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Avanti Foundation acquires Branston Hall

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The Avanti Foundation is pleased to announce its acquisition of Branston Hall, Lincoln, as part of its continued development of well-being and educational resources. The fifty-roomed heritage estate, including a lake and 75 acres of grounds, much of which is arable, will host residential retreats and other events based on Krishna conscious teachings and practice. The aim is to become the country’s leading retreat venue for spiritual nourishment and education and will work in collaboration with

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The 20th of September marked the beginning of a new term of school visits after a lull due to the pandemic. The teachers, who brought along 70 children that day, were very eager to experience the arati in the temple room. One said “the arati is so magical and is the most important part of the visit.” She also shared that it is always her favorite trip and she is already looking forward to her next visit next year! She has been visiting the Manor with her school for 12 years now and became veget

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Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani, and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favor.

With great happiness in our hearts, we invite everyone to join in the auspicious Kartika Festival in Vrindavan. We have organized
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First let me begin by offering my respectful obesiences to all the Vaishnava devotees of the Lord, who are so merciful to the fallen conditioned souls that they put themselves in perilous and austere conditions of life voluntarily, in order to help others. And as always, let me offer my most humble obeisances to my beloved spiritual master A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, haven taken shelter at his Lotus feet.

I had the great fortune to be a part of the His

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Internal guidelines for ISKCON Communities for proposed responses to the crisis, including holding prayer/kirtan vigils and a coordinated global harinam/ public protest event on Saturday October 23.
ISKCON communities are requested to organize local participation in these efforts in support of our fellow Vaishnavas in Bangladesh.

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Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=96336

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By Madhava Smullen

The Bhadra Campaign is a snowball that just keeps gathering size and momentum.

Also known as “Go to Goloka,” the campaign was launched in 2017 by the BBT Marketing, Communications, and Innovations team headed by Vaisesika Das. It’s inspired by the Srimad-Bhagavatam’s statement that “If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.”

It’s also driven by S

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By Kamala Radha devi dasi
 
It is with great sadness that we report to you the death of His Grace Partha das, age 25.
 
On 15th October 2021 around 3:30 PM IST, a mob of approximately 200 attacked the Choumoni temple in Noakhali district, Bangladesh.
 
Partha Das’s dead body was found in a pond right next to the temple.
 
Partha Das was an enthusiastic young devotee and liked by all in his community. We pray to Sri Krishna to grant him His shelter and pray for strength for all fam
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Surrender Now by Bhaktimarga Swami

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Prahlad’s story is described in the 7th Canto of the book, Bhagavatam. He reveals, through the text, his high level of realizations and pandit-ism. With our morning discussion at the Bhakta Prahlad Montessori School in Russell, we delved into the topic of Prahlad’s feeling for others; especially for those who have been unable to channel bhakti through their lives. So being a scholar is one thing, but you also have to have a heart at the same time. True saints are perceptive; they see the world

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The Holy Name

By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

My heart is like a desert, hot with the rays of the sun. This is my internal mental condition. The desire for temporary, material things cannot satisfy me because by nature they are death producing. And not one or two, but thousands of such death-producing desires have taken shelter in my mind. So, my subconscious region is always burning. This is my condition. But somehow, by the grace of sadhu and my guru, the holy name of Krishna with its infinite prospect has e

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Today is the auspicious disappearance day of three great acharyas in the Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradaya: Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, and Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami. We shall read about Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami from Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja’s Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, Chapter Thirteen: “Pastimes with Jagadananda Pandita and Raghunatha Bhatta.”

TEXT 89

etha tapana-misra-putra raghunatha-bhattacarya
prabhure dek

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By Chaitanya Charan Das

Our heart is filled with whatever we love the most. As devotees love the Lord the most, we understand that their heart is filled with love for Kṛṣṇa. Yet it remains an esoteric mystery how that love fills and floods their heart, inspiring them to give themselves completely to the Lord, putting aside all other considerations. The more we understand the workings of their heart, the more we can get the inspiration and the direction to make our heart work similarly, even if

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Slowly Getting Back by Bhaktimarga Swami

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It was liberating to get back to giving a Bhagavatam class and also to leading a kirtan at noon in the temple room. Varun came from Ottawa to participate, so did Krishna Chandra, our local yoga instructor. Paramahamsa was also on board. Then, to follow, was the trickle of people for Darshan, or viewing of the Krishna deities.

Covid restrictions have been gradually lifted and so now Saturday and Sunday are open for visitors and congregants to come in and benefit. However, those of us, like mysel

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LIFE GOAL

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KYA AAP KO APNE JIVAN KA LACHAY SHAHI SE PATA H?

KYA AAP NE ABHI TAK APNE JIVAN KE BARE ME NHI SOCH?

KYA AAP APNI JIVAN KI SHAMSYA SE PARESHAN?

TO KYA AAP INSABHI SHAMSYA SE NIKALNA CHAHTE?

TO ABHI PARBHUPAD KI BOOKS READ KARNA SURU KAR DO

BOOKS KE LIYE WWW.SHKAMS.COM OR CALL 8397971717  

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By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Michael Cremo is on the cutting edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few month’s time he might be found on pilgrimage to sacred sites in India, appearing on a national television show, lecturing at a mainstream science conference, or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality,



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By Madhava Smullen 

An ISKCON UK delegation is set to attend COP26, also known as the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will run from October 31st to November 12th in Glasgow, Scotland.

The conference will bring world leaders together to discuss how to limit the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, so as to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. They will also discuss progress made so far – many countries have already set amb

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By Kamala Radha devi dasi 
 
Today in the Noakhali District of Bangladesh, an ISKCON temple was attacked. We are currently awaiting an official statement from ISKCON Bangladesh regarding the incident.  Preliminary reports state 18 people were injured in the attack, and at least one person is in serious condition in the hospital. 

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/breaking-news-iskcon-noakhali-bangladesh-attacked,8034/
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Roman and I took the scenic root on Highway 7 through the ancient Shield countryside, then through super-flat but fertile farmland, by car, before we reached the newly acquired farm in Russell, Ontario. It was a drive, not a walk – a five-hour pleasant trip – and it was well worth it. For the time-being we call this a Vaishnava Farm Garden Fest where people from the bhakti spectrum come together to share in the dreams and realities of simpler living.

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My heart is like a desert, hot with the rays of the sun. This is my internal mental condition. The desire for temporary, material things cannot satisfy me because by nature they are death producing. And not one or two, but thousands of such death-producing desires have taken shelter in my mind. So, my subconscious region is always burning. This is my condition. But somehow, by the grace of sadhu and my guru, the holy name of Krishna with its infinite prospect has entered through the holes of my

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8223211688?profile=RESIZE_400xIn a small town situated close to the banks of the River Yamuna there lived a man called Amrita. Nothing in life caused him more anxiety than his fear of death. One day he had an idea that if he befriended Lord Yamaraj, he would be able to keep death at a distance, and so Amrita practiced austerities and meditated upon the Lord of Death, who was verily pleased and granted him a vision.

Lord Yamaraj said, ‘I know by the aid of my divine powers that you seek to befriend me – your wish has come tru

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