Come in From the Cold

~by Ananda Vrindavan Come in from the cold And warm your heart By the fire of the holy name Come in from the cold Dark areas of your mind That separate you from Light and comfort And make you think -and sometimes do- Crazy things   Come in from the cold And warm your toes […]

Darkness in the Season of Light

*Please click here to listen to an audio narration of this blog by Rukmini Walker “A difficulty is a light, an insurmountable difficulty is a sun.”- Paul Valery For many, these darkest days of the year have traditionally been celebrated as the Season of Light, or Advent, or Hanukah. Yet during this time of global […]

Getting Through Grief with Devotion

In this presentation, Dr. Chetna Kang (Chiti Sakti Devi) speaks on “Getting Through Grief with Devotion.”Chiti Sakti Devi is a consultant psychiatrist, with over 20 years of experience in advances in mental health with Krishna consciousness. She broadcasts for BBC radio on mental health, wellbeing and spirituality with over 200 million listeners. She is a disciple […]

Creating Sacred Space as We Shelter in Place

presented by Rukmini Walker —- Last Sunday, Rukmini gave a special presentation to the ISKCON Toronto community on Creating Sacred Space as We Shelter in Place.  To watch this timely and inspiring talk, please click on this link or the video image below.

The Value of Eagerness

~Presented by Rukmini Walker On November 22, 2020, Rukmini Walker gave this online talk speaking on the Value of Eagerness for the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education. To listen to this inspiring discussion, please click on this link or on the video image below.  

A Yes to What’s Been Given

-by Rukmini Walker Please click below to listen to the audio version of this blog post: —– “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits […]

Sacred Travel: Visiting Sacred Lands In-Person & From Our Homes

~presented by Brajarani Devi Dasi During the November Urban Devi Sanga, Brajarani Devi Dasi gave a special talk on Sacred Travel.  She shared her personal travel stories with listeners, taking them on a virtual journey to sacred lands from their homes. Her travel-log took virtual travelers to the Holy City of Vrindavan, the Ganges, Govardhan Hill and other sacred sites.  To listen in […]

An Introduction to Gratitude

“In order for the seed to grow, it has to have soft and fertile ground.  Gratitude makes our heart soft. Gratitude fertilizes our heart. Gratitude enables the seed of Bhakti to grow. When we expect, when we think we deserve, when we want something very different than what we are getting, from Krishna, that is […]

Finding Shelter in Challenging Times

 ~a talk with Rukmini Walker On November 21, 2020, Kirtan Vancouver hosted a special sanga with Rukmini Walker called Finding Shelter in Challenging Times.  To watch this timely talk, please click here.   We hope you find this discussion inspiring.

The Greatest Gift

by Rukmini Walker “The greatest gift we can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves.” – Brother David Steindl-Rast I’ve been feeling a bit disgruntled the last few days, thinking about the upcoming annual American Thanksgiving Day. My idea of thanksgiving is to invite […]