Interview

Manjuali Devi Dasi ~ A Life Shared on the Bhakti Path

On February 28, the monthly Urban Devi sanga featured Manjuali Devi Dasi sharing her personal reflections, daily actions, and the gifts of fellowship of the bhakti path.  She revealed how contemplative prayer, daily practice, and an enthusiasm to meet life’s daily challenges with awareness, support our quest for self-realization and a loving relationship with the Divine. She shares her insights from a life dedicated to bhakti on how to trust our inner guide and, at the same time, embrace guidance from our teachers and great saints. Personal stories of exchanges with her teacher, Srila Prabhupada, are woven into the tapestry of her presentation.

Manjuali Devi Dasi began practicing Bhakti Yoga in 1971. She was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in May 1972 in Los Angeles. She and her late husband Jayatirtha das were sent to England to manage the Krishna Temple in 1976 by their Teacher. Manjuali worked for many years as a Media Librarian for The Times of London. Later, Manjuali moved to the southwest of UK, and worked in the field of Psychotherapy and Counseling for an educational awarding body, producing training films and other educational material. Manjuali is a Bhakti practitioner and active in interfaith dialogue, environmental and social causes in her community.