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Общественная программа Шрипад Бхактиведанты Дамодара Махараджа [15 Nov 2012|04:42pm]

Дорогие друзья! Приглашаем всех на необычную, интересную и познавательную и творческую встречу в Йога-клубе "Таттва" 2 декабря в 17.00

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Mongolian Vedic Temple [25 Sep 2009|09:32pm]


As you might know, there is a growing congregation of devotees, working hard to create facilities for practicing Krishna Consciousness in Mongolia. After having translated and printed thirteen titles of Srila Prabhupada's books, including Bhagavad-gita and Krishna Book, and recently opened the first Govinda's restaurant, the government granted the permission to register our society in Mongolia. The condition is that this can only be done, if we build a temple first.

On one hand a pleasant request, on the other hand a serious challenge for the Mongolian congregation. Although difficult, the congregation wants to cover the purchase of the land. However, for the construction of the temple they reach out for your help and support. I strongly feel that the devotees in Mongolia deserve our heartfelt encouragement and contribution. It gives all of us a chance to be part of the Srimad-Bhagavatam's prediction and to please Srila Prabhupada:

khasa-adayah—the Mongolian province

"...Members of the Khasa races can be purified by taking shelter of the devotees of the Lord, due to His being the supreme power..."

All donations are needed and appreciated, regardless of size. Kindly consider how important the work of the Mongolian congregation really is, and what positive impact a larger facility will have on those in our community who live presently with less than the bare necessities of life.

Your servant, AC. Bhaktivaibhava Swami

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iskcon New Orleans [13 Apr 2009|02:08am]

New Orleans Temple on a lovely spring morning.

taken Yesterday morning. The Devotee on the stairs was cheering on racers of the Crescent City Classic 5k run, he was well received by the racers and many returned his greetings. Several racers even raised their hands voicing cries of "Hare Krishna!"
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iskcon berkeley. [10 Apr 2009|12:06pm]


i'm going to be visiting san francisco next week. i also visited the bay area last spring, and i went to the berkeley temple for the sunday feast. this time around i will probably be at the san jose temple on sunday instead, but i would still like to visit the berkeley temple and take darshan. unsurprisingly, the berkeley temple does not have a website. (not that i can find anyway) but i just read on a devotee site that the berkeley temple is closed most days due to lack of management. does any one know if this is true? or do you have any current information on the times the temple is open? is the sunday feast the only public program they have?

i'm sure i will end up calling the temple before i trek to berkeley.. but at the boston temple, where i'm from.. which is very much alive and open 7 days a week, the phones rarely get answered, so i'm not holding my breathe.

any and all info you could give me will be greatly appreciated!

thanks in advance.

radhe shyam!!
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Having trouble contacting the local Devotees [02 Dec 2008|10:15pm]

[ mood | frustrated ]

I live in Split, Croatia
And I am having trouble contacting the local Devotees. I really would love to be able to attend sunday services and Holiday festivals. Can anybody help me? I've even tried contacting a brittish temple, but they have not responded . . .

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[15 Oct 2008|09:22pm]

Один из важнейших правил и обетов Картики, месяца Дамодары - петь, повторять Дамодараштаку Сатьявраты Муни. Каждый день Картики на этой страничке будет выкладываться по одному исполнению Дамодараштаки. Надеюсь, кому-то это поможет исполнить обет ежедненого повторения. :)


И еще раз с началом Шри Картики!

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cottonseed oil... ekadasi friendly? [10 Sep 2008|10:41am]


Today is Ekadasi and I'm hungry. (I'm always hungry on Ekadasi because I'm a picky eater!) I just got salted peanuts in the vending machine at work, and the oil used in them is cottonseed oil. Is this bonafied for Ekadasi???

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Jaya Radha!!! [07 Sep 2008|11:20am]


Latest Picture of Radha as she attended our wedding ceremony.
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Happy RADHASTAMI!!! [07 Sep 2008|01:00pm]

Jaya Radhe!!!

Radhadesh daily darshan : http://www.radhadesh.com/index.php?id=306
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research [04 Apr 2008|04:10pm]

Hare Krishna!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Dear all,

I am now conducting a research for ISKCON Belgium. in Belgium ISKCON does not really have a good reputation...therefore, as a part of my research I want to compare the situation in Belgium with other countries'.

