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August 2008
Response to Honey or Vinegar
by Vamsee Krishna
Posted August 31, 2008

Gaurav, I am sorry for the experience you had.

ISKCON folks (particularly those who were not raised in India) should understand that in most Indian families, the Lord is being worshipped for many generations. That some ISKCON people stay in the temple or get initiated, does not mean that they have the cultural component associated with Indians. So be cautious when you handle people from India.



New Children's Website
by Yamini devi dasi
Posted August 29, 2008


Please visit our new website "KidsRsouls2.net":

Click Here

KidsRsouls2.net is a new site with videos and songs for children. We plan to add Poetry and Story Time.

Yamini's new CD "Meeting Lord Chaitanya" is now available on iTunes. (Search "Joie Frye" or "Meeting Lord Chaitanya")



Honey or Vinegar - a Comment
by Bhakta Raj Prabhu das
Posted August 28, 2008

I'd like to comment on the article, "Honey or Vinegar - How Do We Treat Our Guests?", written by Gaurav Duggal on August 17th.

I've been a devotee - albeit, not a perfect one - since the early 70's, and although I make no claim to sainthood, I was raised by good, decent parents, and they gave me a basic concept of the difference between right and wrong behavior. That having been said, the conduct of the devotees in whatever temple Gaurav had visited was really uncalled for. (Click here for the full article)



Janmasthami At ISKCON Ludhiana
by Bhakta Kaplish
Posted August 26, 2008


Sri Krishna Janmashtmi was celebrated on 24th

August 08 at ISKCON, Ludhiana. 1008 bhoga of different varieties was offered to Their Lordships. This year every devotees who came for Darshan got an opportunity of Abhishek. Long queue of people were seen for Darshan and Abhishek. People had to wait for one hour to reach at Abhishek stage. It took about ten days to make a huge water proof pandal. Three stages were set up in the ground one for Abhishek, second for Altar of Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra and third for Kirtana. (Click here for the full article)



Illumination TV Janmastami DVD
by Dhruva Maharaja dasa
Posted August 25, 2008


Now you can hear about Lord Krsna's advent directly from Srila Prabhuapda while watching Krsna's pastimes in video format with subtitles inlcuded! Illumination TV's Festival Series with English subtitles and accompanying photos during Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Janmastami Festival, recorded December 21, 1973 in London, England is available for download at sadhusanga.com/node/239.



Krishna.com's Janmastami Celebration
by krishna.com
Posted August 23, 2008

We're happy to invite you to join us at Krishna.com on August 24 for our 3rd Annual world-wide Janmastami Celebration.

This year, we'll be broadcasting live, streaming video from the celebrations in Alachua, Florida and London, England. This is a new feature we'd like to increase next year to include many more temples, including Vrindavan.

We've also helped eighteen temples set up their own webcams, so the worldwide online community will be able to witness different temples' Janmastami celebrations (one after another, in different time zones) throughout the whole day. (Click here for the full article)



Looking for Peaceful Accommodations
by Ananta
Posted August 23, 2008

Initiated devotee couple (34 and 30 years old) currently looking for a peaceful living situation. We would like to have some privacy but do not mind sharing the property with some other devotees, preferably some guest house or a part of the house with a separate entrance. We are mellow, dedicated to devotional life and principles. We have our own business and are able to maintain ourselves and be prompt on monthly payments. We would like to be part of a community of devotees and/or create one. We have a lot of creative projects that we would like to share with like-minded people. Please contact us at (323) 979 79 99 for any ideas or suggestions or write to : babajibook@gmail.com.



Vraja Mandala Parikrama Schedule
by Gaura Krishna (das) LOK (India)
Posted August 22, 2008

ISKCON - VRAJ MANDAL PARIKRAMA 2008 - TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Microsoft Word Document .doc, 45kB)



The Women of the Mahabharata
by Bhakta Wallace Dorian
Posted August 18, 2008


A world premiere adaptation by Wallace Dorian
Directed by Jonathan Warman
Choreographed by Dina Denis

October 9 - 26
Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM
Saturday and Sunday at 3PM

Roy Arias Theatre 2
616 Ninth Ave, between 43rd and 44th St
NYC

Please come and see a fantastical telling of a mythological 5,000 year old war, fought between 2 sets of cousins for a kingdom and a beautiful woman. In this play, actresses live the story, modern and South Asian dancers add to the emotions, and multi-media sets the atmosphere.



