports editor of The Daily Cardinal while majoring in journalism at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the early 1970’s. It was there that he became attracted to Krishna consciousness.
Joining the Hare Krishna movement in February, 1972, he received Harer Nama initiation from his guru, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) in early September, 1972, at the West Virginia center. He finally secured brahminical initiation in July, 1974, while serving at the Evanston, Illinois temple. In the 1970’s, Kailasa prabhu ran successful college preaching programs throughout the Midwest and was well known for temple classes, as well.
After major managerial changes to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness just subsequent to the departure of its founder, Srila Prabhupada, Kailasa became disillusioned with the confederation he now calls “ISKCON.” In 1977, he was practically the first of a current contingent of Prabhupada-initiated disciples who rejected both the authority of the eleven, so-called mahabhagavat “zonal acharyas” and the Governing Body Commission that empowered their deviation.
Kailasa’s perceptions have been validated over the years. Historical accuracy has shown that the vitiated GBC has failed to acknowledge the ruthless audacity and personal ambition that led to the creation of what it previously labeled a terrific team of God-realized zonal acharyas. Because of the usurpation of the Hare Krishna movement--and the subsequent direct or indirect banishment of many godbrothers and godsisters—Kailasa Candra dasa does not accept any of the initiations conducted by the so-called gurus of the fabricated “ISKCON” movement; this will become abundantly clear as you read his many articles on this website.
Widely reviled by the “ISKCON” party men during the early Eighties, Kailasa was also amongst the first to point out the many offensive characterizations of Srila Prabhupada by the Governing Body’s authorized biography of Srila Prabhupada, entitled Lilamarita. It was written in the late Seventies by one of the eleven rubber-stamped mahabhagavats, also known as a zonal acharya and initiating guru.
A bit later, Kailasa traveled extensively throughout India and discussed Krishna Consciousness philosophy and the historical breakdown of Srila Prabhupada’s movement with various influential devotees there. In 1986, Kailasa prabhu was invited to participate in an incipient resistance movement started by a newly-converted GBC, the “ISKCON” Commissioner for the San Francisco Bay Area. Subsequent and indirectly related to that, Kailasa became the de-facto leader of a rural ashram in northern California, and there he co-founded the Vaishnava Foundation in late 1986.
In 1989, he was involved in intense conversations with three of the five initial promulgators of the rittvik faction, pointing out numerous flaws in their proposed process of initiation. Since the 1990’s, Kailasa has directed INTERNET preaching efforts of the Vaishnava Foundation and authored many articles posted on its websites. Throughout his involvement in Krishna consciousness, he has been involved in the study of sidereal astrology and has written articles and a book on that occult subject.
Extreme ordeals undergone in the service of the spiritual master have a way of developing into greater realization. Kailasa Candra prabhu teaches the science of Krishna Consciousness as it is. He preaches it free from the influence of—and in defiance of—all non-Vedic and anti-Vaishnava systems, including Talmudism, hypocritical “Christianity,” nihilistic Islamic fanaticism, the Hindu hodgepodge, secular humanism and the cult of science, witchcraft, neo-sahajiyism (particularly of the post-modern pseudo-Vaishnava variety), I-am-God New Age impersonalism, voidism, all atheistic cults, and the hedonistic, decadent Western culture in general. His words, his personal influence, and his mission offer sincere transcendentalists who approach him protection shelter from the above-mentioned evils.