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About Rupanuga Vedic College

Welcome to the Rupanuga Vedic College!

Whether you are considering enrolling as a student, or wishing to join the teaching staff or are thinking of supporting the college’s efforts from a distance or are just curious, you have definitely come to the right place. The Rupanuga Vedic College is meant for cultivating the precious commodity which Lord Krishna describes in the Bhagavad-gita:

“In this world, there is nothing so sublime and pure as transcendental knowledge. Such knowledge is the mature fruit of all mysticism. And one who has become accomplished in the practice of devotional service enjoys this knowledge within himself in due course of time.” (4.38)

The RVC is unique in the world in that it offers a pure Vaishnava (Literally “devoted to Vishnu or Krishna”) educational environment with the opportunity to earn Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates of Divinity degrees. RVC also offers Vaisnava devotional titles such as Bhakti-sastri and Bhakti-Vaibhava. Sometimes our founder-spiritual master Srila Prabhupada compared such combinations to a maxim of Vedic logic, andha-pangu-nyaya.

Andha means blind, pangu means lame, and nyaya means logic. A blind man can walk but cannot see, and a lame man see but cannot walk. If the blind man takes the lame man on his shoulder, and the lame man gives him directions as he walks, combined, they can work. But individually neither the blind man nor the lame man can walk successfully. Similarly, the Western system of higher education, although well organized and sophisticated, is blind to spiritual necessity. On the other hand, although Eastern transcendentalism is highly esteemed, alone, it is lame to carry the world forward. As East and West embrace at the Rupanuga Vedic College, the world will become a place of peace and enlightenment.

Expert businessmen invest in burgeoning enterprises, so may we all take advantage of this momentous opportunity to engage our energy in the blissful Rupanuga Vedic College. Although the RVC is still relatively small, many knowledgeable persons feel it offers the finest program in the world for training and learning the science of self-realization.
Looking forward to your association soon,
Your well-wishing friend,

Danavir Goswami (Dr. Dane Holtzman)
President: Rupanuga Vedic College

Rupanuga Vedic College is located in Kansas City, Missouri. The college offers various certificates and degrees in Vaisnava studies. Students range from those who are just discovering their spiritual interests to highly educated, long-term practitioners. Tuition is free and students can choose to stay anywhere from a single weekend to an all inclusive program lasting six months.

The temple is open to the public from 4:30 AM to 8:30 pm.

There is a free Sunday Love Feast every week which includes kirtan (congregational chanting of the maha-mantra), arati (worship ceremony), spiritual discourse and a free all-you-can-eat vegetarian feast.

Govinda’s Gifts offers a wide selection of Vaisnava literature from both RVC Publishing & ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT). You can also find devotional supplies such as japa meditation beads, sacred tulasi necklaces, traditional Vedic attire and much more.

The gift shop is open every Sunday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and someone is available to help through out the week per request.