Tamohara Dasa has a doctorate in educational psychology and has been a faculty member and administrator in several graduate schools and universities, including dean of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Tamohara Dasa and wife Mantrini Devi Dasi first saw the Hare Krishna devotees chanting at a rock festival, after which they were inspired to purchase Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the Radha Krishna Temple album, Krishna posters and incense at their local bookstore. They joined the ISKCON Chicago temple in 1972 and were initiated by Srila Prabhupada nine months later.
Tamohara Dasa has been involved in ISKCON leadership for many years. In addition to services of temple president, BBT manager and director of two gurukulas, he served as the director of the ISKCON Child Protection Office,
He has been a GBC member since 2006. His current zonal responsibilities are in Hawaii, Seattle and the southeast United States, including Alachua, New Vrindavan, Atlanta and other temples .
He has many years of experience counseling devotees and regularly conducts seminars in grihastha life, child protection, communication and leadership training. He and his wife currently reside in Alachua, Florida with their children and grandchildren.