Finding Deeper Grounding in the Roots of Bhakti

 ~presented by Rukmini Devi Dasi Bhakti Yoga is the soul’s journey inward, seeking sacred love. As we move into Autumn, we seek a shifting of energy, feel a need to let go of what’s external and gather our power deeper within ourselves. What are the foundational roots of a personal Bhakti practice? How can we […]

Living in the Season: Fall

My sister, Susan and her husband, George live close to Nature in Central Coastal Maine. They feel the pulse of the change of seasons more acutely than we do here in the cities. In close harmony, honoring the earth, the way we humans are meant to live and flourish. ~Rukmini By Susan Weiser Mason and George Mason […]

The Great Fall

by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi            ——– I watch the trees and marvel at the tumbling leaves now dancing on the gravel path romanced by the wind. I love all seasons but especially Fall It cannot but stir feelings in the heart and if you have Krishna in your heart or wish […]

Prabhupada Memoirs with Rukmini Devi Dasi

~an interview with Rukmini Walker Jagannatha Kirtanananda Das in a conversation with Rukmini Devi Dasi explores the beginning of her spiritual life at the age of 16 and the pastimes with her spiritual father Srila Prabhupada. To listen to this special interview, please click on this link or on the image below.

For Courage

by John O’Donohue  When the light around you lessens And your thoughts darken until Your body feels fear turn Cold as a stone inside, When you find yourself bereft Of any belief in yourself And all you unknowingly Leaned on has fallen, When one voice commands Your whole heart, And it is raven dark, Steady yourself […]

Transcendence Beyond Religion

~a special talk with Anangamanjari devi dasi Last Sunday’s Urban Devi sanga featured special guest, Anangamanjari Devi Dasi who spoke on Transcendence Beyond Religion.   Anangamanjari devi dasi has dedicated her life to the theological teachings of the Vedas and their spiritual practices for over 50 years under the guidance of her spiritual teacher, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta […]

Union with God, Separation from God

Union with God, Separation from God Vaisnava Christian Dialogue, September 25, 2020 ~presented by Rukmini Walker Om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah In this paper, I’d like to ask you to visualize a continuum of consciousness. In the negative numbers, we exist in duality, focused on our own body, mind, and […]

Sacred Sound 

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi Recently I worked on a series of 100 Haikus with the theme “Things I Hear”. Sound is the medium of transformation in the Krishna Bhakti practice – sacred sound to touch our true, eternal self. Even ordinary sound can prompt remembering Krishna if we are tuned in, what to speak […]

Urban Devi Autumn Women’s Retreat

Urban Devi Autumn Retreat 2020: Welcoming Transformation A ladies-only retreat **SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020 AT 7:30 AM EDT – 5:30 PM EDT** http://bhakticenter.org/urban-devi-autumn-retreat/ Autumn represents maturity, change, preservation, reconnection, and balance. Although this modern age enables us to be a bit removed from the seasonal changes, when we are in harmony with the world around […]

Glories of the Holy Name

~presentation by Rukmini Walker     This past Sunday, September 20th, Rukmini presented at the Holy Names Festival 2020 on the Glories of the Holy Name in Srimad Bhagavatam and Vedic Literatures.  The purpose of World Holy Name Festival is to celebrate the Holy Names and share this treasure globally.   To listen to a recording of Rukmini’s […]