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Glories Of Jhulan Yatra

Lecture on Glories of Jhulan Yatra by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami at ISKCON Mayapur on 29 July 2012

(Originally from New Zealand, Bhakti Caitanya Swami joined the Hare Krishna movement in London, early in 1973. Almost a year before, as a philosophy student at Auckland University, he had first seen his future spiritual master walking across the campus with his followers. Srila Prabhupada initiated Bhakti Caitanya Swami later in 1973, giving him the name Raghubir Dasa. Eleven years later in Mayapur, the order of sannyasa was awarded to Bhakti Caitanya Swami who is an initiating spiritual master for many devotees around the world.)

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Lecture on School means Contamination manipulation not Education by Bhakti Vikasa Swami at Mumbai on 20 July 2006

(From 1977 to 1979 His Holiness was based in India, mostly traveling in West Bengal preaching Krishna consciousness and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books. He then spent the following ten years helping to pioneer ISKCON's preaching in Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, and Malaysia. In 1989 he was granted the order of sannyasa, receiving the name Bhakti Vikasa Swami, and again made his base in India.)

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Lecture on How to balance our Studies and Chanting, Question and Answer by Bhakti Charu Swami at Ujjain on 12 Nov 2009

(Bhakti Charu Swami is from a Bengali family and spent most of his early childhood in urban Kolkata. He met with Srila Prabhupada at the end of 1976 after a long and intense search for a spiritual teacher. This initial meeting resulted in Bhakti Charu Swami being assigned to translate the books of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust into the Bengali language.)

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Dhruva Maharaj's Godly Qualities

Lecture on Dhruva Maharaj's Godly Qualities by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami at Finland

(Originally from New Zealand, Bhakti Caitanya Swami joined the Hare Krishna movement in London, early in 1973. Almost a year before, as a philosophy student at Auckland University, he had first seen his future spiritual master walking across the campus with his followers. Srila Prabhupada initiated Bhakti Caitanya Swami later in 1973, giving him the name Raghubir Dasa. )

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Intelligence and the Intelligent

Lecture on Intelligence and the Intelligent by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 24 Oct 2004 at Banglore

(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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BBT Media

Dear Devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

For the past couple of years, the North European BBT has been busy converting its library into quality ebooks in all current formats. Near the end of 2011 we announced that devotees could download Prabhupada's books for free from our website, bbtmedia.com

A whopping 150,000 downloads later, we feel this program was a success!

Now that we have Srila Prabhupada's English language books converted, we're working diligently on all the languages the North European BBT publishes. And we're beginning to upload other material to the site – audio books (the first volume of the Brhad-Bhagavatamrta is up, narrated by Kesava Bharati Maharaja along with a number of recordings of Srila Prabhupada's books), podcasts, and BBT art images.

To make sure all visitors to the site have a streamlined experience, we have decided to close the complimentary ebook section at the end of July.

If you did not manage to get Srila Prabhupada's books in ebook format from us for free, write to complimentary@pamho.net to request them.

your servant,
Kaisori Dasi
on behalf of the North European BBT

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Srimad Bhagavatam Class (05.19.22)

Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam Class (05.19.22) by HG Jananivas Prabhu

(HG Jananivas Prabhu, the head pujari of Mayapur and the most senior and respected pujari in ISKCON. On order of Srila Prabhupada, he shifted to Mayapur and took up the seva of being a pujari.)

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Lecture on Krishna Consciousness is Problem Solving and Problematic by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 16 June 2014 at New Jersey

(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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Temporary Relief

Lecture on Temporary Relief by HH Niranjana Swami on 19 July 2014 at Tiraspol

(The management and spiritual leadership experience Niranjana Swami gained during his tenure as president of ISKCON Boston from 1979 to 1983, and his service as regional secretary of New England in 1984, readied him for his GBC appointment in 1987.)

