Date: February 29, 2008 Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.13.5-7 Speaker: HG Badrinarayan dasa ( transcript and audio )
Date: February 28, 2008 Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.13.4 Speaker: HG Anuttama dasa ( transcript and audio )
Date: February 27, 2008 Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.13.1-3 Speaker: HH Devamrita Swami ( transcript and audio )
Feb 28 2008 Dallas - a great place for devotees
Date: February 26, 2008 (Vyasa-puja of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati) Speakers: HH Bhakti Charu Swami & HH Jayapataka Swami ( transcript and audio )
The Public Forum at Tirupati was an event wherein as many as 10,000 Indians turned up to show their opposition to the government control of Hindu temples. This was organized by the Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samiti and supported by the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation of the USA. And I was, practically, the only westerner to participate.
Feb 28 2008 Report from the 3rd day of the GBC meetings 2008
Sesa Prabhu presented the ongoing work of the Constitution Committee, one of six Strategic Planning groups. This presentation was the major focus of this morningâ€™s session. At the New Vrindaban meeting last June, the GBC members recommended names of devotees qualified to assist in the work of the Constitution Committee.
Here are dozens of activities and resources for ages 2-18 about Lord Caitanya, organized around the five most potent limbs of devotional service.
Feb 26 2008 Report from the 2nd day of the GBC meetings 2008
Bhakti Marg Swami began today's meeting with a vigorous kirtan following which Bhakti Vaibhava Swami read from Srimad - Bhagavatam. Anuttama Das, a member of the Guru Services Committee, reported that the committee had been studying how to help prepare devotees to serve Srila Prabhupada as initiating and instructing spiritual masters.
Date: February 25, 2008 (Vyasa-puja of HH Bhakti-tirtha Swami) Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.12.57 Speaker: HH Radhanath Swami ( transcript and audio )
Feb 25 2008 WSN January 2008 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of January : World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...
Feb 25 2008 Live from Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!
Date: February 24, 2008 Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.12.49-52 Speaker: HH Bhanu Swami ( transcript and audio )
Gopal Jiu Publications is pleased to invite all Vaishnavas to attend the 9th annual disappearance festival of Srila Gour Govinda Swami.
Feb 25 2008 Investment for a Powerful Change
Please consider enrolling in one of the MIHET's Gaura Purnima Courses for an experience that will likely transform and inspire you beyond your greatest expectations to increase your service to Srila Prabhupada.
Feb 25 2008 Diaries of Ananda Lila
The daughter that saw the Yamadutas was Lila. She was 13 at the time and said to me, " I've read Srila Prabhupads books and you don't take it all seriously but now I see that it is all reality. After seeing the Yamaduttas I will never perform any sinful activities in my life."
Feb 25 2008 Women, ISKCON, and Varnashram
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.
Feb 25 2008 In Honor of Gour Govinda Swami
Tuesday, Feb. 26th is Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati's appearance day as well as Srila Gour Govinda Swami's disappearance day, so we're offering a free download in honor of those sadhus.
Feb 25 2008 Helping Others While Working in the World
An important truth I have learned: when we remain on the fence regarding a certain decision then nothing happens. We have to make a determination, and then go forward in faith, knowing that even what appears to be a wrong decision can be a steppingstone to our correct course. Mistakes are called experience!
Feb 25 2008 Milk Drinking and Karmic Offsetting
IMHO, a sincere vegan is morally superior to a devotee who gluts on milk, justifying it with all sorts of thin rationalizations, yet does not contribute directly through work or indirectly through donations to cow protection.
Feb 25 2008 Dangers in Vrndavan
The violent death of a young girl was indeed tragic. At the risk of appearing callous I wonder if perhaps a good lesson can be learned from the incident. I wish to say this in hopes of protecting other young girls who may be in similar situations. The lesson is that Vrndavana is a very dangerous place for young people to be left on their own.
Mayapura, West Bengal - Trustees of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), the publishing arm of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, reported today at ISKCONâ€™s Governing Body Commission Annual General Meeting in Mayapura, West Bengal, that its international sales for the year 2007 had increased by 28% over the previous year.
Feb 23 2008 Looking beyond Shadow to Substance
When Krsna walked on the bank of the Yamuna, He was seen nicely decorated with tilaka on His face. He was garlanded with different kinds of forest flowers, and His body was smeared with the pulp of sandalwood and tulasi leaves.
Feb 23 2008 Holi
Feb 23 2008 Gita Moves On
He had arthritis for several years and each year it became more difficult for him to walk. This winter we put him in the geriatric barn so it would be easier for him to access his food and move around.
Feb 23 2008 Beef recall in USA
It's about time for the enterprising devotees to seriously meditate upon the creation of perfect vegetarian veg food franchises, which can help anyone to get into apetizing veg food worldwide, with American knowledge of management and valuable Indian recipes.
Feb 23 2008 A remembrance
"Srila Prabhupada, sometimes the devotees chant 'sri krsna caitanya prabhu nityananda - prabhu nityananda prabhu nityananda.' Is that all right?" Srila Prabhupada turned to look at me and with his beautiful, deep transcendental voice said, "Yes."
Feb 22 2008 Sastra Dana - Annual Report 2007
Sastra Dana San Diego collected $19,473.30 out of which $3,005.215 went for miscellaneous expenses. The balance of $16,468.09 was used for purchasing books for distribution. Sastra Dana Los Angeles collected $15,812.26 out of which $3,657.075 went for miscellaneous expenses. The balance of $12,155.19 was used for purchasing books for distribution.
