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

Harinama Sankirtana Bus Tour Through Mexico And Guatemala
by Manu dasa, volunteer for ISKCON Youth Ministry
Posted November 30, 2007


December 14 through January 5, twenty-one youth will travel on a bus and preach all over Mexico and Guatemala, performing kirtana and Bharata-natyam dances at yoga studios, temples, home programs, and on Harinama Sankirtana in the cities we pass through. We will also distribute as many of Srila Prabhupada's books in Spanish as we can get you to sponsor. (Click here for the full article)



Books Needed
by Tattvadarsana das
Posted November 28, 2007

I am looking for the set of three books entitled "Letters from Srila Prabhupada". Anyone with info where I can get a set, please email me at Tattvadarsana_dasa@juno.com or call 304-845-0003 leave message if no answer.



Remembering Sanjaya Prabhu
by Noel Dela Merced
Posted November 27, 2007

I am saddened to hear that my good friend Sanjaya das has left this planet. I had nothing but pure respect for him; he was my sankirtan leader in New York City from 1977 till 1980.

Sanjaya prabhu trained me in the art of book distribution. He was a visionary, a classy devotee, who taught me how to be nice to devotees and how to speak respectfully to people I met in the airport or the streets of New York City. He taught me how to be clean and how to dress nicely. Once he took me to Saks Fifth Avenue to buy nice clothes for use when distributing Srila Prabhupada's books. (Click here for the full article)



Nanny Needed
by Nisha Chopada
Posted November 26, 2007

We need a Nanny for a 9 year old little Vaishnavi. It's a very easy job. This is more for security of child and companionship than job. Good pay. It is located in Virginia and our nearest temple is Potomac, MD. Please note that we can only accept applicants who already have the legal right to work in the US

Contact Nisha Chopada (Click here for the full article)



Letters On How Prisoners Are Being Changed By Srila Prabhupada's Books
by Shyama Priya Devi Dasi
Posted November 25, 2007


picture by inmate Brian Babinsky

When people receive Srila Prabhupada's books and are tranformed by them it is a wonderful thing to hear about. Here are some of the Vyasa Puja offerings that have been sent to us at ISKCON Prison Ministy.

Found answers to all my questions in Srila Prabhupada's books: Srila Prabhupada I want to express my sincere appreciation to you for making such a great sacrifice at such an advanced age to come to America and bring the message of Lord Chaitanya. (Click here for the full article)



Cinema Hare Krishna
by Apakrita dasa
Posted November 24, 2007

A purely spiritual cinema experience

Come to see the new look of the website: www.gitagita.com

A place with hundred and hundred Krsna conscious videos.

New videos are available at the Cinema twice weekly. You can add your name to the email announcement list for instant notification.

The videos are in English and French.

Please come to visit the website and enjoy the videos for many hours.



In the News:
ISKCON Centre Readies for Extravaganza

by The Telegraph
Posted November 23, 2007

Imphal, Nov. 12: The Iskcon temple in the Manipur capital is getting ready to showcase Hindu culture and religion, as practised around the world, during a six-day-long cultural extravaganza later this month. The Iskcon community, putting behind the trauma caused by last year's bomb blast at the Imphal temple, is organising a grand show.

The cultural event is being planned as part of the inauguration ceremony of Shri Shri Radhakrishnachandra Manimandir, constructed in Imphal's Iskcon temple complex, on November 21. (Click here for the full article)



A Special Thanksgiving
by ISKCON New York
Posted November 20, 2007

To celebrate Thanksgiving, and to promote Govinda's Kitchen (our daily lunch club program), we are organizing a special gourmet Thanksgiving dinner:

Thursday November 22, 2007
from 4pm to 7pm
at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Temple

There will be a special 23 course buffet feast of gourmet appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts, all offered with love and devotion to Lord Krishna! (Click here for the full article)



One Moon, Many Moons
by Balavidya dasa
Posted November 18, 2007

An offering to Srila Prabhupada on his disappearance day:

One moon is better than a million stars, but one moon is bettered by many moons. The League of Devotees searches for success, but stumbles not sure what that success shall be.

