Vishakha Devi Dasi

Vishakha (pronounced Vi-shA-khA) Devi Dasi received an Associate of Applied Science degree with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology and shortly afterwards published her first book, Photomacrography: Art and Techniques. In 1971 she traveled to India, where she met His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, read his Bhagavad-gita As It Is, and eventually became his student. She traveled with and photographed Bhaktivedanta Swami and his students in India, Europe, and the United States.

Vishakha has written numerous magazine articles and three books: Our Most Dear Friend (a Bhagavad-gita for children), Bhagavad-gita: A Photographic Essay (a fully illustrated summary study of the Bhagavad-gita), and Harmony and the Bhagavad-gita: Lessons from a Life-Changing Move to the Wilderness (on the application of the teachings of Bhagavad-gita in daily life.)

Vishakha also assists her husband, John Griesser (Yadubara Dasa), in making documentary films. They live with their children and grandchildren in Sharanagati Village, a rural community in British Columbia, Canada, where Vishakha is writing a memoir entitled Bhagavad-gita and One Life Transformed. For more information about Vishakha and her work, please visit