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  • The Truth about Loneliness

    Loneliness is not simply that we are alone, rather it is the feeling that you are not connected or loved by the people around you. This is why so many people feel lonely even though their lives are full of people. We may be in relationships, friendships or even be married, yet feel that ache in our hearts.

  • Sacred Ecology Forum Hosts Conference on Sustainability in New York

    “Sustainability from the Inside Out”, as the conference was named, was hosted conjointly by Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), Mumbai and the Sacred Ecology Forum at the Bhakti Center on June 10th, to explore the profound connection between the practice of yoga and the sustainability of the Earth and its resources ahead of the International Yoga Day.

  • Radhanath Swami with Jay Shetty at Nasdaq Square
  • Books by Radhanath Swami and Vrinda Sheth Win Independent Publishing Awards

    Two ISKCON authors have won in their categories at the Independent Book Publishers Benjamin Franklin Awards this year, which received nearly 1,400 entries published during the 2016 calendar year. Over 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts judged the books submitted.  Radhanath Swami’s “The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti, A Contemporary Guide to Yoga’s Ancient Wisdom” won the gold medal in the Body, Mind & Spirit category. 

  • Radhanath Swami @ CHANT 4 CHANGE Lincoln Memorial
  • RISE by Radhanath Swami, A New App to Take Spirituality to Every Phone and Tablet

    Rise brings its users short bursts of wake-up wisdom from the comfort of their phones. It has simple, uncomplicated spiritual tools specific for everyone’s needs. If you’re stressed, search through the videos on stress. If you’re looking for advice on relationships, search through the videos on relationships. And if you’re looking to realize your inner self, the app may even have something for that too. It’s a practical, accessible approach to spirituality created for the modern world, which is why it all fits into everyone’s mobile. 

  • CHANT4CHANGE 2016: Lincoln Memorial

    Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC 10/08/2016.

  • East Meets West: Interfaith Event at Princeton University

    Princeton scholar Dr. Cornel West and Radhanath Swami, a spiritual teacher, activist and author, in a discussion titled "East Meets West: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Radhanath Swami". Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

  • Sincere Willingness To Serve Attracts Krishna's Mercy

    A lecture by Radhanath Swami.

  • Radhanath Swami Speaks About ISKCON 50

    The Inspiration Series is a set of video clips where ISKCON leaders speak about the importance of ISKCON's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2016, with a view to encouraging active participation from the worldwide community of devotees. In this episode. His Holiness Radhanatha Swami speaks about the importance of ISKCON 50.

  • Radhanath Swami's New Book is on the New York Times' Top List

    Radhanatha Swami's new book "The Journey Within" has been listed as a New York Times best seller on the "Religion, Spirituality and Faith" list. 

  • The Journey Within - Book Trailer

    A new book by Radhanath Swami/

  • The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti by Radhanath Swami

    Radhanath Swami draws from his personal experiences to demystify the ancient devotional path of bhakti, capturing its essence and explaining its simple principles for balancing our lives. His down-to-earth writing simplifies spiritual concepts and answers timeless questions in a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred philosophy to life. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we live in the physical world without losing touch with the spiritual?

  • Sydney Opera House ISKCON 50 Event Sells Out in Three Days

    Back in January 1967, Mukunda Goswami was instrumental in putting on The Mantra Rock Dance in San Francisco, a key counter-cultural event of its time that put Srila Prabhupada and his disciples on the map. Now, nearly fifty years later, he has been a driving force in organizing the hugely ambitious Transcendental Journey, a spectacular show at Australian landmark the Sydney Opera House in celebration of ISKCON’s 50th anniversary.

  • Life Beyond Borders - Highlights | Veda London

    Veda London and EY Hindu Network presents Life Beyond Borders.

  • Solving Problems: Treating the Root First -- by Radhanath Swami
  • Radhanath Swami and Anuttama Das Greets Pope Francis in New York
  • Vote of Thanks by Radhanath Swami at 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Jaladuta Yatra

    Vote of Thanks by Radhanath Swami at 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Jaladuta Yatra at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Day 1 Afternoon Session on 13th August 2015.

  • Seeing God and Helping the Blind - by Radhanath Swami

    Radhanath Swami offers heartfelt observations about the "eye camps" he organizes in the holy land of Varsana, India, where the impoverished are treated for various eye diseases. Doctors from all over the world who provide this service free of charge, amazingly, consider their acts as their own humble efforts to "see" God. A video produced by Karuna Productions. ( Photography by Rasacharya Das, Hilary Tapper.

  • Radhanath Swami Speaks to the Ambassadors to the Court of St. James’s, U.K.

