As Long as I have Shade

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi As long as I have shade With the sound of the holy name I can bear the hot sun Of my mind beating down on me Of fears firing my imagination Of my uncertain sense of self As long as I have shade Next to the rhythm of sacred sound […]

Be in Love

~by Fr. Richard Rohr~ “The central practice in Franciscan mysticism is that we must remain in love.  Only when we are eager to love can we see love and  goodness in the world around us.  We must ourselves remain in peace, and then we will find peace over there. Remain in beauty and we will honor […]

Seva Means to Establish a Relationship

~from a lecture by Sacinandana Swami, on August 15, 2020, in Goloka-dhama, Germany~ When you give your time, body and mind to Krsna it’s not that you are doing Krsna a favor, “I’m doing something for Your benefit.” No! He doesn’t need anything. He has everything. It is about you actually correcting your forgetfulness and […]

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Class by HG Rukmini Devi @ IFAST DC

~presented by Rukmini Walker On June 19, 2021, Rukmini Devi dasi presented a special class on the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam to Institute For Applied Spiritual Technology Inc, (IFAST) in Washington, DC.   To listen to the recording fo this class, please click on the following link – https://www.facebook.com/bt.housedc/videos/4027672150686972 Rukmini  is a dynamic and powerful personality and senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada. She […]

The Birdsong of the Holy Name

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi ———————————- Let me listen to my rounds The quiet calling of Your name As I listen to the birds Called by the dawn To sing their songs of life   Let me listen with stillness To the birdsong of Your name It too signals the presence of The rising of the […]

Hare Krishna Africa w/Rukmini Walker – SB.1.8.31

On June 7, 2021, Hare Krishna Africa hosted Rukmini Walker for a special class on the Srimad  1.8.31.  To listen to the recording, please click on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CifBixam8CQ ŚB 1.8.31 गोप्याददे त्वयि कृतागसि दाम तावद् या ते दशाश्रुकलिलाञ्जनसम्भ्रमाक्षम् । वक्त्रं निनीय भयभावनया स्थितस्य सा मां विमोहयति भीरपि यद्ब‍िभेति ॥ ३१ ॥ gopy ādade tvayi kṛtāgasi […]

Cicadas

**To listen to an audio recording of this blog, please click on the play button in the bar below. — ~by Rukmini Walker “For everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 — I live in suburban Washington, DC. Every seventeen years in this area, around this time, a […]

Gratitude

Say thank you, until you mean it. Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a […]

Adventures in Service

~presented by Mondakini Devi Dasi On May 23, the Urban Devi Ladies Sanga, hosted by the Bhakti Center in NYC, featured Mondakini Devi Dasi presenting on Adventures in Service. In 1970, during the time of the Cold War, Srila Prabhupada, Mondakini’s spiritual teacher, instructed her to go to Moscow and share bhakti yoga. She did so, under the […]