Srila Prabhupada is an eloquent lecturer, an incisive conversationalist, a singer of many mellows, a concise commentator, a powerful person of divine transcendence. In unique contribution, he throws open the storeroom of Krsna-prema and shares out that nectar to any person of any place without prejudice. (Click here for the full article)



Tribute to His Grace Nirguna Prabhu
by Kalavati devi dasi (JPS)
Posted November 17, 2007

I just received the news that His Grace Nirguna Prabhu has left his body in Sri Mayapur Dhama. Nirguna Prabhu was a wonderful, inspiring devotee who very single-mindedly preached Krsna Consciousness wherever he was and to whoever he was with.

In the late 1980's and early 1990's he was my sankirtan leader at New Panihati Dhama in Atlanta, and he served as a perfect example for neophytes such as myself. It didn't matter that at one point we had to go to Hartsfield International Airport at 5am just to reserve a space in the terminal to distribute books, as other non-profit organizations would compete for the same spaces. (Click here for the full article)



Alachua Home for Rent
by Ameyatma das (ACBSP)
Posted November 17, 2007

Home For Rent Near New Raman Reti (Alachua, Florida) 3 bedroom, 2 bath house just minutes from the temple. Newer home has large kitchen with lots of cabinets, counter space and dishwasher. There is also a laundry room with washer and dryer and a fenced backyard. The neighborhood is quiet and safe with other devotee neighbors in it. Close to downtown Alachua and only 15 minutes from Gainesville. Available immediately. $875 a month. Please call 386-418-3818 or 407-301-8284 or email Ameyatma das (ACBSP) at waynewatt@gmail.com



Shaligram Shila Wanted
by Guru Priya devi dasi
Posted November 15, 2007

I am looking for a Shaligram Shila to worship. I can pay for all shipping from anywhere in the world. Please email me at b_a_berry2001@yahoo.com if you have a Shila that you can no longer take care of. If you have several, please spare one for me.



In the News:
Kazakhstani ISKCON Members Forced to Leave Homes

by (Bhakti Bhrnga) Govinda Swami
Posted November 14, 2007


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On November 4, 2007, the practitioners of the Society for Krishna Consciousness were informed that they have one week to vacate their farm. Mr. Ermek Abdykalykov, the former owner of the Krishna property, visited the Krishna farm during the Sunday services, and placed this demand upon the members of the community. He stated that since the provincial court has ruled in favor of his appeal and he has set the deadline of one week for the society to vacate the premises. (Click here for the full article)



Namhatta in Allentown, Pa
by Anil
Posted November 14, 2007

I am looking for like minded devotees/ spiritualists to start a Bhagavad Gita reading program as well as Satsang in Allentown, PA. I have recently moved here and am hungry for good association.

Please contact Anil at anil108@gmail.com



New Release
by Manjari dasi
Posted November 11, 2007

The new book: "Death Divine" describes real-life Krsna consciousness in-action at the most crucial time - death - a time when the external sufferings of the body are transcended by an internal joyous celebration in Krsna consciousness. Read how Krsna makes this arrangement for His devotee's final journey; the changes of heart and the outpourings of love as the dying devotee's heart increasingly overflows with love and surrender.

How to die fully absorbed in Krsna consciousness and attain the topmost spiritual destination? This question, the most essential of all questions, is of increasing concern for the devotees. (Click here for the full article)



Lalitamrita Devi Dasi Departs From This Material World in Gita Nagari Farm (U.S.)
by Sangita devi dasi, RN, CHPN
Posted November 11, 2007

On Sunday, Novemember 4, 2007 at 10:45 am, Lalitamrita devi dasi, left this world surrounded by her caregivers, her husband, Gandiva dasa, Kaulini dasi, Sangita devi dasi, Annapurna dasi, and other dear friends from around the U.S. who came from far and wide to care for her in her final days. She left this world hearing the holy names of the Lord while other devotees came into her room one by one after hearing she was in her final moments and taking her final breaths. It was a very auspicious departure. (Click here for the full article)



Help Starting Preaching Center
by Anil
Posted November 6, 2007

I am looking for like minded individuals to start a preaching center in Allentown, PA. I am ready to finance the place of worship as well as to share the cost of running the program. Please respond immediately to anil108@gmail.com.



