Chakra Announcements

North American Convention:
"Festival of Inspiration"

by Chitralekha dasi

Reposted with updates, April 23, 2004

Where: New Vrindaban Community, West Virginia
When: North American GBC/Temple Presidents Meeting -
Wed, May 5 - Thurs., May 6, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Convention - Friday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.,
Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m.- 6:15 p.m., &
Sunday, May 9, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Indulge Yourself in Transcendental Enjoyment!

Learn methods to "bridge the gap" with integrated preaching

Expand your scriptural perspective

Attain a new level of devotional enthusiasm

Reconnect with old friends

Nourish your body, mind, and spirit

Featuring...
Full Line-up of Inspiring Speakers (see below)
Festive Evening Entertainment by Avatar Studios (producers of Burnt Laddu)
Free Child Care - Sat. and Sun. (Ages 5 and up)

Registration & Fees Contact: Bhaktin Becky at 304-843-1600, ext. 106 or 304-845-9591
3-day Convention including meals: $120 (at the door)
Super saver pre-registration: $108 (Visa and MasterCard accepted)

Accommodations: Lodge Reservations call Prema Bhakti 304-845-5905 ext. 111


Convention Schedule 2004
Updated April 23, 2004

Thursday May 6, 2004

Pre-Conference Seminar 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Seminar fee $20 -- Register at 304-845-6840 or email
Sankirtan dasa - "Unleashing the power of Story"

Thursday Evening Entertainment, organized by Avatar Studios
7:00-10 pm

Friday May 7, 2004

Plenary Session 10 am -12 pm
Peter Burwash - "Bridging the gap between spiritual and material lives"

Concurrent Sessions 12:15-1:45 pm
Urmila dasi - "Chanting with Attention"
Damodar dasa - "The Perfection of Yoga"
Apurva dasa - "Excellence in the Cooking Zone: Ekadasi Delights"
Sankirtan dasa - "In Search of Story: Exploring Life's Pivotal Stories"

Lunch Break 1:45-3:00 pm

Plenary Session 3:00-4:30 pm
Bhakti Vijnana Goswami - "Temple in Moscow: The Past, Reality and the Future"

Concurrent Sessions 4:45-6:15 pm
Romapada Swami - "Glories of Maharaj Ambarish"
Rambhadra dasa - "The Art of Deity Srngara" - part I
Peter Burwash - "Fireside Chat with Peter Burwash - questions and answers"
Karnamrta dasi - "Without Krsna there is no song: Music in Vaisnava Culture"

Friday Evening Entertainment organized by Avatar Studios 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Saturday May 8, 2004

Plenary Session 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Prabhupada Stories Panel
Radhanatha Swami, Bhakti Tirtha Swami, Jayadwaita Swami, Romapada Swami, and more...

Concurrent Sessions 12:15-1:45 pm
Druta Karma dasa - "Human Devolution"
Damodar dasa - "The Perfection of Yoga"
Radha dasi - "Nurturing families, honouring women: Vaisnava culture in action"
Candra Mauli Swami - "Sri Sikshastaka, an overview"

Lunch Break 1:45-3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 3:00-4:30 pm
Druta Karma dasa - "Darwinism & The Big Bang Theory"
Vaisesika dasa - "Seven habits of highly effective book distributors"
Krishnanandini devi dasi- "Finding, keeping and being 'Mr. or Mrs. Right' in a 'wrong' world"
Dr. Liladhar Gupta -"Ayurveda in the Service of Srila Prabhupada"

Concurrent Sessions 4:45-6:15 pm
Romapada Swami / Hari Vilas dasa - "Reality vs. Illusion"
Rambhadra dasa - "The Art of Deity Srngara" - part II
Urmila dasi - "Transmitting the culture of Krsna consciousness to the next generation"
Dr. Liladhar Gupta -"Ayurveda in the Service of Srila Prabhupada"

* Children's Activities will be provided Saturday and Sunday by Ramlila dasi - for ages 5 and up
To register your child call 304-845-2758 or 304-845-2911

Saturday Evening Entertainment by Avatar Studios - 7:00-10:00 pm

Sunday May 11, 2003

Plenary Session 9:30-11:00 am
Bhakti Tirtha Swami - "Developing greater trust in Vaisnavas and in Krsna"

Concurrent Session 11:15 am-12:45 pm
Anuttama dasa - "Exorcising Guilt Trips, Favoritism, and Power Plays"
Arcana Siddhi dasi / Karnamrta dasa - "Healing Resentments, part 1"
Tapa Punja dasa - "How to 'preach dirty' - Strategies for presenting Krsna consciousness through farming, gardening and environmental issues"
Balabhadra dasa - "Holistic cow protection for the 21st century"

Concurrent Sessions 1:00-2:30 pm
Arcana Siddhi dasi / Karnamrta dasa - "Healing Resentments, part 2"
Vijaya Dasi - "Massage Principles for Stress Relief"
Apurva dasa - "Excellence in the Cooking Zone: Quick and easy 1-hour meal"
Nara Narayana dasa & family - "The art of balancing work, worship & family"

* Children's Activities will be provided Saturday and Sunday by Ramlila dasi - for ages 5 and up
To register your child call 304-845-2758 or 304-845-2911

Sunday Feast Entertainment