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Sep 29 2007 Flood Update Report: Relief Work begins
Since yesterday evening, it is not raining. The water level is still increasing. Now it is above 4 feet near the main gate. All the ground level areas are totally immersed in water. A make shift bridge has been created between ISKCON Mayapur exit gate and Chakra building and also from Chakra building to Lotus building.
Mayapur and about fifty surrounding villages are affected by the flood from the 26th of this September. I hope you may be aware of the situation as we are regularly updating in our website www.mayapur.com. The flood has brought much damage and suffering to ISKCON and about 70,000 dham-vasi villagers.
Sep 29 2007 Mr. Robert Nelson - Srila Prabhupada’s Friend
Please join the New York ISKCON devotees to remember one of Srila Prabhupada's earliest friends in New York City - Mr. Robert Nelson, a.k.a. Jagannath Prasad Dasa. He recently passed away in his New York City apartment, due to unknown causes.
All of our sponsors, senior devotees, our GBC, and the guests which ranged around 2500 attendees, were all blessed by the presence of the deities, and said how nice the festival went this year.
Sep 29 2007 24 Hour Kirtan Report
Hundreds of participants flocked from all corners of the east coast, driving as far as 15 hours, to attend this historical event. There are no hard and fast rules for chanting the holy names, no specific time or place is required, and so this festival was solely for the purpose of glorifying Krsna in the form of His holy names.
Sep 27 2007 Vrindavan Conservation
To revive the sanctity of the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan Friends of Vrindavan began its Clean Vrindavan Programme in 1997. Since then it has accomplished several projects successfully. It cleaned every corner of the town over a decade long time.
Ganga Mayi started flooding the ISKCON Campus at 18:30 hrs in the evening today. She started overflowing on her banks across the Bhakti Siddhanta road and with great gushing made her entry into ISKCON Campus at Mayapur through service gate.
Sep 26 2007 WSN August 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of August: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...
Sep 26 2007 IN PRAISE OF BACK TO GODHEAD
I forever bow down at the lotus feet of Back To Godhead Srila Prabhupada's matchless gift to the world Born of his oceanic compassion to lead us out of our dark night Into the uplifting light of Godhead
Sep 26 2007 Vamana Dwadasi in Sri Mayapur
Do you ever had the opportunity to receive Prasada from Lordâ€™s own hands on His appearance day? Mayapur devotees got this special mercy to receive Prasada from the hands of Lord Vamanadeva.
Sep 26 2007 In regards with the preaching efforts in Iraq
I write to you only to tell you - that for however long you are either obliged or willling to remain there - perform your duties as efficiently and expertly as possible and simultaneously continue to share this wonderful and simple process of Krsna Consciousness with every man you can.
Sep 25 2007 Audarya Dhama: Even More Mercy!
Perhaps you have had a burning desire within your heart to deeply study Srila Prabhupada's books, but have been unable to arrange funding to attend the Bhakti-sastri Course in Mayapur. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has recently made arrangements for devotees in such situations through generous donations, particularly from ISKCON Juhu and Vrindavan Prabhu, to the MIHET Scholarship Fund.
Sep 25 2007 Article on HK restaurant in Sweden
Sep 25 2007 A French Revolution?
A little over 2 years ago the European GBC body at their annual meeting, held that year in New Vrajamandala Spain, decided to make a concerted effort to assist the French Yatra. As a result of that meeting a group of devotees was formed under the name 'Renouveau du Yatra Francais'. The members of that committee were/are Sivarama Swami, Hrdaya Caitanya das, Siksastakam das, Gopaswami das, Nitaigaurasundara das, Madhvacarya das, Nitai Saci Suta das, Madhusevita das, Prabhupada vani das, Bhavasindhu das and Praghosa das.
Sep 25 2007 THE VEDIC THEATRE COMPANY (UPDATE)
Sep 24 2007 Friends of the BBT - Service Opportunity
Sep 24 2007 Krishna Janmashtmi-2007 at ISKCON-Japan
It was one of the great Janmashtmi festivals celebrated in Tokyo on 9/9/2007. More than 500 devotees assembled to celebrate this auspicious occassion of Lord Krishna's birth.
During Janmashtami time, Krishna.com received more than 10,000 unique visitors per day... Live chat was so busy we couldn't keep up. I had five chat windows open at the same time and more people coming.
Sep 24 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution
We wish Oris a happy and productive spiritual journey. May Krishna bless him. May Krishna also bless us with pure devotion to Him as we are trying our best to share Krishna consciousness with the rest of the residents of this planet.
Sep 24 2007 World Holy Name Day Celebrations in Sri Mayapur
Over 7000 people including lecturers from various colleges and school teachers, Government officers, University students, social welfare workers attended the Harinam procession in the evening from Ballaldighi to ISKCON Mayapur.
Sep 24 2007 MOSCOW TEMPLE PROJECT - Service Opening
Requirements and Skills: Ability to interact easily with different persons. Ability to write letters. Use and like to work with computers; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (at least Word, additional programs welcome).
Sep 24 2007 Radh Ashtmi at Ludhiana
Sep 24 2007 Video of Srila Prabhupada on YouTube
Sep 24 2007 World Holy Name Day in Pune
His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaja led the kirtan for more than one hour. World Holy Name Day Posters and banners, and placards showing the Maha Mantra, and World Holy Name Day logo, as well as pictures of Srila Prabhupada and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai made the event colorful.