What Comes After April
by Niscala dasi
Posted November 4, 2007

I'd like to thank April for her thought-provoking questions. April is spring-time in many countries (though autumn in mine), a time when many dormant bulbs within the ground come to life with wonderful effects. Questions are just like the effects of the season on the bulbs of doubt and unclarity of vision. We only need to appreciate them as so, to get the effect of their full blossoming. (Click here for the full article)



The Passing of Radhanath Prabhu
by Enrique Lopetegui
Posted November 3, 2007

Just a quick comment on the passing of this great Vaishnava.

I met him at new Dwarka in Los Angeles and, even though we never had a chance to develop a very close relationship, I remember that he would never miss mangal arati, even though it was obvious that he was in a lot of pain. He was the type of devotee that could never be caught talking prajalpa, (Click here for the full article)



  Looking for Mahavirya Das
by Atma Ram das
Posted November 30, 2007

I'm looking for a dear devotee friend, Mahavirya das. He is a disciple of HDG Srila Prabhupada from around 1972.

He was born Caples W.Va, and served in Africa, LA, New York, New Vrindavan and India.

Please contact Atma Ram das- Peter Barker (formerly Atma Nivedanam) at derknbean@yahoo.com.



Tribute to Sanjaya Das
by Krsnacandra das adhikary
Posted November 28, 2007

Nothing prepares us for another godbrother's passing so suddenly. Sanjaya das adhikary (ACBSP) is a soul who gave his young life to Radha Damodara and to Srila Prabhupada.

Please pray that he may again sit at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada and personally serve the divine lotus feet of the original Sri Sri Radha Damodara. Sanjaya's service will be held Monday 26 November 26, 2007. (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
ISKCON Opens Manimandir to Public

by The Sangai Express
Posted November 27, 2007


Polished coloured gems imported from France strategically placed along the path of the electric bulbs inside Manmandir

Imphal, November 21: The Sri Sri Radhakrishna Chandra Manimandir was opened to the public from today by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness amid religious fervour.

According to the temple priests, devotees started thronging the temple from day break today by invocating the blessing service or Mangala Arti.

Regular services will start at the temple from tomorrow, said the priests and added that devotees can offer their prayers till the last service tomorrow evening. (Click here for the full article)



Looking for Two Devotees
by Devala das, ISKCON Toronto
Posted November 26, 2007

I am looking for two devotees: Piyush Patel from Odessa, Ukraine and Jatayu Das from Vienna, Austria.

If they could email me at mission108@hotmail.com. that would be appreciated.

If anyone knows these two devotees, please convey this message to them.



Lectures On the Holy Name
by Rasala Krsna das
Posted November 25, 2007


JAPA LECTURES

Class Title: "Offensive chanting & fear of God"
Speaker : Dvija mani dasa, Philadelphia, PA
Lecture this Saturday November 24th at 7:00AM - 7:45am EST via telephone conference. Lecture will be broadcasted worldwide in real time via Internet conference.

Upcoming speakers:
Rukmini devi dasi (ACBSP) Potomac, VA
Malati devi dasi (ACBSP) GBC New Vrindaban, WV
Radha Vallabha dasa, 26 Second Avenue, NYC
Samika Rsi dasa, Towaco , NJ
Gauranga prem das, Los Angeles, CA (Click here for the full article)



Meet the Children of Randiya
by Jahnava Nitai Das
Posted November 24, 2007


www.foodrelief.org

Below are a few recent photos of the food distribution program being conducted in Randiya at our Ashram's relief center. There is also an 8 minute video, so that you can get a better view of the children whom you are helping.

Randiya is a very poor rural village located around 20 km away from our main Ashram in Orissa. The village consists of people from the very poor adivasi (tribal) community. Most of the villagers work as field laborers on other people's farms, tilling the fields and growing rice. Due to poverty, the children of the village have to start working as young as 6 years old, (Click here for the full article)



Soldiers Observe Iraq Rathayatra
by Partha-sarathi das
Posted November 23, 2007


On November 14, the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's disappearance, we successfully completed the first Iraq Rathayatra. Originally the Rathayatra had been scheduled for January, but due to my moving to a different part of Iraq, we arranged for all preparations to be completed within two days. After some unexpected issues came to light from the authorities, everything was set to go.

