Yamuna Devi: A Life of Unalloyed Devotion
Dinatarini Devi Dasi
A two-volume illustrated memoir of Yamuna devi—one of the first pioneers to help establish the Hare Krishna movement in the western world—whose singing, cookbooks, artistry, and compassion continue to inspire new generations of Krishna devotees.
Yamuna devi was one of the first pioneers to help establish the Hare Krishna movement in the western world. She met her guru, Srila Prabhupada, in New York City in 1966, and from then on became one of the movement's most visible and influential members.
Her passion for excellence pervaded every project she became involved with, from recording a best-selling Hare Krishna album with George Harrison of the Beatles, personally cooking for Srila Prabhupada during his first tour of India with Western disciples, publishing two award-winning cookbooks, or building ashrams for devotional practice in Oregon and British Columbia.
An expert calligrapher, artisan, chef, and public speaker, her legacy continues to inspire new generations of Krishna devotees all over the world.
This two volume illustrated memoir and biography unfolds the inspiring internal and external spiritual odyssey of Yamuna’s devotional life, recalled in her memories, talks, journals and writings, as well as through the remembrances of the author, Dinatarini devi—her godsister and companion of 37 years—and other associates and friends. It is richly supplemented with many rare photos, Yamuna’s calligraphic works, illustrations and art.
Two volume set, 1,080 pages, full color photographs, dust-jacket, 9.25" x 7.25"
I feel I'm personally meeting her!
Posted by Unknown on 20th Oct 2015
I never met Srila Prabhupada or Yumana Devi or any of the first devotees. I decided to buy this books because it sounded like a first-hand experience of those early days. My plan was to read a few pages every afternoon when I got home from my personal activities. I cannot wait to get home to read this book -- and each day I read more than just a few pages! I look forward to coming home, making a cup of herbal tea and reading. I'm not finished yet, but I wanted to say I love this book. Thank you to everyone who was instrumental in bring these two volumes to life!
A must Read
Posted by Indira Manrakhan on 1st May 2015
Looking forward to reading this special book I have heard so much about. Have purchased online but awaiting it with impatience. All glories to Srila Prabhupada for having given the world suc exceptional devotees. Thank you Prabhupada and my Lord