Honey or Vinegar - How Do We Treat Our Guests?
by Gaurav Duggal
Posted August 17, 2008

For the last three days, I had the opportunity to visit a small ISKCON temple for the morning darshan-arati at 7:30 a.m. I have utmost reverence for the Lord and pray regularly and sincerely. I had been quite excited to participate. Afterwards, two prabhus very lovingly asked me to participate in prasadam, which is served after arati at 8:00 a.m.

On the second day I had mentioned to a temple devotee that I would be off work for two weeks until August 28 and that I would like to attend the morning arati as regularly as I could. I asked another prabhu at the temple if I could be of any service, but he told me: "Not yet." (Click here for the full article)



Renovation Work Needed
by Daniel Kraus
Posted August 16, 2008

I am looking for workers who are capable to renovate an old timbered house close to Heidelberg, Germany. I prefer devotees but would also be glad if you could recommend a company or workers from an east euorpean country. I heard that especially in Poland there are many experts for timbered houses. Ideal would be a group of workers who know each other and who are specialized in different fields of renovation. The most difficult part of the different kinds of works that have to be done is the restauration of a ceiling: (Click here for the full article)



Vedic Society And the Third Gender
by Navanitacora das
Posted August 15, 2008

The Vedic literature is supreme, and unsurprisingly it it offers a very deep understanding of gender categories and sexual orientation. A verse from the Srimad Bhagavatam states that there are three states of gender identity: female, male and "none of both" (nobhayam), which Srila Prabhupada translated as "neutral eunuch."

maya hy esa maya srista
yat pumamsam striyam satim
manyase nobhayam yad vai
hamsau pasyavayor gatim

"Sometimes you think yourself a man, sometimes a chaste woman and sometimes a neutral eunuch. This is all because of the body, which is created by the illusory energy. This illusory energy is My potency, and actually both of us — you and I — are pure spiritual identities. (Click here for the full article)



Sri Krishna Janmastami Festival At Murari Sevaka Farm
by Murari-Sevaka Farm-ISKCON Mandir
Posted August 14, 2008


The Appearance Day of Lord Krishna
Murari-Sevaka Farm-ISKCON Mandir
Saturday August 30th, 2008

Schedule

  • 5:00 am Homa-fire sacrifice
    ahuti 108 names of Lord Krishna
  • 3:00 pm bhajans
  • 4:00 pm abhiseka-bathing ceremony
  • 4:30 pm krishna katha- class by Dina Bandhu Prabhu
  • 5:30 pm jhulan yatra-swing festival and bhajans by Dina Bandhu Prabhu. Everyone is welcome to swing Lord Krishna!
  • 6:00 pm maha aratic by His Holiness Hanumat Preshak Swami
  • 6:30 pm prasadam feast- free multi-course vegetarian dinner

(Click here for the full article)



Remembering Jahnavi Prabhu
by Krisna Avatara das
Posted August 12, 2008

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jahnavi prabhu. As a founding director of Children of Krishna, she was a tireless advocate for the welfare of children. As a woman and a mother she conveyed a balance to the organization that was invaluable.

When she assumed the role of Executive Director, she brought with her certain attributes that strengthened its effectiveness. Her passion for justice and equality was inspiring. (Click here for the full article)



In Memoriam - Jahnavi Jennifer Haggard
by Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner, Minister of Communication, Former Chairperson, Children of Krishna
Posted August 11, 2008

(May 27, 1972-August 9, 2008)

Religious movements are historical, sociological, philosophical, and hopefully, divine phenomenon. They are also the sum total of the contributions, influence and sacrifices of many men and women, both big and small.

In the history yet to be written of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, (ISKCON) many persons will be noted for their contributions, both positive and negative, to this great social enterprise. Many persons may be forgotten. I would like to offer a few words of appreciation for one young woman whose contribution should not be lost in the pages of time. She is the stuff great societies are made of. (Click here for the full article)



Balarama Activities Book
by Urmila devi dasi
Posted August 8, 2008

Balaram Activity Book (.pdf file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, file size 1.53Mb) Activities and stories about Lord Balarama! Lots of fun things to do for children aged 2-18.

Here are many stories about Balarama, along with activities about the stories. The story activities were created by the Hare Krishna School in Auckland, New Zealand, under the direction of Prana dasa. There are also dozens of Balarama-centered activities in the areas of scripture, Deity worship, devotee association, holy places, and Balarama's holy name. Have some transcendental fun!



