Urban Devi

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Living in the Season: Fall

Here’s a deep and sensitive meditation on living in the season of Fall. Written by my sister, Susan, who is a five-element acupuncturist (susanacupuncture.com), and her artist husband, George Mason (georgemasonart.com). “Can we struggle less with what is inevitable, and accept that there is a time to release and let ourselves fall, trusting, into the arms of […]

November Feelings

Rukmini Poddar continues to share with us her series of inspirational monthly pieces, this time with  “November Feelings“. May it be and inspiration for your own reflections this month.  —- All the best   Rukmini Walker

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  

Kartik Sonnet #2

As the month of Kartik continues, here is another beautiful Kartik sonnet by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi. —- Of lamps and lights this month is all too good It helps an eager traveler on their way Lean in, it calls, to those who think they could Take shelter with a song and verse to pray The […]

(Recording) Urban Devi- Devotional Literature: Practical Strategies

This month’s Urban Devi session was with Guru Carana Padma Dasi. She joined the bhakti movement in 1976 in Chicago where she was engaged in full-time outreach programs. She came to the UK in 1979 and was at the full-time ladies’ book distribution party in London and around the UK. After marrying Kripamoya Dasa in 1982 […]

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.

Deepavali – The Festival of Lights

~ by Sadhana Deepavali signifies the victory of good over evil and is the most celebrated festival in India and in countries with an Indian populous. The name may be spelled in various ways such as Diwali or Deepavali. In all these spelling variations, the key translation is “the festival of lights”. Light is understood […]

Kartik Sonnet

As Kartika month begins today, October 9th. Here is a beuatiful Kartik sonnet by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi. As Kartik comes our hearts are drawn to You The autumn moon rises full and deep This month alone can have us start anew The lights and songs awaken our deep sleep It is a month that […]

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 […]

The Poetry of Living Life

This September Urban Devi Class featured Ananda Vrindavan speaking on the topic “The Poetry of Living Life”. ‘Poetic’ is one of the qualities attributed to a devotee of Krishna, one that should come naturally as we practice Krishna Bhakti. Explore what does ‘poetic’ mean and what does a more poetic life look like? Please click here or […]