Urban Devi

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Tribute to Kadamba Kanana Maharaj

Hare Krishna dear friends, Here is a beautiful tribute to Kadamba Kanana Maharaj by my dear friend Radhacaran Prabhu, who is now an initiating guru and preaching in China: A Great Vaisnava has left this world today*, with so much inspiration and enough to keep us focused on service to Srila Prabhupada. Maharaj was known […]

Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Dear Friends, February 10th is the holy Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, the beloved guru of our beloved Srila Prabhupada. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur was a lifelong celibate, first as a brahmacari, and then a sannyasi, a brilliant scholar and author, and known for his uncompromising devotion to speaking the truth, even among […]

HG Kalakantha Das – Unity in Diversity – The Need for Vaishnavi Diksha Gurus

In this interview, HG Kalakantha Dasa (disciple of Srila Prabhupada), one of the leaders of ISKCON, outlines the need for Vaisnavi Diksha Gurus in the West and why it is of vital importance to the diversification of Western ISKCON temples. Please support Vaishnavi Diksha Gurus by signing this petition launched by Kalakantha Prabhu: https://www.change.org/p/women-gurus-in-iskcon-unity-in-diversity-now For […]

Devotional Mysticism and Plant Teachers: Light Holders Through Winter

~presented by Rukmini Walker & Ashley Elenbaas Winter is the darkest season of the year. While darkness is often seen as burdensome, it is rich with gifts necessary for those on a spiritual path. In this video, herbalist Ashley Elenbaas and director of UrbanDevi, Rukmini Walker, take a deep dive into the dark and fertile […]

The Pearls of Instruction

~by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur” 1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed. 2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage. 3. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady. […]

Building and Maintaining Relationships

In case you missed the last December Urban Devi, please click here or on the image below to listen.   Healthy relationships are an integral part of our devotional life in Krishna consciousness and a fundamental part of a balanced life in the world in general. Drawing from Rupa Goswami’s description of loving exchanges and other […]

A Thanksgiving Meditation

My Dear Friends, Here is a meditation for your Thanksgiving, inspired by the Rev. Peter Raible: We build on foundations we did not lay. We warm ourselves with fires we did not light. We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant. We drink from wells we did not dig. We profit from persons […]