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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 8 weeks ago
    Author: Candra Das
    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Hare Krishna, Jai Sri Sri Radha Bankebihari Ki Jai! My Initiated name is Candra Das. I am a disciple of H.H Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaja. I am currently employed as a correctional counselor at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Oregon (Snake River Correctional Institution is located 11 miles east of the Idaho/Oregon state line). I have been employed with the Oregon Department of Corrections for 18 years...
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  • vegavati's picture
    Posted: 1 year 8 weeks ago
    Author: vegavati
    Wouldn't you know it, the first time in over two years that I had no car (mine was having brake work done, so I'd left it overnight), I'd end up with not one but two commitments in the morning. As it turned out, I had to abandon one of them in order to do the other, but it all worked out. It was about 9 last night when I got a call from one of the community members—could I please take her husband's place in Gainesville in the morning, performing the Invocation for the Alachua County Board of...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 1 year 8 weeks ago
    Dallas Morning News, Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box. Let’s take a break from the weariness of finding the right strategy for the Mideast and deal with sports. Namely, football. I confess that I have — again — grown to love...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 1 year 9 weeks 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: 1 year 9 weeks 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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