Apr 10 2008 Learn to play Mrdanga

Hare KrishnaBy Sita Pati Das

To help strengthen our mrdanga playing culture, I have produced a book with 50 bonafide mrdanga beats in it. These beats are all notated using a "tablature-style" notation.


Feb 25 2008 Women, ISKCON, and Varnashram

Hare KrishnaBy Sita Pati Das

On the spiritual platform there is no difference between a brahmacari, a sannyasi, or a grhasta who is attached to the service of the Lord.


Nov 3 2007 Brisbane’s Hare Krishnas Chant and Dance for Rain

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

Brisbane's Hare Krishna Community is doing their part for the city's ongoing water shortage, taking to the streets of the city's suburbs to chant and dance to bring rain. Australia is currently in the most severe drought in recorded history, with various levels of water restrictions in major cities and a deepening crisis in rural areas.


Oct 2 2007 Comic book on giving class

Hare KrishnaBy Sita Pati Das

Giving class is also kirtan. Here is a 5 page comic book that I wrote last year about giving a class or presentation on Krishna Consciousness. Of course, the principles are universal, so you can use them for whatever you do.



Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

Hi Folks, check out my new e-book on the subject of Leadership: "On Leadership", available from www.atmayogi.com. In this 30 page e-book I examine two Leadership paradigms and discuss their applications in ISKCON.


Jul 23 2007 Wages, Sages, and Social Welfare

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

On the subject of "devotee maintenance", we have to continue to forge ahead with creating a proper social structure in ISKCON. We need to "redefine the classic concept of devotee maintenance". We all need to start giving charity to brahmanas as a matter of duty.


Apr 2 2007 Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad-gita

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

In 2001 I was asked to take a leadership role in an ISKCON yatra in South America. At the time I had received no formal training in leadership or management and I quickly realized my inadequacy in discharging my assigned duty.


Feb 21 2007 The Sunday Feast Kirtan

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

For first time visitors excessive cartal racket makes the experience of the kirtan more like a rock concert. Trying to project over the sound of cartals can cause the entire kirtan volume to rise to excessive levels.


Feb 1 2007 Chocolate - the nectar for which we are always anxious?

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

For me, personally, the definitive Prabhupada take on chocolate comes from an anecdote recorded in one of H.H. Satsvarupa Maharaja's Prabhupada Nectar books: One devotee had recently joined the temple in India. He recalls that he was addicted to eating chocolate, even though he knew that devotees did not take it.


Jan 17 2007 “ISKCON’s IT Department”

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

If you are involved in technology and want to join an online group to discuss how we can use our energies and talents to help ISKCON, then please join the new World Sankirtan online group


Dec 22 2006 What’s Really Going On?

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

At the time of death our bhajan will be tested. I think we will be lucky, and we will see everything taken away before the moment of the physical death of our bodies. At that time our bhajan will be tested.


Dec 20 2006 TIME’s person of the year - ISKCON News.Net

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

The mission of ISKCON News.Net is "to generate momentum in fulfilling Srila Prabhupada's seven purposes for ISKCON through information sharing". The vision is "more nectar than you can drink". The editorial policy is: "We don't care what you think, until we know what you do".


Oct 19 2006 Loft Preaching Article

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

There is a growing sense of unease about the effectiveness of our current preaching paradigms in Western cities. The rising number of ads calling for pujaris, cooks, and preachers to reinforce existing ISKCON temples is a visible indicator that recruitment from the general public has slowed down drastically.


Oct 6 2006 Krishna-kirti, Atma Yoga(s), and Sadhu-sanga

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

As both Krishna-kirti prabhu and His Holiness Danavir Maharaja went to some lengths to point out in their articles, there is nothing wrong with congregational members honestly maintaining themselves through teaching hatha yoga outside of ISKCON owned facilities, and at the same time using it as an opportunity to bring people in contact with Krishna Consciousness.


Sep 26 2006 Hatha Yoga and Krishna Consciousness

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

As I consider myself "within ISKCON", I consider that what I do is "within ISKCON". The teachers at our yoga school are a mixture of initiated grand-disciples of Srila Prabhupada and aspiring grand-disciples of Srila Prabhupada who have been introduced to ISKCON through association with the devotees who teach there.

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