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ISKCON is an acronym that stands for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. We are an active community in the Washington, DC area. This is where you can hear music, lectures, narrations, talks, and seminars from our temple. ISKCON was founded by the exceptional Indian gentleman A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The Hare Krishna movement is part of his ongoing mission to present Gaudia Vaishnavism to the world. We hope that you enjoy these audio recordings.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
A series of lectures given by Dulal Chandra dasa on devotional service as presented in Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam with emphasis on the practice of bhakti yoga. These lectures present knowledge of Krishna Consciousness as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his illustrious followers, the six goswamis. Dulal Chandra dasa is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although I lack any personal qualification to lecture on the lofty subject of self rea ...
 
A series of lectures given by Dulal Chandra dasa on devotional service as presented on Sadhus, Bhagavatam, and more with emphasis on the practice of bhakti yoga. These lectures present knowledge of Krishna Consciousness as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his illustrious followers, the six goswamis. Dulal Chandra dasa is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although I lack any personal qualification to lecture on the lofty subject of self realizatio ...
 
A series of lectures given by Dulal Chandra dasa on devotional service as presented in Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam with emphasis on the practice of bhakti yoga. These lectures present knowledge of Krishna Consciousness as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his illustrious followers, the six goswamis. Dulal Chandra dasa is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although I lack any personal qualification to lecture on the lofty subject of self rea ...
 
A series of lectures given by Dulal Chandra dasa on devotional service as presented on Sadhus, Bhagavatam, and more with emphasis on the practice of bhakti yoga. These lectures present knowledge of Krishna Consciousness as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his illustrious followers, the six goswamis. Dulal Chandra dasa is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although I lack any personal qualification to lecture on the lofty subject of self realizatio ...
 
His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is widely regarded as the worlds pre-eminent exponent of the teachings and practices of bhakti-yoga to the Western world. He is the Founder-Acharya (spiritual master) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a world-wide movement dedicated to the philosophy and practice of Krishna Consciousness. The Prabhupada Podcast offers an easy way for listeners to hear Srila Prabhupada's classes on a daily basis. ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
His Holiness Sivarama Swami is a senior monk and spiritual teacher of the devotional path ( Bhakti yoga ), a 5000 year old spiritual tradition emerging from ancient India. He is the author of over 15 books which elucidate the teachings of Bhakti further and is the inspirer behind the world-renowned Krishna Valley community in Hungary; a self-sustained eco-village founded on the principles of ' simple living & high thinking '. Born Peter Letai, to an upper-class Jewish family in Budapest in 1 ...
 
A series of lectures given by Dulal Chandra dasa on devotional service as presented in Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam with emphasis on the practice of bhakti yoga. These lectures present knowledge of Krishna Consciousness as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his illustrious followers, the six goswamis. Dulal Chandra dasa is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although I lack any personal qualification to lecture on the lofty subject of self rea ...
 
A series of lectures given by Dulal Chandra dasa on devotional service as presented on Sadhus, Bhagavatam, and more with emphasis on the practice of bhakti yoga. These lectures present knowledge of Krishna Consciousness as taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his illustrious followers, the six goswamis. Dulal Chandra dasa is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although I lack any personal qualification to lecture on the lofty subject of self realizatio ...
 
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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Knowing that one’s duration of life is being similarly cut down by the passing of days and nights, one should be shaken by fear. Srimad Bhagavatam 11.20.16aho-rātraiś chidyamānaṁbuddhvāyur bhaya-vepathuḥmukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ buddhvānirīha upaśāmyati ahaḥ — by days; rātraiḥ — by nights; chidyamānam — being cut down; buddhvā — knowing; āyuḥ — the durati…
 
"The sound incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Soul [i.e., Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam], enters into the heart of a self-realized devotee, sits on the lotus flower of his loving relationship, and thus cleanses the dust of material association, such as lust, anger and hankering. Thus it acts like autumnal rains upon pools of muddy water."----more---- "Devo…
 
Listen to a class given by Madhumati devi dasi on text 59-60 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 23 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees…
 
