Culver High Alumni Bio's

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Name-Maiden Name: Dane Holtzman

Year Graduated: 1967

Occupation-Occupations: Monk

Where are you living now: Kansas City, MO

Marital Status: single

Children: 0

After graduation: SMC, UCLA, Florida Vedic College

Interests: Self-realization

Additional Comments: After Culver I went to Santa Monica College for a year and then transferred to UCLA where I roomed with Duncan Henderson and Ed Machado also of CCHS. There I played volleyball, sang in a nightclub band with CCHS musicians Sid Smolen and Mike Sanders and also occasionally studied. Upon completion of my junior year (June, 1970) I chanced upon a friend in Westwood that had become a Hare Krishna monk. Two days later I visited the Hare Krishna Western World Headquarters at Watseka and Venice Blvd in Culver City where I encountered and heard the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. A week later I joined the center as a monk. Since then I have extensively chanted, studied, traveled, taught and written. I serve as a guru and have established a small seminary in Kansas City. My spiritual name is Danavir Goswami.


Phone: 407-413-9406