Friends of the BBT Newsletter ‚Äď May 08. In Silicon Valley‚Äôs Hare Krishna community, a new book distribution effort is turning into a juggernaut that could be the future of ISKCON‚Äôs outreach.
May 9 2008 Krishna’s Crosswords 2
May 9 2008 Dancers For Krishna
In the small North Central Florida town of Alachua, there is a well known, booming community of Vaishnavas called New Raman Reti. I participate and give back to the community by directing an academy called "Bhakti Kalalayam" which trains and engages young girls and boys in the sacred art of Bharatanatyam.
The National Prayer Breakfast was inaugurated in 1950 by members of the Executive Branch, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives Breakfast Groups to specifically seek the Lord's guidance and strength as well as to reaffirm our faith and renew the dedication of our Nation and ourselves to God and His purposes.
In the last few days those of us who are having some sense of REAL ISSUES of the world, might pick up the reports about the increasing stress of lack of food worlwide and it is leading to increased stress and even "food riots" in different areas in the world.
We are glad to inform you of the recent exciting development that the roof on the first building of Bhaktivedanta College‚Äôs campus was finished yesterday, May 6 2008 ‚Äď an exciting and important moment for Srila Prabhupada‚Äôs movement.
May 7 2008 Mridanga Course by Bablu Prabhu
May 7 2008 Preaching in Mauritius
For one month His Holiness Nava Yogendra Maharaja and His Grace Sarvabhauma prabhu have been inundating Mauritius with Krsna Katha and the Holy name.
May 7 2008 Samadhi Now!
The museum is now a real beehive for book distribution and mahaprasad distribution. Gone are the days when we announced in the mornings that we managed to distribute 25 or 30 books. Now, 400 is a slow day, and this week the scores are over 1000 books a day.
May 7 2008 Chant and Be Happy?
‚ÄúAll you have to do is chant, Prabhu!‚ÄĚ But what about the real world? What if our kid is failing in school? What if we are struggling to make the monthly mortgage payment, or that our health is seriously challenged?
Mayapurvision channel has recieved another banner today! WHY are we getting excited? - because... people like to check out what's popular - and be popular on YouTube means that many more people than usual will get in contact with Mayapur.
May 7 2008 Vaisnava summer camp in Serbia
May 7 2008 !!Salagram Paraphernalia!!
May 7 2008 Second BBT Art Seminar
This year, the course is once again free for the fifteen most-qualified applicants, who will learn BBT Art Department procedures, how to approach painting spiritual subjects, and of course, new techniques.
Jack becomes a regular visitor to the temple after getting a book from our rack in Ocean Beach. We have just received a new batch of racks. Hurry to order yours before they are all gone. This is a great service opportunity.
May 6 2008 Remembering Mitravinda devi dasi
Our godsister Mitravinda devi dasi passed away in Alachua on April 22, 2008 of stomach cancer. She was a much-loved member of the community and performed many years of seva to the Deities, mainly sewing, making jewelry and garlands, and dressing the Deities with much devotion, and practically non-stop.
May 5 2008 Sponsor Books for Distribution
May 4 2008 Lord Jagannatha appears in a potato - video
May 4 2008 Ganga Sagar Mela
May 3 2008 Harinam in Krishnanagar!
To fulfill the initial desire of Srila Prabhupada who inaugurated the Food For Life programme, by instructing his disciples to distribute prasadam at least within 10 miles' radius from the Mayapur temple, the Nagara Sankirtan party stormed Krishnanagar.
Repair and Painting work in the outside structure are in progress in the massive 180 feet high structure of Prabhupada Pushpa Samadhi Mandir. Now, scaffolding has been erected and the work is going on.
May 2 2008 Care for Cows Newsletter May 2008
Our May 2008 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.
May 2 2008 John Lennon’s lyrics
Please find posted copy of John Lennon's original hand-written lyrics to 'Give Peace a Change' (1969), as published in yesterday's Guardian. Someone hopes to sell the paper for ¬£200,000 to ¬£300,000!
May 2 2008 Updated list of festivals in England
May 1 2008 Two Peacocks in Bandiravana
Srila Sanatana Gosvami comments that because in Vrndavana Krsna goes barefoot and can thus directly mark the earth with the symbols of His lotus feet, that transcendental land is even more glorious than Vaikuntha, where Visnu wears slippers.
May 1 2008 Pre-school Teacher Needed in Alachua
May 1 2008 Krishna’s Crosswords
May 1 2008 Bhakti Shastri course starting in Alachua
May 1 2008 These Hare Krishna‚Äôs are so cool
I want to thank all the devotees that have sent cookie prasadam to the soldiers-medics here at Ft. Sam Houston Texas. About 2,000 cookies have been distributed. The soldiers in my company here got used to the prasadam cookies sent on a weekly basis.
May 1 2008 Preaching in the workplace
Some devotees think, that because they are devotees, they must preach instantly to whomever they meet. Perhaps if we had the required force of purity, we could effect changes in people‚Äôs hearts on first contact. The reality is however, that not everyone has the required sukrti to appreciate our words; we have to create it for them.