What are the Main Challenges Devotees Face Today?
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A while back I sent out a survey. If you were one of the people who filled it out… Thanks! The response has been fantastic and the results have been really interesting (and  a little surprising also!) The survey revealed four main challenges that devotees are facing right now. Can you guess what they are? Comment […]

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Move it – Turn on your brain
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Looks like dancing in kirtan might help you concentrate in class, in your japa, and in your work. (See the infographic below.) Studies show that aerobic exercise not only makes you feel better and concentrate better, it might even slow down the aging process in the brain. Aerobic exercise is the when you move the […]

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14 The importance of Goals in Krishna consciousness with Vaisesika Prabhu
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Why are goals important in Krishna consciousness? Find out in the latest episode of the Successful Vaisnavas Podcast – an interview with His Grace Vaisesika Prabhu, (http://vaisesikadasa.com/) who is a Prabhupada disciple, based in Silicon Valley, California. He is a driving force behind innovative ways to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books. In this practical and inspiring interview we […]

14 Krishna conscious Goals with Vaisesika Prabhu
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Why are goals important in Krishna consciousness?  – an interview with His Grace Vaisesika Prabhu. In this practical and inspiring interview we discuss: the importance of goals in Krishna consciousness time management how to stay inspired in Krishna consciousness Click play to listen to the episode Vaisesika Prabhu (http://vaisesikadasa.com/) who is a Prabhupada disciple, based in Silicon […]

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13 Vyasa Puja Offering from Krsnendu dasa
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In this episode I share my Vyasa puja offerings to Srila Prabhupada from 2012 and from 2013. I thought you might find it interesting to compare them and note the progress. I picked up a few themes as I listened again. What did you pick up? What has changed since 2012? What has stayed the […]

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012 Krishna Conscious Rapper Mikey Jay
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In this episode we interview Krishna conscious rapper Mikey Jay (http://www.mikeyjay108.org). Mikey is working on a project to create an album presenting the philosophy of Sri Isopanisad through rap and hip hop music. I have already watched some of the videos he has produced for the first two tracks and I am impressed. Here is Mikey Jay […]

012 Krishna Conscious Rapper Mikey Jay
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In this episode we interview Krishna conscious rapper Mikey Jay (http://www.mikeyjay108.org). Mikey is working on a project to create an album presenting the philosophy of Sri Isopanisad through rap and hip hop music. I have already watched some of the videos he has produced for the first two tracks and I am impressed. Here is Mikey Jay […]

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Happiness is a symptom of the mode of goodness… or is it a cause?
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We read in the Bhagavad-gita that happiness is a characteristic of a person acting in the mode of goodness. Is this happiness the result of being in the mode of goodness? Or is being happy a way to cultivate the mode of goodness? To put it another way… Does happiness come from success? Or does […]

Happiness is a symptom of the mode of goodness… or is it a cause?
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We read in the Bhagavad-gita that happiness is a characteristic of a person acting in the mode of goodness. Is this happiness the result of being in the mode of goodness? Or is being happy a way to cultivate the mode of goodness? To put it another way… Does happiness come from success? Or does […]

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11 Bhrigupati Prabhu-Warp Tour
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In this episode I caught up with my old friend and long-time book distributor, Bhrigupati Prabhu as he drove me to the airport in Los Angeles. Bhrigupati Prabhu has been distributing books ever since he joined the Hare Krishna movement in the early 70s and is still going strong after 40 years. During our 20 […]

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10-Giriraja Swami – The Importance of Self Care
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In this episode H.H. Giriraj Swami talks about Stephen Covey‘s concept of maturity as the “balance between courage and consideration” (win-win). He shows how we need to look after ourselves if we want to keep helping others. To learn more about His Holiness Giriraja Swami visit: http://www.girirajswami.com/ Other topics in this episode: Hear more about […]

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10-Giriraja Swami – The Importance of Self Care
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In this episode H.H. Giriraj Swami talks about Stephen Covey‘s concept of maturity as the “balance between courage and consideration” (win-win). He shows how we need to look after ourselves if we want to keep helping others. To learn more about His Holiness Giriraja Swami visit: http://www.girirajswami.com/ Other topics in this episode: Hear more about […]

09 Bir Krishna Goswami-Psychophysical Nature
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In this episode His Holiness Bir Krishna Goswami discusses using our psychophysical nature so that we can engage ourselves properly in Krishna consciousness.      This is the basis of the varnasrama system and follows on from our discussion last week with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami about how to find your varna.      […]

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09 Bir Krishna Goswami-Psychophysical Nature
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In this episode His Holiness Bir Krishna Goswami discusses using our psychophysical nature so that we can engage ourselves properly in Krishna consciousness.      This is the basis of the varnasrama system and follows on from our discussion last week with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami about how to find your varna.      […]

08 Follow Your Nature – His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami
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Follow Your Nature In this week’s episode we discuss varnasrama and following your nature then using it in Krishna’s service. There is a quick recap of some personal experiences from Krsnendu dasa that inspired this topic. The main feature of the show is an excerpt from a teleclass given by HH Bhakti Charu Swami answering […]

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08 Follow Your Nature – His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami
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Follow Your Nature In this week’s episode we discuss varnasrama and following your nature then using it in Krishna’s service. There is a quick recap of some personal experiences from Krsnendu dasa that inspired this topic. The main feature of the show is an excerpt from a teleclass given by HH Bhakti Charu Swami answering […]

07 Indradyumna Swami and His Quarterback Mentor
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In this week’s podcast we hear how Indradyumna Swami was inspired by a famous football player, and how that interaction still influences him today.   In this week’s podcast we hear how Indradyumna Swami was inspired by a famous football player, and how that interaction still influences him today.  

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06 Urmila Devi Dasi – Learn to Read Books – Part Two
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Did you miss the first part of the interview? Click here: Urmila Part One At the end of the first part of the interview we were hearing how the Learn to Read books project was facing major challenges. Urmila was feeling stuck and unsure of how to proceed. In this part we will hear how […]

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05 Urmila Devi Dasi – Learn to Read Books – Part One
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In this episode we will hear part one of a two-part interview series with Urmila Devi Dasi, where she describes how she created an amazing series of 83 Krishna conscious books designed to help children learn to read. And how she did it in only 3 years! This is the first interview ever recorded for […]

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Celebrating New Year – Every day by HH Bhakti Charu Swami
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We recently just observed the Gaura Purnima Festival, which is New Year for Gaudiya Vaisnavas. It reminded me of this email I received from His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami at the beginning of the year. I hope you also get inspiration from it to make the best use of every day. Your servant, Krsnendu dasa _______________________________________________ […]