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ISKCON New Vrindaban has started its festival season, which runs from May to September, and draws pilgrims, gives inspiration and association to visiting devotees, helps to maintain the temple, and provides engagement and financial support for devotee staff.

During the pandemic, New Vrindaban, with its 2,200 acres, spacious temple room and strict following of Covid protocols, has been a popular destination for devotees looking to safely experience the deity darshan and temple

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From Back to Godhead

A look at Lord Caitanya’s “Eight Instructions” and their relevance to japa, the individual practice of chanting Hare Krishna.

A friend once told me this analogy about spiritual life: a flock of geese share strength by flying in a V formation, but if one goose goes down, the others can’t help. Similarly, though seekers of enlightenment help each other, success ultimately depends on personal effortand the kindness of the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna.

Krishna’s kindness appears i

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9045217093?profile=RESIZE_584xWhen we talk about sankirtana, we are, of course, talking about the congregational chanting of the Lord’s holy names, specifically in the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. For many people, this is the first way they come in contact with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, and with Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtana movement, by hearing the devotees chanting the holy names. But what is it about this process that makes it so effective, and so important in the way people are first exposed to it?
To answer th

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Kartamasa das: The first time I met Yamuna devi, my life changed forever.
I was in Saranagati for the Christmas holidays in 2000 having a reunion with my closest childhood friends. We were all in our early twenties, and having recently finished our university education and started work, we spent our time together recalling our childhood activities. One day we decided to have kirtan, but in a rather irreverent way, mocking the showy, elaborate vocal and instrument style we had all absorbed growi

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8874423271?profile=RESIZE_584xGBC SPT hosts "Kirtan Prayers Global" for all devotees worldwide afflicted by Covid-19 on Saturday, May 1st and May 2nd, Sunday. Live on: https://gbcstrategicplanningteam.com/kirtanprayers/

Chant for Love and Peace, kirtan event May 2nd. Live on: www.bit.ly/chantforindia 

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Source: https://iskconnews.org/chant-for-love-and-peace-and-kirtan-prayers-global-events,7783/

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Change By Mahatma Das

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When devotees look at their obstacles to advancement in Krsna consciousness, they sometimes doubt whether they will ever be able to overcome all of them (for those of you who haven’t taken my seminar on prayer, we ask participants to make a list of obstacles they face in devotional service and formulate prayers to overcome those obstacles). It is easy to become discouraged and thus feel it may not even be worth praying to overcome obstacles. Or you may think that if you go on in devotional serv

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ISKCON Latin America and the Caribbean would like to invite you to join them in a first-ever online kirtan event: “Nama Sankirtan.” The online event will take place all day on May 22nd. 

In a dynamic effort to join together to glorify Srila Prabhupada and Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the devotees from Colombia, Peru, Panama, Mexico, Guyana, and many other countries will come together to chant the holy names. Nama Sankirtan Latin America and the Caribbean is an effort to create stronger relationsh

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The world around us is changing at an ever-increasing rate. The notion of keeping up with the changing world may have relevance in devotional service. But is this perspective relevant in all areas of our practices of bhakti? Are there some elements of devotional service that must always be constant? Srila Prabhupada wrote:

The greatest danger to our movement will come when we manufacture and create our own process for worshiping the deities. … Whatever is going on, follow it just to the exact

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Vrindavana Bhajana

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Written by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami in 1958,
Published December of that Year in Gauḍīya Patrika,
The Magazine of the Gauḍīya Vedānta Samiti.
Verse 1.
I am sitting alone in Vṛndāvana-dhāma
In this mood I am getting many realizations.
I have my wife, sons, daughters, grandsons, everything,
But I have no money so they are a fruitless glory.
Kṛṣṇa has shown me the naked form of material nature,
By his strength it has all become tasteless to me today.
yasyāham anugṛhṇāmi hariṣye tad-dhanaṁ śanaiḥ
“I

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By Kamala Radha Devi Dasi 

Jahnavi Harrison released her latest single, “Divine Maha-mantra” on March 28th (Gaura Purnima). This latest offering will be the artist’s 4th single release since her 2015 album Like a River to the Sea.

