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December 2005
Some Food for Thought On Food for Life
by Devaki Nandana das
Posted December 31, 2005

I found Satyahit prabhu's article on prasadam distribution in Hawaii intriguing. It's wonderful to see such dedicated Vaisnavas in Srila Prabhupada's movement. Srila Prabhupada once said, "If you feel at all indebted to me, then preach vigorously like me."

I sensed, perhaps unfairly, a little animosity (Click here for the full article)

Salvation From the Material World
by Padmapani das
Posted December 30, 2005

On November 2nd, 1974, ex-Beatle George Harrison launched his North American tour in Vancouver, Canada. Since George was a follower of Krishna consciousness, the Vancouver devotees were eager to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books and magazines to local fans attending the concert. George was expected to play a number of hits from his latest record ("Living in the Material World"), which contained many songs of devotion to the Lord: (Click here for the full article)

Invitation for Sri Gauradhama Parikrama March 8-15, 2006
by Kishore Krishna Dasa
Posted December 29, 2005

This year, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja is personally inviting and arranging for all devotees to observe Sri Navadvipa-mandala Parikrama in the holy land of Sri Navadvipa-dhama.

For seven days, from March 8th to 15th, we will be stepping onto the pages of the Caitanya-caritamrita and going on a walking pilgrimage (Click here for the full article)

Division's Among Devotees
by Athmun
Posted December 28, 2005

Recently I have become very concerned about the waning of the quality of devotion in general :

Pls could you draw a variety of comments including the official GBC view on the letter below in light of the important issue of divisions among the devotees. The letter is addressed to Srila Prabhupada (Click here for the full article)

'Food for Life' Conquers Leicester
by Sanjeev Mistry
Posted December 27, 2005

The Hare Krishna Centre for Vedic Studies in Leicester, UK, has launched a unique prasadam distribution programme at the University and City Centre. Prasadam, which is cooked at the Centre and offered to the presiding deities Sri Sri Nitai Saci-Sundar (Click here for the full article)

Free Spiritual Video Library
by Bhushan Nityananda dasa
Posted December 24, 2005

We would like to announce the free spiritual Web Video Library at gaurangapada.org/ for the pleasure of the devotees, for the online viewing and download of full-length video discourses of Shrila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Swami from Shri Jagannatha Puri Dhama on Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata (Click here for the full article)

Japa-retreat In the Swiss Alps
by Krishna candra das with Tridandi Maharaja and Krishna Candra das
Posted December 23, 2005

We would like to invite you for a real spiritual experience. Many of us are already practising spiritual life for many years, and we all heard in many lectures and have also read in many books that the Holy Name of our Lords is the essence of our life. But have we already dedicated one week completely to the Holy Name? We do so many activities in this world, but why have we so little time for the essence of all existence?

If you want a real spiritual adventure then come to our japa-retreat in our Alp Ashram in the swiss mountains. (Click here for the full article)

2006 Srila Prabhupada Disciples Reunion In Sridhama Mayapur
by Jayadavaita Swami
Posted December 23, 2005

Since last year's reunion of Srila Prabhupada disciples turned out to be a good success, this year we are planning to do it again. (Click here for the full article)

In the News:
South African Hare Krishna Temple To Open

by Tasnim Langry, Durban, South Africa Post
Posted December 23, 2005

It's all systems go for the official opening of the newly-built multimillion-rand Hare Krishna Temple at the corner of Longbury Drive and Pandora Street, Phoenix in KwaZulu, Natal, South Africa.

Organisers are gearing for the religious programmes on the New Year weekend. First on the lineup is the chariot procession of Lord Jagannath (Click here for the full article)

Dining Club Manager In Miami Florida
by Dharma dasa
Posted December 23, 2005

The Miami Temple has a unique position available for a person who is qualified and interested in managing a "for members only" Dining Club. The primary duty of the Dining Club manager is to develop and expand the present membership of the Dining Club. The Dining Club manager 's other duties includes (Click here for the full article)

Festival 2006 Mini Market -- a Transcendental Shopping Spree
by Ananda Bardhan dasa
Posted December 22, 2005

Devotional wares and more will be on sale at the Festival Mini Market, February 27 - March 15. You'll find rare and hard-to-find items, as well as most of the standard paraphernalia you want and need to enhance your sadhana and enliven your service! (Click here for the full article)

