Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
I was introduced to the movement in 2009. I was introduced by my World Religions professor when he taught our class about Hinduism. For every religion we took a field trip to the local worship area and for the Hindu section, we visited the ISKCON temple. My journey into spiritual life has been gradual. My mother was a non-practicing Catholic (and disagreed with most of the Catholic beliefs) and my father was a Bahai'. I was raised as a Bahai' until he decided to leave his body when I was 12. At that point I had tried to move closer to religion, and soon realized that I didn't know or understand what Bahai' was truly about. I researched Bahai'sm and did not agree with the beliefs. From there as a middle school girl I started at the basics: Paganism. I appreciated the outlook that everything has a spirit/soul and that God has a male and female aspect to him. I started straying away from Paganism when I began attending local pagan get-togethers and felt pushed into practicing witchcraft. I felt that life was best when one would let karma have it's natural order rather than interfere, so I took this World Religions class at my college in hopes that I may find the wisdom I was looking for. I was very fortunate that we happened to attend a Wednesday Feast at the New Gundica temple nearby. :)
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
ISKCON New Gundica temple in Boston, led by President Daru Krishna Das
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I am a young aspiring devotee who has been practicing for about a year now. I am seeking currently seeking a guru. I will receive my Bachelors in Psychology in May 2010. My hobbies are veganism, reiki, animal rights, cognitive behavioral counseling, cooking, baking, inspirational quotes, gay/lesbian/transgendered issues and loving my dear partner, Denise.
What are your expectations from this community?
To network with other like-minded devotees