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July 2007
Petition to the GBC (Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse in ISKCON)

Child Protection Conference
by Lilasuka dasi
Posted July 23, 2007

The 2nd Annual North American Child Protection Conference September 28-30, 2007 - Hillsborough, NC

Join us for a weekend of uniting with other devotees to create safer communities in which to live and grow. This conference is for everyone, whether you work directly with children and families or not. There will be speakers from in and outside of ISKCON on varieties of topics that include - tapping into local resources, identifying abuse, responding to a disclosure, vicarious trauma, internet safety, screening for your temple- how and why. We are excited to announce that Dr. Michael Teague, a nationally renowned expert of 25 years in the field of perpetrator psychology, will be one of the weekend presenters. (Click here for the full article)

Youth Festival Arrives in Toronto, "Devotion" Bus Tour, Part 3
by Seva das
Posted July 22, 2007

July 10 - Tuesday - Canoeing at Silver Lake, Ontario

Today we're at Silver Lake, one of the many lakes in the province of Ontario. It's about halfway between Montréal and Toronto, not far off the main highway. We have a morning program and, after breakfast, get into study groups to read various books of Srila Prabhupada. Some are studying Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, others Nectar of Instruction. Others join a Bhagavad-gita study group facilitated by H.H. Jayadvaita Swami. After lunch, we rent some canoes and most of the youth paddle out onto the lake. In the evening we get together again for dinner and then head out on the road again. (Click here for the full article)

Mantra Rock in Berkeley
by Gadadhara das
Posted July 22, 2007

Who: The Hare Krishna Movement Presents, punyatma@gmail.com
What: "Mantra Rock Concert"
Where: People's Park, Berkeley, CA
When: Saturday August 18th 2007, 1PM-5PM

Everyone is invited to attend the 40th anniversary of the "Mantra Rock" concert at People's Park in Berkeley, CA on Sat. Aug 18th from 1PM-5PM.

This concert pays homage to the original "Mantra Rock Dance" in 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco where ISKCON Founder Acarya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada spoke and attended with Rock legends The Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, and Quicksilver Messenger Service. (Click here for the full article)

Ashram Resort for Sale
by Syamasundara das
Posted July 20, 2007

HARE KRISHNA (OLD AGE) ASHRAM RESORT FOR SALE: 4.5 acres of land near Hyderabad, South India, well developed as Holiday Resort/ Old age Ashram with 400 mango tress yielding for the last 3 years, modern Guesthouse, Restaurant, Swimming pool, Small Temple, Meditation hall, Lawn, Play ground, Plant Nursery, Bird house, Avenue Plants, Street Lights, Sweet drinking water, Security room, Compound with Big Gate, Workers quarters etc. fully integrated Rural & Spiritual Ambience, away from hustle & bustle of city life. The land is closer to the famous/ancient Temple-Hill of Sri Sri Lakshmi-Nrisihma Swami. (Click here for the full article)

Retail Business for Sale Near Alachua Florida Usa
by Kishore Krsna das
Posted July 19, 2007

Retail framed picture store for sale, open on weekends only, great devotee business, work two days and make a decent living. Perfect for householdhers in Alachua or Jacksonville area. Another devotee business exist in front of my store so you can coordinate rides. The business is worth 50K and I am open to negotiation. Email me for more info at Yogafru@aol.com.

Premiere of a New Gita Video Series
by Kesihanta dasa
Posted July 15, 2007

Bhagavad-gita on YouTube, creatively presented. "Postmodern Times," Pop Goes the Gita Productions' first in a series of stories from the Bhagavad-gita told with a dose of humor. Who says philosophy has to be dry and without comedy?

View here www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc5EeNn4T6U (YouTube) or here www.jeevjago.com (blog with credits and disclaimers).

Mayapur Nagara Sankirtan Party
by Shastra dasa
Posted July 13, 2007

HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami kindly sponsored new musical instruments and a Public Address System for the Nagara Sankirtan Department. An African djembe drum was sent from Ghana; combining the djembe drum and the accordion music for the kirtan is quite attractive for the local villagers as they love to dance and interact with the devotees. They usually beg us to visit on a regular basis. By the mercy of Lord Gauranga we covered seven Islands in the month of June. We hope this will please our Spiritual masters?? (Click here for the full article)

Original Krishna Paintings
by Vishnu das
Posted July 9, 2007

* Would you like original paintings for your home, temple, office, etc. ?

