Thoughts on Prayer

by Nanda Carlson ——-   The act of prayer not for something I want desire, or desperately need but to pray in awe of a vastness, incomprehensible a true mystery where I am held, tenderly part of an expansive eternal wholeness. So big, beyond the edges and borders there is freedom within a Love beyond […]

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 […]

Meeting Our Emotions

by:  Rambhoru Dasi Sometimes, in the interests of spiritual development, practitioners avoid, suppress, or disconnect from their feelings viewing them as taboo. They may even be self-critical or judgmental of themselves or others for having “negative” emotions. The trouble with these attitudes is that they prevent us from perceiving the valuable information our emotions carry […]

The Art of Dying

–by Rukmini Walker To listen to the audio format of this blog, please click below. My mother, Edith, died last Wednesday. I was with her, almost at the moment. I had the chance to garland her with my sacred tulsi neck beads and anoint her body with sacred oil from Lord Nrsimhadev in Sridham Mayapur. […]

73 Cows

73 Cows is an award winning documentary about a British livestock farmer gone vegan and the difficult transition he went through to get there. It is very powerful, honest and inspiring. I hope you enjoy it.   All the best, Rukmini   Click here to watch :https://mailchimp.com/presents/film/73-cows/?utm_source=mc-social&utm_medium=login&utm_campaign=mailchimp-presents&utm_content=73-cows-2&_ga=2.191688489.2046822492.1564108679-542990153.1540758292&fbclid=IwAR0B7-hVW43-3m8QV1RxdOQQjVD4e6WIMfmsi36z6AHMUCqjE0w_fww6txw

Move Over, Therapy Dogs. Hello, Therapy Cows

Here is an article in the New York Times that recommends what we practice when we visit Govardhan Eco Village (gev.org) outside of Mumbai each January during our Bhakti Immersion, as part of our India Kirtan Adventure.   Please join us! Or maybe there’s a cow or little calf near you who is open for […]

The First Prerequisite to Remembering Krishna

— Article and Translations by Hari Parshad Das The modern world with all its information overload and never ending deadlines can easily drive a person nuts. In such a crazy atmosphere, it is virtually impossible to think about Krishna.  Srila Rupa Goswami has therefore correctly quoted a verse in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhuḥ (1.2.115) as follows: For […]

Urban Devi Sanga ~ Women in Leadership

-by Rukmini Walker Recently, women political leaders have been competing in the televised presidential debates. Including Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who is a devotee of Krsna. What gifts can a woman bring to the table? Any table! The dinner table, political arena, in religion, in business, in finance, in law, in agriculture, in education… Bhakti yogis […]

Sacred Harmony

This poem was written by my dear granddaughter, Kairava.  She sings kirtan each year with her father, sister and brother at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas.  Kairava wrote this sweet poem two years ago, while at the Ashram, when she was 11 years old.   Happy Birthday Kairava! ~ by Kairava The lights […]

Gifting

By Catherine de Vinck The hands of the clock turn right counting the hours sliding off time’s frame. In the dreamtime, the earth rolls on in the great void, ever reciting its tale of fertile beauty. Instructions have been left: how to care for, how to love, what is fragile, easily harmed. But we forget, […]