1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Radhanath Swami Speaks at The Bhakti Center’s Festival of the Divine Protector

    On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 The Bhakti Center, in New York City observed a traditional festival, celebrating the divine appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva the half-man half-lion avatar of Lord Vishnu, with special guest speaker Radhanath Swami. The appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva has been observed for millennia in India and is now celebrated world-wide. His story is beautifully told in the sacred text Srimad Bhagavatam. Traditionally, bhakti-yogis honor Sri Nrsimhadeva as the protector of His devotees and the remover of all obstacles and difficulties on the path of devotion. The evening...
  5. Radhanath Swami Speaks on ‘Redefining Happiness’ in Salt Lake City

    On September 23rd, 2016 Radhanath Swami spoke to a packed house at the Nancy Tessman Auditorium in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah on the message “Redefining Happiness”. George Pratt, a well known local Attorney coordinated the event and gave the opening address. Caru Das, president of the Utah Krishna Temple gave the introduction. After an enchanting kirtan led by Jai Krishna & his band, Radhantha Swami signed copies of  “The Journey Within”. Visitors which included dignitaries from all walks of life, like Dr. Dinesh Patel, a venture capitalist; Mrs. Pamela Atkinson, advisor to the...
  6. Radhanath Swami Interview with Examiner.com

    In May of 2016 Radhanath Swami was interviewed for the American news website Examiner.com by their Spirituality Examiner Bridgette Jackson-Buckley. She asked him about his new book The Journey Within, as well as other topics, in a charming and informative dialog. You can read the entire article and interview below. The Journey Within with an American Swami By Bridgette Jackson-Buckley May 21, 2016 So I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive to conduct an interview with a Swami. Prior to this, I had not had a direct encounter with someone...
  7. The Flower Festival 2016

    The Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai, India celebrated their annual Flower Festival on January 30th, 2016. Over two hundred western yoga teachers and students joined thousands of members of the Radha Gopinath Temple congregation for the event. Participants of the Bhakti Immersion Retreat held at Govardhan Eco Village rushed to Mumbai for the celebrations. Gaur Vani, of the music band The Hanumen, posted on the internet, “After seeing the new developments at Radhanath Swami’s Govardhan Eco Village (including life-size replicas of the holy sites of Vrindavan), tons of hugging cows,...
  8. Visit to Goa

    From 12th to 14th of February 2016 Radhanath Swami was at Goa, India. He addressed 9000 Goans at a two day event called Maha Jagruti, ‘the great spiritual awakening’, celebrating ISKCON’s Golden Jubilee. The festival was held at Dr Shyam Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium. The chief secretary of the Goan Government R. K. Srivastava, chairman of Dempo group Srinivas Dempo, chairman of NRB group Narayan Bandekar, and chief editor of magazine Viva Goa were present for Maha Jagruti. At a program in Kranti Yoga Village Radhanath Swami reminisced about his...
  9. Varanasi: Reflections on Dharma

    On the 6th and 7th of November 2015 Radhanath Swami delivered talks at the international interfaith event Awakening the Light of Dharma: How to Uphold Dharma in the World Today. The event was held at the Jnana Pravaha Centre for Cultural Studies and Research, Varanasi. Spiritual leaders from the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish traditions explored ways to create greater awareness of the concept of Dharma in the public consciousness. They also discussed how this heightened awareness of Dharma would help address many of the crises we are facing today including...
  10. Radhanath Swami Opens TEDxSquareMile at London Business School

    On November 28th, 2015 Radhanath Swami was given the opportunity to open the TEDx talk at London Business School. Last year, Radhanath Swami gave his first TEDx talk at the same event on the chosen topic of “Magic”. This year’s theme was “Get Connected”, so he spoke about the principles of “Unity in Diversity”. Choosing a monk in flowing saffron robes to open a technology conference at a business school is unusual. However, Alexandru Dobre, organizer of TEDxSquareMile, gave his reasoning: “It’s always difficult to open an event. It’s only at the end of the day...