Lecture

Kitchen Religion ~ Lessons from cooking for Srila Prabhupada

On July 25, Urban Devi Ladies Sanga hosted Srutirupa Devi Dasi who shared her experiences and lessons learned from cooking for Srila Prabhupada. To listen to a recording of this inspiring talk, please Click here to access the class.

Srutirupa first began going to the temple as a young girl of 15 years old in Coconut Grove, Florida in 1970. At 16 she began working in a vegetarian cafe called ’Sri Krsna’s Rainbow Cafe’ in Key West, Florida. At age 18 joined the temple in Paris, France while traveling. She met Srila Prabhupada one month later and knew that he was her spiritual master. Through the years she did temple services of dressing the deities, cooking, and distributing books. She moved to India in 1975, and was taken into Srila Prabhupada’s personal service until he left this world in 1977. Since his departure, she took different directions of helping set up prasadam kitchens, working with a girls ashram, doing a family business, becoming an herbalist, studying many types of cooking, raising children, again living in India and now living in Alachua and again working on different food and cooking ventures.

All the best,

Rukmini Walker


Urban  Devi is a monthly interactive women’s discussion circle that seeks to  make spirituality accessible to women in the 21st century. Each session focuses on a theme based on topics that are of importance to women  and will offer insight and practical applications from the practice of Bhakti Yoga.