From first light, people were waiting for the Lord's darshan. At around noon the Lord made His appearance, much to the pleasure of all assembled. The turnout was not as big as we had hoped for, but considering the circumstances I believe it was a success. (Click here for the full article)



Lord Jagannatha Welcomes Guests to Ojai
by Mayesvara dasa
Posted November 23, 2007


This is to invite all our local friends and supporters of a very unusual appearance of Lord Jagannatha in the Ojai Community. The story began last summer when Adhoksaja Dasi, (Alexi Vincent) grew a 120 lb pumpkin. Having developed an appreciation for Krishna Consciousness, she just wasn't inspired to cut the large pumpkin into a traditional Jack-o-Lantern. Instead she transcendental zed the event by painting it with the beautiful smile of Lord Jagannatha! (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Prime Minister Gets Hindu Name At House of Commons

by Ramesh Kallidai, Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB)
Posted November 20, 2007


15 November 2007 - Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who opened the Sixth Annual Diwali reception at the House of Commons on 14 November, was given an honorary Hindu name by the Hindu Forum of Britain.

Welcoming the Prime Minister to the multi-party reception attended by over 100 MPs and 200 community leaders to celebrate the Hindu festival of light, Ramesh Kallidai, secretary general of the Hindi Forum of Britain said, "One of the meanings of the word 'Gordon' in Gaelic is a 'hill with meadows' . But in Sanskrit, the sacred language of the Hindus, we have a word for this too. (Click here for the full article)



We Had a Happy Diwali!
by utahkrishnas.com
Posted November 18, 2007


In the past, we have limited our advertisements for Diwali, fearing that as the colder weather forces everything indoors, and the temple capacity is 500, we shouldn't aspire for more attendees. This year, however, we had built an outdoor stage, the weather has been very nice (mid 60's during the day) and we had the idea to put out patio heaters on the verandah. Thus there were three places where more than 1,000 people could congregate: The downstairs gift store and buffet, the upstairs temple room, and the out door verandah with heaters and stage. (Click here for the full article)



In the Blog World:
Bombs Over Baghdad

by Partha-sarathi dasa
Posted November 17, 2007

Here's a recent report from HG Parathi-Sarathi Prabhu of his exploits in spreading the nectar and mercy of the Holy Name during his current tour of duty in Iraq for the United States Army.


I have set up book stands in 4 different locations on the base and every 3 days they are dry.... all gone. At the moment we are approaching 700 books out. So nectar!!!

We also have 12 bhaktas that are reading and chanting regularly. Our programs are spreading, now I host a mantra meditation class once a week and also Mondays and Fridays I have a small program of bhajans and prasadam. (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
A Mountain of Sweets

by Staff Correspondent, The Sampradaya Sun
Posted November 17, 2007


A miniature Govardhana Hill, which was created by expert cooks using over 250 kg of various eatables at ISKCON in Mysore. [Photo by M.A. Sriram]

Nov 12, MYSORE, KARNATAKA (THE HINDU) - It was a hillock with a difference. Inspired by the pastimes associated with Lord Krishna, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) here celebrated Govardhana Puja as part of Deepavali on Saturday. And the cynosure of all eyes was the miniature Govardhana Hill, which is associated with Lord Krishna who lifted it with his little finger according to mythology. (Click here for the full article)



India Travel Log
by Anuttama Das
Posted November 15, 2007

To day was another exciting day of seeing new Holy places. It is also Diwali and Kali Puja here in India. Every where are candles [including] our ISKCON Mayapur Temple. And clay modles of Kali staning on her Husband, Shiva [but not in ISKCON].

Today we drove two hours to a town near Calcutta. It is the home town of Iswara Puri Maharaja, the guru of Mahaprabhu.

Mahaprabhu visited his house after He took Sanyas, on his was to Vrindaban. By that time Iswara Puri had passed away but Mahaprabhu collected some dirt from the spot. He ate some and saved the rest. So many devotees also collected dirt that there is now a small pond there. (Click here for the full article)



BHAKTI Geography Channel
by Achyuta Krishna Dasa
Posted November 14, 2007

Center of BHAKTI Studies presents BHAKTI Geographic channel, which takes you to a journey down the Vedic spiritual places in India and abroad. The movies offer a window to some of the rare pictures from the Holy lands.

Click on the links below to view the following two new additions:

  1. Govardhan Parikrama (approx 300 crystal clear pictures): Click Here

  2. Kamyavana Parikrama (approx 100 crystal clear pictures): Click Here

Please email your collections of photographs/bhajans/video of/about the holy places that can be used in the future movies to igvt.hbg@gmail.com. (Click here for the full article)



Old Puja Items Wanted
by Madhavi devi dasi
Posted November 14, 2007

I am looking for any old or broken puja items. I am more than happy to pay COD charges if needed. There are a few things that I am looking for but I will take it all. Please email it at gloriahunter2001@yahoo.com for the address to send the items.



