ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS
It is a GBC resolution that the ISKCON Disciple Course, as developed by the GBC Guru Services Committee, shall be a mandatory pre-requisite for all devotees accepting first or second initiation by an ISKCON guru, effective Janmastami, 2015. After that date, no guru may initiate a disciple who has not first completed the Disciple Course. This is in addition to current requirements of new initiates.
ISKCON Disciples Courses for 2016 in Mauritius
A. Venue: Sri Sri Krsna Balarama Mandir - BCEC Classroom
(Vrindavan Road, Bon Accueil)
Venue: BCEC Pre-Primary School, Petit Paquet, Montagne Blanche
Dates and Timings:
Friday, 5th February, 2016 – 6.30pm to 9pm
Saturday, 6th February, 2016 – 9am to 2.30pm
Sunday, 7th February, 2016 – 5am to 2pm (+64 rounds of Japa day)
Monday, 8th February, 2016(Public Holiday) – 9am to 2pm
Facilitator: Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami
His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj will be visiting Mauritius from 28th January 2016 to 3rd February 2016. Click here for schedule.
The 8th annual Hare Krsna Waterfront Festival at Mahebourg was celebrated with increased enthusiasm this year. On the request of Sundara Lala prabhu, the festival coordinator, several devotees from India assisted the Mauritian team in making this grand event a success. The devotees were all blessed by the presence
The Bhagavad Gita Centre invites you all to a special Gita Jayanti programme to celebrate 50 years of Srila Prabhupada's contribution for the propagation of Vedic Culture around worldwide. The grand event will be held on the 19th December at the Indira Ghandi Cultural Centre. Everyone should be seated by 7pm. Honourable Dan Baboo, Minister of Arts and Culture will grace the ceremony as Chief Guest. His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Maharaja, other devotees and dignitaries will also be present.
Fifty padayatras – traditionally a journey on foot accompanied by kirtan and spiritual book distribution – are being offered by the Padayatra Worldwide Ministry to Srila Prabhupada in celebration of ISKCON’s 50th anniversary.
Flooded with a population of 4.6 million affected due to floods caused by heavy rainfall, the city of Chennai, capital of the Indian state Tamil Nadu has been declared a national disaster zone by the Indian government. With no power, food or water supply, life in Chennai has become close to impossible.
Bhakti Without Borders, a charity kirtan album featuring mostly second generation ISKCON singers, has been nominated for a Grammy – the biggest music recognition award in the United States.
In 2006, the 1st Vaisnava Film Awards took center stage at the Mayapur Festival. There have been many "films" made since then. The time has come to honor the best productions during the past 10 years.
Over the past few years, Govardhan Eco Village(GEV) has been making steady attempts to generate positive change waves on the social and environmental front through its multifarious programs and projects. GEV is frequently visited to witness a working model of spiritual ecology demonstrated with its efforts in areas like Organic Farming, Cow Care, Green building, Community living, Integrated waste management, Alternative Energy generation, Education, Rain water conservation, Floriculture and biodiversity projects.
November 15th celebrated the one year anniversary of the Sadaputa Digital Channel on Youtube featuring over 100 lectures and videos about Vedic perspectives on modern science by Sadaputa Dasa, Dr. Richard L. Thompson, one of Srila Prabhupadas original founding members of the Bhaktivedanta Institute. He is responsible for much of the design of the planetarium in the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) in Mayapur and for other exhibits planned for the project. He passed away in 2008, leaving behind a valuable legacy of lectures, videos, books and other writings which are now in the process of being made available for serious study and research.
Members of the ISKCON devotee-run charity Food For All UK partnered with local devotees in Paris and Brussels to feed sanctified vegetarian meals to Syrian refugees, parliament members, and thousands of young people across three events in late September.
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Visnu Masa, Gaurabda 530 GCal 11
Mauritius (20S12 57E30, +4:00)
DATE TITHI PAKSA YOGA NAKSATRA FAST
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