Posts Tagged ‘prabhupada’

“Chasing Rhinos with the Swami” volume 2

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

In October 1970, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami arrived in India with twenty of his Western disciples to re-ignite the dying flames of Krishna consciousness in the land of its ancient origin. Srila Prabhupada and his young disciples were an immediate national sensation. In less than eighteen months, Prabhupada established ISKCON as a major spiritual force in India, laying the foundations for three huge temples and a dozen centers across the land.

In June 1971, Shyamasundar das became Prabhupada’s personal secretary and for the next two years traveled with him around the globe—the eye-witness to Prabhupada’s incredible achievements. Now, at last, here are Shyamasundar’s stories, with 180 photos, describing in well-researched and intimate detail this most exciting episode in Prabhupada’s amazing journey.

Words from the Author:

“You’ve waited a long time for Volume Two, but I wanted to make it perfect for you! After years of intense research, sorting through nearly 40,000 photos,Volume Two is finally ready!

My ardent prayer is that you will relish Prabhupada’s thrilling adventures as much as I have enjoyed chronicling them for you!”

 

Offering an E card

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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As you all are aware that in July 2016, ISKCON will complete 50 years of its existence. Being a golden Jubilee year, devotees from all across the globe will come together to present “Golden Jubilee Card” to His Divine Grace Shri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Yes, there is an e-card designed where devotees can submit their offering to Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of Golden Jubilee. Offering submission is available till 31st May 2016. Once you submit the offerings, an email will be sent to you for verification. Devotees are requested to kindly verify their email. It’s only after verification that your offerings will be finally submitted to Srila Prabhupada and will be counted.

Your offering will be confidential. Our technical team is also instructed not to read the offering column. Your personal details will be confidential and will not be displayed.

By submitting our offering to Srila Prabhupada for Golden Jubilee we will not only send our heartfelt message to him but we will also break the World Record in the category of “highest number of devotees submitting e-card offering”.

Devotees are requested to submit their offerings only once. Double entry by a devotee will not be accepted, it will be counted as violating rules.

So let’s get started. Kindly go to the exclusive website http://www.offeringstosp.com and submit your offering immediately.

This website can be accessed from your Computer / Laptop and even Smart Phone.

Let’s get going

Srila Prabhupada Memories

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s departure to the west, ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor would like to invite you to attend a series of special classes this July and join us in the celebration.

EVERY SUNDAY 5PM – 6PM
IN SRILA PRABHUPADA ROOMS
BHAKTIVEDANTA MANOR

Special Classes in July:

5th July –  Dhananjaya Prabhu
12th July – Visvadevi Mataji
19th July – Sakshi Gopal Prabhu
26th July – Rupa Vilas Prabhu

“I have no devotion, nor do I have any knowledge, but I have strong faith in the holy name of Krsna. I have been designated as Bhaktivedanta, and now if You like You can fulfil the real purport of Bhaktivedanta.”
Markine Bhagavata Dharma, Verse 15
Srila Prabhupada

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Upcoming Sadhu Sanga

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Bhakti Prabhava SwamiHH Bhakti Prabhava Swami –

Saturday 4th July, 7.30am
‘The Plan of the Lord’

Sunday 5th July, 7.30am
‘The Natural Condition of Eternal life’

Sunday 5th July, 6pm
‘Krishna Consciousness: The Divine Culture’

 

Sankarshan adsHG Shankarsan Das Adhikari –

Sunday 19th July, 1pm
‘Who is Srila Prabhupada and what did he give us?’

Sunday 19th July, 6pm
‘Krishna Consciousness: The Divine Culture ‘

 

Bhāgavata-mahimā-sāra – Essence of the Glories of Bhāgavatam

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

 with His Grace Kartik Chandra das

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The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) is the jewel of the Purānas and is one of the most prominent texts accepted by acaryas in the Gaudiya Vaisnava sampradaya.

There is no limit to the Bhāgavatam. The demigods have a Bhāgavatam of 100,000 verses, which dwarfs the 18,000 verses we have access to. But the glories of the Lord are limitless and can be sung unendingly. And that scripture which describes the glories of the Lord is also, without doubt, glorious. Therefore, Sūta Gosvāmī explains:

śrīmad-bhāgavataṁ purāṇam amalaṁ yad vaiṣṇavānāṁ priyaṁ
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the spotless Purāṇa and it is most dear to the Vaiṣṇavas.
(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 12.13.18)

As Vaisnavas, we regard the Bhāgavatam as a great  inspiration as well as a primary source of evidence. We are also obliged to read and study the text over and over. In this regard, there is an old Sanskrit maxim: mahimā jñātvā abhyāsam kriyatām – “One must embark on studying a particular subject after understanding its glories.”

