Urban Devi

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Living in the Season

by Susan Weiser Mason Here in Damariscotta Mills, the alewives have returned, the star magnolias are in full bloom, and a delicate halo of yellowish green is emerging in the hardwood canopy. The arrival of Spring brings a welcome and magnificent surge of energy that speaks confidently of renewal. And not a moment too soon! […]

My Mother Wants a New Body by Rukmini Walker

My family and I were just visiting my mother, Edith, in Boca Raton, Florida to celebrate her 90th Birthday. As we honored her and celebrated her life, she declared that 90 is too old and that people shouldn’t really live that long. Gaura Vani tried to bless her by saying: “May you live as long […]

India Kirtan Adventure 2019

Join me and my son, Gaura Vani, for our next India Kirtan Pilgrimage! Jan 2019. Click here for more details. [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]⭐️ SIGN UP BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30TH AND GET AN EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $200! ⭐️ [/perfectpullquote]

Karuna-Sindhu: Oceans of Compassion

At the heart of our own humanity is our ability to be sensitive to the feelings of others. When—upon seeing others suffering—we feel our own heart ache, and reach out to soothe their pain, we are living up to our highest human potential. This kindness, as I understand it, is compassion in action: the unsupportable […]

Finding Our Souls in a Sea of Identities

Finding Our Souls in a Sea of Identities  Krishna Kanta Dasi In the Bhakti paradigm, at our deepest level, we are each individual units of consciousness (atmans) trying on different identities, lifetime after lifetime. The minute we are born, we are given specific identities involving race, nationality, gender and family. As we age, individuate from […]

Enlightening Dark Leaderships

Enlightening Dark Leaderships: (Reflections for Lord Narasimhadeva’s Appearance Day) Krishna Kanta Dasi The Bhakti tradition is full of references to power and the misuse of power. It describes the age we live in (kali yuga) as the dark age of discord and hypocrisy, governed by unjust, spiritually blind leaders. According to the ancient text of […]


Dear Friends, It’s Spring here in DC-still cold, but the cherries are flowering in pink; white flowering pears are columns of dignity lining the roads and hills; cheery yellow forsythia; my favorite, the star magnolia, our American lotus; and the wispy redbuds are all blooming in chorus. Last weekend we had our twenty-first annual Vaisnava […]

Sita’s Appearance Day

Today is the Appearance Day of Sita Devi. Srimati Sita Devi, a manifestation of the goddess of fortune, Lakshmi Devi, is the eternal consort of Lord Ramachandra. When Lord Ramachandra was banished to the Dandakaranya forest, Sita Devi left the comforts of the royal palace to join Him. While in the forest she was kidnapped by […]

Transcending Our Surroundings Through Love

Transcending Our Surroundings Through Love Krishna Kanta Dasi Whether we live in urban or rural settings, it is natural for the world around us—and those with whom we share our world—to affect us. We would hardly be human if they didn’t! We are, after all, interdependent with our environments. Therefore, an inevitable part of our […]

Urban Devi Discussion Group

a women’s discussion group dates – sundays, april 22, may 6, june 10, july 15, august 12 time – 2:00pm – 4:00pm location – the bhakti center / 3w admission – free of charge Topic: Discussing Visakha Dasi Latest Book: Five Years, Eleven Months and a Lifetime of Unexpected Love Urban Devi is a monthly […]