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 given the Baghavad Gita - As it is and immediately found peace in its pages.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Newcastle - i have not gone to a temple yet as i feel that my path is pretty lonely up till now and i lack the confidence to go alone. i do however know 2 devotees; Deena Krishna and Chaitanya Jivan Das who are from London
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
hiya My name is Frances and at present i live in Cumbria with my partner, Dale and our 4 dogs & 3 cats! I am disabled, not physically but mentally. I suffer from bi-polar in its severe form and borderline personality disorder. These illness's cause me to lead a very sheltered and ill be honest boring life! My interest in spirituality goes all the way back to my teens, i concentrated mainly on paganism and up till about 6 months ago was a practising pagan but as luck would have it, i got interested in Buddhism. I use freecycle, a place to recycle stuff you no longer want or need. I was able to pick up 25 books all on Buddhism in the east and west. I went about reading many books and finding so much sense in the pages. I then received the Baghavad Gita- As it is from a friend and that was me converted so to speak! i love reading the B.G and find so much love and devotion in its pages. If i feel down i turn to a page and read a verse and after a quiet reflection find clarity and peace. As a result of my new found religion, i have changed as a person. These changes are albeit coming from earlier on whilst studying paganism but nevertheless the feelings have grown stronger since becoming a devotee. I am a more compassionate and giving person, my only goal in life is to see others happy and make sure they have a happy life and i feel that is my connection with Krishna, he gives me the strength to keep going and to bring happiness to all those around me. I am very interested in meeting with local devotees to learn more and discover more beauty in Krishna and i feel making friends with like minded interests would be very beneficial. If you would like a chat, then feel free to mail me. Hare Krishna! Franny xxx note: i am also a graphic designer and photographer and more than willing to give up any time to helping produce flyers, books or perhaps photography for an event. This is obviously with no charge and no job too big!
What are your expectations from this community?
to find friends and to gain more education.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
i am also a graphic designer and photographer and more than willing to give up any time to helping produce flyers, books or perhaps photography for an event. This is obviously with no charge and no job too big!