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Prasanta dd: Fostering a spirit of love and care between devotees is on the agenda for the up-coming International Vaisnavi Retreat. This special event is aimed at generating peer support between female devotees dedicated to Srila Prabhupada’s mission. It has sprung from an initiative of the now three-year old GBC Devotee Care Committee and is being organized by the Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education...
January 31, 2011 -- 3,263 views
By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Is this a ghost story? It could be if we consider how many of us are nitya-baddha wandering spirits searching for a permanently settled situation. But now we have human occupancy we still like to be scared and awed by graveyard tales. Since the word human sounds better than subtle body, this could be described as a subtle human saga with a divine twist

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January 31, 2011 -- 2,432 views
By Lenko Slavov

Our society has started to forget what real human values are, what is natural for people and how we should act as a society. Daily problems, big and smalls torture our minds. We are searching to resolve them here and there. But actually if we look inward, we see that we are the source of all our problems

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January 31, 2011 -- 4,344 views
By Antony Brennan

The recent Australian Kulimela was a great success. Attended by up to 300 devotees and well wishers from around Australia and across the world, many are still swooning over their memories of the association, the kirtan and the prasadam

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January 31, 2011 -- 1,638 views
By Bhakti Raghava Swami

We all know that Lord Krishna, whose name is Govinda, is the best well-wisher of the cows. Actually, without cows no society can sustain itself. Therefore all of you who are here today participating in this very important conference have a very high responsibility because of the critical condition in which we are faced today

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January 31, 2011 -- 3,105 views
Puskaraksa das: my posting on the open blog of the World Economic Forum in regards to the topic discussed as mentioned earlier / below, was: Faith, sraddha in sanskrit, is the first step for one who engages on the spiritual path......
January 31, 2011 -- 2,010 views
Gunacuda Dasi: Playgroup meets in the Makhancora (Nursery) classroom at Sri Mayapur International School . There are 2 sessions a week, each lasting for an hour and a half: Friday 9.15 am -for children 2 years old and above. This session is incorporated with the nursery class...
January 31, 2011 -- 2,471 views
Dinadayal dasa: Comparation of the doctrine of Sri Caitanya, the founder of the Gaudiya-vaisnava tradition, with those of Nimbarka and Vallabha. To what extent are they related? Which one is most appealing?...
January 31, 2011 -- 1,254 views
Sacinandana Swami: With great pleasure we again invite you to attend our Divine Names Retreat in Radhadesh. This year, 2011, it will be held from April 22nd-28th. You can also attend our additional "Building the Retreat Culture through a Teacher Training Program," which will be held for one day, on April 29th...
January 31, 2011 -- 1,267 views
Jagannath Priya d.d.: A new kirtan CD is getting a lot of attention and special reviews in America: Lotus Eyes by Red Rock Rishis, is a kind of space age / new age / India mystical chanting CD that focuses on the maha mantra and other spiritual sounds of ancient India...
January 31, 2011 -- 2,512 views
Nama Priya dasi: I have 3 fabulous classic sets of books about Srila Prabhupada, in new condition, that I would like to sell, and wonder if you have a classified section where one might advertise this sort of thing. I'm quite sure these are out of print now and, to say the least, are precious collector items...
January 31, 2011 -- 2,708 views
By Dhanesvara Das

Since I first met him in 2004 it was my custom to visit with Aindra Prabhu each time that I went to India. Last year was no different, and I knocked on his door on 30 June 2010, not knowing that this would be our last meeting

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January 31, 2011 -- 6,028 views
By Krishna dasa

Approximately 5 million viewers saw this picture of the poster advertising the Mantra-rock dance on Wikipedia's homepage, on January 29th, 2011, which was the forty-fourth anniversary of that dance.

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January 30, 2011 -- 3,856 views
By Pradyumna Dasa

Last year we launched the Open Vyasa-puja book - "Srila Prabhupada Tributes" - a book in which all of Srila Prabhupada's disciples are welcome to be included. The success of the book lay in its wonderful offerings - more than 250, from devotees all over the world. Many devotees expressed how they relished the opportunity to write and share their realisations. Based on this success, we plan to publish another Tributes book this year for Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa-puja

January 30, 2011 -- 2,147 views
By Giriraj Swami

One of my main services is to write, and writing involves much editing and proofreading. Through writing I hope to share my knowledge and realization of Srila Prabhupada, my teacher, and of Sri Krishna, my Lord, and please them. One of my main inspirations in this endeavor has been the description of Srila Prabhupada's teacher, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, as "the transcendental proofreader":

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January 28, 2011 -- 2,704 views
By Bhakti Raghava Swami

On Thursday, January 20, 2011, the ISKCON Daiva Varnasrama Ministry (IDVM) for India opened its first Regional Office in Sri Dham Mayapur during an official inauguration ceremony attended by a small group of devotees

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January 26, 2011 -- 3,371 views
Janakaraja dasa: All visitors have access to the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre library which is housed in the same building. The library, containing over 4,000 volumes, is fast growing to become one of the chief repositories of Gaudiya Vaisnava literature...
January 26, 2011 -- 2,855 views
Bh. Tibor: The dinosaurs from the viewpoint of the ancient Indian writings. The author of the film and his scientific adviser world-famous Hungarian Bramachari: Isvara Krsna Dasa (Istvan Tasi)...
January 26, 2011 -- 5,011 views
By Sukanti Radha dasi

It was predicted by a well known reader in London who incidentally also predicted several earthquakes, floods, and 9/11 that at the end of 2010 a new divine energy was to spread from the centre of the earth which will radiate all corners of the earth bringing in an energy which was to change the consciousness of mans attitude towards money in 2011

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January 25, 2011 -- 3,756 views
By Jeevanmukta Das

When push comes to shove, some of us tend to align with science and scientists rather than shastras and guru. Indeed, when presented with what seems like irrefutable scientific data, most will abandon ship and the captain and swim over to the science barge and waltz with the scientists!

