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You can download a free copy of “Loving Life, Embracing Death” by clicking here You can obtain your copy of “Loving Life, Embracing Death” by clicking here How many people can say they love life? How many jump out of bed, inspired and enthused, on a mission that has captured their imagination? How many people…

Closing Doors, Opening Worlds

By nature I’m fairly introverted, but the opportunities to serve others meant life became very public. I sought simplicity, but daily duties have become somewhat complex. I thought monastic life would offer predictability and sameness, but nowadays I’m not sure what country I’ll be in next week. Did I lose control of life? Maybe I…

Dust to Dust

The holy River Ganga, descending from the transcendent realm and flowing through modern-day India, is a divine haven. I recently journeyed there to disperse the ashes of two spiritual luminaries; a final farewell to these outstanding souls who molded my life and touched my heart. It was a day of mixed emotions – a combination…

Get Real!

The ability to communicate with clarity, power and authenticity is a priceless life skill. It’s something I’ve struggled with. Some convey their heart through art and song, some through the spoken word, and others through acts of kindness and personal exchange. In this period, some have found their voice over Zoom! For me, writing is,…

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Download “Gita3” by clicking here (right click and “save link as…”) In a world that’s suffocating from materialism, we desperately need wisdom that breathes… fresh perspectives that inject life and elevate paradigms. Witness the Bhagavad-Gita’s unique potential to do that in the most powerful way imaginable. Our latest contribution, Gita3, takes you on a scenic…

Crying School

As we enter the post-Covid era, I’m back on the road. Well, more specifically in the air, flying from one terminal to another, making a small attempt to share spiritual inspiration in the urban jungle. On a recent flight to Cairo I managed to secure the sought-after emergency seat (when you’re over 6ft tall that’s…

Journey into the Unknown

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Please accept my humble obeisancesAll glories to you! At age 12 you climbed the bamboo scaffolding, 300 feet to the top of the Victoria Memorial. When devotees marveled at your courage you replied: “I was brave then, and I’m still brave – otherwise how could I have come to your country at…

The Monk who Loved Life

How many people can say they love life? How many jump out of bed, inspired and enthused, on a mission that has captured their imagination? How many people are so driven that no amount of complexity or challenge could deflate them? Janakinath Das, aka JD, was a rare soul who exhibited such hunger for life….

Living Saints

My eyes opened at 2.00am today. Unable to sleep, I showered and went down to the Patrons office. When I walked in I saw the smiling portrait of Srutidharma Das. On this day, one year ago, he left the world. He invested the entirety of his being into serving everyone and everything around him. Everywhere…

A Living Enigma

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Thousands of respects to you! You were the local sadhu, the unassuming resident of Vrindavana, humbly residing at your simple but tranquil quarters at Radha Damodara Temple. Then you travelled to the Lower East Side and lived alongside the bums of the Bowery. People were shocked that you had relocated to the…

Playground of God

Are you coming? It’s a magical and mystical land…Traditionally the place of saints and sages…Even today you’ll meet yogis and ascetics there…Every year, thousands go there to inspire their hearts…It’s a ‘tirtha’ – a bridge which connects you to the transcendent reality…It’s known as the playground of God… Are you coming? This year we’re taking…

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