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  1. Kurma dasa, AU: Sanjana's Saffron & Lemon Srikhand Cheesecake
  2. Australian News: The Ratha Yatra that started them all…on video
  3. ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Radhastami 2010
  4. Australian News: 24 HOUR KIRTAN @ NEW GOKULA: Update your diary now
  5. Rupa Madhurya das, TX, USA: Bhajan - Gopi Gita dasi - Hare Krishna
  6. Sita-pati dasa, AU: Yoga Mantras
  7. Bharatavarsa.net: Bhakti Vikasa Swami: Most beautiful: Radha
  8. Bharatavarsa.net: Bhakti Vikasa Swami: From Ranjit Prabhu, my Godbother
  9. H.H. Bhakticharu Swami: ISKCON Ujjain Seminar 2010 Day 3
  10. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: 70
  11. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: Prabhupada Smaranam
  12. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: Poem from Under Dark Stars
  13. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: Free Write
  14. Maddy Jean-claude Durr, New Govardhana, AU: A Class about Vedic Geography and the Varnasrama Safety Net (Given in Berlin)
  15. Japa Group: Please Join The Japa Group
  16. Srila Prabhupada's Letters
  17. Srila Prabhupada's Letters
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  24. New Vrndavan, USA: New Vrindaban Hosts Radhastami Festival
  25. Gauranga Kishore das,USA: Krishna: History or Myth
  26. Kirtans in Oxford, UK: Kirtan This Sunday
  27. Australian News: His Holiness Kadamba-Kanana Swami in SYDNEY.
  28. ISKCON Toronto, Canada: Deity Darshan: Sunday, September 12, 2010
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  30. H.H. Sivarama Swami: Vrndadevi asks: How does one get his/her spirital form?
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  36. Mayapur Online: Radhastami Festival Schedule
  37. Japa Group: Japa Coaching
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Kurma dasa, AU: Sanjana's Saffron & Lemon Srikhand Cheesecake

saffron_cheesecake_2.jpg:

Sanjana is a great cook with a great food blog. I often link to her site, and she to mine. A culinary give-and-take, if you wish.

I dropped by the other day and noticed a great re-do of my cheesecake recipe from my first cookbook 'Great Vegetarian Dishes'. That book is enjoying it's 20th birthday right now. Happy Birthday GVD!! Maybe I'll make this cheesecake to celebrate.

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Australian News: The Ratha Yatra that started them all…on video

Over the summer, devotees all over the world celebrate the ancient festival Rathayatra, by pulling chariots carrying Lord Krishna and his brother and sister—in their Deity forms as Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra—down the streets of their city.

But there's never a good time to stop meditating on Jagannath, considered the most merciful form of God. And as Rathayatra season comes to a close, devotees can immerse themselves in the one that started them all in ISKCON film-maker Vasudeva Dasa's new English language version of his little-seen 1992 classic, Pulling Krishna Home.

Premiered this July 17th at ISKCON's headquarters in Mayapur, India and simultaneously on the web at Mayapur.tv, this in-depth documentary about the 1990 Rathayatra parade in Puri, Orissa, was first released only in French, Vasudeva's native tongue.

But soon after its release, Vasudeva left film-making for sixteen years, only returning to the service in 2008 when he was encouraged by Mayapur devotees.

After making two brand new documetnaries—No Suffering on Safari, about a spiritual safari in Bangladesh, and Within Ten Miles of Mayapur, about ISKCON Mayapur's charity work in local villages—he turned his attention back to his old film.

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ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Radhastami 2010

radha

Just a kind a reminder that we are celebrating Srimati Radharani's Appearance day tomorrow as per the timings on the poster.

You can still come today and tomorrow morning to help out with the preparations.

Also after Guru Puja, at around 7.30am tomorrow, Veda Vyasa Priya Maharaja will be giving Diksha initiation to 4 aspirants.

So it is a full day of bliss not to be missed!
And 'Happy Lalita Sasti' for today!

