Posts Tagged ‘Radhanath Swami’

January 2015 Newsletter

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

View the latest Bhaktivedanta Manor community newsletter below. For higher resolution images, please download the file.


The main stories in this edition include:

Book Distribution breaks records: The Manor’s Winter Marathon results

The Oxford Debate: Radhanath Swami talks at the historic Oxford Union

Recitation of the Bhagavad-Gita: Gita Jayanti celebrated

Multi-faith week

George Harrison Evening plays on: its the 13th year of this event

Saving Souls: A devotee trains staff at Buckingham Palace in emergency life-saving skills


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Launch of 40th Anniversary of the Manor

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Her Royal Highness Princess Katrina of Yugoslavia welcomed Radhanath Swami, other devotees and a host of dignitaries at the River Room of the House of Lords on Wednesday 17th April 2013. After Her Royal Highness warmly congratulated Bhaktivedanta Manor on its 40th Anniversary she added that “the Manor facilitates so much education, culture and spirituality in the community.  It is wonderful how it gives the opportunity for people to work closely with the land with its farming and horticultural activities. It is also noteworthy that during Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee, she visited The Krishna Avanti School”.


President of Bhaktivedanta Manor His Grace Srutidharma das said “we are standing on the shoulders of previous generations of devotees who with great determination and devotion have left a lasting legacy so that now many thousands can worship their Lordships Shri Shri Radha Gokulanda”.

The guest speaker Radhanath Swami spoke of love and service, “it is knowledge through service that culminates in love, otherwise it will not touch the lives of others”.  He then invited all the guests to Shri Krishna Janamastami Festival on 28th August and 1st September 2013  marking the 40th year celebrations of Bhaktivedanta Manor.


One of organisers of the event was the Vice president of HSBC Surinder Shandilya who said “it is a privilege to have so many royal representatives and influential leaders in politics, business, arts and academe to celebrate this most important pilgrimage site, Bhaktivedanta Manor”.

The evening reception was concluded by Patti Boulaye who sang the Hare Krishna mantra opera style, to an enthusiastic applause. She then expressed that she is really looking forward to visit the Manor during this special year. Patti is a British-Nigerian international singer and a favourite among the Royal Family.




Many dignitaries were present


“Leap”- New Documentary about ISKCON

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

A Documentary Film about Faith was shown at the annual British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) conference, which was held at Winchester University on Thursday evening 6th September.  The screening of the film, which explores the devotional world of ISKCON, with a particular focus on the lives of His Holiness Radhanath Swami and his Finnish disciple Keshava Madhava das, was enthusiastically received by all who attended the event.

The audience of some 60 conference participants, many of whom were distinguished and highly celebrated British and international religious studies scholars, commented that the film was both inspirational and a helpful resource for use on academic courses of study.  Dr Graham Dwyer and Dr Anna King (Winchester University) introduced the film and responded to questions about it.  As they were both central in the  making of “Leap”, especially in terms of the research they carried out for it and in their role as advisers to the award winning Finnish film director Jouko Aaltonen, they offered informative and welcome comment about the film.

Dr Graham Dwyer and Dr Anna King at the Study of Religions (BASR) Conference 


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