Jungle Dispatch

Thanksgiving Update

I’ve been quite busy managing various stages of constructing my home, and it’s coming together even better than I imagined–thanks to my wife’s imagination. Our vision of how we want to spend our elder years is manifesting, and I feel more optimistic, hopeful, and at home than ever before. At this traditional time of thanksgiving, […]

Reflections on the Demise of Vrindaban, Braj, India 2010

As I read reports of rapid highway infrastructure  development accompanied by destruction of traditional sacred spaces in Vrindaban, Braj, India which leads to ending the traditional lifestyles of many residents, I am saddened for those who live there and are traumatized by all this. I would also be saddened if such changes occurred here in […]


May Radha, the ruling Goddess of eternally fresh, sweet love, whose sensuous body of condensed bliss enjoys excellent pastimes in the groves of desire trees along the banks of the Jamuna River, she being excited by the emotions of her intimate girlfriends, and whose loveliness makes streams of nectar flow in the hearts of her […]

Eclectic Voices of Spirit

Puna Authors Speak Saturday, March 20, 2-4 pm Katalin Koda:  Reiki Master, Visionary Artist, Poet Sacred Path of Reiki: Healing as a Spiritual Discipline unites traditional wisdom, dharma and Reiki healing.  Katalin teaches all levels of Reiki, Tarot, holds Sacred Feminine workshops and passes Munay Ki initiations.  She is initiated in Raku-kei, Shamballa Reiki, Tibetan […]

Gaur Purnim Reflections 2010

The day started out with a tsunami warning which is part of the reason we live 1,000 feet above sea level. Some of our friends with their coastal homes were evacuated. Our trip to Hilo was cancelled. Thankfully, the tsunami fizzled. After dinner, Jahnava and I drove down to the Kalapana coast and walked across […]

An Historical Introduction to Erotic Spirituality

Here is the introduction to my next book, Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Natural Devotion, in PDF format: erotic-spirituality

What I Say

Here’s something for those of you who understand the language of music: what-i-say

Tantric Radha-Krishna Devotion

In his book Sacred Sexuality, Georg Feuerstein explains: “Whereas mainstream Hinduism tends toward puritanism and life-negating asceticism, the culture of the Vedic tribes of circa 1500 to 1000 B.C. was clearly life-affirmative and sex-positive. They loved music, dance, and gambling, were not at all averse to inebriation, and prayed for a hundred years life on […]

Chaitanya on Panentheism

In the Chaitanya Charitamrita (2.8.226-27 & s 52) Prabhu replies to Ramanand, “The mahabhagavata looks at animate and inanimate objects, and everywhere is the glowing of Sri Krishna. They look at animate and inanimate objects, but do not see those images; rather everywhere they see the blossoming of their own ista-deva. ‘He who sees his […]

The Daily Meditation

I have posted  ❦ “The Daily Meditation” (PDF) on stevebohlert.com. This is a draft of my adaptation of Radha-Krishna’s pastimes drawn from Krishnahnika Kaumudi and Bhavanasar Sangraha. It is the final chapter of my upcoming Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Natural Devotion. Read it here.