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. […]

Like Pearls on a Thread

by Sheetal Shah “Throughout the Gita, Lord Krishna does play with our expectations of what God should be, what we are called to be, what the relationship between the two is.” ————– Bhagavad-gita chapter 7, sloka 7 mattah parataram nanyat, kincid asti dhananjaya, mayi sarvam idem protam, sutre mani-gana iva      Translation: O Arjuna, great conqueror of wealth, there […]

Our Seven Mothers

In honor of International Women’s Day, I would like to share this talk I recently gave at the Institute for Spiritual Culture, The Glories of Our Mothers Conference — Rukmini Walker Mayapur, India, March 3rd, 2019 I’m very grateful to have been invited to speak at this conference, on the Glories of Our Mothers. Specifically, I’ve […]

The Crest Jewel of Mad Holy Men

Blog Post, Feb. 17th, 2019 On February 18th, we are celebrating the Appearance of Sri Nityananda, the beloved brotherly associate of Sri Caitanya in His pastimes five hundred years ago. We call it ‘appearance’ because it’s said that liberated personalities don’t take birth the way ordinary people do. In the Caitanya Bhakti tradition, Sri Caitanya […]

 Living In The Season: Winter

~by Susan Weiser Mason (Rukmini Walker’s Sister) Here in Damariscotta Mills the lake is frozen solid and expansion cracks groan in the frigid night air. The wind is bitter, and if I stay out too long I could put my life at risk. In the world of Five Element Acupuncture every season has an energetic […]

The Most Intelligent Petitioner

Anxiety attacks and breakdowns are a normal part of human life. No matter how sagacious, equipoised, tranquil, unimpassioned, silent and serene we appear on the outside, we all know that the world and its ruthless ways will one day drive us crazy and unsettle our minds to let all hell break loose. The Śrīmad-bhāgavatam (10.1.17 […]

You are a Person Filled with Unlimited Love

Caitanya-bhakti can be cultivated in whatever position you are just by hearing the transcendental sound vibration of the scriptures and the holy name.  You can get the full mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.  Each and every one of us can start here and this will bring us to the highest subjects which are almost […]

The Sleeping Full-Moon Beauty of Vrindavan

The nature of Krishna’s spiritual pastimes is such that every step is a dance, every word is a song and every action has multiple layers of meanings in it. Glorious are poets like Śrī Harisūri who reveal to us these immensely deep meanings even in those activities of the Lord that may appear to have […]