Jan 31 2011 International Vaisnavi Retreat

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

Jan 31 2011 Bhakti Yoga From Beyond the Grave

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


Jan 31 2011 Paper on Bhagavad Gita for the independent study course “Vedas as Myth” in American University in Bulgaria

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


Jan 31 2011 Australians Ignite Kulimela Fuse

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


Jan 31 2011 Go bhaktas chant holy name in unison at “All India Goshala Conference

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


Jan 31 2011 Does faith need religious institution ?

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...

Jan 31 2011 Meet the playgroup at Sri Mayapur International School

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

Jan 31 2011 A Comparison of the Doctrine of Sri Caitanya with those of Nimbarka and Vallabha - Rabin Bangoer

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?

Jan 31 2011 Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh Divine Names Retreat, April 22-28, 2011

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

Jan 31 2011 New Kirtan CD by Red Rock Rishis “Rocks” Reviews

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

Jan 31 2011 ISKCON sets of books

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

Jan 31 2011 My Last Conversation with Aindra Prabhu

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


Jan 30 2011 Wikipedia Features Prabhupada on its Homepage

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.


Jan 30 2011 Invitation to the Open Vyasa-puja Book

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


Jan 28 2011 Reflections on “the Transcendental Proofreader”

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":


Jan 26 2011 First Varnasrama Regional Office opens in Sri Mayapur

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


Jan 26 2011 Bhaktivedanta Research Centre

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

Jan 26 2011 Dinosaur Reincarnation (Video with English subtitles)

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)

Jan 25 2011 New Years in Mayapur

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


Jan 25 2011 Why Oh Why Didn’T I Take The Blue Pill?

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!


Jan 25 2011 Ambulance Needed

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)

Jan 25 2011 Admissions open at a vedic old age home

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

Jan 25 2011 2011 Holy Name Weekend - Bhaktivedanta Manor - Sivarama Swami & Madhava Das

Bh. Tibor: Saturday 15th January 2011 Sunday 16th January 2011 " Join together in celebration, and immerse yourself in transcendental sound vibration."

Jan 25 2011 Murari Sevaka Leadership Change

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

Jan 25 2011 Female Assistant Wanted

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.

Jan 25 2011 Invitation for Sri Sri Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Gurgaon

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

Jan 25 2011 Job opening at Bhaktivedanta Academy

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.

Jan 22 2011 Mayapur Institute Offers Groundbreaking Online Course

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


Jan 21 2011 An Offering of Love

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


Jan 20 2011 Thoughts on the Continuity of the Parampara

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


Jan 20 2011 Intellectual Simplicity

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


Jan 20 2011 Academic Positions at 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


Jan 20 2011 Global ISV Initiative - CHAD ( Chapter a Day)- Today, and Everyday!

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


Jan 20 2011 Srila Prabhupada’s 2011 Vyasa Puja book

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


Jan 20 2011 Blind Man Carrying the Lame Man

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


Jan 20 2011 Villa Vrindavana - Pujari service needed

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

Jan 20 2011 Srila Prabhupadas letter to the president of USA

Payonidhi das: Several thousand years ago a great pious emperor ruled over this planet. He was a descendant of the great Kuru dynasty and the grandson of Arjuna, the hero of the Bhagavad-gita and the personal associate of the Lord, Sri Krishna

Jan 20 2011 24-hr. kirtan festival feb. 5 and 6 berkeley

Miko Armon: We, the devotees of the Berkeley Temple, invite you to a 24-hr. Kirtan Festival Feb. 5th and 6th from 12noon-12noon. Chant, Sing, Dance, Music, Love and Devotion. Hare Krishna!

Jan 20 2011 Help required/seva opportunity

Sri Rangavati and Ali: My wife and i are looking for help in the household for 3 months. We just got our daughter Taruni, born on the 1st of January this year and are struggling somewhat with the household; my wife had sassarian and is recuperating too slow

Jan 20 2011 Krishna’s Crosswords

Jagadvira das: Krishna's Crosswords Number 6 "RUKMINI" Transcendental Fun For All Ages http://krishnas-crosswords.webeden.co.uk/
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