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Krishna West is a spiritual movement that serves the world through the teaching and practice of advanced spiritual knowledge found in ancient texts such as Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-bhagavatam. As one of the oldest, most cherished treatises on the philosophy and practice of yoga, Bhagavad-gita explains that we are all eternal spiritual beings. We have always existed and always will exist. Only our temporary body is born and dies. Compelled by the reactions to our worldly actions (karma) we wander through many lives until we clearly grasp our eternal identity as souls, and our loving relationship with an infinitely beautiful, all-knowing, and ever youthful God, Krishna. Krishna West teaches the timeless, non-sectarian path of bhakti-yoga, devotion to God and all souls. Bhagavad-gita describes bhakti-yoga as the highest stage of spiritual yoga.

Reflecting on Compassion – Thursday 8th March 2018

Compassion...It was rubbish collection day, and so I saw the typical scenes - some had neatly arranged and separated their black bags and clear recycling bags, others were heaped in a pile that could perhaps be seen as some kind of modern art...and as for the worst ones...you know these people, and you may well

Collective Consciousness – Thursday 22nd February 2018

This week we will be discussing the notion of ‘collective consciousness’...the idea that we have a set of shared beliefs and attitudes that unify us within particular social environments. And we’ll look to identify and understand what could be the underlying forces or mechanisms that shape those shared beliefs and attitudes, and perhaps even challenge

Which side of The Force are you on? – Thursday 15th February 2018

Dear Friends, If you haven't had the chance to see the latest in the Star Wars epics - The Latest Jedi...I mean, The Last Jedi - then don't worry...this isn't a spoiler!  Terms such as the force, the dark side, and the light side have become common utterances...and we all have some idea in our minds as to what they might

Looking for home – Thursday 1st January 2018

We've all heard the saying, 'home is where the heart is.' But what does that mean? First of all, I've never (and never wish to) seen my heart. And secondly, although I do like the little village in which I grew up, I'm fairly sure my heart is still ticking away where it should be, and

Danger, Danger…Blind Faither – Thursday 21st December 2017

This Thursday we are going to dig into quite a provocative question...are you a blind-faither? (Please note that the term 'faither' doesn't yet exist, but I'm putting it out there, assuming you get what I mean.) You see, no-one in their right mind wants to be caught acting on blind faith. It's probably on par with

Robots in disguise? – Thursday 14th December 2017

On Thursday we will play with a rather interesting question...are you a robot? You might think this a crazy and pointless pursuit, but here's the thing...I'm good pals with a neuroscientist at UCL, and I'll have you know that he firmly attests that the evidence is overwhelmingly in favour of the fact that he, and all of

What feeds compassion? – Thursday 7th December 2017

'Compassion'...what is it? Is it helping the old lady across the street? Does it necessarily involve doing something that you'd rather not, in order to help somebody else? What does it even mean to help someone? And how long can we help them for?  Yes, it's a tricky subject...so let's have a good old chat

Gita by Moonlight – Thursday 30th November 2017

On Thursday this week, we're aiming to transform our room in Student Central into a place of tranquillity and ancient knowledge, as we read passages together from the wisdom book called 'Bhagavad Gita.' Some scholars say that the Gita was spoken in Sanskrit a long, long time ago...in fact, Thursday marks the anniversary of over

Reply to a Senior Leader

Reply to a Senior Leader Recently a senior ISKCON leader tried to refute some basic claims of Krishna West. I feel it is my duty to respond to these points. After all, the Caitanya Caritāmṛta says, “A sincere student should not neglect the discussion of [Kṛṣṇa conscious] conclusions, considering them controversial, for such discussions strengthen the mind.