BT Swami

Bhakti Tirtha Swami (John E. Favors ‘72) was an early Black student leader and co-founder of the Third World Center (which was later renamed the Carl A. Fields Center). After graduating from Princeton, he went on to become one of the world’s first African American Hindu gurus, ordained as His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami. An acclaimed spiritual teacher, author, and community organizer, he passed away from cancer in 2005.

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of this remarkable alum with a semi-formal dinner and panel discussion, featuring his classmates, friends, and students. All are welcome, but spaces are limited. Registration is required.

We would also your support and contributions to the Bhakti Tritha Swami Memorial Fund, which will help us to honor him with a memorial stone in the university chapel.