An Internal Meditation During the Season of Advent and Christmas

My husband and I have spent the last several days in Chennai, India hosting our fifth annual Vaisnava Christian Dialogue. Amidst so much religiously and politically motivated strife in other parts of India (and the world), we were blessed to share this time together with dear kindred friends who are Protestants, Catholics, Sri Vaisnavas and Caitanya […]

The Essence of Srimad Bhagavatam

On December 20, 2019, Rukmini Walker gave this inspiring lecture on the Essence of the Srimad Bhagavatam the ISKCON Temple in Chennai, India. To listen to the audio, please click on the play button below:  

Walking the World

by Rukmini Walker Be an invisible guide, like the scent of roses that shows where the inner garden is. ~ Rumi To travel through the world in a mood of detachment carrying within ourselves the inner knowledge and identity that, I am spirit. I am not of this world. My home is elsewhere. I belong to Krsna. […]

Never Leave this Path….

Taken from Sacinandana Swami’s “Saranagati ~ Teachings, Realizations and Inspirations”   In Sri Caitanya-Caritamrta the Lord says, “It is My vow that if one only once seriously surrenders unto Me, saying ‘My dear Lord, from this day I am Yours’, and prays to Me for fearlessness, I shall immediately award fearlessness to that person, and he […]

Contagious Compassion?

~by Rukmini Walker During the month of December, as the weather turns chilly, we can almost feel a sort of warming of the heart. People in the West feel a generosity of  Christmas spirit, and people in India think of Gita Jayanti, the time when the Bhagavad Gita was spoken. If your life has been […]

Why We Hide

~by Rambhoru Brinkmann  “Human beings above all, are relational creatures. They seek connection and they experience anxiety, terror, and depression when isolated.” (Jean Baker Miller). Central to Relational Cultural Theory is the notion that despite our yearning for deep, meaningful, growth-fostering relationships, we develop behaviors that push people away, sabotaging the very interpersonal connections we desire. […]

What is Love?

~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. […]

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. […]

Emotions are Information

~by Rambhoru Brinkmann “Being a truly well and self-satisfied individual rests on the ability to understand the information that emotions give you and be able to skillfully utilize and respond to that information…Emotions are not negative or extraneous, but rather an important aspect of being human.” (Hannah Curtis, LCSW) Sometimes, in the interests of spiritual development, […]

Pause for Thought: From humility, all good things grow

I’d like to share with you this sweet offering by Jahnavi Harrison. May it be a delightful part of your Thanksgiving Day. Take just a few minutes to hear her inspiring words about a “Pause for Thought: From humility, all good things grow.” ~ All the best, Rukmini Walker Click here to listen in ~ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07w32fs