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January 2009
Allentown, PA Namahatta
by Anil
Posted January 31, 2009

I am pleased to announce the beginning of a Namahatta program in Allentown, PA (55 miles Northwest of Philadelphia). Nama Hatta is an international program for people who would like to know more about how to practice Krishna Consciousness in their homes. This has been especially pioneered in the contemporary times by H.H. Jaypataka Maharaj and H.H. Radhanath Maharaj.

Anyone residing in North New Jersey, Lehigh Valley and Buck County (Click here for the full article)

Japathon : Catch Them Young
by Nisha Chopada
Posted January 30, 2009

Catch them young or old or distressed or in misery on the occasion of 1st January.

Everyone knows about Srila Prabhupada book distribution Marathon around holidays, however, what is this Japa-tha-on?

HG Ananta Rupa

Well. Japathon started at Boise, Idaho, USA temple. Temple president HG Ananta Rupa (photo) came with a brilliant idea in 1998. Instead of celebrating on 31st Dec midnight, let us start New Years day with chanting extra rounds. What can be better way to start New Year? www.boisetemple.org/Japathon2005.html

For the last ten years, Boise has witnessed some devotees chant 70+ rounds, some 25 and some visitors (especially kids) chant their very first round. (Click here for the full article)

Jalandhar Rathayatra
by Ramanuja Das
Posted January 29, 2009

We are arranging Lord Jagannath Rathyatra on Saturday January 31st, 2009

The Festivities of Lord Jagannath Rathyatra in Jalandhar, Punjab Kicked off today with Kirtan in The temple. The Kirtan was lead by H.G. Ramanuja Dasa, followed by H.G. Shyamasunder Das.

Tommorow there will be a big Nagar Sankirtan in the main Bazaar, and on January 31st the Rathyatra Parade will take place.

All are invited to attend this grand function.

For any Further details please email Ramanuja Das @ ramanuja.gkg@pamho.net or call @ 91-9988776660.

Festival of Inspiration '09 New Vrindaban, WV Usa
by Malati devi dasi
Posted January 27, 2009

Dates: May (*7th), 8th, 9th & 10th, '09


"Observe many festivals, that will keep both public and devotees alive. Temple means festivals and festivals means chanting and distributing prasadam!" SP-'73- letter to TKG

* Thursday May 7th is Nrshima Chaturdasi. It will be celebrated in grand style beginning at 6 pm in the evening in front of Sri Nrshima's altar.

There will be a series of work-shops, seminars, presentations, classes covering a wide range of topics related to Krishna Conciousnes, from the beginning levels to more advanced esoteric topics. (Click here for the full article)

Mumbai Apartment for Sale
by Padmanabha dasa
Posted January 23, 2009

1 BHK apartment, on Mira Road, Mumbai. opposite the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple and next to Bhaktivedanta Hospital for sale. Furnished flat with 24 hours running municipal water, next to two well reputed schools and colleges. Very low maintenance and available for immediate sale. Please contact pradipudecha@gmail.com or on mobile 9892563854 for further details and price.

True Non-Sexism Underlies Bhakti
by Sankarshan das Adhikari
Posted January 21, 2009

I am very happy to hear that Sylvia and Petter Milleding are practicing Krishna consciousness. This is indeed wonderful news. I am also happy to see that they are approaching the devotees to honestly bring forward their doubts in order to get clarification. It is through the process of inquiring from and serving Guru and Vaisnavas that our understanding of the science of bhakti become crystal clear. Depending on the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Sri Krishna I shall try my level best to answer to their full satisfaction.

In regards to the important question Sylvia raised ("A Call for Non-Sexist Purports"), kindly try to understand these points. If we assume that the teachings of Krishna consciousness are sexist, i.e. favoring one sex over another, we are making a wrong assumption. Lord Sri Krishna is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone has an equal opportunity to become a pure devotee and go back to home, back to Godhead. Krishna is not obliged to make a show of being a so-called non-sexist by allowing an equal number of men and women to excel spiritually and come back to Godhead. (Click here for the full article)

Sanskrit Level - 1 Course
by Achyuta Krishna dasa
Posted January 20, 2009

Bhaktistudies is pleased to announce Sanskrit Level 1 online course per details below:

Instructor: BV Vishnu-Daivata Maharaj
Start date: 2/2/2009 (approx 10 hours of instructions)
Tuition: None. Course is free.
Enrollment: www.bhaktistudies.ning.com
Questions: igvt.hbg@gmail.com