Jahnavi Harrison was raised in a family of Bhakti-yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor, one of England’s most important spiritual landmarks. As a child she was fascinated with song and story, and has nurtured that interest through her life long exploration of mu

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SB 1.1.2 … sadyo hrdy avarudhyate ‘tra krtibhih susrusubhis tat-ksanat …As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart.

Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.1.2

By the hearing process Krsna IMMEDIATELY (sadyo) is established in the heart.

Please note the word RAPT [attention, in the previous quote] – there is a consistency in the Bhagavatam methodology. One has to hear attentively.

The sadhana of hea

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Mayapur Kirtan Mela 2021

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ISKCON Mayapur and ISKCON Kirtan Ministry – working together
Day 1 (of 4) 13 March 2021

Kirtan ‘Online’ from around the world
22.00 – 23.00 Agnideva Prabhu
23.00 – 24.00 Śri Vallaba Prabhu & family
00.00 – 01.00 Sarath Prabhu and Family
01.00 – 03.00 Kirtan Mandali ISKCON PUNE
03.00 – 04.00 Hari Kirtan Rasa & Team
04.00 – 05.00 Circuito de Kirtans
05.00 – 07.00 Alachua Kirtan Community
07.00 – 08.00 Premanjali & Team
08.00 – 09.00 ISKCON Auckland Crew
09.00 – 10.00 Yamuna Devi

Kirtan ‘on the

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Message from Kirtan Minister

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By Lokanath Swami

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MESSAGE FROM KIRTAN MINISTER

It is my great pleasure to inform you that the first online Nityananda Trayodasi Festival hosted by the Kirtan Ministry was a resounding success. And the Ekadasi Sravana-Kirtana Festival is slowly, but surely becom

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From Back to Godhead

How we value, acquire, use, and relate to money reflects our inner state of being.

Sri Sukadeva Goswami said, “Money does not stay in one place. It passes from one hand to another. Ultimately no one can enjoy money, and it remains the property of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.14.24) Money is God’s energy. He created it, He owns it, and He controls it: “Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord

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Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! (chorus)…Hare Krishna. I’m Sacinandana Swami and am every excited to be here with all of you. Hare Krishna… yes now since Malika Mala has arrived, we all feel complete. Before Malika Mala arrived it felt as if one kidney was missing. Ha ha.. But now we are complete. Hare Krishna.

I wanted to ask you before I start:

Were you successful in practicing what you were discussing at the end of this morning program?

Yes? Was it working? 50 -50?

Please keep on trying. Some tim

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8483063852?profile=RESIZE_584xI heard the beautiful drone sound, and a voice of sincerity accompanying it, both leaking through the door where I was solemnly sedentary. The music compelled me to get off my seat, take approximately eight steps to the door with an anticipation to eavesdrop.

To get to the source, one floor down under the balcony of the temple room, I quietly made a decent on the stairs and finally stepped onto the same level. Almost tippy-toed, I went with a camera in hand. The sound was mesmerizing and I know

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8343515087?profile=RESIZE_584xHare Krishna
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Dear prabhujis and Matajis
ISKCON Nepal releases a new Melodious Hare Krishna Rock Kirtan as an offering for Gita Jayanti
It is like a story mode that targets to preach Bhagavad Gita to an audience.

Is it possible to share in dandavat?
Hope you like
Here are the links for video : Click here

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=92353

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What Would You Do? By Satyaraja Dasa

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Prabhupada’s Money Analogy and the Politics of Doing the Right Thing

 - Satyaraja Dasa (Steven J. Rosen)

According to Srila Prabhupada, one can gauge a person’s spiritual status by how they react to finding money on the street: Do they keep it for themselves? Do they leave it lying there? Or do they look for the original owner? What would you do?

In Sanskrit, there are three terms that cover the gamut of possible reactions to finding money in the street: bhoga, (enjoyment); tyaga (renunciation)

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7978258486?profile=RESIZE_584xThe Susquehanna Art Museum hosted members of Stress Free Harrisburg, the community arm of ISKCON Harrisburg at their monthly Art Moves Class. The collaboration was in conjunction with the museum's "Creating Joy: Art Inspired by Music" exhibit. The Susquehanna Art Museum is interested in how artists find joy at the intersection of music and art. Works were selected for this exhibition by juror Melissa Feldman. They provide unique perspectives on the joyful relationship between music and art, both

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