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July 2010
Gita Nagari Receives Infrastructure Grant
by Ortrun Gates
Posted July 31, 2010

Recently Gita Nagari was awarded a fairly large $45.000 grant from the state of PA to upgrade our facilities at the farm. The focus is mainly on making our cows more comfortable with improved paddocks, watering system, fencing, etc.

One way for us to fully utilize this grant is by raising some additional funds to supplement the monies awarded. We have set up an easy way to donate on our website www.gitanagari.org where you can donate through paypal to this worthwhile cause. Look for "Capital Fund Raising Event" in the Quicklinks for a full explanation of the grant.

Further details are available by calling Dhruva maharaja das at (Click here for the full article)



Leprechaun Video Clip From Glastonbury Festival 2010
by FFA UK
Posted July 29, 2010

This is a video clip taken from the Hare Krishna Tent at the Glastonbury festival 2010. Yeah the Leprechaun is Parasurama Das.

matchlessgifts.org.uk/galleryyogi.html



New Book Release
by Ram das, Germany
Posted July 29, 2010

Hit Harivamsa: Hit Chaurasi
The 84 hymns of Divine Love

Tattva Viveka-Edition, Bensheim 2010, 176 p., hardcover, ISBN 978-3-9804144-6-3, € 19,90

Translated and commented by Pratibha Goswami

Hit Harivamsa, a 16th century devotee, disciple of Gopal Bhatta Goswami, describes in a sweet poetic and divine voice the intimate pastimes of the Divine Couple. We become witnesses to a divine and spiritual relationship. According to Hit Harivamsa ›Bhaav‹, feeling and emotion, is the main ingredient for devotion to Sri Sri Radha-Krishna.

The Hit Chaurasi is one of the famous scriptures of the Bhakti-tradition, yet this edition is the first translation into a Western language by an authentic spiritual practitioner. The translation and the commentaries of Pratibha Goswami are soaked with the divine ecstatic love to Godhead.

She is a descendent of the famous Krishna-poet Jayadeva Goswami who wrote his Gita Govinda in the 13th century. (Click here for the full article)



Nominations for Excellence Awards
by Dinadayal dasa
Posted July 29, 2010

We would like to call nominations for the second ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards (IEEA) for the year 2009-2010. IEEA are meant to recognize the sincere devotees who have dedicated their lives to the mission of Srila Prabhupada in Europe. These awards are to encourage such exemplary devotees.

The last year's winners can be viewed here: Click Here

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NOMINATIONS

1. Nominations can be made by anyone but the nomination should be endorsed by a temple president or an authority who is equal to or above the temple president in ISKCON's administrative hierarchy.

2. Please duly fill in the nomination form for every individual nominee. Click Here

(Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Jagannath Rath Yatra Begins in Puri

by Sify Newsdesk
Posted July 27, 2010


Puri: Nearly a million devotees are expected to converge at the city of Puri in Orissa for the annual nine-day chariot festival of Lord Jagannath, beginning on July 13.

The festival commemorates Lord Jagannath's annual visit to his aunt's home. This is the Gundicha Temple which is situated at a distance of 2 km from the main temple.

The three deities - Jagannath (Krishna), Balarama and Subhadra - are taken through the streets for everyone to see them. Three richly decorated chariots, resembling temple structures, are pulled through the streets of Puri.

New chariots are built every year. This is the only day when devotees who are not allowed in the temple premises such as non-Hindus and foreigners, (Click here for the full article)



New Vrindaban Ratha Yatra Draw Over 350
by New Vrindaban Communications
Posted July 26, 2010


The elaborately decorated chariot carrying Lord Krishna (Jagannatha), his brother Baladeva, and his sister Subhadra is pulled with ropes of love.

New Vrindaban’s annual Ratha Yatra drew over 350 people from across the United States to Marshall County last weekend. “I can’t believe the entire parade lasted 90 minutes! Once I started singing along with everyone else, the time just flew,” said Jenny Santilli, a Spanish teacher at South Harrison High School in Clarksburg, WV. “The chariot was gorgeous. There was so much decorative detail – paper swans, cow-shaped and parrot-shaped balloons, and garlands of fresh flowers.”

Santilli, who is working on her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction at Marshall University, attended the Ratha Yatra to fulfill part of her Multicultural Studies requirement. Her assignment was to visit a community that is different from her own. (Click here for the full article)



Chandan Yatra Festival
by ISKCON Murari Sevaka
Posted July 21, 2010


Chandan Yatra Festival

At ISKCON Murari Sevaka

On Saturday, July 31st 2010

4th annual!!!

