Journeying Beyond the Festival

an interview with Rukmini devi dasi This year, ISKCON Toronto turned its biggest festival of the year in to a virtual one — Festival of India. Celebrations took place over twelve days.  Rukmini Walker gave the last spiritual seminar of the festival on the last day called, Journeying Beyond the Festival.  She shared reflections about the mood […]

Color

~ by Acyuta Gopi   *To listen to this poem spoken by Taruni Radha Devi Dasi, please click here.   —– I look in the mirror And I see this body With this color That I am supposed To give up identifying with But somehow, I can’t seem to see Beyond the brown. Brown Like the […]

It’s So Simple, You Could Miss It

~by Rukmini Walker  —– To listen to the audio version of the blog, please click here: It’s morning. I’m listening to a recording of a talk given in London by my guru, Srila Prabhupada. He often likes to cite parallels from ordinary life experiences, but today, I was struck hearing this one in particular. He […]

Paradoxes of the Path, Lessons from Loss

~presented by Rukmini Walker This past Sunday, I presented a special class to the ISKCON New Jersey ISKCON Temple called “Paradoxes of the Path, Lessons from Loss”.  To listen to a recording of the class, please click here https://www.youtube.com/user/mnb125 or on the image below.

Lecture: “The Masks We Wear, and the Shelters We Seek”

Last Sunday, I presented a class called “The Masks We Wear, and the Shelters We Seek (some may be helpful, and some may not)”, at the ISKCON of DC, Potomac Temple.  A recording of the lecture is available on SoundCloud.  I hope you enjoy it.  ~All the best, Rukmini Walker ——————- -To listen, please click on the link […]

To my beloved family of devotees in Italy

 This is a letter sent by His Holiness Radhanath Swami to his dear friends, the devotees in Bologna, Italy and shared with the devotees all over Italy. His wisdom and concern are so poignant and instructive for us all right now… ~Rukmini Walker To my beloved family of devotees in Italy, Please accept my respectful […]

Lecture: The Lord’s Descent in this World

Please find below a lecture I recently gave on The Lord’s descent in this world, drawing from the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB 2.7.11).  This lecture was given at the ISKCON Punjabi Bagh Temple in New Delhi, India on February 6, 2020. Please click here to listen to the lecture All the best, Rukmini Walker  

A Letter to a Young Woman Devotee

This is my reply to a young woman who is new to the path of Bhakti. She has been regularly attending temple programs in one city in the US. Sometimes she is discouraged hearing a sectarian or misogynist slant coming from the speaker during the morning class. With her name omitted, I thought to share […]

Lecture: Our Personal Relationships in Connection with Krishna

Presented by Rukmini Walker Please find below a lecture I recently gave on Our Personal Relationships in Connection with Krishna, drawing from the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB 11.26.06) and other sacred texts.  This lecture was given at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple, ISKCON Chowpatty on January 28, 2020. Please click here to listen to the lecture All the […]

Walking the World

by Rukmini Walker Be an invisible guide, like the scent of roses that shows where the inner garden is. ~ Rumi To travel through the world in a mood of detachment carrying within ourselves the inner knowledge and identity that, I am spirit. I am not of this world. My home is elsewhere. I belong to Krsna. […]