Regional representantion report 06 (URGENT)

3 months, 2 weeks ago by Germán Vegas in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

Hare Krsna dear Gurudeva

Please accept my humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!

After Lord Jagannatha has already taken His offering, I'm sharing our proposal for the Educational Encounter, according to your suggestions. Please kindly make your observations.

HpS - No program Friday Evening? We can have Reception and Orientation, no?

Saturday, June 15

Seminars

  • 9:00 - 10:30 / SB Class - Who's an educated person?: HpS / MOE Perspective & Programs: Gandharva das 
  • 10:30 - 11:00 / Kirtan & break
  • 11:00 - 11:45 / Education in the ancient east: Isvari dd.
  • 11:45 - 12:15 / Kirtan & break
  • 12:15 - 13:00 / Importance of children education: Priya Carana dd.
  • 13:00 - 14:30 / Prasadam

Workshops

  • 14:30 - 15:30 / Japa & Kirtan: Anandamaya das
  • 15:30 - 16:00 / Kirtan & break
  • 16:00 - 18:00 / KC and Coaching: Padmavati dd.
  • 18:30 / Sandhya aratik
  • HpS - 19.00 - Cinema? The Taming of the Shrew? Ha! Ha! Ha!

Sunday, June 16

Seminars

  • 9:30 - 10:30 / SB Class - HH Purusatraya Swami
  • 10:30 - 11:00 / Kirtan & break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 / Panihati meaning / NOI,5: HpS**
  • 12:00 / Kirtan
  • 14:30 / Departure to Callao

Friday, June 28

  • 18:30 - 19:00 / Sandhya aratik
  • 19:00 - 21:00 / LOB Movie & Comments by HH HpS

Saturday, June 29

Seminars

  • 9:30 - 10:30 / SB Class - How do we learn?: HH HpS
  • 10:30 - 11:00 / Kirtan & break
  • 11:00 - 11:45 / Varnasrama & Education: Karuna Krsna dasa
  • 11:45 - 12:15 / Kirtan & break
  • 12:15 - 13:00 / Facilitator-student interaction: LAD
  • HpS - We still don't know what this means. Again he is the Facilitator and the Students will thow bananas at him?? Or he is going to teach us how to Facilitate.
  • 13:00 - 14:30 / Prasadam

Workshops

  • 14:30 - 15:30 / Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Nitya Kisori dd.
  • 15:30 - 16:30 / Kirtan & break
  • 17:00 - 18:00 / Uncle Gismo Art Workshop: HpS
  • 18:30 / Sandhya aratik

Sunday, June 30

  • 9:30 - 10:30 / SB Class - Closure by HH HpS
  • 10:40 / Kirtan
  • 14:00 / Departure to Callao


  • Gurumaharaja, you asked for some activity on 14th june night, but according to ARTD you depart 18:00 from Wilson and you'll be in Chosica at 7:30 (at least).
  • HpS - Aaaa! Last time I talked with him we decided to go both Thursday's to Wilson at like 4.30P. Talk with devotees, do Bhajan, work, then evening program.
  • As you have noticed, HH Purusatraya Swami Maharaja has confirmed his visit on Sunday 30th. In that case, do you agree to allow him to give SB class for being the first time he comes to Peru?
  • HpS - Certainly!
  • We're looking forward to organize a small Panihati offering for Lord Nityananda. Any suggestions please?
  • Flat rice and condensed milk. He Govinda!
  • ** Do you agree in giving a class about NOI 5 in connection with the Panihati celebration?
  • HpS - Is there some theme in NOI Five that you want to touch??? It analyzes the three levels of devotees.

Waiting eagerly for your answer

Your servant

Gandharva das

HpS - Thank you for the work. It seems like there is more space to rest and adjust in this program. It is very nice. Again. the programs are not much use to us unlesss there is good translation. Many devotees say that they will do simultaneous translation whispering in our ear, but it is usually terrible and the translator admits it and gives up. The other is to have phrase translation like we normally do. This also can be rcorded and then the material can be published and even broadcast in bother languages.