Yoga Teacher Training in Atlanta
by Wesley Camp
Posted January 19, 2009

The Self Discovery Center at New Panihati Dham in Atlanta is excited to announce our coming Atma Yoga Teacher Training, April 1 - June 7, 2009. The Atma Yoga school was founded by Atmananda Das and is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. Become a confident teacher and deepen your personal practice. For more information, visit www.AtmaYoga.net -or- www.SelfDiscoveryCenter.com

Looking for Temple Recipes
by Karunamayi dasi
Posted January 18, 2009

In my quest to further nourish my family and guests on Krishna Prasad, I would like to know if *your* temple or preaching center has a cookbook compiled by local devotees of tried and true recipes.

Even if it's totally informal and *gasp* unprofessional, it's the nectar between the pages that is the gold.

I interested in bying a copy of it and I'm sure there are many other devotees who would, too. We are all looking for that amazing recipe which will forever change the way we view ekadasi. (Click here for the full article)

Creating Community Near Vrindavana
by Nandagopa das (ACBSP)
Posted January 17, 2009

We are few families with our children and we are searching for more families willing to reside in Vrindavana area, to buy a nice piece of land near Vrindavana in order to create a small community, where each family owns their land and at the same time have each others association and protection.

If you are interested please contact me by email: nandagopadas@live.co.uk or by phone: (91) 09358491630

Kirtan Weekend in Radhadesh
by Malati devi dasi (LOK)
Posted January 14, 2009

Please join us for a highly intoxicating kirtan experience on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February!

The devotees of Radhadesh wish you a happy new year with lots of nice personal realizations under the guiding care of Lord Sri Krishna. In general we start the New Year by making some resolutions - good intentions for 2009. To boost our spiritual energy and lay the foundations to help us accomplish our good intentions, Radhadesh invites one and all to an ecstatic and meditative kirtan weekend with His Holiness Sivarama Swami and Madhava Dasa. (Click here for the full article)

Sunday Program Starting At Camp Garuda in Williston, FL
by Camp Garuda Center for Vedic Studies in Williston, Florida
Posted January 11, 2009

Camp Garuda Center for Vedic Studies in Williston, Florida will begin having a Sunday Program on January 25th at 12 Noon with expectations to expand with other programs in the future.

You can visit our WebPages at: campgaruda.tripod.com/

Our Camp Host can be reached at 352-528-5496

Email: campgaruda@gmail.com

We are located about a half-hour southwest of Gainesville (Click here for the full article)

Books for Sale
by Danistha dasi
Posted January 9, 2009

This is from digging around to find more books for all those who are ordering from me. I found some more good deals in book sales as follows:

    • one set of all Prabhupada Bhagavatam lectures
    • 11 volumes new condition
    • complete hard bound beautiful lecture series
    • printed by BBT Archives
    • $108.00 plus shipping of $25.00
    • brown Delhi Bhagavatams Canto one Part 1
    • replica of Prabhupada's original Delhi Bhagavatams
    • per book = $5.00 each ($3.00/shipping)
    • buy a case of brown Delhis (36) for $5.00 x 36 = $180.
    • I will pay shipping cost for each case purchased = almost $45./ea. (these original Delhi replicas are very heavy in more ways than one)

(Click here for the full article)

Vedaveda Newsletters
by Krishna Rama
Posted January 8, 2009

Please give me just one minute of your time.

I would like to invite you to subscribe to one of our newsletters.

Please visit this page: vedaveda.com/announcement/002.html

Chikungunya Fact Sheet
by cdc.gov
Posted January 7, 2009

CDC Fact sheet on chikungunya Click Here

Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Chikungunya virus was first isolated from the blood of a febrile patient in Tanzania in 1953, and has since been cited as the cause of numerous human epidemics in many areas of Africa and Asia, and most recently in a limited area of Europe.

What causes chikungunya fever?

Chikungunya fever is caused by a virus which belongs to the genus Alphavirus, in the family Togaviridae.