* Are you tired of looking at those empty impersonal wall spaces ?

* Can't think of a unique spiritual gift to give someone you love ?

* Would you like to own or be a collector of fine Krishna art ?

Hare Krishna !

I have painted many originals and copies of original artworks for others over the years and I would be delighted to do the same for you. It's real easy to inquire from me about the painting you want in the size you want for whatever purpose you have in mind. Simply fill out the form at my website: www.krishnaland.com/painting4u

(Click here for the full article)

Mayapur Flats Available
by Shankararanya Dasa
Posted July 9, 2007

Flats for Sale

  • One Bedroom AU $16000 (US $13,500/ INR Rs. 550,000)
  • Two Bedroom AU $26000 (US $22,500/ INR Rs. 900,000)
  • Three Bedroom AU $35000 (US $30,000/ INR Rs. 1,212,428)

Flat is registered in your name and you are the owner.

Individual Rooms for Life time

  • One small room with Bathroom AU $3,500 (US $3,000/ INR Rs. 120,000)
  • One medium room with Bathroom AU $5,500 (US $4,700/ INR Rs. 190,000)
  • One large room with Bathroom AU $7,500 (US $6,500/ INR Rs. 260,000)

(Click here for the full article)

Lifeguards for Mayapur Festival
by Adi Kavi das
Posted July 7, 2007

I spoke this week with a GBC member about the Mayapura drownings, and he thought I had a good idea. I told him I would send Chakra a letter on the topic.

Even a good swimmer can be caught unaware of the strong currents that may circulate near the banks, and every year devotees are drowning (See "Swim Safely in the Ganges".)

For a nominal fee, of perhaps ten cents a bath, a lifeguard could be hired to watch the devotees bathe during the Mayapura festivals each year. (Click here for the full article)

In the News:
Hindu to Lead Prayer in U.S. Senate for First Time Ever

by Doug Huntington, christianpost.com
Posted July 7, 2007

A Hindu chaplain will lead the U.S. Senate in prayer this month for what is believed the first time in government history. On July 12, Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain from Nevada, will open the Senate's morning session with prayer-something normally seen as a Judeo-Christian tradition. Christian senators, in response, have expressed their approval of the event because it reflects the right to free speech in the government body. (Click here for the full article)

Preventing Drownings
by Adi Kavi Dasa
Posted July 5, 2007

For a nominal fee, of perhaps ten cents a bath, a lifeguard could be hired to watch the devotees bathe during the Mayapura festivals each year. Even a good swimmer can be caught unaware of the strong currents that may circulate near the banks, and every year devotees are drowning. The fee could either be collected at registration upon arrival in Mayapura for just a local man with a speedboat, or it could be higher for bathing during posted hours while a certified lifeguard is on duty with a jetski. It might even be good to have a guard posted to keep devotees away from the bathing area during the lifeguard's off hours. I would much rather pay a dollar when I go to Mayapura than hear of one more devotee accidentally leaving his or her body by drowning.

In the Blog World:
Mahabharata Meets British Theatre

by Rasasthali, vijnana.wordpress.com
Posted July 3, 2007

In June 2007 we experienced that the dreams of many come true: the Mahabharata, the most famous Indian epic, is being performed on a theatre stage. I went to the performance with my husband, guru and a few devotees from Oxford. A member of Iskcon, Gaura Lila Prabhu from Switzerland, was the co-producer of this professional project. Amongst the celebrities that prepared the play was a famous composer Nitin Sawhney, the writer Stephen Clark who won the Oliver Prize, and 27 dancers, singers, musicians and actors under direction of Stuart Wood, as well as the Karthak and Akram Khan choreographer Gauri Sharma Tripathi. (Click here for the full article)

Animal Rights Conference 2007
by Food for Life Friends
Posted July 2, 2007

Join Food For Life Global at the upcoming Animal Rights 2007 National Conference www.arconference.org/ in Los Angeles, July 19-23 at the beautiful Westin LAX hotel.

Visit 80+ FREE exhibits www.arconference.org/exhibitors7.htm featuring nonprofit organizations, socially-conscious businesses, delicious vegan food and ice cream, and compassionate shopping. Visitors can also attend one FREE daytime session. Click here to see the preliminary schedule www.arconference.org/schedule.htm.

