Here, you will get a rare glimpse into the life and activities of a transcendentalist, whose selfless activities are inspired by the Personality of Godhead and are meant for the ultimate benefit of others.

January 17, 2011

HH Romapada Swami in Boston Sept 2010

I was eagerly looking forward to HH Romapada’s visit to Boston. Usually, Maharaja only visits us twice a year (it’s actually amazing that he does this considering his countless committments!) and so, Maharaja’s visits are all the more special to me. Maharaja arrived at our home on Sept 13th 2010 around noon time. I’m eager to share with the devotees a snapshot of his wonderful activities and my experiences.

Stress Management Talk at North Eastern University, Sept 13 2010

October 10, 2010

Gita Nagari Japa Retreat '10

This was the third Japa retreat organized by HH Romapada Swami in Gita Nagari. Since this was right after Janmastami (Krishna’s appearance day) and Vyasa Puja (worship in honor of the spiritual master’s appearance) fewer devotees were in attendance and hence the whole retreat became very intimate. Another feature of this retreat was that Maharaja gave all the lectures. HG Prema-tarangini mataji led meditation exercises for us. She asked us 3 questions. What do you feel about being in Gita Nagari? What is your aim/intention/sankalpa for being in Gita Nagari? Why do you think Sri Sri Radha Damodara have arranged for you to be in Gita Nagari?

September 25, 2010

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Aug 20th 2010 was a hot and sunny day in Detroit. HH Romapada Swami Maharaja, very mercifully, visited us to give his transcendental association and inspire us to take to devotional service at a deeper level. He flew from NY, but just prior to that he had completed a long and strenuous international journey. Maharaja was still experiencing some jet lag from the international travel and seemed very tired. Later I came to know that Maharaja had not rested for 20 hours straight; and the program was scheduled at 6:30 PM (only an hour after he arrived). In spite of that, Maharaja was in a totally ecstatic mood to speak Krishna-katha.

July 30, 2010

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General Overview: I thank HH Romapada Swami, HH Candramauli Swami and HG Bada Hari Prabhu from the bottom of my heart for organizing such a wonderful festival of Holy Name, which truly inspired me in multiple ways. All Glories to the Vaishnavas who have struggled day and night to please Vaishnavas, Guru and Krishna for the successful organization of this festival. Truly speaking, I found this festival immensely meaningful in my sadhana (regulated practice of devotional service). This festival was a perfect combination of depth of the glories of holy name, ecstatic kirtans, upliftment and improvement in taste for chanting of Krishna's holy name.

June 26, 2010

HH Romapada Swami in Houston June 2010

His Holiness Romapada Swami Maharaja arrived in College Station in the early afternoon of a hot summer day in Texas after a long 90 minute drive. After his arrival, without spending any time to rest after the long drive in the fierce summer heat, Maharaja immediately commenced his services. The first ceremony on the agenda was the Abhishek (ceremonious holy bath) of the Deities. Maharaja performed the Abhishek to the accompaniment of melodious kirtan performed by the devotees. After the Abhishek was completed and the Deities were being dressed, Maharaja commenced his ‘Deity Welcoming’ lecture..

June 1, 2010

HH Romapada Swami in Boston Apr 2010

As more and more people deviate from following the laws of nature and the laws laid out by God Himself, the burden that Mother Earth carries by the consequent ravages of the materialistic culture is immense!

May 8, 2010

HH Romapada Swami in State College Mar 2010

Anecdotes from His Holiness Romapada Swami Maharaja’s visit to Penn State: Mar/April 2010

May 8, 2010

HH Romapada Swami in Washington DC, Mar 2010

If there's one quality or attribute that can describe His Holiness Srila Romapada Swami, it is his mood of service to his spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, our founder acharya, and his being unswayed by any obstacle that disrupts him from executing this duty. All other qualities are naturally manifest in him because of this. We are truly blessed to have his association in any form let alone have an opportunity to serve him, because as aspiring devotees we have the fortune to witness a soul who's completely acting on his real self-interest, as a servant of Krishna each and every moment while undergoing so many austerities and sacrifices for our benefit.

March 27, 2010

HH Romapada Swami in St. Louis Mar 2010

On March 4th, Maharaja arrived in St. Louis by car from Urbana-Champaign, a 3 hour drive away. He commenced extending his pure association to students at Washington University in St. Louis, presenting "You Are What You Eat". He began in a very humble mood commenting "dinner is the best part", and "I have a lot to live up to" after a short introduction. His inspiring presentation was uncompromising in sastric conclusions yet 'tasteful' to a western audience. His humble, yet persuasive personality is awe-inspiring and can only be balanced by deep Krishna consciousness. From him we hear that Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura had a similar mood.

February 8, 2010

HH Romapada Swami in St. Louis Dec 2009

Just three days after the Chicago Christmastime programs, the St. Louis New Year’s programs began. Since it was still winter vacation for us students, we decided to join His Holiness Romapada Swami Maharaja in St. Louis to kick off the New Year. A total of four cars—three minivans and one car—stuffed with Chicago devotees drove five hours south in order to receive the most nectarean association of Maharaja. We were all extremely excited to be able to hear from Maharaja for an extended period of time—first, in New York at Vyasa Puja, then in Chicago, and then again for the next 3 ½ days in St. Louis!

December 30