Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in the United States

This Sunday Rukmini gave a presentation at the ISKCON of Denver’s Sunday Feast Program.  She explored Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in the United States and the great journey he endured to bring Bhakti and sacred texts to us all.  To listen in please click on this link or below:    

How Our Actions and Choices in Everyday Life Affect Our Chanting

~from an online lecture by Sacinandana Swami on May 3, 2020 Similar to what we are experiencing today with the internet, everything you do in this world is being ‘recorded’ and it stays there for as long as this manifestation of the world exists. It creates an impression, a samskara, which then informs your future […]

Just One Spoon

~ by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi Making his way towards the car with boxed lunch in hand I began to say goodbye but he stopped and said “Just going to get my metal spoon!” And I thought, just one spoon A simple act of consideration for Mother Earth And what can one spoon do, really? […]

Breathless Time

  ~by Denise Mihalek “You gave me my breath back,” a student told me with tears in her eyes.  Wow!  My eyes also welled up with tears. Her sincerity momentarily stole my breath.    This adult is a cancer survivor and had attended yoga, meditation and sound healing classes to assist with her recovery.  Now, on […]

Women of the Bhagavata

~presented by Rukmini Walker On August 28, 2020, Princeton University’s Hindu Life Program sponsored a wisdom talk with Rukmini Walker. Rukmini has been a student and teacher of the Bhagavata Purana for more than four decades. In this talk, she guides an exploration of the women’s voices that emerge from this important text. The Bhāgavata Purāna is considered a masterpiece of Indian […]

BBC Sunday Morning Live – Spirituality Equality and the Hare Krishna Movement

In this BBC interview, journalists look at faith groups tackling gender balance.  They explore how the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is becoming a more female facing tradition and embracing spiritual equality for all. To listen to this short BBC piece, please click on this link or the image below. All the best, Rukmini Walker […]

The Holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani

Tuesday, August 25th is the holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani, the original feminine goddess and internal pleasure potency of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Together They unite as the original divine feminine and masculine, and we unlimited jiva souls are expanded from Them. We can find joy in excavating our sacred […]

Building Strong Connections & Friendships in Krishna Consciousness

This is a poem that Ananda Vrndavan wrote about Krsnanandini. Krsnanandini gave a talk last week on the Vaisnavi Ministry site and Ananda was supposed to introduce her. Click here to listen to Krsnanandini’s talk.  Ananda, as the community president of ISKCON of DC, was busy organizing our temple’s Community Supported Agriculture distribution and the next few days of our Krsna Janmastami […]

Vyasa Puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada

~by Rukmini Walker Every year on the “appearance” day of the spiritual master, disciples write an offering expressing their appreciation. The celebration of that day is called, Vyasa Puja, because the spiritual master is a representative of Srila Vyasadev, the author of Vedic literature. Instead of saying “birthday” the word appearance is used because it’s said […]