Want more? Mention Food For Life and receive a $20-discount (Click here for the full article)

Opportunity At Gita-nagari USA
by Jaya Gopal das
Posted July 1, 2007

In March of 2006, our family purchased a small roadside eatery, less than 2 miles from ISKCON Gita-nagari farm, along Pennsylvania State Highway 75. Following several weeks of renovations and organizing, we re-opened "Spruce Hill Lunch" for business as Juniata County's first vegetarian/prasadam restaurant. Besides serving lunch and dinner, a very popular soft serve ice cream is made available to local residents and area devotees. Our emphasis has not been so much on the "vegetarian" theme, but rather that our offering is wholesome, homemade and "different". In general we have received much encouragement and support from the general populace, as from the devotee community as well. (Click here for the full article)

  Deity Backdrops for Sale
by Puskar Das
Posted July 25, 2007

Three Deity backdrops previously (maha) from Sri Gaura Nitai altar, size 54'(w)x40'(h) are available for sale. Moonlight, Sunrise and Midday (temple scene). Price - $300-$450. If interested, please contact me on my phone- 386 462 0144 or email me at puskar0101@aol.com.

Devotee Thespians Thunder West to Winnipeg, "Devotion" Bus Tour, Part 4
by Seva das
Posted July 23, 2007

July 15 - Sunday - Toronto Festival of India on Centre Island

Today is the second of two days of the Festival of India on Centre Island in Toronto. Not a cloud in the sky this morning. The boys stayed on the island last night to guard the festival site, without incident. We woke up early and took our showers at a small shower stall on the other side of the little river that passes by the festival site.

This morning H.H. Bhaktimarga Swami is performing initiations in front of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra. (Click here for the full article)

24-hour Kirtan in NV
by Radha Sundari dasi
Posted July 22, 2007

New Vrindavan Dham will be hosting a world-class 24 hour kirtan on August 18-19. North America's best kirtaniyas will be there along with special guests Madhava Prabhu (Switzerland/Vrindavan) and Gopala Prabhu (UK/Vrindavan/Mayapur), seasoned veterans of Aindra Prabhu's kirtan party!

Come immerse yourself fully in the ecstasy of the Mahamantra along with Acyuta, Ananta, Bali, Gauravani, Visvambhara, and friends!

For more details, contact Radha Sundari (rs@pamho.net, 304-845-9591). To book accommodation, phone the New Vrindavan Guest Lodge (304-843-1600, extension 111).

Touring Drama Visits New York And Montréal, "Devotion" Bus Tour, Part 2
by Seva das
Posted July 22, 2007

July 5, Thursday, New York City (ISKCON 26 2nd Ave and ISKCON Brooklyn)

This morning we arrive in New York City with our bright yellow former Greyhound bus, and the orange school bus, dubbed Garuda 2 and Garuda 3 respectively. We take our showers at ISKCON Brooklyn temple. After taking darshan of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, we hurry across the Manhattan bridge to 26 Second Avenue, where H.H. Radhanatha Swami and H.H. Jayadvaita Swami join us for a late-morning program, kirtana, and discussion. (Click here for the full article)

Bhakti Sastri Degree Course - Through Long Distance Starts Friday July 20, 2007, 9p ET
by Achyuta Krishna dasa
Posted July 20, 2007

This is an update to our May 19 posting at chakra.org on the Bhakti Sastri Degree course through long distance education. The course starts Friday July 20, 2007 per details below. Our apologies for the late announcement.

Start Date: Friday July 20 and Saturday 21, 2007 (further dates will be announced) from 9p - 10p Eastern/New York time

Book: Sri Manah-Siksa by Sri Ragunatha Dasa Goswami. Download a soft copy at www.bhaktibooks.info/ (click on the link for Bhakti Sastri course) (Click here for the full article)

House for Sale in Alachua, Florida
by Micaela Lebeau
Posted July 19, 2007

Excellent location. Less than five minutes to 441, I-75 and Santa Fe High school. 10 min. to either Alachua or High Springs and the many springs there. 15 min drive to the temple.

Almost 6 acres on top of a gently sloping hill with views of the most magnificent sunsets. Very private and quiet area, with several devotee neighbors. Agricultural zoning, perfect for keeping horses other animals.

Single wide Fleetwood mobile home '95. 2 bed/1 bath. Wood floors in living and bedrooms, Central electric AC/Heater, septic tank, telephone, electricity, and water from City of Alachua are connected. DSL connection is possible.

