1. Radhanath Swami Attends Reception for Barack Obama at the Invitation of the President of India

    Last month President Barack Obama took in a regal display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s 66th annual Republic Day festivities at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In honor of the visit by the U.S. President and First Lady, the President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, hosted an “At Home” reception at his residence Rashtrapati Bhavan wherein many distinguished guest attended, among them Radhanath Swami. The event took place on...
  2. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Oxford Union with Dr. Cornel West & Dr. Angela Davis

    On December 3rd Radhanath Swami was invited to participate in a historic discussion by the Oxford Union, one of the world’s most prestigious debating societies. Founded in 1823 with the aim to promote debate and discussion, and steeped in history and prestige, the Union has an unparalleled reputation for bringing international speakers to Oxford University, boasting such noteworthy guests as William Gladstone, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon. Radhanath Swami attended the much anticipated discussion along with such celebrated guests as Dr. Cornel West, a provocative American academic, activist and author and Dr. Angela Davis a prominent...
  3. “The Magic Within” – Radhanath Swami Speaks at TEDx LondonBusinessSchool 2014

    On Friday April 25th Radhanath Swami was invited to speak at TEDx London Business School. TED is a global phenomenon devoted to ideas worth spreading and TEDx is a network of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDx London Business School, was entirely organized by students from London Business School, ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, and aims to be a platform for debate and discussion on a range of issues. The  audience was made up of professionals from across...
  4. BBC Radio Interview

    On September 15, 2013,  Radhanath Swami was the main guest on ‘Shrink Wrapped,’ a two-hour-long, weekly radio show about mental health. The show is presented by Toby Friedner and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Chetna Kang on BBC 3CR. The topic for the show was: “Is spirituality good for your mental health?” Radhanatha Swami spoke about his journey to bhakti yoga, the principles of bhakti yoga, the relationship between spirituality and religion, developing a spirit of compassion and the integrated holistic health care system at Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai. Both the presenters and other guests...
  5. Meeting With the King of Puri

    For bhakti yogis, Jagannath Puri, on the coast of the Indian state of Orissa, is a sacred place of pilgrimage. Puri is currently abuzz with excitement in anticipation of the annual Ratha Yatra (cart festival) on July 10th. Over one million devout pilgrims throng to witness the festival of chariots, where the deity of Lord Krishna in the form of Jagannath, along with his brother and sister, ride beautiful chariots amidst chanting and dancing and joyous festivities. While millions watch the event on television, prominent citizens and spiritual leaders of...