Mayapur 2006: Please Book Now
by Janmastami dasa
Posted December 21, 2005

With an extra special lineup of powerful seminars ecstatic festivities, and enhanced entertainment, the 2006 Mayapur Festival is expected to draw record numbers. Accommodations are quickly filling up, so we encourage you to book your room requirements as soon aspossible so that you can successfully make the desired arrangements. (Click here for the full article)

In the News:
World Hindus Furious as Russian Archbishop Calls Lord Krishna an 'Evil Demon'

Posted December 14, 2005

Hindus all over the world have expressed outrage and anger after a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Nikon called the Hindu God, Lord Krishna an 'evil demon' around the time of Indian Prime Minister's state visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Putin. (Click here for the full article)

Computer Repair Business for Sale Or Rent In Alachua
by Jalakara das (ACBSP)
Posted December 12, 2005

We own a computer repair business known as Alachua Computer Doctor, which is situated on Main Street in devotee-friendly Alachua, Florida.

It has been established for ten years and has a large base of repeat customers as well as an excellent reputation for skill and integrity. In addition to in-shop repairs (about 100 per month), we also custom-build computers, network, do on-site service, etc. We are the leading repair center in the region, as well as the oldest. (Click here for the full article)

Prison Preaching Needs Help
by Bhakta Jerry
Posted December 11, 2005

In 1962 Srila Prabhupada wrote as one of the goals in the prospectus for his proposed League of Devotees (the precursor to ISKCON): "To take charge of moral upliftment by spiritual process even for the criminals and prisoners of state, and to accept all kinds of help and facilities from the police and government concerned." (Click here for the full article)

Where Are All the Bhaktas?
by Gregory Kirk & Family, Toronto Canada
Posted December 11, 2005

Having come to ISKCON in the early 90's, I wanted to share a little of my journey that I know is individual but not isolated. I want to encourage all who read this not to read it with me finding any fault or blame and without criticism, and some will say "Oh! its just his karma", but I am not directing this to any one temple or anyone in particular. (Click here for the full article)

Looking for a Female Assistant
by Malati dasi (ACBSP)
Posted December 9, 2005

I am looking for a female assistant who would ideally be available from March/April 2006 though October 2006 (longer would be welcomed, but at least this time frame).

Practical skills and abilities would include: (Click here for the full article)

Spiritual Warriorship: the Celebration Of the Life And Legacy Of Bhakti Tirtha Swami
by Prema devi dasi
Posted December 8, 2005

The Institute for Applied Spiritual Technology of Washington, DC/Maryland announces the memorial tribute to His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami on January 21, 2006, at the Blackburn University Center at Howard University from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Our goal is to capture the essence of His Holiness' key work through the presentation of workshops (Click here for the full article)

The Women Of Mahabharata
by Vedic Theatre Company
Posted December 7, 2005

The Vedic Theatre Company is proud to announce a never-before-seen stage play (and future DVD) for Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON'S 40th Anniversary celebration 2006, entitled, "The Women of Mahabharata" a monodrama. This is a very highly emotional and dramatic adaptation that tells of the Battle of Kuruksetra and the events leading up to the great war from a woman's point of view. But as you know, these six women are not ordinary.

While there are many "non-devotees" actors who want to take part in this ambitious production, we are seeking inquiries from dedicated and enthusiastic devotee actresses, Natyam dancers and 2-3 males who will perform stage combat in MIME as well. Age for actors can be 16-45. (Click here for the full article)

Next Generation Vaisnava Calendar
by Sita-pati das
Posted December 7, 2005

As we heard at the end of October, the venerable VCal program that has served ISKCON so well is being retired. The Next Generation Vaisnava Calendar is now under development, and devotees with skills in IT, especially in programming, are invited to participate in the development. (Click here for the full article)

Friends Of the BBT Newsletter Nov/dec Issue
by Caitanya Dasi (Friends of the BBT)
Posted December 5, 2005

Friends of the BBT Newsletter - Nov/Dec issue
Visit fob.krishna.com/friends/nov2005

International BBT News - Contents: (Click here for the full article)

Apology To Yadunandana Pada Prabhu
by Badrinarayan dasa
Posted December 3, 2005

At our Mayapur GBC meetings this year, I made a comment about Yadunandana Pada prabhu that was both unfair and incorrect. (Click here for the full article)

