Feb 27 2009 Celibate in Chelsea Film information
Feb 27 2009 Gaura Purnima Festival Videos
Even if you are not physically present in Mayapur, watch our Gaura Purnima festival videos and join with the devotees assembled in Mayapur. Devotees interviews, Gaura Purnima Festival inauguration, Jala Yatra (procession to Ganga for fetching water for Maha abhisheka) are added now to the festival videos collection.
Throughout time it feels as if two people exist within us. One is the historic self, the so-called ‚Äúfalse ego‚ÄĚ: suspicious, arrogant, proud, irritable, egocentric, substantially fearful and vile. The other one is the spiritual Self, often unseen, the atman, whose clear voice of wisdom is seldom heard and even more rarely listened to.
The GBC meetings ended yesterday, I am posting also a historical pic of all the GBC members including HH Jayapataka Swami sitting on his wheel chair in the middle. The Chairman elected of this year is His Holiness Romapada Swami.
Feb 26 2009 Following In His Footsteps
Our festivals in Sydney were a huge hit. We had given the event a French name, Le Carnaval Spirituel. During December we averaged more than five hundred people a show. After the New Year, we traveled north to Brisbane and held another round of successful programs on the Gold Coast.
Feb 26 2009 WSN January 2009 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For complete results and to send in your scores go to www.SankirtanNewsletter.com (password: wsnhome) Deadline for scores is the 15th of the next month.
Feb 26 2009 February 17, Day Six of the GBC Meetings
So the future of this Krishna Consciousness movement is very bright, so long the managers remain vigilant that 16 rounds are being chanted by everyone without fail, that they are all rising before four in the morning, attending mangal arati-our leaders shall be careful not to kill the spirit of enthusiastic service, which is individual and spontaneous and voluntary. They should try always to generate some atmosphere of fresh challenge to the devotees, so that they will agree enthusiastically to rise and meet it. That is the art of management: to draw out spontaneous loving spirit of sacrificing some energy for Krishna.
Feb 25 2009 Passing away of Rucirangada Dasi
Feb 25 2009 Bhakti Tirtha Swami Reflections
Feb 25 2009 Attending Mangal artik
Feb 25 2009 Vrinda Kunda Festival - pics
On Sunday we had the ecstatic grand finale of the 6th anniversary of Vrinda Kunda Temple. All the devotees gathered beside Pavana Sarovar and after a nice hot breakfast of kichari, we began the preparations for the famous Kalash Yatra.
Feb 24 2009 Sri Panca-tattva Maha Abhisheka Live Schedule
Watch Sri Sri Pancha-Tattva Maha Abhisheka LIVE from Sri Mayapur. Maha Abhisheka will begin at 8am (IST) on 25th February and will continue till noon.
Feb 24 2009 Gaura Purnima Festival begins today
To the vibrant chanting of Garuda Dandakam prayers by Balaji Swami of Tirumala Tirupati, ecstactic harinam and blowing of conch shell & ‚Äėulu‚Äôdvani , the garuda flag was hoisted by HH Jayapataka Swami announcing the inauguration of Gaura Purnima festival 2009.
Feb 23 2009 New Member voted onto GBC Body
On Thursday Feb. 21th, 2009, Day 10 of the AGM GBC Meetings in Sridham Mayapur membership was voted upon. This year, there was one new member added to the GBC Body (by unanimous vote), Her Grace Dina Sarana Devi Dasi (ACBSP), who oversee's Germany and Austria.
Feb 23 2009 Yadunandana prabhu to take sannyasa at Radhadesh
We are very happy to announce that ISKCON's GBC body approved the sannyasa initiation of Yadunandana prabhu (the principal of Bhaktivedanta College)
Feb 22 2009 Dont fall in love but elevate
Times are changing rapidly as many choose to fall in the booby but beautiful trap of love. Yes, we ‚Äúfall‚ÄĚ in love, but never ‚Äúelevate‚ÄĚ in love. This is not to portray love as a blasphemous emotion, or a taboo but to prove that the consciousness in which an activity is carried put plays a paramount role in its execution.
Feb 22 2009 Apocalypse NOW!
There's werk ta be dun! And a whole world of hungry people just waiting for them "hairy Krishna fellers and gals" to help Krishna feed them all. Let's get to it! Now is the time for Love! And more than ever before there's no time to waste. For everyone's sake.
Feb 21 2009 RSPCA Donated cow gives birth at temple
In the early hours of this morning, amidst tears of joy, priests, farmers and congregational members witnessed the birth of a healthy female calf. This was no ordinary calf, but a symbol of reconciliation and a new era between the RSPCA and Vaishnava communities across Britain.
