Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi

Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi, a disciple of Virabahu Maharaja, practices Krishna consciousness in New Dwaraka, the temple community established by Srila Prabhupada in Los Angeles, California. She cooks for and attends to the temple's beautiful Radha-Krishna deities, Sri Sri Rukmini-Dwarakadisa.

Karuna Dharini has participated in ISKCON educational seminars to better understand the fields of  communications, teaching, and child protection. She teaches a course on Vaishnava etiquette to women beginning their practice of Krishna consciousness.

Her husband is Jagadishananda Dasa, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. He serves as mail-order accountant for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. They have one daughter, Gaura Sundari, who sometimes helps new devotees become more involved in temple functions by inviting them into her home and introducing them to the benefits of the Krishna conscious way of life.

As a child, six of Karuna's family members worked for LA newspapers in reporting, editorial, composing, typesetting, photography and graphic arts. Karuna spent Saturday mornings playing in the editorial rooms of the newspaper. She believes she was influenced to see written communication as highly valuable through the minds of her family members.

Karuna is glad to explain and distribute the transcendental news in the viable and beautiful form of Srila Prabhupada's books. She has distributed Srila Prabhupada's books to people from all over the world.