$155,000:-. Email for more info and pictures. lebeau108@yahoo.se

Benefit Concert On Youtube
by youtube.com
Posted July 13, 2007

His Holiness Bhakti Bringha Govinda Swami Maharaja hosted a wonderful benefit concert in support of the Hare Krishna devotees that are being persecuted in Kazakhstan. Please see:


108 Vaishnava Q&A
by Achyuta Krishna Dasa
Posted July 13, 2007

We invite you to read our monthly newsletter titled '108 Vaishnava Q&A' at www.bhaktistudies.com. It answers many basic questions about the Vaishnava philosophy. Some of the questions already answered by senior devotees include:

  • Q1: What is the importance of Tulasi?
  • Q2: What is the importance of Tilaka?
  • Q3: What is the importance of Ekadasi?
  • Q4: Importance of First Initiation and need for second initiation.
  • Q5: What is the importance of Sacred Thread?

And many more to come. One question per month. Also please email us your questions to igvt.hbg@gmail.com and we will try to answer them.

Gitas to Soldiers
by A.M. LaVey
Posted July 11, 2007

Soldier/devotee seeks donations of Pocket size Black Vinyl Gitas (Click Here) to distribute to our soldiers. I have been distributing them free of charge to soldiers and ArmyChaplains locally (Ft Bragg/Pope AFB, NC), and would like to increase the distribution. We could use a Military Ministry and I am trying to get that going!

The black vinyl version is nice because it fits in uniform pockets and one doesn't have to worry about it bending or getting creased. Japa malas would be nice too.

To donate Gitas (great price @ sastradana.com) or funds to purchase said Gitas, please contact me at aml@massagewallah.com

(Click here for the full article)

Calling the Next Generation of ISKCON Leaders
by North American GBC and Spiritual Strategic Planning Initiative
Posted July 9, 2007

Catch the wave of the future! The North American GBC and Spiritual Strategic Planning Initiative are actively seeking qualified second generation men and women to fill an array of important leadership positions within our ISKCON movement.

Years of experience have provided you a unique perspective into our society's strengths and weaknesses. Now is the time to bring forward those insights, to partner with our current leaders, and to build a more successful future for our movement.

This effort will be funded and there may be grant monies available for devotees wishing to get involved, (Click here for the full article)

Food for Life Friends Newsletter - July 2007
by Food for Life Friends
Posted July 9, 2007

July 2007 | Newsletter Archives www.ffl.org/ffl_newsletter.php#archives

AMMA - New Documentary (Preview)

View clip now www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRq7Vybjchw This is the opening credits for the new film and features the song: Vedic Hospitality www.ffl.org/ffl_about_music.php, written and sung by Paul Turner (Priyavrata das)

July 3 - Simba Share www.simbashare.org/, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 charity based in Dallas, TX, aims to increase public awareness of needy people across the world through education, video documentation, sponsorship and advocacy. (Click here for the full article)

13TH Annual Llama Festival a Premier Utah Valley Event
by Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, utahkrishnas.com
Posted July 7, 2007

Spanish Fork event draws thousands to see the pride of the Andes

When: Saturday, July 14, 4 pm
Where: KHQN Radio, South Main, Spanish Fork
Contacts: Charu or Vai 798-3559/787-1510
Web Site: www.utahvalleyllamas.com

The 13th Annual Llama Fest will be held at KHQN Radio Station and Utah Valley Llama Farm two miles south of Spanish Fork on Main St. Festivities start from 4 pm, on Saturday July 14th. (Click here for the full article)

Taste the Nectar of Monthly Sankirtan Festivals
by Akruranatha dasa
Posted July 7, 2007

Want to increase the enthusiasm and spirit of your congregation and catapult book distribution scores to new highs? Success is guaranteed with the Monthly Sankirtan Festival program pioneered by the intrepid, ever blissful book distributor Vaisesika Dasa.

Here in ISKCON of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California), our MSF program has been steadily growing for over two years, and is truly the life of all the devotees. One weekend per month, we all come together on Friday evening to kick off the MSF with maha nagar sankirtan in Palo Alto (home of Stanford University). (Click here for the full article)

Skyline Mobile Home And Land Package
by Bhakta John Z.
Posted July 2, 2007

For Sale By Owner:
12809 NW 151st Place,

Excellent condition, furnished, 3 bedroom, 3 full baths, (one with a garden tub).

