Ambarisa das was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1974 in Hawaii. He is the great grandson of Henry Ford, and has been involved in numerous ISKCON projects around the world including the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center in Detroit, the Oxford Center for Hindu Studies at Oxford University, and Srila Prabhupada’s Pushpa Samadhi in Sridham Mayapur.
Ambarisa das sits on the board of several businesses, charitable institutions and Foundations, including the Ford Motor Company Fund. He has received awards from around the world for his charitable works and support of Vedic culture. In 1976, Srila Prabhupada personally requested that Ambarisa prabhu help finance the construction of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium.