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
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
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,
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.
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
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).
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
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
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