Listen to a class given by Soma dasa on text 57-58 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 22 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is tr…
 
Listen to a class given by Chaturatma dasa on text 56 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 21 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is…
 
Listen to a class given by Dina Bandhu dasa on text 136-138 of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya-Lila, chapter 19, entitled "Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī", given on June 19, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the glorious birth a…
 
Listen to a class given by Tamohara dasa on text 55 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 18 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is t…
 
Listen to a class given by Stitha dhi muni dasa on text 54 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 17 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. …
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 154 ye śunaye e saba caitanya-guṇa-grāma se yāya saṁsāra tari’ śrī-caitanya-dhāma TRANSLATION One who hears these characteristics of Lord Caitanya will cross the ocean of material existence and attain Lord Caitanya’s abode.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 Text 13 pūrve śāntipure raghunātha yabe āilā mahāprabhu kṛpā kari’ tāṅre śikhāilā TRANSLATION When Raghunātha dāsa, during his family life, went to meet Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu at Śāntipura, the Lord gave him worthy instructions by His causeless mercy.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Listen to a class given by Nartaka Gopal devi dasi on text 51-53 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 16 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devo…
 
Listen to a class given by Sesa dasa on text 50 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 15, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is tran…
 
Listen to a class given by Sridevi dasi on text 49 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 14, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is t…
 
Listen to a class given by Puskara dasa on text 133-135 of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya-Lila, chapter 19, entitled "Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī", given on June 12, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the glorious birth and l…
 
Listen to a class given by Pran Govinda dasa on text 48 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 11, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It…
 
Listen to a class given by Bhadra dasa on text 47 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 10, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is tr…
 
The sound incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Soul [i.e., Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam], enters into the heart of a self-realized devotee, sits on the lotus flower of his loving relationship, and thus cleanses the dust of material association, such as lust, anger and hankering. Thus it acts like autumnal rains upon pools of muddy water. "Devotional service…
 
O my Lord, Your devotees can see You through the ears by the process of bona fide hearing, and thus their hearts become cleansed, and You take Your seat there. The śrutekṣita path is to hear from bona fide devotees who are conversant with Vedic wisdom, free from mundane sentiment. By this bona fide hearing process, the neophyte devotee becomes clea…
 
"O my Lord, Your devotees can see You through the ears by the process of bona fide hearing, and thus their hearts become cleansed, and You take Your seat there. The śrutekṣita path is to hear from bona fide devotees who are conversant with Vedic wisdom, free from mundane sentiment. By this bona fide hearing process, the neophyte devotee becomes cle…
 
Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 Text 1 kṛpā-guṇair yaḥ kugṛhāndha-kūpād uddhṛtya bhaṅgyā raghunātha-dāsam nyasya svarūpe vidadhe ’ntar-aṅgaṁ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanyam amuṁ prapadye TRANSLATION With the ropes of His causeless mercy, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu employed a trick to deliver Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī from the blind well of contemptib…
 
My dear Lord, I therefore do not need any other benediction but the opportunity to hear from the mouth of Your pure devotee. For full verse and purport of Srimad Bhagavatam 4.20.25, please visit here."When the transcendental vibration from the mouths of great devotees carries the aroma of the saffron dust of Your lotus feet, the forgetful living en…
 
"My dear Lord, I therefore do not need any other benediction but the opportunity to hear from the mouth of Your pure devotee."----more----For full verse and purport of Srimad Bhagavatam 4.20.25, please visit here."When the transcendental vibration from the mouths of great devotees carries the aroma of the saffron dust of Your lotus feet, the forget…
 
Listen to a class given by Nanda devi dasi on text 44-45 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 8, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It…
 
Listen to a class given by Rama Govinda dasa on text 43 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 7, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It …
 
Listen to a class given by Pundarika Vidyanidhi dasa on text 124-132 of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya-Lila, chapter 19, entitled "Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī", given on June 5, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the glorious…
 
Listen to a class given by Sukhada devi dasi on text 41 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 4, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It …
 
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