Krsna

jñānam asti tulitaṃ ca tulāyāṃ prema naiva tulitaṃ tu tulāyām siddhir eva tulitātra tulāyāṃ kṛṣṇa-nāma tulitaṃ na tulāyām Knowledge, yes, that can be quantified, but love can never be quantified. Now, yogic powers, they can be quantified, but Kṛṣṇa’s name cannot be quantified. (Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī, Padyāvalī 15) This is a translation of a beloved […]

Prayer for a Pandemic

This is a beautiful meditation for the time we’re in right now. We have to remember that this is happening for us and not to us. It’s written by an anonymous author. ~ Be safe, be well, be blessed, Rukmini Walker. ~Author Unknown May we who are merely inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at […]

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 […]

“Blessings”

with Br. David Steindl-Rast We invite you to find a quiet place to experience the serenity of six blessings for everyday life as read by Br. David Steindl-Rast in this short, meditative video.    Experience the serenity of six blessings for everyday life in this new meditative film, “Blessings.” Read by Br. David Steindl-Rast, “a […]

Damodarastakam prayers

Click below to listen to a beautiful recording of Gaura Vani and Sri Vani Devi Dasi together singing the Damodarastakam prayers. Every year for one month we offer a special 8 verse prayer to Krishna called Damodarastakam. It is sung either in the morning or the evening along with the offering of a ghee lamp. This […]

The Price of a Ticket Back Home: Meditations Part One

The month of Kartik which is dedicated to Srimati Radharani begins on Monday, Oct. 14th. Here are some priceless meditations to inspire you for the month of Kartik from my dear friend and sister Srimati who lives in Sri Vrndavan Dham. ~ Rukmini Walker The mega-merciful month of Karttika is fast approaching each and every […]

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 […]

ReTreat Yourself!

Elizabeth is a communications consultant who is active with her Episcopal Church here in Washington, DC. She also loves kirtan, the call and response chanting of the many holy names of God in our Bhakti tradition.  Actually, the Biblical instruction to make a joyful noise unto the Lord transcends all religious boundaries. Here’s what Elizabeth […]

NECTAR PRAYERS: RAMA NAMA

It is well known that the Lord’s name is the most compassionate – even more merciful than the Lord´s form. Here is an ancient prayer to Lord Rama’s name, which I found in one of my many notebooks where I had written down numerous gems of inspiration. Lord Rama built a long bridge across the ocean, […]