March 21st in the holy Appearance Day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, He is considered to be a combined form of the divine feminine, Sri Radha, and the divine masculine, Sri Krsna. Here is a backstory of how that came to be: One day, Krsna sat beside Radhika in the forest […]
Presented at the Global Peace Initiative for Women Conference, March 7-9, Varanasi, India –by Rukmini Walker OM… Each morning, before placing my first foot on the floor, I say a prayer to Mother Earth, a prayer from the Bhakti tradition: samudra vasane devi parvata sthana mandite vishnupatni namas tubhyam dehi male tu prartaye Oh Mother Earth! […]
Amid dire news of climate change, the question only intensifies: What do we do now? As we sort through the accumulating data and endless politics, a vital element gets lost — the moral dimension of the environmental crisis, and its especially punishing toll on poor communities. The time is now for a galvanizing religious and […]
–by Rukmini Walker This week The Times of India’s headline story was that the Indian Supreme Court has decided to send the 70 year old Babri Masjid Ayodhya litigation case to mediation. This is a very wise decision on their part. I’m reminded of the biblical story of King Solomon. Two different women were both […]
This raw and poignant piece was written by a dear devotee friend of mine. My friend Sudharma has seen her path set with thorns. Yet, she faces each day with a mood of gratitude, despite the difficulties she and her daughter face. I have always admired her strength and determination. And now, I find that […]
“The main obstacle we are facing in reaching our optimum mental capacity is a virus called “Lower Desires“. To view this short inspirational video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoY4vxkpGaI&feature=youtu.be or on the arrow button in the image below.
In honor of International Women’s Day, I would like to share this talk I recently gave at the Institute for Spiritual Culture, The Glories of Our Mothers Conference — Rukmini Walker Mayapur, India, March 3rd, 2019 I’m very grateful to have been invited to speak at this conference, on the Glories of Our Mothers. Specifically, I’ve […]
Denise from Sound Awakenings in Pennsylvania was with us on our India Kirtan Adventure in January. Here’s an offering from her as an inspiration for your Day! All the best, Rukmini — by Denise Mihalik It was six am and all was quiet. It was a cool, misty morning well before sunrise. A few of us met to chant […]
I gave this lecture on the Bhagavad Gita – BG 07.27 last week at the Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra Temple in Pune, India. All the best, Rukmini To view the class, please click on this link or on the arrow at the center of the image below:
Blog Post, Feb. 17th, 2019 On February 18th, we are celebrating the Appearance of Sri Nityananda, the beloved brotherly associate of Sri Caitanya in His pastimes five hundred years ago. We call it ‘appearance’ because it’s said that liberated personalities don’t take birth the way ordinary people do. In the Caitanya Bhakti tradition, Sri Caitanya […]
Urban Devi is a community of women who gather to explore and excavate their identities as urban women living the spiritual life. An urban devi is in the world, but not of the world. She acts in the world to uplift, and shift the consciousness of those around her to a higher place of Bhakti, or love in action.