The Radha Govind Dham New York Experience
Experiences of New York community whose lives have been changed through Radha Govind Dham.
“Radha Govind Dham New York is a representation of all the holy places of Braj, India. It is a temple in which seekers of knowledge and God find their answers. Radha Govind Dham, New York was created for the spiritual upliftment of the souls in the world. It is a place where one can experience love for God. Radha Govind Dham has become a home for many devotees. It feels like my real home in New York City. New York City is very diverse. It has many races, languages, and religions. Living here, people have all kinds of different ideas. In my elementary school, Hinduism was a new concept. The children had been misinformed about Hinduism and asked all kinds of questions, which at that age, I couldn’t answer. Growing up, I became curious to learn about my religion. I wanted to know who I was and what being Hindu meant. Radha Govind Dham opened that door for me. It is a place where you can gain a great deal of knowledge. After meeting one of the preachers, many of my long time questions were answered. Not only were my questions answered, but even those of my family and friends. We all learned so much about Hinduism. My family and I wanted to visit such a place where we could gain more spiritually. Radha Govind Dham is beautiful, from the beginning to the end. The moment I entered the front door the whole environment changed. It wasn’t that the air was different or the ground it was a change I felt in my heart. I felt peaceful and relaxed as we entered the Mandir. Just looking at it, you could see how much love and dedication went into each and every detail. Inside the prayer hall, there are photos of Radha Krishna and Maharaj Ji that are lovely. All of Radha Govind Dham is lovely and beautiful. Walking around the Mandir you feel as if you have visited many different holy places. Being there, I felt like I was in Braj in India. All of the qualities of the holy places of India have been brought to New York for our benefit.
Every experience shapes our lives and thoughts. Going to Radha Govind Dham was an experience that changed me. My faith in God has grown a lot stronger since I learned the correct philosophy of Hinduism. By knowing the philosophy, it gives us a better understanding of the world and people, which helps us in coping with difficult situations and teaches to be more tolerant of others. The way I think and behave has changed because of Radha Govind Dham and it helps me to connect with my parents much better. My whole family and I enjoy taking part in doing various services for Radha Govind Dham. We all have fun working and learning together. Everything I have taken from this path has brought upon a positive change in my life and I am forever grateful for this experience.” – Pooja, Student, New York.
“My overall experience at Radha Govind Dham’s retreats is too wonderful to describe in a few words, everything is perfect. I get to do a different seva every day, which makes attending the retreat all worthwhile. I feel absolutely wonderful knowing I do my best to make the retreats better. I have such a great experience at Radha Govind Dham’s retreats that I keep coming back and make more memories with everyone I meet, and increase my devotion even more. I wish I could give Radha Govind Dham much more than a million rating, but the highest is a 10, so I’ll stick with that.” – Jill, Student, New York.
“The Camps, for me, are always getting better and better; I just love being at Radha Govind Dham. This experience at this Camp has made my devotion even stronger. I love doing seva for the Camp; it is the most amazing feeling ever, like I can never get enough of it. I just want to keep the Camp running and give everyone the same experience I have at Radha Govind Dham. I truly feel Radha Govind Dham is my true home.” – Krishna, Student, New York.
“I liked the Camps at Radha Govind Dham a lot; they are really fun and very devotional.” – Sakshi, Student, New York.