ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS
Mahatma prabhu, disciple of Srila Prabhupada, travels the world facilitating workshops to help devotees in practical aspects of their spiritual life. In recent years his workshops on Forgiveness, Humility and Self-Development were very well-received in Mauritius. This year Mahatma prabhu will be facilitating a workshop on Sacred relationships within Marriage. Please find the dates and times of the workshops below.
The 8th annual Waterfront Festival will be held at Esplanade Waterfront, Mahebourg
Friday 11th Dec: Snan Yatra 7pm
Saturday 12th Dec: Ratha Yatra 3pm (followed by cultural festival)
Friday 27th Nov: Snana Yatra 4pm to 9pm
Sat 28th Nov: Ratha Yatra 2pm to 9pm
Chariot procession from College Moderne, Flacq towards Magistrature Flacq followed by a pandal programme.
To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's visit to Mauritius and ISKCON's Golden Jubillee devotees from the Midlands nama-hatta, under the guidance of Vaikuntha pati prabhu, are organising a Maha yatra (vehicle procession) from Curepipe to Phoenix on Saturday the 21st of November. The massive procession will leave Centre de Ville, Curepipe at noon. It will travel down the St. Paul Road to Vacoas and on through La Louise and Quatres Bornes to end at ISKCON, Phoenix at around 5.30pm. Vehicles will be decorated with standard wrapping and/or windscreen stickers which are available from the organisors. Please register your vehicle and make this a grand event. For more information please contact Vaikuntha pati prabhu on 5742 8643
Agnideva prabhu was born in Trinidad West Indies and moved to New York in his youth. His study of Vedic philosophy led him to discover the devotional music of West Bengal.
Forty years ago, in September/October 1975, Srila Prabhupada visited Mauritius twice. During his first visit he had a very enlivening exchange with an enthusiastic young man named Ramoo who suggested to Srila Prabhupada that if Srila Prabhupada addressed the youth in the villages, through evening programmes, many would be attracted to join ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada was so agreeable to this proposal that he told Ramoo: "so if you can organize like that, then I will come personally. I will come and encourage you". As part of the ISKCON 50 Global Celebrations which mark the Golden Jubilee of Srila Prabhupada's voyage to the West this year, and of the incorporation of ISKCON, next year ISKCON Mauritius is also celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's visit to Mauritius.
Sunday 6th September
Devotees may prepare offerings cooked in ghee for Srila Prabhupada. Offering to be made at 1pm.
SSKB Bon Acceuil
Guest Speaker: His Grace Deena Bandhu Prabhu
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.
ISKCON recently organized the International Summit on Environment and Economy (SEE-2015) in the port city of Kochi, India, in an attempt to bring together various stakeholders to discuss and deliberate to unearth the deeper aspects of the environmental and business ethics problems so as to arrive at well-rounded and holistic solutions.
ISKCON Youth Ministry and ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry will hold their first ISKCON Youth Leadership Sanga in Mayapur, between February 24 and March 2, 2016.
ISKCON's flagship project the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (ToVP) International team will be touring the UK from the 18th to the 30th of November 2015.
This paper serves as a critique to the ontological view of the organism as a complex machine. In the seventeenth century, the French philosopher René Descartes claimed that only the human body has a soul, and all other organisms are mere automatons made of meat and bones. Influenced by such a line of thought, most of the scientists were also thinking that only humans are conscious and all other creatures are not. Based on empirical evidence, our published paper presents a case for ubiquity of consciousness in all living organisms.
The special status of cows and the benefits of caring for them are found throughout the scriptures. All the demigods reside in the body of the cow and the cow is considered divine due to the presence of these divinities in her body. Further, cows are very dear to Lord Krsna. He’s known as Govinda (one who gives pleasure to the cows) and Gopala (protector of the cows).
Villa Vrindavana’s Renaissance salons host MOSA, the Museum of Sacred Art, an artistic space that is quite unique in Italy. The gallery displays impressive artistic works portraying religious and devotional subjects from ancient India lore and its epics. Here are displayed imposing works by the Italian contemporary artist Giampaolo Tomassetti, together with other beautiful pieces of art by other international painters.
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I wish to offer my gratitude to everyone who has so kindly assembled today on this auspicious occasion of Dussehra. Today all over the world there are millions and millions of people celebrating this day. But like most spiritual occasions not so many know why? – It is a characteristic of kali yuga that even very sacred things are perceived very superficially.
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This paper aims to present the contribution of Bhaktivinoda Thakur to the establishment and development of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). It regards his personal life as the role model for the practitioners of Vaisnavism, and it considers his input in expanding preaching techniques, both innovative and traditional ones.