Come and have darshan of Sri Sri Nitai-Gourachandra covered in cooling sandalwood paste

Join us in a lively procession, chanting the holy names of the Lord in a kirtan led by Gadi Prabhu. Help us carry the Deities of Chota Goura-Nitai and Srila Prabhupada in a palanquin to the pond where we will all offer Them abhiseka. Listen to a wonderful lecture by our guest of honor Gadi das and end the transcendental evening with a delicious vegetarian feast.

Schedule

(Click here for the full article)



Looking for Farm Communities
by Bhakta BC
Posted July 18, 2010

I am searching for contact info for any practicing Krsna Conscious farm communities in the USA or Mexico. This could include monasteries, ashrams, or other rural projects anywhere in the US or Mexico, either established or forming I am quite familiar with all the ISKCON communities and do not need that info. I am a young, brahmacari male quite adept at organic farming and other farm skills.

Please email me at (Click here for the full article)



Petition for Safer Vrindavan
by Syamala Sakhi dasi (South Africa)
Posted July 18, 2010

I just came across a website that I think you should all go to. It is safevrindavan.com. Please go to this site, sign this petition, put it on your Facebook page and tell others about it. Only devotees can make it happen.


Editor's Note: The petition is to Her Excellency Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of India, and seeks her intercession in making Vrindavan safer for tourists and pilgrims. A story from the Australian Age about the passing of Anandalila prabhu, a teenage Australian girl murdered by a stalker in Vrindavan, was reposted on Chakra in February of 2008.



New Training Center for Women
by Vinode Vani d.d. (ACBSP)
Posted July 14, 2010

New devotees are the life of our ISKCON movement! Their youth, enthusiasm, thirst for knowledge, and fresh energy rejuvenate us all and support our services and preaching activities. Srila Prabhupada indicates in Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Chapter One, that women, in particular, are the protectors of religion in Vedic society. If women are not properly trained and protected, then the moral fiber of the children and entire family declines. Without protection of women and cows, there is no varnashrama society and no future for our movement. Toward this end, we are establishing a training facility and ashrama for new devotees, specifically women, at the New Raman Reti community in Alachua, FL.

A triple-wide mobile home has been purchased and needs to be moved and set up at the back of the temple property. In addition to the considerable expense of setting up the building, (Click here for the full article)



Care for Cows Newsletter July 2010
by Kurma Rupa das
Posted July 10, 2010

The July 2010 issue of our Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.

(careforcows.org/downloads/newsletters_0).

In this edition of 16 pages (1.5 MB) we present reports on:

1. A young bull injured by a reckless driver.

2. The happiest cow in the USA.

3. Various happenings around the goshalla.

This month I am travelling in the USA (Click here for the full article)



New Vrindaban Community Hosts Ratha Yatra
by New Vrindaban Communications
Posted July 5, 2010

At 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 10, New Vrindaban Community will host the annual Ratha Yatra festival. Ratha Yatra will feature a large hand-pulled chariot, colorfully decorated with flowers, flags, balloons and festoons. There will also be a smaller hand-pulled cart with two dancing figurines, as well as live music throughout the procession.

The procession route is less than a mile long and can be easily walked by all age groups. The procession will begin a short distance up the road from Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold (the landmark is a large brown plastic log house).

Immediately following the procession, there will be a fabulous American-style vegetarian picnic at the main compound. Later, at sundown (approximately 9:00pm), there will be a torch-lit procession to the lake, featuring a Swan Boat and fireworks. All events are free and open to the public.

New Vrindaban’s Ratha Yatra (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Where’s Hanuman?: Award-Winning Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards 2010

by Dharmasetu das, Torchlight Publishing
Posted July 2, 2010


Badger, CA — In May The National Indie Excellence Awards 2010 announced the winners and finalists for this year’s competition.

Hundreds of books in dozens of categories were reviewed by judges who are professionals from all aspects of the independent book industry, from book cover and interior designers and professional copywriters to publishers, writers, editors and more. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.

Torchlight Publishing’s Where’s Hanuman? was chosen as one of the Finalists in the Children’s Picture Book category.

