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Srimad Bhagavatam Class (10.29.02-03)

Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam Class by Dravida Prabhu at ISKCON Alachua on 29 Nov 2013

(Dravida Prabhu is a vaishnava scholar, musician and poet. He has edited Back to Godhead magazine and other books published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust for over 25 years.)

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What your lecture will do for three minutes, but if he reads one page his life may be turned. (S.P.L. to Bali Marden 30th September 1972)


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Hun Kyare Pan Pustak Vitran Chodis Nahi (Gujarathi Lecture)
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Bharatiya Yuvako Ko Sandesh

Lecture on Bharatiya Yuvako Ko Sandesh by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 26 Oct 2013 at Bhopal

(His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami appeared in this world in 1957 in England. He joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in London in 1975 and was initiated in that year with the name Ilapati dasa by ISKCON's founder-acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.)

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Srimad Bhagavatam Class (07.15.13)

Srimad Bhagavatam Classby HG Urmila Devi Dasi on 02 Dec 2013 at Los Angeles
(Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 07, Chapter 15, Text 13)

(Her Grace Urmila Devi Dasi was born in 1955 in New York City. She joined ISKCON in 1973 in Chicago. She received first initiation in 1973 and second initiation in 1975 from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. She had several opportunities, along with her family, to meet with him personally.)

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Mokshada Ekadashi

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English Mokshada Ekadashi Mahatmya without Music

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Hindi Mokshada Ekadashi Mahatmya without Music

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English Narration: Miss Diksha

Hindi Narration: Madhava Das

Recording, Editing, Music mixing : Madhava Das (BVKS) at Gopal's Studio (ISKCON Desire Tree)

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ISKCON Noida Temple Opening on 12th Feb 2014


ISKCON Noida -Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev


It is with great joy that we would like to invite you to the grand inauguration of the Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev temple and Bhaktivedanta Academy, as well as the installation of Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev, Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva, Subhadra and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, on the auspicious occasion of Nityananda Trayodashi, 12th Feburary 2014. The organising team will like to welcome you to be part of this spiritually promising, powerful and sacred event.


The date has been purposively finalised to coincide with the forthcoming GBC meetings and ILS which are scheduled to commence on 16 February 2014 at Sri Mayapur Dham. This arrangement allows for greater convenience for all our senior leaders, especially those travelling internationally to transit Delhi and reach Sri Mayapur Dham timely, for these meetings.


I humbly request you to kindly grace this spiritually colossal festival as yet another spectacular offering unto and for the pleasure of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.


Please allow us to serve you in a mood of love and humility and make your presence with us a memorable one.


Looking forward for your confirmed participation at Noida temple opening festival,


With much appreciation!
Yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada,
Lokanath Swami.


FESTIVAL INFORMATION : 


OUR SERVICE TO YOU


I understand that you are extremely occupied in serving Srila Prabhupada's mission and completing finer details in attending this event may be inconvenient for you. To this effect we request you to forward us the contact details (telephone number/email and identity of your assistant) with whom we can directly liaise to facilitate a comfortable and memorable stay in Noida. In offering this service we will welcome feedback about special requirements that you may have with regard to prasadam, specific health concerns or accommodation preference.


ABOUT SRI SRI RADHA GOVIND DEV MANDIR, NOIDA


The uniqueness of this temple is its outstanding design which represents the three dhams. The first is the front façade of the temple which stunningly depicts the mural of the ancient Govind Dev Mandir in Vrindavan. The exquisite fresco is set in sandstone. The second is the Shikhar which exemplifies the Jagannath Temple in Puri and the majestic dome is a replica of Srila Peabhupada's Samadhi temple in Mayapur.


The heavy stone carved work around the temple is an exquisite illustration of Vedic traditional artwork. The temple hall and altar has been built with pure white Makrana Marble of the highest quality. An expansive auditorium is located in the basement section of the temple. The impressive Govinda restaurant is situated on the mezzanine floor. The ground level is dedicated to Samskar Bhavan and Prasadam distribution. On level one is the dazzling Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev Mandir. The teaching and learning aspect of this project is housed on level two - this includes the Bhaktivedanta Academy with ultra modern classrooms and impressive facilities, a Vedic Bhaktisiddhanta Library and a seminar hall. The top floor dome is designated for conferencing services.


ABOUT NOIDA


Noida temple is about -


20 minutes drive from ISKCON New Delhi Radha Parthasarthi temple,
approx. an hour from Delhi airport,
30 minutes from Delhi railways stations and
an hour and half from Vrindavan by new Yamuna expressway

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It is with great pleasure that we extend to you our heartfelt invitation to this year's Ratha Yatra Festival in Ludhiana (Punjab) on Sunday the 15th December,2013.


Keeping in line the tradition of celebrating colorful festivals, Lord Jagannath Rathyatra has become one of the prominent additions, since last decade. Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra Maharani give full mercy without any discrimination to all the devotees, residents and visitors.


This festival is celebrated by devotees pulling the cart of Lord Jaganath from Kurushetra back to Vrindavan. In the last decade this Rathyatra has attracted residents from all sectors of the community to join hands together in the worship of the Lord through wonderful Harinaam Sankirtan.