Wasting Prasadam
by Devaki Nandana Dasa
Posted December 1, 2005

I just wanted to share some ideas on ways we can avoid wasting prasadam. At ones own home it's quite easy. Most of us know how much we and our families eat, and if we have leftovers we can usually put them in the fridge. If there are some leftovers that we don't eat in time and they go bad, they can be fed to animals or even composted. (Click here for the full article)

  Seeking Vastu
by vcows
Posted December 31, 2005

I am currently designing a house for my family with vastu in mind. I am interested to confirm with the learned that my designs are vastu correct. I have been studying vastu books (Click here for the full article)

Celebration Of the Life And Legacy Of B. T. Swami
by The Institute for Applied Spiritual Technology
Posted December 30, 2005

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(Click here for the full article)

Atlanta Temple Seeks Ecstatic Devotees
by Garuda dasa (jr)
Posted December 29, 2005

For the last few years, many changes have been going on, in the ISKCON Atlanta temple, to physically and managerially set Atlanta up for a great future. We are now putting the word out for quality devotees who have a positive additude to come check out this awesome project. (Click here for the full article)

Sri Dham Vraja Mandal Parikrama -- a Neophyte's Realizations
by Aja Govinda das
Posted December 28, 2005

How can I explain the glories of Vraj Mandal Parikrama? It is a transcendental expedition, a month-long journey not just through different villages and towns of Mathura District but also a journey on the path of clearing the garbage of anarthas filled in our hearts. (Click here for the full article)

Srila Prabhupada's Books On Audio
by Amal Bhakta Dasa, Los Angeles, CA
Posted December 27, 2005

Devotees interested in listening to Srila Prabhupada's books may now click on Amal Bhakta Dasa's website -- www.amalbhakta.com -- and find out what he is presently offering in the MP3 format. There are also a few listings of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura's books, such as Harinama Cintamani. (Click here for the full article)

Picture Of Kusakratha Prabhu Needed
by Madhusudani Radha devi dasi
Posted December 24, 2005

We recently received the following request from Dhina Sharana Prabhu:

"As one of the last devotees to manage Kusakratha's Krishna Institute, I'm putting up a Memorial Library website, dedicated to he and his devotional translation service.

Needing a picture of him for the site I searched on Chakra for one I thought I had seen, maybe not. Couldn't find it. (Click here for the full article)

Need Set Of Conch, Lac And Iron Loa
by Kamalasundri devi dasi
Posted December 23, 2005

I am looking for a set of conch, lac and iron loa bangle for my upcoming wedding. I had one set but it was pieced together and the wax melted away with just the bangles sitting in my car for one day. (Click here for the full article)

New Book Links Devotion, Astrology
by Mohini dasi
Posted December 22, 2005

The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology
Paravidya Publications, Bend, Oregon
by Robert A. Koch (419 pages, $33.00 US)

Patraka das, a.k.a. Robert A. Koch, has recently released a book on sidereal (Vedic) astrology. A disciple of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedenta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Patraka das served for two decades (Click here for the full article)

Attract Newcomers By Preaching And Harinama
by Satyahit das
Posted December 21, 2005

One time early on I had written the Honolulu temple president about a vision for spreading Krsna consciousness on the isle of Oahu, utilizing a country agricultural ashram for new people in order to engage them in producing fruits and vegetables and thereby to have another ashram for some new people who might not be acceptable in the city ashram. I think the Honolulu temple has tended to be centered on collecting laksmi over the years, rather than being centered on expanding the number of devotees by various means of simple preaching programs. (Click here for the full article)

Looking for Recipe
by Yalu
Posted December 14, 2005

I was looking for the peanut butter cookies. Do you have one? I love the ones in the Los Angeles Temple.

Yalu annalulu@lilly.humboldt.net

Distribution Of Change Of Heart
by Nirguna dasi
Posted December 12, 2005

On the morning of October 29, over 200 children of Food for Life Vrindavan’s Sandipani Muni School rallied together. They walked through the narrow lanes of Vrindavan’s residential and market areas carrying banners and energetically proclaiming the message “Clean Vrindavan Green Vrindavan”. They enthusiastically handed out thousands of complimentary copies of the booklet “A Change of Heart”. (Click here for the full article)

Baltimore Temple Seeking Pujaris And Preachers
by Gaur Sundar das
Posted December 11, 2005

Positions Available

  1. Head pujari/cook
  2. Pujaris with cooking abilities
  3. Book distributors
  4. College preachers
  5. Fundraisers

Stipend negotiable depending on experience. References required. (Click here for the full article)

