Urgent Schedule In Mar del Plata

Hare Krishna Gurudev,

Please accept my humble obeisances,

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,

I´m in Buenos Aires, so i hope i will see you very soon, like in a few hours. Mybe we can discuss some things personally.

Here are the details of the program in Mar del Plata. So you can make some suggestions.

Schedule for HH Hanumatpresaka Swami in Mar del Plata. 16th July to 22nd july 2019

Arriving Tuesday 16 th july 6:25 pm. AR 2608, leaves from BS AS 5:25 pm.

Panca Tattva Prabhu will pick you up at the airport.

You will stay at Sri Govardhan Mandir with good internet connection.

Personal assistant, asrama, clothes, prasadam, transportation. Panca Tattva Prabhu.

•Cronograma de Actividades•

🌱Miércoles 17 a lunes 22 de julio de 7:00 a 8:00 clase de SB (ruta 226 km 22.5) (habrá transmisión online por el siguiente link➡ https://zoom.us/j/204956520). Do you want to lecture in any particular topic? Scheduled is wed SB.3.16, thu, fri, sat, SB 1.2, sun CC, Mon SB 3.16

🌱Miércoles 17 en la 📍Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata de 17 a 19:30 hs. "Educación y lo sagrado". Conversatorio junto a Susana Violante, Phd en filosofía. Evento organizado por la cátedra de Interculturalidad y Salud de La Escuela Superior de Medicina. Original intention was to co-organize with University, but University President said he doesn´t want any religious activity, so he suggested we organize it as an event from our department. We invited him anyway, hope he attends. This philosopher is atheistic. So this event can face some resistance to our ideas. There will be a moderator. How do you want to organize the dynamics of the program?

🌱Jueves 18 de 17 a 19:30 hs Aticma (Corrientes 1725) "Educación y lo sagrado". Conversatorio con líderes de la ciudad. This event will be very interesting, mayor candidate, politician from university, social leader, school principal and an evangelican pastor. How do you want to organize the dynamics of the program?

You have an appointment with ophthalmologist at 12:15 pm, in a different place tan last year. Here you have to options, wether to stay in town until the program, you can stay at my center (wont be activity that day) or return to SG which will be one hour round trip.

🌱Viernes 19 en el 📍Centro cultural Osvaldo Soriano de 15 a 18 hs. "Educación y lo sagrado". Conversatorio con el Dr Schinder y Jorge Ungaro. Intervalos musicales. Canto de mantras y presentación a cargo de estudiantes del PSOMIJ (Proyecto Social Orquesta Municipal Infanto Juvenil). This program will be with two very favourable persons, a physician with jewish tradition very esoteric person, and a mathematician super nice person. This program will have 40 min of music presentation, devotees and Youth orchestra. Any Suggestion for the program?

🌱Sábado 20 de 18 a 20 hs Conferencia acerca de ¿Qué es un hombre educado? 📍El Loft, Bolívar 3715. This will be a program mainly for devotees and people who attends to our programs!! I suggested that title cause i saw you were lecturing about that topic in Peru.

🌱 Domingo 21 de 12 a 15 hs Clase acerca del Bhagavad Gita en 📍Sri Govardhan.(ruta 226 km 22.5). Here you will have two lectures CC and Sunday feast. We will like you to give like a question and answer session with gurukulis. This would be 10 am. So, do you prefer not to give lecture in the morning?

Lunes 22 de julio de 7:00 a 8:00 clase de SB (ruta 226 km 22.5) (habrá transmisión online por el siguiente link➡ https://zoom.us/j/204956520).

Leave to airport at 11:30 am, return to BS AS, flight AR 2605 leaves 1:25 pm, arrives 2:25 pm.

Thank you very much Gurudev to visit and enlighten us. I hope this attempt to help you in your Sankirtan pleases you,

At your service,

Nikunja Bihari das.

HpS - AGTSP. It was very nice having your association last few days and refining the schedule. See you tommorrow again.

Regional representantion report 07 (URGENT)

Gandharva report

Hare Krsna dear Gurudeva

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I'm sending you the NIOS report. Please, tell me if is enough or I should mention more details.

HpS - ASA -- Tom Brown and Buck White to about 20-minutes to edit the English version. I hope it is O.K! At least we can claim that they have not edited it Black and White.

Can you send a picture of your good selves and any others that you have to the Yahoo address so that we can publish in the NIOS Blog?


WEEKS BEFORE the trip to Bolivia, the ISKCON GBC Zonal Supervisor, Mathuresh Das, invited me and my wife to an Annual National Festival in Cochabamba (Tiquipaya), Bolivia. It was scheduled from June 20 to 23. Indira Shakti Devi Dasi, my wife, and I thought about it but had our doubts because the notice was short and the final exam season was begnning at Centro de la Imagen, the professional photography school where I have been teaching for thirteen years.

