To my beloved family of devotees in Italy

 This is a letter sent by His Holiness Radhanath Swami to his dear friends, the devotees in Bologna, Italy and shared with the devotees all over Italy. His wisdom and concern are so poignant and instructive for us all right now… ~Rukmini Walker To my beloved family of devotees in Italy, Please accept my respectful […]

Lecture: The Lord’s Descent in this World

Please find below a lecture I recently gave on The Lord’s descent in this world, drawing from the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB 2.7.11).  This lecture was given at the ISKCON Punjabi Bagh Temple in New Delhi, India on February 6, 2020. Please click here to listen to the lecture All the best, Rukmini Walker  

A Letter to a Young Woman Devotee

This is my reply to a young woman who is new to the path of Bhakti. She has been regularly attending temple programs in one city in the US. Sometimes she is discouraged hearing a sectarian or misogynist slant coming from the speaker during the morning class. With her name omitted, I thought to share […]

Show Up Each Day

by Ananda Vrindavan Devi ——– Each day is a lifetime in itself It’s own universe We start again each day Moments that are right now Today, and that’s why We show up to our japa Each day, at some part of the day To anchor ourselves To connect with Krishna Beyond this life and the […]

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. […]

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. […]

A Weed is a Flower in the Wrong Pot

by Rukmini Walker ~Part 2 of a series on Gardening of the Soul~ Click here to listen to the audio recording of this blog, read by the author: Blog text begins here….. To cultivate bhakti, is to cultivate the inner garden of your heart. This cultivation is compared to a tender, wish – fulfilling creeper […]

A Poet on Faith

Anna is a dear sister on the Bhakti path. Here is an inspiration from her…~ Rukmini Walker By Anna Cooperberg I was meandering around Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia when I came upon a man seated behind on a small stool behind a tiny rickety table. On the table was a typewriter. “Pick a topic, get […]

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 […]

Vyasa Puja

by Rukmini Walker Saturday, August 24th, the day following Sri Krsna Janmastami (the Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krsna) is the Appearance Day of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, my spiritual master.  Each year on the Appearance Day of the spiritual master, called Vyasa Puja, disciples write offerings of their realizations and gratitude to their beloved […]