How do humans become infected with chikungunya virus? (Click here for the full article)

Hare Krsna Night
by ISKCON Ludhiana
Posted January 5, 2009

On the occasion of New Year ISKCON, LUDHIANA celebrated HARE KRSNA night in the temple with great enthusiasm. People offered gifts to Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baldeva and Subhadra. Devotees from Delhi joined this celebration which started from 9PM till midnight. Devotees danced with the chanting of Mahamantra, bhajans and Hari naam sankirtan. The main attraction of this event was Mini Ratha Yatra organized by ISKCON Kids. A beautiful small wooden chariot was made and took one round of the temple hall. Everybody appreciated this efforts by the children. (Click here for the full article)

Gita Nagari Newsletter
by Ortrun Gates
Posted January 3, 2009

The Winter Damodara Rati and AaC Newsletter for Gita Nagari, Port Royal, PA has been published. Please click the link below and enjoy! Your servant, Ortrun Click Here

Festival of India - Now Available for Smaller Events
by Madhuha Dasa
Posted January 2, 2009

We've had many requests from all over North America for a "smaller" or "more economical" program.

Starting this new year, 2009, the (Mini) Hare Krishna Festival will be available at a reasonable cost for programs at preaching centers, universities, parks, and other locations--- the front or back yard of your preaching center/home, or anyplace else where there is room for us to set up, yes, we can do it.

We're flexible; here's what a Mini-festival may consist of: The new "Changing Bodies/Journey Of The Soul" Multi-Media Experience Exhibit; 4 to 8 tents, banners including, but not limited to: the full Mahamantra (spelled out); "Books on Yoga and Meditation"; "The Yoga Experience"; "Free Feast"; (Click here for the full article)

Books for Sale - Must Sell to Pay Heating Bill.
by Louise Jones
Posted January 1, 2009

We have been laid off of our jobs and need to pay the heating bill.

Most of these books are new. Condition is noted for each book. The prices are half the retail sale price for the new books. Less than half for the used books.

Please contact nvfolk@aol.com with any questions. Shipping depends on destination and final weight of package. Can ship via media mail (cheapest) or priority. Please note that the shipping outside of the United States is very expensive. Payment method preferred is paypal but can accept moneyorders.

1. Sri Bhaktivinode Vani Vaibhava - hardcover two book set - new - $18 (Click here for the full article)

  In the News:
Akshaya Patra Wins CNBC Award

by Srinivas Kumar
Posted January 31, 2009

Click Here for a larger image.

Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa, president of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, is at the photo's extreme left. receiving the Social Enterprise of the Year honour on behalf of the organization.

An organization sponsored by ISKCON Bangalore has once again been recognized for its social contribution to India. Akshaya Patra, the world's largest non-governmental organization providing midday meals, is currently feeding 973,000 children with Krishna-prasadam at over 5,700 schools across India. CNBC-TV has now given Akshaya Patra an India Business Leader Award as social enterprise of the year. (Click here for the full article)

The Year of the Ox
by Save the Cow
Posted January 30, 2009

January 26, 2009 marks the beginning of the Chinese year 4707. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this is the Year of the Ox. The Ox, one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, symbolizes prosperity through hard work, resolve, and tenacity.

While economists hope this fortells a bullish financial market, we at Save the Cow see it as an opportunity to increase and improve our service to Lord Krishna's beloved cows and oxen. This auspicious opportunity is open to all and depends upon your generous contributions. (Click here for the full article)

The Stepping Stones to Real Cow Protection
by Bhakta Chris Fici
Posted January 29, 2009

An Interview with Tapahpunjah Dasa of The Small Farm Training Center

Editor's note: The Small Farm Training Center is a land based non-profit educational organization which organically farms and conducts farm tours on temple owned land in the heart of New Vrindaban Community. For information about apprenticeship opportunities, or general farm related information email Tapahpunjah dasa at info@farmeducation.org or visit www.farmeducation.org.

Q: Give us a nutshell version of what you mean by "real " cow protection and "the stepping stones" to achieve it.

A: Cow protection conveys an image within North American ISKCON of being a timeless truth which weaves together animal husbandry, (Click here for the full article)

Padayatra Restarts in Guyana
by Paramatma das
Posted January 27, 2009

The devotees of the ISKCON Guyana will restart Padayatra from Monday, January 26, 2009. Padayatra was first launched by His Holiness Agrani Swami in Guyana in 1989 from the easternmost Village of Crabwood Creek, near the Suriname border, with a five mile walk daily followed by massive evening sankirtan and other Krishna consciousness presentations. That segment covered 200 kilometres along the main coastline where most of the population is concentrated. There was then a break for several years.

