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.

October 1, 2008

ISKCON St. Louis

Srila Narottama das Thakura shares that pure devotees who carry Krsna in their hearts always have this transcendental quality to purify contaminated souls just by giving their darsana (audience). His Holiness Romapada Swami Maharaja very kindly offered this benediction recently to the eager devotees in St. Louis.

September 1, 2008

Sri Radha Madan Mohan Deity, ISKCON DC

Joy and eagerness flooded the DC area as His Holiness Romapada Maharaj came to visit from August 7th to 11th. With undue overwhelming love and compassion, he brightened up all the devotees by giving his wonderful and transcendental association. During His Holiness’ visit, He spoke on the following topics:

Balancing material and spiritual life (3 parts - August 7th, 8th and 10th 2008 evenings):

July 28, 2008

Lakes in Minneapolis

Minnesota, located in the middle of the United States along its northern border with Canada, is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. In fact, there are so many lakes that the name Minnesota has its Native American origins meaning, “the sky reflected on water.” Minneapolis, the most populace city in Minnesota has a few of those 10,000 lakes within its borders.

July 21, 2008

Festival of Holy Name

The holy name of Krishna is the highest benediction. It is sweeter than the sweetest honey, and it is the fruit of transcendental knowledge of the tree of the entire Vedic scriptures -- Skanda Purana, Quoted in Hari Bhakti Vilasa (11.234)

Festival of Holy Name

The Festival of the Holy Name (FoHN) in Chicago, during the July 4th weekend, attracted numerous devotees (many more than last year!) from across the US who assembled with a single purpose: to go deeper into the chanting of the holy names of Lord Krishna, in the association of His devotees. The festival was organized by HH Romapada Swami Maharaja.

June 23, 2008

HH Romapada Swami in New York Jun 2008

It was June 14th - the much-awaited, auspicious day of Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath (the Lord of the Universe) in New York City.
I arrived in NY, at the Radha-Govinda temple in Brooklyn, with great antipication, to participate in the Rath Yatra and take advantage of the presence of His Holiness Romapada Swami Maharaja and many other wonderful devotees.

June 16, 2008

Gita Nagari Sri Radha Damodar

Gita Nagari is in Juniata County, where the fertile land has lead to large settlements of agrarian communities like the Amish and Mennonites. In 1976, Srila Prabhupada desired to develop this place to exemplify the principle of “simple living and high thinking” and named this place as Gita Nagari – a village where ideals of Bhagavad Gita are lived.

The Retreat

The theme of the Retreat this year was Shikshastakam verse 3 – cultivating humility, tolerance, simplicity and respect.

May 19, 2008

Radha Kund

Visiting Radha Kunda & Shyama Kunda with HH Romapada Swami
Festival of Inspiration. May 10th 2008, New Vrindaban, WV

And at once, without any tickets we were immediately transferred to the most sacred place in the Universe: the divine lake of Radha kund in Vrindavan. It was Saturday, May10th 11:45 a.m. Seated in front of His Holiness Romapada Swami, we were filled with awe and reverence as he described to us the transcendental pastimes that took place at Radha kund, while giving us a fascinating virtual tour of this most holy place. We were about 50 devotees eagerly waiting to travel to Radha Kund with Guru Maharaja through his vani and our ears and hearts!

May 5, 2008

Sri Radha Gopivallabha, ISKCON Boston

We all have been reading the 'Latest News' section on this website and getting benefited by the realizations of various devotees that had the great fortune of HH Romapada Swami's divine association. In their reports, devotees often express their gratitude for Maharaja's association and the busy schedule that he has taken up to extend to so many souls, in service to his spiritual master. These very same thoughts instilled some feelings of gratitude in our hearts and prepared us to receive his kindness and love before and during his visit here.

April 24th, 2008 (Thursday)

April 14, 2008

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Hare Krishna. Following is a description of His Holiness Romapada Swami's visit to Penn State University at University Park ("Happy Valley"), the home of Vedic Society.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008
Venue: Shrawan Prabhu's residence
Topic: SB. 1.3.43-44
Time: 8:00 pm

It was afternoon and the weather at Penn State began to get brighter. We all took it as a sign of auspiciousness and waited eagerly for the arrival of HH Romapada Swami Maharaja. Despite his busy schedule and tiring trip, Maharaja showed absolutely no sign of exhaustion. Instead, seeing his effulgent face, the devotees were filled with excitement and enthusiasm.

March 31, 2008

HH Romapada Swami in St. Louis Mar 2008

HH Romapada Swami arrived in St. Louis on March 22nd and went straight from the airport after a late arrival to a packed home program where, based on the authoritative statements of the Vedic literatures and great spiritual teachers, he conclusively established Lord Chaitanya to be none other than the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna. Most memorable part from his talk was the wonderful loving exchange between Lord Chaitanya, and Ramai Pandit and Advaita Acarya, who would not go to visit Lord Chaitanya unless He disclosed His divinity.

Maharaja then zoomed to the next home for taking his first meal of the day (lunch) followed by a series of discussions with various devotees, providing them his divine association along with spiritually potent advice and instructions.