Bio-Profile of Brannon Parker

Brannon Parker


Brannon aka Vrndavan attended Vedic Gurukula schools from the age of 4 to 14 years. He studied in the USA, Canada and in Vrndavan, India. Studied Sanskrit, Hindi, Vedic literature as well as English, Math, Indian History and the Vedic tradition of Cow protection. He also studied Political Science, World History and Japanese at Kapiolani Community College and Computer Network and Security Infrastructure and Electronics at North Seattle Community College. Formerly initiated into Gaudiya Vaishnavism by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Gayatri Mantram from Bhakti-Sundar Govinda Maharaj. He is dedicated to bringing the ideals of Prabhupad’s Vision beyond the confines of the organization and developing a full spectrum Vedic society that encompasses our entire human civilizationHas been researching and publicly presenting Vedic Historical and Cross-cultural connections since 1996. A Founding Member of WAVES, World Association for Vedic Studies. Owner and Founder of Vedic Empire Productions, a multi-media cultural production company. Former Candidate for Hawaii State Senate in 1996. Publicly elected to the Waikiki Neighborhood Board, in Honolulu, HI, 1997. A Founding member and former Vice-President of the Vedic Friends Association. Former Executive Board Member of Community Television of Lane County, Oregon, CTVLC. Served for 2 years as Head of the publicity and programming committees.

His main focus has been on highlighting the similarities between the ancient cultures and civilizations around the world and defining their Vedic roots. Vrndavan stresses the importance of recognizing Hinduism as the world’s longest and most contiguous ancient culture stemming from the World’s ancient Vedic Civilization. He has written numerous essays on the subject and firmly states his opinion that Hinduism and Vedic knowledge and practices hold the key to solving many global problems on a social, economic, ecological, political, and religious level. Brannon dedicates his time to working with organizations that promote Vedic Dharma. He holds the distinction as a founding member of WAVES (World Association for Vedic Studies), VFA (Vedic Friends Association) and AVA, the Latin American branch of VFA. Vrndavan is also a Co-founder of Arise Arjuna Foundation and is a member of the Hindu American Foundation and the Indian-American Friendship Council. He is also a member of GHF-AMD program advisory board.