A Beautiful Soul’s Departure: Farewell Janavi Held

by Krishna Kanta Dasi  “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” ~Rabindranath Tagore~ Last Saturday, a most beautiful artist, poet, writer and vaishnavi sadly departed. Sri Jahnavi Dasi, (aka Janavi Held) was a dear spiritual sister of mine, and she left this world peacefully after […]

My Devotion

The Sri Sri Corastakam by Bilvamangala Thakur (This ashtaka, or eight stanza poem, is recited, or sung, in the poetic meter known as “Upajati”.) (1) vraje prasiddham navanita-cauram gopangananam ca dukula-cauram aneka-janmarjita-papa-cauram cauragraganyam purusham namami I offer pranama to that foremost of thieves – who is famous in Vraja as the butterthief and He who […]

A Mystical Place

December 5, 2018 –Rukmini Walker Some of these are photos from yesterday’s parikram around Holy Govardhan Hill, which is 14 miles or approximately 22.5 kilometers.  Govardhan is called, The One Who Fulfills All Desires. A very mystical place of the pastimes of Radha and Krsna in Their secret caves, lakes and gardens.   Humble devotees worship […]

The Trees Want To Tell Their Story

I wanted to share with you a quick preview from “The Trees Want To Tell Their Story”, with Jagattarini Dasi, Artistic Director at The Sacred India Gallery.   Jagattarini is busy in Vrindavan gathering material for this upcoming project. In this video Jagattarini Dasi shares with us the mysterious pilu trees at a very special place known as […]

A Loan From God

Monday, September 10, 2018 A Loan From God, a podcast interview Shaunaka Rishi Das, an Irish-born Hindu and Director of the Oxford Centre of Hindu Studies, spent many years caring for his wife Keshava, who had chronic fatigue syndrome. In her mid-50s and suffering from depression, Keshava took her own life, with questions over the medical response leading […]


 by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi —— Humility sits in quietness not needing nothing Being content It takes up less space On the outside For it’s large and beautiful self Owns all the rooms On the inside

Movable Kitchens, Puri, Odissa, India

November 12th, 2018 ———— Today I am in Puri, in the Indian state of Orissa on “yatra” (pilgrimage) with a group of 6,000 other pilgrims from India and around the world. This is the place of Lord Caitanya, Sri Krsna, coming in the mood of a devotee, the founder of the Sankirtan movement, which sparked […]

And Who am I to Think?

By Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi ——- And who am I to think that this life is all there is? That the beating heart that stops is me? Do I go out the window that is Opened by a kind witness to my last breath? Though a window I do not need in the Grand scheme […]


by ELAINE MANSFIELD I watch as green jewels with gold flecks wait to become butterflies. Two Monarchs pause in their chrysalises. I check them many times a day, hoping to see darkening, hoping for orange wings to show through the chrysalis skin, hoping they’ll make it out of here in warmth and sunshine, hoping they’ll fly […]