In the mid nineties Padayatra again continued for another 50 kilometres on the West Coast of Demerara when World Padayatra Minister, His Holiness Lokanath Swami, graced the festival. (Click here for the full article)

In Memory of Rangakara Prabhu
by Kesihanta dasa
Posted January 23, 2009

Rangakara Prabhu passed away earlier this month. The following is an excerpt from his eulogy:

He was born and grew up in New York. He joined the Army and after his service to his country, eventually he ended up in New Orleans. There, around 1980, he met the Krishna devotees and felt touched by this religious calling. He decided to dedicate himself to the path of service to Krishna. In New Orleans in 1980 Rangakara accepted initiation from Srila Jayapataka Swami and took his vows as a dedicated follower. Later, in September of 1988 he and Lalita Sakhi met and married in New York. Then onto Denver, where Vrindavana Lila was born. . . .Vrindavana was the joy of his life. (Click here for the full article)

Spiritual Vision is Beyond Discrimination
by Niscala dasi
Posted January 21, 2009

Sylvia Milleding wrote: "is Krishna really a man, and if Krishna is, why would He elevate men over women in a spiritual context?" Krishna is male and female both, as all forms and energies emanate from Him and are sustained by Him. It may be asked: why, then, do we say "He" and not "She"? Well, English does not have a word that means both "he" and "she" except "it", and that refers to inanimate objects, dead matter.

The Absolute Truth is one, but to enjoy pastimes, He expands into male and female forms, Radha-Krishna, for loving interactions.

Sylvia asked why God doesn't descend in female form, but He does. There is Mohini Murti, and there is Lord Chaitanya, who is Radha and Krishna again combined into one personhood. There are all the animal incarnations, whose genders are not specified. (Click here for the full article)

Mayapur Accommodation Wanted
by Nitai
Posted January 20, 2009

Accommodation needed for 5 devotees from 20 February to March 9 in Mayapur dham. The place needs to be a maximum of 10 min walk from the ISKCON temple. Maximum rent 400 rs. If you have any leads, please contact nitaipada.1008@gmail.com.

Croatian Devotee Website Now Online
by Mohan das (Karlovac, Croatia)
Posted January 19, 2009

Greetings from Karlovac. We would like to inform you about a special event: the opening of our website, www.avadhuta.hr. We've done our best, together with outside associates, to make this website representative. We leave you to evaluate our efforts.

For all of us this is very important because this temple was the idea of HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami. Two years have passed from its opening, and many nice things have happened, including this site. Many of you are our friends, so now you can directly see what is going on with us. We want to fulfil Bhakti Tirtha Maharaj's instruction for preaching in Croatia, so please help in any way you can. (Click here for the full article)

Learn About Life Insurance
by Sudevi-Sundari dasi (Nadia Samanich)
Posted January 18, 2009

I just wanted to let all my devotee friends know that I am selling life insurance again. If you or anyone you know is interested in getting a quote for a life insurance policy, I can help.

The best ways to contact me are via e-mail sudevisundari@yahoo.com, my home telephone number 386-462-3122 or my cell phone 386-878-1028.

Abhishek Installation Guru Parampara At ISKCON Ludhiana
by (Bhakta) Kaplish (Ludhiana - IN)
Posted January 17, 2009

The most auspicious occasion of the abhishek installation of the Guru Parampara was performed in ISKCON of Ludhiana on Thursday 1st January, 2009 with the celebration of "Hare Krsna Nite". We are very fortunate to be the first in Punjab to get this set of deities of our Guru Paramapara installed on our altar. The Deities include Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura, (Click here for the full article)

Looking for Prashan Attma Prabhu
by Ram Vijay Das
Posted January 14, 2009

I am looking for Prashan Attma prabhu who is south Indian and SP Desiciple. He served SP many years in ISKCON Juhu. Is there anyone who knows where he is now? I need to talk him urgently and can be reached at iskdel@rediffmail.com.

ISKCON Guest House in Barcelona?
by Srinivasan
Posted January 9, 2009

I am a member of ISKCON, India. I will be visiting Spain on a study tour and would request your help to get some accomodation in ISKCON guest house in Barcelona.

I tried writing to the email id given in the ISKCON website, but I got a delivery notification mentioning the mail id did not exist.

If you have any information, please contact me at ms.srinivasan@hotmail.com.

