Sit a Moment

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi ————————————– Come mind, let’s sit together And chant the holy name I know you’ll find more Interesting things to do You’ll wander here and there But I’ll pull you back with affection Don’t you know your dreaming Is nothing compared to this moment With this mantra? Just once chanting is […]

Bittersweet Spring

We live each day in a world of duality. Here in the Washington DC area, the month of March, roars in like a lion with blustery cold winds, rain and hail. Yet, at the same time, the whole city is beautiful— blooming with yellow forsythia, the first pale pink cherry trees, and wild white flowering pear […]

Prayers by the Ocean

~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi —————————————- When I wander across the waters Of this material world May I always return to the shores  Of Krishna consciousness   When I marvel at the waves  Crashing and moving  With wild abandon May I always remember  The source of their power The supreme controller   When I am […]

Like Snow

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi ————————————– Let our mantras Land like light snow Upon the ground of our being So that all else is silent and covered Except the soft sound of the Krishna’s name And our awakening sense of love and service Let our thoughts All fall in one direction Like the steady fall […]

Letting Go

by Rukmini Walker ————————- Autumn leaves show how— Be electrified by light!  One glides down to earth Or wind-spirited Thousands rustling down the street Lemmings to their glad demise Whole city ablaze Swan song of red, yellow and green Give your best til death Stark trees seek the sky  Sentinels release the past Leaf, moment— […]

Autumn Sounds

~by Ananada Vrindavan devi dasi ———————————————– My favorite sounds of Autumn As we move from cool to cold Are the sounds of the geese against the sky As they make their way south to home   They do not wait or think to stay ‘We’ll manage’ is not their mood They are up and away […]

Lost in Material Energy

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi Sometimes I get lost in material energy I find pockets to hide in When the intensity of life becomes too much Facing my own shortcomings My lack of faith, honesty, and love Facing uncertainty Facing others Facing the road ahead Sometimes I get lost in the world Needing a quiet place […]

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 […]

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 […]

Banana Moon

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi Banana moon, you are beautiful too Though you don’t get much attention A arc of gold in the black sky Maybe it’s that all things look more beautiful When we’re up early and thinking of Krishna Sweet piece of moon, you keep hope alive With the message that you’ll not be […]