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New York Magazine’s Intelligencer

Talking to the Hare Krishna Leader Who’s Bringing the Movement Into the Age of Lululemon

It’s early Saturday evening at the Rubin Museum of Art, located around the corner from Barneys New York in Chelsea. Every seat in the sleek basement theater is filled by an earnest crowd of limber New Yorkers, many tattooed and top-knotted, wrists heavy with looping strands of wooden beads. They are gathered for a talk by Radhanath Swami, who has been for 20 years a leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, better known as the Hare Krishna

Los Angeles Times

How to cultivate compassion in the workplace

The irony is not lost on Radhanath Swami that he speaks to international financiers but hasn’t had a bank account in 40 years.

“I last signed a check in 1969,” said the author and spiritual figure. “And here are these business people asking me to teach them. I guess we all have our purpose.”

Italian Newspaper Il Giornale di Vicenza

Compassion For Overcoming the Crisis

“Fight the crisis with compassion.” That’s the advice of the Hare Krishna guru Radhanath Swami, in contrast with economic theories for stemming the global drift. The guru Radhanath, birth name Richard Slavin, is an American who, in the 1970′s and barely over twenty years old, discovered in India the doctrine of the spiritual master and founder of the Hare Krishnas, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Since then, the young American-born man has become one of Bhaktivedanta Swami’s most appreciated disciples in the world. Today, he is one of the most recognized mediators of interreligious dialogue, received by heads of state and religious leaders from all over the world, not the least of whom is the American president Obama. The small “monk of compassion,” wearing his bright orange chadar (a traditional cotton wrap), toured the main Hare Krishna spiritual centers in Italy.