Posts Tagged ‘spirituality’



Back from Sabbatical

I am back from sabbatical, ready to engage the world again. I stopped following news, thinking (as much as possible), and doing spiritual practices meant to get me to Braj in the next life (or anywhere else). Rather, I focused on studying Taoism and Zen with Alan Watts and others, enjoy life here and now […]


The Bhagavat 3: Spiritual Ideas

Bhaktivinode Thakur said, “Material examples are absolutely necessary for the explanation of spiritual ideas.” “Nature as it is before our eyes must explain the spirit, or else the truth will ever remain concealed.” “All spiritual ideas are similarly pictures from the material world, because matter is the dictionary of the spirit.” There is an “unfailing […]


Natural Devotion Trailer

This Natural Devotion Trailer touches on some key points from the playlist. Lalita Prasad Thakur initiated Steve Bohlert into this practice of meditating on becoming a girlfriend of Radha, the Supreme Goddess, which is the goal of Chaitanya Vaishnavism. He uses contemporary western language to explain traditional concepts. A non-dual, panentheistic perspective and self-surrender to […]


Transcending Duality

Learn to see everything as spiritual in the light of Radha-Krishna rather than as sacred or profane.


Amorous Spirituality

Amorous spirituality may seem revolutionary, but it has a long and varied history. Universalist Radha-Krishnaism reintroduces it to enrich people’s lives. Those repressed by centuries of sex-negativity may think it a huge leap, but it is well worth the effort to become whole. Natural devotees integrate the needs of body, mind, and spirit. They realize the […]


Video Commentary on Universalist Radha-Krishnaism

I began a series of video commentaries on Universalist Radha-Krishnaism:


The Soul of Sex and Natural Devotion

Browsing the local used bookstore, I found Thomas Moore’s The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love, Harper Collins, 1998. Some books have a classic timeless appeal, and this is one of them. I found it a delightful read since his views are similar to mine. We are both former monks who […]


Quantum Enigma–A Response

Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness, Second Edition by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner, Oxford University Press, 2011 begins: We dedicate our book to the memory of John Bell, perhaps the leading quantum theorist of the later half of the twentieth century. His writings, lectures, and personal conversations have inspired us. Is it not good to […]


Universalist Radha-Krishnaism in Brief

Universalist Radha-Krishnaism is aimed at a well educated, open audience. It presents esoteric Vedic wisdom in plain, well-written English, avoiding technical Sanskrit terms.