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  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States

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Russell's Questions

Kali Yuga - Constant Battle

Started this Krishna conscious discussion. Last reply by Radha Rasamayi DD Mar 14, 2016. 1 Reply

Hare Krishna,Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!The battle never ends and some days more difficult than others, do other devotees have the same battle? I chant and…Continue

Opening a Temple?

Started this Krishna conscious discussion. Last reply by Shravn Prabhu Feb 10, 2016. 4 Replies

I live in Minneapolis Minnesota and the closest temple is Chicago, what needs to happen to open a temple? We have a wonderful community of devotees but have not had a temple since the late 80's early…Continue

Disciples Course - When is the best time?

Started this Krishna conscious discussion. Last reply by Radha Rasamayi DD Nov 11, 2015. 1 Reply

Hare Krishna,I am new to associating with Sri Krishna (June 12th 2013) but my heart yearns for more every minute of the day, when is a person ready to take the next step? My children are grown up and…Continue

Tags: timing, course, Disciple


Started this Krishna conscious discussion. Last reply by Russell Nov 4, 2015. 2 Replies

When is the correct amount of time before one takes initiation, I was introduced to Krishna Consciousness back in 1987 by a close friend and the seed sprouted in June of 2013 and now it has grown. I…Continue


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Profile Information

Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
Old friend back in 1987, took many years for the seed he planted to sprout but it finally sprouted in June of 2014 and continues to grow.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Minneapolis Kirtan Group, Nitya Seva Das, Shankarananda Das
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I am new and very attracted to Sri Krsna, I go to bi weekly Kirtan, chant daily and have establish a home temple. I also have recently added a library with Srimad Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritarmta. I also am taking the ISKCON Disciple course starting January of 2016.
What are your expectations from this community?
Associate with other devotees and learn to deepen my relationship with Sri Krsna and serve him deeply and earnestly.

Russell's Blog

Reaching 16 Rounds of Japa

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 9:31am 0 Comments

Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Yesterday on the appearance day of Lord Nityananda I passed my final exam of my ISKCON disciples course and chanted my first day of 16 rounds of japa.

I am humbled and overjoyed with devotional love and service of our Lord Sri Krishna, I am newer to Krishna Consciousness and very excited to know I have returned to my true home.

What brought you to this moment in time, e.g. chanting…


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