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 […]

Lord Nityananda Appearance Day!

Those who are followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be honoring the holy Appearance Day of His dear most associate, Lord Nityananda on Monday, February 14th. Anyone who seeks the shelter of Lord Caitanya is advised to pray for the mercy of Lord Nityananda. When Lord Krsna appears, Lord Nityananda appears as His brother, Lord […]

On Ice

~A Musing by Rukmini Walker~ ——————————————————- Click below to hear the audio version of this musing. **To view a special video compilation of the musing, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the video image to watch! ——————————————————- Under the changing winter sky, ice and snow cover the ground today. Colder at […]

Welcoming the Cycles of Life

Below is a beautiful and inspiring reflection by Dhayana Masala to ring in the new year.  May it also be an inspiration for setting your own intentions.  All the best, Rukmini Walker I truly believe that what will ultimately satisfy us is a deeper connection to our Self (+ our Source). I can spend so much […]

Christmas in the Ashram

When we had our three stores in the Metro DC area, we used to always play this cheeky multi-culti song during the Christmas season. Always good to not take our sectarian divisions too seriously… Let’s all rejoice together! Click here or on the image below to listen!  —– A very Merry Christmas to you all! All […]

“Gratitude Ladder”

My dear friend, Sadhana Allen has shared with me this “Gratitude Ladder”. I find it very helpful in assessing where I am at any given moment, as I aim for appreciative gratefulness each moment of each day. I hope you find it helpful as well! All the best, Rukmini Walker

December Feelings

Here is a special offering by Rukmini Podder called, “December Feelings“. May it be and inspiration for you to consider what your December feelings may be. All the best,   Rukmini Walker