The work of a teacher in Peru does not leave much time to spare from the routine job. It requires a lot of dedication. The administrative activities are few but the programming of the next cycle and the professional research quota are demanding. The final exams in a career of this nature go far beyond making a test and correcting the results; Each student presents a personal project, with its own line of research, conceptualization and execution. It is sometimes exhausting to have to respond to these projects with mildly intelligent words that unblock them from their creative or procedural jams. Engimativally, here, a teacher's work consumes time as you put more time into it .

The weekend before the flight, we organized the first part of the Third Education Encounter in the ISKCON Chosica, Temple of Understanding (such a lofty name), with the participation of H. H. Hanumatpresaka Swami, H. H. Purusotraya Swami and some local devotees, in charge of Sastric and infant education programs. Under the calm and safe smile of Sri Sri Radha Madhana Vihari, the result was better than expected. A large group of devotees traveled the 30 miles that separate the center of the city of Lima from the Chosica temple in search of uplifting content, good association and the warm sun of the Peruvian Andes. These meetings mark a course in the development of the Peruvian yatra, the exchange of ideas and the relationship between people with the same interests instill enthusiasm and a sense of belonging. Many of them were professional educators like ourselves even to the Doctoral level.

Finally, we decided to make the trip and prepare bags for Thursday, June 20. Due to the narrow time we had to go and return, we received the financial assistance from NIOS, so that we could make the round trip, by air. The route is difficult, the airport of El Alto, in La Paz, Bolivia, is 13, 150 feet above sea level (4,008 meters). The air is scarce, the body seems to weigh much more and the mind is convinced of it, beginning with a prolonged recital of lamentations and pessimistic arguments. After 8 hours of waiting, finally, we connected with the flight that took us to Cochabamba, a warm and pleasant city located to the south of La Paz, at 8,432 feet (2,570 meters) above sea level. Tiquipaya (meaning "between two rivers") is a city district somewhat removed from the center, resulting in clear sky, fresh air and silence necessary for a spiritual retreat. In this place is the property of Mathuresh Prabhu and the two beautiful houses in neo-American eclectic style, where we stayed and all the programmed activities were carried out. Devotees of Oruro, La Paz and Cochabamba formed a pleasant group of 60 people, standing out among them, some 20 enthusiastic and attentive youngsters. The program alternated the daily activities of saddhana vaidhi bhakti (potent religious ritual practices) with classes and seminars taught by different devotees, on different topics related to personal and collective development.

Among them, the Srimad Bhagavatam classes given by H. H. Hanumatpresaka Swami and his seminar "All devotees are book distributors" stand out, as well as Om Kesavaya prabhu’s seminar entitled "Why religious movements are successful or fail". I had the opportunity to give the Bhagavad Gita class on Thursday the 20th, in which I made a presentation of the Ministry of Education of ISKCON, its mission and vision and the responsibilities of the Regional Representative which has now been by role for about five months.

On Saturday afternoon, I offered a seminar on leadership, based on a course I gave for a few years at a Peruvian university, adapted to the needs, interests and concerns of the local Yatras. The contemporary concepts of leadership commit all the members of an organizational structure, such as a Sanga, a temple or the same institution in a transversal and descending manner. Additionally, I had conversations with Om Kesavaya prabhu, Maharsi prabhu and Rudra Simha prabhu, the leading Bolivian educators, with whom we reached very valuable conclusions, agreeing on many points and committing ourselves to make an additional effort for the educational development of their community. For the time being, the Ministry will collaborate with the local programs of Introduction to Bhakti yoga and Bhakti sastri, in the first instance, through pedagogical material and technical support that will allow them to consolidate their educational autonomy.

I consider it a first great step in the pedagogical growth of the region. Later on, children's and youth programs, so significant for the future development of Krishna Consciousness, can be developed. All glories to the Yatra Bolivia! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Today we are back in Chosica, home of our beloved deities, where winter is disguised as autumn and the mind finds solace. A lot of work awaits us, we hope to be smart enough to take advantage of every drop of blessings that our spiritual master shares with his disciples, everything depends solely on us. In December we hope to travel to Ecuador to carry out similar work, we have already contacted the authorities and are enthusiastic, we are more. May Lord Nityananda help us in our purpose. Hare Krsna.

