Cycling in Balance

~by Rukmini Walker 1.19.2021 My friends Anita and Robert live and work in Washington, DC. Most days they’re out cycling around the national monuments on their bikes, or to and from work. No cycling in the next few days though, since 25,000 National Guard troops are in DC now to secure the US Capitol for […]

Commitment Leads Us To Freedom

~by Rukmini Walker To listen to an audio version of this blog read by Rukmini, please click on the audio link below: “The need of the spirit soul is that he wants to get out of the limited sphere of material bondage and fulfill the desire for complete freedom. He wants to get out of […]

What We Live For, What We Die For

~by Rukmini Walker 1.7.2021 —- I live in the suburbs of Washington, DC, about eighteen miles from the center of government of the United States. Yesterday, supporters of the President who’d lost his bid for re-election stormed the US Capitol Building, violently breaking windows and forcibly entering the building while a session of Congress was […]

Darkness in the Season of Light

*Please click here to listen to an audio narration of this blog by Rukmini Walker “A difficulty is a light, an insurmountable difficulty is a sun.”- Paul Valery For many, these darkest days of the year have traditionally been celebrated as the Season of Light, or Advent, or Hanukah. Yet during this time of global […]

How Our Actions and Choices in Everyday Life Affect Our Chanting

~from an online lecture by Sacinandana Swami on May 3, 2020 Similar to what we are experiencing today with the internet, everything you do in this world is being ‘recorded’ and it stays there for as long as this manifestation of the world exists. It creates an impression, a samskara, which then informs your future […]

Just One Spoon

~ by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi Making his way towards the car with boxed lunch in hand I began to say goodbye but he stopped and said “Just going to get my metal spoon!” And I thought, just one spoon A simple act of consideration for Mother Earth And what can one spoon do, really? […]

Breathless Time

  ~by Denise Mihalek “You gave me my breath back,” a student told me with tears in her eyes.  Wow!  My eyes also welled up with tears. Her sincerity momentarily stole my breath.    This adult is a cancer survivor and had attended yoga, meditation and sound healing classes to assist with her recovery.  Now, on […]

The Holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani

Tuesday, August 25th is the holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani, the original feminine goddess and internal pleasure potency of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Together They unite as the original divine feminine and masculine, and we unlimited jiva souls are expanded from Them. We can find joy in excavating our sacred […]

Vyasa Puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada

~by Rukmini Walker Every year on the “appearance” day of the spiritual master, disciples write an offering expressing their appreciation. The celebration of that day is called, Vyasa Puja, because the spiritual master is a representative of Srila Vyasadev, the author of Vedic literature. Instead of saying “birthday” the word appearance is used because it’s said […]

Krsna Janmastami

The Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krsna is called Krsna Janmastami and will be celebrated Tuesday, August 11th. Lord Krsna is called the Supreme Personality of Godhead although He contains within Himself both personal and impersonal aspects. As Brahman, He is the undifferentiated oneness that exists everywhere; as Paramatma, He is the Supersoul within each of […]