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Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths. Born Rich ...
 
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Ravindra Svarupa Dasa (William H. Deadwyler, III) is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada who is the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Ravindra Svarupa Dasa received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1980. In 1971 he became an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada. In his decades of service to ISKCON, he has served as t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
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**RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE ANNOUNCED** In this last interview on this topic, Swami B. P. Padmanabha presents his comments on this controversial topic in the context of Sundar Gopal prabhu's presentation from September 18th, 2021. **Note the earlier start time due to time zone differences**By Namarasa das
 
Born in New Jersey, USA, in 1947, H.H. Candramauli Swami came in contact with the ISKCON in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 24. In 1973 he began practicing Krishna Consciousness in New York City and shortly thereafter began serving at the New Vrindavan farm community in West Virginia. Join us as he details his spiritual journey, and all the realiza…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 4 Text 271 nityānanda mahāmatta āira santoṣe parānanda-sindhu-mājhe bhāsena hariṣe TRANSLATION When the greatly intoxicated Nityānanda saw how happy mother Śacī was, He joyfully floated in an ocean of transcendental ecstasy.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
On the auspicious day celebrating Srila Prabhupada's disappearance, H.G. Syamarani/Jadurani Devi Dasi, one of the earliest disciples of His Divine Grace, joins the podcast for a special episode entitled "Srila Prabhupada Gave Us Everything". Do not miss this!By Namarasa das
 
Chaitanya Charan das is an author, mentor, and speaker. Seeing the prevalent problems of stress, depression, addiction and overall misdirection – all caused by a lack of spirituality – he felt inspired to dedicate his life to the cause of sharing the spiritual wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita. Join us as he details the story behind his alias, "The Spiri…
 
Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Chapter 46 – Uddhava Visits Vṛndāvana Nanda Mahārāja returned to Vṛndāvana without Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma. He was accompanied only by the cowherd boys and men. It was certainly a very pathetic scene for the gopīs, Mother Yaśodā, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī and all the other residents of Vṛndāvana. Many devotees have trie…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 4 Text 101 yāṅhāra māyāya jiva pāsari’ āpanā baddha hai’ pāiyāche saṁsāra-vāsanā TRANSLATION The living entities have forgotten who they are. They have become conditioned and have developed material desires simply by the influence of His illusory energy.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Chapter 21 – The Gopīs Attracted by the Flute Another gopī began to praise the unique position of Govardhana Hill in this way: “How fortunate is this Govardhana Hill, for it is enjoying the association of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, who are accustomed to walking on it. Thus Govardhana is always in touch with t…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 4 Text 73 sarva-guṇa-hīna yadi caitanya-caraṇe smaraṇa karile yāya vaikuṇṭha-bhuvane TRANSLATION But if a person who has no good qualities remembers the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya, the he attains the abode of Vaikuṇṭha.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Swami B.V. Tripurari is one of the most prolific Gaudiya writers of our time. He was the first disciple of Srila Prabhupada to write his own Bhagavad Gita commentary. Why did he do it? Is it wrong? Join us for an amazing conversation about authorship in the Gaudiya context.By Namarasa das
 
Govinda Dasi is one of the earliest disciples of Srila Prabhupada, joining in 1966. She was the first person in ISKCON to grow Tulasi in the western world too. Join us as she details the story of how she came to Krishna Consciousness, and also hear the different things Srila Prabhupada warned the devotees about in the future. A rare interview you s…
 
Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Chapter 21 – The Gopīs Attracted by the Flute Another gopī expressed her opinion that Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, while tending the cows with the cowherd boys, appeared just like actors going to play on a dramatic stage. Kṛṣṇa was dressed in glowing garments of yellow, Balarāma in blue, and They held new twigs of m…
 
Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Chapter 21 – The Gopīs Attracted by the Flute Kṛṣṇa was very expert in playing the flute, and the gopīs were captivated by the sound vibration, which was attractive not only to them but to all living creatures who heard it. One of the gopīs told her friends, “The highest perfection of the eyes is to see Kṛṣ…
 
Deva Madhava Das is the leader and inspirer of the Harmony Collective in Ypsilanti, Michigan, a community of young, progressive devotees. Join us as he talks about his journey in Krishna Consciousness as well as the current struggles and bright future of ISKCON, from his perspective.By Namarasa das
 
Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Chapter 21 – The Gopīs Attracted by the Flute With the arrival of the beautiful autumn season, the waters in the lakes and rivers became as clear as crystal and filled with fragrant lotus flowers, and breezes blew very pleasantly. At that time Kṛṣṇa entered the forest of Vṛndāvana with the cows and cowherd …
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 505 śuna vipra bhāgavate ei vākhānibā bhakti vinā āra kichu mukhe nā ānibā TRANSLATION “Listen, O brāhmaṇa, while teaching Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam you should not explain anything other than devotional service.”By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Chapter 30 – Kṛṣṇa’s Hiding from the Gopīs In this way all the gopīs were madly feeling the absence of Kṛṣṇa. They inquired about Him from the trees and plants. In some places they found the imprints of the marks on the soles of His feet – namely the flag, the lotus flower, the trident, the thunderbolt, etc…
 
Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Chapter 29 – The Rāsa Dance: Introduction In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam it is stated that the rāsa dance took place on the full-moon night of the śarat season. From the statements of previous chapters, it appears that the festival of Govardhana-pūjā was performed just after the dark-moon night of the month of Kārtti…
 
In addition to today’s class, Dhanurdhara Swami speaks on the passing of his mother, Doris Winiker. Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 434 ye prabhu dekhite sarva deve kāmya kare se prabhu nācaye sarva-gaṇera gocare TRANSLATION All the demigods desire to see the Lord who was now dancing before the eyes of one and all.…
 
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