ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS
It is a GBC resolution that all new initiates will have had to follow the ISKCON DISCIPLE COURSE. Over the past year His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Maharaj has taught the course in 3 different locations in Mauritius. Soon he will be teaching the course in the North of the island
Venue: Sri Pancha Tattva Mandir, Royal Road Fond du Sac
Dates: Saturday 13th & 20th and Sunday 14th & 21st
Time: 9.00 a.m to 2.30 p.m.
For more details
Fri 5th Sept: Padayatra starting at Henrietta, Sri Ganesh Mandir at 4 pm. Finish at Shivalaa Glen Park.
Sat 6th Sept: Padayatra starting at Shivala Glen Park at 3pm. Finish at Kabir Mandir, Vacoas.
Sun 7th Sept: Padayatra starting at Kabir Mandir, Vacoas at noon. Finish at Hare Krishna Land, Phoenix.
Sun 7the Sept: Bhajans of Bhaktivinode Thakur & Kirtans, Hare Krishna Land, 9.30am to 9.30 pm
Sunday 14th Sept: 5 hour Kirtan, New Jagannath Puri Dhama, Petit-Raffray, 2-7pm
A free copy of the international Vyasa-puja book may be downloaded here. In Mauritius Syama-rupa prabhu took the initiative to prepare a local book of Vyasa-puja homages to Srila Prabhupada. The beautifully hard bound book of offerings written by over 200 Mauritian devotees was offered to Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of his Vyasa-puja which was celebrated on 18th of August 2014.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) is a prominent preceptor acharya in our Vaisnava line. This year marks his hundredth disappearance anniversary. In many ways Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura chartered the course and lay the foundation for the modern-day bhakti movements. He is most commonly remembered for his establishment of the nama-hatta system, a programme both to facilitate the practice of devotional life while living in one's home and to engage householders in preaching. To mark the hundredth disappearance day anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, on Friday the 27th of June 2014, you are invited to attend one of the following programmes:
On Sunday the 15th of June 2014, with much excitement, the children of the Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Sunday Gurukul at Phoenix celebrated Ratha yatra. The Sunday school teachers had requested them to prepare offerings for Lord Jagannath and bring flowers to decorate His cart.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON held its prize giving ceremony and the launch of the Gita Champions League 2015 on June 7, 2014 at the Vacoas-Phoenix municipal townhall. His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari, initiating guru and well known disciple of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Her Grace Vishnupriya Mataji, wife of Sankarshan Das Adhikari Prabhu and her Grace, Siddhi-Lalasa Mataji graced the function and enlivened the audience with their inspiring addresses. They also encouraged the organizers, Acharya Ratna das Prabhu and Shyama Vilasini dasi to run this competition annually to attract more and more newcomers to study the Bhagavad Gita As It Is.
Mahatma Prabhu, disciple of Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON guru, served in Mauritius on two different occasions as Temple President of ISKCON Quatres Bornes and Phoenix respectively. He is presently based in Sri Mayapura Dhama, travelling from there to different temples around the world to share his realizations and life-tools through different workshops. In India he also facilitates workshops in corporates such as Google, Intel and Cisco. In May 2014 he facilitated two workshops in Mauritius: Forgiveness and Self-Development.
Seventeen hundred people flooded into ISKCON Italy’s Villaggio Hare Krishna on the outskirts of Milan to celebrate Janmastami, Krishna’s birthday, this August 17th, and to catch their first glimpse of
The United States Department of Agriculture has listed ISKCON’s Gita- nagari Farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania as one of the most important success stories of preservation and sustainability in 2013.
The world we experience often seems so insane and thus the desire for shelter, protection and love is present in all living entities.
I’m a qualified accountant, I work in Croydon at the Home Office, and people there call me Ash but at the Hare Krishna temple I’m Acyuta.
I got involved with the Hare Krishna movement in my last year of uni about 10 years ago. A few monks came down, and gave a class on karma and why bad things happen to good people, and I found answers I had been looking for.
On August 5th, 2014, one of Srila Prabhupada's earliest disciples, Madhudvisa Das, passed away. He was a great book distributor and kirtaniya.
He was 67.
He took his initiations in 1968; the first in San Francisco, and the second in Los Angeles. Both ceremonies were performed directly by Srila Prabhupada.
In 1972 Srila Prabhupada personally requested him to become a member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC).
Although World Cup host Brazil is still reeling from a 7 – 1 loss to Germany on Tuesday July 8th, football fever still grips the country as the World Cup barrels towards the Germany vs Argentina final on Sunday June 13th.
In the midst of it all, a large Harinama party of ISKCON devotees has been a hit as they travel to the major cities where World Cup games are being held, as well as to viewing parties in nearby locales.
The devotees are bringing their own message – celebration of God’s names. And the audience for them is huge.
ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner and Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) trustee Gopal Krishna Goswami met the honorable President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on 12th June, 2014 at the President’s official residence in New Delhi and presented him the BBT’s deluxe edition of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is along with the maha-prasad of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:59
The conditioned soul being in the diseased condition of material life is in dire need of medicine that can heal his long acquired malady of forgetfulness of Sri Krishna.
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First International Kirtan Mela in Mauritius!