For the last several years, strategic planning has been a major theme of the GBC meetings. Several days of the Annual General Meeting, as well as the second GBC meeting later in the year, is exclusively focused on this important theme. This year was no exception. Days four through six saw all regular work shelved and the entire Body, plus many other devotees, come together to proactively discuss the best way for the GBC and ISKCON to prepare for the future.
Feb 20 2009 Remembrances about Mr. PL Sethi
Feb 19 2009 Jayo+Yamaraja’s e mails
Feb 19 2009 Bhaktivedanta Academy Newsletter - February 2009
Feb 19 2009 Mayapur Institute - Gaura Purnima Courses
In the early ‚Äė70‚Äôs, when Srila Prabhupada was arriving at the New York airport, a reporter asked, ‚ÄúWhy have you come to the West?‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI have come‚ÄĚ, Prabhupada replied, ‚Äúto give you a brain. Your society‚ÄĚ, he continued, ‚Äúis headless.‚ÄĚ
Feb 19 2009 P.L. Sethi left his body
Feb 18 2009 Yet we need them
Feb 18 2009 Compassion
Feb 18 2009 Vancouver Winter Olympics
Feb 18 2009 ICE (In Case Of Emergency) for your cell phone
Feb 18 2009 Residents say Krishna temple plan is too big
Feb 18 2009 Friends of the BBT Newsletter- February 2009
Feb 18 2009 HH Gaura Govind Swami Tirobhava Festival
Feb 18 2009 World march
Feb 18 2009 The Crush of Love
My Father-in-law was at first alarmed by the framed photo of Srila Saraswati Thakur adorning our living room wall captioned with His Divine Grace's bold declaration that "...Western civilization must be crushed."
Feb 18 2009 Bharatpur Prison Preaching
Yesterday, our Prison Preaching team went for their regular program in the Bharatpur Jail, just 40 km. from Vrindavan in Rajasthan. They were very wonderfully surprised when they reached the jail, the prisoners were having Srimad Bhagavatam class.
Feb 18 2009 Mayapur School Harinama
As part of the regular Saturday practical Krishna Conscious activities, children from the Sri Mayapur International School went on harinama around Srila Prabhupada‚Äôs Samadhi on Saturday afternoon.
Feb 18 2009 The recent Aravade Festival
And again, another miracle‚Ä¶.. Goura Prema dasi, aspiring disciple of Lokanath Swami and performing Kathak classical dance for Maharaj‚Äôs Festivals since she was 3 yrs old, stunned the audience with her swirling and twirling!
Feb 18 2009 Conviction
In modern times, disbelief has so far entered into the essence of our existence, that both faithlessness and faith have become fundamentally two varieties of faithlessness.
Feb 18 2009 Exciting Oppurtunties
In another FIVE days, devotees from all over the world will arrive in holy dhama to celebrate Gaura Purnima festival in this spiritual center. Festival Committee has carefully planned many festivities so that the visiting devotees get more spiritually uplifting experiences and carry the same mood in their preaching fields.
The second day of the GBC meetings opened with a presentation by the Law Book Committee. Aniruddha Prabhu presented the progress of the committee in revising the current law book which contains constitutional principles, action orders, rules of order, administrative guidelines and governing law.
The 2009 Annual General Meeting of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission commenced with arati and guru-puja kirtana to Srila Prabhupada, who is present in murti form in the meeting hall. Apart from the large murti, this year there is a small murti of Srila Prabhupada fixed on a beautiful altar near the Chairman's seat.
Feb 12 2009 Spiritually Miraculous and Magical
Feb 12 2009 Prayers for Yamaraja prabhu
Feb 12 2009 Krishna Consciousness Need Not Be A Big Slog
There is something called ‚Äútreadmill‚ÄĚ yoga. One can walk and run for miles on a treadmill and sweat until one drops, but one is going nowhere in particular. Is there any wonder why the path of devotion appears to be an immense slog?
Feb 12 2009 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. Since our festival ends on the 22nd, then everyone has time to reach Mayapur for the Maha-abhisheka on Feb. 25th.
Feb 12 2009 Eliminating Disturbing Thoughts
Only he who is free inside, by the application of abstinence (yama) and prescriptions (nyama), can think independently and freely decide, acting with emotional detachment and with no interest for the result of his actions but only constructively in favor of all creatures
The official opening of the temple in Aravade is set to turn the usually quiet bucolic village into a buzzing, spiritual wonderland, with thousands of cosmopolitan devotees from all over the world descending to engage in the festival, unarguably a first for this pastoral land.
Feb 9 2009 Minimag (Krishna Kathamrita Magazine)
We are pleased to announce that issues #194 and 195 of Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu magazine have been posted. You can read or download from the link included