The school is run by the Sridham Mayapur Township Trust. It aims to impart quality education through a comprehensive, structured curriculum using innovative, classroom methodologies and will cater to a holistic all-round development through cocurricular activities that weave values and tradition into them.
By popular demand, this highly devotional offering to HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami is available for the benefit of all to see, hear, and relish. Special footage of Maharaja that truly captures his very unique transcendental mood has now been included in the same DVD.
Jun 30 2006 Was the head of our sampradaya a child abuser?
First, Srila Prabhupada very clearly states in one of the first purports that this was NOT the Brahma who was instructed from within by Krsna, and became the founder of our sampradaya (Brahma is a post, not a person). Prabhupada says that this Brahma with the daughter Vak is from a different kalpa.
1.Preaching without trying to understand people's needs and interests 2. Continuing to speak without determining if people are understanding or accepting what you are saying 3. Not paying attention when people talk 4. Interrupting people when they talk
Jun 29 2006 34th Annual Toronto Ratha Yatra
What could be more festive than a colorful Parade with the Lord of the Universe, free feast, a ferry ride, free concerts and meeting your devotee friends? Yes! It is a total spiritual package of glorifying Lord Jagannatha and association of devotees for two consecutive days in the heart of Toronto. Welcome to 34th Annual Toronto Ratha-Yatra.
For those that dont know and might be interested in a venue for their workshops/retreats/seminars, New Vrindaban has guest facilities for up to 400 people and a large hall that can sit up to 200 and 80 standing for yoga etc.... as well as having some of the most beautiful scenes in Iskcon North America.
Jun 28 2006 Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. Hospice Project
It has recently come to our attention that there is some confusion regarding Buddhi Yoga Society, and Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. Inc. (www.vaisnavascare.com). Although both organizations are concerned about the welfare of the Vaisnavas, they are separate and different organizations.
Jun 27 2006 Readings from Jaiva Dharma, Part One
O master, in this world there are many devotees who are on the platform of Vaisnavabhasa. They have outward markings of a Vaisnava and they diligently chant the holy name although their chanting is on the level of namabhasa. Even though they chant, after many days they still do not attain pure love for Lord Krsna (krsna-prema). Why is that?
Jun 27 2006 Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. Newsletter - June, 2006
Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. (Counseling, Assistance, Resource, and Education for the Terminally ill and Their Families) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the devotees of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krsna when they require end-of-life assistance. Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. has an ever-expanding network of volunteers around the world who assist the dying devotees whenever and wherever possible.
Thirty years ago, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada requested us to purchase the Fisher Mansion as the new home for Sri Sri Radha Kunjabihari and the Detroit Hare Krishna movement. The media loved the Ford-Reuther connection, and Srila Prabhupada gave Detroit His blessings.
Jun 27 2006 DĂ©jĂ vu
In India, the rule of propaganda is a simple one: Whoever has the loudest speaker gets heard. Volume equals truth. âThe truth,â therefore, is whatever information you repeatedly hear the loudest. However, the danger of speaking loudly is that you might not be speaking rightly.
Jun 27 2006 Daily podcasts from Sivarama Swami
If you have any question you would like to ask His Holiness Sivarama Maharaja, then please write to email@example.com - Maharaja will try to answer as many questions as possible via his podcasts.
Jun 27 2006 “The Pizza Effect”
Originally, in India, of course, no separate religion called Hinduism ever existed. Rather, there are numerous religious traditions, from Vaishnavism, which is the eternal function of the soul â the religion of transcendental principles brought West by Srila Prabhupada â to Shaivism, Shaktism, and a host of other sectarian religions.
Jun 27 2006 Congregational book distribution
Those of you that are interested in inovative and congregational book distribution methods are invited to visit our site: www.sastradana.com. If you want to join the endeavor please go to the contact page on our site.