    On 27th of April 2015, Radhanath Swami spoke at a Civitatis Forum Policy Seminar for the Ambassadors to the Court of St. James’s at Goodenough College, in the United Kingdom. Ambassadors and diplomats from many nations around the world came to listen to his unique insights into spirituality and peace. 

  • Lessons from a Hawk

     We should take the spiritual opportunities we have in our life very, very seriously. One of the greatest enemies of a spiritualist is procrastination.

  • ISKCON Extends Its Support to Ban on Slaughter of Cows

    ISKCON's Govardhan Ecovillage is saying that rearing these animals would add much more to the economy rather than killing them.

  • Radhanath Swami at a Conference in Torino, Italy

    A conference with Radhanath in Torino, Italy. A video by Inci Mutlu Milano.

  • ISKCON GBC Member Joins in Call for Attention to Climate Change

    There is a new multi-faith campaign to raise awareness about climate change. This Diwali, believers from all faiths and geographies across India, will unite their voices in a single unified prayer for the fight against climate change, led by Radhanath Swami, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sister Jayanti Kirpalani. For more information visit:

  • Govardhan Eco Village

    A video about a revolutionary farm community in Maharastra, India.

  • Many Voices, One Heart: 1400 Devotees Chant At North Carolina Retreat

    It’s almost noon. The organisers Rasika Siromani Devi Dasi, Rama Vijaya Das  and Govinda Charan Das are discussing last minute festival details over breakfast at the registration tables. Just across the street, surrounded by picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, there are around 1400 devotees immersed in chanting the Holy Names. 

  • How to Overcome Fear of Death

    Radhanath Swami uses a humorous incident to impart a profound lesson.

  • Radhanath Swami and Radha Krishna Das Speak at Annamrita Midday Meal Program's 10th Year Celebration

    Radha Krishna Das and Radhanath Swami speak about the beginnings of ISKCON's Midday Meal program (Annamrita) and the inspiration for doing this service.

  • The Journey Home Published in Tamil

    Something very special about the launch of The Journey Home in Tamil was the opportunity to witness the heart warming exchanges between Bhattar, chief priest of the most revered temple for the Sri Vaishnavas, the Sri Rangam temple and Radhanath Swami.

  • Coming Soon: Radhanath Swami's New Book 'The Journey Within'

    In this long-awaited follow up to The Journey Home, renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami shares intimate stories from his forty years as a teacher of devotional (bhakti) yoga. His heartfelt down-to-earth writing makes accessible topics that have remained esoteric for generations: explanations of the material and spiritual selves, the way of righteousness (dharma), and what happens at death.

  • Addressing Real Issues: Radhanath Swami on Strategic Planning

    Radhanath Swami has been a member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) since 1996.  For the past twenty-five years, besides guiding the development of the ISKCON Chowpatty community in Mumbai, Radhanath Swami has directed a number of acclaimed social action projects including Midday Meals, daily serving over 250,000 plates of pure vegetarian food to the children in the slums of Mumbai. He has also worked to establish missionary hospitals and eye camps, eco-friendly farms, schools and ashrams, an orphanage, and a number of emergency relief programs throughout India. A valuable member of the Strategic Planning Initiatives, he is a part of the Devotee Care Committee. Hear what Radhanath Swami has to say about the Strategic Planning Meetings and how it brings leaders together from around the world to come up with solutions for real issues in our society.

  • Every Situation Is a Blessing - by Radhanath Swami

    Radhanath Swami gives an example to explain how one should perceive every situation as a blessings in life and use to take us close to Krishna.

  • Seeing God and Helping the Blind - by Radhanath Swami

    Radhanath Swami offers heartfelt observations about the “eye camps” he organizes in the holy land of Varsana, India, where the impoverished are treated for various eye diseases. Doctors from all over the world who provide this service free of charge, amazingly, consider their acts as their own humble efforts to “see” God.

  • Encountering God: Hindu and Christian Perspectives

    Radhanath Swami and Francis Clooney, two individuals whose deep journeys into their own Hindu and Christian faiths have not only lead them to encounter God but the tradition of the other.

  • The Journey Home Film

    Featuring Radhanath Swami. A video by Balcony Films.