Vaishnave Retreat 08
by vaishnaviretreat.org
Posted August 6, 2008

ANNOUNCING THE 2008

ANNUAL FALL RETREAT FOR VAISHNAVIS

FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN

A SATSANG HIGHLIGHTING THE HEART

Especially for followers and well-wishers of Srila Prabhupada

Dates: Fri. Oct. 10,t,h Sat. Oct. 11,th Sun. Oct. 12th

Place: New Vrindaban Community , West Virginia

(Located in the Appalachian foothills - nearest airport: Pittsburgh ) (Click here for the full article)



'Mataji' Must Never Mean Contempt
by Stritama dasi (Hawaii)
Posted August 5, 2008

Hypocrisy and misogyny are alive and well at this year's Kuli Mela just concluded at Radhadesh in Belgium. The misogyny from the first generation has been passed down to the second and third generations. I ask: when will it end?

My daughter, an excellent football (soccer) player, having played since she was 7 years old, was literally run off the field by her 'godbrothers' at the Kuli Mela, all the while being called 'mataji'. What hypocrisy! Who would treat their mother in this manner?

To avoid completely falling on her head after having being slammed, she had grasped a young man's jersey. (Click here for the full article)



Average Soul Performing
by Michael Cassidy
Posted August 1, 2008


Please plan to come out to The Perry Hall Folk Music Night: 9515 Belair Road - Baltimore MD 21236 - 410-256-6479
Saturday, Aug. 2nd at 7:30 PM and hear us play.

If you haven't been, it's a friendly venue with an upbeat crowd.

Neil Zimmerman, the organizer, is a sincere advocate of original music in the Baltimore area.

We first met when passing through Baltimore in 2004 and had a great time at the Folk Music Night. (Click here for the full article)



  Japa Hour in Mayapur
by Vrindavan dasa
Posted August 31, 2008


As part of our effort to learn japa, and for the pleasure of Gaura Nitai that we worship at home, I am offering generous donations to those devotees who are willing to spend at least one hour per day to regularly chant Japa in front of Gaura Nitai in my apartment. Its easy! Just choose a time convenient for you, and come to chant!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Vrindavan dasa at gauranagar@hotmail.com

(Click here for the full article)



In the Blog World:
All My Rounds Before 6am

by Dandadhrk dasa
Posted August 29, 2008

I will start tomorrow morning at 3a.m and see what it is like to chant my rounds before 6 o`clock.

Sounds funny?

Well, I am not a temple devotee. I used to be, but now I am a grhasta and very busy. I work in shifts and have practically no sadhana, which is of course not a good thing. I found out, if I chant after work or even in the evening, it is really troublesome.

So this attempt is to reastablish my chanting and really take advantage of the brahma muhurta. I will raise at 3, take a shower, and chant eight rounds (Click here for the full article)



Gandharvaloka
by Debbie Llewellyn
Posted August 28, 2008

Does anyone have a copy of the beautiful collection of bhajans called Gandharvaloka by Jayasachinandan das? We used to listen to this in the 1970s, but everyone who had a copy was ordered to destroy it, round about 1980 or so, apparently due to offences by the singer. But devotion was undoubtedly there when it was recorded, and I would love to hear it again. If anyone can help please email kundalata_dasi@yahoo.com. I will be happy to pay expenses and postage.



In Praise of Mother Jahnavi
by Padmapani das
Posted August 26, 2008


It has recently come to my attention that Mother Jahnavi Devi, a great devotee of Lord Krishna and His devotees, has come to leave this material world of suffering and pain.

About ten years ago, I had an extended amount of exchange with her while dealing with some abuse issues in ISKCON, and I was most impressed and relieved to have met and befriended such a sweet and understanding soul as Mother Jahnavi Devi. Although she was apparently very young at the time, her wisdom and genuine compassion far exceeded her physical years, and she offered advice and help so rare that even a sage of 100 years old (Click here for the full article)



Recording Studio Wanted
by Lilananda (das) ACBSP (Alachua, FL - US)
Posted August 25, 2008

I am looking for a recording studio in Calcutta or Bangladesh. Please contact me at Lilananda.ACBSP@pamho.net.