Jun 26 2006 A PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVING ISKCON
My view is that ISKCON is an educational institution. Indeed, in the seven purposes which Srila Prabhupada set down in 1966 when forming ISKCON's first constitution, the first purpose is "To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual lifeâŠ"
Jun 26 2006 Regarding the zero tolerance policy
Your appeal raises a very deep philosophical question, which threatens the very existence of the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya, because the first child abuser in the creation is none other than the head of our sampradaya, Lord Brahma.
Jun 25 2006 In reply to the Hinduization of ISKCON
Yes, we should preach to other Hindus and Vaisnavas in the same way that we preach to Atheists and members of other religious traditons. We should point out the unique aspects of our philosophy to them.
Jun 25 2006 Uttar Pradesh Plan to Control Hindu Temples
Religious Endowment Minister Ashok Bajpai said the Government did not want to unnecessarily interfere in the affairs of temples, mutts and religious trusts, nor were there any plans to take over their control.
Jun 24 2006 Congratulations
I am glad you have offered your site as a way to be introduced to the leaders of our movement - who are they, what is their service, how do they think, and how are they practically applying the teachings of Srila Prabhupada to their lives and to the spreading Krishna Consciousness.
Jun 24 2006 Devotee Matrimonial Website
We need nice photos of devotees--marriage photos are great. Photos of just a man or just a woman are useful, also. Photos should be obviously of devotees with tilaka, etc. We need photos of devotees with bodies of various races, ethnicities, etc. And, you will get paid for the use of your photo!
To not manage through a temple board i.e. to think you know everything and don't need input from others or to cancel or not hold meetings because you don't believe in or like meetings.
Support for this revolutionary legal approach which, in effect, invited claims against ISKCON was the direct result of a worldwide consensus of ISKCON membership, and may accurately be viewed as an unequivocal expression in loving support of all of those children who suffered simply unimaginable abuse.
Jun 22 2006 One week on
As we know the GBC body is not infallible, just in case anyone is thinking like that! This is one of the reasons why Srila Prabhupada created a body of devotees, as opposed to installing one individual to run ISKCON. It is also of course the example that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaja set. The clear advantage of having a body of devotees making decisions is that on balance their collective decision making will be more often right than wrong.
Jun 22 2006 CPO Response to Zero Tolerance Petition
So, while I support the spirit of this petition, I feel that the CPO judges should have some latitude to invoke a range of restrictions appropriate to the facts of each case.
Jun 21 2006 Festival of Chariots graces British capital
On Sunday 18th June, the three 40 foot high Rath Carts left Hyde Park on their intrepid journey to Trafalgar Square. In front of each cart was a sea of devotees and pilgrims, swarming the streets and filling the sky with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra and the beating of drums.
Jun 21 2006 Letter from Dhanurdhara Swami to the devotees
Though I can't say I realize all the pain I have inflicted, I have witnessed the strong emotions of those I have harmed and know their wounds are deep. I'd like to reiterate my pledge to continue to meet gurukula alumni, beg for their forgiveness, and to offer whatever help I can.
Jun 21 2006 Prison Preaching Expands to Gwalior
Even in temple and other religious gatherings I have seldom seen the type of welcome we received. Sri Dangi himself entered our names and particulars in the register, a formality that we always have to do before entering any jail. They have these huge wooden doors and inside is like a vestibule with offices on either side and then another set of huge wooden doors.
Jun 21 2006 Print your city’s Vaisnava Calendar on your home
Now Online Vaisnava Calendar can be viewed on standard calendar format, this means week to week and one month in each page, not more like prior versions where your simply see a continuous list of dates.
Jun 21 2006 BTSWAMI PUSHPA SAMADHI INSTALLATION FESTIVAL
Special thanks goes to the Gita Nagari devotees for such a welcome and a wonderful festival. For those of you that have not visited Gita Nagari, it is a special place situated in the middle of a forest in Penssilvania. It is yet another one of those wonderful places that we should be grateful to Srila Prabhupada for giving us for our spiritual inspiration.