  • Children’s Picnic At Govardhan Eco-Village, Wada, India
    The Gopal’s Fun School serves as an introduction to Krishna-consciousness for the children in various local areas in Mumbai and Thane. In order to give the children a glimpse into Vedic lifestyle and culture, they were taken to GEV which is a farm community spread over a scenic landscape of 60 acres at Wada near Mumbai, India.
  • Rutgers University Students Get Down to Sacred Sounds
    At 8:45pm on May 1st, the doors of Rutgers Student Center opened, and over six hundred students poured into the Center’s large multipurpose hall. Their excitement was palpable through the hum of conversation.
  • Business Executive Event in London with Radhanath Swami and Ambarisa Das
    Organized to mark the festival of Diwali, over 120 high net worth businessmen from diverse industries, along with UK Parliament members gathered to hear discourses on ‘the culture of wealth’ and explore financial lessons from the festival epic Ramayana at the ornate Grand Room in St James’s, London.
  • “Leap” the Film at a British Academic Conference

    The screening of the film "Leap", which explores the devotional world of ISKCON, with a particular focus on the lives of Radhanath Swami and his Finnish disciple Keshava Madhava das, was enthusiastically received by all who attended the event.

  • Encountering God: Hindu and Christian Perspectives with Fransis Clooney and Radhanath Swami

    Francis Clooney and Radhanath Swami, two individuals whose deep journeys into their own Christian and Hindu faiths have not only lead them to encounter God but the tradition of the other.

    Francis Clooney's decision to teach in Katmandu, Nepal, as part of his Jesuit missionary training, ushered his introduction to various religions and a lifelong study in comparative theology. Clooney is Professor of Comparative Theology and Director of the Center for the study of World Religions at Harvard. His numerous publications include Beyond Compare: St. Francis and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Surrender to God (2008), The Truth, the Way, the Life: Christian Commentary on the Three Holy Mantras of the Srivaisnava Hindus (2008), and Comparative Theology: Deep Learning across Religious Borders (2010). He has been a Roman Catholic priest for over 30 years and is a member of the Society of Jesus.

    Radhanath Swami was born into a Jewish family in the suburbs of Chicago in 1950. At the age of 19, he traveled to Europe and hitchhiked his way to India in his search for God. His journeys allowed him to study many of the world's major traditions in their country of origin. These adventures are gathered in his recent autobiography, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami (2010). He has been a Hindu monk for the past 40 years and leads a congregation of over 10,000 in and around Mumbai, India.

  • The Inauguration of "Kirtan London"
    A short presentation on Kirtan London’s vision and upcoming projects was followed by a talk by special guest, Radhanath Swami. He was introduced by actor and comedian Russell Brand, who had the audience in stitches as he described his conversion from skepticism to spiritual seeker after meeting Radhanath Swami several years ago.
  • Radhanath Swami's Book Soften Hearts in Russia
    In March 2012, Radhanath Swami visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg for promoting his book The Journey home. The book was released in Russian in the previous fall, and all the 10,000 copies were sold out in no time.
  • Taruni Performs at Children`s Short Play about Radhanath Swami`s Childhood

    ISKCON congregation member and child actor Taruni left her body along with her mother and other devotees in Nepal air crash on 14 th May 2012.

  • Encountering God – Hindu & Christian Perspectives on Going Deeper Into Spiritual Experience

    On Friday, April 20th, Radhanath Swami joined Francis X. Clooney S.J. a Jesuit priest and Harvard theology professor at Columbia University in New York for an interfaith dialogue program to discuss how do they encounter God in each other`s traditions.

  • Gaura Purnima: How to Dance for the Lord?
    Forget about trying to be a great advanced devotee. Forget about trying to be a saint. Sri Caitanya did not like this idea. He simply wanted us to become the servant of the servant of the servant of the Lord and to chant the name in that spirit. That should be only our aspiration.
  • ISKCON Swamis Meet With Yoga Leaders to Plan World Yoga Day
    Renowned masters from various Yoga schools—including ISKCON’s Yadunandana Swami and Radhanath Swami—met for an international Yoga conference this past December 4th and 5th at the headquarters of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation in Bangalore, India to agree on a date for a special World Yoga Day.
  • Radhanath Swami: "It Is The Thought That Counts!"

  • Radhanath Swami Inaugurates Maharastra Eco-village
    The Govardhan Eco-village has been built for the modern lifestyle needs of both individuals and corporate groups. It hopes to serve as a model of how spirituality can integrate the needs of a modern society with traditional answers.
  • ISKCON Midday Meal Receives Best Social Work Award
    ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s Midday Meal program—which feeds over one million meals of sanctified, nutritious vegetarian food every day to underprivileged children in ten Indian states—was named the “Best Organization in Social Work” at the D.Y. Patil Annual Achiever’s Awards on Sunday November 13th.
  • Radhanath Swami Speaks At UK`s House of Commons
    At the House of Commons, on Tuesday 11th October 2011, Radhanath Swami addressed Members of Parliament and ministers together with the UK interfaith community to a private reception on “Spirituality and the Big Society”.
  • First ISKCON-produced Film On Odyssey Networks

    On October 29th, 2011, Odyssey Networks has released the first three minute ISKCON-produced cell phone film The God Above The Quicksand featuring Radhanath Swami. It is available for the viewers on the Call on Faith app.

