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 […]

Disappearance Day of Srila Prabhupada

On the 45th anniversary of the Disappearance Day of Srila Prabhupada, October 28, 2022, I pray that his followers and his mission will always honor his magnanimous mood, and the magnanimous mood of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, cooperating together and honoring unity in diversity. Rukmini Walker  

Happy Govardhan Puja!

Here is a special message about the beautiful festival of Govardhan Puja by Rukmini Walker (Rukmini devi dasi). Please click on this link or on the video image below.

Entering into Kartik

Kartik, also known as the month of Damodara, is a month for deepening one’s love for Krishna. This year Kartik begins on October 9, 2022.  It is considered by devotees of Krishna to be the holiest month of the year. During this month, devotees make extra vows, perform extra spiritual activities, and generally worship Krishna […]

Devotional Mysticism and Plant

This episode is the beginning of a new series called Devotional Mysticism and Plant Teachers. In this space, we’ll be exploring the rich history of plants, their connection to ancient and modern mystic traditions, their inclusion in myths, sacred texts, and their use as spiritual aides in ceremony and in healing. Our hope is to […]

Vyasa Puja Offering ~ A letter to Srila Prabhupada

~by Rukmini Walker This is my vyasa puja offering to Srila Prabhupada for this year 2022. **To listen to Rukmini’s audio recitation of this letter, please click here  or on the video image below***   My Eternal Father and Master, Srila Prabhupada, nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine […]

Why Does There Have To Be Violence?

~by Rukmini Walker The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart. ~Alexander Solzhenitsyn Why does there have to be violence? Why do there have to be bullies on my child’s playground? Why do people cheat on their wives or […]

Bhakti’s Perpetual Spring Season

Last Saturday, here at our Potomac, Maryland temple we held our 25th Annual Vaisnava Christian Dialogue. Our participants are, for the most part, scholar/practitioners who come from the Catholic, and Protestant traditions, as well as Vaisnavas of different lineages. Many of the participants are priests or professors or chaplains at universities. Our theme this year […]

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 […]

Solution Dating Sites For those who have Unconventional Lifestyles

If you’re certainly not into classic dating, you really should try among the alternative internet dating sites out there. These are generally specifically personalized for people who happen to be non-normative within their preferences. A few examples of this sort of people include goths, gamers, and furries. Regardless of your inclination, you’re bound to find […]