HG Hari-sauri Dasa

Hari-sauri Dasa was born in England on November 17th, 1950. In May 1971 he emigrated to Australia where, on the second day of arrival, he met the members of the newly-emerging Krsna consciousness movement. He was duly accepted as an initiated disciple by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on April 9th, 1972 in Sydney. In August of 1975 he moved to the newly-opened ISKCON Krishna-Balaram temple in Vrndavana, India, where he served as temple commander. In November of the same year, he joined Srila Prabhupada’s personal entourage, remaining as His Divine Grace’s servant for sixteen months. In March of 1977 Srila Prabhupada appointed him ISKCON’s Governing Body Commissioner for Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, a service he performed for over seven years. He was also instrumental in establishing branches of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust in Australia and Indonesia. In 1986 he began the work of transforming the diary he kept while traveling with Srila Prabhupada into a book. Five volumes have been published with two remaining. In 1990 he worked as publisher for Back to Godhead magazine, the Krsna consciousness movement’s spiritual periodical. In 1996 he moved with his wife Sitala and daughter Rasarani to ISKCON’s World Headquarters, Sri Mayapur dhama and still resides there.

Since 2004 he has regularly traveled to Asia, the South Seas, Europe and America delivering his seminar series “Srila Prabhupada The Living Bhagavatam”. He is currently the coordinator for the exhibitions in the Mayapur Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. He is also the secretary for the Mayapur Vrndavana Trust (MVT). In 2009 along with Pranava dasa of Sweden he co-founded the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC) in Kolkata, a project aimed at preserving and disseminating works on Gaudiya Vaisnava culture and philosophy, as well as Vedic cosmology. Hari-sauri is a strong supporter of the MI and has taught several courses during the last ten years. He can be contacted on his website www.lotusimprints.com.