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The Play of Violence

May 7th, 2010 | No Comments

Sri Krishna invites us to exit the theater of the human drama and accept a role in another drama—the play of God (lila).

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The Radha Bhagavatam

May 7th, 2010 | No Comments

According to Sri Chaitanya’s followers, the Bhagavata speaks only of Sri Radha.

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Morality and Beyond

May 7th, 2010 | No Comments

The beauty of this transcendental truth of the pastimes of Sri Krishna is that hearing about it saves us from both moral corruption and the constraints of a life of moral adherence at the same time.

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Gopi Gita

May 7th, 2010 | No Comments

Sri Chaitanya taught that kirtana is the most efficacious means of spiritual attainment in this age, sarvatma-snapanam. Jiva Goswami has explained in Bhakti-sandarbha that in Kali-yuga all of the other limbs of bhakti enunciated by Sri Prahlada in Srimad Bhagavatam must be accompanied by kirtana to be effective.

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Contradictions Real and Apparent

October 12th, 2009 | No Comments

Sometimes we find what appears to be contradictions between the lives and writings of one acarya and another. This can be confusing for the neophyte. A closer look, however, reveals that these contradictions are only apparent contradictions: they exist only within the limits of our finite minds.

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Swami Tripurari Biography

October 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment

It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition.

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Spiritual Lineage

October 9th, 2009 | 2 Comments

The spiritual lineage of Sri Caitanya Sanga traces its origin to the flute of Sri Krishna, into which he pours his life breath in search of his dearmost devotees, the milkmaidens (gopis) of his idyllic pastoral abode.

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Audarya

October 9th, 2009 | No Comments

Audarya was initially founded for the purpose of facilitating Swami B. V. Tripurari’s distinct literary voice characterized by its depth of spiritual insight and contemporary sensibility. Audarya’s remote twenty-acre ridgetop site amidst clusters of redwoods serves as an ideal setting for contemplative, experiential spiritual life.

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Madhuvan

October 2nd, 2009 | No Comments

Madhuvan is a 150-acre remote mountain jungle monastery and yoga retreat that Swami Tripurari founded in on the West coast of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste, twelve miles from the Pacific ocean. The Sanskrit name “Madhuvan” means “sweet forest.” Overflowing with fruit, flora, and fauna, Madhuvan is a tropical paradise with breathtaking views in all directions for as far as the eye can see.

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Teachings

September 26th, 2009 | No Comments

It is only after a prolonged evolution of consciousness through corresponding forms of life that we become aware of ourselves. This awareness occurs in human life. Human life is therefore the opportunity to know oneself—to become aware of the extent to which one exists.

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