Ex-large mst bed rm with cathedral ceilings & huge walk through closet room,

Ex-large livg rm with cathedral ceilings and a wood-burning fire place & mantle. (Click here for the full article)

New Restaurant At Surfers Paradise
by Jamal Arjuna das
Posted July 1, 2007

There is a new Govindas restaurant now right in the heart of Surfers Paradise Australia. It was set up by myself and my wife with the help of Radha Madhava Das (whose wife painted our wonderful Jaganatha and frontage which is viewed by several million tourist every year) and Janmejaya Das. All Glories to their service. Their hard work and dedication was appreciated.

We have two of Iskcons best cooks, Brajaloka Das and Garuda Das. Their standard of Prasadam is one of the best in the world. (Click here for the full article)

  Age of Kali Zines
by Girijaj Gopal Das
Posted July 25, 2007

I am collecting donations for the printing of The Age of Kali Zines(booklets) to be distributed at Burning Man 2007, the event which attracts over 35,000 people. This event attracts people who are disenfrachised with the materialistic ways of modern society and are looking for alternatives.

The Age of Kali Zine can help them, because that is what it is designed for. You may have seen us distributing them in the Burning Man Krishna Camp documentary released this year. (Click here for the full article)

New Publication From the BBT
by Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
Posted July 22, 2007

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is pleased to announce the publication of a long awaited book titled Jaya Jagannatha! The Culture and Worship of Lord Jagannatha East and West, by His Grace Dhruva Maharaja dasa, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who has been residing in Jagannatha Puri for almost twenty years.

The book includes six sections, 45 colorful photos, 322 pages, and was written for a very wide audience. Below is an outline to give readers an idea of what Jaya Jagannatha! is about.

Part One: The advent and installation of Lord Jagannatha (Click here for the full article)

Hari Nama in LA
by Govinda Dadda Das
Posted July 22, 2007

For the inspiration of all the devotees I would like to post these pictures of our Hari Nama SKP party that took place Friday night July 20, 2207. We never know what plan Lord Caitanya has in store for us. But we always know He inspires the service in many ecstatic ways. This time there were a group of hatha yogis that just decided to join us right in the middle of the outdoor 3rd Street Santa Monica Prominade mall. (Click here for the full article)

Youth Drama Tours U.S. East Coast "Devotion" Bus Tour, Part 1
by Seva das
Posted July 21, 2007

June 25 - 29, Atlanta, Georgia - ISKCON Atlanta Temple

We started the 2007 summer festival tour with intensive performance rehearsals at the Atlanta temple. For one week, 45 youth from around the world spent the first days of the tour absorbed in auditioning for the various roles in the play, dance and live music band. Anapayini dasi and Balarama Chandra das are directing the performance this year. They are both experienced and talented actors and we are fortunate to have them on the tour. (Click here for the full article)

Preaching At the Llama Fest
by utahkrishnas.com
Posted July 19, 2007

Around 3,000 people attended the 13th Annual Llama Fest in Spanish Fork Utah. Below are three links to local newspaper articles on the event. Four television stations either gave pre event coverage or were present on the day.

Brigham Young University Daily Universe Click Here
Provo Daily Herald Click Here
Deseret Morning News Click Here

Originally, the festival held at the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork was conceived simply as a fund raiser and community relations effort. Tongue in cheek, to prove devotees could go a whole day without proselytizing. (Click here for the full article)

Summer Camp in Croatia
by Divya-prabandha das
Posted July 15, 2007

This is invitation to all of you who would like to charge your batteries in the association of advanced devotees. Please come to 4th Lika Summer Camp in Licka Jasenica, very beautiful village high in the hills of Croatia from 8th - 12th of August 2007.

Our annual festival is completely free. No fees, no charges for prasadam. Visiting devotees are accommodated in the houses of devotees in the village. Since there are no charges devotees are voluntarily participating with donations both in laxmi and bhoga so atmosphere in and around festival is filled with feelings of loving exchanges among devotees. (Click here for the full article)

Vaishnava Schools in Florida
by Steve & Radhe
Posted July 13, 2007

We're looking for information on the Vaishnava schools in Alachua, Florida, or devotee run schools. We're looking to move to Alachua, or the surrounding area, and have three children aged between 4 and 2. Please send all information to steveradhe@yahoo.com.

