1. Installation Ceremony of Sri Caitanya Deity at Govardhan Eco Village

    On November 14th, 2016 Radhanath Swami visited Govardhan Eco Village outside of Mumbai, India, for the welcoming ceremony, (prana pratista) of the form of Sri Chaitanya, to the Eco Village’s temple. Govardhan Eco Village is a model farm community and retreat center, inspired by Radhanath Swami in the service of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s vision, highlighting the need to live in harmony with ourselves, nature and the sacred. Sri Chaitanya now accompanies Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanbihari on the main altar. The ceremony was held on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima – the day Sri Chaitanya, the...
  2. Chant 4 Change at Historic Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

    The article below, by Madhava Smullen, was originally published on the ISKCON News website. http://iskconnews.org/rain-cant-dampen-spirits-at-dcs-historic-chant-4-change,5859/ Political pundits last weekend were calling the second presidential debate “the darkest and nastiest in modern history,” full of scandals, personal attacks and insults. And the ongoing drama may be what’s taking over the news lately. But not everyone, even in Washington, is being dragged down by it. On Saturday October 8th, thousands of people from different faiths and backgrounds gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a “Chant 4 Change,” trying to...
  3. Radhanath Swami’s Vrindavan Yatra Featured in National Geographic Channel Documentary

    “When we work together and we harmonize our hearts in that way, then God performs miracles, even through us.” – Radhanath Swami   The devotees of Radhanath Swami’s annual Vrindavan Yatra (pilgrimage) were recently featured in a National Geographic Channel documentary called India’s Mega Kitchens. An entire episode was dedicated to the yatra devotees as part of a series of shows which focus on the scale, volume, technology and process of large kitchens. The episode was written by Purnima Rao and directed by Rajendra Kondapalli.    During the auspicious Kartik Maas, a month dedicated...
  4. Ground Breaking Ceremony with UK Prime Minister David Cameron

    On Friday, June 10th, 2016 Radhanath Swami was in England to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bhaktivedanta Manor’s long awaited Haveli building. The event was attended by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who was hosted by Radhanath Swami along with Sivarama Swami, Indradyumna Swami, Bhakti Caru Swami, Pragosh Das and other ISKCON leaders from the Manor. The ceremony formed part of the Manor’s offerings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ISKCON. Mr. Cameron congratulated ISKCON on by praising Srila Prabhupada for his creation of a “global mission”. A reception...
  5. Living Your Calling in an Age of Confusion

    On the evening of Friday, May 6th, New York’s Bhakti Center partnered with Upbuild to hold a dinner event featuring a talk by Radhanath Swami on the topic “Living Your Calling in an Age of Confusion”. Upbuild is an educational social enterprise created by Rasanath Das and Hari Prasad, who both used to live and serve at The Bhakti Center as monks. Upon graduation from the monastic order they went on to launch Upbuild which aims at maximizing the human potential by creating environments that inspire genuine purpose and authentic...