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April 17, 2020

“Grief and gratitude are kindred spirits, each pointing to the beauty of what is transient and given to us by grace.” (Patricia Campbell Carlson)
 

We’re living in a time of paradox. The pandemic has trespassed all national borders. Tragically, thousands have died, and m...

April 13, 2020

How far am I from that place 

Which I hold sacred 

And dear to my heart?  

It is said, "where there is 

A will, there is a way." 

And I am on this way, step by step.  

This way is manifested by time, 

space, life air, and conviction. 

And is made of the soun...

April 6, 2020

I’ve been wondering how, aside from staying home, I can be of service to those for whom the coronavirus pandemic has become an all too reasonable source of dread.

Jess, a good friend and fellow yoga teacher who’s been studying the Bhagavad-gita with me for a long time, r...

March 31, 2020

The Extraordinary Prayers of Queen Kunti

Listen here to a soothing recitation of these deep and heartfelt prayers. May they bring us comfort and hope in these trying times. 

March 19, 2020

Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your time at home during this coronavirus work/ travel restriction. It's a great opportunity to have family time with kids, or if you're single, to have extra time for hearing and chanting. 

Most of them can be done togeth...

March 17, 2020

In these trying times of Coronavirus, many will be forced to make changes in their lives, some temporary, some long term. As we take shelter of Krishna, and deepen our dependance on Him, the following blog gives some valuable guidance for internal and external simplicit...

March 15, 2020

Everything that exists is a product of matter and spirit. Spirit is the basic field of creation, and matter is created by spirit. Spirit is not created at a certain stage of material development. Rather, this material world is manifested only on the basis of spiritual e...

February 27, 2020

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 them.

2. Thin...

February 8, 2020

Imagine we were rich with love. We had storage after storage rooms of love. And then imagine that we were one of those rare rich people that wanted to give it away generously. And we did. We went outside, knocked on doors, and said here, take it. They thought - what did...

January 24, 2020

As I marvel at the different languages I hear when I travel, as I feel awe flying at 30,000ft in the air, as I appreciate the ease of communication across the world, I am similarly moved by a statement I came across this morning.

It’s in connection with th...

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