Where’s Hanuman?— written by Alister Taylor and illustrated by Christopher Woods and Ben McClintic — gives young children a captivating and fun way to begin learning the treasured story of Rama and Hanuman. (Click here for the full article)



  A Glorious Life: a Tribute to Aindra Prabhuji
by Shambhu das (ACBSP)
Posted July 31, 2010

When I heard the news of Aindra prabhuji passing after reflecting and contemplating of this serious yet grave event. I started “Oh!!WOW!! I will no longer be able to visit my great friend in his unique room, no longer be able to speak “Hari-Katha” all the different transcendental subjects that he eagerly loved to speak of like the good old days in Q street Washington D.C.

It seems like the great ones never stay long they come fulfill their mission and go but always un-expectantly. I remember one day while coming back from sankirtan (parking-lots-suburban-Washington DC 1973) there was this nice soft spoken brahmacari devotee I met previously before moving in the temple.

He was in the brahmachari ashram playing the electric-guitar with such master like precision and confidence knowing this instrument. (Click here for the full article)



More Nectar From the Mouth of the Inmates
by Bhakti-lata Dasi, ISKCON Prison Ministry
Posted July 29, 2010

Below are some more excerpts from inmate letters. There is so much nectar that I feel compelled to share it with you!

“Hare Krsna! I received your letter, the books, pamphlets, and magazine! Thank you so very much for the response. Yes, I truly am searching for pure knowledge of the Absolute Truth. I have been down a great many paths; I have studied Christianity and Islam, but they DO NOT explain our true relationship with God (Krsna) as has been shown to me through Krsna consciousness….

I have always felt that life was more than the “hustle and bustle” of society and I felt that it was more to us than these bodies that we use to fulfill our “animalistic desires”…

I just did not know where to go to research my idea and I was stuck in an “Islamic” mind-state, so venturing to the other religions was a “no-no.” Then I began to feel “empty” as you stated. The prayers and rituals of Islam have not been able to allow me to feel any closer to God. (Click here for the full article)



My Aindra Story
by Devala Das
Posted July 29, 2010


Theres much to be sad about these days, but so many good memories to cherish. As I write this I constantly listen to the amazing recordings of his, that can only give a small taste of what it was like to sit beside him while he poured his heart out to their Lordships.

I remember the day I first heard his Vraja Villasa cd. The voices of many laughing started one track, wherein Aindra cut in saying, " OK, now be serious!". This was to me, the sum of the personality and character of him. Years after hearing his CD I was able to meet Aindra personally, and one of the first times he saw me he called out to me as he was singing, waved me over to play the mrdunga and asked the devotees to make some space for me. That day he sparked a burning passion for bhajan within me.

My brother Dhruva had become very good friends with Aindra over the years, and so I was given a very close look into the real intricate personality of his. I experienced the Ugra Aindra personality that many of you know what I am talking about. This usually came out during his bhajans due to his strong desire for perfection and firm encouragement when needed. "Chant loudly", he would say. "HARE KRSNA!!", (Click here for the full article)



Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. New Website
by Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. Inc.
Posted July 29, 2010


We are pleased to announce our newly reconstructed website at www.vaisnavascare.org/

You can also reach our new website by typing in the old address at www.vaisnavascare.com/

Some of our new features include:

Ghee Lamp Offering

You can offer a virtual ghee lamp for someone in need to a picture representation of the Deities at the Krsna Balarama Mandhir. There is also a place to leave your name so the recipient will be encouraged and inspired by seeing the offering you have made for them. See this page at: Click Here

Easier and more intuitive navigation (Click here for the full article)



Kulimela 2009: the Rose of Vidarbha - Krishna Kidnaps Rukmini
by Kuli Mela Association
Posted July 27, 2010

Click here to watch the video of "The Rose of Vidarbha - Krishna Kidnaps Rukmini."


Intrigue, heartache, deception, romance, humor, and triumph mark Krishna's epic quest to marry His beautiful queen Rukmini and become King of Dwarka.

This artfully woven performance, which combines music, theater, and dance, was brought to life by a troupe of talented local Gurukulis on the steps of the ISKCON New Dwarka Temple in Los Angeles, California.

This drama was recorded August 1, 2009, in front of 1,100 enthusiastic audience members and was a crowning jewel of KulimeLA 2009. (Click here for the full article)



Miniskirts... Skirting the Issue
by Kapila
Posted July 26, 2010

I appreciate the articles written by Madhavananda Prabhu and Radhika Prabhu in regards to the recommended attire of a brahminical devotee. It is always good to be reminded of the most correct form, and to recognize standards which apply to temple environments.

I would like, however, to clarify the position that I take when approaching both the kulimelas and the youth, as it will better inform these devotees and others why some things are the way they are.

