1. INSPIRO 2012 Youth Fiesta – Mumbai

    “It is not it’s industry or business nor it’s entertainment or education – the foundation of Indian culture is it’s compassion and spirituality. I request all of you, that in all your endeavors you please keep this heritage of spirituality as the foundation and thus create a revolution of peace and happiness throughout the entire world.” With these words, Radhanath Swami addressed a crowd of over 15,000 students at the INSPIRO 2012 Youth Fiesta, at Mumbai’s Somaiya Ground. INSPIRO is a voluntary non-profit initiative that brings together a series of...
  2. Expanding the Divine Vision: Barsana Eye Camp 2012

    “Bhakti is like a cataract operation. When our eyes are decorated with ointment of love, then we can see Krishna everywhere” Radhanath Maharaja said while addressing the devotees and participants of the Barsana Eye Camp, 2012. The Barsana Eye Camp started in 1991 when devotees at Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai visited the divine birth place of Lord Krishna’s dearest consort Srimati Radharani at Barsana in North India with Radhanath Swami. They observed a great need to treat cataract patients, and as they already had the experience of holding cataract operating camps in Maharashtra, the...
  3. Flower Festival Delights Thousands In Mumbai

    On the 28th of January, 2012, the first day of the spring season in the Vedic calendar (also known as Vasanta Panchami), Radhanath Swami led 6,000 guests in a flower festival at the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai.  The festival began in the morning with hundreds of the temple’s congregants plucking flower petals from over a ton of a wide variety of flowers brought from all over India. In the evening Radhanath Swami addressed the guests on the special significance of this unique festival that bathes the Lord with flowers. The short discourse was...
  4. Spirituality in Health Care — Radhanath Swami Addresses the Mumbai Medical Association

                  Stressing the need for spirituality in health care, Radhanath Swami, along with doctors from the Bhaktivedanta Hospital, addressed the Mumbai Medical Association in Worli, Mumbai on December 11. The article below was published in India’s Daily News & Analysis. “Greater Role for Spirituality in Health Care Stressed” (Tuesday, December 13, City section page 7) With science and technology not being able to keep pace with the newer and more subtle lifestyle-related problems, doctors and spiritual organizations addressed the need for greater role of spirituality in the...
  5. Narendra Modi Releases The Journey Home in Gujarati

    On November 30, publishers launched the long-awaited Gujarati version of Radhanath Swami’s autobiography ‘The Journey Home’ at a special inauguration function held in Ahmedabad, the largest city and cultural and financial capital of the bustling Indian State of Gujarat.  The book’s Gujarati version, entitled  ‘Pele Par No Pravas’ (The Journey Home), was translated by Girish Rathod. Several leading figures were present for the book launch, including Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who delivered the keynote address. In his twenty minute speech, delivered in Hindi, Mr. Modi spoke on India’s rich spiritual...
  6. Meeting India’s President Patil

                                    On January 6th, 2010, in honor of his service to the Country of India, Radhanath Swami was invited to meet India’s President Pratibha Patil. The meeting took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan, The Official Residence of the Head of the State, at Raisina Hill, New Delhi. Below is an excerpt from an article written by Radhanath Swami about the meeting. It was previously publish on The Huffington Post. The article can be read in it’s entirety here. “As a...
  7. Speech at the House of Commons (Complete Lecture)

    On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Radhanath Swami addressed Ministers and Members of England’s Parliament, along with an interfaith community. James Clappison MP (Member of Parliament), Richard Harrington MP, and Matthew Offord MP invited him to speak about the application of spirituality to the themes underlying the Government’s Big Society, an important current policy of the British Government.
  8. The Festival of Divine Dance

    On the evening of October 15th, a traditional festival of the autumn full moon, Sharad Purnima, was celebrated at the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai with Radhanath Swami and over 5,000 guests. The Indian scriptures reveal that five thousand years ago in the sacred land of Vrindavan, on the night of Sharad Purnima, Lord Krishna performed a beautiful dance festival called rasa lila with his dearmost devotees, the gopis. Bhakti yogis traditionally congregate on this night to commemorate the event through the singing of beautiful devotional songs. This year at the Radha...
  9. Bhaktifest

    September 8th-11th, marked the third annual Bhaktifest, a four day music festival featuring non-stop kirtan concerts, along with yoga classes, meditation, vegetarian cuisine, and midnight fire ceremonies (pujas), all set in the tranquil beauty of the Mojave Desert in Joshua Tree, California. For the second year in a row Radhanath Swami attended Bhaktifest taking part in many of it’s featured events including the opening puja ceremony, several lectures and many of the kirtans. Radhanath Swami also sat on a panel for a discussion on the subject of bhakti, along with...
  10. Meeting with President Obama

    On June 13, 2011, Radhanath Swami was invited to meet with the President of the United States at an event in Miami, Florida. He was grateful to accept the invitation on behalf of his beloved Guru, Srila Prabhupada, and he dedicated the meeting to his dear godbrother Bhakti Tirtha Swami. President Barack Obama and Radhanath Swami shared a heartfelt talk for several minutes.