Oct 31 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution
Here we are with Madhu Mangala Prabhu who just returned from Qualcomm stadium, one of the biggest places for refugees who ran away from the fires of the wild fires afflicted San Diego area.
Oct 31 2007 A Prayer for the Ganges
Rakesh Jaiswal tells me that after all the years of small achievements and large setbacks, he finds it difficult to remain optimistic. "My friends tell me I've made a difference, but the river looks worse today than when I started," he says. In 2002, the Ford Foundation gave him enough money to hire 15 employees.
This is a part-time, paid position with the possibility of extension to full time for a candidate who can contribute in other ways to the project, e.g. through research or fundraising.
Oct 28 2007 Bhakta Program in San Diego
Are you interested in getting trained in Krishna Consciousness? Would you like to make life-long friendships with like-minded devotees? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of devotional scriptures? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then we invite you to join our Bhakta Program in San Diego, California.
Oct 28 2007 Gurvastakam
Oct 28 2007 Taru dasa?
Oct 27 2007 Truth and Fanaticism
Oct 27 2007 Radhanath Prabhu Left his body
One of the best devotees ever-left his body last night 10/24/07- Radhanath dasa of San Diego. We called him sick Radhanath. My first service was in taking Radhanath out to distribute books and flowers in his wheelchair.
We have the perfect lifestyle people need to see, as outlined by His Divine Grace."This is the movement, that you come here, live with us, and produce your food, produce your milk, be happy, healthy, and chant Hare Krishna."
Oct 26 2007 Peace Summit 2007
Dr. T. D. Singh, by the instruction and guidance of Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada envisioned a unique university, which aims at bringing the education of the science of peace and harmony to people around the world. He has named it as "University of Bhagavat Culture."
It was formerly a custom that if one wanted to remember something constantly, he would transform it into poetry or have this done by a professional poet. It appears that mother Yasoda did not want to forget Krsna's activities at any time.
Oct 25 2007 Consequences of meateating
Oct 25 2007 Govardhana Puja @ Gita Nagari Port Royal PA
Oct 24 2007 Radhanatha das update
So tonight (24-10-07) the San Diego devotees will be going to his bedside to have kirtan and the life support machines will be unplugged. We humbly request all devotees around the world to chant the Holy Names on his behalf tonight starting at 8pm, California USA time.
Oct 24 2007 New York Burning Man Event
Oct 24 2007 Nevada Day Ratha Yatra
Oct 24 2007 What Would You Do?
According to Srila Prabhupada, one can gauge a person's spiritual status by how they react to finding money on the street: Do they keep it for themselves? Do they leave it lying there? Or do they look for the original owner? What would you do?
Oct 24 2007 Looking for Dialectical Spiritualism
Oct 23 2007 24 hour Kirtan Vrndavana
Srila Prabhupada said, "this chanting should go on. Instead of meetings, resolutions, dissolutions, revolutions, and then no solutions, there should be chanting."
Oct 23 2007 BEATING HEARTS: Reflections on the Devotee Life
How many times in recent years have I met up with old friends who seem to have â€ślost heart,â€ť whose enthusiasm for devotional life has waned? Too often. For those of us who began our lives in Krishna consciousness thirty years ago or more, keeping the fires burning can be a real challenge.
Oct 22 2007 OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
While visiting a â€śCorrectional Institutionâ€ť (Prison) for a preaching program in Johannesburg, I noticed that attached â€śABUSE OF POWERâ€ť poster on the wall. It is directed at domestic violence, but the principles apply to anyone in a position of authority. We have witnessed temple commanders, sankirtana leaders, husbands, fathers, teachers, TPs, sannyasis, and even gurus fall victim to pride and misuse their position of authority.
Oct 22 2007 Overwork now, samadhi may never come
Sometimes devotees think that by working hard for Krishna, on the order of the spiritual master, even if there is some neglect of personal sadhana, hearing and chanting, success in spiritual life is assured come what may. Is this empty optimism?
Oct 22 2007 Ratha Yatra in Soweto
After a short journey through the streets the chariot, carrying five of Iskcon's leading spiritual masters arrived at Mofolo Park, where guests were treated to a free lunch and an afternoon of singing and dancing.
Oct 21 2007 Assistant Sought
Oct 21 2007 WSN September 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of September: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...
Oct 20 2007 Radhanatha Prabhu
The health of Radhanatha Prabhu, the Srila Prabhupada disciple who joined on the east coast of the USA (in Philadelphia I believe) and who served on the Radha-Damodar party and remains a book distributor even though in a wheel chair for years, has taken a turn for the worse.
Oct 20 2007 Donation of SP Books
For the first time a donation of Srila Prabhupada's Srimad Bhagavatam set and other smaller books were donated by devotees of ISKCON Guyana to the only University in the country.