After the first session on Sunday 23rd November, there was a great demand for more. Therefore we have organised this 3-session series on the same topic. Each of them are standalone, so you do not need to have attended one in order to attend the others. We invite you to come and delve into “Bhāgavata-mahimā-sāra”, the glories of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa. This will also be a nice prelude for those attending the Bhagavatam Series, which will involve a study of the Bhagavatam itself.

The key topics that will be covered over the 3 weeks are as follows:
– The importance of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam in Gaudiya Vaisnava life
– The benefits of studying Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
– The glories of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam

Key sources used in this seminar will be the Skanda-Purana, Padma-Purana, Matsya-Purana, Sat-sandharbas and the 11 main Bhāgavatam commentaries by the acaryas. For experienced practitioners of Krishna consciousness rather than newcomers.

Date: Coming soon
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £30 (£15 for a single session)

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539 314457.

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (call 01923 851000, option 9). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

To attend the entire course please follow the link below:

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


To attend any one of the sessions, please follow the below link, stating next to your name which of the three sessions you would like to attend:

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About the speaker
Kartik Chandra das was born in a traditional Vaishnava family who trace their Vaishnava roots going back fourteen generations. From an early age he received training in Sanskrit Grammar and devotional scriptures. He had first-hand experience of Vaishnava tradition and culture as part of his upbringing.

He met ISKCON devotees in 1993 and has been associated with ISKCON since then. He holds a BEng (Hons) and Post-graduate qualification in Software Engineering and Project Management. He works in a Management role at one of the largest multinational software corporations in the world.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is Kartik’s favourite literary work. His other interests are in Sanskrit Aesthetics, Paninian Grammar, Linguistics, Philosophy of Science and Cloud Computing. He currently lives in North West London with his wife and two children.

Bhāgavata-mahimā-sāra – Essence of the Glories of Bhāgavatam

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

 with His Grace Kartik Chandra das

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The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) is the jewel of the Purānas and is one of the most prominent texts accepted by acaryas in the Gaudiya Vaisnava sampradaya.

There is no limit to the Bhāgavatam. The demigods have a Bhāgavatam of 100,000 verses, which dwarfs the 18,000 verses we have access to. But the glories of the Lord are limitless and can be sung unendingly. And that scripture which describes the glories of the Lord is also, without doubt, glorious. Therefore, Sūta Gosvāmī explains:

śrīmad-bhāgavataṁ purāṇam amalaṁ yad vaiṣṇavānāṁ priyaṁ
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the spotless Purāṇa and it is most dear to the Vaiṣṇavas.
(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 12.13.18)

As Vaisnavas, we regard the Bhāgavatam as a prime source of inspiration and a reference point. We are also obliged to read and study the text over and over. In this regard, there is an old Sanskrit maxim: mahimā jñātvā abhyāsam kriyatām – “One must embark on studying a particular subject after understanding its glories.” With this in mind, this session, “Bhāgavata-mahimā-sāra” looks to enunciate the glories of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa.

The key topics that will be covered in this session are as follows:
– The importance of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam in Gaudiya Vaisnava life
– The benefits of studying Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
– The glories of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam

The content will be focused on practitioners of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, rather than newcomers. Key sources used in this seminar will be the Skanda-Purana, Padma-Purana, Sat-sandharbas and the 11 main Bhāgavatam commentaries by the acaryas.

Date: Sunday 23rd November 2014
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539 314457.

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (call 01923 851000, option 9). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


About the speaker
Kartik Chandra das was born in a traditional Vaishnava family who trace their Vaishnava roots going back fourteen generations. From an early age he received training in Sanskrit Grammar and devotional scriptures. He had first-hand experience of Vaishnava tradition and culture as part of his upbringing.

He met ISKCON devotees in 1993 and has been associated with ISKCON since then. He holds a BEng (Hons) and Post-graduate qualification in Software Engineering and Project Management. He works in a Management role at one of the largest multinational software corporations in the world.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is Kartik’s favourite literary work. His other interests are in Sanskrit Aesthetics, Paninian Grammar, Linguistics, Philosophy of Science and Cloud Computing. He currently lives in North West London with his wife and two children.