Impressions ~ Urban Devi Nature Retreat, Huguenot, New York

~by Rukmini Walker Last weekend we held an Urban Devi Nature Retreat in upstate New York. It was held at a thousand-acre retreat center on the bank of a lake. We gathered and sang kirtan by a bonfire at the lake each night, and we met inside by the fire in the lodge each morning. I led a workshop and […]

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 […]

Happy Black-eyed Susans and Unconditional Love

By Pranada Comtois I treasure Black-eyed Susan’s cheerful orange-yellow glow. They have a fire for life but not without graceful countenance. Spritely, joyful Susan’s deserve larger vases. When I must discard my yellow bundles of love, I put them in the dirt on both sides in the front of the house. They seed themselves. They […]

The Power of Vulnerability

An interview by Balaram Perez with Rukmini Walker In early June, I was interviewed by Balaram Perez at the beautiful and historic Bhaktivedanta Manor in England – the Manor house that was donated by George Harrison.  The interview was on the power of vulnerability, Bhakti Yoga, healthy relationships between men and women, parenting and much more.  I […]

Lecture on the Caitanya Caritamrita at New Vraja Dhama, Hungary

~Presented by Rukmini Walker This is a recording of a temple lecture I gave at New Vraja Dhama in Hungary on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The class was given on a verse from Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya Lila (CC versus 62-63) on the topic of how when something is dear to Krishna it becomes more worshipable than Krishna […]

Yellow Rose

-by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi ————— Today A single rose Peers out at me From the glass jar Reminding me of the day You were born so many years Before we even imagined this time When a rose would be offered back to us In gratitude for bringing you up in a world of Service […]

Beyond Border Control/Mind Control

-by Pranada Comtois The youth clad in hiking boots and jeans hoisted his back pack over his shoulder and hurried out in front of me. Swinging my head to the side to avoid the brusque movement of his pack, I slowed my step to give way to his determination. Perhaps he knew what to expect: […]

Gaura Purnima 2019

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 […]

The Trees Want To Tell Their Story

I wanted to share with you a quick preview from “The Trees Want To Tell Their Story”, with Jagattarini Dasi, Artistic Director at The Sacred India Gallery.   Jagattarini is busy in Vrindavan gathering material for this upcoming project. In this video Jagattarini Dasi shares with us the mysterious pilu trees at a very special place known as […]