The Greatest Gift

by Rukmini Walker “The greatest gift we can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves.” – Brother David Steindl-Rast I’ve been feeling a bit disgruntled the last few days, thinking about the upcoming annual American Thanksgiving Day. My idea of thanksgiving is to invite […]

Late Autumn

~by Ananda Vrindavan The leaves are almost to an end Coming into burnt and dull colors Even against the sun and blue sky The cold creeps in on early morning The cold hand of fear grips us tightly As we try to wrap ourselves away from it. The leaves are almost at an end The […]

O Prabhupada, Brilliant Moon

Forty-three years ago on November 14th, 1977, our beloved Guru Maharaj, Srila Prabhupada departed this world from Sri Vrndavana Dham, ending his pastimes here in this world, and returning to the Vrndavan of the spiritual world. According to the lunar calendar, we are honoring that day today, Wednesday, November, 18th. Here is a video remembrance […]

Krsnanandini — A Fearless Angel Among Us

Last Friday, our extraordinary god-sister, Krsnanandini Devi ended her sojourn in this temporary material world. My husband, Anuttama and I spoke to her over facetime on the phone just a few days before she departed. She was effulgently shining like an angel about to enter the spiritual world. She was joyous, fearless and fixed in ardent enthusiasm […]

Fall Birds

~by Ananda Vrindavan  I heard them first before they rose above the tree tops Black against the evening sky with warm westing sun Their guide to the great south and their home away from home Their formation of open diamond shape is art at work Their calling and rhythm of wings is a performance As […]

The Poetry of Nature

a conversation with Jahnavi Harrison   During late October’s Eco Bhakti Weekend, Grammy-nominated artist and BBC radio presenter Jahnavi Harrison reflected on how Bhakti poetry can help us to more connect to divinity through a deeper appreciation of the natural world.  The Eco Bhakti Weekend was organized by Yale University’s Ecology Forum in partnership with the Bhakti Center, NYC […]

Damodarastakam Prayers

Kartik, also known as the month of Damodara, is a month for deepening one’s love for Krishna. This year Kartik begins on October 31, 2020.  It is considered by devotees of Krishna to be the holiest month of the year. During this month, devotees make extra vows, perform extra spiritual activities, and generally worship Krishna […]

Where Devotion Meets Sustainability

a conversation with Radhanath Swami In the opening session of Eco-Bhakti in Action, spiritual teacher Radhanath Swami and ecological activist Gopal D. Patel discuss how to translate eco-wisdom into tangible action. To watch the session organized by Yale University’s Ecology Forum in partnership with the Bhakti Center, NYC and Princeton University Hindu Life Program, please click […]

Balancing Feminine and Masculine Energy

This is an interview I did for a group out of Mumbai called, Pavitra Connect. They are savvy, and forward-thinking, yet rooted in deep and wise values of spirituality. Being rooted in these values is the key to balance as we weather the many storms of this world.  Please click on this link or on […]

Autumn – A time to Pause and Check-in With Ourselves

~ presented by Rambhoru Devi Dasi Autumn is a time to pause, check-in, and do the hard work of letting go as we anticipate who we are becoming as spiritual beings having a human experience. In this workshop, Rambhoru Dasi shares insights on life-cycle stages, rallying our resources, and being generative at the end of life. […]