Jun 20 2006 Proper Rectification for Child Abuser
When I was in school, I went to Jagannath Puri. I felt so pure in that environment that I chanted around 80 rounds every day for a week. But unfortunately, my mind was somewhere else. When I analyse it, chanting 80 rounds did not spiritually elevate me.
Jun 20 2006 Book Distribution of the Future–Today
âI see this taking off everywhere. Itâs the future, because many temples now have fewer temple devotees but more congregational members. This encourages the masses to participate. Even those who canât go out for book distribution directly can help by offering service or donating Laxmi for the cause.â
Jun 20 2006 London Rathayatra: Here is what happened
Then what we had been waiting for all week began: the carts began to roll. Everyone, even onlookers, started moving in response to the parade's movement, which initially was slow, like jets entering a runway one by one. The anticipation we had all been feeling reached a climax.
Jun 19 2006 Gopal soft toys
"From his very birth, Uddhava was a natural devotee of Lord Krsna, or a nitya-siddha, a liberated soul. From natural instinct he used to serve Lord Krsna, even in his childhood. He used to play with dolls in the form of Krsna, he would serve the dolls by dressing, feeding and worshiping them, and thus he was constantly absorbed in the play of transcendental realization."
Jun 19 2006 Mayapur GBC report 2006
During a recent istagosthi in Los Angeles, Badrinarayana Prabhu presented some relevant news from around the ISKCON world as well as some crucial decisions of the GBC body
Jun 18 2006 Interview with Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja on Prayer
June 18, disappearance day of H.H. Bhakti Tirtha Swami. "What concerns me is that we want to be more mindful in everything that we do so that everything we are doing is an offering to Krsna or it's a prayer."
Jun 18 2006 Memories of Tamal Krishna Maharaja
By 1979, the Radha-Damodar Traveling Sankirtan Party buses were all broken down or dry-docked, and I was serving on the Indian library party out of Bombay. Tamal Krishna Goswami called me in Bombay and asked me to return to the United States to take a bus on the road again.
Jun 18 2006 Degree of advancement of spiritual master?
Srila Prabhupada said in certain places that one should accept a spiritual master whose guidance will make one's life perfect. Would it make any difference to one's spiritual progress if the spiritual master one accepted was at a different level of realization to, say, another spiritual master?
Jun 17 2006 Gopal and Sally Agarwal remember Prabhupada
Audio files of Sally Agarwal giving her memories of Srila Prabhupadaâs first steps on American soil. Gopal and Sally discuss Srila Prabhupadaâs fascination with frozen foods and other sweet memories.
Jun 17 2006 Welcome to Krishna Lila Entertainment
Here you can find a host of musicals, dramas and comedies, depicting the pastimes of the Lord and His associates, elucidating the Vedic philosophy, whilst exposing the flaws of atheistic science.
Jun 17 2006 Dear GBC members
So all of you have been using your brains, having meetings, have been trying different strategies and also praying individually, but may be now it is time that everyone all together go to Srila Prabhupada with him as your leader and approach Lord Sri Krishna and let Him guide you. It may sound impractical but it is not.
Jun 17 2006 GBC Chairman Requests Action on Kazaksthan
Dear ISKCON members, Please accept my most humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada. I want to thank those who working to help the situation ISKCON is facing in Kazakhstan. Please find at the end of this letter, excerpts from some of the messages Iâve received from various parts of the world.
Jun 17 2006 Hinduization of Iskcon: another view
I'm living in india and don't have experience in temples in the west, or far away from india, with large indian communities. My "knowledge" comes from other devotees' reports, which means i can't be very sure of what i'm going to say - i'm ready to be corrected by others who know more, but i'm feeling pretty strong about this topic.
Jun 16 2006 30th anniversary festival in New Mayapur France
Maybe you heard that there will be a wonderful festival at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the installation of Krishna Balaram in New Mayapur, France, from August 8 to 11, 2006. These murtis installed by Srila Prabhupada are the only ones of Krishna Balaram in Europe.
