1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Cooking for 5600 on Radhanath Swami’s Pilgrimage to Vrindavan

    “If we always hold onto those things in our lives that don’t change, then the meals we serve may reflect the times and trends and our increasing knowledge of fine eating and good health, but they will also reflect those deeper attachments.” – Yamuna Devi For celebrity chef and author Yamuna Devi, ‘those deeper attachments’ were to Sri Krishna, her guru Srila Prabhupada and to the service of devotees. Chefs at the makeshift kitchen of Radhanath Swami’s recent annual pilgrimage to Vrindavan, India were seen following in the footsteps of...
  8. Global Participation for Radhanath Swami’s Annual Pilgrimage to Vrindavan

    This year 5600 people from 30 countries participated in the annual pilgrimage to Vrindavan, India lead by Radhanath Swami. It was held from November 7th to 17th. Every morning participants went out in groups to visit holy spots of Vrindavan where Sri Krishna had enacted his pastimes 5000 years ago. And every evening they converged at the festival site where Radhanath Swami spoke on the pastimes of Sri Krishna and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This year being the 500th anniversary of Sri Chaitanya’s visit to Vrindavan, Radhanath Swami extensively spoke on the life...
  9. Govardhan Eco Village Hosts the Nexus Eco-Conference

    Nexus, a 2-day national eco-conference, was held at Govardhan Eco Village on the weekend of October 31st, 2015. The objective was ‘to pool in ideas on integrated, sustainable and eco-ethical management of food, water, energy and waste, and to cast those ideas into working solutions.’ Twenty experts delivered their talks and over two hundred people participated in the conference. Delivering the keynote address Radhanath Swami said, “On a deeper level, we are confronted not with the crisis of environment, but with the crisis of human spirit. Whatever we see in the...
  10. Radhanath Swami Attends United Nations Church Center Service

    On September 24th, 2015, Radhanath Swami was invited to a special service at the United Nations Church Center in New York City. This event was to mark the involvement of faith leaders in helping to realise the goals of the United Nations and World Bank over the next 15 years. The new set of 15 year goals for the UN are known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A total of 18 goals, they aim to address global issues ranging from gender equality, eduction, and climate change. Separately, over the...