Show Up Each Day

by Ananda Vrindavan Devi ——– Each day is a lifetime in itself It’s own universe We start again each day Moments that are right now Today, and that’s why We show up to our japa Each day, at some part of the day To anchor ourselves To connect with Krishna Beyond this life and the […]

Being Human

I love this poem. Observing nature as though with empathy, being so conscious of my own trepidation and the uncertainty of being human. “…and still dancing when the wind blows.” ~ Rukmini Walker by Naima I wonder if the sun debates dawn some mornings not wanting to rise out of bed from under the down-feather […]

A Poet on Faith

Anna is a dear sister on the Bhakti path. Here is an inspiration from her…~ Rukmini Walker By Anna Cooperberg I was meandering around Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia when I came upon a man seated behind on a small stool behind a tiny rickety table. On the table was a typewriter. “Pick a topic, get […]

Like an Uprooted Tree

~by Ananda Vrindavan Uproot yourself before life does it to you rudely and when you least expect it Slowly loosen the roots by the daily process of chanting break the soil of lifetimes of conditioning that make us think we belong here crack the hard earth that packs the roots by hearing about Krishna shake […]

Come what May

I love these deep and authentic poems by my dear sister and friend, Ananda Vrndavan. She is present to each moment, observing her life with an introspective eye.   She is our community president here in Washington, DC. ~ Rukmini Walker ————- by Ananda Vrndavan Devi I heard the man’s jeans sweep against the floor […]

Meditating on the Divine Feminine ~ Sri Radha

by Rukmini Walker Friday, September 6th is the holy Appearance Day of Sri Radha, Lord Krsna’s divine feminine counterpart. Here is some explanation of who exactly she is, as quoted from Sri Caitanya Caritamrita, Adi Lila 4.96-98: The transcendental goddess Srimati Radharani is the direct counterpart of Lord Sri Krsna. She is the central figure […]

Typos

We all face that inner critic, the outer critics, and all those many voices of judgement and blame.  I love this observant piece, written by my dear friend, Ananda Vrindavan, our community president here in DC. Does it resonate with you as well? ~ Rukmini Walker by Ananda Vrindavan I have a friend who is […]

Thoughts on Prayer

by Nanda Carlson ——-   The act of prayer not for something I want desire, or desperately need but to pray in awe of a vastness, incomprehensible a true mystery where I am held, tenderly part of an expansive eternal wholeness. So big, beyond the edges and borders there is freedom within a Love beyond […]

Sacred Harmony

This poem was written by my dear granddaughter, Kairava.  She sings kirtan each year with her father, sister and brother at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas.  Kairava wrote this sweet poem two years ago, while at the Ashram, when she was 11 years old.   Happy Birthday Kairava! ~ by Kairava The lights […]

Gifting

By Catherine de Vinck The hands of the clock turn right counting the hours sliding off time’s frame. In the dreamtime, the earth rolls on in the great void, ever reciting its tale of fertile beauty. Instructions have been left: how to care for, how to love, what is fragile, easily harmed. But we forget, […]