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. Krishna Lila at Varshana

    Thousands of devotees from the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai gather to hear Radhanath Swami speak of Krishna’s lilas (divine pastimes) at Krishna Kunda, a holy pond in Varshana, the birthplace of Srimati Radharani, during an annual pilgrimage to Vrindavan.
  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....
  5. 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...