All I know is that in 1977 we had 240 devotees in Berkeley and many householders who were living in the temple's three houses. Then Hrdayananda came here in 1982, and he ordered all the householders to move out, since he was selling the houses.
PADA: Oh great, the Vaishnava acharyas are cat fighting with one another in public. This is another foolish idea, for example Bhakti Vikas swami has been challenging Radhanath for writing a bogus book, and yet both of them are supposed to be acharyas. Now Hrdayananda is being challenged by Sivarama and others. Why don't these fools know that acharyas are not challenging one another in public cat fights over siddhanta?
Needless to say, that was pretty much the end of the householder community, and nowadays the temple is struggling for the past decade with maybe 15 people living in the temple. And since then, rents in Berkeley have gone up 200 percent making it very hard for any householders to live near the temple at all. I am not sure how we can have Krishna in the West or anywhere else without people worshiping Krishna in the West. ys pd