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

URGENT - Recomendation letter from Bs.As. Temple

Hare Krishna!

All Glories to Sri Sri Gauranga Nityananda.

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

All Glories to you.

Please Accept my humble obeisances.

Dear Gurudev, by order of Buenos Aires Mandir, Temple President, here I attach the recomendation letters of; Bhaktina Lara - Kirtida DD and Nara Narayana D.


Rati Mañjari DD

HpS - Thank you. Of course, we already made the initiations and now Lara is Lila-sukhi Devi Das and we hope Kirtida and Nara and burning down the three worlds with their potent Gayatri mantras!

Thank you and all the devotees for so much help during this first week of our visit to BsAs.

Hare Krsna Dear Gurudev

Hare Krsna Dear Guru Maharaj,

   Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

   All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

   All glories to Guru parampara.

   Thank you Guru Maharaj, Language won't be barrier for HG Jibesh Das.

   He is a nice, serious devotee. Please take him in your shelter.

Off Course Guru Maharaj, it would be a great opportunity to meet you in October.

   Materially very bad situation at my end but spiritually improving day-by-day   but in bits. Seems, would be able to identify Krsna in Crowed in next 6 months,   with close eye also !!

   Temple Seva is going as usual. Study, Hearing and association of devotees going   well as usual. Taking one BG class for one student only.

your fallen servant,


HpS - Hare Krsna! It is good that we are immoral spirit souls because maintenance of this body is really an impossible task.

What does Krsna want, now?

He is always playing in the forests of Braja with His friends while they here the cows. The smell of the forest is aromatic.

Our energy is close to zero. We got Buenos Aires yesterday after a long trip. We should write a DTC with this news since we are repeating it.

Is cold here in Argentina, but room is pretty good. Internet is s-l-o-w but works. No computer but writing our our cell phone with our portable keyboard. Maybe we get use of a laptop soon.

So, you see it is difficult for us to be a Diksa/Siksa Guru while traveling like this. Best thing is for us to consider accepting the post for the devotee, Jibesh Das, but first we need to have some communication. He should have an account here in the Blog and write about his daily Sankirtan.


MATERIAL SITUATION: We are in a low situation also. Then we remember that Srila Prabhupada said that Krsna can put you in the mode of goodness at any moment. Only one requirement, you much have no material desire! We try. Then high or low energy, money, fame, we are doing good service!

Our respects to everyone. Hope you Sankirtan increases and increases.

Urgent - VISITA ARGENTINA 2019 - BS AS - Mensaje para visitantes.

Hare Krishna.

Todas las Glorias sean a Srila Prabhupada

Acepten por favor mis humildes reverencias.

Queridos hermanos espero hayan pasado un muy feliz Goura Purnima.

Soy Rati Manjari Devi Dasi de Bs As y quiero pedirles por favor que los devotos que vayan a visitar nuestro Yatra para la visita de Guru Maharaja me contacten, ya sea si van a tomar iniciación o bien, desean quedarse en el templo. Guru Maharaja visitará la Argentina del 01 al 24 de Julio y visitará el Yatra de Mar del Plata del 16 al 22.

Por favor escriban con anticipación para que haya lugar para todos y principalmente para q tanto Guru Maharaja como las autoridades del Yatra esten al tanto de que habrá iniciaciones* aparte de las ya estipuladas.

Pueden contactarme en [email protected] o [email protected]

*INICIACIONES Recuerden por favor tener cumplimentados los requisitos para primera y segunda, carta de recomendación, en la que se indique claramente que el aspirante cumple con todos los requisitos (examen, carta, etc).

*ESTADÍA EN EL TEMPLO: también se requiere una recomendación de su autoridad local para poder permanecer en el templo, tal como lo solicitan las autoridades. 

Gracias a todos por su colaboración para que podamos evitar malos entendidos y ansiedades.

Gracias Gurudev por el espacio en su Blog para comunicar esto.


Su Sirviente

Rati Manjari DD

HpS - ASA --- ¡Tan agradable! ¡Pareces ser una de las pocas personas sanas en el universo! ¡Os vemos a todos en unos días!

URGENT : IDC Certificate and Recommendation Letter of Bhakta "HG Jibesh Das" for Initiation

Hare Krsna Dear Gurudev,

   Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

   All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

   All glories to Guru parampara.

HpS - ASA --- Jaya! All glories to the assembled devotees. Please accept our humble obeisances.

   Gurudev, am attaching "IDC Certificate" and "Recommendation Letter" of

   Bhakta "HG Jibesh Das" for Initiation.

   We already informed you about him on whatsapp (January 31, 2019) and discussed about

   him during your last Pune trip. He personally meet you in Mayapur (SGS Meet) also in

March 2019. He can not speak english but he is an excellent devotee, he is a very good

follower of 4 regulative principles, a good book distributor, an excellent cook and has

excellent service attitude.

   I observed him for many years and found good vaisanava qualities in him as per my


 while i know him for 7+ years, used to conduct Srimad Bhagavat-Gita classes at his room for many years.

 He is not very qualified but a good vaisanava. Around 2 and half year back he left his

business and shifted to Malda district ( his home town ) of west bengal. Currently he is

doing book distribution to villages and towns of west bengal.

He has 35 years old Bengali body.

 HpS : Why does Prabhuji want to take initiation from us?

He met you first time in Pune temple in 2018. After seeing you he has great desire to

surrender to you. He loved your simplicity, austerity and the way you are leading a true

Sanayasi life with just two sets of cloths.

 Please accept him in your shelter for his welfare. Thank you Gurudev.

your fallen servant,


HpS - Awk. We feel very unqualified to guide such a devotee! The language barrier is very intense. Of course, we can be Siksa guru through a translator like you. How is that? Can he establish a relationship with someone who speaks his language and then we can also have a clear relation with them as Siksa guru?

Sorry that it is taking a little long to answer these letters. We are traveling now and the Sankirtan is intense. Will we see you while we are in India in October?

What are you Sankirtan and Sadhana? How are the yatras in Pune???