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TOVP: Srila Prabhupada’s murti (Album with photos)
Ambarisa Das: Locan das prabhu, famous Iskcon sculpture, has been engaged by the TOVP project to make the life size murti of Srila Prabhupada for the Vyasasana in the new temple. This is the work so far. We wanted to capture Srila Prabhupada’s love, compassion, and wisdom. I think it is awesome!!!
Find them here: https://goo.gl/hDMGCT

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Harinama in Barnaul, Russia (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: When there is large-scale congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, we keep our temples open for everyone to join, and by the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu this policy has given good results. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, 17.35 Purport)When there is large-scale congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, we keep our temples open for everyone to join, and by the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, this policy has given good results. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, 17.35 Purport)
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Appreciate now!
Vaisesika Das: After someone dies, friends and loved ones suddenly remember the deceased person’s good qualities, how important the person actually was to them, and so on.
“You don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone.”
Because this world is unpredictable, one should personally appreciate people while one has the opportunity.
Don’t wait.
Appreciate now.
“Your appreciation of devotees like Upendra and Ananda is super excellent. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught us this lesson—one who appreciates a sincere devotee is eligible to approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” (Srila Prabhupada letter to Mr. Windisch, 21st March 1969)

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Hallowed Be Thy Name (audio interview)
BBC Radio: Musician Jahnavi Harrison explores why chanting the name of God can be such a powerful devotional practice.
Drawing on her own Hindu tradition, she recalls hearing her parents chanting and how important it became to her from an early age. “The name of God,” she explains, “is said to be the panacea for whatever ails the mind, body and soul. It was the ever present soundtrack to my life - night, day, birthdays, funerals, weddings and road trips.”
Her experience at a Christian school also showed her that other religious traditions say and sing the God’s name. She notes that she was “thrilled to discover this common thread, and the myriad ways that this praise was expressed.”
Using the words of the Psalms, the Sufi poets and a number of Hindu saints and mystics, Jahnavi celebrates the power of chanting in different ways and locations and, alongside the music of Vivaldi and Rachmaninov, she relishes in the most famous of all Hindu songs, My Sweet Lord by George Harrison, who is quoted in the programme:

“My idea was to sneak up on them a bit. The point was to have the people not offended by ‘Hallelujah’ and, by the time it gets to 'Hare Krishna’, they’re already hooked.”

Presenter: Jahnavi Harrison
Producer: Michael Wakelin
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

Listen to it here: https://goo.gl/Pz6xDW

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Edinburgh Rathayatra, UK - 21st August 2017 (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Chanting involves the activities of the upper and lower lips as well as the tongue. All three must be engaged in chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. The words “Hare Krishna” should be very distinctly pronounced and heard. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, 17.3 Purport)
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The Sparkle In Their Eyes (10 min video)
Indradyumna Swami: Every samkirtan devotee knows the joy of sharing Krsna Consciousness with others. This video shows that joy first hand. All glories to the public chanting of Sri Krsna’s sweet holy names!
Watch it here: https://goo.gl/53jsMU

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It was 3.45 am at Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. I was at the guestroom of the ISKCON temple, waiting for the ride that would take me to the airport for my flight to Panama. Shanta Vigraha P, the devotee who had coordinated my visit there and who was to drive me to the airport, had been slightly delayed. Meanwhile, I had thought of using the restroom, which was in an adjacent room. Before going there, I had locked the door of the guestroom. But then I went back to open that door slightly, thinking that as the atmosphere outside was hot and mosquito-ridden, Shanta Vigraha P would be more comfortable inside the guestroom than outside. When I returned a few minutes later, he had still not reached, but apparently someone had come in and stolen my MacBook Air laptop.

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With growing Krishna consciousness all over the world ISKCON has been instrumental in bringing many souls under the shelter of Lord Sri Krishna with its Philosophy, Kirtans, Prasadam, etc., however the villages and tribes located in remote areas remain unaware of the good fortune in Kaliyuga.

An initiative was taken by devotees from ISKCON Pune and with dedicated efforts and Krishna’s mercy a new preaching centre ”Bhagavad Darshan Prachar Kendra” was established in Bodhan village, Telangana.

It was inaugurated with great pomp on 10th June 2017. Bhakta Manjunath accompanied by two grihastha devotees were invited for the inauguration. Inaugural activities included basic Krishna conscious introduction which further covered the concepts of 4 regulative principles as followed in ISKCON, importance of chanting holy name and community building. This continued for 9 days till 19th June 2017. Nagar Sankirtanas flooded the areas of Pegadapally, Yedapally, Hunsa, Achanpally and Pothangal with the nectarine holy name.

In order to establish a good society thereby being a responsible citizen and a human, value education becomes a dire need shaping the values in small age, a Krishna Conscious value education seminar was conducted at Vijay Sai High School & Indur Model High School, which was attended by 35 teachers.

In today’s world life has become westernized, even in India most of the people live aloof from their family creating more houses and less homes. 8 house programs will surely assure 8 homes as it is said a family which prays together stays together. Diet especially in ISKCON is of utmost importance as the way to your heart goes through your stomach and hence Prasadam was distributed in large numbers transforming 3450 souls. Along with this 153 Krishna conscious books were distributed. The cherry on the cake was the final day preaching in Kalpole forest where stays a tribe far in remote area caring and nurturing thousands of cows.

Thus the seed has been planted deep inside the hearts of 7000 people which will grow into a tree of immortal love to Lord Krishna.

ALL GLORIES TO SRILA PRABHUPADA.

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Bhakti is ahaituky apratihatā. It can neither be achieved through mundane efforts nor be terminated by any mundane cause (SB 1.2.6). But bhakti can be obtained and nurtured in the association of Lord’s devotees. It can be ignited and spread through the association of Vaishnavas. It was this knowledge, faith and desire to spread the love for Godhead that spurred the outreach Janmashtami program for the greater Wellington urban region. This year, devotees from Wellington’s Journey of Self Discovery (JOSD) group under the guidance of HG Ambarish Maharaj Das and HG Anang Manjari Devi Dasi, chose to celebrate the advent of Lord Sri Krishna with the community in Upper Hutt city. 

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Srila Prabhupada’s Shower of Mercy by HG Malati Devi Dasi and HG Vishaka Devi Dasi at ISKCON Silicon Valley (video)
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