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Australian News: 24 HOUR KIRTAN @ NEW GOKULA: Update your diary now

Clear a spot in your diary for this event: Time October 2 at 6:00pm – October 3 at 6:00pm

Location New Gokula Farm, Lewis Lane Millfield NSW

On the final day of World Holy Name Festival, coinciding with HG Aindra Prabhu's 108 hour memorial Kirtan, we will be holding a Maha 24 Hour Kirtan at New Gokula Farm. The event is also held over a long weekend and in uni/school spring holidays

Check out the webs ite for more details.

Here’s the facebook page

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Rupa Madhurya das, TX, USA: Bhajan - Gopi Gita dasi - Hare Krishna

Gopi Gita dasi singing a Hare Krishna bhajan.

Dallas, TX
2010-02-13


Download: 2010-02-13 - 2 - Home Program - Gopi Gita dasi - Hare Krishna.mp3
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Sita-pati dasa, AU: Yoga Mantras

I close my Tuesday and Thursday morning yoga classes at Fusion Hot Yoga with these mantras:

om ajnana timirandhasya
jnananjana salakaya
caksur un militam yena
tasmai sri guruve namah

om sat-cit-ananda para brahma
purusottama paramatma
sri bhagavati sameta
sri bhagavate namah

Hari Om Tat Sat

The nature of this world is of darkness; but just as the Sun brings illumination to this world, may our lives be illuminated by divine light, filled with love, compassion, and mercy; and may we achieve self-realization in this lifetime.
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Bharatavarsa.net: Bhakti Vikasa Swami: Most beautiful: Radha

(Narayana is more beautiful than Laksmi, Krsna is more beautiful than Narayana, and Radha...)

The beauty of the Lord [Narayana] was so enchanting that it could not be sufficiently described. The goddess of fortune is supposed to be the most beautiful sight within the spiritual and material creations of the Lord; she has a sense of being the most beautiful, yet her beauty was defeated when the Lord appeared. In other words, the beauty of the goddess of fortune is secondary in the presence of the Lord. In the words of Vaisnava poets, it is said that the Lord's beauty is so enchanting that it defeats hundreds of thousands of Cupids. He is therefore called Madana-mohana. It is also described that the Lord sometimes becomes mad after the beauty of Radharani. Poets describe that under those circumstances, although Lord Krsna is Madana-mohana, He becomes Madana-daha, or enchanted by the beauty of Radharani. Actually the Lord's beauty is superexcellent, surpassing even the beauty of Laksmi in Vaikuntha. The devotees of the Lord in the Vaikuntha planets want to see the Lord as the most beautiful, but the devotees in Gokula or Krsnaloka want to see Radharani as more beautiful than Krsna.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 3.15.42

A pre-Radhastami meditation

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Bharatavarsa.net: Bhakti Vikasa Swami: From Ranjit Prabhu, my Godbother

Congratulations and thanks on the publication of Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava. It is a monumental work and without doubt the culmination of years of intense study, research and meditation. On reading it I finally understand our Srila Prabhupada's words that he did not understand much of what Srila Bhaktisiddhanta was saying. I had always kind of doubted that, thinking that it was some kind of humility in the presence of the guru or something of that nature. Similarly, I was thinking that the statement "He was a Vaikuntha man," was also some kind of formulaic praise for the guru. On reading this it amazes me that our Srila Prabhupada did not deviate in the slightest in instituting the format of ISKCON. He knew exactly what to do and how to do it, following in the footsteps of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta. It gives reality to our Srila Prabhupada's claim that he simply was passing on what he had learnt from his guru. There is much more I can say...

I have no doubt that this book will set the standard for understanding a crucial time in Gaudiya Vaisnava history.

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H.H. Bhakticharu Swami: ISKCON Ujjain Seminar 2010 Day 3

Ujjain update 13th September, 2010 Sent in by His Grace Mukunda Prabhu In the morning class Guru Maharaj elaborated on the aspect of daina or humility as the first step to saranagati. He instructed us to cultivate the quality of daina by considering oneself as being the greatest sinner and giving innumerable pain to other [...]

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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: 70

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September 13th, 3:33 A.M.

