Vyasa Puja Offering ~ A letter to Srila Prabhupada

~by Rukmini Walker   Dear Srila Prabhupada, My Eternal Master, My Eternal Father,   nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine On that day in 1968, in Montreal, we ran quickly down the street, barefoot, from the bowling alley temple on Park Street, to the tiny apartment […]

O Prabhupada, Brilliant Moon

Forty-three years ago on November 14th, 1977, our beloved Guru Maharaj, Srila Prabhupada departed this world from Sri Vrndavana Dham, ending his pastimes here in this world, and returning to the Vrndavan of the spiritual world. According to the lunar calendar, we are honoring that day today, Wednesday, November, 18th. Here is a video remembrance […]

In Remembrance of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaj

Today, on this day of Guru Purnima, the day that traditionally the guru is honored, our world has lost the presence of a rare and holy teacher and sadhu. His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami has left this world, and so many are weeping, feeling his loss. He was gentle and kind, and always most ardent […]

Happy 85th Birthday, Dear Kenneth!

Today, June 19th is the 85th birthday of Dr. Kenneth Cracknell, a Methodist minister, a respected scholar and author, and one of the co-founders of our Vaisnava Christian Dialogue. This dialogue, originally held in Wales, has continued each year for the last almost twenty-five years here in Washington, DC. Kenneth is now in a nursing home […]

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 […]

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 […]