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Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja 2021

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Tickets will be released Monday 23rd August.

Early Morning programme

4.30 am – Mangala Arati by Srila Prabhupada
7.00 am – Guru Puja
7.30 am – Deity Greetings

tickets for morning programme in temple room

Vyasa Puja programme in the Haveli

8:00 am – Class by Srila Prabhupada
9.00 am – Offerings
12 pm – Abhishek
1 pm – Guru Puja and Pushpanjali

Prasadam after pushpanjali & gurupuja

Tickets for Vyasa Puja Programme in Haveli

Please Note: To attend the morning programme and Vyasa Puja programme you will need a ticket and show proof of a negative LFT test taken in the last 72 hours.

FAQ’s

Do we have to wear masks?
Face Masks/ Coverings are strongly recommended (unless exempt) in enclosed spaces.

Can we visit Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms?
Srila Prabhupada’s Rooms will accessible on Vyasa Puja day for devotees.

Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Book

Monday, June 28th, 2021

As we approach the Janmashtami Festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on 28-30 August 2021, we also prepare to celebrate the most blessed Vyasa Puja festival for Srila Prabhupada, which occurs the day after Janmashtami, on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This marks the 125th year since Srila Prabhupada’s birth, so we want to make a special offering to him.

As part of this festival, Srila Prabhupada himself instituted the production of a Vyasa Puja book of offerings by his followers. By writing a heartfelt offering and having it printed in a book that’s presented to Srila Prabhupada on that blessed day, all of Srila Prabhupada’s followers can express their gratitude to him.

Due to the pandemic we won’t be celebrating Vyasa Puja in the usual manner again this year, so we urge each and every devotee to send an offering expressing their appreciation of Srila Prabhupada. He is so worthy of our remembrance, appreciation, gratitude, glorification, and prayers. Please take the time to write an offering and send it by Sunday 25 July 2021. Since it’s the 125th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s appearance, we would like to have all his followers contribute this year. Please write an offering!

Email your offering to: vyasapuja@krishnatemple.com.

Your offering doesn’t have to be long – a paragraph or a small poem will be much appreciated. There’s no word limit; what we seek is some words from your heart. If you’d like support in writing your offering go to:

https://sites.google.com/site/iskconcapechat/home/guru-group/how-to-write-vyasapuja-offerings

Last years Vyasa Puja offerings

https://mixam.co.uk/share/5f16f6c18c96656f25b85861

Srila Prabhupada Festival

Monday, April 26th, 2021

OUR FOUNDER ACARYA – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE”

How to Join

ZOOM
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Password : Prabhupad
(The meeting will be open from 0815 hrs onwards)

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SrilaPrabhupada Festival

I did not know whether to turn left or right” – is what Srila Prabhupada contemplated as he set his foot off the cargo ship after a 37-day rocky voyage to US.

A lot is said and written about his accomplishments in the western world. Hardly do we ever try to delve and celebrate his preparation to this milestone. Born in an affluent family, from carrying the freedom fighter spark to discovering the real purpose of human life to fulfilling a divine plan, his life epitomises that before our successes manifest externally, we need to internalise these through our perseverance, choices and responses. There are no short-cuts.

He left his own home but built a house where the whole world could live.
He sacrificed his own family but to unite the whole world as one family.
He lived with few dollars for sustenance but exhibited a life of substance.
He embraced poverty but gifted all of us a legacy of rich tradition.
He didn’t desire appreciation for himself but for the message he was carrying.
He tolerated rejection but accepting all is his universal message.

Clearly for him, our long-term gains were well above his personal short-term pains.

Knowing a personality with such saintly calibre is a very precious experience. Learning to follow his footsteps can be a lifetime.

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor, we bring you 1st Annual “Srila Prabhupada Festival” to celebrate this glorious personality with this year’s theme as “Our Founder Acarya – Past, Present & Future”.

Hear from senior devotees who share their experiences on how Srila Prabhupada’s message and influence is timeless and continues to be the guiding beacon for many of us.

Register below to be a part of the festival and receive your pre-festival meditations by email.

