Name / Initiated name
Krishna-kirtana dasi ACBSP
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
Minimum 16 rounds and going on up to 64 daily.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
1972 Prabhupada Jardin du Luxembourg, fire yajna in Paris by Srila Prabhupada's causeless Kripa for sure... 1976 Temple rue Lesieur, on friends from TM's invitation, Paris. 1977 Initiation, Prabhupada still alive and finally legal age to join. Contact with Harinam and programs in Paris, Prabhupada's books and disciples sanga + at the American center when I was a teenager.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
ISKCON Vrindavan: Mahanidhi Swami, Deenabandhu, Panca-gauda, Adi Keshava, Radhakunda Mataji, Kusha Mataji, Anandavrindavanesvari, Narayani... New-Mayapura Dhama: Gaudamandala, Gandharvika/Ganga, Lakminath, Kutastha, Adishekar, Rupanuga, Jiva dasi, Ramavijaya, Sumitra... Radhadesh: Sacinandan swami, Nikunjavasini, Hridaya-Caitanya, Urmila Mataji, Nama-Krishna, Syamalika, Bhagavati, Visnu-Murti, Hanuman, Yadunandana swami, Prahladananda swami, Saunaka Rishi... Paris temple:Mandakini, Yajnesh, Vasudha, Akalpa, Maharshi...
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I was a sankirtan book distributor in France from 1977 and onwards and still distribute Prabhupada's books occasionally in my environment. I also taught in New-Mayapura Gurukula in the 80' and in Chatenois, Dole (Harikesh zone). When my husband accepted the responsibility of temple president in Paris, I was taking care of the bhaktines and of the temple congregation for a couple of years. I went back to University in the mid 90' ,got a master degree and taught in French National Education. I'm currently retired and moving to Vrindavan Dhama for bhajan and seva. I took care of New Mayapura Congregation several years and organized Namahatta programs at home. I'm available for spiritual counseling, parikrama, satsanga and seva. I love to hear Krishna-Katha from the lotus mouth of pure devotees and share the nectar to those eager to relish it around me.
What are your expectations from this community?
Further enlightenment towards Sri Radha 's eternal seva in Vraja and opportunities to share love of God with others pure and sincere bhaktas/bhaktines. I'm seeking first class association and Pure Hari Katha in Vaishnava sanga. I also look for encouragement in time of difficulty and assistance towards bhava-bhakti and prem seva. Please write a few words why I should add you as my friends if I don't know you.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
Japa retreat for vaisnavis and satsanga in Krishna-consciousness. Assistance in anyway I can and in good association like translating nectar books or correcting French translation and editing. I'm ready to help cleaning ISKCON mission so that it's more in harmony with Prabhupada's teachings. "Example speaks louder than words" is a favorite motto . Always chanting Hare Krishna I relish the holy names with my heart and soul and attempt to please my Gurudeva and my Mistress in Vraja by this seva. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and his surrendered servants!