"As we slowly dig ourselves out / of the gleaming deep casts of snow / I begin to think of what other parts of our lives / could be snowed under and need to be reclaimed."
"It’s a cold rain on this cold morning / Raining cats and dogs they say / Why not raining birds and bees / Or better yet let it rain love and kindness."
A hard, hard year has just ended / Yet many normal things remain suspended / Leaving us with problems far greater than we’d conceived / Exposing our existence to be frailer than we’d believed
"Calling Krishna together as we head home / Making others stop in wonder at our joy"
"The boat of your lotus feet / Will get me across the ocean of life some day. / No matter come what may / In my heart you will stay...."
"I look in the mirror / And I see this body / With this color / That I am supposed / To give up identifying with / But somehow, / I can’t seem to see / Beyond the brown."
"Your merry rides have been thwarted, / Your house has been fenced, / Amazing you are, O mind, / You still don’t wish to be cleansed..."
" At my best of times, at my worst of times / I have always turned to and received the comfort and reassurance / of Mother Nature."
A poem written by Gaurangi Dasi in New Mayapur, France in 2005.
"I am Yours now, so please, take me / where you will, teach me about / eternity and other things of / consequence..."
Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, this annual competition receives thousands of entries from writers around the world. Janavi Held is one of 25 writers whose poems were chosen for worldwide publication in the annual Hammond House poetry anthology.
A poem based on chapter "Transforming Lust into Love” from the book The Spiritual Warrior by Bhakti Tirtha Swami.
A new book is being released this summer featuring the individual voices of 108 women in the Bhakti tradition. Over the last three years, Krishna Kanta Dasi—founder of the Vaishnavi Voices Poetry Project—has been collecting the poetry of vaishnavis, or female practitioners of bhakti, from all over the world to produce Bhakti Blossoms: A Collection of Contemporary Vaishnavi Poetry.
A new book is being produced that calls for the participation of women poets in the Bhakti tradition. The Vaishnavi Voices Poetry Project is drawing in women devotees from all over the world, who are uniting together to represent and offer a tribute to the spiritual sentiments of contemporary vaishnavis, or women practitioners of bhakti yoga.
Visakha Dasi has been a prolific author with her essays and books being widely appreciated by the Bhakti community and the Secular community as well. Her presentation of the timeless teachings of her Guru Srila Prabhupada in the Bhakti Tradition has been steady and deeply touching for many hearts. How did she start this service of writing? What keeps her inspired? What encouragement did she receive from Srila Prabhupada for this service? Watch this video to know more! For more such videos log onto http://www.bhaktiwomen.org/?q=content/BhaktiWomenShakti
Poetry and video by Gaura Klein. http://www.gaurakaruna.com
KidSpirit, an online magazine that encourages teens to write about topics like faith and spirituality, is featuring some of its best young writers at the non-profit’s 2014 award ceremony in New York City on November 9. Nimai Agarwal is a member of the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. chapters of ISKCON. His parents Lokadaksha das and Vidarbha Suta dasi are active in local college and book distribution programs.
Book trailer for our new book, 'Journey of The Heart: An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry by Women', edited by Catherine Ghosh and published by Balboa Press, 2014. Available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Balboa Press. Click this link for procuring a copy of the book: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Heart-Anthology-Spiritual-Poetry/dp/1452517827/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407700803&sr=8-1&keywords=Catherine+Ghosh
A dramatic presentation by the Bhaktivedanta Players of the Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK.