How Our Actions and Choices in Everyday Life Affect Our Chanting

~from an online lecture by Sacinandana Swami on May 3, 2020 Similar to what we are experiencing today with the internet, everything you do in this world is being ‘recorded’ and it stays there for as long as this manifestation of the world exists. It creates an impression, a samskara, which then informs your future […]

Just One Spoon

~ by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi Making his way towards the car with boxed lunch in hand I began to say goodbye but he stopped and said “Just going to get my metal spoon!” And I thought, just one spoon A simple act of consideration for Mother Earth And what can one spoon do, really? […]

Breathless Time

  ~by Denise Mihalek “You gave me my breath back,” a student told me with tears in her eyes.  Wow!  My eyes also welled up with tears. Her sincerity momentarily stole my breath.    This adult is a cancer survivor and had attended yoga, meditation and sound healing classes to assist with her recovery.  Now, on […]

The Holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani

Tuesday, August 25th is the holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani, the original feminine goddess and internal pleasure potency of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Together They unite as the original divine feminine and masculine, and we unlimited jiva souls are expanded from Them. We can find joy in excavating our sacred […]

Vyasa Puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada

~by Rukmini Walker Every year on the “appearance” day of the spiritual master, disciples write an offering expressing their appreciation. The celebration of that day is called, Vyasa Puja, because the spiritual master is a representative of Srila Vyasadev, the author of Vedic literature. Instead of saying “birthday” the word appearance is used because it’s said […]

Krsna Janmastami

The Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krsna is called Krsna Janmastami and will be celebrated Tuesday, August 11th. Lord Krsna is called the Supreme Personality of Godhead although He contains within Himself both personal and impersonal aspects. As Brahman, He is the undifferentiated oneness that exists everywhere; as Paramatma, He is the Supersoul within each of […]

A Letter To Our Future Selves

This piece is being featured in “The Emergence of Women’s Voices in ISKCON” a written documentary of the voices of the first-generation pioneer women of ISKCON.  Thirty-three authors speak about their relationships with Srila Prabhupada, what women bring to Krishna consciousness, and the importance of women’s voices in ISKCON. My “Letter to our Future Selves” […]

Life out of Balance

by Ananda Vrindavan Devi There is a great verse in the Bhagavad-gita that speaks to balance. “He who is regulated in his habits of eating, sleeping, recreation and work can mitigate all material pains by practicing the yoga system.” [Ch.6.17] And we know from practical experience that when things are out of balance they don’t […]

Disappearance Day of His Holiness Bhaktitirtha Swami

~ by Rukmini Walker Today is the Disappearance Day of His Holiness Bhaktitirtha Swami, the world’s first African American Vaisnava (that is, the Bhakti path…) swami. Disappearance Day means the day he passed away from this world, in full consciousness of divinity, in full consciousness of Krsna. Someone in the full consciousness that he possessed does […]

A Pandemic of Covid, A Pandemic of Hatred

~by Rukmini Walker June 1, 2020 To listen to the audio version of the blog, please click here: “A riot is the language of the unheard” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Within the pandemic of covid, a pandemic of hatred is taking an equally toxic toll. We need a pandemic of healing, a pandemic of […]