Philadelphia Ratha Yatra 2008
by Ramacharan Dasa
Posted August 23, 2008


WEB: WWW.PHILLYRATHAYATRA.COM
EMAIL: PHILLYRATHAYATRA@GMAIL.COM

Date: September 13, 2008 (11 AM - 7 PM)

Ratha Yatra Location: Love Park, Philadelphia PA

Festival of India Location:
Eakin's Oval, Philadelphia Art Museum,
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2302

Temple Address:
41 W Allens Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119,
Phone- 215 247 4825 / 215 247 4601
WWW.ISKCONPHILADELPHIA.COM

FREE VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FEAST

The Parade of Chariots will begin at 12 noon near Love Park in Center City Philadelphia at 15th and JFK Boulevard. (Click here for the full article)



BHAKTI Kids Online Course
by Achyuta Krishna dasa
Posted August 22, 2008

BhaktiStudies is glad to announce the start of an online course for kids per details below:

Course Objective: To promote Krishna Consciousness centered education which helps children at their schools and also help develop spiritually.

Date: Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5, 2008

Curriculum: MS Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Slokas, Bhajans, Sanskrit alphabets and Tulasi seva.

All course contents have presentation and test assignments for kids. (Click here for the full article)



House At Radha-Kunda
by Ananda
Posted August 18, 2008


Devotees wishing to migrate to the most sacred corner of Braja Mandala will be happy to know of a beautiful spot and a house at Radhakund. Built in the spring of 2007, the house, with 220 square yards of land and a beautiful garden with good soil and sweet water is located a five minute walk away from the sacred ponds, near the water tanks.

The walled property is located on a walled area developed by Pal Babu, an elderly Bengali gentleman, investor and a long-time devotee. Ideal for devotees owing to strict standards on to whom the land is sold, you can expect to live in a peaceful environment full of devotees, aloof from the often chaotic local suburbs, protected by heavy three-meter walls and a high iron gate. (Click here for the full article)



Offering Krishna a Cord
by Vrindavan dasa
Posted August 17, 2008


Pavitraropana Dvadasi is the festival of offering Lord Krishna a garland made of threads. By doing so, one completes a year of worship, atones for deficiencies in worship, and increases purity. Just like other Ekadasis, one can be redeemed of sinful reactions by fasting and staying up on this special day.

We ordered a spool of silk cocoon filament, which we then twisted into 1x3 threads using a fan motor to speed up the process. Then again, we twisted the 1x3 strands into 3x3. After the thread was purified, we tied knots to create beautiful silk garlands for Sri Caitanya. (Click here for the full article)



Making Prabhupada Smile
by Padmapani das
Posted August 16, 2008


It's been more than six years now since we've been online at The Prabhupada Connection website. A lot has happened since we started in March of 2002. But firstly, a big thanks go out to all of you who have so kindly stuck with us through thick and thin -- and admittedly, it's been rather thin around here during the past few years. Life has a way of unfolding all by itself, and strictly on its own terms. The miracle is that we're still here, by Srila Prabupada's causeless mercy and the kind wishes of the devotees and friends who have written letters, offerings, e-mails and guestbook entries throughout the years. (Click here for the full article)



English to Spanish Translation Service
by Draupati Singh
Posted August 15, 2008

Those of you who would like your messages and books to reach the large Spanish audience, there is a translating service available. Shyama Kishori dasi is offering her service translating from English to Spanish. She will charge a reasonable fee, nothing as high as what the professionals charge - It will be subject to discussion. Sorry she cannot offer this as a free service. She is unemployed and needs the extra cash to help support her two kids and her household.

Please write to her email address with your enquiries. shyamakishoridd@gmail.com.



Second "Om Shanti Retreat"
by Caru das
Posted August 15, 2008


Click Here



Service Opportunity, Almviks Gard Sweden
by Labangalatika dasi
Posted August 14, 2008

Almviks Gard, New Caitanya Candrodaya mandir, is beautifully situated in the peaceful countryside south of Stockholm, Sweden. Ours is a stable grhasta community originally established in 1980 as an ISKCON farming community. Since then we have developed into a village of grhastas, about 15 families, in the middle of which the temple where our Deities Sri Sri Pancha Tattva preside. The setting is simple and rural, a good place for simple living and high thinking.