It is pertinent to note first and foremost that although Kulis (youth born into the Hare Krsna movement), are members of the community, and often great devotees too, the majority are not initiated devotees. (Click here for the full article)



Latest News From Gita Nagari Ratha Yatra
by Ortrun Gates
Posted July 21, 2010

We have just recently found out that we will host the following guests are this year's Ratha Yatra at Gita Nagari Farm. They are listed here in no particular order. Her Grace Malati prabhu, HH Bhakti Vasudeva Swami, HH Chandramauli Swami, HH Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, and last but certainly not least, His Grace Ravindra Svarup. All of us at the farm are ecstatically looking forward to entertaining these wonderful guests.

An addition to this year's festivities will be a small Rath cart, fabricated especially for the children so that they will be able to participate in the parade on their level. this is a first for Gita Nagari and we are looking forward to that particular aspect of the festival. (Click here for the full article)



His Grace Aindra Prabhu Attains the Spiritual Realm
forwarded by Malati Manjari dasi
Posted July 18, 2010

With extreme anguish we inform the devotees of the disappearance of His Grace Aindra Prabhu on the night of July 16, 2010. He was alone in his room worshiping His beloved Deities when apparently there was a gas leak from his cylinder. Some devotees heard a sound and there was some smell, but no one knew from where it came. Devotees knocked on Aindra’s door, but there was no response all night. His door is very thick, and there is one trap door in it. In the morning when Aindra prabhu didn’t come to the temple to dress Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara, the devotees then could understand that something serious had happened. With difficulty they broke open the trap door, and only one devotee, Adi Kesava Das, was small enough to enter the room. When he entered he saw that the entire room was black and there was disturbance everywhere. It appeared that Aindra might have lit a match in the room and that caused the gas in the air to ignite and burn the room. Aindra was behind the altar. (Click here for the full article)



Rural Job/Service Opportunity
by Krishna Das
Posted July 18, 2010

Bhaktivana Dhama farm community, near Kansas City, is offering job/service positions for devotees who wish to help pursue Srila Prabhupada's vision of cow protection and self-sustainable farming. Experience welcome but not necessary since training will be provided. Opportunities available for individuals, couple or small family. For further details please call Krishna Das at (Click here for the full article)



Stonehenge Summer Solstice
by Parasuram das
Posted July 18, 2010

This year the Stonehenge summer solstice festival fell on the same day as London Rathayatra, 20th June. So after an ecstatic Rathayatra the pots and pans started to rattle again, this time for prasad distribution to the masses of people who stay up all night in order to cheer in the sunrise at Stonehenge. The "English heritage" maintain this ancient monument and each year they invite "Food For All" to attend and supply breakfast for one and all. In fact we are the only group invited. There is no live bands, no P.A. systems, no entertainment, it is an ideal opportunity to deliver our ancient knowledge in this ancient mystical place.

The Prasad distribution started at 1am and finished by 8am, and the harinam party chanted all night led by HH Mahavishnu Swami.

The first part of the movie is a bit dark but will lighten up.

(Click here for the full article)



Shelter Needed
by Abhay Caran Dasa
Posted July 14, 2010

I am a husband of a wonderful devoted mother of my 2 precious vaisnavis that needs to reach the hearts of those who can help my small family in Australia. My wife and my 2 little girls;7 and 3 that are 2nd and 3rd generation devotees need help. Situated close to the gold coast. Currently they are in need for shelter for the next 4 weeks until I can arrive and provide for them properly.

We have an income stream, in our budget between $200 and $300 we can afford weekly, (Click here for the full article)



Vrindavan Apartment Needed
by Gaurasundara das
Posted July 10, 2010

My name is Gaurasundar das and I am looking for an apartment to rent in Vrindavan, India from July 11th, 2010 to January 1, 2011. I would like to pay 200.00 per month plus utilities for a furnished apartment with kitchen; a/c. Please contact me at (Click here for the full article)



Appearance of Lord Jagannatha On Jyestha Purnima
by Sadhusanga.com
Posted July 5, 2010


Sadhusanga.com produces audiobooks of Srila Prabhuapda and other previous acarya's works, and we are offering a free download of Gour Govinda Swami's explanation of Lord Jagannatha's appearance in honor of Snana-yatra, the bathing of the Lord on Jyestha Purnima, the full-moon day in June. To download this title one must create an account, which is free, at Sadhusanga.com, and then click Free Download.



