Pandita Geary

Pandita Geary - Editor

London, UK

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

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Overview

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.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Humanities & Social Sciences
Art
Philosophy
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Editor

Weldon Owen
May, 2019 – Present (7 months)

Editor

Insight Editions / Mandala Publishing
October, 2015 – February, 2019 (over 3 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti

Radhanath Swami

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 long yearned to discover the answer to our existence, and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred t... 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 long yearned to discover the answer to our existence, and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred t... read more

Yoga and the Art of Mudras

Nubia Teixeira

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, and author Nubia Teixeira has been practicing and teaching traditional yoga and classical Indian Odissi dance for over twenty-six years. I... 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, and author Nubia Teixeira has been practicing and teaching traditional yoga and classical Indian Odissi dance for over twenty-six years. I... read more

The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation and Study Guide

Nicholas Sutton

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 over two thousand years, has continued to inspire new generations of seekers in the East and West for centuries. Gandhi in the East and Th... 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 over two thousand years, has continued to inspire new generations of seekers in the East and West for centuries. Gandhi in the East and Th... read more

The Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Study Guide

Nicholas Sutton

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. Comprised of 196 short statements on the essential teachings of yoga, Patanjali’s Yogasutras holds the position of being the seminal wor... 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. Comprised of 196 short statements on the essential teachings of yoga, Patanjali’s Yogasutras holds the position of being the seminal wor... read more

The Journey Within Card Deck: Practical Wisdom for Spiritual Living

Radhanath Swami

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 material rush of money, jobs, possessions, and entertainment. But is that existence fulfilling? Does the happiness achieved from having th... 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 material rush of money, jobs, possessions, and entertainment. But is that existence fulfilling? Does the happiness achieved from having th... read more

The Beatles in India

Paul Saltzman

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, taken at an ashram in Rishikesh, India, to a wider audience than ever before. No photographers or press were allowed at Maharishi Mahesh Yo... 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, taken at an ashram in Rishikesh, India, to a wider audience than ever before. No photographers or press were allowed at Maharishi Mahesh Yo... read more

Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West

Joshua M Greene

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 America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of t... 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 America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of t... read more

His Holiness: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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.Since the fourteenth Dalai Lama’s forced exile from Tibet in 1959, Raghu Rai, one of the world’s most famous photographers, has documented h... 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.Since the fourteenth Dalai Lama’s forced exile from Tibet in 1959, Raghu Rai, one of the world’s most famous photographers, has documented h... read more

Sri Sri Upadesamrta

Rupa Goswami , Bhakti Vinod Thakur, Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami , Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami

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 beings in the form of His Śikṣāṣṭakam.Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī imbibed this nectar in full, understood it perfectly, and revealed its purport in t... 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 beings in the form of His Śikṣāṣṭakam.Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī imbibed this nectar in full, understood it perfectly, and revealed its purport in t... read more

Pattie Boyd: My Life Through a Lens

Pattie Boyd

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 Clapton's "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight." Swept up into the height of Beatlemania as a young model, Boyd captured endless photographs of... read more

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 Clapton's "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight." Swept up into the height of Beatlemania as a young model, Boyd captured endless photographs of... read more

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