Lookin at true SELF care with Jamuna Jaya Devi Dasi

In our last Urban Devi Sanga, Jamuna Jaya devi dasi delved into looking at true self care.  A disciple of HH Dhanurdhara Swami, Jamuna Jaya calls herself the “bodega cat” of the Bhakti Center – always hanging around somewhere – for almost a decade. Her services at TBC include teaching for the Yoga Program, leading Community Groups, being a […]

Struck with Wonder and Gratitude!

I gave a class at New York’s Bhakti Center on gratitude and the aspects of wonder from the Srimad Bhagavatam – wisdom for  higher state of  mindfulness and for a grateful attitude. In the image below, the transition from lower to higher state is by staying engaged, curious and maintaining a sense of wonder. To listen […]

Ultimate Life Hacks from the Bhagavad Gita

In our April Urban Devi* Ladies Syama Sangita Devi Dasi takes us on a journey into Sri Krishna’s main teachings of this sacred book. Born and raised in NYC, Syama Sangita has performed stand-up comedy on hundreds of stages in Canada, U.D., U.K., and Hong Kong. Wanting to take her craft to new heights, she […]

Gopi Gita Appreciation part 1, The Monk’s Podcast 159 with Madhavananda Prabhu and Amarendra Prabhu

Dear Friends, For the last several days, I’ve been listening with deep gratitude to a most illuminating discussion on The Monk’s Podcast in six separate episodes. Dear friends of ours, Chaitanya Caran, Madhavananda, and Armarendra Prabhus have been discussing The Gopi Gita, the songs of Lord Krsna’s Vrndavan gopis from the Srimad Bhagavatam Tenth Canto […]

The Heart of the Sacred Feminine: The Ecstasy of Lord Caitanya

In part five of The Heart of the Sacred Feminine, Ashley Liteckly Elenbaas and I explore sweet stories of Lord Caitanya. May you find our conversation as engaging as I do!  To listen in, please click on this link or on the video image below. —- All the best, Rukmini Walker *Connect with Rukmini through her […]

The Heart of the Sacred Feminine: Beauty and Truth in Bhakti

Once again, Ashley Liteckly Elenbaas of Sky House Herbs invited me to share in a talk exploring the The Heart of the Sacred Feminine: Beauty and Truth in Bhakti.  I hope you find our conversation as engaging as I do!  To listen in, please click on this link or on the video image below. —- All the best, […]

The Heart of the Sacred Feminine – The Dance of Intimacy (Session 3)

Ashley Liteckly Elenbaas of Sky House Herbs has invited me to share a series of talks with her exploring the Divine Feminine, Srimati Radharani. So far, we’ve had three discussions, and we’re planning to continue them every couple of weeks. I hope you find these conversations as engaging as I do!  To listen in, please […]

Adventures in Russia w/Mondakini Devi Dasi

In our January Urban Devi* Ladies Sanga, Mondakini Devi Dasi talks about her amazing experiences as well as the experiences of heroic devotees who laid the foundation of the explosive growth of Krishna Consciousness in Russia.  Mondakini regularly travels to Russia, providing venues for devotees who suffered in Soviet prisons to share their profound stories with […]

The Poetry of Nature

a conversation with Jahnavi Harrison   During late October’s Eco Bhakti Weekend, Grammy-nominated artist and BBC radio presenter Jahnavi Harrison reflected on how Bhakti poetry can help us to more connect to divinity through a deeper appreciation of the natural world.  The Eco Bhakti Weekend was organized by Yale University’s Ecology Forum in partnership with the Bhakti Center, NYC […]