Sep 24 2007 Nirguna prabhu’s request
As you have probably read, one of Srila Prabhupada's dedicated preachers, Nirguna das is presently getting ready to leave his body in Sridam Mayapur. He is completely focused on the holy names and mercy of Lord Caitanya. He has requested that we arrange for certain items to be brought to him as soon as possible.
On the most auspicious day of Sri Radhastami, September 20, 2007, the transcendental appearance day of Srimati Radharani, ISKCON at Punjabi Bagh in the Western part of New Delhi performed the "pranpratishtha" of Their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Sri Radha Radhika Raman.
Sep 23 2007 Overcoming our Fear of Book Distribution
Distributing books can be a bit intimidating, especially in the beginning. Fear of book distribution may cause us to think of many reasons why we canâ€™t distribute books. This article will focus on identifying causes of that fear and my own struggle to overcome fear of book distribution.
Sep 22 2007 A prayer for Nirguna das, ACBSP
I am writing to ask for your prayers for the safe departure from this world of a very wonderful devotee, Nirguna das, disciple of Srila Prabhupada since 1975. He was a major book distributor for many, many years, based mostly in Atlanta. He has preached to and made many devotees.
Sep 22 2007 The Resurgency
It is not very difficult to open a center. You can remain in any apartment as husband and wife, and invite persons there to hear your chanting and topics, that is our center, and let it be gradually improved
Sep 20 2007 World Holy Name Photo from Vrindavan!
Attached please find a photo of our students celebrating Krishna's name for World Holy Name Day. We also did 2 hours of the 48 hour nam yajna in the temple.
Sep 20 2007 The walking monk
On his way across the country. If you happened upon a robed man strolling down the side of the road somewhere in the Townships last week, you likely saw a monk on a mission. Bhaktimarga Swami is in the midst of his third walking trip across Canada; this journey, called Canwalk, is to be completed over two summers.
Sep 20 2007 Nando Reis with devotees - DirecTV Music Hall
Video from an ecstatic event of some time ago: Nando Reis, a famous Brazilian singer inspired by George Harrison, takes Krishna consciousness and the chanting of Hare Krishna in Brasil to a level never heard before.
Sep 20 2007 Î‘nother audiobook of Sri Krsna-premamrta
Sep 20 2007 Radha’s Birth
Because Sri Sri Radha Krsna are not different and because Sri Krsna is the master of all potencies, therefore Sri Radha is also the master and source of all potencies. He is by nature full of sweetness and bliss, free from the three modes, and eternally manifest beyond the material nature.
Sep 19 2007 My visit to Mauritius for Sri Krishna Janmastami
Approximately fifty full time devotees live at the ISKCON Farm and Krishna Balaram Mandir at Bon Accueil. The community is sustained by preaching programs in various towns in the East and North of Mauritius and by a sweet stall and â€śGovindaâ€™s restaurantâ€ť located in the town of Flacq, the largest commercial town of Eastern Mauritius.
Sep 19 2007 1000 names of Radha
Sep 19 2007 JAGANNATH RATHAYATRA â€“ ISKCON CANBERRA
Sep 19 2007 Vaishnavi Retreat Not Part of Feminist Movement
Sep 18 2007 Adventures in Lapland Finland
The man had his binoculars out and was looking at the reindeer. He was a genuine reindeer - man, with knives on his belt. He knew the area and all the places inside and out, but he did not know Krishna.
Sep 18 2007 WORLD HOLY NAME DAY AT LUDHIANA
Sep 18 2007 Cultural Conquest
Estimates of up to 5,000 people crowded in front of two different stages, the temple room, and the gift store. Throughout the evening there were two lines for prasadam meals, each extending 100 feet in length.
Sep 18 2007 Ratha-yatra Baghdad
His dilemma - what to do for prasadam? His solution - Ratnabhusana dasa and the New Dwaraka cookie baking crew. So far Ratna has sent three batches of 1,800 cookies each to Partha to distribute to the troops. Along with the cookies Partha has received Deities of Their Lordships Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra, and other devotional items.
Sep 18 2007 Prisoners and Jailers Dance Together
After opening the gates, they were greeted by about 20 prisoners doing kirtan with one playing dholak and another with harmonium strung over his shoulders. Aindra Prabhu was very impressed with the unique village melody they were chanting.
Sep 17 2007 Sri Lalita-astakam
Sep 17 2007 Janmastami 2007 Singapore
Sep 17 2007 New academic year at the Bhaktivedanta College
We are very pleased to announce the beginning of a new academic year at the Bhaktivedanta College. This year again we offer first, second, and third year courses to students from all over the world. In this way, we want to create a second generation of Vaisnava theologians who will be fully accredited by the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Sep 17 2007 Tata Steel Associates Jagannath With Pollution
Devotees know that Lord Jagannath is not implicated in environmental destruction. However, innocent people may not understand that He has no connection, because Tata Steel Company is currently using the image of Sri Jagannath (displayed in this article) to soften the thrust of their rape of Sukinda Valley, Orissa.
Sep 17 2007 Shyamasundar and Sundara Radhika
Shyama simply cannot move off his back. Coughing is so painfull because of his broken ribs and vertebrae that he can't do it. It could also be dangerous so he is very cautious how he eats and drinks etc. If he catches a cold at this point it could be a severe problem.
The GBC Executive Committee, after much deliberation and consultation, has no alternative but to sadly report the deviations of and the abuses to devotees carried out by Balabhadra dasa (ACBSP), previously known as Bhakti Balabh Puri Goswami. This report was compiled for the GBC by the committee dealing with this case, Sivarama Swami, BB Govinda Swami and Praghosa dasa and has been approved by the GBC Executive Committee.