Why We Hide

~by Rambhoru Brinkmann  “Human beings above all, are relational creatures. They seek connection and they experience anxiety, terror, and depression when isolated.” (Jean Baker Miller). Central to Relational Cultural Theory is the notion that despite our yearning for deep, meaningful, growth-fostering relationships, we develop behaviors that push people away, sabotaging the very interpersonal connections we desire. […]

What is Love?

~Presented  by Rukmini Walker This is a part of a series of lectures I gave on the six values of the Bhagavad Gita according to a Bhakti perspective at the  Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas this November.  In the talk we explore the context of the Bhagavad Gita and Krishna as the source and foundation of everything. […]

Equal Vision and Choice

~Presented  by Rukmini Walker This is a part of a series of lectures I gave on the six values of the Bhagavad Gita according to a Bhakti perspective at the  Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas this November.  In the talk we explore the context of the Bhagavad Gita and Krishna as the source and foundation of everything. […]

Emotions are Information

~by Rambhoru Brinkmann “Being a truly well and self-satisfied individual rests on the ability to understand the information that emotions give you and be able to skillfully utilize and respond to that information…Emotions are not negative or extraneous, but rather an important aspect of being human.” (Hannah Curtis, LCSW) Sometimes, in the interests of spiritual development, […]

Pause for Thought: From humility, all good things grow

I’d like to share with you this sweet offering by Jahnavi Harrison. May it be a delightful part of your Thanksgiving Day. Take just a few minutes to hear her inspiring words about a “Pause for Thought: From humility, all good things grow.” ~ All the best, Rukmini Walker Click here to listen in ~ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07w32fs

When Fame Falls Flat on its Face

From the Sanskrit translations of Hari Sauri Krishna says that he is the ability in all humans (Bhagavad-gītā 7.8). For this reason, we find many gifted individuals in the material world. These individuals often strive hard to reach the pinnacle of excellence in their respective fields of interest in their lives.  However, once they do […]

What is Humility?

~Presented  by Rukmini Walker This is a part of a series of lectures I gave on the six values of the Bhagavad Gita from the Bhakti perspective at the  Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas this November.  In the talk we explore the context of the Bhagavad Gita and Krishna as the source and foundation of everything. […]

Rethinking the Holidays

By Lisa Day Lewis As we approach yet another holiday season in the United States, I invite readers to consider a new approach to celebration and the creation and perpetuation of family traditions. Currently cultural norms dictate celebrating by engaging in excess, extravagance and often glutinous behaviors.  While these traditions may be wrapped up with […]

Six Exchanges of Love

Krishnanandini is a dear god-sister who grew up in the tough neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio. Now she is in Vrndavan receiving Ayurvedic treatment for advanced cancer, and HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaj came to visit her.  Below, Mother Krishnanandini shares a very important insight on “six exchanges of love”.   Please keep her in your prayers!  All the […]

A Weed is a Flower in the Wrong Pot

by Rukmini Walker ~Part 2 of a series on Gardening of the Soul~ Click here to listen to the audio recording of this blog, read by the author: Blog text begins here….. To cultivate bhakti, is to cultivate the inner garden of your heart. This cultivation is compared to a tender, wish – fulfilling creeper […]