Krishnanandini Devi Dasi

Krishnanandini Devi Dasi, a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), is president of the (ISKCON) Grihastha Vision Team and Co-Director of the Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute (www.dzfi.org). She and her husband, Tariq, have designed and implemented several curricula relating to marriage, family, and youth, including the Young Pioneer Project, the S.E.L.F. Healthy Relationship Course©, Parenting for the 21st Century©, and more. They’ve co-written several magazine and newspaper articles and videos and facilitated scores of workshops, seminars, and other projects for individual, family, and couples' growth and development. They’ve worked with many couples and families before and during marriage and with hundreds of people to teach them healthy relationship skills.

Krishnanandini has degrees in education and sociology and is a member of the National Council on Family Relations, the National Association of Professional Women, and the Cambridge Who’s Who registry of executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

She appeared in the movie ONE and the documentary SpiritWorks. She is author of The Booklet of 8s: A Concise Guide to Spiritual Living, How to Raise Your Children Spiritually and The First Book of Hare Krsna Puzzles, Quizzes and Riddles. She is also co-author of three chapters in the book All in One Marriage Prep: 75 Experts Share Tips & Wisdom to Help You Get Ready Now. Along with other members of the Grihastha Vision Team, she is co-author of the upcoming book Heart and Soul Connection: A Devotional Guide to Marriage, Service and Love.

On Radhashtami (the appearance day of Sri Radha) in Dallas, Texas, September 12, 1972, Krishnanandini received initiation from His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada into the ancient spiritual culture of Vaishnavism. On that same day he installed the beautiful deities of Sri Sri Radha-Kalanchandji.

Krishnanandini is a senior ordained minister in the Cleveland Nama Hatta Program, an ISKCON affiliate she co-founded in 1996. As a dedicated mother who’s given birth to ten children, she travels around the globe with her husband, spreading the message that with a serious spiritual foundation, people can learn skills and make commitments to create and maintain healthy, happy, God-conscious relationships and marriages.