Visakha Dasi (Jean Papert Griesser) received an Associate of Applied Science degree with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology and shortly afterwards published her first book, Photomacrography: Art and Techniques.
In 1971 she traveled to India, where she met A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, accepting initiation from him in Vrindavana the same year. As a photographer, she traveled with and photographed Srila Prabhupada and his students in India, Europe and the United States. As a writer, she wrote numerous articles for Back to Godhead magazine and two books, Our Most Dear Friend, a Bhagavad-gita for children, and Bhagavad-gita, A Photographic Essay, a fully illustrated summary study of Bhagavad-gita.
Visakha also assists her husband, John Griesser, in making documentary films on Srila Prabhupada and on the philosophy and culture of Krishna consciousness. They live with their children at Saranagati Village, a rural community in British Columbia, Canada, where Visakha recently completed another book, Happiness, Harmony, and the Bhagavad-gita: Lessons from a Life-changing Move to the Wilderness.