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Japa Inspiration Day 6 - Whose Japa Does Krishna Hear?

Lord Rama says: “It is my vow that I will always grant protection to anyone who surrenders unto me, declaring, ‘I am Yours!’”Read more
Japa Inspiration Day 6 - Whose Japa Does Krishna Hear?

Japa Inspirations Day 4 - The One Relationship

When you sit down to do your japa, remember: You are entering into that one relationship! And the Lord will immediately reciprocate.Read more
Japa Inspirations Day 4 - The One Relationship

Japa Inspirations Day 2 - The Right Tuning

Pronounce clearly, listen attentively, focus your mind, and pray from the heart: "Please, accept me."Read more
Japa Inspirations Day 2 - The Right Tuning

Lord Nrsimhadeva Grants Freedom from Fear

What is to be feared when one has a divine protector like Lord Nrisimhadeva, who is not at all inactive in maintaining and safeguarding his devotees?Read more
Lord Nrsimhadeva Grants Freedom from Fear

Gaurpurnima – Diving into an Ocean of Kindness

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu offers us an unprecedented gift: unconditional acceptance of ourselves and the bestowal of pure love of God. Especially on His appearance day...Read more
Gaurpurnima – Diving into an Ocean of Kindness

Let Change Take Birth

It grows deep within, silently, persistently...Read more
Let Change Take Birth

Looking for Essence - New Year’s Message 2020

One of the fondest memories of my Vrindavan stay this year was a visit to a rural village somewhere near Varsana...Read more
Looking for Essence - New Year’s Message 2020

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 30 - All Connected through Krishna

The month of Kartik has two more nights of opportunity in store for us...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 30 - All Connected through Krishna

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 28 - Explore the Unlived Life

There is a saying, “You realize what you have, when you loose it.” I was reminded of this on the disappearance day of my exalted spiritual master which we celebrated in a simultaneously sobering and inspiring ceremony at the Bhaktivedanta Ashram...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 28 - Explore the Unlived Life

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 26 - Become a Giver

On that long walk I wrote about, under the baking sun yesterday, something else happened: my assistant and I passed a house and people waved at us to come inside...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 26 - Become a Giver

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 24 - Pull the Anchor

On the one hand, we want to move forward in spiritual life, but on the other hand attachments are keeping us where we are...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 24 - Pull the Anchor

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 22 - Inner Churning

As you increase your spiritual practice, it is unavoidable that some inner churning is initiated: the churning of the mind and the heart...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 22 - Inner Churning

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 20 - Someone is Watching

One of the greatest insights I have made so far is that I’m not the seer or doer. I’m the seen and I’m moved by the Lord...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 20 - Someone is Watching

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 18 - Chant and Break Through!

Everything becomes so easy when we are attached. An attached person doesn’t need to make an effort to focus on the object of attachment. Everything in him or her - willpower, body, intelligence - is spontaneously drawn to it...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 18 - Chant and Break Through!

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 16 - A Happy Dying Man

This morning I visited a dying man. I learned two things...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 16 - A Happy Dying Man

Japa Inspirations Day 5 - The Lord´s Appearance in Three Ways

When we chant mindfully, the Lord will appear in three ways: directly, in the heart and in the thoughts. Read more
Japa Inspirations Day 5 - The Lord´s Appearance in Three Ways

Japa Inspirations Day 3 - Practical Absorption

In chanting, try to be totally absorbed, totally immersed, and you will emerge a spiritually charged person. Read more
Japa Inspirations Day 3 - Practical Absorption

Japa Inspirations Day 1 - In Divine Company

In japa, the essence is to be consciously attentive, and be aware: "I am now together with Krishna!" Read more
Japa Inspirations Day 1 - In Divine Company

Could Corona Be Karuna (Grace) in Disguise?

We know that every challenge bears within a chance for betterment. If we recognise it and act accordingly, even the most provocative threat can turn into a beautiful opportunity for change... Read more
Could Corona Be Karuna (Grace) in Disguise?

Living Up to What We Know is Best

What is stopping us from fulfilling our resolutions? And, is there anything we can do about it? Read more
Living Up to What We Know is Best

Message for Nityananda Trayodashi 2020

As we reflect on our lives, we can agree that the help and support of others has always brought about desired changes that would otherwise not have been possible if we kept struggling on our own... Read more
Message for Nityananda Trayodashi 2020

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 31 - The Last Message

The last day of Kartik has arrived... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 31 - The Last Message

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 29 - Crash Down

Yesterday was a day of turmoil and tests for me. I had a serious case of acidity that attacked my nervous system. I felt like I could neither live, nor die, and had a head-splitting headache. I got up and laid back down. What I noticed during this time is a gift I would like to share with all of you... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 29 - Crash Down

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 27 - Who is Radha?

As you all know, this month is dedicated to the Goddess of the month: Urjeshvari, the Goddess of urja, strength, also known as Srimati Radharani... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 27 - Who is Radha?

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 25 - Remain in the Spiritual Atmosphere

Today I got an amazing realization. I was walking under the hot Indian sun and became physically and mentally exhausted, like a flat tire. I looked around, the countryside was baking in the heat, the ground was dry, there was no shade and it was a long walk to the next village... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 25 - Remain in the Spiritual Atmosphere

Kartik Inspiration 2019 day 23 - Dare to Become Personal

A few days ago, I was in a small village called Surya-kund. Srimati Radharani regularly came here to worship the deity of Surya Narayan, the sun god... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 day 23 - Dare to Become Personal

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 21 - The Krishna-Flow

A few days ago we had our annual Haridev program... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 21 - The Krishna-Flow

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 19 - Increase the Silence

You should see me recording these Kartik inspirations. I sit under a mosquito net tent over which I placed a blanket to block out any noise, which is so ever-present here in India... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 19 - Increase the Silence

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 17 - Giving Blessings

On one of the first days after I arrived in Vrindavan, I went to one of my favorite holy places, Govinda Kund, and on the way there I met someone who knows me since a long time... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 17 - Giving Blessings

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 15 - Prayers Are Answered

The power of prayer cannot be overestimated... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 15 - Prayers Are Answered

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