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The purpose of the Kirtan Course – Interview with Krishna Kshetra Swami

2022-12-01T12:19:37+00:00

The purpose of the Kirtan Course Interview with: Krishna Kshetra Swami, PhD Dean of Studies at Bhaktivedanta College Krishna Kshetra Swami's personal blog: https://www.kennethvalpey.com/  So the Kirtan Course is a beginning attempt for Krishna devotees in the West to get some systematic training in this very nice tradition. What is the purpose of the new Kirtan Course at Radhadesh and what is it`s significance for devotees? Krishna Kshetra Swami: Kirtan is our most essential activity. We have sravanam – hearing and kirtanam – chanting or glorifying the Lord. This is the movement of Sri Caitanya [...]

The purpose of the Kirtan Course – Interview with Krishna Kshetra Swami2022-12-01T12:19:37+00:00

Yoga is the stilling of the mind’s changing states

2022-11-26T20:59:23+00:00

Yoga is the stilling of the mind’s changing states             Author: Janne Kontala, PhD Teacher of Yoga Teacher Training Course Janne's personal blog: https://www.jayananda.info/ Our mind is in a constant state of flux: sometimes restless, sometimes dull, yet at other times focused, calm and clear. The process of yoga is meant to gradually elevate one from dullness to activity, and then from activity to clarity. Activity is not a stable platform: it easily relapses into dullness, or if activity increases too much, one becomes restless, unable to concentrate on one thing [...]

Yoga is the stilling of the mind’s changing states2022-11-26T20:59:23+00:00

“Why do we suffer?” – Srimad Bhagavatam insights

2022-11-25T14:04:58+00:00

              Author: Dinadayal dasa, MBA, DBA (c) Teacher of Bhakti Sastri Bhagavad Gita I - Karma Yoga section Dinadayal's personal blog: Conscious Manager - a holistic approach to life Vedana sutra said that our nature as spirit beings is anandamayo ‘bhyasat, we are pleasure-seeking beings. The original nature of a spirit soul is sat, cit and ananda; full of knowledge, eternity and bliss. A question which arousing is if we are ananda by nature, why do we suffer? No one would like to suffer, but at the same time, so many unpleasant things happened to [...]

“Why do we suffer?” – Srimad Bhagavatam insights2022-11-25T14:04:58+00:00

Devaki: From Bhakti Sastri Radhadesh to studying film-making

2022-11-25T10:56:33+00:00

From Bhakti Sastri to studying film-making Interview: Devaki Acharya Yaksic Please tell us something about yourself.  I was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000. My parents are devotees, and I grew up in Bolivia. For the last two years, I have been studying acting in Berlin, Germany. Why did you decide to join the Bhakti Sastri course in Radhadesh? While travelling with the youth Bus tour, I spent some time in Radhadesh and then decided to join Bhaktivedanta College to gain a strong spiritual foundation before pursuing my university studies. What are you doing now and what [...]

Devaki: From Bhakti Sastri Radhadesh to studying film-making2022-11-25T10:56:33+00:00

Roles of husband and wife

2022-11-25T10:56:24+00:00

Roles of husband and wife      Authors: Partha dasa & Utama dasi Can we transpose practices from India 5,000 years ago to 21st-century Western society? And are there maybe within contemporary Western society some adverse influences that we may want to filter out? In a marriage, spouses (can) have different roles that need to be examined in the light of different influences we may be under. The roles of husband and wife vary according to cultural influences. We notice many changes in modern society regarding gender roles. For example, fewer women know how to cook, another [...]

Roles of husband and wife2022-11-25T10:56:24+00:00

What technically happens during initiation?

2022-11-25T10:56:14+00:00

What technically happens during initiation?      Author: Ananda Vrindavan dasi In his purport to Caitanya Caritamrta (Madhya 24.256), he writes, “This is the process of initiation. The disciple must vow that he will no longer commit sinful activity — namely illicit sex, meat-eating, gambling, and intoxication. He promises to execute the order of the spiritual master. Then the spiritual master takes care of him and elevates him to spiritual emancipation.” Initiation is the process that fills devotees with transcendental knowledge, frees them from sinful reactions, and blesses them with mantras that bring them closer to their [...]

What technically happens during initiation?2022-11-25T10:56:14+00:00

Bhagavad-Gita: Change the world – change yourself

2022-11-25T10:56:06+00:00

Bhagavad-Gita: Change the world – change yourself      Author: Syamananda dasa How do we process all this information that is poured into our poor little brains everyday? It will not come as a surprise to anyone to say that the world is in a ‘little bit of a mess’, to put it softy. Political, environmental and social issues seem to be escalating on a daily bases. And with the many endlessly instant ways we are informed of all these issues on a global level, staying positive and hopeful can become challenging. One way to [...]

Bhagavad-Gita: Change the world – change yourself2022-11-25T10:56:06+00:00

The Bhagavad-Gita

2022-11-25T10:57:05+00:00

The Bhagavad Gita      Author: Loka-pavani devi dasi The Bhagavad-Gita is the oldest scripture in the world. It is a part of the Mahabharata which is considered to be a portion of the fifth Veda. The Mahabharata was composed by Srila Vyasadeva who is considered to be one of the incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Bhagavad-Gita is the only scripture in the world that is spoken by God personally. So sometimes it is said that if you want God to speak to you then read the Bhagavad-Gita. Bhagavad-gita and the Absolute [...]

The Bhagavad-Gita2022-11-25T10:57:05+00:00
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