Remembering Damodara Dasa
by Amara dasa
Posted July 2, 2010

On June 29, 2002, a 23-year-old devotee named Damodara dasa committed suicide by hanging himself in a tree at the ISKCON temple in Potomac, Maryland. The official notice posted below tells us some of the details surrounding the event and a few things about Damodara prabhu himself. What the notice will not tell you, however, is that just one day before the suicide, Damodara’s much anticipated trip to India had been cancelled once the devotees found out he was gay. This fact was kept mostly secret and consequently there was never any official evaluation of the Hare Krishna movement’s discriminatory practices against gay members and the negative impact they are likely to have, particularly upon young people.

The tragic suicide inspired one of ISKCON’s leaders, His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami, to revisit the GALVA article Tritiya-Prakriti: People of the Third Sex and reassess his own understanding and approach toward gay and lesbian devotees within ISKCON. His positive reassessments, however, were met mostly with ridicule and/or silence from his peers. Therefore on this day we humbly request all devotees to remember Damodara prabhu and reflect upon ending all of the prejudicial practices and attitudes that cause so much distress to others. Someone’s life will literally depend upon it. (Click here for the full article)



  Vrindavan Apt. for Rent
by Sonu Agrawal
Posted July 31, 2010


I have a two-room apartment in Vrindavan available for sale or for rent. It is very near to ISKCON, just 5 minutes' walking distance. The apartment has an attached kitchen, toilet and all the facilities. The surroundings and the environment are very nice. Several ISKCON devotees live in this area. Please contact me at: (Click here for the full article)



New Vrindaban to Host Artists’ Seminar: “painting Krishna Art”
by New Vrindaban Communications
Posted July 29, 2010


From September 13 – 22, renowned BBT artists Dhriti devi dasi and Ramadasa Abhirama dasa will conduct an intensive painting seminar in New Vrindaban Community, focusing on Krishna art. The husband and wife team have 35 years of experience painting Krishna art in the US, Europe and India. They will teach the unique style of combining classical western Renaissance techniques and Eastern proportion guidelines from the ancient Vedic scriptures from India. The Vedas are the oldest scriptures known to man, and they include sections on many fine and applied arts, including art, music, dance and architecture.

“This blend of East and West is unprecedented,” said Dhriti. “The impact is beyond our wildest imagination. When we travel to India, we see our work all over the country because the Indians are fascinated with the western techniques. In the west, we are turning Krishna art into a collectors’ item due to its mystical quality.”

The seminar will be from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily. Lodging and vegetarian meals will be available. (Click here for the full article)



Aindra Departed
by Nirguna dasi
Posted July 29, 2010


“Constancy yields the gift of rapture”, it is said. Aindra Prabhu was evidence of this.

His kirtans were the stuff of rapture.

There was a singular quality about Aindra Prabhus kirtans.

Of course he had created a style and a sound that was original. He had selected very precise rhythms and melodies; he had a well thought out way of coordinating his group of accompanying singers.

And he egged his accompanying percussionists and kartal players to more perfect standards of playing; he even demanded it of them right there and then in the middle of the kirtan.

But, the underlying or overlaying quality of his kirtan was its earnest, selfless and completely motiveless quality.

He was the centre of the kirtan (Click here for the full article)



"Gita Changes" for Chapter Four
by Kaisori dasi
Posted July 29, 2010

“The changes” for chapter four of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is are now online at www.BBTedit.com/changes.

You'll see:

  • Several purports where missing text has been restored. In the purport to Text 6, restored to the book are more than forty words left out when a typist skipped from one instance of “causeless mercy” to the next.
  • Spelling errors corrected, both for Sanskrit (texts 5, 11, and 12) and for English (text 10).
  • In the word meanings for text 31, a word meaning left out by Srila Prabhupada and replaced by the editor with a meaning that was totally wrong. Fixed for the second edition.

(Click here for the full article)



Gita Nagari July Newsletter
by Ortrun Gates
Posted July 27, 2010

Please check out the latest Gita Nagari Newsletter by clicking on the link below.

Click Here

We hope to see many of you at the Gita Nagari Ratha Yatra on July 31st! Details can be found on the website: gitanagari.org



Rice Flakes, Wheat Flakes, and Sprouted Legumes
by Green Fiesta Pvt Ltd, posted by Vrindavan dasa
Posted July 26, 2010

These might be good recipes for Panihati Cida Dahi Utsava, or otherwise for everyday fare.

