ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS
Thursday 05th March 2015
Programme Schedule at Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Mandir, Phoenix
06.00 pm Abhishek starts
06.45 pm Offering Bhoga / Kirtan
07.00 pm Gaura arati
Schedule at Hare Krsna Land, Phoenix
11 am: Abhishek
2.30pm Guru puja
You are all invited to Ratha-yatra on Saturday 25th of January at 2pm. The procession will leave Gayanath Mandir, Bon Acceuil at 2pm and end at the market of Bon Accueil.
The festival will continue the following day, Sunday the 26th of January, in the market place of Bon Accueil with activities running from 4pm to 8pm. There will be dance, music, sketches, kirtan, exhibitions, film sho, kid's corner, questions and Answers and more.
Saturday 20th December at 2.30pm: Ratha-yatra from Choisy and Grand Bay junction to Grand Bay Shivala
Sunday 21st December at 3pm: Boat Festival in Grand Bay ending with concert by Mahatma prabhu in the Grand Bay Shivala at 6.30pm
His Grace Mahatma Prabhu will grace the event
Full prasadam will be served on all both days
From 10am to 4pm on both Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st Dec 2014 at the New Parking Area (ex-market), Central Flacq
Kirtan, Book Distribution, Exhibition, Questions and Answers, Free Prasadam
New Jagannath Puri Dham, Royal Road, Petit Raffray on the 27th of December 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Starting at Trois Bras Engen Filling Station and ending at the Ghoorbin residence, Mahatma Gandhi Rd., Petit Raffray. HH Bhakti Dhir Damodar Maharaja, HH Bhakti Narasimha Maharaja and HG Mahatma Prabhu will be present. Prasadam will be served to all!
HH Bhakti Caitanya Maharaja: 9th Dec to 24th Dec (Contact Haridev das – 52569071)
HG Sankarshan Prabhu: 5th Dec to 13th Dec (Contact Prahlad das – 52553990)
HG Mahatma Prabhu: 9th Dec to 29th Dec (Contact Kaunteya das- 57565639)
HH Bhakti Dhir Damodar Maharaja: 23rd Nov to 28th Dec (Contact PremVilas das 57934551)
HH Bhakti Nrsinga Maharaja: 2nd Dec to 28th Dec (Contact Rasika Sindhu 57550453)
HH Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Maharaja: 21st Dec to 19th Jan 2015 (Contact Premananda das 57604720)
HG Madhava Prabhu: 3rd Dec to 23rd Dec
Please find schedules below
A brave group of devotees have mounted a Food For Life effort and are preparing enough sanctified vegetarian food, or prasadam, to distribute to 600 to 800 people every day in the war-ravaged city of Donetsk, South-East Ukraine.
Moscow’s first ever Kirtan Mela, which ran from Friday January 30th to Sunday February 1st, drew nearly 2,000 devotees from around Russia – and like most ISKCON Moscow events, it was a colorfuly uplifting affair on a grand scale.
After more than a decade, a mysterious attachment to a certain book yields the sweetest fruit.
Srila Prabhupada said that if someone just holds one of his books about Krishna and appreciates it, without even buying it, that is enough to ensure that person a human form or higher in the next life. The power of Srila Prabhupada’s books has touched and changed forever many thousands of lives, including my own.
Trinidad is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and the fifth largest in the West Indies. In 1498 Christopher Columbus discovered this island in his third voyage, hence the name Trinidad. Through time the French, Dutch, and others have ruled the place and finally it ended up in British hands. Due to a shortage of labor, the British government sent Indian laborers, mostly from the Eastern part of India to work in the sugar cane plantations on the island.
In 2014, ISKCON's worldwide book distribution increased 10% over 2013, with almost nine million books distributed, the best year since 1996.
2014 was a banner year for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Sridham Mayapur. Construction continued to outpace expectations, buoyed by a robust fundraising campaign. The construction of the main dome is nearing completion, and the auxiliary domes are now being constructed. The project has entered a new phase of construction beginning a new contract for laying the brick walls. The brickwork reveals a new dimension of progress as the construction site becomes gradually transformed into a recognizable and massive temple.
Swamiji by Steven J. Rosen is a recent and particularly delightful addition to the growing body of books recording the memories of direct disciples of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement (more formally the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKCON). These memoirs seek to supplement more formal hagiographies, such as the multi-volume ISKCON-commissioned biography of Prabhupada penned by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:04
On the path of spiritual progress, is humility compatible with a healthy self-esteem?
As a family therapist, I counsel people both within and outside the Hare Krishna movement. I recently received an e-mail from a young woman devotee who was unhappy in her relationship with her abusive husband but was conflicted about leaving him.
“Maybe it’s good that I feel bad about myself,” she wrote, “because that will help me develop humility.”
This wasn’t the first time I had heard this logic. The Bhagavad-gita teaches that humility is essential for spiritual progress. Unfortunately, devotees sometimes think that feeling bad about oneself is a prerequisite for humility.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:56
This is the first annual Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture, given at Wits University in Johannesburg under the auspices of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa. The lecture was given last March. Its primary focus is the role of education in modern life, and the implications it has for on our spiritual life.