Prabhupada's Original Bhagavatam Set
by Master Hari
Posted November 11, 2007


Please see Ebay Item number: 250183195652

For:

  • Srila Prabhupada's Original Delhi Bhagavatam Set
    ALL WITH ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS

    SRIMAD BHAGWATAM of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyas
    by A.C. Bhaktivedanta
    3 Hardcover Volumes (First Canto)
    Published by the League of Devotees, Vrindaban; Delhi
    1962, 1964, 1965

(Click here for the full article)



In the Blog World:
Reading About Writing

by Madhava Gosh
Posted November 11, 2007

As more and more devotees are blogging, or on the verge of blogging, the following is a collection of quotes that may pertain, even with the more relaxed standards of blogging:

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

- Mark Twain

By writing according to our realization we become more and more convinced and all doubts are destroyed.

- Srila Prabhupada, Letter to: Pusta Krsna - Hyderabad 23 March, 1973

Realization means you should write, every one of you, what is your realization. What for this Back to Godhead is? You write your realization, what you have realized about Krsna. (Click here for the full article)



Friends of the BBT Newsletter - November 07
by Friends of the BBT
Posted November 6, 2007

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Spotlight: Translators in Training
by Madhava Smullen

In a small town where Krishna once protected his devotees with the holy Govardhana Hill, a major part of the future of Vaishnava culture and learning has been born. Srimad Bhagavat Vidyapitham, ISKCON's version of the traditional vidyapitham Sanskrit language school, focuses its work around the cream of all Vedic literature, Srimad Bhagavatam. (Click here for the full article)



Housing Near Tucson Temple
by Sandamini dasi
Posted November 4, 2007

Three brand-new 1,600-sq.ft. (150m2) houses have been built right next to the temple property here in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Built to a high standard, they rent for $950 a month plus utilities. They were just completed and have never been occupied. Each house is on a small lot. To see photographs, please email me at sandaminidd@cs.com. (Click here for the full article)



Gita Nagari SOS
by Devadeva dasi
Posted November 3, 2007

This morning Mother Lalitamrta, her body ravaged by cancer, arrived at Gita Nagari after a gruelling 10 hour car ride. She is on hospice care. Her desire is to leave her body at Gita Nagari.

Mother Lalitamrta is a disciple of HH Satsvarupa das Goswami and a long time resident of Gita Nagari. Most notably she has served as a book distributor and pujari.

As many of you may know, Gita Nagari is a struggling temple (Click here for the full article)



  Books for Sale
by Bhaktin Heather
Posted November 30, 2007

I've got the following books for sale. Shipping is available within the US only. I accept PayPal, cashiers check, or money order only:

  1. Darshana book in mint condition-$45 + $8 shipping/handling

  2. Diary of a traveling preacher set (Volume I-Fair Condition), (Volume II-Good Condition), (Volumes III, IV, & V-Mint Condition). -$20 for the set + $5 shipping/handling

  3. Spiritual Warrior set (Volumes 1-6 mint condition)-$30 for the set + $6 shipping /handling

(Click here for the full article)



In Praise of Ajitananda Prabhu
by Padmapani das
Posted November 28, 2007

Today my heart was broken because I heard the sad news of your departure from this world. For me and all those who know and love you, this is the worst of all sufferings. But for you, my dear friend, I know that it's a great blessing in disguise because you're going directly to Srila Prabhupada's lotus feet to serve him with all your heart and soul.

