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?
In 2002 I was suffering from chronic hyperchondria. I was working at a spiritual retreat center at the time and had noticed a business card posted in the office ("chant Hare Krishna and your life will be sublime!"). I had always been a George Harrison fan and I had just started reading "Chant and Be Happy"... so with the sign of the business card I started chanting. Two weeks later my hyperchondria was gone - the negative, destructive thoughts being replaced by the glorious maha mantra.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
The nearest locations are Gita Nagari in Port Royal PA and the temple in Philadelphia, PA. I have recently written to Gita Nagari in hopes they may be able to connect me with some devotees.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I have been a student of Prabhupada's writings for over six years and have been chanting for almost as long. I am now at the point where I would like to start to associate with devotees to further my understanding and to find some like-minded people. I also have a strong desire to learn more about cooking prasadam (Indian style). My material interests include art and music.
What are your expectations from this community?
My only expectation is to find fellow Krishna followers at or around my level of experience to learn with.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
Anything I am able to do I'd be happy to do -- and I would even attempt things I can't do! :)