Devotee Home Available to Share
by Balabhadra das (Boise, Idaho)
Posted January 8, 2009

My wife and I are looking for devotees who are looking for a living situation to accommodate their own needs and interests. With our daughter having grown up and moved on with her life, we now have a lot of room for a devotee who is open to sharing our home as a roommate/family member. We have a nice 3 bedroom home with over 1400 sq. ft. living space, for which we are paying a mortgage. We have a large back yard that my wife cultivates every year with flowers, fruits and vegetables; and we are a 5-minute drive from the Boise, Idaho temple. We have an altar with Gaura Nitai, Radha Krishna and Nrshinghadeva Deities (Click here for the full article)

Balabhadra's Health
by Chayadevi (Balabhadra's Wife)
Posted January 7, 2009

We would like to thank all of you for your phone calls, messages and prayers. It means a lot to Balabhadra. I will try to explain as simply as possibly what has been happening with Balabhadra's health.

Balabhadra has always had back problems for over 40 years (he is approaching his 63 birthday in April). He was always able to get over any flare ups and continue to physically work very hard. His whole life has been full of physical work and in his devotee years (initiated in 1969) mostly centered on farm life and the cows. This last year has been different. He has collapsed about four times and his recovery has been slow, like two weeks or more for each collapse. His visits to doctors, MRI, etc. revealed herniated disks, moderate spinal stenosis and some other deterioration but nothing that was considered an emergency surgery candidate. (Click here for the full article)

Web-Based Sunday School
by Tapasvini devi dasi
Posted January 5, 2009

Hare Krishna Sunday School Now Has a Website

Many temples have taken advantage of the Sunday school curriculum compiled by Tapasvini devi dasi and Sangita devi dasi. We're happy to announce that there is now a website for the Hare Krishna Sunday School program.

Visit www.harekrishnasundayschool.com for information on setting up a Sunday School, viewing samples of and ordering the curriculum, now available in CD format. This program has been used successfully by temples, gurukulas, homeschoolers, and parents interested in a systematic presentation of the Vedic literature for children.

Care for Cows Newsletter January 2009
by Kurma Rupa dasa
Posted January 3, 2009

Our January 2009 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.


In this edition of 16 pages (1 MB) we present reports on:

  1. The affects of wishing upon a cow!

  2. Our famous Pushpa had her first calf.

  3. A surprise visit from several members and friends from the Saranagati Community in British Colombia. (Click here for the full article)

    Applications for Bhaktivedanta Gurukula
    by Taralakshi dasi
    Posted January 2, 2009

    Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School, Vrindavan, is now accepting student applications for the school year starting April 2009.

    Applications can be submitted for both the Gurukula (Grades 3 - 8) and the High School (Grades 9-12).

    For more information about the school please log on to www.bgis.org or write us directly at info@bgis.org.

    In the Blog World:
    ISKCON Rathayatra in Penang

    by Gopati Krsna dasa
    Posted January 1, 2009

    December 24, 2008

    About 4,000 devotees took part in the annual Ratha Yathra (Chariot Festival) orga-nised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Penang recently.

    The procession, which included two main chariots bearing the idols of Lord Jaganath (Lord of the Universe), Goddess Subadhra Devi and Lord Balarama, and a smaller cha-riot of Nitai Gauranga (the incarnation of Lord Krishna), left the Wisma Nattukottai in New Lane at 5.15pm.

    The procession ended at the Penang Chinese Town Hall in Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling about 8.30pm. (Click here for the full article)

  Vrindavan Photographs
by Mahabhagavati dasi
Posted January 31, 2009

Vrinda Kunj

I would like to share my pictures of Vrindavan with all of you. Please go to www.dasanudas.tumblr.com and see a few taken over the last two or three years. If you have been to Vrindavan, they may remind you of your own wonderful time there. If you have never been, they may inspire you to go and experience for yourself this most wonderful pilgrimage site in the world. (Click here for the full article)

Padayatra in Guyana
by Vrndavana dasa
Posted January 30, 2009

The devotees of ISKCON Guyana will restart Padayatra from Monday, January 26, 2009. Padayatra was first launched by His Holiness Agrani Swami in Guyana in 1989 from the easternmost Village of Crabwood Creek, near the Suriname border, with a five mile walk daily followed by massive evening sankirtan and other Krishna consciousness presentations. That segment covered 200 kilometres along the main coastline where most of the population is concentrated. There was then a break for several years. In the mid nineties Padayatra again continued for another 50 kilometres on the West Coast of Demerara when World Padayatra Minister, His Holiness Lokanath Swami, graced the festival.