  • Dialogue Between Dr. West and Radhanath Swami - Part 1

    The event took place earlier this year at Princeton University.

  • Becoming Hindu and Finding the Essence of All Spiritual Paths
    Forty years ago, that kind Sikh gentleman opened a door to a spiritual quest by allowing me entrance into India. Recently I was reminded of this event, when I was granted the privilege of an audience with India's president, Pratibha Patil. I had to smile, recalling how dramatically things had changed in my life since my first entry to India.
  • Huffington Post: Two Minutes Of Wisdom With Radhanath Swami
    On August 4th, the Huffington Post has published a video with Radhanath Swami. He is talking about the true meaning of love and service.
  • Radhanath Swami at Harvard University
    On June 20th 2011, a large group of students, researchers, professionals and enterpreneurs gathered at Harvard University to meet and hear from a renowned scholar & spiritual leader -Radhanath Swami. Recently formed university wide Harvard India Student Group arranged a talk on "Ethics in Leadership and Management" for aspiring leaders and managers.
  • US President Barack Obama Meets Radhanath Swami
    On June 13, 2011 ISKCON guru Radhanath Swami was invited to meet with the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama at an event in Miami Florida.
  • A Swami and His Father
    I was recently blessed with the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with Dr. Cornel West -- a brilliant thinker and someone I have come to regard as a heartfelt friend and spiritual brother. Among the many profound things Dr. West spoke that evening at Princeton, one thing he said struck me deeply. "I am who I am," he said, "because someone loved me."
  • Bhakti Yoga: In Search of a Lost Love
    Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.
  • Radhanath Swami and Dr. Cornel West Bond in Conversation on Faith
    "It was a profound lesson that when real interfaith exchange happens, it’s not about glossing over the differences or trying to convert one another. It’s about using those differences, and one’s appreciation for those differences, to go deeper in one’s own faith, and one’s own love for God.”
  • Radhanath Swami at Interfaith Dialogue
    Mumbai: Radhanath Swami was invited for an interfaith dialogue on the topic “Decline of morality in public life: Role of religion in restoring it” organized by K.J. Somaiya Bhartiya Sanskriti Peetham. The Somaiya trust is one of the largest educational trusts in India with 34 institutes and 27,000 students.
  • ISKCON Devotees Contribute to Bhakti Fest 2010
    From September 9th to 12th this year ISKCON devotees pulled their weight by contributing to the performances and infrastructure at Bhakti Fest, a huge new draw for the increasingly popular U.S. kirtan yoga community.
  • Get Him to the Hindu? On Russell Brand's Sanskrit Brand
    With Russell Brand's highly-anticipated (and raunchy) comedy "Get Him to the Greek" hitting theaters right about now, the controversial British comic is becoming quite the talk of the town this side of the pond.
  • The Guru Grooming Russell Brand For Marriage Ahead Of His Indian Wedding
    The bad boy of comedy – who is expected to wed Katy Perry this week in India – met in Los Angeles at the weekend with the Krishna guru Radhanatha Swami he has credited with helping him keep on the straight and narrow.
  • Hinduism Specialists Discuss Relevance of Bhagavad-Gita
    Relevance of Bhagavad-Gita in contemporary world was discussed when Radhanath Swami, an International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) guru; and Rajan Zed, Hindu statesman; met at Reno (USA) on August three.
  • Radhanath Swami Embarks on North American Book Tour
    American-born spiritual teacher Radhanath Swami will set off on a North American book tour from August 1st to December 1st this year, to promote the US trade release of his autobiography The Journey Home.
  • 'Ecstatic Chant' Fills the Hills of Upstate New York
    Yogis and kirtan enthusiasts congregated at the Omega Institute in upstate New York as it held its ‘Ecstatic Chant’ festival from May 7th to 9th.
  • Medical Volunteers Restore Vision in Barsana
    Every year since 2002, Bhaktivedanta Hospital has conducted the Barsana Eye Camp to service the thousands of poverty-stricken villagers who cannot see due to cataracts in one or both eyes.
  • Radhanath Swami's Autobiography Translated Into Kannada
    A translation of "The Journey Home" in the native language of the Indian state of Karnataka was released on January 13th.