1. Radhanath Swami Attends Pope Francis’ 9/11 Memorial Address

    On Friday, September 25th, Pope Francis visited the 9/11 memorial site in New York City, where nearly three thousand were killed by terrorist attacks in September of 2001. While there, the pontiff prayed at the site and joined local representatives of the various world religions inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Foundation Hall, for a multi-religious meeting for peace. Radhanath Swami was one of the spiritual leaders invited to the event. Other ISKCON representatives were invited, namely Annutama Das and Gadadhara Pandit Das. Prior to the popes arrival Radhanath Swami spent...
  2. Radhanath Swami Speaks at the Transformation, Leadership & Spirituality in Medicine Conference

    On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Radhanath Swami was the keynote speaker at a unique and innovative conference entitled ‘Transformation, Leadership & Spirituality in Medicine’. This event, sponsored by the Global Foundation for Ethics & Spiritual Health, included many distinguished professional speakers, including a major hospital President & CEO, a Professor of Acoustics, a hospital chaplain, and expert healthcare leaders from many diverse fields. At the start of the program, the audience, consisting of over 200 professionals, was asked this question, “what is that common space, that unspoken word that unites...
  3. Radhanath Swami Discusses “Peace and Prosperity in the 21st Century” Before International Ambassadors

    On 27th of April 2015, Radhanath Swami spoke at a Civitatis International Policy Seminar for the Ambassadors to the Court of St. James’s at Goodenough College, in the United Kingdom. The policy seminar was titled “Peace and Prosperity in the 21st Century: a Conversation with Edward Mortimer CMG and His Holiness Radhanath Swami.” Radhanath Swami was interviewed in the presence of Ambassadors and diplomats from 37 nations by Mr. Edward Mortimer CMG, Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College Oxford and former Chief Speechwriter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Director of Communications...
  4. Video & Transcript of Radhanath Swami’s Talk at Oxford Union

    On December 3rd, 2014 Radhanath Swami was invited to participate in a historic discussion by the Oxford Union, one of the world’s most prestigious debating societies. The other speakers were Dr. Cornel West, a provocative American academic, activist and author, and Dr. Angela Davis a prominent political activist, author, and educator. The discussion was attended by 400 students and held in honor of the revolutionary campaigner of civil rights Malcolm X who himself had come to the Union 50 years ago. The topic was whether extremism in the defense of...
  5. Radhanath Swami Meets with the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

    On February 28th, 2015 Radhanath Swami was invited by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. They had a very pleasant meeting and the two of them discussed about the Govardhan Ecovillage, the Prayag project and the various projects connected to it. The President was happy to go through the booklet about Govardhan Ecovillage with great interest. He noted the work done by ISKCON in reviving the economic prosperity of farmers, preserving the eco system, organic farming, etc. The President glorified the unique contribution of...
  6. Radhanath Swami Attends Reception for Barack Obama at the Invitation of the President of India

    Last month President Barack Obama took in a regal display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s 66th annual Republic Day festivities at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In honor of the visit by the U.S. President and First Lady, the President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, hosted an “At Home” reception at his residence Rashtrapati Bhavan wherein many distinguished guest attended, among them Radhanath Swami. The event took place on...
  7. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Oxford Union with Dr. Cornel West & Dr. Angela Davis

    On December 3rd Radhanath Swami was invited to participate in a historic discussion by the Oxford Union, one of the world’s most prestigious debating societies. Founded in 1823 with the aim to promote debate and discussion, and steeped in history and prestige, the Union has an unparalleled reputation for bringing international speakers to Oxford University, boasting such noteworthy guests as William Gladstone, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon. Radhanath Swami attended the much anticipated discussion along with such celebrated guests as Dr. Cornel West, a provocative American academic, activist and author and Dr. Angela Davis a prominent...
  8. “The Magic Within” – Radhanath Swami Speaks at TEDx LondonBusinessSchool 2014

    On Friday April 25th Radhanath Swami was invited to speak at TEDx London Business School. TED is a global phenomenon devoted to ideas worth spreading and TEDx is a network of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDx London Business School, was entirely organized by students from London Business School, ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, and aims to be a platform for debate and discussion on a range of issues. The  audience was made up of professionals from across...
  9. BBC Radio Interview

    On September 15, 2013,  Radhanath Swami was the main guest on ‘Shrink Wrapped,’ a two-hour-long, weekly radio show about mental health. The show is presented by Toby Friedner and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Chetna Kang on BBC 3CR. The topic for the show was: “Is spirituality good for your mental health?” Radhanatha Swami spoke about his journey to bhakti yoga, the principles of bhakti yoga, the relationship between spirituality and religion, developing a spirit of compassion and the integrated holistic health care system at Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai. Both the presenters and other guests...
  10. Meeting With the King of Puri

    For bhakti yogis, Jagannath Puri, on the coast of the Indian state of Orissa, is a sacred place of pilgrimage. Puri is currently abuzz with excitement in anticipation of the annual Ratha Yatra (cart festival) on July 10th. Over one million devout pilgrims throng to witness the festival of chariots, where the deity of Lord Krishna in the form of Jagannath, along with his brother and sister, ride beautiful chariots amidst chanting and dancing and joyous festivities. While millions watch the event on television, prominent citizens and spiritual leaders of...