Lecture: Unity and Diversity

Please listen to this lecture I recently gave on Unity and Diversity, drawing from the Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya 16.186 and other sacred texts.  This lecture was given at the ISKCON Mayapur Temple in India on February 17, 2020. Click here to watch the lecture All the best, Rukmini Walker

Lecture: The Lord’s Descent in this World

Please find below a lecture I recently gave on The Lord’s descent in this world, drawing from the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB 2.7.11).  This lecture was given at the ISKCON Punjabi Bagh Temple in New Delhi, India on February 6, 2020. Please click here to listen to the lecture All the best, Rukmini Walker  

A Letter to a Young Woman Devotee

This is my reply to a young woman who is new to the path of Bhakti. She has been regularly attending temple programs in one city in the US. Sometimes she is discouraged hearing a sectarian or misogynist slant coming from the speaker during the morning class. With her name omitted, I thought to share […]

Is the Universe Friendly?

“I think the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves. “For if we decide that the universe is an unfriendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to achieve […]

Observations from a Pilgrimage

~by Vegavati devi dasi I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a couple of weeks in a very ‘happening’ place — Mayapura, in West Bengal, India.  It is the gateway of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Though begun in what was a remote village setting, it is fast becoming a spiritual metropolis. Thousands of […]

A Wealth of the Spirit

~by Rukmini Walker Once Mother Teresa said that the poverty she saw in the streets of Kolkata was not as severe as the poverty she saw in Europe and America. What did she mean by that? She said that the poverty she saw in the Western countries was a poverty of the spirit. A more […]

Nityananda Trayodasi Meditation 2

~by Śrīla Vṛndāvanadāsa Ṭhakura Gauracandra has candidly proclaimed that Nityānanda Svarūpa is God. By Nityānanda’s grace one may know Gauracandra. By Nityānanda’s grace one may understand his devotees.  By Nityānanda’s grace, one’s criticism of others will cease. By Nityānanda’s grace one gains devotion to the Lord. No criticism of others flows from the mouth of […]

Nityanandastakam

Lord Nityananda is the most ecstatically merciful, dearest brother of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Today is His holy Appearance Day. Please be blessed by this very sweet English rendition of a prayer to Him composed by His biographer, Sri Vrndavan dasa Thakur. ~ All the best, Rukmini Walker ~ by Srila Vrndavan dasa Thakur~ Autumn moon mocking, […]

Bravery

by Acyuta Gopi To be Krishna conscious, is to be brave. To live spiritually, to ask soul-deep questions, to wonder; that is bravery. When the world will whisper to you to simply close your eyes and let your soul sleep, to force your gaze in the opposite direction of that cunning complacency, that is bravery. […]

Lecture: Our Personal Relationships in Connection with Krishna

Presented by Rukmini Walker Please find below a lecture I recently gave on Our Personal Relationships in Connection with Krishna, drawing from the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB 11.26.06) and other sacred texts.  This lecture was given at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple, ISKCON Chowpatty on January 28, 2020. Please click here to listen to the lecture All the […]