Does anyone here know in which countries ISKCON possesses good reputation? I will be really grateful if you can provide some examples..

Thank you in advance!

Hare Krishna!
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Virtual Kartik... [29 Oct 2007|06:53am]

Some devotee who is particularly computer literate has created a site where you can offer a ghee lamp to Lord Damodara while hearing a recording of Damodarastakam by Svarupa Damodara Prabhu. Its still not as nice as being in the temple but....it's better than nothing.
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Honey Ok? [17 Oct 2007|12:10pm]

Hare Krishna,

I'd like to know if we can take honey? Can we use it to make food for prasadam or just eat it as it is?
I'd want to get honey as I like it but I don't know if Gaudiya Vaishnavas can take it. The brands in the supermarket are either from wild or farmed bees so I don't know which it less violent of if you need to kill the bees to get their honey.
Please help.

Hare Krishna.
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Translated Versions [16 Aug 2007|10:56pm]

Hare Krishna,

I'm wondering if anyone has seen or is using translated versions of Prabhupada's works? I'm specifically wondering about Bhagavad Gita as It Is and the Krishna Book in Spanish but any experience in any language is okay. Were the translations as good as the original in English? Any problems in the translated version? I'm afraid that translated versions cannot get the exact gist of what Prabhupada wrote.

Thanks and Hare Krishna!
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Nrisimha Caturdasi 2007, Mosocw, "Polushkino" [14 May 2007|07:28pm]

I have finally uploaded my pictures from Nrisimha Caturdasi, which took place in Moscow district (countryside) area, rest house "Polushkino". The festival was being run for 3 days (5-7 May).

The program included:
lectures and kirtans by HH Bhakti Vigyani Maharadj, HH Jayapataka Swami, HH B.B. Govinda Maharadj and Prema Padmini d.d.!!!

performances and plays!





more pictures from Nrisimha Caturdasi: http://www.streamphoto.ru/users/NataF/188709/

Most probably I will be uploading more videos soon...

Nrisimha ki jai!!!
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Gopi Dots [21 Apr 2007|12:01am]

[ mood | anxious ]

Im going to Ratha Yatra tomorrow morning (saturday) and I was just told that married women cant wear gopi dots. The person that gave me this info didnt know the source but it doesnt sound wrong (though Ive never heard it before).

So my very very urgent question (though I would still appreciate comments after Ratha Yatra so that I know for future festivals) is, can married women wear gopi dots? why or why not? Or even, do you know of married women wearing them?

Also, not so urgent, is there a name for it other than gopi dots?

I guess this has been troubling me a bit because I really like gopi dots. I never got much of a chance to wear them before marriage and here in florida there are so many festivals so there are so many opportunities to wear them but Im married.

Thanks So Much!

cross posted to kc_living community (sorry)

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An Interview with Radhanatha Swami: A Hare Krishna (part 3) [29 Mar 2007|02:51pm]

We haven't lost very many people to deprogrammers because most of the people who do get deprogrammed come back. The reason is deprogrammers, they do everything they accuse us of doing. They don't let you sleep, they don't let you eat, they constantly harass your mind. Whereas, in Krishna consciousness, although we live very strict lives, very religious lives, there's complete freedom in Krishna consciousness to come and go as you like. So, generally, because our philosophy is very comprehensive and very very satisfying to the intelligence, even after someone tries to change your mind, you want to come back anyway.
Prabhupada was in America for 12 years. He was 82 when he died in 1977.
New Vrindaban was established in 1968. They are working on a new temple. It will be 220 feet high and will be the largest temple of its kind in the western world. It will all be hand-carved stone.
George Harrison became involved because he always had an interest for many years in spiritual life and eastern religions. When he met Prabhupada as a spritual master all of his questions were answered and he decided Prabhupada was a genuine highly realized sacred person. so he actually, at one point wanted to join this movement, but Prabhupadatold him "it's better if you remain a musician through your writings and your songs teach people about the purpose of life and Krishna consciousness." So he did that and many of his songs reveal the message of Bhagavad Gita and Krishna consciousness.
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An Interview with Radhanatha Swami: A Hare Krishna (part 2) [29 Mar 2007|12:25pm]