This third segment of Padayatra is scheduled for one week from January 26-February 01 and the walk will be for about 40 kilometres through the most populated villages leading to the Capital City of Georgetown. (Click here for the full article)

Aravade Temple Opening
by Gaura Krishna das
Posted January 29, 2009

I am happy to tell you that we are now almost ready to receive all of you here in Aravade for the grand temple opening of our new Sri Sri Radha Gopal Mandir.

We have worked hard to bring as many devotees together here as possible for a big Harinam Sankirtan Yajna.

At this time we have gotten confirmation from H.H.Gopal Krishna Maharaja, H.H.Bhakti Caitanya Maharaja, H.H.Radhanath Maharaja, H.H. Subhag Maharaja, H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Maharaja, H.H. Prabhodananda Maharaja, H.H.Bhakti Purusottama Maharaja, H.H.Radharaman Maharaja, H.H.Bhakti Visvambhar Maharaja and even H.H.Jayapataka Swami Maharaja has announced that he will come if the doctors will allow him to travel. (Click here for the full article)

In Honor of My Departed Brother
by Lalita Garrett
Posted January 27, 2009

I would like to invite you all to enjoy kirtan bhajans and prasad in Honor of my brother Prthu on Sunday in ALachua. He passed away January 25th 2005.

Its been some time since we connected,
in this world of the crazy and hectic,
my thoughts wonder, and my heart grows fonder
thinking of you, my beloved brother Prthu
Your smile, your jokes, and when you spoke
your deeper understanding of life shined through.
You are such a wise soul, forever your sister, I love you.

Miso Without a Blender
by Vrindavan dasa
Posted January 23, 2009

For a year and a half, I made miso broth without a blender, and there was no problem. It was always good. Then I started to use a blender, and the problems began -- although I didn't know that the blender had anything to do with it. My thinking was that the temperature must be the problem.

Now I am discovering that not the temperature, but the blender, is the cause of the problem. A good comparison is "cold pressed apple cider". Why is it "cold pressed"? The reason that apple cider has to be "cold pressed", is that if it were spun through a machine like a juicer or blender, too much oxygen would enter into the juice, (Click here for the full article)

New Gita Nagari Website
by Ortrun Gates
Posted January 20, 2009

The new Gita Nagari website is now online featuring, among many other things, a Special Edition Damodara Rati & AaC Newsletter. Please take a few minutes and check it out to see how much has been happening at the dhama during these last few months. You can find the website here: www.gitanagari.org/

A Call for Non-Sexist Purports
by Sylvia Milleding (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Posted January 19, 2009

Please give me input on this text. It would help me and my husband Petter tremendously in our spiritual understanding.

I am a devotee who is chanting and who has been doing so for about two years now. I am also studying the holy scriptures like Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. I am a modern woman who has a high education and is also ambitious to develop intellectually as well as spiritually.

I find in the scriptures over and over again many thought-provoking issues. Almost every purport on the verses puts men in the center and women on the side. (Click here for the full article)

No Relaxation in the Revolution: Congregational Preaching in the Uk
by Dina Sharana dasa
Posted January 18, 2009

At first, it wasn't book distribution that spread Krishna consciousness in England. Instead, devotees met with George Harrison and the Beatles, went to parties, and rubbed shoulders with the poets, artists and singers of the day. But when Krishna was released, Prabhupada laid a new emphasis on book distribution, writing to English devotees, "I am always thinking of the boys in the vans."

Yet there was a larger preaching plan. When Tribhuvanath Dasa, who had been staging festivals up till then, asked, "Should I stop and just do book distribution?" Prabhupada replied, "No. Do everything side by side." (Click here for the full article)

Pujaris Needed in Belfast
by Krsna-sundari dasi
Posted January 17, 2009

We have three vacancies for full time pujaris in the Belfast temple, N. Ireland; one of them as head pujari. The ability to cook is helpful. Trainee pujaris will be considered.

We also urgently need temporary pujaris/cooks who can help for a period of up to three months. We can pay your fares and provide accommodation, prasadam and reasonable maintenance expenses.