Namamrta by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:

“Chanting Hare Krishna frees one from the bodily concept of life:

"[Ajamila said]: Simply because I chanted the holy name of the Lord in the association of devotees, my heart is now becoming purified. Therefore I shall not fall victim again to the false lures of material sense gratification. Now that I have become fixed in the Absolute Truth, henceforward I shall not identify myself with the body. I shall give up false conceptions of "I" and "mine" and fix my mind on the lotus feet of Krishna.

"How a living entity becomes a victim of the material condition is lucidly explained in this verse. The beginning is to misidentify the body as oneself. Therefore Bhagavad-gita begins with the spiritual instruction that one is not the body but is within the body. This consciousness can be possible only if one chants the holy name of Krishna, the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, and always keeps oneself in the association of devotees. This is the secret of success. Therefore we stress that one should chant the holy name of the Lord and keep oneself free from the contaminations of this material world, especially the contaminations of lusty desires for illicit sex, meat eating, intoxication and gambling. With determination, one should follow these principles and thus be saved from the miserable condition of material existence. The first necessity is to become freed from the bodily conception of life." (Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.38)

When Prabhupada was discussing Western philosophers he noted that a prominent philosopher, Thomas Huxley, was proud of being an Englishman. This means even big philosophers and scientist are under the impression that they are their bodies. This misconception is the strongest impediment, and it must be removed. It is not easily obtainable, but it is made very easy by the mercy of Krishna and Lord Caitanya through the process of chanting Hare Krishna. One identifies oneself, if you ask him who he is, as a man or a woman or black or white or American or Indian or Englishman. But today you may think you are an Englishman because you were born in England, but in your next life you may not take your birth in England; it may be in China, or Russia, or in some other country. Or you may not get this human form of body. Today you are a nationalist, you are a great follower of your country, but tomorrow if you stay in your country you may be a cow being taken to the slaughterhouse. The whole world is moving under the false egoism of "I" and "mine," but the factual effect of chanting the holy name is to become free from such misconceptions. Caitanya has written param vijayate sri krishna sankirtanam: "All glories to Sri Krishna sankirtana!" Why is it so glorious? That has also been explained by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, ceto darpana marjanam: by the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, one's heart is cleansed. One gives up the idea that his self is the body. As we regularly chant Hare Krishna we keep the mirror of our mind cleansed, and we stay fixed in our spiritual identity.

Today I woke at one o'clock in the morning with a clear head. I did my chanting in a decent condition. I went through all the mantras with soft attention to the syllables and finished sixteen rounds before 3:30 A.M. I kept my mind on the chanting and didn't think of other things. It takes an effort to concentrate, but if you try you can keep your mind fixed on the Hare Krishna mantras and not allow other discursive thoughts to intrude. The early morning peace in my room was helpful, and I cruised through the quota at a good pace. I'm grateful for a good session.

"I am not this body."
Chanting Hare Krishna
brings you to this place.
"I am spirit soul"
is the result of japa.
You situate yourself as
the servant of the spiritual
Lord, beyond the concept
of "American, old man."
When I chant I'm something
else, a particle of
spirit and my mind
is cleansed of dirt.
You can do it if you
say the names attentively
and pray to Nama
Prabhu for self-realization:
"I am Krishna's and
Krishna is mine."
It is a high understanding
but possible
in the yajna of harinama.

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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: Prabhupada Smaranam

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One Hundred Prabhupada Poems, #27

Last morning here in German temple,
some devotees who live here get to
see His Divine Grace in this dim-lit
kirtana hall every morning, as they also do in
Gita Nagari or Denver or Bhaktivedanta Manor.
But I move on. So I take extra
fond looks this morning,
at you, Srila Prabhupada.

During samsara prayers I glanced at you,
keeping the women out of my
peripheral vision,
and even during Nrsimha worship
I peeked over to see you.
Then while I recited the Tulasi prayer,
I looked from the green plant over
to our spiritual father and best friend,
and I sensed a connection. How else
can we aspire to be the maidservant
of Vrnda in the groves of Vrndavana
except when we serve the pure
devotee, Srila Prabhupada?

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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: Poem from Under Dark Stars

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1.
This one was written
in New York with thoughts
of moving and wondering
what Krishna would drag me
through. The friends are kind.
In the meantime you
continue to listen
to your music.

