Vrindavan, Krishna’s Transcendental Abode
Ninety miles southeast of New Delhi, India, is a railway station known as Mathura. From Mathura, a bumpy seven-mile ride by horse-cart brings one to a unique town called Vrindavan. This simple village is unlike all other places in the
A Heart Touched by Vrindavan
Some faraway dike in my consciousness had cracked, and a new openness to alternative notions was starting to trickle through." Chapter Five: Immersion Two days and two nights on a dirty train and a bumpy, cramped ride on an antediluvian bus brought
Hearing with Heart
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could wake up everyone morning to that feeling of Magic? Well, this morning I found a little piece of Magic again and here’s how it all happened. I was not longing for anything, I was
It’s easy to take mothers for granted. Some researchers recently followed around one such mother for a week in an attempt to estimate the monetary value of her ‘motherly love’. She took the kids to school, so they calculated how
What is love? Where is it? And how can we get it? Love, we are told, is all we need. It is the subject of numberless books, songs, films, plays, sonnets, articles, conversations, and advertisements; it is meditated on, longed for,
Me to We
A Rabbi was once asked to describe the difference between heaven and hell. By a wave of the hand he manifested a vision of hell; a group of hungry, emaciated men sitting at the dining table eagerly awaiting their lunch.
Four Principles of Community Building
Many years ago a great Krishna Bhakti teacher, Bhakti Tirtha Swami, penned the following 4 principles of community building: 1. Treat everyone you encounter as if the success or failure of your spiritual life depends on the quality of your interactions with
Triumph of Love Easter Retreat
Love, war, magic, media: The multifaceted Ramayana Come and join us for an Easter weekend spiritual retreat with special guest speaker Vraja Bihari Das, who is based at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai (commonly known as ISKCON Chowpatty).
IN ESSENCE: An online course on the Soul, Karma, Reincarnation, Meditation, Yoga and much more!
Hi there, captain! Welcome, and thanks for making it this far! I'm everyone's friend - Krishna, and I've always been with you on your journey through life - although you may not know it. But hey, now you do. So, it's
The Spirituality Quest: Soul, Karma and Reincarnation
Hola! Welcome to “The Spirituality Quest”. Its actually amazing you’re here! As the saying goes
Pride is a formidable block on the road of spirituality. When it rears its ugly head it’s painstakingly obvious – to ourselves and others. We may deny it, cover it up or justify it, but deep down we know something
The sex obsession
Some people ask, “Sex is a natural bodily function; why is spiritual life against sex?” Spiritual life is not against the natural bodily function of sex, but rather it is against the unnatural aggravation of that bodily function in a hyper-sexualised
Do you give a lot in a relationship and don’t get enough back?
When I give talks and speak to people on relationships, they often wonder and ask me how a monk can know about relationships, especially as monks don’t have girlfriends. Well, actually I have a lot of friends. A LOT. I just
An amazing secret for reviving any relationship
As human beings, we all need love. I don’t mean sex. I mean ‘love’. Our hope for this eternal love that we feel will satisfy us and fill the emptiness within our heart prepares us to accept troubles we would
The yoga of love
The word “Yoga” is widely used nowadays. It usually brings to mind a picture of some pretty woman in a stretchy bendy posture. Well, that’s how it is portrayed in magazines and media. People do yoga for various reasons, usually