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Inspirations

 

Weekly Meditations

Week 1 : https://crm.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/civicrm/mailing/view?id=354

Week 2: https://crm.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/civicrm/mailing/view?id=357

Week 3: https://crm.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/civicrm/mailing/view?id=359

Week 4: https://crm.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/civicrm/mailing/view?id=361

Fifty Years of Service & Joy

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

In 1965, a 69 year-old spiritual teacher from India arrives in the West and settles among the hippies of New York’s Lower East Side. From a tiny storefront, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami starts a revolution of consciousness influencing tens of thousands in the US and worldwide. But what happens to his spiritual movement , the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), after their charismatic leader’s passing? Will it survive? Will it change? Can an ancient Eastern religious tradition be relevant in the modern 21st century?

A documentary by Karuna Productions. (www.karunaproductions.com)
Executive producers: Anuttama Dasa, Bhakti Charu Swami, Pancaratna Das
Producer/writer/director: Krisztina Danka, Ph.D.
Principal photography: Filip Cargonja, Maxim Varfolomeyev, Krishna Sanchez, Hladini Zakheim, Zac Lowett
Sound: Olga Avramenko, Stike Kristic, Kuva Zakheim, Brendan Van Don
Editing: Szabolcs Guth

Manor’s Marathon Success

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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The annual Book Marathon is always a very special time, but last December was extraordinary! In celebration of the 50th Anniversary since the incorporation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the aim of the Manor devotees was to distribute 100,000 of Srila Prabhupada’s book in just one month!

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After a tremendous effort by more than 350 devotees of all types, 131,340 books were distributed by Manor community devotees across the UK, the largest Marathon score outside of India, and the most successful in over 20 years! The top five positions went to huge ISKCON temples in India, including Delhi, Mayapur, Mumbai (Juhu) and Pune.

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The incredible efforts of many devotees, the miraculous stories of books being distributed, and the feeling of being intimately under Srila Prabhupada’s direct shelter and care, remind us of the all-auspicious nature of distributing his books to the public. Record numbers were involved: over fifteen sanga teams, the Pandava Sena, Sivarama Swami’s team, Manor School alumni, travelling ashram teams and fulltime householders. This effort was a very much united community-wide achievement. The National Sankirtan festival was held at the Manor in early January, organised by Vishvambhara das the National Coordinator for Sankirtana. Special guests included Sivarama Swami, Praghosa das, Dayananda Swami and Dhananjaya das .

“Special gratitude must go to Sutapa das and Bhakta Nikhil, ” said Gauri das Managing Director of Bhaktivedanta Manor.

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Four of the top five individual street distributors were from the Manor. Second place nationally was Ananda Caitanya das, third was Bhakta Ganesh, fourth Janakinath das and fifth place and the top lady distributor was Guru Shakti dasi. The winners of the ‘Team contact’ category was once again the Manor’s Bhakti Vriksha group!

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Stories from the street- A few samples!

As a young university student walked past me, something inside told me to stop him. He was a pharmacy student from a wealthy Arab background. I explained how Prabhupada’s books explained how mantra meditation helps reduce the suffering and depressing conditions of modern life. He was eager to know more and told me how he been feeling suicidal because he didn’t see the meaning of anything he was doing; studies, work, and life in general. Then he questioned “What do these books talk about that I haven’t heard before?” I then explained the Krishna consciousness philosophy in some detail:

“Does that make sense?” I nervously asked. “It makes complete sense!” he exclaimed with confidence. He left taking a Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam 1st Canto and a VEDA book along with a Chant and be Happy!

Bhakta Nikhil

 

In Coventry I met two friends who took a VEDA and Gita from me. One of them had already read the Veda and bought it for his friend. He told his friend to read the Veda telling him it is a beautiful book as it is the most ancient teachings. He then bought a Gita for himself as he said he always wanted to read it. He also told me he knows the Mahabharata and Ramayana!

Guru Shakti dasi

 

As I approached a young man and said that we are Hare Krishna’s he started to dance! He explained that he met us before at the Woodstock festival, and from all the places there he loves the Hare

Krishna’s the most. He took books, gave a big donation and gave me big hug!