2.
Here is the poem:
“He can do it. Must be
humble and admit the truth
and keep going as long
as he has a little shelter
from loved ones.
This is the kind of music
I like. Yes, you can bring
the Sufi healer here.

“Now ‘the opener’ is over. It's another
song I wrote to. I'll go up and
sing with the Vaisnavas now.
They said they wouldn't kick me out.

“But I may go somewhere else.
Never know what Krishna has in store.
He may want no more
writing and publishing, He may want
the perpetual right eye and drag
you through the mud more and more.

“I'll keep playing ‘the opener’ and learning how to pray to
God, Lord, Krishna."

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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami: Free Write

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I turned at random to Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto, Second Chapter, verse 6: "The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted in order to completely satisfy the self."

This is the answer to the first question asked by the sages at Naimisaranya. They wanted to know the summary or most essential part of the vast Vedic literatures. It is the path of renunciation of material pleasures and the taking up of devotional service to Krishna. "The relation of the servant and the served is the most congenial form of intimacy." One can taste it in the preliminary stage as soon as he takes it up. We are meant to serve Krishna. It is our dharma or constitutional nature. Just as the nature of sugar is sweetness, the nature of the living being is to render service. Everyone is serving someone; even the king or president is serving the people. But we are unhappy because we are not serving in the most satisfactory way. The perfection of service is to serve Krishna, the all-attractive Personality of Godhead. By false ego we think that we are the center of existence or that we should be served. Or we may have an extended concept of service and think the family or nation or humanity should be served. But the perfection of service is to the Supreme. Service to Krishna in the regulated stage brings out dormant love of God in the stage of ecstasy.

Prabhupada engaged us in active devotional service beginning with chanting Hare Krishna and hearing Bhagavad-gita. Gradually he added more and more active service. Love of God is not passive meditation but engaging all the senses in service. There are nine principle methods of service, sravanam-kirtanam vishnu smaranam, etc., and one who engages in them is considered the most learned person in the world. It does not depend on high or low birth but simply performing of service under the direction of the spiritual master.

Laksmana Reddy, number 81, defensive tackle, had his own rooting section as his family and friends attended the Little Kids' football game. They don't keep score in these games but unofficially, the Dutchmen beat Laksmana's team, and Laksmana didn't get a chance to make any outstanding plays. Various boys got hurt and lay on the ground for a while until they got up and limped off the field, to applause. Each team had a squad of little-girl cheerleaders. The Dutchmen's cheer began, "We may be small…" The boys' helmets were so big they looked like astronauts, and they wore big shoulderpads also. A volunteer dad made a play-by-play broadcast over the loudspeaker, which made the game more interesting: “The Wildcats are on third down with twelve yards to go, and they really have their work cut out for them against the Dutchmen's tight defense…" Before the game started, we faced the American flag while they played the national anthem.

Things

I am waiting for our friends
to join us for lunch.
I hope it won't be awkward,
and I'll think of something to say.
"Just be yourself," but who is that?
The man in the New York Yankees hat?

Saci said it would rain today
all day, but it is 12:20 P.M.
and it is not raining.
The Yankees lost again. The
ace reliever hit the batter.

Soon our friends will be
here for lunch. We are
having pancakes and omelette
and potatoes. Our two friends
are ladies who live in the neighborhood.
We are all celibates.
We probably won't talk about
Krishna or maybe I could
think of something. We have been
reading of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. You
could say something about Him.

I'm a little nervous, but there is
nothing to worry about. I
am an old man and can
do what I want. I am
well behaved. We can talk
about the pancakes and
the football game the kids
played. We can avoid painful
things. We should avoid painful
things and try to be kind to
one another. Oh, I hope I
won't be dull. I'm usually
too quiet. I have nothing to say.
But I'll have to think of
something. Ask them if
they read your journal
and poems. Do you dare?

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Maddy Jean-claude Durr, New Govardhana, AU: A Class about Vedic Geography and the Varnasrama Safety Net (Given in Berlin)

In Berlin I was given a chance to give many classes. This was the first morning class that I gave, on Dhruva Maharaja.  I chose two main topics: Vedic geographical history and the safety net of Varnasrama society.

 

Your servant, Madhavendra Puri Dasa.

