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Radhanath Swami
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A bhakti yoga practitioner for more than 30 years, Radhanath Swami is a spiritual teacher, community builder, activist, and acclaimed author. He is the founder and director of the Radha Gopinath Ashram in Mumbai, India. Under his inspiration and guidance, the project has grown to include missionary hospitals, orphanages, eco-friendly farms, schools, temples, emergency relief programs, and a food distribution program that feeds more than 250,000 indigent children in downtown Mumbai every day. In spite of his many responsibilities, he also travels widely, teaching Eastern philosophy and spiritually throughout Europe, Asia, and America. He has been featured as a guest speaker in universities such as Harvard, MIT, Columbia and Stanford, and in corporations such as Microsoft, Intel and Oracle.

His memoir, The Journey Home (Mandala Publishing, 2008), chronicles a young man’s emergence into a deep state of personal and spiritual awareness, providing a penetrating glimpse into the heart of India’s rich mystic devotional tradition. Rooted in this tradition, Radhanath Swami’s message is as profound as it is simple: by cultivating a rich inner life of self-awareness and a genuine practice of service, we can become instruments of compassion and agents of sustainable change in the world.

Blog Entries by Radhanath Swami

A Prayer For Newtown

(16) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 4:47 PM

How can our hearts not break?

How can we hold our tears?

How can we bear the pain of losing those loving children and their guardians, who were slain in Newtown, Conn.?

Why can't we face the reality of our times and restrict deranged people from having these destructive powers?

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The Bhakti Way of Investing in the Ecology of the Heart

(30) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 6:12 PM

A crippled economy and a polluted environment plague our social body. Both largely stem from the same core disease -- pollution of hearts. Blinded by distractions one can forget how to invest in what awards a meaningful, fulfilling life.

Parallel to our vast strides in technology, there is a...

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A Swami and His Father

(130) Comments | Posted June 18, 2011 | 10:42 PM

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...

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Becoming Hindu and Finding the Essence of All Spiritual Paths

(234) Comments | Posted June 10, 2011 | 1:09 PM

The tension between the essence of spiritual teachings and the harmful fundamentalism that often arises in the name of religion is an issue that has engaged my mind practically as far back as I can remember. I recall in my childhood asking, "How is it that hatred could fester in...

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Bhakti Yoga: In Search of a Lost Love

(161) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 9:02 PM

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. They shared the kind of lessons that elevate the...

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