Your servant

Gandharva das


Semanas antes del viaje a Bolivia, el secretario regional GBC, Mathuresh prabhu, nos invitó, a mi esposa y a mí, a un encuentro anual de devotos en Tiquipaya, Cochabamba, del 20 al 23 de junio. Indira Sakti, mi esposa, y yo, lo pensamos debido a que el tiempo era corto y empezaba la temporada de exámenes finales en el Centro de la Imagen, escuela superior de fotografía profesional donde enseño desde hace trece años. Las labores de profesor no dejan mucho tiempo de sobra para abandonar la rutina de un trabajo que requiere de mucha dedicación. Las actividades administrativas son pocas comparadas a la programación del ciclo siguiente, y la cuota de investigación que demanda. Los exámenes finales en una carrera de esta naturaleza van mucho más allá de elaborar una prueba y corregir los resultados; cada estudiante presenta un proyecto personal, con su propia línea de investigación, conceptualización y ejecución. Es a veces agotador el hecho de tener que responder a estos proyectos con palabras medianamente inteligentes que los desobstruyan de sus atascos creativos o procedimentales. Lo digo una vez más, el trabajo de profesor consume el tiempo como el tiempo mismo lo hace.

El fin de semana anterior al vuelo, organizamos la primera parte de un encuentro de educadores en el templo de ISKCON Chosica, con la participación de HH Hanumatpresaka Swami, HH Purusotraya Swami y algunos devotos locales, a cargo de programas de educación sástrica e infantil. Al amparo de la sonrisa calma y segura de Sri Sri Radha Madhana Vihari, el resultado fue mejor del esperado. Un nutrido grupo de devotos recorrió las 30 millas que separan el centro de la ciudad de Lima del templo de Chosica en busca de contenido edificante, buena asociación y el tibio sol de los Andes peruanos. Estos encuentros marcan un derrotero en el desarrollo del yatra peruano, el intercambio de ideas y la relación entre personas con los mismos intereses nos inculcan entusiasmo y sensación de pertenencia. 

Finalmente, decidimos hacer el viaje y preparamos maletas para el jueves 20 de junio. Debido al estrecho margen de tiempo que teníamos para ir y volver, recibimos la ayuda económica de NIOS, de manera que pudiéramos hacer el viaje de ida y vuelta, por vía aérea. El recorrido es difícil, el aeropuerto de El Alto, en La Paz, Bolivia, se encuentra a 13, 150 pies sobre el nivel del mar (4,008 metros). El aire escasea, el cuerpo parece pesar mucho más y la mente se convence de ello, comenzando con un prolongado recital de lamentaciones y argumentos pesimistas. Luego de 8 horas de espera, por fin, conectamos con el vuelo que nos llevó a Cochabamba, una cálida y agradable ciudad situada al sur de La Paz, a 8,432 pies (2,570 metros) sobre el nivel del mar. Tiquipaya (que significa “entre dos ríos”) es un distrito de la ciudad algo alejado del centro, lo que resulta en cielo claro, aire de campo y el silencio necesario para un retiro espiritual. En este lugar se encuentra la propiedad de Mathuresh prabhu y las dos hermosas casas en estilo neo ecléctico americano, donde nos hospedábamos y se realizaban todas las actividades programadas. Devotos de Oruro, La Paz y Cochabamba formaban un ameno grupo de 60 personas, destacándose entre ellos, unos 20 jóvenes entusiastas y atentos. El programa alternaba las actividades diarias del saddhana vaidhi bhakti con clases y seminarios impartidos por diferentes devotos, sobre distintos temas relacionados al desarrollo personal y colectivo. Entre ellas, se destacan las clases de Srimad Bhagavatam por HH Hanumatpresaka Swami y su seminario “Todos los devotos somos distribuidores de libros”, así como el seminario de Om Kesavaya prabhu titulado “Por qué los movimientos religiosos son exitosos o fracasan”. Tuve la oportunidad de dar la clase de Bhagavad Gita del jueves 20, en la que hice una presentación del Ministerio de Educación de ISKCON, su misión y visión y las responsabilidades del representante regional. El sábado por la tarde, ofrecí un seminario sobre liderazgo, basado en un curso que dicté por algunos años en una universidad peruana, adaptado a las necesidades, intereses y preocupaciones de los yatras locales. Los conceptos contemporáneos de liderazgo comprometen a todos los integrantes de una estructura organizativa, como la de una sanga, un templo u la misma institución de manera transversal y descendente. Adicionalmente, tuve sendas conversaciones con Om Kesavaya prabhu, Maharsi prabhu y Rudra Simha prabhu, los principales educadores bolivianos, con quienes llegamos a conclusiones muy valiosas, acordando convenios y comprometiéndonos en hacer un esfuerzo adicional por el desarrollo educativo de su comunidad. Por lo pronto, el Ministerio colaborará con los programas locales de Introducción al Bhakti yoga y Bhakti sastri, en primera instancia, a través de material pedagógico y apoyo técnico que les permita consolidar su autonomía educativa. Lo considero un primer gran paso en el crecimiento pedagógico de la región. Más adelante, se podrán desarrollar los programas infantiles y juveniles, tan significativos para el desarrollo futuro de la Conciencia de Krishna ¡Todas las glorias al Yatra Bolivia! ¡Todas las glorias a Srila Prabhupada!