Bhakta Vlad

 

 

 

Community Newsletter

Monday, December 14th, 2015

You can view the latest edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter below. For higher quality photos, you can download it.

Main articles include:

“Meeting with Narendra Modi”

Community Cohesion in Letchmore Heath (Mitzvah Day)

“Local Gratitude”

Providing refuge to refugees near Calais

100K Book Distribution Marathon Effort

Diwali prayers at Number 10 Downing Street

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The 100k Effort

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Prabhupada Marathon 2015!

Every December the entire ISKCON world focuses all attention on distribution of transcendental literature, something we all know was so close to Srila Prabhupada’s heart. He was incredibly eager to hear the figures of how many books were being distributed. Indeed, he said it gave him life. When a new book was printed, Prabhupada felt as though he had conquered an empire. He told one disciple – “the best of me is in my books.”

At this special time in ISKCON’s history, Bhaktivedanta Manor would like to make an epic offering to His Divine Grace – no less than 100,000 books distributed this Christmas! Last year we distributed 51,000 books, and that was the most successful marathon for 18 years! So this year’s “100k Effort” is a huge operation that requires everyone’s support! It was Srila Prabhupada who told us to “think big” and aim to “double it”. We hope, pray and sincerely request every single devotee to make a contribution to this momentous effort – be part of history in the making!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The100kEffort

Whattsapp: Text number to 07530 779 288

Please contact me if you have any ideas, and I’ll do my very best to assist. You can also get involved in the following initiatives:

1) Sacred Street Party – go out on Saturdays with a team of devotees from the Manor! Contact Bh Nikhil (07530 779 288)
2) Door-to-Door – go out in the evenings / weekends and visit homes! Contact Bh Nitin (07977 092 240)
3) Street distribution – visit the bustling town centres during the week! Contact Sutapa (07957 636 283) / Jagat Priya devi dasi (07776 060 697)
4) Gita Jayanti / Sponsorship – Sponsor books which will be placed in Schools, Universities, Hopitals, and Jails! Contact Saurabh das (07907 809 006)
5) Book Packs – Collect your Special Book Pack (contains 7 books) and vow to distribute them in December! Contact Candra Caitanya das (07957 417 147)

Thanks for reading! Let’s keep this sacred mission of book distribution, the heart of Srila Prabhupada and the “family business” of ISKCON, healthy and alive. Let’s make it a marathon to remember!

For any other information please contact myself (07957 636 283).

Your servant
Sutapa das

ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary events in London

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

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ISKCON-London, based at the Soho Street Temple, are participating in a big way to mark  the ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary. Celebrating 50 years since Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in America, below are two exciting upcoming events on Saturday 19th September in the Capital:

 

ISKCON50 Bus Harinam - 19th Sept 2015

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ISKCON 50 Srila Prabhupada in New York Festival - 19th Sept 2015

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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Srila Prabhupada Festival

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

You a are warmly invited to the Annual Srila Prabhupada Festival. This year we will be celebrating Srila Prabhupada’s departure from India to the west to spread Krishna Consciousness.

Date: Saturday 20th June 2015

Time: 9am – 3pm followed by prasadam

Cost: free

Venue: Queens School: Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TY

Schedule for the day

9:00 am Breakfast
9:40 am Bhaktivedanta Manor video
10:00 am Words of welcome by HG Sruti Dharma Prabhu
10:20 am Presentation by HG Praghosa Prabhu
10:40 am Presentation by His Holiness Sivarama Swami
12:10 am Presentation by HG Kripamoya Prabhu
12:30 pm Bhajan by Chakrini Devi Dasi
12:50 pm Video Presentation by Ravi Talsania
1:10 pm Memories and offerings by Srila Prabhupada’s disciples and senior devotees
1:40 pm 50th anniversary presentation by HG Devaki Dasi
1:45 pm Abhishek
2:30 pm Pushpanjali & Guru-Puja
3:00 pm Lunch feast

We look forward to having your association.