1. Speech at the House of Lords

    Built to advise the Crown Imperial since 1295, the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster hosted a gathering to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of Bhaktivedanta Manor. The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. With the kind permission of the Lord Speaker, the event was hosted in the Principal State Room for an intimate gathering. Honorable guests included members of royal families from the UK, Europe, Burma and Russia, as well as over one hundred celebrities. Through the philosophy and culture of Krishna Consciousness,...
  2. New Vedic Culture Center Opening in Pune

    On February 24th, 2013, Radhanath Swami took part in the inauguration of ISKCON’s New Vedic Culture Center in Pune, India. The project was initiated and completed under the guidance of his student and disciple Radheyshyam das. India’s President, Pranab Mukherjee, attended the ceremony as a guest of honor as did other dignitaries and over 40,000 guests. The New Vedic Cultural Center is one of Pune’s largest temples and cultural centers. Spread across six acres, it includes a spectacular Radha-Krishna temple, a South Indian style Balaji temple, a huge multi-purpose hall,...
  3. Sri Chaitanya’s Message of Universal Brotherhood

    Radhanath Swami addressed an esteemed assembly of delegates at an international seminar in Mumbai, India, on December 1st and 2nd, 2012. The seminar was organized by the Gaudiya Mission to celebrate the 525th advent anniversary of Sri Chaitanya, and was entitled “Universal Brotherhood as Propagated by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.” The assembly of guests included representatives from the Gaudiya Mission, ISKCON and other spiritual organizations, along with the Governor of Maharashtra, Sri K. Shankaranarayanan. Radhanath Swami inaugurated the seminar by lighting the lamp in the presence of dignitaries and senior...
  4. Celebrating the Appearance of Krishna

    On On Friday the 10th and Sunday the 12th of August, (year?), Radhanath Swami attended the Appearance celebration of Lord Krishna at Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the Hertfordshire countryside of England, outside of London. Sri Krishna Janmashtami, as the festival is more commonly known, is celebrated by Krishna devotees around the world. As in previous years, Radhanath Swami was a special guest at Bhaktivedanta Manor for the festivities. Over the course of the two days more than 70,000 people attended the festival. Each year it is the largest such celebration outside of India....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...