Sri Sri Radha Madhava are beautiful deities, (Click here for the full article)

Radhagovinda Das Maharaja
by Bhakta Kaplish
Posted January 11, 2009

Today 8th January at about 12noon HH Radha Govind das Maharaja got attack of brain haemorrhage at Jalandhar city of Punjab,India where Maharaja's were giving Srimad-Bhagavatam Katha. Maharaj immediately rushed to Tagore Hospital. Doctor said that Maharaja is under observation for 48 hours. His Holiness is kept in Intensive Care Unit. Maharaj was also scheduled to take Srimad-Bhagavatam katha today at Ludhiana. We will continuously giving you health updates daily. We humbly request to all the devotees to chant and pray for Maharaj's good health. (Click here for the full article)

Last Call: the West Coast Japa Retreat
by Divyambara dasi, Bhagavat Life
Posted January 8, 2009

Level 1, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2009

Final call for registering for the only West Coast Level 1 Japa Retreat in 2009! What a blissful way to start the New Year. Dates are Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, in the enchanting Joshua Tree Forest, California.

We have incredible facilitators: Giriraj Swami, Bada Haridas Prabhu, Dravida Prabhu and Yajna Purusa Prabhu... and Apurva delicious cooking waiting to serve all of you! And the facility is unique, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright ("The greatest American architect ever").

We have waived the Late Registration Fee through Jan. 11. (Click here for the full article)

S. India Farmhouse for Sale
by Lakshmi Syamasundar
Posted January 7, 2009

Own a beautiful Farmhouse in South India, closer to the Ancient/Famous Temple of Lakshmi-Nrisimha Swami. Excellent connectivity by well maintained -4 Lane-Highway Roads and Railway Stations....Nearest International Airport at Hyderabad, only 45 km.

Experience a whole new way of living at Hare Krishna (old age) Ashram Resort - "www.allgreenresort.com", a unique, fully integrated Rural & Spiritual Ambience, away from hustle & bustle of city life. It is a Spiritual Village with activities of living centered around devotional service. (Click here for the full article)

JPS Update
by Bhakti Caru Maharaja
Posted January 5, 2009

30 Dec. 08 Report from Bhakti Caru Maharaja

Yesterday late morning, I came to Bombay, and went to see Jayapataka Maharaja in the afternoon. Bhakti Purushottama Maharaja, Braja Hari prabhu and Sunil Madhav from Chicago, came along with me. While driving to the hospital, I was feeling quite depressed. Just to think of the person who used to be so full of strength and vitality lying on bed in this condition is naturally painful.

I was remembering those early days in Mayapur - going to swim in the Ganges with him. With steady, powerful strokes he used to casually swim across that river. So many incidences flashed across my mind - once Radha Jivan lost his breath in the middle of the river and panicked and started to cry out for help, and Jayapataka Maharaja came to his rescue and carried him to the shore. Guru Kripa, (at that time a Swami), used to come to Mayapur with his tough group of devotees, called the Nama Hatta, from Japan. (Click here for the full article)

House for Rent in Dubai
by Sanjay Chaturvedi
Posted January 3, 2009

We have our nice house 2 bedroom hall apartment for devotee family only for 2 months for rent and rent is $3,000 us dollors per month with all the facilities everything is here, fully furnished with temple and swimming pool, gym, sauna and parking.

Please email us 7453259@gmail.com

Excellent Opportunity for Vaisnava Seva
by Devadeva dasi
Posted January 2, 2009

Buy my house at Gita Nagari so I can buy my children new uniforms for Gurukula. For sale by owner: $165,000. House was built in 1834, is loaded with good stuff. It is also available to rent, $800/mo with $1,200 security deposit.

For more info visit: academiahouse.blogspot.com

Moving Sale
by Danistha devi dasi
Posted January 1, 2009

The following list of Prabhupada books in original format and content are for sale:

1. Old soft Prabhupada complete "red" gitas with sanskrit 1972-75 $30./ea. ($3.00 each USA shipping)

2. hard bound original sanskrit Prabhupada gitas 1970's $60./ea. ($3.00 shipping)

3. Krsna Books = good condition large hard back (silver dust covers) original volumes in 2 parts $25./ea. or set of two vlumes for $40. ($4.00 per book shipping USA only)

4. Teaching of Lord Chaitanya, Teachings of Queen Kunti, Teachings of Kapila, Science of Self Realization, 1970's all hard back with dust covers $10./ea. (shipping $2.00) (Click here for the full article)

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