 

[http://maddmonk.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/a-class-about-vedic-geography-and-the-varnasrama-safety-net-berlin-2010]

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Japa Group: Please Join The Japa Group

Please share your realisations with other devotees from around the world...simply send me an introduction email and I will be happy to make you a member:

rasa108@gmail.com

ys

Rasa Rasika dasa

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1965 September 13: "Today is the 32nd day of our journey from Calcutta. After midnight the lurching decreased and I felt relief. In the morning I cooked 'Bati-chachari.' It appeared to be delicious and I was able to take some food."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1965

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1965 September 13: "Lord Krishna has taken charge of the ship. The captain tells that they had never such calmness of the Atlantic. If Atlantic would have shown its usual face I would have died. Today I have disclosed my mind to my companion Lord Sri Krishna. There is a Bengali poem made by me today in this connection, Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Krsna."
Jalduta Diary :: 1965

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1969 September 13: "So far the questions raised by your father, to understand God one must be purified. In contaminated state one cannot expect to understand the Absolute Truth. Our Krishna Consciousness movement is for bringing one to purified consciousness where one can understand Krishna."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1970 September 13: "Regarding the four Sannyasis, I am requesting them to not preach anything which may hamper the growth of our Society. Please try to help these boys and advise them on my behalf not to waste time in such fruitless endeavor."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1972 September 13: "Now go on teaching in this school and distributing our literatures and try to recruit some local men. For relying upon devotees from outside to come that is not very practical business. It is better to recruit some local men and train them to do the work."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1973 September 13: "When I came to Vrindaban for short periods I would stay at Radha Damodara Temple. I was staying in two rooms upstairs then one of the Goswamis asked me if I would like to stay in the two rooms below. The rooms were given to me on verbal lease for life."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1973

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1974 September 13: "Before opening a temple it must be considered a hundred times, and after opening it cannot be closed. The temple must be re-opened. 'One who considers the Deity to be stone and the Spiritual Master to be an ordinary human is possessed of hellish intelligence.'"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1975 September 13: "Continue as you are doing and by the mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu you will be very successful. It is by His order that we are carrying this message all over the world. Now I am coming there and shall see you then."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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New Vrndavan, USA: New Vrindaban Hosts Radhastami Festival

When people visit New Vrindaban for the first time, they often ask, "Who is that girl with Krishna?" Her name is Radha and she is the queen of Vrindaban. On Wednesday, September 15, New Vrindaban Community will celebrate Radhastami, which is Radha's Appearance Day or birthday. All events are free and open to the public.

The story of Radha's appearance is one of the most beautiful stories in the ancient Vedic scriptures. According to the Vedas, around 5,000 years ago, King Vrishabhanu was taking his morning bath in the holy Yamuna River. Just then, a beautiful baby girl floated by lying on a lotus blossom. King Vrishabhanu embraced the infant and carried her off to his queen, Kirtida. When Kirtida saw this magnificent child, she showered little Radha with unrelenting affection.

Radha's spiritual Vrindaban is a place of enormous wealth. The ladies of Vrindaban have wardrobes filled with the finest silks, and jewelry chests filled with precious gems. Nonetheless, Radha's favorite ornaments are the necklaces and crowns that Krishna makes for her out of wild flowers.

"Because Radha is so fond of flowers, we often make a special outfit on Radhastami made entirely from flowers," said Malati Dasi, one of the GBCs in New Vrindaban. Last year, the dressmaking team glue-gunned nearly 2,500 flowers – mostly chrysanthemums – onto a stiff cotton fabric, which they used for dressing Radha and Krishna. Other flower varieties include orchids, marigolds and daisies, along with assorted greenery for contrast.

Decorating with flowers is one of the 64 traditional Vedic arts. The art of creating flower dresses and jewelry was nearly lost, however, until it was revived by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). "Srila Prabhupada introduced this art to the western world. ISKCON in India, however, has taken it to another level by importing exquisite flowers from around the world to make flower garments and earrings for Radha and Krishna."

