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On January 9-12, 2020, thirty devotee attorneys, jurists and law students hailing from the United Kingdom, Russia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Hungary, Lithuania, Brazil, Nigeria, Uganda, Singapore and the United States attended the 2020 ISKCON Global Conference of Devotee Attorneys at the Historic Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida. The term “devotee attorney” refers to any devotee or friend of Krishna, who is an attorney, jurist or law student.

Created by the GBC Body at its 2018 GBC Annual

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Ideal Family Life by Narada Muni

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Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7: The Science of God Chapter 14: Ideal Family Life

Summary

Maharaja Yudhisthira inquired from Narada Muni: O my lord, O great sage, kindly explain how we who are staying at home without knowledge of the goal of life may also easily attain liberation, according to the instructions of the Vedas.

Narada Muni replied: My dear King, those who stay at home as householders must act to earn their livelihood, and instead of trying to enjoy the results of their work themselves,

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Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Invitation

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 It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the 30th anniversary of the Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama. This year Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama will take place  from 27th Feb to 4th March.

Every year about ten thousand devotees from around the world attend the parikrama and receive the causeless mercy of the acharyas, Lord Nityananda, Lord Gaurasundara, and Sri Navadvipa Dham. This year we are starting a new group for the devotees from South India, making a total of six parikrama groups: English, Rus
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The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is very happy to announce the release of a new website, www.bbt.info, your ultimate guide for all things BBT. Visit this website to learn more about BBT, its mission, organization, and governance, the unique relationship between BBT and ISKCON, and more.

Other key highlights from this website:

1. BBT Global’s Financial Statements, as well as more information about BBT Grants.

2. BBT Affiliates with information about BBT Media—the reliable source for BBT ebooks and a

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pil1_slideshow.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xTo assist the vision of Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee to develop spiritual tourism in the Ganga Sagar belt, ISKCON is ready to launch a permanent, semi-mechanized, modern and compact kitchen, which will be capable to prepare up to 10,000 meal per day at the Sagar Island, West Bengal, India, during the Ganga Sagar Mela in 2020. ISKCON’s management hopes this initiative will be helpful to serve the pilgrims and devotees by fulfilling their prolonged demand to have an adequate prasadam  facili
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Ganga Sagar Mela

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Ganga Sagar Mela is a festival observed especially at the confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bangal. Kapilasrama, the asrama of Lord Krsna's incarnation as Kapiladeva, the son of Devahuti, is located at this place. The festival Commemorates King Bhagirathi's bringing the River Ganges down from the celestial planets to the ocean and the lower worlds. In Ganga Sagar Mela, over 6 lakhs pilgrims assembled to take a holy dip at the place of confluence of river Ganges on the Makara Sankranthi d

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In August 2009, at the tender age of 8, Jagannath moved to Sridham Mayapur with his Mum. He was admitted to Sri Mayapur International School, grade 2 class. His natural attraction to the holy Dham was instant!

Jagannath was an all-rounder from his childhood – he actively participated in all sports (cricket, football, basketball, volleyball & table tennis) as well as devotional activities such as playing mrdanga, harmonium, kartals and singing. He was also blessed academically.

In 2012 Jagannath

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By Madhava Smullen

The latest tour by ISKCON Youth Ministry saw youth help put on four Rathayatras in the Caribbean, and some become inspired to take on active roles in the Hare Krishna Movement.

A total of about twenty-five youth participated throughout the tour, with fourteen from around the US being joined by about five local youth in both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Ages ranged from seventeen to twenty-four, with the tour running from December 14th to January 5th.

Three Rathaya

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Giving a fillip to the aspiration and vision of Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee, to develop spiritual tourism in the Ganga Sagar belt, ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is ready to launch a permanent, semi-mechanized, modern and compact kitchen which will be capable to prepare up to 10,000 meal per day at the Sagar Island during the Ganga Sagar Mela 2020. ISKCON Management hopes this initiative will be helpful to serve the pilgrims and devotees by fulfilling their prol

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Ganga Sagar Mela 2020 Invitation

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On Makara Sankranti day, miilion of pilgrims visit the holy palce of Ganga Sagar, take Makara Sankranti Snana ( bath at Ganga Sagar) and worship mother Ganga. To facilitate the pilgrims, ISKCON organises a massive Prasada distribution and give in charity blankets etc. Recognized by West Bengal State government, ISKCON Ganga Sagar’s welfare work is very much appreciated and widespread coverage is given in local media. Below is the letter from Sundar Govinda das, Director of the project.