Although you and I never met personally, we forged an unbreakable bond of godbrotherly love due to our shared appreciation of Srila Prabhupada's causeless and unlimited mercy. Twenty years ago, you were living in Los Angeles and I sent you a big box of Vaisnava Journals to distribute to the devotees there. (Click here for the full article)



Third Diwali At Utah Governor's Mansion
by utahkrishnas.com
Posted November 27, 2007


Last Friday evening Caru and Vaibavi attended the third annual Diwali dinner in the Governor's Mansion downtown Salt Lake City. The Governor first spoke at the podium of his recent trip to India with 31 business representatives from Utah, mentioned how much he enjoyed the trip, was nostalgic about it, and how the cooking smells (only vegetarian food was served during the dinner) of the evening took him mentally back there. He'd wanted to show off his 2 year old adopted daughter from India, Asha Bharati, but it was past her bed time. (Click here for the full article)



Breaking Through the Shell: Psychoanalysis and Bhakti
by Narayani dasi
Posted November 26, 2007

When I considered writing on this topic, I thought to myself that no one will probably want to read it, and may even be indignant, and ask: "What do you think we are -- nut cases?" "Oh, yes!" would be my answer. "Every one of us is a nut case, in that we need to crack through a hardened shell to get at who we really are."

The most common answer to that would be: "I already know that -- a servant of the Lord!"... which implies, in analysis, a host of intrinsically profound and intensely exalted qualities, all of which are inherent in the soul, which is, so to speak, the nut itself.

All of this goes to prove the uselessness of empty clichés in the attempt of "breaking the shell," for that so-called argument is self-defeating.

Nevertheless, I still hear my objector, now with his indignation replaced by a air of untouchable sanctity: "Only the Lord can show me the way. I'm at His mercy."

That's indeed true, for: "In every millennium the Lord appears (Click here for the full article)



Original Vichitra Veena On E-Bay
by Sacisuta das Dallas TX
Posted November 25, 2007


Ancient Hindu String Instrument Beautiful Craftsmanship Item number: 220174484959
Link: Click Here

Ancient Hindu instrument predecessor to Sitar. Sitar was re-created in 18th century from Veena (Vina).

It is in very good condition (no scratches or damages).

It comes with original leather hard-shell-case (not in the photos but present).

LOW STARTING BID!



In the News:
Press Coverage of Diwali At House of Commons

submitted by Ramesh Kallidai, by Dipankar De Sarkar, Hindu Forum of Britain
Posted November 24, 2007

Presenting, British Prime Minister Shri Govardhan Brown

London, Nov 15 (IANS): Wearing marigold garlands around his neck and a bright vermillion teeka on the forehead, Britain's prime minister was anointed Govardhan Brown Wednesday by a large crowd of cheering Asians celebrating Diwali in the heart of the British establishment.

"From today, you are an honorary member of the Hindu community, as Govardhan Brown," said Ramesh Kallidai, general secretary of the Hindu Forum of Britain, to a beaming Gordon Brown inside a packed hall in the House of Commons, the British lower house of parliament. (Click here for the full article)



Final Days
by Siddhanta das
Posted November 23, 2007

Brahmananda das: In the final days we were with Prabhupada in Vrindavan taking turns to softly chant with little cymbals in a vigil kirtan. At a certain point I got sick. I collapsed in my room with a fever, and it took me about a week to recover. Then I was able to again go and see Prabhupada. When I came into his room Prabhupada was lying on his bed conversing with his servants. Sometimes he would ask who was leading the kirtan. That particular day he mentioned my name. Prabhupada said, "Oh, Brahmananda?" I came forward. He said, "You were ill? You were not feeling well?" Here is Prabhupada completely shriveled up from fasting, but he was concerned that I was not feeling well. I just had a little fever, and here is Prabhupada on his departure bed saying, "Oh, you are not feeling well?" (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Los Angeles Yoga Magazine Feature 'Gita on Skid Row'

by Sam Slovick, LA Yoga
Posted November 20, 2007


The current issue of LA Yoga, the most popular yoga magazine in Southern California (an area with yoga studios on almost every corner), features the Hare Krishna perspective on homelessness - or at least the realizations of two devotees on the issue. I hope we got it right. You decide. We interested in hearing from you, and we can pass on your input to the author of the article. Don't hold back; we can take it. We need to become more humble.

YS, Nrsimhananda das/Uddhava Gita das
Your ITV Productions team

Click Here

(Click here for the full article)



In the Blog World:
Govardhana Puja At the Lotus Feet Govardhan Hill

by Gauranga Kishore Das, gaurangakishore.blogspot.com
Posted November 18, 2007


Here are a few pictures and a small report from yesterdays festivities at Bhaktivedanta Ashram (Govardhan Palace) situated at the lotus feet of Govardhan.

Gopiparanadhana Prabhu giving the morning Bhagavatam Class, while devotees listen attentively.