We don't have to join every program. We can meet with a few other devotees during some of the programs and also do other work.

Will there be good WiFi access?

See you in a few days. Thank you so many for this very heroic effort!

Rohini kumar das

Haré krsna gurudev,

por favor acepte mis reverencias.

Pensando establecernos en Asunción Paraguay. Tenemos deidades de Goura Nitay hacemos mangalartik , SB canto 1 , cap. 6 tex. 32.

Cantamos las 16 rondas y cada día cocino para distribuir prasadam.

Estoy haciendo almuerzos delivery.

En una carta anterior que parece no llegó . Queríamos invitarlo a paraguay básicamente 2 ciudades Asunción y ciudad del este . Hay varias universidades para organizar conferencias y otros programas.

Su eterno sirviente, Rohini kumar das

Siempre está muy agradecido por ocuparme siempre en servicio . A la espera de sus noticias . Haré krsna gurudev

HpS - Gracias su carta!! Como esta su ashrama, b'cari, vanaprastha, sannyasa? Ha experimentado suficiente Grhastha Ashrama? Quien es Presidente, autoridad in Asuncion? Amiogos?

Que cocina para las programas?

Esta advanzando en su purificacion? Conoce estas pasos, "adau sraddha, sadhu sanga ...". Donde esta Vd.

Vamos a Argentina. Es en el Calendario de Kapi Dhvaja. Esperamos ver Vd. por alla!!!!! Es deficil ir a Paraguay. (Triste)

a humble belated report Of sankirtan

3 months, 2 weeks ago by brian tellez in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

Hare Krsna loved Guru Maharaja accept my humble obeisances all glories to Srila Prabhupada

I am writing from Ljubjana, Slovenia.

I have been able to participate in Harinama Sankirtan since we saw ourselves in Mayapur this year, we have traveled through Germany, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic, and other countries of Europe with Harinama Ruci doing 3 hours of sankirtan every day. distributing Srila Prabhupada's books, and having people dance and participate in Harinama.

On the 29th of this month we traveled to Ratha Yatra in Panama, they invites all tha Harinama Ruci Grup, and then while the group goes to NY Rathayatra I will go to Mexico.

I was thinking of going back to France but the devoties asked me in the temple to take care of a spiritual camp where new people come and stay for 3 weeks, we will study groups and harinama Sankirtan.

i already send all the programming to the people in charge of the temple in Mexico and they approved the initiative, please empower me with your enthusiasm and determination to make this project a successful event.

HpS - We empower you. Foto attached.


respect to my saddhana, I try daily to get up early and sing 21 enthusiastic rounds, if I do not reach in the evening after harinama I finish them, if we stay in temples I try to attend the morning programs without fail, I read 1 daily chapter of BG only the translations and logue SB this week we enter the song 10, we do 2 to 4 hours of harinama sankirtan every day wherever we are, we distribute books and make the gentr dance, please GM pray for me so I can go deeper and deeper in my daily saddhana

HpS - Very strong!

Dear GM, I am very sorry to inform you that I could not, although I really try to, free myself from sexual desires, I periodically relapse into illicit life, I have really tried to analyze why those desires are born and how to fight, but I am forced by force, I feel completely fallen GM.

I can not say that I am your Disciple because I still can not even follow that regulative principle of no illicit sexual life, I do not know what to do to get rid of those shackles. Dear GM, please help me, without your blessings I am completely unaware of defeating that enemy.

HpS - By writing about these things here you are SURE to get the best wishes of the Vaisnavas. Saubhara Muni, so, many in the Bhagavatam have the same problem. Men, women, cows,dogs,sheep all have this problem. Even to desire the opposite sex to laugh at your jokes is illicit sex. So.... I cannot give you any detailed suggestions. You process and association seems great. Yes, see how the desires develop and then fight with them. We are all different. We all progress at different rates. Make progress. Krsna is watching you fighting.