At this time, we are able to offer the right devotee(s) the opportunity to serve as cook/pujari. Presently our temple crew is down to three devotees, whereas ideally there is service for five persons. (Click here for the full article)



A Helpful Tip for Vaisnavas About Japanese Miso Broth
by Vrindavan dasa
Posted August 12, 2008

Here's a helpful tip for those devotees who drink Japanese miso broth, and tips for how to cook it in such a way that is appropriate for Vaisnavas.

Miso broth keep at warm temperature for 6 or 7 hours actually starts to produce alcohol! Similar to apple juice at room temperature, and so on. However, miso broth at just under boiling, 95 degrees C, can go for 6 or 7 hours without producing any alcohol at all. Just something to remember any time you make miso broth in the future. Important to bring the water to a full boil, 100 degrees C, before you add the miso and then don't leave it sitting at too low a temperature for too long. (Click here for the full article)



Former Leader of Children of Krishna Passes Away
by Children of Krishna
Posted August 11, 2008

Alachua, Florida-Jahnavi Haggard, former Executive Director of Children of Krishna, a non-profit organization formed in 1996 to support second generation Krishna youth with grants for education and counseling, passed away on Saturday, August 9th, at the age of 36. She died at her home in Alachua, Florida, from a heart attack resulting from complications of her life-long struggle with diabetes.

Jahnavi was a Krishna devotee from the age of 4, when her parents joined the Hare Krishna movement's western world headquarters in Los Angeles, California. She attended Krishna parochial schools, or gurukulas, until the age of 14, when she transferred to public schools and studied there through high school. (Click here for the full article)



Women Were Instrumental in Kuli Mela
by Kapila Monet
Posted August 7, 2008

I would like to apologize to Stritama dasi on behalf of the organizers of Kuli Mela for the insult to her daughter in the heat of a game ("'Mataji' Must Never Mean Contempt", August 5). The other organizers and I had not been aware of this situation, nor was it brought to our attention at the time. If it had been, we would have certainly asked the boy to correct his communication.

I am grieved to see a personal insult in the heat of a game translate into a wider statement about the Kuli Mela just recently held. At the Kuli Mela, more than half the key members of the organizing team are young women, without whom the event would have been impossible — all of whom were properly respected, both as Vaishnava women and as fellow organizers. (Click here for the full article)



Looking for Deities
by Ganga dasi
Posted August 6, 2008

My name is Ganga Dasi. I am looking for deities of Sri Sudarshan, Lakshmi Hayagriva, Dhanvantari, Hanuman, Radha Krishna for my home shrine. If you have such Deities that you would be willing to donate to a loving devotee, please e-mail me at gangadasi@live.com.



Devotee Student Seeks Assistance
by Ganga-gati dasi
Posted August 5, 2008

My daughter Shantipur is happy to have been accepted as a student at the Bhaktivedanta College at Radhadesha in Belgium this September. The college has granted her a partial scholarship, and she is working at a devotee business to raise laksmi. She is in need of further assistance. She requires warm winter clothing, a laptop computer, travel and general-maintenance laksmi, and she also hopes to come home at least once to attend her childhood friend's wedding. (Click here for the full article)



Seva Opportunities for ISKCON Prison Ministries
by Bhakta Jerry
Posted August 3, 2008

Database development - Currently we have a database that is not very functional. We need someone with more db management experience to create a db to keep track of inmates, books shipped, donations, etc. The db should be able to print invoices for shipments and labels which will require knowledge of VBA. If possible, it would be nice to bring the db online using ASP.

Administrator of correspondence courses - Prior to Mukta Kesa Prabhu's departure in 2007, he was administering many correspondence courses to inmates including Bhagavad-gita (several different levels), Coming Back, Science of Self-Realization, etc. IPM has not been able to continue this necessary service since Mukta Kesa's departure. (Click here for the full article)



Musical Instruments Needed
by Nitika Parmar, Los Angeles
Posted August 1, 2008

I am looking for a harmonium and a mrdanga (fibreglass preferably) for the pleasure of my Ladoo-Gopalji. If anyone has any extra ones and would like to donate, please contact me at: nitika.parmar@csuci.edu

If you will not be able to donate but would rather like to sell them, kindly let me know the cost (including shipping). Much thanks for your generosity.



  In the News:
'Krishna Janmastami' At Udupi

by Karnataka News
Posted August 31, 2008

Udupi, Karnataka — Sri Krishna Leelotsav, part of Krishna Janmastami, was celebrated with religious fervour and fanfare in this famous temple town. A large number of devotees and other people witnessed the important annual festival at the Lord Krishna Temple here.

