~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi — Dear Supersoul, I often forget You are there in my heart Part of the small local Neighborhood of my body And You will be with me Until my last breath How amazing is that To have a […]
On February 28, the monthly Urban Devi sanga featured Manjuali Devi Dasi sharing her personal reflections, daily actions, and the gifts of fellowship of the bhakti path. She revealed how contemplative prayer, daily practice, and an enthusiasm to meet life’s daily challenges with awareness, support our quest for self-realization and a loving relationship with the Divine. She shares her insights […]
~by Rukmini Walker Wednesday, March 3rd is the holy Appearance Day of Srila Prabhupada’s beloved Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Maharaj. He was the brilliant son of the eminent Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, who pioneered Krsna Bhakti in the Western world by sending his book, The Life and Precepts of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to scholars and […]
~by Ananda Vrindavan devi ——————————— Can it be a good thing, this darkness? A kind of light that shows me things I like to hide from in broad daylight A kind of cover that lets me bring Such things up that otherwise Might be all too much to see? The night has it’s treasures, the […]
A dear friend of ours, named Karnamrita Das passed away several days ago. He had been struggling with terminal cancer for a long time. He was a kind devotee and a friend to so many. He had much to live for – a lovely, wise and devoted wife, son and daughter-in-law…. But then he had […]
~presented by Rukmini Walker On February 14, 2021, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Rukmini Walker presented a talk to the ISKCON St. Louis community entitled “What is Love”. To listen to this inspiring talk, please click on this link or video image below.
~by Jagattarini Devi Dasi Today a big box arrived. From my window I heard the radio in the postman’s van blaring. I wondered who had ordered something that was now appearing. I stopped for a moment to reflect on whether it was something for me. Now that in itself is an interesting topic I will […]
~by Rukmini Walker- To listen to Rukmini narrate this post in an audio format, please click on the “play” button below: —— There’s a story about a loyal Japanese soldier who was still posted, poised and ready to attack any intruder on a remote island in the Philippines, some thirty years after the end of […]
~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi ——————————— As we slowly dig ourselves out of the gleaming deep casts of snow I begin to think of what other parts of our lives could be snowed under and need to be reclaimed Perhaps it is an old forgotten hurt that should be forgiven and let go, set to […]
~by Pranada Comtois *To listen to an audio version of this blog, spoken by Pranada Comtois, please click on the “play” button ——- Holding a book in my hands, the author beckons me, “Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known.” Yes! I muse and settle in for a journey with the 300-page […]
Urban Devi is a community of women who gather to explore and excavate their identities as urban women living the spiritual life. An urban devi is in the world, but not of the world. She acts in the world to uplift, and shift the consciousness of those around her to a higher place of Bhakti, or love in action.