1. Radhanath Swami Attends Sadhu Sanga Festival 2018

    The Sadhu Sanga Kirtan Retreat is a yearly offering begun by His Holiness Indradyumna Swami in 2012. This year’s retreat, in Boone, North Carolina, ran from May 25-28th and was a grand success. Over 2,000 devotees from around the world attended and there were 150,000 views of the livestream videos. The organization, facilities, prasadam, decorations, and sound system were all arranged beautifully. Radhanath Swami attended, led kirtan and spoke on Srimad Bhagavatam. An excerpt of his Bhagavatam class is below. “Srila Prabhupada took the message of Lord Chaitanya as his...
  2. The Journey Within Launched in Mumbai

    The Harper Collins publication of Radhanath Swami’s latest book The Journey Within was launched in Mumbai on 18 January 2018 at the Shanmukhananda Auditorium. Over 1500 eminent personalities of the city were present for the occasion. Among them were Bollywood producer Smita Thackeray, athlete Kranti Salvi, Hungarian Consul-General Norbert Revai-Bere, Mauritius Consul-General Bineshwaree Napaul, and television personality Nitesh Bharadwaj. In The Journey Within Radhanath Swami shares personal and thought-provoking stories from his decades of experience as a teacher in the Bhakti-yoga tradition. Speaking at the book launch, the Swami said,...
  3. Mumbai Ratha Yatra 2018

    On January 6th, 2018, Radhanath Swami led 150,000 devotees in the Jagannath Ratha Yatra celebrations in Sivaji Park, Mumbai. Jagannath Ratha Yatra, the traditional chariot festival of Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), is celebrated every year by millions of people at Puri, India. Srila Prabhupada introduced the celebration to the Western World in 1967 through the first Ratha Yatra held in San Francisco. Januarys Rathayatra in Mumbai was attended by Shyamsundar Das, one of Srila Prabhupada’s earliest followers, who was instrumental in organizing the first Rath Yatra in San Francisco. Today...
  4. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Take Pride 2018

    On March 10th, 2018 Radhanath Swami was a keynote speaker at the event ‘Take Pride 2018’ at the BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) International Convention Hall in Mumbai. The event was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the most visible business association in India. ‘Take Pride’ is a platform offered to eminent leaders of India to share inspiring thoughts with Young Indians (Yi), which is the youth arm of the CII. The event was attended by over 600 young professionals. Radhanath Swami was requested to speak on the topic...
  5. The Fruits of Good Qualities

    The Srimad Bhagavatam describes how the trees in Vrindavana are bowing down due to their heavy fruits. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu explained this by describing how a person who has the fruits of good qualities is like a tree with good fruits. The weights of the fruits cause the tree to bow down to everyone. But a tree that doesn’t have good fruits stands up very straight, doesn’t bow to anyone. A person who has character, amanina manadena, is eager to offer respect to the divinity, the spiritual essence within everyone, everywhere....
  6. Understanding Truth Beyond Temporary Designations

    To understand the greatness of God is a very special, sacred ornament to our lives. It carries us above all sectarian differences and illusions. The constitutional position of the spirit soul is that we are servants of God, the Absolute Truth. In this world we have each become so forgetful of our true spiritual nature and of our relationship with the Supreme. We act in so many ways by which the bondage of illusion is more and more perpetuated. Very few people truly endeavor to understand the truth. Oftentimes, intelligent...
  7. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Deepak HomeBase Series in New York City.

    On Tuesday, May 31, Radhanath Swami spoke as part of the Deepak HomeBase series of discussions at ABC Carpet & Home in New York City. More than an ordinary rug shop, ABC Carpet & Home is a seven story design destination that aims to be “a portal into collective creativity, integrating healing, education, theater, art, and interconnectivity”. The series, hosted by Deepak Chopra and Paulette Cole, his featured speakers such as Yoko Ono, Mark Ruffalo, Russell Simmons, Fran Drescher, Robert F. Kennedy JR, Adrian Grenier, and Arianna Huffington. Among the...
  8. Access the Books of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in Audio

    VISIT THE BHAKTIVEDANTA LIBRARY HERE What is the Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library? In the 1970’s His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada placed collections of his books in universities and libraries across the United States. At that time the idea of having an entire library dedicated solely to his works was not practical. Today, thanks to the internet, that idea has become a reality. We believe His Divine Grace would be exceptionally pleased to find all of his books in audio form available in one place. Through the Library students, families, those...
  9. On Unity

    One of the greatest powers in all fields of life is unity. But there is a fundamental problem – that there are so many diversified distinctions between living beings. Everyone has their own conception of their identity, and this creates a natural conflict amongst those who look different from one another, think differently, or act differently. There has always been conflict between the castes, not only in India but all over the world. They may go by different names. There is the educational class, administrative class, working class, and there...
  10. The Special Feature of Human Existence

    According to how we invest in our karmic life, we will get a particular type of body. There are millions of species of life. Each one facilitates a particular opportunity to get the reactions of our particular karma. The law of nature is that we become who we associate with. So according to the modes of nature we associate with, our consciousness is influenced, which creates the destiny of our soul to live in a particular species of life. After travelling through all those species of life, one is given...