The presiding deity, Lord Krishna, was specially decorated with 'Vajrakavacham' (diamond armour). Long queues for a darshan of the Lord were seen at the temple since the morning.

Several foreigners — including those from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) — also participated. (Click here for the full article)



Indian Fashion Icon Designs for Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari
by Parijata devi dasi
Posted August 29, 2008


Manish Malhotra offering respects to Srila Prabhupada

The festivities at Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Temple (ISKCON Juhu) are reputed to be one of the largest Krishna Janmashtami celebrations in world. An estimated million people attended the two day festival at Hare Krishna Land at Mumbai.

This year the Supreme Lord adorned outfits designed by none other than fashion icon and designer Manish Malhotra. Manish is reputed as the King of Indian Fashion. In 2007, Manish had designed outfits Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari, Sri Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanunam and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai on the occasion of Radhastami - Sri Krishna's consorts Sri Radha's appearance day. (Click here for the full article)



Spiritual Books for Sale
by Louise Jones
Posted August 28, 2008

Please visit the following link to view books I have for sale on ebay.

search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZvillageindia

My ebay user name is Villageindia in case the link does not work for you.

I am selling used books in excellent condition and some new books due to economic situation. You can contact me thru my ebay auctions with any questions. Thank you.



For Sale
by Jagannatha Das
Posted August 26, 2008

I have many old BTGs from as far back as the 1970's in good condition. Original print SBs, and other books by Prabhupada. Send enquiries about prices to jpbansal@cox.net and tell me what you need.



In the News:
AZ Governor Issues Janmasthami Proclamation

by Prayag Narayan Misra
Posted August 25, 2008

For the third year in a row, Bhaktin Janet (Napolitano)- as His Holiness Ganapati Swami Maharaja says- the Governor of Arizona, U S A - issued another Proclamation for Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Saturday August 23, 2008.

In fact, she is the first ever government official anywhere in the world to issue a Proclamation for Sri Krishna Janmashtami.

The BhaktiVedanta Cultural Center and Temple in Phoenix, known as Hare Krishna Mandir is the oldest Center, established in 1996. It is the first Hindu Temple in Arizona and has inspired other Temples which have been established later on to fulfill spiritual needs of Hindus and others in Arizona. Please visit www.ISKCONPhoenix.com. (Click here for the full article)



Happy Janmastami!
by chakra.org
Posted August 23, 2008

For beautiful darshans, please visit:

www.vrindavandarshan.com/

and

www.mayapur.com/

and click on Daily darshan gallery

For a webcam view, please go to: www.mayapur.com/main/webcams



Reprinted 1972 Bhagavad-Gita
by Aprakrita dasa
Posted August 23, 2008


Few words to let you know that Srila Prabhupada's original 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is Complete Edition has been reprinted in a beautiful edition (size: 5" X 7.5") with the original cover and 48 original color plates.

Srila Prabhupada said: "I am encouraged that he is taking interest in selling our Bhagavad-gita As It Is. You may all try to distribute this book as far as possible and it will be a great service to our movement. If any sincere person reads this book I think that he will be impressed by the solid footing on which our Krishna Consciousness is based. All of the nonsense Bhagavad-gitas that deny Krishna are simply bluffs so if one is intelligent he is sure to get some inkling of the authorized nature of our Krishna Conscious philosophy. (Click here for the full article)



Gauri Das Apologizes to His Former Students
by Sanaka Rsi das
Posted August 22, 2008

On Sunday morning I met with Gauri das at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, I have to say that, although I had some reservations, I was pleasantly surprised.

Gauri das apologized for the pain and suffering he caused me when he was my teacher in Gurukula. He also apologized for taking so many years to acknowledge the distress I endured due to his actions and to offer a suitable apology.