Hoy estamos de vuelta en Chosica, hogar de nuestras amadas deidades, donde el invierno se disfraza de otoño y la mente encuentra solaz. Nos espera mucho trabajo por delante, esperamos ser lo suficientemente inteligentes para aprovechar cada gota de las bendiciones que nuestro maestro espiritual comparte con sus discípulos, todo depende únicamente de nosotros. En diciembre esperamos viajar a Ecuador para llevar a cabo una labor similar, ya hemos contactado a las autoridades y se muestran entusiasmados, nosotros lo estamos más. Que el Señor Nityananda nos ayude en nuestro propósito. Hare Krsna.

Su sirviente

Gandharva das

Visit to Houston

1 week, 3 days ago by hps in Calendar Development


Esteemed Venerable Devotees of Radha Nila-madhava, ISKCON Houston et al,

paoho. We write to you from Patala Loka, Buenos Aires, it is 40-degrees at night and everyone is taller and more intelligent than we are.  Sankirtan is killing us as I am sure it is killing you. Copy of this humble letter to seven more devas et al.

If we live through the next few weeks we will touch foot on USA soil on Thursday at 10.30PM on 31st July after a 17-5 hour flight having working stop over in Mexico.

We hope we can participate in your Sankirtan.

We hope to stay until the following week, 7th August.

Is O.K?

We are still pushing Ministry of Education work and so hope to have so much to do with Hari lila Das, R. K. Das et al.

Thank you.

Raven .......to pure leader ......copy

1 week, 3 days ago by Madhvacharya das in Personal Sadhana Reports

Dear Sir

dandavats _______o_

pamho, All gloríes to Srila Prabhupada !.

I will be visiting ISKCON - Houston from 23/12/19 to 03/01/20 . I sent an email before but not sure , if it still active , please provide one that actually can comunícate with you and give you more details in full about my activities and PERSONAL life .

4 reg , ok .

chanting improving and with more attention.

your servant.

Madhvacharya das .


HpS - AGTSP paoho. The address you have works but we can get to it only on limited basis. Better chance is the Blog here. It is just a fact that when we are traveling like this we have too much personal contact to have too much correspondence time.

It hurts us, and other Sannyasis I know, greatly. Well, there is always Paramatma.Com.

We look at you other letters, but Blog is best.

We plan to be in Houston before and after Christmas.

C U There!!

Obeisance to Guru Maharaj Hanumat preshaka swami

1 week, 3 days ago by nicintya in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krishna dear Guru Maharaj!! PAMHO ...All glories to Srila Pravupada. I am Nicintya Nityai devi dasi from Manipur,who have got initiationon on gourapurnima this year.I am deeply grateful to you dear Guru Maharaj for your causeless mercy to this fallen soul by accepting me as your disciple.After initiation my life is a bit changed .I will keep my promise to you at the time of initiation at my best level . Now we are doing SB class every morning ,sunday nagar kirtana and we have done Basic Archana Procedure also .All this is happened by your mercy to us .Hope GM you are always with the Lord ...Thank you a lot . Always at your lotus feet.

HpS - All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami, Ki Jaya.

Thank you so much for your letter, Mataji. Of you read the DTC posts here and our bi-monthly Kapi Dhvaja at our website you can see it is difficult for us to handle all the mail while traveling. So little delay answering.

Where is your base of residence?

Who are your associates from work, family, Yatra?

Chanting rounds, four principles, SB, you will become powerful tool of the Pancha-tattva.

DTC 9(Tu)

1 week, 3 days ago by hps in DTC

Hare Krsna. Our life seems to be a constant near-death-experience.

Daily Sankirtan. Letters to the GBC, Regional GBC and Zonal Supervisor. Philosophy. Trying to answer letters from devotees.

In Mangala arati and Gaura arati we consciously push our body and mind to death. It is wonderful. Die to live.

Hare Krsna! Also letter to the Goloka Foundation Board of Directors.

Panch tattva Das et al are keeping us alive.

Letter to the MOE.


O.K. Down we go... two nice personal consultations, Arati and Nectar of Instruction part one.

Simon Legree went found a door in his basement.