1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Radhanath Swami Speaks on Compassion at the Artha Forum, Silicon Valley

    On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Radhanath Swami spoke at the home of Damodar Reddy, an entrepreneur and Founder of Sutisoft Inc., on the topic “Conscious Entrepreneurship – Deepening the Human Connection” as part of an event organized by Artha Forum. Artha Forum is a platform dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs, professionals and business leaders and bringing to them the relevance of “Earn with Integrity, Spend With Compassion”. The event was attended by approximately 80 guests, including executives from Apple, Google and other important Silicon Valley companies, including Sushant Patnaik and his wife, Namrata, and the CFO...
  5. “Srila Prabhupada Lived With the Spirit of the Lord’s Compassion Shining Through His Heart”

    “Srila Prabhupada lived with the spirit of the Lord’s compassion shining through his heart. Through his example he showed how to live as a true well wisher and friend of every living being. The genuine essence of all spiritual teachings can be understood by observing his qualities, hearing his words and reading his books.” – Radhanath Swami Read about Srila Prabhupada’s life here.
  6. Sri Krishna Janmastami

    When Krishna comes to this world, even if this world is so full of dualities, selfishness, arrogance and exploitation… when Krishna comes it is completely pure. Just by remembering Him, by chanting his names and connecting with Krishna, in every way we become purified. There is beautiful analogy; when the full moon shines, and it’s beams touch the blue lotus flower, the lotus opens. And according to Sanskrit poetry there is nothing more beautiful in creation than a fully blossomed blue lotus flower. It only opens when it is touched...
  7. Russell Simmons & Radhanath Swami Speaks on Compassion

    On June 26, 2017 Radhanath Swami was invited to speak with Russell Simmons on the topic of compassion at the Tantris Center for Yogic Science on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. The talk was hosted by Kumi Yogini, yoga instructor and owner of Veda Yoga studio in Culver City. Russell Simmons is the Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications and cofounder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings. He is also an avid yoga practitioner and an advocate of  veganism and animal rights. He founded the Tantris Center to help bring the wisdom and practices...
  8. Mindful Leadership – Radhanath Swami Speaks at the Bank of England

    If you met someone in the heart of London’s financial district and told them a monk was speaking at the ‘Old Lady’ of Threadneedle Street, they would likely be in disbelief. Although he hasn’t had a bank account or signed a check since 1969, and to the humour of the hundreds that attended when he admitted that, Radhanath Swami spoke at the Bank of England on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. Founded in 1694,the Bank of England is a public institution responsible for maintaining the monetary and financial stability of the United...
  9. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Facebook Headquarters

    On Thursday, June 15, 2017 Radhanath Swami spoke at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, in California. Sixty employees attended a talk on the subject “Keys to Inner Fulfillment – Wisdom from Ancient Yoga Texts”. He began the talk by saying how Facebook is offering the technology to connect billions of people around the world yet still there are so many disconnections. Real satisfaction comes when we connect to our inner roots. He spoke of his visit to Muir Woods where he learned that the strength of the mighty Redwood trees...
  10. On Greed

      Wherever we see the greed for wealth, gold, power, prestige, name or fame – consequently we see a rise in hate, envy, fighting and war. Greed is a source of misery because it never gets satisfied. Its demand increases more and more, despite of our efforts to pacify it. It is compared to feeding a blazing fire, no matter how much amount of fuel you put in, the fuel gets consumed in seconds. It always ends in dissatisfaction. The harder you try to satisfy this enemy of greed, the...