1. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Church College, University of Oxford.

    In early November 2017, Radhanath Swami was in discussion with former leader of the Alliance party of Northern-Ireland, Lord John Alderdice on the topic of ‘Bridging the Divide in a Fractured World’ at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. Christ Church College is one of the largest colleges of Oxford University and is home to over 400 undergraduates and 175 graduates. Christ Church is famous for its connection with two fictional figures: Alice in Wonderland, the creation of the 19th-century mathematics tutor Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), and Harry Potter...
  2. Radhanath Swami Debates at the Cambridge Union

    In November 2017, Radhanath Swami was invited to debate at the worlds oldest, and arguably most prestigious debating society, the Cambridge Union. The topic was “Have we lost faith in faith? Does it have meaning in the modern world? Can we justify faith in line with the rest of the world’s atrocities?” The Cambridge Union was founded as a small debating society in 1815, but today is the largest student society in Cambridge and has over 70,000 life members worldwide. It established a forum in which the art of public...
  3. Radhanath Swami & James Doty on Redefining Success at Stanford University

    On July 21, Stanford Bhakti Yoga Club and the Hindu Student Association of Stanford joined efforts to host spiritual leader Radhanath Swami and James Doty, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Founder of Stanford’s Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education, for a talk on the topic “Redefining Success”. An eclectic mix of approximately 500 students, members of academia and industry leaders attended. The event began with mantra meditation, creating a serene mood. James Doty spoke first, about compassion and care, sharing a personal story about finding spirituality after a...
  4. Radhanath Swami Returns to Sacred Sounds at Rutgers University

    Radhanath Swami visited Rutgers University on April 28th, 2016 to participate in the award winning event Sacred Sounds, a dynamic program of kirtan and talks on bhakti-yoga. Since it’s inception in 2009 Sacred Sounds has been a movement bringing together a group of students working towards the goal of producing an unforgettable evening of spiritual energy. This year’s event was another grand success as Radhanath Swami, along with the kirtan group  The Juggernauts, moved a group of four hundred students to dance ecstatically with their arms raised in the air, crying out the sweet names of...
  5. Radhanath Swami speaks at Northwestern University, Illinois

    On the evening of April 14, 2016, Radhanath Swami spoke at Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus at an event entitled “Worlds at War / Minds at Peace – Intersection of Leadership and Mental Health.” More than 100 people attended the talk, hosted by six student groups and held in Lutkin Hall. Organizers chose Radhanath Swami, a Hindu monk, to provide an outsider’s perspective on the stress of college life. Special Guests included the Mayor of Evanston, Ms. Elizabeth Tisdahl who spoke on the need of cultivating leadership qualities and simultaneously balancing mental health and Professor...