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Religious Conversion Stories and Musical Chairs

Thom Nickels | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Thom Nickels

Simply put, religious conversion stories are bound to offend sizeable groups of people. Religious people of one faith may label someone in their own camp who goes over to another faith as a traitor, deluded or perhaps as having fallen into heresy.

Daily Meditation: Blessed Are The Meek

Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: Shedding Illusions

Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Yoga of Ecology at Bluestone Farm (PHOTOS)

Chris Fici | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.

Shri Chaitanya: The Golden Avatar Of Love

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Shri Chaitanya is known as the golden avatar of love because he came to freely distribute love of God to anyone who was willing to accept it. He didn't consider a person's caste or creed and welcomed all to the spiritual practice.

George Harrison Would Have Turned 70 Today

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.25.2013 | Celebrity

Happy 70th birthday, George Harrison! The lead guitarist of the Beatles died of lung cancer in 2001, but his legacy as a member of music's most pop...

Can A Hare Krishna Yogi Have A Social Gospel?

Chris Fici | Posted 12.14.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

As far as I know, I am the only practicing Hindu at Union Theological Seminary right now, and this leaves me in a tough spot. This is because I am not sure how I, as a Hindu, as a "Hare Krishna," fit into the fabric of social justice that defines Union.

Sri Krishna's Birthday Celebrations: Happy Janmashtami

Mike Ghouse | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

To honor Sri Krishna, one of my mentors, I will read my Bhagvad Gita. The Quran says, to every nation and every community and tribe, God has sent a prophet and peace maker. I believe that Sri Krishna is God sent to restore balance in the society.

A Conflicted Hindu Response To Gay Rights

Chris Fici | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

It is an unfortunate aspect of my experience within the Hindu tradition that I have experienced prejudice towards the gay community. It has always made me quite uncomfortable.

My Yogi Sang Me To Sleep Like A Baby

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Hegland

On the hardwood floor of the yoga studio I suddenly understood why mothers in all cultures from the beginning of time have known to sing to babies long before their children will ever begin to understand what they're saying.

Swami Bhaktipada, Former W.Va. Krishna Leader Dies In India At 74

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Swami Bhaktipada, who built a massive farm community and a Palace of Gold that became the crown jewel of the U.S. Hare Krish...

Radha: The Feminine Nature Of God

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.04.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Our desire to love and be loved comes from God. For the most part, no one wants to be alone, at least not permanently. The thing everyone is chasing after is love. We all want to know that there are people out there that love us.