Into the Arms of an Old Friend

by Krishna Kanta Dasi Every once in a while a person may enter our lives with whom we feel an almost instantaneous, special connection. Although meeting for the first time, it feels as if we are being reunited with a long lost friend. This happened to me nearly three years ago, when Janavi entered my […]

Living in the Season: Fall

By Susan Weiser Mason (Rukmini Walker’s sister)  Here in Damariscotta Mills, there have been a few big blows that have shaken down the deadwood, and the lawn is now strewn with kindling. I see muted colors melding all around me, creating a warm-toned blanket on the landscape of Fall. I admire the poise of this […]

We Light A Candle

Oct. 30, 2018 Have you ever noticed that happy events in life seem to arrive coupled with tragic or unhappy ones? Last Saturday, a dear friend of ours was married, yesterday was the funeral of another friend. I remember on the day of my sister’s wedding, a beloved grandfather on the other side of the […]

Entering Kartika

It’s that time of year again in which the sun moves away from the Earth, temperatures drop and darker days start moving in. For many of the world’s major religious traditions, these darker autumn and winter months become an impetus to connect with our own inner light sources: our spiritual sparks. This is often represented […]

The Seen and the Unseen: The Young and the Elderly

Oct. 17th, 2018  South Florida is an interesting place. Like all places, I suppose, each has it’s own mood, it’s own ambience. Last weekend I led a workshop in a vibrant youthful yoga community in Del Ray Beach. These last few days, I’ve been spending with my 91 year-old mother, Edith, in Boca Raton. I […]

Cloud Banks of Nectar

Oct. 15th, 2018 I am in South Florida today after completing a weekend of workshops at Casa Mannabliss in Del Ray Beach. Each morning this past weekend, I would go to watch the sunrise on the beach. Each sunrise a light show play of pink sun rays transforming moment to moment the cloud banks sitting […]

The Eye of the Needle

About a month ago, I posted a blog called The Thread of Life, about a chain of islands off the coast of Maine. I’d been in Maine visiting my sister, Susan and her family there. Susan’s husband, my brother-in-law, George has the intuitions of a native about the coast of Maine, having spent his childhoods […]

Sri Radha: The Original Rural Devi

Yesterday was Radhastami, the holy Appearance Day of Sri Radha, the original feminine goddess- you might say, the “better half”, of Lord Sri Krishna, the original Supreme masculine Person. Today I’m writing to you from the beautiful and magnificent city of St. Petersburg in Russia. The Russians say that the people here are more cultured […]

Magnificent Trees

by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi ——– In autumn you are the teachers Of how to grow old and shine You stand tall and blast Your colors against the blue sky Your leaves are fearless in their Journey of change, smiling upon us all As they fall and kiss the earth Your soul emerges, vulnerable As […]

A Tiny Seed Planted in One Heart

I am in Moscow right now. Over the last few days here we celebrated Sri Krsna Janmastami, or the Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krishna. The following day, which is called the Nandotsava—the day when Krsna’s appearance festival is celebrated—is the Appearance Day of my guru, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Prabhupada spent five days in […]