July 2018

Monthly Archives

  • Behind China’s Hindu temples, a forgotten history

    For the residents of Chedian, a few thousand-year-old village of muddy by-lanes and old stone courtyard houses, she is just another form of Guanyin, the female Bodhisattva who is venerated in many parts of China. But the goddess that the residents of this village pray to every morning, as they light incense sticks and chant […]

  • Neuroscience and the ‘Sanskrit Effect’

    Science Proves the Power of Chanting Many of us have heard the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. With their extraordinary chanting and low throaty drone of ancient sacred texts, they have kept audiences in the West spellbound with their long, careful and accurate recitations of potent Tibetan Buddhist texts. Sitting in their presence you feel a […]

  • ‘Bhakti Bash’ Mesmerizes Cape Town Youth

    BB Govinda Swami leading kirtan at Cape Town Bhakti Bash Cape Town, known as the beautiful ‘Mother City’ at the tip of South Africa, saw a weekend mesmerized with the holy names and laughter-filled devotee association which was graced by the presence of BB Govinda Swami and Akincana Krishna Das. Click to read full article […]