Ananda's Blog

February 27, 2017

How many times do we say hello to people in our lifetime? Thousands, maybe even millions. While we serve together, especially on Sundays, we often greet one another with “Hare Krishna!”.

We may chant the Hare Krishna mantra throughout the week and sing the mantra during...

February 24, 2017

All it takes is a shaft of sunshine to flood our room and voila! we feel better already. Here’s a great quote that speaks to that:

“If the sun can penetrate within your room, cannot Krishna penetrate within your heart and room and every corner? He is so useless? He’s eve...

February 16, 2017

This week we highlight a story of connection from the parking lot.

Parking volunteers provide an important service because they are the first smiling face our guests see when they arrive at the temple. “We are so happy to see you” is the mood they convey.  On Sunday, as...

February 16, 2017

As we continue to explore the statement ‘faith is unflinching trust in something sublime’ we look to see how faith can grow from small moments of trust to unflinching strength. The ‘something sublime’ in Krishna bhakti refers to Krishna, the supreme Lord, whose name mea...

February 9, 2017

Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acarya (Sanskrit for “teacher by example”) of ISKCON, gives a very interesting definition of faith in his Bhagavad-gita As It Is. He says "Faith means unflinching trust in something sublime."

Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at this...

February 2, 2017

I recently connected with a childhood friend who also became a monk. As you can imagine, we had lots to talk about, and lots in common. In his tradition, one of the monastic vows is to never touch money; and if he does, even by accident, he observes complete fasting for...

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