Kartik Sonnet

As Kartika month begins today, October 9th. Here is a beuatiful Kartik sonnet by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi. As Kartik comes our hearts are drawn to You The autumn moon rises full and deep This month alone can have us start anew The lights and songs awaken our deep sleep It is a month that […]

The Poetry of Living Life

This September Urban Devi Class featured Ananda Vrindavan speaking on the topic “The Poetry of Living Life”. ‘Poetic’ is one of the qualities attributed to a devotee of Krishna, one that should come naturally as we practice Krishna Bhakti. Explore what does ‘poetic’ mean and what does a more poetic life look like? Please click here or […]

“Seven Principles of Making Relationships Thrive”

In our July Urban Devi Sanga, Jahnava devi dasi presented on the “Seven Principles of Making Relationships Thrive”. Drawing from bhakti wisdom and secular knowledge and research, you will learn the simple and practical application of seven key principles to help you grow, improve and establish healthy loving relationships. Please click here or on the video […]

Why Does There Have To Be Violence?

~by Rukmini Walker The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart. ~Alexander Solzhenitsyn Why does there have to be violence? Why do there have to be bullies on my child’s playground? Why do people cheat on their wives or […]

Sit a Moment

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi ————————————– Come mind, let’s sit together And chant the holy name I know you’ll find more Interesting things to do You’ll wander here and there But I’ll pull you back with affection Don’t you know your dreaming Is nothing compared to this moment With this mantra? Just once chanting is […]

Prayers by the Ocean

~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi —————————————- When I wander across the waters Of this material world May I always return to the shores  Of Krishna consciousness   When I marvel at the waves  Crashing and moving  With wild abandon May I always remember  The source of their power The supreme controller   When I am […]

Lord Nityananda Appearance Day!

Those who are followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be honoring the holy Appearance Day of His dear most associate, Lord Nityananda on Monday, February 14th. Anyone who seeks the shelter of Lord Caitanya is advised to pray for the mercy of Lord Nityananda. When Lord Krsna appears, Lord Nityananda appears as His brother, Lord […]

One Who Completely Controls the Six Bad Qualities

In honor of Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day on Sunday, November 7, 2021. ——– ~by Rukmini Walker ——- Srila Prabhupada as Vijita-Sad-Guna One Who Completely Controls the Six Bad Qualities Srila Prabhupada in his pastimes and dealings with every strata of person in the many cultures he visited, exhibited the most exemplary divine qualities. His life […]

Happy Krsna Janmastami!

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam: (1) adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram nayanam madhuram hasitam madhuram hrdayam madhuram gamanam madhuram madhuradi-pater akhilam madhuram (2) vacanam madhuram caritam madhuram vasanam madhuram valitam madhuram calitam madhuram bhramitam madhuram madhuradi-pater akhilam madhuram (3) venur madhuro renur madhurah panir-madhurah padau madhurau nrtyam madhuram sakhyam madhuram madhuradi-pater akhilam madhuram (4) gitam madhuram pitam madhuram […]

Seva Means to Establish a Relationship

~from a lecture by Sacinandana Swami, on August 15, 2020, in Goloka-dhama, Germany~ When you give your time, body and mind to Krsna it’s not that you are doing Krsna a favor, “I’m doing something for Your benefit.” No! He doesn’t need anything. He has everything. It is about you actually correcting your forgetfulness and […]