Parabhakti das, of Italy, joined the Hare Krishna movement in 1978, at the age of 16. After several years as a brahmacari, he married in 1985 and took on professional responsibilities to provide for his family.
Parabhakti has managed commercial companies and founded two national associations in Italy focused on environment protection and outdoor activities. He has trained and coached professionals for over twenty years. As an international traveller he encountered many cultures and peoples across the globe, which enriched his vision of the world, and his insights on the varied ways Vaishnavas can contribute to society.
For the last decade he has served exclusively in ISKCON and currently is the President of Villa Vrindavana, in Florence, the ISKCON Communication Italy Director, and the Interfaith Dialogue Coordinator of Italy