This year, New Vrindaban is in suspense, wondering whether Radha and Krishna will again be dressed in flower garments, or whether the new special-ordered silk outfit from India will arrive in time for Radhastami. "The outfit from India is absolutely gorgeous. It is made from a white silk brocade with an exquisite red decorative detail," explained Malati. "One of the local devotees is an expert at jewelry-making, so she will make matching necklaces and chokers.

"Radhastami is a feast for the eyes. I invite our neighbors to visit New Vrindaban and catch a glimpse of mystic India," said Malati. "There is a lot happening during this early fall festival which begs everyone to join in the fun!"

Here is the schedule of events for Radhastami:

5:30 pm Traditional bhajans (hymns from ancient India)
6:00 pm Narration on Radha's appearance
7:00 pm Everyone has the opportunity to offer to Radha and Krishna incense sticks, small hand made lamps, flowers, hearts, balloons. There will be dancing and singing.
8:00 pm Free vegetarian feast

For more information about this free public festival, call (304) 843-1600 or visit www.NewVrindaban.com. New Vrindaban Community is located south of Moundsville – Wheeling, off Route 250.

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Gauranga Kishore das,USA: Krishna: History or Myth


Krishna: History or Myth from Saraswati Films on Vimeo.



I got the link to this video forwarded to me and it sounded interesting so I thought I would check it out, and while I would say that it lacks a certain degree of academic integrity and thoroughness that one might hope for in an investigative piece like this, it is nevertheless a decent summary the main pieces of evidence that lend strength to certain Vedic accounts as being at least somewhat historical in nature.

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Kirtans in Oxford, UK: Kirtan This Sunday

We have a young Irish kirtaniya to start us off into a new season of Kirtan Experience. Gaura Hari lives with his Polish wife near London and has many years of kirtan experience under his belt, having toured extensively in Poland, Australia and India with various chanting parties. I've known Gaura since he was six, but haven't seen him for years, so am curious to see what all this chanting has done for him! Gaura is bringing some kirtaniya friends with him and we look forward to chanting with them all this Sunday, 19th September. Hope you can make it too!

In Nambour, Australia.

Gaura Hari absorbed in chanting bliss - Melbourne, Australia
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Australian News: His Holiness Kadamba-Kanana Swami in SYDNEY.

His Holiness Kadamba-Kanana Swami in Sydney 12th – 22nd October 2010

Kadamba Kanana Swami started his spiritual life in Vrndavana, the Holy land of Krishna and immediately felt he found his home. He became a disciple of HH Jayadvaita Swami.

He joined ISKCON in 1978 shortly after Srila Prabhupada’s departure from this world and served in Vrndavana from ’78 to ’84 in various types of management.

After a one year break from India in Australia he returned to India this time to take charge of the construction of Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi in Mayapura and remained there from ’85 to ’90.

He liked the pioneering spirit of working in India and above all he liked to stay in the Holy Dhama.

In 1990 he became the Temple President of the Krsna Balarama temple in Vrndavana and remained in that position untill ’95.

After that he began to travel and preach around the world and in 1997 he received sannyasa.

These days besides preaching in Europe, South Africa, India and Australia, he still has some involvement in supervision of the Vrndavana temple.

For more details read the Sydney Temple Newsletter


Follow this link to the web site of HH Kadamba-Kanana Swami


See an interview from PAMHO live at last year

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ISKCON Toronto, Canada: Deity Darshan: Sunday, September 12, 2010


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Australian News: Aindra Das: Kirtan Insights

Photo by NilaMadhava Vikas.

By Dhanurdhara Swami:(originally posted at Bhakticollective.com) The following is an interview with Sripad Aindra das made in 2009 for the forthcoming book Kirtan Meditations – The Mood and Technique of Bhakti Kirtan compiled by Dhanurdhara Swami and Akincana Krishna dasa. Due to the unexpected loss of this great soul I decided to release his interview quite before the editing has been finished. More can be read at wavesofdevotion.com. I hope it gives some pleasure and solace to the congregation of the devotees feeling the loss of this great soul. Dhanurdhara Swami

Chanting with purity

Harinam-sankirtan means to loudly chant the holy name for the benefit of others. We should seriously consider to what extent we are benefiting others, and also to what extent we are benefiting ourselves. There is apparent kirtan and real kirtan. Only sankirtan where the pure name is chanted is real sankirtan. If someone is making offenses to the name, simply articulating the syllables "Hare Krishna," that is not real sankirtan. One must thus carefully consider the offenses to be avoided in the matter of chanting.

