1. Following the Great Saints of the Bhakti Tradition

    By the grace of our Srila Prabhupada and those exalted compassionate teachers of our parampara (lineage) the doors have opened for all of us to spend this priceless time together in Sri Vrindavan dham, where the opportunity to access the higest treasure of bhakti is being given to all of us. The ahankara, or false ego, puts us in a state where we want to be important in the eyes of this world. And in that state, if someone is given more importance than ourselves we become envious. And we...
  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. Bhakti Inspires Voluntary Service – the Vrindavan Pilgrimage Kitchen

    “To the degree we cultivate the spirit of selfless service, to that degree we’ll actually find bliss in life.” – Radhanath Swami Dr Mukunda Shanbag, a successful dentist from Mumbai, is busy washing huge pots. For the two weeks of the pilgrimage of Vrindavan this is his daily service from 5 am to 12.30 pm. What inspires him to leave the comforts of his Mumbai house, and extend himself to serve over five thousand pilgrims? “Most others are doing much more than me. This is the least I could do...
  4. Visiting Vrindavan – the Land of Krishna

    Setting the mood Currently, Radhanath Swami is leading a group of 4,600 pilgrims on a tour of Vrindavan, the holy land of Lord Krishna, famous as the epicenter of bhakti (devotional yoga). Located in North India, Vrindavan is traditionally described to be a special place where God in his most personal and charming form as Krishna shares loving exchanges with his dear-most devotees. Friends and students of Radhanath Swami, from around the globe, have gathered at Vrindavan to hear his discourses and visit the sacred places associated with Lord Krishna....