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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 30 weeks 5 days ago
    Tej Monga, owner of Namah Shivaya Yoga, invited us to share an experience of the ways of Bhakti Yoga at his teacher training seminar.  Lessons included a talk on the 3 levels of God realization, namely Brahman, Paramatma, and Bhagavan.  The history of kirtan, and then integrated with kirtan participation.  My daughter Visakha came to the event and became the headline attraction.  She first demonstrated yoga poses and also Bharatnatyam classical dance to beautiful bhajans...
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  • vegavati's picture
    Posted: 30 weeks 5 days ago
    Today being the appearance day of Bhaktivinode Thakur, we heard many of his wonderful qualities in this morning's class. He is worth taking shelter of for a number of reasons. Personally, I did pray to imbibe some of his ability to work in the world yet not be 'of it.' He served in the British court system in India and astonished them by his prodigious output of caseloads, yet this didn't prevent him from mainly focusing on his devotional writing and reading, his daily chanting, his raising a...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 31 weeks 1 day ago
    Before taking to chanting the Hare Krishna mantra daily my wife used to smoke 2 packs of cigarettes every day.  But with the help of this mantra she quickly and easily gave up smoking. Chantix The prescription drug Varenicline (Chantix) helps you quit smoking.  It has a standard pharmaceutical list of side effects and warnings.  Here is a few of them. Allergic reaction.  Anxiety, confusion, depression, restlessness, or mood changes.  Blistering, peeling, or red skin...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 32 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Someone asked me to share my Vyasa-puja (as the appearance day of one's guru is called in Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition) offering. While I didn't write a formal one this year, and mainly recalled the times I spent with him, I looked up an old offering I wrote on behalf of the Baltimore temple in 1998, and found it still expressing my deep feelings, though today, with even more urgency, not only for ISKCON devotees, but for all those who follow the teachings of Shri Chaitanya. Like my last "blog...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 33 weeks 4 days ago
    ISKCON Prison Ministry 2 Vyasa-puja Offerings Hare Krsna dear devotees, Below are the first Vyasa-puja offerings of two inmate bhaktas. I hope they will bring you great transcendentally pleasure! Your servant, Bhakti-lata Dasi 1) Offering of Bhakta Richard nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesha-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine Prabhupada, during my initial years of practicing Krsna...
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