So Lord Chaitanya taught that the essence of the Vedas is that in this particular age that we're living, which is an age where people have very little propensity for real spiritual life, the most practical and easy method of reviving our God-consciousness is by chanting the names of God. So he practically demonstrated his whole life this process of chanting, and dancing, and serving God with whatever propensity or inclination one has, whether one is a student, or, doctor, or lawyer, or businessman, or farmer or a priest, if we just dedicate that inclination to serving the Supreme Lord we can develop our love of God. And by chanting the names of God it makes this realization take place. So then Lord Chaitanya gave this same eternal message that Krishna spoke to his disciple until in 1965 His Divine Grace A c Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada just brought this very very great teaching to the Western world. And when he came to America, he was 70 years old. He didn't come to bring anything new, he didn't come to give his own opinion, but he came as an ambassador to the world's oldest religion, to a philosophy which literally has thousands of books written on it and he purely spoke this great message. And from him the Hare Krishna movement spread all over the world. Especially in the western area.
There was a prophecy that said the movement would start in America and spread throughout the world.
In India, there are millions and millions of us. in America, only about 10,000 initiated devoteesin the western world, and probably many millions who more or less follow our principles and believe in our teachings.
When we take initiation we take a formal vow that we will not have illicit sex, which means any type of sexual contact outside of marriage. We don't have any kind of taking of intoxications, which includes alcohol, coffee, tea, and any kind of drug for the purpose of becoming intoxicated.we don't eat meat, fish or eggs, and we don't smoke. We also take a vow to chant the holy names of God a prescribed amount every day. generally, people don't get initiated until they are twelve years old. The children chant less than the full initiates.
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An Interview with Radhanatha Swami: A Hare Krishna (part 1) [29 Mar 2007|10:04am]

(I wrote this some twenty years ago, for a high school class. it's long,so will be broken into parts)

5000 years ago, the Supreme Lord appeared in this world in the beautiful form of Lord Krishna. This is explained in the Vedas, or sacred scriptures of India.Krishna is the name of God and Krishna means "one who possesses all attractive qualities". So, when Krishna appeared, He demonstrated Beautiful pastimes, which showed us the great power and mercy of the Supreme Lord, and He demonstratedthese pastimes in order to attract our minds back to Him.

He also spoke one very great scripture, called the Bhagavad Gita. Now from this time, the eternal message that Krishna gave was handed down and preservedthrough a great chain of disciplic successionof spiritual masters, or gurus. The idea of disciplic succession is that one person becomes a spiritual teacher by hearing from his spiritual teacherand then he gets a disciple and repeats the same message, and then the disciple, when he realizes the message, could become a spiritual teacher. And in this way,the disciplic succession goes down the line. So 500 years ago, Lord Krishna himself appeared in this great disciplic succession Himself as Lord Chaitanya. Lord Chaitanya was prophesied 4,500 years before his birth in many of the Vedas, or sacred scriptures of India. And, his incarnation was very very unique. He came-although he was God-he came in the form of God's devotee to show us in this age what is the best, most practicaland effective way of devoting our life to God, and developing love for Him.
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Custom Deity Outfits [26 Mar 2007|03:55pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

On the inspiration and support of many devotees I have decided to sell custom made Deity dresses.
My home Deities, Sri-Sri Radha Madana-Mohana, are 10 inches tall and for outfits like the one shown here I would charge $18. However, prices can vary due to Deity, cost of materials, etc. I can also work with any designs you may have or any special modifications that need to be made to the dress.

If you are interested please email me at pjamunar@hotmail.com

thank you very much!

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ISKCON in Iowa? [01 Mar 2007|10:47pm]

Hare Krishna!!!!!

I am going to Iowa this month (on 26th)...I will stay in Iowa-city for two weeks...I have already checked ISCKON communities in the States but I haven't found any in Iowa...Therefore, I would be very grateful if you could tell me where the nearest (to Iowa-city) temple or community is...

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