Oct 20 2007 Unusual Harer Nama
A couple of days ago, while I was studying for giving Bhagavatam Class, one of the members of the Vrindavan Municipality called me. He informed me that there were 25,000 people from all over India walking by foot from Gwalior to New Delhi.
The skills you will learn in this course can be applied in many situations, not just in a formal classroom. You will find that besides the teaching application, there are unlimited possibilities in using the information in preaching work.
Oct 20 2007 California Here We Come
Oct 19 2007 Temple President Opening in Heavenly Fiji
Srila Prabhupada personally opened the first temple in Fiji, the Krishna Kaliya Temple in Lautoka. During his visit to Fiji, Srila Prabhupada explained that the Kaliya serpent had now taken shelter of Fiji. This Kaliya serpent being a devotee, protects the other devotees
Maharaja was requested to visit Oregon's largest prison on the invite from the devotees of the Sri Sri Radha Bankebihari Temple in Boise, Idaho. The Boise Temple, in its fortune, has been the host and sponsor of Maharaja's trips to Boise and prison preaching programs.
On October fourteenth, a warm and sunny day, devotees at Bhaktivedanta College and Radhadesh celebrated a cornerstone-laying ceremony at the construction site of the Collegeâ€™s first residential building. Guiding them in this auspicious and elaborate ceremony was Sadya Sresta Dasa, a disciple of Srila Prabhupadaâ€™s from Spain, who was the head pujari at Radhadesh in the early 1980s.
We would be very grateful if, when you visit Vrindavan, you could bring us some good picture books and storybooks. Perhaps your own children have books that they have out-grown.
Oct 19 2007 Ragatmika prabhu
Oct 18 2007 Good news
By Krsna's grace, we have good news for you. The results of the tests were negative for any cancer! Everything was benign!
Oct 18 2007 Deepavali festival for this year
Oct 18 2007 HOSPITAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN VRAJ
Oct 17 2007 Appeal for Manipur Manimandir
HH BS Damodara Swami Sripada Maharaja launched a prestigious project of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra Manimandir in 1991 to satisfy his spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada's desire to make Manipur to be an ideal and a scientific Vaishnava state.
Oct 17 2007 Least But Not Last: A Few Words on Humility
I recently heard a woman say, "least but not last." She meant to say the usual, "last but not least," but somehow, due to a slip of the lip, or perhaps because of some mild form of dyslexia, she inverted the words in this somewhat humorous way. And this got me thinking about humility, which people sometimes confuse with low self-esteem, thus viewing it as an inferior quality.
On behalf of Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir, we would like to inform and invite all of the Vaishnavas for the upcoming Kartika festival in Sri Vrndavana Dham this year. This month is also called the month of Damodara, the most auspiscious time of the year to attain spiritual advancement especially in the holy land of Vrndavana.
Oct 15 2007 Farewell
Dear Nirguna prabhu, Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I am following the news of your departure from this world due to cancer through the Dandavats website, as well as through devotees who are coming to Vrindavan from Mayapura Dhama. The website has a telephone number and an invitation to call you and say farewell.
Oct 15 2007 Srila Prabhupada Murti
Oct 14 2007 Query regarding HH Radhanath Swami
Oct 14 2007 Sri Kshetra Puri Parikrama 2007
Oct 14 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution
The Sastra Dana program is an excellent way to participate in book distribution. Between contributing to the nice devotees who are regularly distributing books and getting books yourself to distributeâ€¦it is a really great program.
Oct 14 2007 Gaurendu Prabhu passes away
Apparently the driver of the car did not see - in darkness - a large ten ton lorry (truck), which had broken down, in or on the side of road. At the last minute the driver swerved to avoid the truck.
Oct 13 2007 General Betray Us?
An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with the material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.
Oct 13 2007 Service Life Balance
I remember many years ago when devotees appeared on a popular TV chat show in front of a live audience, they started with some sweet bhajan and then 4 or 5 of them were interviewed. During the interview the TV host cottoned on that the devotees were seriously dedicated to their cause. As a result he asked one of the devotees the following; "What about holidays, do you take an annual vacation?" The devotee in question responded both with confidence and humour "When you are having so much fun doing what you are doing, where is the question of needing a holiday as everyday is the perfect holiday"
With a generous donation of HK$4 million [364,000 euros] from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Hong Kong (ISKCON), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) established a Professorship in Indian Religions and Culture within the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies to strengthen its research and teaching in religious and cultural studies.
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of September: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5
Oct 12 2007 Vyasa-puja Offering
Today I sit to compose my Vyasa-puja offering to you just minutes before I will be called on to speak. Ordinarily a disciple writes his or her offering days, weeks or even months before the appearance day of the spiritual master, but this year service to your lotus feet went on day and night, without respite.