Details: Program Starts at Sri Durga Mata Mandir Near Jagraon Bridge and Gymkhana Ground at 1:00p.m, then to Fountain chowk, Rani Jhansi Road, Ghumar Mandi Chowk, Mai Nand Kaur Gurudwara, Aarti Chowk and finishing at Nav Durga Mandir Sarabha Nagar.


After the Rathayatra is complete there will be full Maha Prasadam at the Temple for all Sponsors, Committee Members, Devotees and Invited Guests.


Next day on 16th of December 2013(Monday) there will be HARE KRSNA UTSAV at Kothari Resort,Ferozepur Road,Ludhiana at 4:00PM.

  



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Dear devotees,

On the request of the GBC Outreach Committee, I am coordinating the production of a video on ISKCON outreach activities for 2013. This video will be shown at the upcoming 2014 ISKCON Leadership Sangha in Mayapur. Plus it will be made available to all ISKCON members and the public through online channels.


For this we request all devotees around the world to send us any video or photo material describing your outreach achievements, methods and especially any new innovative ideas which were used to reach out to the public by means of :


Book distribution, Kirtan events, Nagar sankirtan, Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, Padayatra, Rathayatra, Loft programs, Restaurants, India pilgrimage tourism, Inter-faith, Ayurveda, Yoga, Vegetarianism, Colleges, Schools, Youth Forums, Print media, Television


or anything you want to share with the ISKCON world.


Please send your materials to us as soon as possible through


outreachcontent@gmail.com


For this exciting video we have to rush a bit so we ask you to please post your videos/pictures/reports by 25th December. Please give us background information along with your material.


If you already published the video online, please send us the link. We may then ask for HD versions for which we will give you a special FTP site to upload to. Also, if your material is too large to send by email or some other method like Google Drive, Dropbox or Skydrive, please write and we’ll give you instructions for using our FTP site.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.

In the service of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga, I beg to remain

Your aspiring servant

Pujya Visnupriya devi dasi

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The Jewel of a Celibate Monkey

Lecture on The Jewel of a Celibate Monkey by Shikshashtakam Prabhu on 18 June 2006

(His Grace Shikshashtakam Prabhu has served Indian Air Force for 7 years. During his tenure he was selected as a fighter pilot and also represented Indian Air Force in National Tennis Championship.

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Lecture on Bhagavat Tattva Vijnana Sunake Bhagavat Prapti by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 20 Oct 2013
(Srimad Bhagavatam - Canto 01)

(His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami appeared has since travelled widely throughout the subcontinent, lecturing in English, Hindi, and Bengali. His Holiness also travels to and preaches Krishna consciousness in other parts of the world. He continues to write books and magazine articles.)

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Duties and Rights

Lecture on Duties and Rights by HH Prahladananda Swami on 03 Dec 2013 at Dallas

(HH Prahladananda Swami was born in 1949, in Buffallo, New York. He studied at the University of Buffalo, where he received a full scholarship. In January 1969 he joined ISKCON and received both initiations that year from Srila Prabhupada.)

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Falling Down And Falling Away

Lecture on Falling Down And Falling Away by HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu

(His Grace Caitanya Charan Prabhu is a monk and spiritual teacher in the time honored tradition of bhakti yoga. He is a editor of Back to Godhead, which is the official international magazine of the Hare Krishna movement.)

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If you have to sell books, do it by hook or by crook. The real preaching is selling books. You should know the tactic how to sell without irritating. (S.P.L. to Bali Marden 30th September 1972)


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How did you first encounter Prabhupada books
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ISKCON Durban wins Tourism Awards

A very great news for your grace: ISKCON Durban at South Africa (Sri Sri Radha Radhanath, The Temple of Understanding) wins the "TOURISM LANDMARK AWARD" by the Government of Tourism, South Africa, allbased on the Travelers reviews/ ratings on the World famous website www.tripadvisor.com

Please find attached the news coverage article for it. Also the link of the Temple's profile on tripadvisor.com is below:


  
ISKCON Durban wins Tourism Awards


http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g312595-d592544-Reviews-Hare_Krishna_Temple_of_Understanding-Durban_KwaZulu_Natal.html


Hope this meets you with more good hopes from Tripadvisor helping the people to come in great numbers at our ISKCON temples. Srila Prabhupada wanted his Temples to be the great pilgrimage site and the most famous tourist spot (SPLilamrita. No Ref. now!)
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So that is the real preaching, selling books. Who can speak better than the books? (S.P.L. to Bali Marden 30th September 1972)


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Worldwide book distribution
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The Need of Compassion

Lecture on The Need of Compassion by HG Sri Prahlad Prabhu o 21 Jan 2013 at Auckland

(By melodious kirtan of His Grace Sri Prahlad Prabhu many souls are attracted to Krishna Conscious)

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How The Lord tests his devotees

Lecture on How The Lord tests his devotees by HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu

(His Grace Caitanya Charan Prabhu is a monk and spiritual teacher in the time honored tradition of bhakti yoga. He is a editor of Back to Godhead, which is the official international magazine of the Hare Krishna movement.)

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Lecture on Chanting the holy name of krishna is real happiness by HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami on 26 April 2011 at Sydney

(His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami completed his B.E. from M.S University Baroda, MBA from Bombay University & worked for some time in a multinational Bank.)

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