1. Radhanath Swami Speaks at United Nations Interfaith Climate Change Ceremony

    On April 22nd, 2016 Radhanath Swami joined faith leaders from around the world at Church Center of The United Nations in New York City to encourage world leaders to sign the Paris agreement on climate change. The event (The Interfaith Climate Change Statement To World Leaders Handover Program) was mainly organized by GreenFaith, in partnership with a number of faith based organizations. Although a climate change agreement was made in Paris, each individual country that signed on still needs to approve it through their respective parliaments and legislative bodies. The...
  2. Launching Bengali Translation of The Journey Home

    On the evening of February 19th, 2016 Grihe Pratyabartan, the Bengali translation of The Journey Home, was launched in G. D. Birla Auditorium, Kolkata, India. Addressing a gathering of 700 guests, Radhanath Swami said, “Never have I felt in any book release so humbled, so grateful, and so happy, as I am feeling tonight. Of all the religions, spiritual and yogic paths that I studied, and of all the teachers that I met – and there were many – in Srila Prabhupada I found the essence of everything I was looking...
  3. Udupi: Paryaya Festival

    On the 17th and 18th of January 2016 Radhanath Swami visited the holy town of Udupi in South India to attend the biennial Paryaya Festival. He was personally invited by His Holiness Vishwesh Teertha Swami, the senior most pontiff of the Udupi Sri Krishna Temple. There are eight pontiffs, each a life long swami, at Sri Krishna Temple, and they conduct worship on a rotating basis: each takes charge for two years, then passes the privilege to another pontiff, and awaits his next term that will come after 14 years. The festival marking the beginning of...
  4. Radhanath Swami Gives Keynote Address at Event for Helping Vulnerable Women

      “I wish I knew about Sharan when I first left home” were the words of Shaheen, a sixteen year old girl living in the UK who was being beaten, abused and disowned by her family. Shaheen used to live with her three sisters and parents until one day she was accused of speaking with a boy from her college by a male member of her family. Fearing that their family name would be dishonored, her parents stopped her from leaving her house, took away her phone and laptop as...
  5. Radhanath Swami Speaks to Concerned Doctors at GFESH Summit

    On January 3rd, 2016 Radhanath Swami gave the keynote address at the medical conference Medical Profession – Welfare Not Warfare held at Mumbai. The event was organized by the Global Foundation for Ethical and Spiritual Health (GFESH), a global initiative patronized by Radhanath Swami that aims to blend traditional spiritual science of healing with modern medical science. The event was supported by Indian Medical Association, Association of Medical Consultants, Association of Hospitals, and Mumbai Medical Society. Over 500 doctors attended. The title of the event refers to a recent trend...