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8555274085?profile=RESIZE_584xTemperamental weather today. The gods are at work. All was melting. Rains came. Wet snow. Then a blast of arctic freeze hit the land. Ice predominated and walking was unfavourable. Walking Monk out of work.

I did receive a vintage pic from my friend Krishnadasa today reminding me that I’m not just The Walking Monk. I’m also referred to as Drama Swami. The content of the photo is of Krishnadasa and myself in the 1980 drama called, “The Pandavas Retire Timely,” titled after a chapter in the book B

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8289461665?profile=RESIZE_584xThe Bhaktivedanta Players of UK have made their Bhagavad-gita audio drama available for everyone to hear during the this most auspicious month of Marga when Bhagavad-gita was spoken, and when whole of ISKCON focuses on the Gita.

The nearly hour-long play consisting of two parts uses carefully chosen music and dramatic sound effects to make listening to the most important conversation in humankind a memorable experience for the audience.

Listen to the audio drama here: https://www.bhaktivedantama

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8223182072?profile=RESIZE_584xIn celebration of the holy month of Kartika, the Bhaktivedanta Players drama group of Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK, have made a seasonal audio play for children and families to enjoy.

The 16-minute drama with voices by many actors, beautiful sound effects and music depicts Krishna’s Damodara pastime in Vrindavana. 

Listen to the audio drama here: 

https://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/?p=14217

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By Radha Mohan Das

The Janmashtami festival held at Bhaktivedanta Manor was unsurprisingly not the usual with more than 30,000 attendance with tents, shows, exhibitions and plenty of free prasad. The temple did the best they could within the parameters of present government restrictions: They introduced a 'pre-booked ticket' system for darshan, spread over a number of days. 

One of the highlights of the festival is always the drama on the main stage by the Bhaktivedanta Players..

This year the

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Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

With the increasing interest arising in the devotee communities worldwide for alternative children education programs that not only nurture the children in well rounded academics but also deep spiritual values, some of us at Sri Sri Radha Giridhari Mandira, ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai felt an urgent need to bring up a very balanced model for the children connected to our community.

HG Kamala Locana Prabhu, the Temple

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Srila Prabhupada mentions in the purport of SB.3.25.25 the importance of devotee association. He explains that devotees should give up the association of materialistic persons and seek the association of devotees; he describes that to understand the pastimes of the Lord, to see the Lord as a person with personal activities and to offer devotional service one should have devotee association. Srila Prabhupada states that devotee association means association with the Lord.

It is relevant for devo

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By Madhava Smullen
 

Students at the ISKCON of New Jersey Sunday School after performing 'The Churning of the Milk Ocean' drama based on Srimad Bhagavatam.

ISKCON Sunday School educators, administrators, and youth leaders from all over North America are set to gather for a Sunday School and Youth Education Conference at ISKCON Baltimore from May 29th to 31st, to develop a common vision and share best practices. 

According to the NA Child Protection Office, at least 1,200 children in North Am

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When the sun moves to touch the horizon, a recording of the beautiful shehnai begins.  It's not the sound of a bird, but a magical-sounding horn accompanied by drone and tabla.  When our guru attended this annual festival, which he inaugurated in the early ‘70s, he hired professional musicians to play and  enhance the meditative spirit.  He, Prabhupada, was very pleased with the sound of the shehnai.  It was recorded.  https://youtu.be/r9nVtgyZoyw
 
As that shehnai was projected over the loud s
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Special Come Together by Bhaktimarga Swami

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Sages, avatars and the sacred texts called "Veda" all say the same thing, that the best action you can take in spiritual life is to embrace the company of spiritual comrades.  And so that's what we did today, in a special way, as we do every year.
 
This year, two of our ladies in their mature years, arranged a lunch for those of the Canadian branch of our mission.  But, wait a second, we had Americans in there too; one who qualified as a "Resister" or as we used to say "Draft Dodger".  Yes, i
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