Can you talk about the different types of chanting?

There is bhukti-nama, offensive chanting, which results in material gain; there is mukti-nama, shadow chanting, which results in liberation, and there is prema-nama, pure chanting, which results in prema-bhakti, pure love of Godhead.

Bhukti-nama means offensive chanting. By chanting offensively, you can benefit others only by increasing their material piety. Bhaktivinoda Thakura therefore states that a pure devotee should not participate in kirtan led by offenders to the holy name. Who are those offenders? Those who do kirtan for ulterior motives–who chant for money, or to augment their sex appeal, or do it for name and fame. Such chanting can at best result in material gratification.

Originally published at Bhakticollective.com, read the rest you won’t regret it!

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H.H. Sivarama Swami: Vrndadevi asks: How does one get his/her spirital form?

Could you please explain how this works, after a long time, when/if we finally attain the spiritual world? And Rahul Gupta wants advice on developing a community by the Ujjain temple complex.

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Dandavats.com: Food For Life - Mauritius

Karunika dasi: Pere Lavale(18 September 1803 - 9 September 1864) was a Roman Catholic priest and missionary to Mauritius. He lived amongst the emancipated slaves, learnt their language and devoted himself wholeheartedly to their moral and spiritual upliftment.

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Dandavats.com: New Vrindaban Hosts Radhastami Festival

nvcommunications: When people visit New Vrindaban for the first time, they often ask, "Who is that girl with Krishna?" Her name is Radha and she is the queen of Vrindaban.

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Dandavats.com: New vaisnava website with HD videos,Pictures and Bhajans

Purusottam dasa: We are glad to have the opportunity to serve you through our homepage. Kadamba. net is a dedicated vaisnava seva homepage with HD videos /lectures of gurus and seniors devotees. You can find very beautiful devotional pictures and bhajans as well

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Dandavats.com: Emergency flood relief by ISKCON Kanpur

Madhavendu das: Although rains have been relatively moderate this monsoon season, torrential downpour upstream and the subsequent release of water has caused local flooding of the Ganges River at Kanpur

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Dandavats.com: Vyasa Puja Offering 2010

David Kuehn: Haribol. This offering was offered at Vancouver temple at Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja Celebration 2010-by Adhiyajna Das

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Mayapur Online: Radhastami Festival Schedule

Just one day to go for Radhastami!For the past three days, glories & pastimes of Srimati Radharani are discussed in the morning class. These special lectures are available for free downloads. From today, HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami will deliver lecture on Srimati Radharani both in the morning and evening at the temple hall. Watch live all the happenings for this Radhastami. Posted below is the Radhastami festival schedule.

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Japa Group: Japa Coaching


Here is some nice advice on chanting from Akura dasa:


1. Chant 16 rounds in one go attentively first thing in the morning
2. Chant the holy name constantly
3. Find happiness in chanting the holy name
4. Send reports to your Chanting Success Partner (CSP)
5. Read about the effects of chanting from Sri Namamrta
6. Write your realizations about chanting
7. Inspire devotees to chant more
8. Make chanting the main pillar of success of your life
9. Make chanting the main pillar of success of your family and community
10. Pray to the holy name

From Tips For Attaining Success In Krsna Consciousness
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Mayapur Online: Lalita Sasti

Today is the appearance day of Lalita Sakhi- Lalita Sasti. HG Jananivasa prabhu in the morning class glorified the qualities of Srimati Lalita. Listen to the special lecture on glories of Srimati Radharani & Lalita Sakhi. Below is the Lalitastakam prayers by Srila Rupa Goswami from Stava mala.

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Gouranga TV: Parikrama talk at Kisori Bhavan

Parikrama talk at Kisori Bhavan

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H.H. Sivarama Swami

We have to manage our men in such a way that they may bend to our will but
not break. After all, our work is purely voluntary. If they become angry and
leave then our work is defeated.

- Srila Prabhupada

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