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 […]

How Our Actions and Choices in Everyday Life Affect Our Chanting

~from an online lecture by Sacinandana Swami on May 3, 2020 Similar to what we are experiencing today with the internet, everything you do in this world is being ‘recorded’ and it stays there for as long as this manifestation of the world exists. It creates an impression, a samskara, which then informs your future […]

The Holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani

Tuesday, August 25th is the holy Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani, the original feminine goddess and internal pleasure potency of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Together They unite as the original divine feminine and masculine, and we unlimited jiva souls are expanded from Them. We can find joy in excavating our sacred […]

Krsna Janmastami

The Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krsna is called Krsna Janmastami and will be celebrated Tuesday, August 11th. Lord Krsna is called the Supreme Personality of Godhead although He contains within Himself both personal and impersonal aspects. As Brahman, He is the undifferentiated oneness that exists everywhere; as Paramatma, He is the Supersoul within each of […]