Streaming Spiritual Tunes

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By Kadamba Kanana Swami We have been slowly but steadily adding the audio albums of Kadamba Kanana Swami to major streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes and Google Play (plus 50+ more or so). Vaisnava Seva, the first ever audio album, was published in 2017, and soon the most recent albums followed. And … Read More

Panca-krosa Parikrama Invitation

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We invite the devotees worldwide to take part in Sri Panca-krosa Parikrama on 27th January, 2019. Following the footsteps of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, devotees will perform Parikrama of holy places in Sri Mayapur, Ganga Nagara, Barakona ghat, Mahaprabhu ghat, Simantadvipa, Mayamari and other places. For more details, write to mayapur.parikrama@gmail.com To offer seva … Read More

Celebrating the Juhu Temple Opening

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By Giriraj Swami On January 14, Makara-sankranti, marks the anniversary of the grand opening of Sri Sri Radha-Rasabihari’s temple and cultural complex in Juhu, Bombay. Two days after the opening, The New York Times ran an article on the front page of its second section, with the headline “Hare Krishna Sect Displays Vitality At … Read More

The Science of Knowing God

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From Back to Godhead By Navina Syama Dasa Can the investigation of God through the method of Krishna consciousness really be called scientific? God: The Evidence; The God Delusion; God: The Failed Hypothesis; The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. Apparently, writing about God is the latest rage among scientists, … Read More

Weeping For Krishna

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By Kesava Krsna dasa If crying is the preserve of advanced devotees steeped in devotional mellows, should it bother us to display a show of apparent weakness? Shedding tears in lamentation, as a plea for sympathy, as ostentatious syrupy hype or as a tantrum disguised as frustration, can all be good enough … Read More

The Hare Krsna Mantra

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By HH Satsvarupa dasa Goswami When His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada frst arrived in America in the midst ol the cultural turmoil of the sixties, he quickly captured the hearts and minds of the New York hippies and the San Francisco flower children with the chanting of the Hare Krsna … Read More

Chanting for Higher Consciousness: A Cultural History

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By Vaishnava Das From CHANT AND BE HAPPY – THE POWER OF MANTRA MEDITATION It’s a scene that has been repeated countless times on the thoroughfares of cities throughout the Western world-from Hollywood Boulevard and Fifth Avenue in America, to London’s Oxford Street and the Champs Elysees in Paris. There, in the … Read More

Vaishnava Teacher: the relevance of his/her role in the education of devotee children and teens

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By Mani Manjari Devi Dasi Paechter (1999) explains that there are two types of curriculums or ways in which teachers transmitted their own views and values to students: the intended hidden curriculum and the unintended hidden curriculum. In the intended hidden curriculum, the teachers are aware of the views and values they … Read More

Principles and Details by Chaitanya Charan Das

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Disagreement over issues is not as disruptive as disagreement over the importance of the disagreements  When we see disruptive disagreements among friends who share our faith, we feel distressed. Why? Because we practice our faith to experience peace, not strife. Indeed, the specter of religious conflicts drives fence-sitters towards agnosticism, atheism or … Read More

January 16: 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

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By Ananda Tirtha Das Only He Could Lead Them: San Francisco / India 1967 SPL 22: “Swami Invites the Hippies” 22. “Swami Invites the Hippies” January 16, 1967 As the United Airlines jet descended on the San Francisco Bay area, Srila Prabhupada turned to his disciple Ranacora and said, “The buildings look like matchboxes. … Read More

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