1. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Church College, University of Oxford.

    In early November 2017, Radhanath Swami was in discussion with former leader of the Alliance party of Northern-Ireland, Lord John Alderdice on the topic of ‘Bridging the Divide in a Fractured World’ at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. Christ Church College is one of the largest colleges of Oxford University and is home to over 400 undergraduates and 175 graduates. Christ Church is famous for its connection with two fictional figures: Alice in Wonderland, the creation of the 19th-century mathematics tutor Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), and Harry Potter...
  2. Radhanath Swami Debates at the Cambridge Union

    In November 2017, Radhanath Swami was invited to debate at the worlds oldest, and arguably most prestigious debating society, the Cambridge Union. The topic was “Have we lost faith in faith? Does it have meaning in the modern world? Can we justify faith in line with the rest of the world’s atrocities?” The Cambridge Union was founded as a small debating society in 1815, but today is the largest student society in Cambridge and has over 70,000 life members worldwide. It established a forum in which the art of public...
  3. Three Basic Views of the World

    There are three basic views of the world we live in. One is the very materialistic view wherein people see this world as the only real reality. Another is that world is an entirely an illusion, and the third is the best of view, that the world is the sacred property of God. It is real but it is temporary in its manifestations. Now the conception that the world is the only true reality leaves one with the consciousness that it really doesn’t matter what we do as long as we...
  4. Installation of Sri Gaurachandra at the Bhakti Center in New York

      On October 3-5, 2017 Radhanath Swami participated in a three day festival of the Installation of Sri Gaurachandra at the Bhakti Center in New York City. For over twenty years the Bhakti Center has been the home of the beautiful Temple of Sri Sri Radha Muralidhara (Radha & Krishna). October’s festival engaged the center’s community in the timeless Vedic tradition of calling the presence of the Divine to reside on the temple altar, this time in the compassionate form of Sri Chaitanya called Sri Gaurachandra (The Golden Moon). The festival...
  5. Radhanath Swami Live at New York Stock Exchange

      On Monday, October 2nd, 2017, in the hours following the mass shooting tragedy in Las Vegas, Radhanath Swami was interviewed by the live streaming financial news network Cheddar on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The NYSE, often referred to as “The Big Board,” is the largest stock exchange by market capitalization in the world. Cheddar broadcasts daily, live from the floor of the NYSE, NASDAQ, the Flatiron Building in New York City, and the White House lawn and briefing room in Washington, D.C. covering new products, technologies, and services. Founded...
  6. Govardhan Ecovillage Wins Spirit of Humanity Award

    On September 14, 2017 the Govardhan Ecovillage Won a Spirit of Humanity Award for their contribution in the field of Livelihood. The Spirit of Humanity awards recognize and reward exemplary contributions made towards the society in the fields of Child Care, Education, Health, Disability, Livelihood and Women’s Empowerment. Following a stringent 3-step evaluation process, spread over 6 months, the best-in-class NGOs were identified from each zone. As the winner from the west zone, Govardhan Ecovillage made it to the final round along with Harsha Trust(east), Don Bosco Tech Society(north), Sevalaya(south)....
  7. Reasons to Continue our Spiritual Practice

    There is a beautiful story in the Srimad Bhagavatam about Mahadev, Lord Shiva. Once upon a time when the devas and the asuras were churning the ocean of milk for nectar, massive quantities of poison came out. They were seeking nectar, but sometimes when we want nectar, first we have to remove all the poison. That’s kind of the way our sadhana is, our spiritual practice. The real nectar of prema, or love – love for God and love for all beings – is within us. Our spiritual practice is...
  8. On Gossip

    People like to hear about other people’s problems. It’s fun for some. That’s the reason why some of the most popular magazines in the world just focus on scandals. Recently, a champion golfer got into some scandal. It’s like a rule in this world—that such news must be known to everyone, that such news must be the event on every television and news channel. That scandal was all that the people were talking about, for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks. Ironically, nobody cared that much when he won a golf game. But when he...
  9. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Climate Change Workshop, Govardhan Eco-Village

    A Nexus International Workshop entitled “Climate Change Adaptations for Sustainable Development- A Vedic Perspective” was held on August 27 and 28th, 2017. The workshop was jointly organised by Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) & Shree Halari Visa Oswal College of Commerce (SHVOCC), and sponsored by The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). The conference was inaugurated by Radhanath Swami, the Visionary behind Govardhan Ecovillage, who highlighted the Vedic perspective that the restoration of the ecology has to be done in conjunction with the restoration of the ecology of the heart. He explained,  “The Vedic perspective teaches us...
  10. Radharani – the Supreme Abode of Love

    Krishna is the vishaya vigraha, that means he is the supreme object of love. Sri Radha is asraya vigraha, the supreme abode of love – the supreme lover. Every living being is the part and parcel of Krishna and similarly the inherit potential, the essence of every soul is prema – to love Krishna. All love for Krishna, within everyone, is part and parcel of Sri Radha’s love. Krishna tells that he is conquered by the love of his devotee. Why is he conquered by each and every devotee who...