World Enlightenment Day Announcement (Dec. 17)
by Vaisesika dasa
Posted December 11, 2005

We have got a great mission to fulfill, and these books and magazines are the torchbearers of Truth which can save the world.
- Srila Prabhupada letter to Ksirodakasayi
- Bombay, January 3, 1972

Every year, on this special day designated as World Enlightenment Day, devotees all over the world organize themselves, coming together to distribute tens of thousands of books in one day. On this special day everyone gets involved with distributing books. (Click here for the full article)

Pujari Opportunity At Columbus Krishna House
by Bhakta Piyush
Posted December 11, 2005

Columbus krishna house is seeking a qualified devotee (Brahmin initiated) for pujari services. Located in Ohio, Columbus is a vibrant city at a driving distance from New Vrindavana, Detroit and Chicago. The devotee would be part of a growing community of college students and devotees from different cultural backgrounds. We offer to pay all expenses/relocation assistance and VISA sponsorship. (Click here for the full article)

On Wasting Prasadam
by Jashoda dulal das, ISKCON Hawaii
Posted December 10, 2005

Here in Honolulu we have a very ambitious college restaurant operating at the University of Hawaii Monday through Friday. As a result a lot of left-over prasadam is generated. To manage the prasadam I go on Food For Life distribution three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (Click here for the full article)

FFL Friends Newsletter Has Moved to a New Service
by Paul Turner (Priya), Director, Food for Life Global
Posted December 9, 2005

We have recently moved our Newsletter to a new eNewsletter service called ( aWeber.com). We feel the new service will benefit both you and Food for Life Global.

Due to the proliferation of unsolicited email, ISPs are now demanding that all emails in any new mailing lists be confirmed.

aWeber has asked us to do this (Click here for the full article)

Radhe Syam's Pujari In Vrndavan Needs Help
by Yughadharma dasa
Posted December 8, 2005

In Vrndavana, there sits a sadhu who is losing his eye sight because of a faulty monster monitor. His name is Bhaktisiddhanta dasa, and he has been serving Radha Shyamasundar for the last 28 years as Their morning pujari. Because he has strictly taken a vow of poverty (Click here for the full article)

Accommodation Available In Vrindavan
by Chhaya dasi
Posted December 7, 2005

I have a small house in Vrindavan ca. 3 km from ISKCON. Rickshaws are available early morning at mangal aarti time. It is a beautiful neighbourhood. (Click here for the full article)

Last Chance for Srila Prabhupada DVD's in Your Language
by Nrsimhananda dasa
Posted December 7, 2005

Last chance to get your language subtitled in the Srila Prabhupada DVD Library being improved and revised by ITV and Iskcon Cinema. The deadline is December 25th. Check out our web page dedicated to subtitling www.itvproductions.net/subtitles to see what is missing from your language.

ITV will not be subtitling for many years (Click here for the full article)

Seeking Information About Cheper Annaniyazova In Turkmenistan
by Hari-kirtana dasa
Posted December 5, 2005

I need your help in acquiring specific information about the case of Cheper Annaniyazova so that a proper request may be submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Based on the only report available, Cheper Annaniyazova's sentence is a violation of several articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Urgent action is required (Click here for the full article)

Looking for Company To Mayapur Festival - 2006
by Bhakta Rathin
Posted December 3, 2005

I am looking for a devotee to travel together to Mayapur and share accommodation during the Mayapur Festival - 2006. I have booked a room with 2 beds and private bath at the Vamsi Bhavan, Mayapur for Indian Rupees 700.00 per night (by sharing it will be $8.00 to $9.00 per night per person) from February 28th to March 15th, 2006. If its only accommodation and for part of the above duration, that's fine too. Please contact if you are interested. Thank you.

Bhakta Rathin
(Rathin Chowdhury)
(516) 302-5001

Confusion Of Names
by Madhava dasa, Alachua, FL
Posted December 1, 2005

In the last week I have had a number of phone calls and devotees coming up to me to either congratulate me or harass me regarding an article written by another "Madhava dasa" posted on your web site. I was wondering if you could please add the residence of the Prabhus who submit articles to help more clearly identify who is actually writing the piece. (Click here for the full article)

  A Letter To Athum
by Gour Govinda das
Posted December 31, 2005

Hari Bol Athmun;

I hope this letter finds you in good spirits and in good health.

