1. Radhanath Swami Keynote Speaker at Hindu & Ecology Conference, Govardhan Ecovillage, India

    Govardhan Ecovillage hosted a 4-day conference, Hinduism and Ecology: Towards a Sustainable Future, from 11th to 14th of December 2017. The conference was jointly organized by Yale University, Govardhan Eco Village, Bhaktivedanta Vidyapith, and Maharashtra Tourism, and brought together leading faculty from prominent American universities and Hindu leaders from around the world, who extensively explored Vedic solutions to the ecological crisis. Over thirty academic scholars participated, including Harry Blair, John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker from Yale University, David Haberman from Indiana University, Srivatsa Goswami, leading academic scholar from Radha...
  2. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Governor’s Bungalow, Pondicherry

    Radhanath Swami was invited by the Honorable Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry Mrs. Kiran Bedi to speak at her official residence Raj Nivas on 23rd December 2017. He spoke from his book The Journey Home, and the talk culminated with the launch of his second book The Journey Within. Radhanath Swami’s talk was part of Raj Nivas Lecture Series, an initiative by the Governor “to engage citizens of Pondicherry on thought leadership through a series of interactive sessions by eminent speakers from the fields of history, art, leadership, literature, management, science,...
  3. Radhanath Swami’s Pilgrimage to Mayapur 2017

    Over 6000 devotees from 34 countries joined Radhanath Swami on a pilgrimage to Mayapur, birthplace of the mystic avatar Sri Chaitanya, from 19th to 27th October. Everyday thousands of pilgrims would rise early to take a delicious breakfast, and then divide into eight groups to visit various holy places. The parties traveled, some by boat through the Ganges, some by foot to close by places, and others by buses. It was beautiful seeing thousands of people singing together on fleets of simple traditional Indian boats, eager to see, eager to...
  4. Radhanath Swami Speaks on Gita Jayanti, at the Bhakti Center, New York City

      On November 29, 2017, Radhanath Swami spoke at Bhakti Center, New York City, about the wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita on the day of Gita Jayanti. Below are exerts from his talk. Today is Gita Jayanti, the day the Bhagavad-gita was spoken which is about 700 verses within a great literature called the Mahabharata which is approximately 100,000 verses. Bhagavad-gita is the very essence of the Mahabharata and is in fact the very essence of all the great Vedic literatures. It is spoken in such a way that it is...
  5. Radhanath Swami Keynote Speaker at Clifford Chance LLP, London

    On 6th November 2017, Radhanath Swami gave a keynote address on the topic of unity in diversity at Clifford Chance LLP, an international law firm and a member of the ‘Magic Circle’ of leading British law firms. The law firm’s second year of Diwali celebrations took place on the 30th floor of their Canary Wharf offices, a hub of the United Kingdom’s major financial institutions. Radhanath Swami was introduced by Monica Sah, a senior partner in the International Financial Markets Group. She spoke of the Swami’s accolades from the Govardhana...
  6. Radhanath Swami Keynote Speaker at Accenture, London

        On November 5, 2017, Radhanath Swami was in London, serving as the keynote speaker for the fiscal year’s first South Asian Networking Meeting at Accenture, addressing over a hundred employees on the topic “Be the Leader You Wish You Had”. Accenture is a management consultancy firm that provides services in strategy, consulting, digital technology and operations. They partner with more than three-quarter of the Fortune Global 500. More specific to the event, the South Asian Network is an inclusion and diversity network that brings together people from or interested...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...