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June 2018 Blog Posts (191)


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Panihati Festival Week this year from 22nd – 26th June, 2018

ISKCON Panihati celebrated Panihati festival week this year from 22nd – 26th June, 2018 for the first time. His Holiness Bhakti Prema Maharaj was the chief guest for the entire event.

On the day of Ganga-puja i.e. 22nd June we went on Ganga safari via a hired boat from Panihati to Bagh Bazaar Gaudiya Math. About 400 devotees participated in the wonderful kirtans, eye opening lectures by Maharaj and other…

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Care For Cows to Celebrate Kurma Rupa Dasa’s Service to the Cows of Vrindavana

By Madhava Smullen

Events

Care for Cows Vrindavana held a special event to celebrate Kurma Rupa Dasa’s life and service on June 28th, the third anniversary of his passing.  

The founder and director of Care for Cows expired due to cancer in 2015 at the age of 67. But the organization he started continues to support…

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Fiji Holds Its First Kirtan Mela

By Madhava Smullen

Events

ISKCON Fiji held its first ever Kirtan Mela in the island nation’s capital, Suva, from June 8thto 10th, to a rapturous reception. 

The event was organized by Braja Govinda Das, a Sydney-based disciple of Tamal Krishna Goswami, who wanted to give Fijian devotees the kind of international kirtan experience they hadn’t had before.

About sixty international devotees –…

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Kirtan Where It Helps

By Bhaktimarga Swami
 
Most of my stepping today was in the city above, done during our Hari Nama Sankirtan practice.  Approximately twenty-five of us danced or paced up and down through this trendy downtown, armed with mrdangadrum, kartals(cymbals) and our own good cheer.…
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In honor of Yamaraja Prabhu

Lilasuka dasi: In gratitude to His Grace Yamaraja das, cent percent servant of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, to whom the depth of debt that I owe I may never fully know.

Recently I heard that scheduled visits to be with you before your departure were being organized. My eyes widened at the opportunity but I hesitated for too long……

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Climate Change and the Ecology of our Hearts

By Karuna Dharini devi dasi, disciple of Virabahu Maharaja

Ecology: the study of the relationships between living organisms and their interactions with their natural or developed environment. 1

We have been hearing the term ecology popularly in use since the seventies. People have become very…

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Scotland’s Karuna Bhavan to Host European Farm Conference

By Madhava Smullen 

Events

The ISKCON Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture (IMCPA) is busy bringing Krishna conscious farm projects around the world together to share best practices in a series of regional conferences. They hope to hold gatherings in six continents by 2020, culminating in a global summit.…

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ABC of sattva-guna

By Muniraja dasa

Many of us struggling sadhakas know that overcoming laya, sleepiness, during chanting, hearing and meditating is not always an easy thing. Some devotees struggle year after year, regularly wandering in a realms of tamo-guna and sleep while Srimad Bhagavatam-class, japa and gayatri.

Surrendering to Krsna and guru…

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At the Top in Romanacos, Spain by Bhaktimarga Swami

I am really fortunate because rains have been in abundance, more than usual. It has left everything very green.  Locals say, “It is usually dry at this time.”


The village of Romanacos is approximately seven kilometres from the farm, Vrajamandala. A kind person, Vishnu Dharma, drove us to the top of the hill, right to the site of the village.  There sits an old church from the 16thcentury. A tiny snake seemed to take refuge in the area.  He…
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Transcendental Poetry and Muslim Poets

By Damodara Nityananda Dasa

For centuries, Muslim poets have revealed their attraction to all-attractive Lord Krishna.

In Chaitanya-charitamrita (Madhya 22.80), Lord Chaitanya lists…

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Before I Die…

By Ananda Vrindavanesvari Devi

In downtown San Antonio there is a a large blackboard on the side of a building that reads “Before I Die…”. Beneath the heading there are spaces for people to fill in the blank – Before I die I want to ___________.

Death is surely the great milestone of our life. It hovers close by, although we do our best to forget about it because of fear and pain. And so, even though we hear of others dying daily, we somehow…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.31

TEXT 31
akhyahi me ko bhavan ugra-rupo

namo 'stu te deva-vara prasida

vijnatum icchami bhavantam adyam

na hi prajanami tava pravrttim

SYNONYMS…
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Snana Yatra Festival at Rajapur Jagannath Mandir, Mayapur

A special bathing of Lord Jagannath Baladev and Subhadra takes place on the Purnima of Jyestha month (Devasnan Purnima), to commemorate the appearance day of Their Lordships. At Rajapur Jagannath Mandir, at Mayapur, every one gets the opportunity to bathe the Lord with Ganga…

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Do We Complain Too Much?

By Kesava Krsna dasa – GRS

Here we are, entombed within these bodies as animated walking talking transformations of food, shaped and destined according to our will, getting whipped by our own past deviations by natural justice, yet feel raw injustice enough to complain about our own undoing. SB.1.7.5 – Due to this eternal energy, the living entity, although transcendental to the three modes of material nature, thinks of himself as a material product…

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ISKCON Center Vesu (Surat) Rathyatra and Book Distribution Report

Hare Krishna, please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

"Many fanatic spiritual movement have come and gone, but without the flawless philosophy of Krishna, they cannot stand.Therefore I want especially that my book and Literature should be distributed profusely.This is our substance,real philosophical information, not some weak sentiments.So try for this,to give all men this Krishna philosophy,and many real devotees will come with…

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ISKCON Center Vesu (Surat) Rathyatra and Book Distribution Report

Hare Krishna, please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

"Many fanatic spiritual movement have come and gone, but without the flawless philosophy of Krishna, they cannot stand.Therefore I want especially that my book and Literature should be distributed profusely.This is our substance,real philosophical information, not some weak sentiments.So try for this,to give all men this Krishna…

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5th Annual Education Conference in Alachua

Gopi Gita: This weekend was the 5th Annual Education Conference in Alachua. To work with fellow educators across ISKCON; to complete endorsement standards in collaborative settings; to identify resources and struggles in many areas; to learn so much and feel so connected with dear friends; to be able to help put it together; A total dream come true. Thank you Sesa prabhu, Ramanan Ram Giridhari Prabhu and David…

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Tears of My Father by Karnamrita Das

Two days after my birthday was my fathers’, or June 24th. This year I wanted to share some snapshots in my relationship with him, in the hope that it might be useful to you in your journey of self-exploration, making peace with your past (if required), or in general, having a balanced psychology so favorable for spiritual practice. Dear reader, I am indebted to you for taking the time to read this, and to think about your own relationship with…

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A Small Strip of Spain

By Bhaktimarga Swami
 
Alberto, an Italian-born devotee of Krishna, was right there at the Madrid Airport waiting to drive me for a one-hour stretch to the peaceful Spanish countryside at the retreat farm of Vrajamandala.  Residents number thirty.  There are six children of school age,…
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Jagannath Snana Yatra

28 June 2018 - Snana Yatra

On this full-moon day, sixteen days before Ratha- yatra, Lord Jagannatha is bathed. He becomes sick and is confined to rest for fourteen days. He is then offered special care until He comes out for Ratha-yatra. A special bath of Jagannath takes place on the Purnima of Jyestha month (Devasnan Purnima), to commemorate the appearance day of Lord Jagannath.…

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