Pravrajika Vrajaprana has been a nun at the Sarada Convent of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1977, taking her final vows of monasticism or sannyasa in 1988. Vrajaprana is the author of "Vedanta: A Simple Introduction" as well as other books on Hinduism and Vedanta. Most recently, Vrajaprana co-authored with Swami Tyagananda, "Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited." Vrajaprana’s books and articles have been translated into a number of European and Indic languages. Vrajaprana was the Hindu representative at both the Dalai Lama’s 2006 “Gathering of Hearts/Illuminating Compassion” conference as well as the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu’s 2008 “Seeds of Compassion” conference. She has presented papers on topics relating to the Hindu traditions at the American Academy of Religion and at the East/West Philosophers’ Conference.