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 […]

Hare Krishna Africa w/Rukmini Walker – SB.1.8.31

On June 7, 2021, Hare Krishna Africa hosted Rukmini Walker for a special class on the Srimad  1.8.31.  To listen to the recording, please click on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CifBixam8CQ ŚB 1.8.31 गोप्याददे त्वयि कृतागसि दाम तावद् या ते दशाश्रुकलिलाञ्जनसम्भ्रमाक्षम् । वक्त्रं निनीय भयभावनया स्थितस्य सा मां विमोहयति भीरपि यद्ब‍िभेति ॥ ३१ ॥ gopy ādade tvayi kṛtāgasi […]

Deep Listening

~by Rukmini Walker click here to listen to the audio version of this blog spoken by Rukmini In the Springtime, it seems as though all life has come alive again, after the long sleep of Winter. The birds are chirping, and the fragrance of the awakening earth is everywhere. “I am the original fragrance of […]

Our Loyal and Fallible Soldiers

~by Rukmini Walker- To listen to Rukmini narrate this post in an audio format, please click on the “play” button below: —— There’s a story about a loyal Japanese soldier who was still posted, poised and ready to attack any intruder on a remote island in the Philippines, some thirty years after the end of […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Damodarastakam Prayers

Kartik, also known as the month of Damodara, is a month for deepening one’s love for Krishna. This year Kartik begins on October 31, 2020.  It is considered by devotees of Krishna to be the holiest month of the year. During this month, devotees make extra vows, perform extra spiritual activities, and generally worship Krishna […]