Caretaker, Flat Required in Vrindavan
by Lubhit Girdhar
Posted July 11, 2007

I am looking for a devotionally inclined caregiver to take care of cooking, shopping and general needs for my parents while they are in Vrindavan. I am also looking to rent a flat in Vrindavan. If interested, please contact me at lubhit@gmail.com.

House in the Country for Sale
by Indranuja das
Posted July 9, 2007

We are selling our home in northeast Kansas. The house is approximately 4,000 square feet on 7.7 acres and includes a separate, self-contained apartment. The house has 5 bedrooms, an office/bedroom, 2 living rooms, large (300 square feet) temple room, screened Tulasi house, family room with wood stove, 3 full baths, and 2 large decks.

The property is part of a 41-acre devotee community with trees, pastures, woods, creek, cows, and an active yoga studio. The property is 10 miles south of Lawrence, Kansas, home of the University of Kansas, and 40 miles southwest of Kansas City.

For information please call Indranuja at 785-424-3808 or email edmacmillan@yahoo.com

Job Opportunity: Sacred Threads
by Krsna katha dasi
Posted July 7, 2007

Editor's Note: Since posting this advertisement, it has been filled and is no longer available. Thank you.

A devotee run wholesale clothing company in business for 15 years.

Position: Senior Manager and Accounting

Job Description:
Overseeing daily office and warehouse activities
Account management
Customer support and relations

Experience necessary. Good people skills and computer skills a must. We offer devotee holidays and other benefits. Attractive salary. (Click here for the full article)

Brihad 2.2 Now Available
by Dhruva Maharaja dasa
Posted July 7, 2007

Sadhusanga.com has completed Sanatana Gosvami's Brihad Bhagavatamrta!

Previously, we released audiobooks Brihad 1 and Brihad 2.1 (chapters 1-5), and now we're offering Brihad 2.2 (chapters 5-7) the final part of the book describing Gopa Kumara's travels to Dvaraka, and then all the way up to Goloka Vrndavana.

Brihad 2.2 (Chapters 5-7) is especially pertinent for devotees cultivating finer sentiments following in the footsteps of the residents of Vraja. (Click here for the full article)

Friends of the BBT Newsletter, July 2007
by Friends of the BBT
Posted July 3, 2007

Click Here for the July Newsletter at FriendsOfTheBBT.org

Krishna Consciousness: The Next Generation
by Madhava Smullen

Krishna consciousness is entering a new era. Times change, and with them, methods of spreading spiritual knowledge also change.

Krishna.com is one of those new methods. Arriving on the scene in 1996, when the Internet was still in its larva stage, the website invited young blood for a young project, and ISKCON's first and second generations worked together to create a truly impressive achievement.

Radha, a second generation devotee (Click here for the full article)

Care for Cows Newsletter
by Kurma Rupa dasa
Posted July 2, 2007

Our July 2007 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.

(Click Here).

This month we present:

  1. How the Monsoon has affected us.
  2. An account of our attempt to save Vanadevi.
  3. An account of three bull safaris from Sunrakh to Belvan.
  4. An introduction to Madhu, one of our working bulls.
  5. How cud is used in supportive therapy.
  6. Testimonials from the eight new residents accepted this month.
  7. And more...

(Click here for the full article)

Room for Rent
by Pratyatosa Dasa
Posted July 2, 2007

Available for immediate occupancy by a male disciple or follower of Srila Prabhupada is a 9' x 15' unfurnished room with a 48" x 30" closet. The rent is only $200 per month. ALL utilities, garbage pickup, grass mowing and snow plowing are included in the rent. The room is in a small cabin which is heated by natural gas.

The cabin is located on US 41 next to the Portage Lake Golf Course in a mostly rural area 3 miles south of Houghton in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. (Click here for the full article)

Back in the Book Van
by Mitrasena das
Posted July 1, 2007

It was 5 a.m. The van groaned and creaked through the darkness up Krishna road.

"This van's never had so many freakin' books in it before; this is gonna be big! I just hope the chassis holds up. I know you're gonna like this; it's gonna be big!"

For years I'd been begging Bhakta Philip to drag me out on book distribution, and now it was finally working out. He was taking me to a huge music festival. "It's the biggest, sweetest, coolest way to get back into book distribution. You'll meet cool people and sell books. They really like Srila Prabhupada's books there." (Click here for the full article)

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