New Coordinator Talks Exciting Plans for ISKCON’s 50th The 50th…

New Coordinator Talks Exciting Plans for ISKCON’s 50th
The 50th anniversary celebrations will see a series of global and local events across six continents and 75 countries throughout 2015 and 2016. Romapada will oversee a team of regional and national coordinators around the world who will guide individual ISKCON centers in putting these on. Within the next two months he plans to provide a resource pack to ISKCON centers all over the world which will include a list of ideas for special one-off events to put on, as well as ideas for how to “50th-ize” regular annual festivals such as Janmastami or Rathayatra. The resource pack will also include press packs, guidelines for event management, and guides on how to invite important dignitaries. Finally there will be logos, letterheads, posters, banners, and flyers so that the international celebrations have cohesive branding.
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NBS#7, Sri Gaura Paurnima – Special Edition On the most…

NBS#7, Sri Gaura Paurnima – Special Edition
On the most auspicious occasion of Sri Gaura Paurnima, we have put together this special edition of NBS#7. In this issue, we have covered: Features: Lord Chaitanya Is Krishna Himself With The Attitude Of Radharani His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Leading Lord Jagannath To Vrindavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thäkura Lord Chaitanya And Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur Gauranga, Kali-Yuga, And Sankirtana Srila Lochan Das Thakur
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Hare Krishna! Final Words of a Dying Father I started chanting…

Hare Krishna! Final Words of a Dying Father
I started chanting the holy names of Krishna, the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, and began to follow the four regulative principles. It was amazing to see how I could easily give up my nasty habits. My family members were initially skeptical, unable to understand the change in me. Earlier all my actions were under the influence of alcohol, but seeing this miraculous transformation in my life, they were wondering if I was acting under the influence of something more dangerous. Every morning I started reading the Bhagavad-gita, and I introduced everyone in my home to the devotional way of life. After a few years, Lokanatha Swami Maharaja offered me spiritual initiation, giving me the name Caitanya Carana Dasa.
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Final Words of a Dying Father

Hare KrishnaBy Janakinatha Dasa

I started chanting the holy names of Krishna, the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, and began to follow the four regulative principles. It was amazing to see how I could easily give up my nasty habits. My family members were initially skeptical, unable to understand the change in me. Earlier all my actions were under the influence of alcohol, but seeing this miraculous transformation in my life, they were wondering if I was acting under the influence of something more dangerous. Every morning I started reading the Bhagavad-gita, and I introduced everyone in my home to the devotional way of life. After a few years, Lokanatha Swami Maharaja offered me spiritual initiation, giving me the name Caitanya Carana Dasa. Continue reading

Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Day 6 (Album 152 photos) The…

Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Day 6 (Album 152 photos)
The International group reaches Simantadvipa. The day was filled with katha from morning to evening (about 6 hours of pure nectar). HH Bhakti Nrisimha Maharaj, Bhakti Nityananda Maharaj and Bhakti Purusottama Maharaj gave us the fisrt wave of nectar at the edge of Rudradvipa. Soon after HH Sacinandana Maharaj led the devotees on an unforgettable harinam heading towards Chand Kazi’s Samadhi. The Parikrama’s peak was at Kolavecha Sridhara’s house where the devotees heard from senior devotees, HG Pankajanghri Prabhu in particular, about the glories of Sridhara and Lord Jagannath. There the transcendental twins along with HH Bhakti V. V. Nrisimha Maharaj put together a play on the pastimes of Kolaveca Sridhara and Mahaprabhu. The evening was majestically blessed with 3 hours of katha by HH Bhakti Caitanya and HH Sacinandana Maharaj. Those were the final lectures on Lord Caitanya’s going to Vrindavan.The day ended with the sharing of realizations done by the devotees where HH Jayapataka Maharaj was personally present.
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