Your letter called out to me in a very profound way. This predicament you are in is a well traveled road. (Click here for the full article)

Photos Of Kusakratha Prabhu
by The Chakra Team
Posted December 30, 2005

Thanks to all readers who submitted photos of Kusakratha Prabhu. Here are some for all to enjoy. (Click here for the full article)

Lord Jagannath Ratha Yatra, Tampa Florida, Sunday January 8th, 2006
by Visnu Mohan das
Posted December 29, 2005

We are humbly requesting all members of The New Raman Reti Community to participate in celebration of the first ever Ratha Yatra in Tampa Florida.

On Saturday January 7th, in temple there will be festival installation and welcoming ceremony of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladeva and Subhadra Maharani, newly carved by Mahesh Prabhu (Srila Prabhupada disciple). See program schedule given below: (Click here for the full article)

Hare Krishna Philosophy
by Richard Wyndham
Posted December 28, 2005

I met a Hare Krishna monk today. Just by saying that out loud most people of our culture starts off with a game of association, pairing up not only terms like "sect" and "cult", by this judging not only by looks but also by beliefs. (Click here for the full article)

Sedona Project Making News
by Rama Bhakti devi dasi, Tucson, Arizona
Posted December 27, 2005

Plans for the largest North American temple project in decades have made front page news. The temple complex to be built in Sedona, Arizona is now the talk-of-the-town in the areas in and surrounding the Red Rock country around the Coconino National Forest. Click the image for a full size copy of the article.

Service At Almvik In Sweden
by Almvik
Posted December 24, 2005

We are loooking for devotees that can perform deity worship (altar and kitchen services). Almvik Deities are Sri Sri Panca Tattva. They are receiving 4 food offerings, three big and few smaller arotiks, are dressed two times a day and bathed daily. (Click here for the full article)

New Talavan Multimedia & Web Preaching
by ISKCON New Talavan
Posted December 23, 2005

You may not have heard from us for awhile, but that's because we've been so busy. Not only are we close to repairing the damage from Hurricane Katrina www.newtalavana.org/katrina.htm, but we also have some exciting developments to report in the area of multimedia and web-based preaching. (Click here for the full article)

Here Comes the Sun - the Spiritual And Musical Journey Of George Harrison
by Radha Mohan das
Posted December 22, 2005

Please visit the following website to learn more about the NEW George Harrison book by Yogeshwar prabhu (Joshua Greene): "Here Comes the Sun- The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison". John Wiley & Sons Publishers.

View some of the photos and browse some of the pages online. (Click here for the full article)

Ecstatic Distribution Of Sri Krishna Prasadam
by Malati dasi
Posted December 21, 2005

The hearts of Lord Krishna’s devotees are always engaged in searching for newer and bigger ways of spreading His divine mercy. Enthusiastic distribution of sanctified food items (Krishna Prasad) has often earned us the nickname of the “Kitchen Religion.” Nowhere in the world have I seen this particular seva being done more efficiently, more wide spread, more economically, more innovatively and certainly not more enthusiastically than in the creative project co partnered by ISKCON Juhu, ISKCON Mira Road and ISKCON Chowpatty under the banner of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s, Midday Meals Programme. (Click here for the full article)

In the News:
Food: Krishna, Curry And Bollywood Nights Romantic Films And Krishna's Birthday Feast Add Up To An Indian Food Obsession

by Amber Billingsley, The Catalyst Magazine, Salt Lake City
Posted December 15, 2005

I almost cried at the sight of an unbelievable buffet of vegetarian Indian food. There were creamy turmeric potatoes, spicy chickpeas in a tomato sauce, savory little pastries, chunks of paneer bathed in silky spinach, saffron-flecked basmati rice, bowls of fresh fruit, crispy lentil papadum, and my favorite, sweet semolina pudding with blueberries and pineapple. We ate in silent bliss and drank cups of mango lassi, thanking Shree Krishna for sharing this divine birthday feast with us. (Click here for the full article)

Niles Rathayatra Festival, Michigan, Usa
by Prema Bhakti dasa & Tapati devi dasi (Niles, Michigan USA)
Posted December 14, 2005

Per your repeated requests, for your pleasure and inspiration, as well as for Srila Prabhupada's and the predecessor acaryas' pleasure, we present the pictures from the 2005 Niles, Michigan Rathayatra Festival.