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Duties of A Devotee

Lecture on Duties of A Devotee by HH Prahladananda Swami on 18 July 2014 in bulgaria

(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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Right Time for Everything

Lecture on Right Time for Everything by HG Urmila Mataji on 02 July 2014 at Soho Street

(HG Urmila Mataji has mainly served ISKCON since 1973 till the present time as book distributor, assistant secretary for the BBT, pujari, temple cook, actress, writer, traveling preacher, editor of BTG since 1990, primary and secondary teacher for 27 years, school principle for 18 years, member of Sastric Advisory Council to the GBC. )

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Lecture on Is relationship with Krishna is decided by Krishna by HH Bhakti Charu Swami on 03 Mar 2007 at ISKCON Ujjain

(Bhakti Charu Swami is from a Bengali family and spent most of his early childhood in urban Kolkata. He met with Srila Prabhupada at the end of 1976 after a long and intense search for a spiritual teacher. This initial meeting resulted in Bhakti Charu Swami being assigned to translate the books of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust into the Bengali language.)

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Who is Really Krishna's Mother

Lecture on Who is Really Krishna's Mother by HG Madhavananda Prabhu on 01 June 2014 at Johannesburg

(Madhavananda Das, joined ISKCON in Los Angeles in 1982. He moved to Bhubaneswar Orissa in 1993 where he has been living since. He was instructed by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaj to edit his lectures into publications.)

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Why Krishna West Cannot Work

Lecture on Why Krishna West Cannot Work by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 23 May 2014 at San Diego

(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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Early Meditation

Lecture on Early Meditation by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami on 07 Feb 2014 at ISKCON Durban

(Originally from New Zealand, Bhakti Caitanya Swami joined the Hare Krishna movement in London, early in 1973. Almost a year before, as a philosophy student at Auckland University, he had first seen his future spiritual master walking across the campus with his followers. Srila Prabhupada initiated Bhakti Caitanya Swami later in 1973, giving him the name Raghubir Dasa. )

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Transforming Lust Back into Love

Lecture on Transforming Lust Back into Love by HH Giriraj Swami at Dallas on 09 April 2014

(In the year following Srila Prabhupada’s departure in 1977, Giriraj was awarded the renounced order of life and appointed president of ISKCON’s board of trustees in India. In 1982 he was appointed to ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, and he went on to oversee the Society’s activities in Bombay, Mauritius, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.)

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Generations of Sophisticated Animals

Lecture on Generations of Sophisticated Animals by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 14 Jan 2005 at Pune

(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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Lecture on Enthusiasm - An Important Element in Book Distribution by Gopal Krishna Goswami

(Gopal Krishna Goswami played a leading role in inspiring and completing several large ISKCON temples, such as the Glory of India temple in New Delhi in 1998 (inaugurated by then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee) and the Radha Bankebihari temple in Nairobi.)

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Dear devotees!

As many of you already know, the political situation in Ukraine is close to a civil war. After a short period of cease-fire, the government has launched a massive military offensive on the insurgent-controled parts of Eastern Ukraine, using heavy weaponry, aviation, and troops to subdue their resistance. Falling within the conflict-ravaged areas are such major, densely populated cities as Donetsk, Lugansk, Kramatorsk, and Slavyansk, where the civilian population, their residences damaged in the confrontation, flee for their lives, seeking refuge either in other parts of the country or across the border.

Needless to say that the military operation badly affected our devotee communities in those cities as well. By Krsna’s grace, no devotee has been killed or injured in the conflict, although a few have had a very narrow escape. But while some of them continue risking their lives trying to maintain temple worship and programs, many find it necessary to relocate their families to safety, leaving their homes and possessions behind.

In order to help devotees in the affected and volatile regions of the country, leadership of the Ukrainian yatra have appealed to our communities across the country to provide shelter at their homes and flats to the devotee refugees, and many have already responded. There is also an asylum being organized at ISKCON retreat center near Dnepropetrovsk for single devotee moms with underage children, where they will be given accommodation and boarding. To facilitate the devotees’ safe and fast transfer from the dangerous zones, the Ukrainian leadership has also set up a centrally managed fund for travel and emergency expenses as well as for the maintenance of the underprivileged and dependent.

While the Ukrainian yatra has united in extending their financial, logistic and devotional help to the affected and displaced devotees, the conflict is escalating and there is no telling yet how many of them will soon need a helping hand, and for how long. If you wish to participate in this effort to protect devotees’ lives and secure their future, any contribution will be greatly appreciated.

Source : https://sites.google.com/a/niranjanaswami.org/ukrainian- vaisnava-refugee-fund/

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Useless Love and Compassion

Lecture on Useless Love and Compassion by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 08 June 2014 at Charlotte

(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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