Love in the Dark Matter of the Universe

~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 […]

Rising Up and Sinking Down

~by Rukmini Walker ———– ———— Personally, I was in awe hearing the 22 year old Amanda Gorman read her poem last week at the US Presidential Inauguration. A slight African American woman, the Youth Poet Laureate of the US, she grew up with a speech impediment, like President Joe Biden. First Lady Jill Biden, who […]

The Impact of Grief on Spiritual Growth

The Impact of Grief on Spiritual Growth is a 4-week course from February 26 – March 26, 2021 that will presented by Rambhoru dasi, Founder of Karuna Care Education (KCE) and professional chaplain. For details, please visit www.karunacare.iskcon.org or register at bit.ly/kce-grief.  Please also be sure to watch the informational video below. Rambhoru Devi Dasi is a compassionate […]

Messages

by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi ————————————–  I don’t know about you  But I get messages  all the time  Like from these two  Tulips in a vase leaning down  Searching for krishna  On the altar Eager Stretching  Longing  Ignoring the crowd  Going the other way After something better  

Cycling in Balance

~by Rukmini Walker 1.19.2021 My friends Anita and Robert live and work in Washington, DC. Most days they’re out cycling around the national monuments on their bikes, or to and from work. No cycling in the next few days though, since 25,000 National Guard troops are in DC now to secure the US Capitol for […]

Commitment Leads Us To Freedom

~by Rukmini Walker To listen to an audio version of this blog read by Rukmini, please click on the audio link below: “The need of the spirit soul is that he wants to get out of the limited sphere of material bondage and fulfill the desire for complete freedom. He wants to get out of […]

Chaos and Crisis in Washington DC

by Anuttama Dasa, on Jan. 7, 2021 —— Lord Krishna explains in the sacred text, Bhagavad-Gita, “Whatever action a great man performs, others will follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” Yesterday in Washington, D.C., we saw the truth of this statement, and the terrible impact of the misguided thoughts, […]

Homily for the New Year

Our deepest apologies to all the readers of Urban Devi, as we came across this beautiful message on the internet, but later found that it is written by the renowned Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, not Pope Francis. Please accept our apologies for this misrepresentation.   Thank you, Rukmini Walker -by Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) “Palco de vida”  — *You […]

What We Live For, What We Die For

~by Rukmini Walker 1.7.2021 —- I live in the suburbs of Washington, DC, about eighteen miles from the center of government of the United States. Yesterday, supporters of the President who’d lost his bid for re-election stormed the US Capitol Building, violently breaking windows and forcibly entering the building while a session of Congress was […]

Winter Rain

by Ananda Vrindavan devi ———————————— It’s a cold rain on this cold morning Raining cats and dogs they say  Why not raining birds and bees Or better yet let it rain love and kindness Drops of sweet water to change our thinking To wash away fear and loneliness Let it rain invitations to reach out […]