1. Yoga Summit 2011 – Bangalore, India

    With the aim of persuading UNESCO to proclaim the 21st of June as World Yoga Day, a conference was held on December 4th and 5th in Bangalore, India. Organized by The Art of Living Foundation, the conference brought together many of the worlds leading voices in yoga including B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Baba Ramdev. Radhanath Swami was requested to speak on how to maintain the authenticity and purity of knowledge. “Due to so much greed, the economy is suffering miserably. Due to exploitation of natural resources, there...
  2. Vrindavan Pilgrimage – We Truly Enter a Holy Place Through Hearing

    Entrance into a holy place is only really possible when, by the Lord’s mercy, our hearts are opened with faith and devotion. Then we can access and genuinely appreciate the unlimited good fortune that we have. premanjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santah sadaiva hridayeshu vilokayanti yam syamasundaram acintya-guna-svarupam govindam adi-purusham tam aham bhajami “I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is Syamasundara, Krishna Himself with inconceivable innumerable attributes, whom the pure devotees see in their heart of hearts with the eye of devotion tinged with the salve of love.” Sri Brahma Samhita 5.38 The...
  3. Japa at Naimisharanya

    Radhanath Swami practicing japa (soft chanting of mantras) within the shelter of a banyan tree in the forest known as Naimisharanya. Sacred texts speak of Naimisharanya as a spiritual hub where sages of the past gathered to consider how humanity could best served in the coming age. Their discussions comprise the Srimad Bhagavatam, the primary text on the teachings of Bhakti-yoga.
  4. Spiritual Talks and Kirtan In The Bahamas

    Radhanath Swami paired up with the ebullient Gaura Vani to lead a rejuvenating seven-day retreat on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The retreat was conducted at Sivananda Ashram. The Swami gave powerful discourses from the ancient Vedic scripture called ‘Srimad Bhagavatam’ in the morning and evening, followed by soul-stirring kirtans by Gaura Vani’s band ‘As Kindred Spirits’. In between were walks on the beach, swimming in the mostly calm blue waters of the Caribbean, and delicious, vegetarian food prepared by the friendly volunteers and residents of the Ashram. ‘As Kindred...