After Bhagavatam Class Bhurijana Prabhu did a dramatic reading of the Govardhan pastime from Ananda Vrindavan Campu by Srila Kavi Karnapura. You can see Govardhan in the Background, as well as the temple of Dhani Raya. (Click here for the full article)



Moscow Temple Needs Help
by Ekabhokta das
Posted November 17, 2007

The reason for this letter is to encourage you to help in any capacity the Moscow Temple in Russia. In September of 2007 the Moscow City Government donated five acres of land for devotees to build a temple for Lord Krishna. The catch is that they only have a certain amount of time to get started with the construction; otherwise, the government will take the land back.

I am very excited and happy to help the Moscow devotees with a humble donation to get this most valuable service to Srila Prabhupada done. (Click here for the full article)



Ten Things That Make Sense to Me
by Name withheld by request
Posted November 17, 2007

  1. It is very difficult to make a creation, even for God, as is evidenced with our many problems. Most people feel a comforting spirit of God.

    What makes sense is: God is doing the best He can with a difficult task.

  2. God is merciful, but not very informative. We can easily commune with God as the intelligent connecting spirit inside, and we do it all the time, as with daydreaming, meditating and even using imagination. For whatever reason, direct, practical, confirmable, objective communications with God, to the basic standard of reality that we all must live by, is not happening.

(Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Indonesians Driven Out of Jagannath Temple

by The Times of India
Posted November 15, 2007

7 Nov 2007, 1557 hrs IST,PTI

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PURI: Three Indonesian nationals, who had entered the Sri Jagannath Temple here, were driven out of the shrine on Wednesday morning by the priests and handed over to police, who later found them to be Hindus.

The three, including two women, were spotted during 'Mangala Aarti', a ritual performed daily when temple doors open, the priests said.

Police verification showed the Indonesians were accompanied by Mahabahu Das, a local ISKCON devotee, they said. (Click here for the full article)



1500 'Higher Tastes' Needed
by Krsna Katha dasi
Posted November 14, 2007

Sacred Threads Clothing company needs 1500 new copies of the Higher Taste to send as Christmas gifts to our customers. We need them within the next 2 weeks. If you have even 500 or 1000 please call us. Contact us only if you are in the U.S. Thank you!

Please contact: Krsna katha dasi at 1-800-266-6464 or e-mail me at carol@sacredthreads.com



Travel to India?
by Mahabhagavata Dasi
Posted November 14, 2007

I am hoping to connect with a nice devotee lady who might be traveling to India this coming Jan/Feb and leaving from the west coast and traveling to Vrndavana. I would like to have a traveling companion.

Please reply to mahabhagavata@msn.com



Prabhupada's Kurta for Sale
by Danistha devi dasi
Posted November 11, 2007


Please see attached photos. For more information, please write to: dhanistha108@yahoo.com

(Click here for the full article)



Mother Lalitamrta
by Devadeva dasi
Posted November 11, 2007

Mother Lalitamrta peacefully left her body Sunday at 10:45 am at Gita Nagari. Thank you to all the devotees from around the world who were ready to come offer service to Mother Lalitamrta.



Bhajanaholic Needs Bhajans
by Ramayan das
Posted November 6, 2007

Please contact me if you have any less common, or less known bhajans - especially live recorded bhajans from anywhere in the world. I am looking for digital formats, CD or MP3 and also looking specifically for any bhajans that Naru Gopal, or Bhimakarma is playing Mrdanga on. Send an email to Ramayan das ramayanryan@gmail.com or call me in Denver USA at 720-329-7468. I will pay the shipping and handling charges and/or send you my bhajans.



Care for Cows November
by Kurma Rupa das
Posted November 4, 2007

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

(careforcows.org/downloads/newsletters_0).

This month we present:

  1. A practical guide on how to fall a bull or cow.

  2. Status reports on our two latest victims of reckless driving.

  3. Meet Mohan, our intelligent working ox.

(Click here for the full article)



House for Rent in Mumbai
by Avani Shah
Posted November 3, 2007


We have a one bedroom hall kitchen house for rent in Bandra Mumbai for Rs, 12,000/month. The house is very centrally located and has excellent surroundings and has 24 hour water supply. It is 20 mins away from ISKCON Juhu temple and is close to the bus stop for buses to the Juhu and Chowpatty temple. (Click here for the full article)



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