New Year

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In the Skanda Purana 2.2.42, Sri Krishna Pusya abhiseka is described as one of the festivals observed for Lord Jagannath in Puri. The chapter gives an elaborate description of the rituals for observing the festival. In Skanda Purana 2.27.99, the pusya naksatra is also mentioned, wherein it is stated that on a thursday, Astami tithi, during Sukla-paksa of the month of Vaishakha, in conjunction with the Pusya-naksatra, on that day Lord Jagannath was installed in the original temple in Puri.

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 By Madhava Smullen

Starting in September last year, bush fires have been causing widespread devastation in Australia, particularly in New South Wales. According to a CNN report on January 6th, 14.7 million acres have been burned across the country. At least 480 million animals have perished, as well as twenty-four people. In December, the smoke in Sydney was so bad that air quality measured eleven times the “hazardous” level.

According to ISKCON Australia Communications Director Bhakta Das, n

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Between 21st and 25th of December, 2019, ISKCON Ahmedabad, India, hosted the national ISKCON Communications Conference. The event was organized by ISKCON India's National Director of Communications Yudhistir Govinda Das. Over 25 participants assembled to introspect, reflect, analyze, strategize and prepare an effective plan of action for ISKCON Communications India representatives.

Pancharatna Das touched upon strategies for a better outreach for an effective communication bridge between ISKCO

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Dear Vaishnavas and Vaishnavis,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
The GBC Organizational Development Committee is a standing committee of ISKCON’s GBC. We strive to provide proper organizational structure designed to create global alignment and ensure devotional standards and ethos throughout the society. Global alignment will also provide a more unified society with clearer lines of authority, culture, strategy, and performance. We believe in “More Devotees,

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 By Nrsingha-tirtha dasa

ISKCON’s Ministry of Education has issued an announcement regarding an educational census among the educators and leadership of ISKCON to determine ISKCON’s current scope of activities and the future needs of the members: 

"The Ministry of Education is undertaking an educational census among the educators and leadership of ISKCON to determine our current scope of activities and future needs of the members. The output of the census would allow us to put forward plans f

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Although Srila Prabhupada’s health was not strong, he traveled to Allahabad in January of 1977 to preach at the Maha Kumbha Mela festival. Over ten million people were expected to attend the grand spiritual event. At the auspicious astrological time, the pilgrims would bathe in the triveni, the holy confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarsavati rivers. That Srila Prabhupada had chosen to attend this festival in the city where he had lived for many years was an especially significant historical

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Gaura Purnima 2020 Sponsorships

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On the 17th of February devotees will arrive for Sravana Utsava & Kirtan Mela, followed by festival inauguration, various festivities, Navadwipa Mandala Parikrama, and the grand celebration of Gaura Purnima on the 9th of March.

Click here for: GAURA PURNIMA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Click on one of the below sponsorship categories for more information:

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For any details, contact info@mayapur.com or shyamagopika.jps@mayapur.com

Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2019/gaura-purnima-2020-sponsorships/

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Srila Jiva Goswami made his appearance in 1533 and disappeared from view at the age of 85 in 1540.

As a child, Sri Jiva took up the worship of Rama-Krsna Deities. Carefully decorating Them, and offering bhoga and arati, he served Them attentively. Even when playing, Jiva’s games were often connected with Lord Krsna’s pastimes.

Later, in a dream, Sri Jiva saw that Rama-Krsna had taken the forms of Nitai-Gauranga, and They were dancing. Giving him the dust of Their lotus feet, the two Lords then

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By Madhava Smullen

A group called the “SABHA,” formed in August 2017, is now providing checks and balances on the authority of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, and course correction for its decisions. 

“More consultation, dialogue and interaction can be conducive to better, wiser and more acceptable decisions,” the group writes in its manifesto. 

The idea stemmed from the GBC’s own Organizational Development Committee, which was established and mandated to thoroughly review ISKCON’s current

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Double Blessings for Christmas

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If I wrote an article telling you how to double your money in ten days, would you be interested? Of course you would. Well if I knew how I’d tell you. But I don’t, so sorry.

But I can tell you something better. I can tell you how to double your blessings in ten days. Are you as interested? I hope so. After all, the more blessings the merrier, right? So read on and learn how to have a doubly blessed Christmas and thus make Christmas really, really merry.

May you always think of Krsna.

By Mahatma

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