Pandita Geary

Pandita Geary – Editor

Experienced editor with a demonstrated history of working with best-selling and award-winning authors.


Hello! My name is Pandita and I am a Dutch girl from Amsterdam with a Sanskrit name because my mum is fascinated with India. I moved to London to attend University and hold a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of London and an MSt in History from the University of Oxford. After my studies, I quickly moved to San Fransisco to start a job with a publishing company and while I am now back in London, I have not been able to leave the publishing industry ever since.

I love books! Whether professionally or for personal projects, one of my favorite things to do is to work on a publication, ensure the author is happy with the text, and to see to it that the design is as best as it can be. I have been learning about as many aspects of the publishing process as I can but I am skilled in project management
, copyediting, proofreading, and publicity. In 2016, one of the Mandala Publishing titles I edited and publicized became a New York Times best-seller and I have worked with several other best-selling and award-winning authors. I specialize in yoga and mind, body, and spirit books, have a history in working with academic texts, am particularly fond of illustrated children's books, but am open to working on any type of editorial project.
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Philosophy Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Weldon Owen

May, 2019 — Present

Insight Editions / Mandala Publishing

Oct, 2015 — Feb, 2019 (over 3 years)


An extraordinary visual memoir from Pattie Boyd—model, photographer, and muse to rock ‘n roll royalty.The former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd is perhaps the most famous muse of all time, inspiring Harrison's "Something" and Eric C... read more
On the bank of the ocean, within the divine domain of Lord Jagannāth, amidst His beloved associates during the final days of His manifest presence, the ocean of mercy Śrī Gaurahari gently spoke His essential teachings for the highest benefit of all living bein... read more
In His Holiness, award-winning photographer Raghu Rai has captured the Dalai Lama’s journey in India since exile from Tibet in 1959. Rai presents an intimate photographic portrayal of the life of one of the most popular twentieth-century spiritual leaders.Sinc... read more
Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon to be known as Prabhupada—set sail from India to... read more
In 1968, the Beatles went to Rishikesh, India, studied transcendental meditation, and wrote music. These intimate photos are the only record of their time in this sacred retreat. This new edition of The Beatles in India brings intimate images of the group, tak... read more
Transcend the material world and develop your inner self, your interpersonal relationships, and your capabilities as a leader with these 62 wisdom cards from New York Times best-selling author Radhanath Swami. In day-to-day life it’s easy to get lost in the ma... read more
This short course sets out a detailed study of the text, philosophy, and significance of the millennia-old yoga system defined in the Yogasutras. The popular practice of yoga finds its origin in one of the most venerated wisdom books of India: the Yogasutras. ... read more
This short course sets out a detailed study of the text, philosophy, and contemporary significance of the teachings found within the Bhagavad Gita.The Bhagavad Gita, which was spoken perhaps five thousand years ago and whose written form has been extant for ov... read more
A unique yoga guide that fuses traditional asana with mudra and storytelling from the bhakti yoga traditionYoga and the Art of Mudras is a guided journey into the alchemy of asana (yoga pose) and mudra (symbolic hand gesture). Brazilian-born yogini, dancer, an... read more
With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us.The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages, and gurus for centuries. Humanity has lo... read more

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