My impression is that he was genuine; I am satisfied and feel much relieved; his apology has helped me greatly to let go and forgive him. (Click here for the full article)



Visit New Vrajamandala, Spain in August
by ISKCON, Spain
Posted August 17, 2008

Poster (.pdf 453kB)

Please join us for the following events:

  • 23th / Goshala Party.
  • 24th / Janmastami 2008, 25° Anniversary.
  • 25th/ Prabhupada Appearance Day.

and the 25th anniversary of their lordships Sri Sri Radha Govinda Chandra. This year, exactly 25 years ago the Deities were installed. We are going to celebrate this with a memorable festival. We will have the presence of H.H Subhag Swami, H.H Kadamba Kanana Swami, H.G Vaiyasaki Prabhu and many more. (Click here for the full article)



Memories DVD Set Volume 3
by Illumination Television
Posted August 16, 2008


Illumination Television is proud to announce the packaging of "Memories of Srila Prabhupada" Part 43-48 into a third volume set. For all the devotees who have the two volumes up to Part 42, now is the opportunity to complete the series to date with this new 6 DVD set. The devotees include:

Rupa-Vilasa, Caru das, Tejiyas, Gokularanajana, Udayananda, Arjuna, (Click here for the full article)



Looking for House in Mayapur
by Santanu Saha
Posted August 15, 2008

If any one interested in selling a free standing house in Mayapur's Housing Complex, please contact santanusaha@hotmail.com.



Restaurant For Sale, Santa Rosa, CA
by Agnideva das
Posted August 14, 2008

After successfully operating Govinda's for 20 plus years Agnideva dasa is retiring and selling his vegetarian restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA. This is an established business with a steady clientele. Prime location in Sonoma County one hour north of San Francisco right next door to a health food store and 2 buildings from the Santa Rosa Junior College, one of the best Community Colleges in California. Seats 64 indoors with an outdoor patio that seats 10. Only serious inquiries please call (707) 486-8646.



The Heart of Hinduism
by Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp)
Posted August 12, 2008


This shows, from several different angles, how the essence and heart of Hinduism reaches is ultimatum in Vaishnavism or Krishna Consciousness. A great preaching tool.

This is a definitive and easy to understand guide to the essential as well as devotional heart of the Vedic/Hindu philosophy. You will see the depths of wisdom and insights that are contained within this profound spiritual knowledge. This presentation contains numerous references from a variety of the ancient Vedic texts to provide a direct view of the spiritual knowledge that they hold. Thus, it is especially good for anyone who lacks the time to research the many topics that are contained within the numerous Vedic manuscripts and to see the advantages of knowing them. (Click here for the full article)



The Passing Away of Jahnavi Dasi
by Indupati das
Posted August 11, 2008


Jahnavi dasi (Jennifer Haggard) of Alachua, daughter of Pavitra dd (ACBSP) and former director of Children of Krishna, has passed away this morning, August 8, 2008.

We are asking for prayers and well-wishes from all the Vaisnavas and Vaisnavis.

Jahnavi had been suffering from many complications from her diabetes and her surgeries and was in and out of the hospital regularly. She was being tended to by a nurse in her home when she suddenly left.

Please also keep her mother, Pavitra dd, and her son, Abhimanyu, in your prayers. (Click here for the full article)



Beautiful Ashram for Sale in Navadvipa
by Xiromantu
Posted August 6, 2008


Location: A five minute walk from the Prachin Mayapur Janmasthan of Gauranga Mahaprabhu attached to the main road just on the Ganga's bank on the northen side of Navadvipa.

This ashram has a two-story house and an attractive mandir on 3 bighas of property (ABOUT ONE ACRE). It has lush gardens and a beautiful view overlooking the Ganga. (Click here for the full article)



Mexican Rathayatra in Tijuana
by Mahananda Nitai das
Posted August 5, 2008


The Vaishnava community of northwestern Mexico (Baja California) and the southwestern United States is sponsoring their fifth annual Rathayatra on Sunday, August 31. Featured artists this year include singesr Krsna Priya Kalele and Sai y Mohan, along with the Temple Bhajan Band.

Tijuana temple devotees suggest that those arriving by private vehicles from north of the border should take the freeway 5 or 805 south to the border, take the last U.S. exit and park on the United States side, then walk into Mexico and follow the signs to Revolución Avenue. (Click here for the full article)



Care for Cows August Newsletter 2008
by Kurma Rupa (das) ACBSP (Vrindavan - IN)
Posted August 3, 2008

Our August 2008 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.

(careforcows.org/downloads/newsletters_0).

In this edition of 24 pages (2.5 MB) we present:

  1. Photos and reports on two bull calves born at CFC.

  2. Progress reports on two injured bulls.

  3. How Dr. Lavania saved Radha Kund Ma by removing a cancerous horn.

  4. Our dear Chameli's departure.

(Click here for the full article)



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