Feb 21 2008 Tulasi Devi
Does anyone know if "trimming" Tulasi Devi's branches is permissable if done with a motive for her health and wellbeing? I'm hoping that whoever is responsible will read this and think carefully about whether or not its appropriate to continue.
Feb 21 2008 Vraja Seva
Feb 21 2008 Sri Nityananda Trayodasi in Mayapur
"Jaya Nityanandaram! Jaya Nityanandaram" was resounding everywhere. An overwhelming feeling of joy, gratitude, mercy, devotion or whatever phrase you may use, filled up the entire day as ecstatic celebrations took place on the divine appearance day of Lord Nityananda in Mayapur.
Feb 21 2008 ISKCON Ghaziabad Opens Its Doors to the World!
Srila Prabhupada's vision for Delhi continues to unfold with the 7th ISKCON center now inaugurated in Ghaziabad-a satellite city near the 17 million pop. mega-magnet of Delhi.
Facilitated by Sacinandana Swami, Dravida Prabhu, Mahatma Prabhu and Bada Haridas Prabhu. "This retreat has done more to improve my japa than anything else since I joined the Movement in 1971" â€” Amoghalila Dasa
Feb 19 2008 Happy appearance day
Wherever I've been or whatever temple I have been in, Your appearance day is the one that is most festive. Devotees are so attracted to You that they spontaneously perform some extra service.
On behalf of Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir - Vrndavana, we would like to invite everyone to Sri Vrndavan dham. This is the time of the season to fully recharge you spiritual battery by coming to Sri Vrndavana dham as part of Mayapur Vrndavana Gaura Purnima festival.
Feb 18 2008 Passing of yuga dharma
A few days ago My dear brother Yuga Dharma Dasa ( ACBSP ) left this world. He was with his loving family and well wishers from the Three Rivers, Ca. devotee community.
Wherever you are, now be connected to your eternal home Sri dham Mayapur in just a few clicks of the mouse!
As the crowds and media bustled around us final prayers were offered and altogether we scattered Gangotri's ashes into the very fast flowing current of the Ganges.
Feb 18 2008 Give to Live
We should think deeply about how giving is really the basis of life and will determine our future in this life and the next. Giving includes withholding where we should have given (we are then giving to our illusion, or selfishness, or negative judgment etc.)
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of January: 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
Feb 16 2008 Departure of Yuga Dharma
Haribol Prabhu's, I would like to inform the greater Vaisnava ISKCON world of the departure of Yuga Dharma ACBSP. Yuga left his body Thursday, February 14th at 1:21am at his home in Three Rivers, California.
Feb 16 2008 Giriraj Perfumeries
The main fault of a brahmana is pride, and the main virtue of a brahmana is forgiveness. Throughout the Bhagavad-gita, the quality of forgiveness is glorified
Feb 16 2008 The Day the First book Distributor Left
Although Srila Prabhupada wanted his disciples to be as eager to distribute Krsna consciousness literature as we was, no one of them knew how to do it. Distributing a magazine and asking for small donation was one thing-but a big hardbound book?
Feb 16 2008 Vrinda Kunda Festival Schedule
This is one of the best times of the year as the weather is very pleasant and it is not so hot like after Mayapur Festival especially this year as it will be late.
Feb 16 2008 What if there is no evolution?
On my lectures people asked questions about the identity of the intelligent designer and his creating method. I told them this subject is not part of the ID theory so I presented to them the vaishnava worldview and my personal conviction in the truth of ancient Vedic texts.
Have you ever heard of terminal restlessness? Probably not, unless you are a doctor or a nurse. But although the name is new, the condition is described in Srimad Bhagavatam.
India' s top spiritual and political leaders present at a ceremony to scatter the ashes of the temple cow Gangotri killed by the RSPCA voiced grave concerns on 13th February about Prime Minister Gordon Brown' s lack of engagement with the peaceful Hindu community in Britain.
I am posting this inquiry with the hope that those who read it might be able to help provide information that supports the scientific benefits of milk consumption.
Feb 14 2008 Samsara
In turn most resided in bodies have others who are also attached to them, generally family members, or what Srila Prabhupada often referred to as â€˜skin diseaseâ€™. He specifically used this term to describe excessive attachment to family members which leads to increased illusion and the bizarre hope that one thinks they are able to save other family members from death - an impossible dream.
Feb 13 2008 Success Potency Personified?
Feb 13 2008 Land available for ISKCON Ashram
Feb 13 2008 A wonderfully inspiring Vrndavana ISKCON pastime
I'm remembering a wonderful pastime that I of all people (A father with six beautiful children) was so fortunate to witness in Vrndavana in 1975. It was early in the morning and Srila Prabhupada was going for his morning walk.
Feb 13 2008 Neither Snow Nor Gloom Of Night…
It's been nearly a month since we first posted our story and an announcement calling for preachers to help us spread the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya. And what an incredible month it's been!
Feb 13 2008 Science and Spiritual Quest - Conference Report
In order for our bodies to make use of the information stored in the genes, a copy must first be made and transferred to the outer parts of the cells.
Now accepting applications for the 2008 spring, summer and fall tour. Festival Of India is looking for a few young men that would like to participate in major festivals all over North America.