When Great Trees Fall: Animation

Last year, after hearing of the passing of our beloved Bhakti Caru Maharaj we posted this poem called, When Great Trees Fall, by Maya Angelou. My dear friends: the artist, Rukmini Poddar, created this beautiful and poignant video animation, with kirtaneer, Jahnavi Harrison reading the poem, along with music by Night Squall, Bowspirit, and Balmorhea. I […]

The Poetry of Nature

a conversation with Jahnavi Harrison   During late October’s Eco Bhakti Weekend, Grammy-nominated artist and BBC radio presenter Jahnavi Harrison reflected on how Bhakti poetry can help us to more connect to divinity through a deeper appreciation of the natural world.  The Eco Bhakti Weekend was organized by Yale University’s Ecology Forum in partnership with the Bhakti Center, NYC […]

Ode to the Holy Name

by Jahnavi Harrison Whisper it beneath the summer oaks while swallows dive above Shout it in your morning shower, share it with the ones you love. Sing it loud, groups of ten, three or seventy-five, brand it on your beating chest and keep your heart alive. In the garden, on the bus, before exams and […]