They can be viewed at the following web address:
Click Here
Click Here

May the blissful smiles of Their Lordships Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra Devi shine eternally in your heart of heart.

Service Opportunity - MIHE Communications Director
by Janmastami dasa
Posted December 12, 2005

The Mayapur Institute for Higher Education is rapidly expanding its educational offerings and is looking for a qualified person to head its communications efforts.

Details of this position are provided below:

MIHE Communications Director

Reporting to the MIHE Director and based in Mayapur - the Communications Director will: (Click here for the full article)

Sri Dhama Vraja Mandala Parikrama -- a Neophyte's Realizations
by Aja Govinda das
Posted December 11, 2005

I am completely unqualified to glorify Sri Dhama Vrndavana, the transcendental abode of the Lord. I have only experienced the Parikrama once, whereas so many of you devotees have experienced the Parikrama many more times than me. Therefore, I pray to my Guru Maharaja H.H Hanumatpresaka Swami, all the Vaisnavas, and especially H.H. Lokanath Swami who has inspired me to describe my experience of Vraja Mandala Parikrama.

How can I explain the glories of Vraja Mandala Parikrama? It is a transcendental expedition (Click here for the full article)

'Bee Season' Worth Seeing
by Amara dasa
Posted December 10, 2005

I finally got a chance to see the movie "Bee Season" yesterday and enjoyed it very much. It was refreshing to see a film that focused on God and spirituality, and which portrayed the devotees and Hare Krishna fairly. There was one really nice kirtana scene at the temple that made me wish I was there chanting with the devotees! (Click here for the full article)

Madhava Versus Madhava
by Madhava dasa (Guernsey,UK)
Posted December 9, 2005

In Response to the post: Windshield and the RearView Mirror

Dearest Madhava Gosh prabhu:

I am sorry that your friend mistook you for the writing of my post.It seems that you have wanted to tell your friend that it was`nt you in a very public way,thus i am forced to defend my original post in a very public way. (Click here for the full article)

Tracing the Path Of Lord Caitanya
by Brahma Muhurta Dasa
Posted December 8, 2005

My name is Brahma Muhurta Dasa [BTS] I will be leaving for india in a month to embark on a book project supported by a Fulbright Fellowship about the concept of Hindu traditionalism and the question of synthesis with modernity. One part of it will be tracing the path of Lord Chaitanya's South Indian tour. I have heard that there are a number of Pada yatra newsletters that describe all of the villages and routes in a lot of detail and was wondering if anyone had copies of them (Click here for the full article)

Lord Krishna's Hills Being Destroyed By the Govt. Of Rajasthan
by Raghav dasa
Posted December 7, 2005

It would be shocking to know that the party which gained political prominence in the name of Ram Janmabhoomi, is letting the brutal destruction of the land of Krishna go unrelentlessly.

To view the online version (with pictures)of the same kindly visit: Click Here

(Click here for the full article)

Festival Of Inspiration Looks for Presenters
by Malati dasi
Posted December 7, 2005

The Festival of Inspiration Committee 2006 is getting ready for another great offering to the North American Vishanave Community this coming year. The Festival has grown by bounds and we hope to make 2006 an even bigger leap into the Spiritual Frontier.

We are currently seeking new talents and inspired presenters for the Festival. of Inspiration (May 2006). If you or someone you know has something to offer this outstanding Fesitval, please contact Malati dasi with yours or their contact information.



Thank you and best wishes for a happy healthy Krishna Concious New Year!

In the News:
Jagannatha Puri Ponders Temple Entrance Policy

by www.newindpress.com
Posted December 5, 2005

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, November 25, 2005: Will January 2006 bring cheer to the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains of foreign origin by opening the doors of Shri Jagannath Temple along with several other Hindu places of worship, which have so far been out of bounds for them? Well, it just might. For, all those who have a say in the matter are set to assemble at Muktimandap of Shri Jagannath Temple and take a decision on the centuries-old tradition. (Click here for the full article)

Bakery Worker Wanted In New York City
by Haraka or Mark (doughnutplant.com)
Posted December 1, 2005

A Devotee Bakery Worker is wanted at New York City's largest prashad distribution center. Night shift- steady work in devotional service. Great opportunity with a growing company. No bakery experience needed, just be fast, smart, dependable and sincere to qualify.

Contact Haraka or Mark at 212-505-3700

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