Jun 16 2006 Kuli Mela 2006 - A festival of love and healing
Here in New Vrindavan we have 500 plus Gurukulis from all over the world gathered for an unprecended event. It started wednesday 14th June and will finish on sunday 18th. They have come with a mood of wanting to help us make a difference in our society.
Jun 16 2006 11th Historic Ludhiana Ratha Yatra
It gives us great pleasure to announce the date for Sri Sri Jagannath Ratha-Yatra in Ludhiana. It will take place on Saturday the 7th Oct.2006 and Hare Krsna Mahotsav on Sunday the 8th Oct.2006.
Jun 16 2006 Hinduization of Iskcon?
The result is a watered down Iskcon. This is commonly known as the hinduization of Iskcon. The USA and the UK have adopted this approach with success but at a cost.
Jun 15 2006 Prefix “H.G.” to their OWN name
But since I am on this topic, don't you think it a touch pompous for a devotee to add the prefix "H.G." to their OWN name?
Jun 15 2006 Vedic Theatre Company
The Vedic Theatre Company is in the process of being formed and desires feedback from devotees interested in theatre arts. For more info kindly visit: http://vedic108.blogspot.com
Jun 14 2006 ISKCON Convention Radhadesh 2006
Just a reminder that the ISKCON European Convention in Radhadesh will be taking place soon. Details of seminars are given below. We are looking forward to seeing you here at Radhadesh and having your association.
Jun 14 2006 GBC Statement Concerning Dhanurdhara Swami
The GBC is keenly aware of the controversy surrounding this issue and is actively working to reach a resolution that, hopefully, will be acceptable to Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON's youth past, present and future as well as the general assembly of vaisnavas.
Jun 12 2006 Youth summer camp in New Vrajamandala, Spain
This Retreat will provide the participants with a wonderful opportunity to have fun making friends with other teenagers from Srila Prabhupada's international godfamily. At the same time it will also be an unforgettable spiritual experience - bhajans, kirtans, the association of inspiring senior devotees.
Jun 10 2006 Dear Visitors
Welcome to Dandavats. I hope that your visit is the first of many and that our relationship will be a long lasting and mutually fruitful one. As we all know the internet is the fastest growing medium for communication available and it is likely to be so long into the future. As a result the outreach and association opportunities for devotees and friends of Lord Krishna are unlimited.
Jun 10 2006 Maharaja Clarifies His Position on Gay Marriages
My basic point is this: as Vaishnavas, we should feel great compassion for every sincere soul who is struggling to become Krishna conscious in this very difficult age. I have no doubt that there are sincere souls, with real devotion to Krishna, who cannot completely avoid homosexuality.
Jun 9 2006 How to be an Ideal Husband
We take vows to serve the spiritual master and the vaishnavas, these are the vows of the devotees and whatever way the husband is performing his vows, to follow that, is the duty of the wife. The duty of the husband is to be Krsna Conscious, to be a dedicated follower of the spiritual master.
Jun 9 2006 Unending happiness:possible?
Why do we desire a never-ending, ever-increasing happiness, a happiness not dependent on any experience of sadness, in a world that doesn't seem to afford such a phenomenon? In other words, if such happiness doesn't exist, why would anyone look for it?
Jun 9 2006 Implementing Varnashrama: Is it Practical?
Ironically, the philosopher who best explains this problem may be Karl Marx, who famously concluded from his study of history that the means of production determine social and political relationships. In other words, the way that a society secures its basic material needs will shape the social and political institutions of that society.
Jun 8 2006 GBC resolutions 2006
Therefore it is resolved that the GBC wishes to encourage all of Srila Prabhupadaâs initiated disciples in good standing to seriously consider taking up the role of spiritual master. Each GBC member should look for and identify disciples of Srila Prabhupada in good standing and urge them to take up the role of spiritual master, even if only in their local areas.