Mahatma Das Mahatma Das H G Mahatma Prabhu has been serving ISKCON since 1969. He received first and second initiation from His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in Los Angeles, California, in 1970. H G Mahatma Prabhu has been a pioneer of many preaching activities and has served in many capacities, including temple president, sankirtana leader, congregational development director, college preaching director, and co-director of the VIHE and Bhakti Life. He now predominately focuses on designing and conducting workshops and retreats to assist devotees and non-devotees in their spiritual growth. To this end he founded Soul Tools, a non-profit devotee run educational program that offers seminars, retreats, and online courses to support devotees in better integrating Krsna consciousness into daily living, and to introduce Krsna consciousness to people in general. He is also known for his beautiful bhajans and kirtans, both live and recorded, his deep philosophical insights, his ability to enthuse others in Krsna consciousness and for helping devotees practically apply Krsna consciousness in their daily lives. Mahatma Prabhu is based in Sri Dham Mayapur where he lives with his wife Jahnava and daughter Brajasundari. He travels about six months a year offering his workshops to devotees and non-devotees around the world and to organize what he calls "alternative preaching programs."