Parenting Devotee Teenagers

(Things I am learning while on the job) by Madhurika Rose-Dewil When our children grow into teens, many of us find that inspiring them in Krishna consciousness becomes much harder. They are no longer enthusiastic to imitate us or join in with the devotional activities we initiate. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking

2023-08-18T20:12:43+00:00By |

Gaudiya-vaisnavism, a Tradition of Innovation

by Kaunteya das What's tradition? It's simply an idea or practice that has managed to be passed on for some time. Google defines tradition as: "the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation." Merriam-Webster offers other angles, defining it as "an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice

2023-03-21T02:20:22+00:00By |

Raising Children and Teens

How can we transmit Krishna consciousness to children? Should they be encouraged to do certain practices, like chanting the rounds or getting up early? From a very early age, we must accustom our children to a regulated schedule of devotional activities. To begin with, we can read to them even while they are in the womb. Read to

2023-03-21T02:20:02+00:00By |

Blessed by the Best

The Grihastha Vision Team was founded in 2002 under the inspiration of Her Grace Krsnanandini devi dasi. It is with a heavy heart that we remember her passing, November 13th, 2020. Just to think of her, makes one feel ‘blessed by the best’ as she would often quote. The GVT was developed with her vision

2023-03-21T02:19:57+00:00By |


tṛṇād api su-nīcenataror iva sahiṣṇunāamāninā māna-denakīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ The first couple that my husband and I counseled for marital problemsalmost broke our enthusiasm for this service. The husband, bent onimposing his conception of stri dharma in his marriage, insisted that his wifeshould agree with everything he said and shouldn’t have her own opinion.Thinking we were

2023-03-21T02:21:08+00:00By |

Align or Undermine

  The Wedding Present A devotee in Brazil told us of the unique wedding present he received, a bucket a flashlight and a rope.... for the deep dark well he was entering. Is that an encouraging way to start a marriage? Within our society there has been a plethora of negative attitudes and paradigms about

2023-03-21T02:22:21+00:00By |