Rice flakes

1. Can be fried in ghee or oil and mix it with spices to get hot and tasty snacks.

2. You can also enjoy rice flakes with fruits and dry fruits to make delicious and tasty evening snack

3. They can also be cook with milk and sugar to make dessert.

Wheat flakes

(Click here for the full article)



Ratha Yatra in Poland
by Malaharini dasi
Posted July 21, 2010


On behalf of the Ratha Yatra team and all Polish devotees, we would like to cordially invite all devotees from all corners of Europe to participate in the Ratha Yatra Festival that for the second time will take place in Wroclaw on August 26th, 2010.

Here is the plan of the event:

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm the procession of festival chariot around the town square, with stops for distributing snacks from the chariot, dance and singing

5.30 pm – 8.00 pm stage artistic performances and vegetarian cuisine in the tent next to the scene

Artistic program includes: (Click here for the full article)



Avatars, Gods and Goddesses of Vedic Culture
by Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa)
Posted July 18, 2010


Understanding the assorted Divinities or gods and goddesses of the Vedic or Hindu pantheon is not so difficult as some people seem to think when it is presented simply and effectively. And that is what you will find in this book. This will open you to many of the possibilities and potentials of the Vedic tradition, and show how it has been able to cater to and fulfill the spiritual needs and development of so many people since time immemorial. Here you will find there is something for everyone.

This takes you into the heart of the deep, Vedic spiritual knowledge of how to perceive the Absolute Truth, the Supreme and the various powers and agents of the universal creation. This explains the characteristics and nature of the Vedic Divinities and their purposes, powers, and the ways they influence and affect the natural energies of the universe. (Click here for the full article)



Srimad Bhagavatam Set
by Venkatesh
Posted July 18, 2010

I am selling a nearly "brand new" Srimad Bhagavatam Set (30 Volume Compact Set). Except a few books all are in sealed plastic wraps.

Below is the link to the ebay listing.

Click Here



Vrindavan Furnished Flat for Rent
by Radhacharan das
Posted July 14, 2010


A very nice apartment, located in the well-reputed Ananda Krishna Van building near ISKCON and near the Krishna Balaram tree, is available for rent. It is fully furnished in all respects with an air conditioner, TV, microwave, double bed, side table, center table, chairs, alimrah, dressing table, etc. It is approx. 28m2 (300 square feet). It has the best location, a garden view, lobby, etc. I am renting it at Rs. 8,000 plus the cost of electricity. Please contact me at (Click here for the full article)



San Francisco Ratha Yatra
by ISKCON Berkeley
Posted July 10, 2010


You are invited to San Francisco's 44th annual Ratha Yatra Festival!

WHO: ISKCON Berkeley
WHAT: San Francisco's Ratha Yatra Festival
WHERE: Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadows
WHEN: Sunday August 8th 2010, 11AM-5PM

Please visit our new website:
www.sfkrishna.org

For More Info Contact: (Click here for the full article)



KulimeLA 2009: The Video
by Kuli Mela Association
Posted July 5, 2010

Click Here to watch the much anticipated video, “KulimeLA 2009: A Mosaic of Our Generations – A Gala Evening at the Ford Theater in Hollywood.”

In the ancient Sanskrit language, Kuli refers to a member of a community. Mela means a festive gathering. Combined "Kuli Mela" transforms into "A Celebration of Community."

KulimeLA 2009: The theme for this year's gathering was "Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Envision the Future."

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles International Gurukuli Reunion, an annual gathering of second-generation Hare Krishnas, over one thousand Vaishnavas from around the world came together to share in an amazing cultural experience. (Click here for the full article)



Help Needed for Chronic Fatigue
by Rohini Priya dasi
Posted July 2, 2010

I know that there are many devotees (including myself) who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I would like to request that a forum be started on Chakra to help devotees with this. If there are devotees that have recovered from this condition, please could you write in and share how you did this. It is impossible to serve Krishna and survive in this material world if one is constantly tired and unwell.



"The Eight Petals" for Madhusudan Mas Released
by Vrndavanlila dd (Dr Vrinda Baxi)
Posted July 2, 2010

With the blessings of Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga, eighth issue of Varnasrama Newsletter: THE EIGHT PETALS for Madhusudan Mas is available at: Click Here

The present issue of the newsletter revolves around ‘Food’.

The next issue is planned to focus on 'Medicine'. Everybody is welcome to give their suggestions, share important information or just voice out their opinion on the newsletter in the form of an article, mail, report etc. or even in the form of a prayer for a non-entity person like me who ambitiously aspires to serve Srila Prabhupada! (Click here for the full article)



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