Founder and President of Centro Studi Bhaktivedanta and of its Academic Department of Traditional Indian Sciences is Matsyavatara das (Marco Ferrini, Ph.D. Hindovedic Psychology, from a non traditional american University and religious College). For almost fourty years, he has been studying and teaching Vedic culture and his research has taken him in numerous study trips in India and long stays in the sacred Hindu sites. He has designed radio programs and appeared in television broadcasts focused on topics of Vedic culture. He is author of several essays and books on ancient Indian Philosophy, Sciences, Arts and Religion.
He gives Lectures, Courses, Conferences and Seminars in Universities and Cultural Institutions, and in Hospitals in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health and cooperates with scholars and research centres in Italy, United States and India.
Lover of Sanskrit sacred Literature, he has constituted a remarkable indological library, containing the fundamental works of Hindo-vedic culture, in the original language and in accurate translations. American Colleges and Universities have appointed him Lecturer and Director for the Hindo-vedic Psychology and Philosophy Course and he is an authority in Italy and abroad for his knowledge and experience. Thanks to his specialization in the field of Yoga psychology, his work represents an influential contribution to the integration and exchange between the cultures of East and West.
Introduction to Indian Theoretics, CSB, Perignano, 1996
Vaishnavism and personalistic interpretations of Vedanta, CSB, Perignano, 1998.
Psychology and Spirituality. Monoteism in Vedic-vaishnava Tradition. In Tema, journal of clinic and forensic psychology, ed. Sapere, distributed by Feltrinelli, may/september 1999
Life, Death and Immortality in Vedic Civilization, CSB, Perignano, 1999
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, CSB, Perignano, 1999
Chandogya Upanishad, CSB, Perignano, 1999
Taittiriya Upanishad, CSB, Perignano, 1999
Shvetashvatara Upanishad, CSB, Perignano, 1999
Aitareya Upanishad, CSB, Perignano, 1999
Yoga and Immortality. Science to the harmony of the Self within universal Reality, CSB, Perignano, 2000
Search for Happiness in Vaishnava Bhakti: from Eros to Love, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Vedanta Psychology, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Context and sources of Vedic literature, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Introduction to Indian Psychological Thought – India and the West, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Yoga Psychology, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Bhagavadgita Psychology, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Upanishad Psychology, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Upanishad Philosophy, CSB, Perignano, 2001
Samkhya Psychology, CSB, Perignano, 2002
Purano-Vedic Cosmogony, CSB, Perignano, 2002
Karma and reincarnation, CSB, Perignano, 2003
Karmik affinities and family relations, CSB, Perignano, 2003
Betrayal, Resentment and Forgiveness, CSB, Perignano, 2003
Freedom from solitude and suffering, CSB, Perignano, 2003
Yoga and holistic health, CSB, Perignano, 2003