Also the anger and envy constantly attack me, for my beloved Lord bless me with an instruction that allows me to eliminate those enemies of the self-realization of my heart.

HpS - We heard that Srila Prabhupada instructed that if we are envious of a devotee then help him with his service. That will take away the envy.

I have a sincere desire to be a tool in his mission . . . (ASA) , , , but how could I do it even after some years of practice I do not even follow the promise I made to be initiated. . . (ASA edited for brevity). . . What should I do to please him?

HpS - Continue as you are. be happy, Krsna is helping you. You are unique. None of us can be just like others.

Excuse me for not writing so often,

you are always in each of my services,

you are the most important living entity for me,

HpS - This may be part of the problem. Please make us just one channel to Srila Prabhupada!

thank you for being my strength to get up every new day in this material prison.

his aspiring disciple Vrajendra Kumara Das

ASA - Thank you!!! See you soon! Respects to Maha-visnu Swami






Regional representantion report 05 (URGENT)

3 months, 3 weeks ago by Germán Vegas in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

Hare Krsna dear Gurudeva

Please accept our humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to your Sankirtana!


I am sending you the program proposal for the June educational meeting in Chosica (The Gateway to the Andes). Please, review it and let me know your suggestions and modifications. The programs and speakers have all been confirmed.

Saturday, June 15

HpS - What about Friday night, June 14th???

Seminars

  • 9:30 - 10:30 / SB Class - MOE Perspective & Programs: Gandharva das (all seminars includes questions & answers) (Do you agree to begin with this seminar about MOE's activities and perspectives??)
  • ASA - Yes. We agree.
  • 10:40 - 11:40 / Facilitator and Student interaction: LAD
  • ASA - What is this? The Students throw banana cream pies at LAD?
  • 11:50 - 12:50 / Education in the ancient east: Isvari dd. (she must focus her subject to something specific)
  • ASA - Sounds good. She was there? She saw it?
  • 13:00 - 14:30 / Prasadam
  • ASA - Really, after all these years, we have to say that these programs are very, very difficult for us unless they are translated phrase, by phrase. So maybe we should not attend these sessions???? It will slow them down? Simultaneous translations takes a professional usually, no? No programs about educating children?

Workshops

  • 14:30 - 15:30 / GBC College Workshop (to define): Karuna Krsna das
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / Montessori Workshop for parents & kids: Priya Carana dd.
  • HpS - Aaaah! The parents.
  • 17:00 - 18:00 / Uncle Gismo Art Workshop: HH HpS
  • 18:30 / Sandhya aratik

Sunday, June 16

Seminars

  • 9:30 - 10:30 / SB Class - Who is an educated person?: HH HpS
  • 10:40 - 11:40 / Varnasrama & Education: Karuna Krsna das
  • 11:50 - 13:00 / Reception (Gurupuja at the temple? Cookies?) Father's Day
  • HpS - Guru puja is not allowed only once a year on ISKCON property.
  • 13:00 - 14:30 / Prasadam
  • 14:30 / Departure to Callao

Friday, June 28

  • 18:30 - 19:00 / Sandhya aratik
  • 19:00 - 21:00 / LOB Movie & Comments by HH HpS

Saturday, June 29

Seminars

  • 9:30 - 10:30 / SB Class - How do we learn?: HH HpS
  • 10:40 - 11:40 / Japa & Kirtan: Anandamaya das
  • HpS - ??? After full morning program??? Seems this schedule we can adjust after we get to Lima, no?
  • 11:50 - 12:50 / Pending... (we have some options)
  • 13:00 - 14:30 / Prasadam

Workshops

  • 14:30 - 15:30 / KC and Coaching: Padmavati dd.
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / Cooking Workshop: Jana Pavana das
  • 17:00 - 18:00 / Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Nitya Kisori dd.
  • 18:30 / Sandhya aratik

Sunday, June 30

  • 9:30 - 10:30 / SB Class - Closure by HH HpS
  • 10:40 - 12:15 / Artistic Program by Caitanya Candrodaya & friends
  • 13:00 - 13:45 / Interviews
  • 14:00 / Departure to Callao