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January 25, 2011 -- 3,803 views
Bhakti Purusottama Swami: Now that work on the Temple of Vedic Planetarium has begun in Mayapur, more and more devotees are moving in to join ISKCON Mayapur's Vaishnava community. We now have around 2,000 resident devotees (400 brahmacharies, 700 international grihastha devotees from 59 countries,around 900 local grihastha devotees)...
January 25, 2011 -- 1,940 views
Sarvajna Krishna dasa: Admissions are open for devotees who are 50+ who wish to stay long time or short stay at our facility in Melkote. Accomodation and Prasadam is free for all devotees who are unable to pay/Devotees who can pay can give a donation for they stay...
January 25, 2011 -- 2,975 views
Bh. Tibor: Saturday 15th January 2011 Sunday 16th January 2011 " Join together in celebration, and immerse yourself in transcendental sound vibration."...
January 25, 2011 -- 2,578 views
Tamohara das: I would like the devotees to know of some recent changes at Murari Sevaka dhama. We are very happy to announce that Gadi Prabhu has agreed to become the Temple President for Murari Sevaka...
January 25, 2011 -- 2,655 views
Malati Devi Dasi: This is not a "personal servant" type of role. It involves responsibilities related to preaching & festival organizing, traveling, devotee care, guest services, etc....
January 25, 2011 -- 2,027 views
Achyutahari Das: Due to blessings of vaishnavas devotees of ISKCON at Gurgaon are organizing 11th Annual Sri Sri Lord Jagannath Rathyatra Festival in Gurgaon on 29th Januaray 2011...
January 25, 2011 -- 3,548 views
Visvambhara das: Interested applicants should download the employment application and may either scan and email the completed application along with current resume to office@bhaktivedantaacademy.org, fax to 386-462-2886, or mail to P.O. Box 937, Alachua, FL 32616. ...
January 25, 2011 -- 2,011 views
By Madhava Smullen

After the success of a pilot Bhakti Sastri Online course by the Mayapur Institute for Higher Education (MIHE), the Institute will offer another round of this groundbreaking step in ISKCON education from January 29th 2011 to April 29th 2012

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January 22, 2011 -- 3,103 views
By Indradyumna Swami

Dearest BB Govinda Maharaja, I'm sorry I can't be with you in Moscow at the auspicious celebration of your sixtieth birthday. I'm far away, but I want you to know that I am thinking of you and remembering you throughout the day

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January 21, 2011 -- 3,559 views
By Pusta Krishna das

Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur was a prolific Vaishnava writer, contributing volumes of devotional poetry and the first English writings about Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It has been almost 150 years since his time, and of course, he promoted his son, for whom he was also a siksha guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad

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January 20, 2011 -- 2,902 views
By Kesava Krsna Dasa

It can sometimes be tough being an intellectual in Iskcon. The tendency to keep one foot in the empirical camp and the other in the devotional arena can cause incompatibilities of faith, especially when continuing to grapple with “oddities” like elephant sized mangoes, airborne mountains, talking hyenas and bodily exuded cosmic bubbles

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January 20, 2011 -- 3,313 views
By BGIS

Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School at Vrindavana, India invites applications for High School and Post-graduate Teachers in following disciplines: English, Samskrit, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Mathematics and Social Studies

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January 20, 2011 -- 3,376 views
By Damodara Vamsidhari Dasa

Out of compassion to the suffering souls, our CHAD founder HG Vaisheshika Prabhu writes "Bhagavad-gita is our wake up call. But, we must be ready to hear it. Everyone in the material world is in a precarious and hopeless situation. However, in Maya's warm embrace, I think that I am Okay. But I am not

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January 20, 2011 -- 3,409 views
By Dravida dasa

This year, as always, we request you to submit your homages to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa-puja book by April 15. In addition, if you're a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, please check out www.sptributes.com to learn about a Vyasa-puja book open to all of his disciples. The deadline for submission to this book is also April 15

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January 20, 2011 -- 3,175 views
By Chirag Dangarwala

The Founder Acarya of International Society for Krsna Consciousness, His Divine Grace A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, used to often give this example of a Blind Man Carrying the Lame Man to stress on topic of co-operation

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January 20, 2011 -- 3,421 views
Parabhakti das: There is presently a need at Villa Vrindavana - Florence - Italy for a brahmana initiated and also for pujari-helpers (for them also without first initiation). Preferably from the EU-countries since in that case there are no leagal difficulties...
January 20, 2011 -- 2,505 views
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