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New Haveli Opening

Friday, February 28th, 2020

We are very happy to announce that the Sri Krishna Haveli, the largest project in the history of Bhaktivedanta Manor, is now nearly ready.

This purpose-built haven will serve as a cultural centre, education facility and an events space to meet the needs of our wonderful community.

We will celebrate the opening of the facilities on Monday 9th March with a day of festivities together with Gaura Purnima as well as Holika dahan (6pm).

The festivities will culminate with a Grand Fireworks Display at 6:30pm. (weather permitting).  See the full schedule below:

Manor Newsletter online

Friday, February 7th, 2020

You can find the February 2020 edition of Bhaktivedanta Manor’s community Newsletter at the following link:

February 2020 web

You can download this PDF file and access higher resolution images. 

Articles:

Prime Minister Visits Temple ……………………….. 1

Prime Minister praises Bhaktivedanta Manor ….. 3

Coming Closer to Krishna ………………………… 4

Gita Jayanti in the Shri Krishna Haveli ………….. 5

MP makes oath using Bhagavad-gita. …………. 5

Initiation ……………………………………………….. 6

Holy Name Weekend ……………………………….. 6

A Christmas Carol with a kirtan ………………….. 6

Radha Krishna Deaf Association’s global reach 7

Mantra Crew scales US Dance Chart ………….. 7

Maha Mantra re-enters Abbey Road Studios ….. 7

Winter Book Marathon ……………………………… 9

Following up on book distribution contacts ……. 9

Smiling Souls ………………………………………… 10

Little Avanti launched …………………………….. 11

ISKCON Law holds first Global Conference … 11

The Manor School enters exciting phase ……… 12

Pandava Sena Mentorship Retreat 2020 ……… 13

Shree Krishna Haveli project update…………… 14

Omnom ………………………………………………. 16

 

Bhugola- the Earth globe
 
Please also find below the link to Radha Mohan das’ latest Youtube video, based on Vedic astronomy. He provide facts and quotes supporting the notion that the ancient Vedic sadhus knew that the Earth is a globe, predating the Greeks. He has connected this presentation with some of his other ones such as Astronomy of the Bhagavat Purana and Invisible Realms in the Vedic Universe).
 

 

 

Coming Closer to Krishna

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Coming Closer to Krishna – new Temple President launches this year’s theme

Visakha Dasi has now been warmly welcomed as the new Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor. 

She is well known in the international devotee community for the time she spent as Srila Prabhupada’s photographer and as an avid writer for Back to Godhead magazine. In more recent years she assisted her husband, Yadubara Das, in producing the award-winning film, Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All. Her book Five Years, Eleven Months and a Lifetime of Unexpected Love: A Memoir, which depicts her time spent with Srila Prabhupada, has also received great reviews.

“The theme for the Temple community this year is Coming Closer to Krishna” she explained during the first meeting (Manor update) of the year attended by residents and staff members.

She asked those present what they felt they needed and expected from a Temple President. “What came out overwhelmingly was their need for unity in our large and diverse community,” Visakha Dasi explained. “They would like to see devotees of all ages, nationalities, races, genders, and backgrounds overlook these superficial differences and serve Krishna together. With this devotional mood we can all come closer to Krishna and enhance our community’s unity.

“I remember the first pandal [tent] program that Srila Prabhupada’s disciples organised in 1971. It was in Bombay, lasted 10 days, and was attended by 10,000 people each night and 20,000 on the weekends. On the final Sunday, an ISKCON devotee couple were married on stage – – one was from Australia and the other from Sweden. Srila Prabhupada remarked, “This is the real United Nations!” and in response 20,000 people cheered. It was incredible; the sound was tumultuous!” 

Manor Newsletter online

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The latest Bhaktivedanta Manor community Newsletter is now available at the link below:

(The PDF file is downloadable)

December 2019 web

Contents

Krishna Spectacular…………………………………………..1
Nine days of celebrations for the Lords of London……4
Dinner to celebrate 50 years of ISKCON UK……………6
Volume 3 of popular children’s CD released …………..8
Taking care of Krishna’s bees ……………………………..8
Remembering George Harrison……………………………8
Vedic Cosmology Conference in Florida…………………9
Another successful year for Bhakti Shastri Course…….9
Chasing Rhinos with the Swami – volume 2…………..10
Making a spiritual commitment ………………………….10
Parliament decorated by Manor team …………………11
Devotee nominated as a UN advisor……………………11
University students enjoy retreat………………………….12
DEVI National Launch………………………………………13
Watford Interfaith Walk ……………………………………14
Malaysian Civil Servants visit Manor…………………….14
Diwali prayers for Three Rivers District Council ……..14
Herts High Sheriff’s Civic Service ……………………….14
The Autumn Krishna festivals of sweets galore……….15
Mantras and meals in Margate ………………………….16
UK Hare Krishna Festivals …………………………………16
Crowd at Shaw Theatre enjoy evening of kirtan……..17
Glastonbury chariot ………………………………………..17
Shree Krishna Haveli project update……………………18

 

Sanctuary for the Soul

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

In the Hertfordshire countryside just north of London, Bhaktivedanta Manor, complete with its farmlands, beautiful gardens and temple is a real sanctuary for the soul. Open all year round to visitors and students of ancient wisdom, the temple offers a great experience with tours of the shrine, gardens and compassionate farm. See the rooms of the famous Hare Krishna guru Srila Prabhupada, to whom George Harrison gifted this iconic mock Tudor mansion. Visitors may participate in inspirational talks, yoga classes, mantra meditation, vegetarian cooking classes and various retreats.

Come and feel the peace, you certainly deserve it.