São Paulo, Brazil
Maria Lucia V. Andrade (Madhava Lila Dasi) was born in 1965 in a small city in the countryside of the state of São Paulo. In 1985 she received spiritual initiation from H.D. Goswami who has since been her guide in her bhakti-yoga trajectory. In 1995 she inaugurated the Gopala restaurant in São Paulo capital, which has been a reference point for a good presentation of the cuisine in bhakti-yoga, or Krsna consciousness. She continually gives support to various ISKCON activities in São Paulo.