  • Gurumaharaja, you should know that HH Purushatraya Swami Maharaja will visit Peru at those dates, so if so, we will make some adjustments to the programs and schedules to be included in the activities of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16. What do you think about this?
  • HpS - Very nice. Maharaja is very nice person.
  • What about the Lima - Houston Children frienship Society? How can we take the initiative in this matter?
  • I write them right now with copy to you.
  • Do you want the whole event to be broadcast? HpS - As you think proper.
  • Where? HpS - Same.
  • What seminars do you want in English? HpS - The one's we attend. Ha! Ha! Ha! This looks like a lot of work!! Maybe have to rest from some of the Seminars. Should be lots of short Kirtan, free-time in between Seminars. Juice breaks, no?

Waiting for your answer

Your tiny servant

Gandharva das

HpS - Seems pretty good. Like we say, Kirtan in between sessions, no? Maybe wait to fix the details of the second session until after the first. Ask people what they want, no?

Can we have a flip chart for our Workshop? Lots of paper and pens for everyone? What is the fee to join the program? Maharaja and I can stay in the new Sannyasi Ashrama.

Gate to the Andes!!

wild Weekend in Sri Dhama Mayapura -Part Two.

3 months, 3 weeks ago by hps in Sankirtana / Temple Activity Reports

... cont'd from Part One.


After a super, all ghee lunch prasadam tali, in Govinda's restaurant, I joined the Russian Hari Nama Party.

Last week I had been having difficulty on Sankirtan. Trying to stop tourists and sell them Prabhupada's books were hard coconuts to crack.

During the Hari Nama sankirtan the crowd went wild and were dancing and chanting profusely. Then I went out with Prabhupada's books and people were snapping them up. "So this is how its done," I thought. The Russki Hare Krishna's are a small group, but being white as the snows of Moscow they are very entertaining to the Bangalas.

In the evening Srila Jayapataka Swami gives a Farshan lecture on the roof of the lotus building. These are always ecstatic. He tells many stories of Lord Nityananda, how Nitai wants to give His mercy but we have to want it. We have to stop thinking that material happiness is the goal of life.

Lord Nityananda says "Just chant the name of Gauranga and dance without anxiety. There's nothing equal to the happiness that I am giving. That happiness is pure, eternal ecstasy, beyond all illusion!"

Also was Madhavendra Puri's appearance day on top of everything else. Jayapataka Maharaj told us how Madhevendra Puri appeared in northeast Bangladesh, and had mahabhava emotions like those of Srimati Radharani. He went on to explain Madhavendra Puri's contribution as incalculable in our param para going back to Madhavacharya.

That liberation attained by Brahman realization at other holy places is obtained simply by bathing in the Ganges river at Mayapur. So every day I go to Prabhupada Ghata nad take a dip in its soothing waters. I have swam in rivers, lakes, oceans and pools all over the world, but nothing compares with the wonderful effect of diving into the ganga.

To get there I take the local bus. At 7 rupees ($.18 cents) it is the best deal in town. It only has one real stop, "ISKCON Mandir." All other stops consist of the ticket taker banging on the side of the bus. One bang to stop, two to go.

Mayapur Dhama is full of knowledge and bliss and is completely spiritual. One who sees only the activities of material nature in Mayapur Dhama is a conditioned soul under the influence of ignorance and illusion. Those people who always reside in Mayapur Gauda mandala are the most fortunate in the world.

I passed some men who were paving the road from ghrastra village to the goshall. I told them that they were doing a good job, "apnara balo kaj koren" and they exclaimed that it was because of the mercy of Bhagavan Sri Krishna as they pointed to the sky.

On this domingo fiesta day of 19 May 2019, I hope this meets you well. Mishra Bhagavan Dasa

HpS - Hare Krsna! Thank you Guru Ji! Please bless us with your brave, Sankirtan, spirit. How is your family? Starting to get hot. Are you moving?