1. Radhanath Swami brakes his meditation to learn a God-sent lesson! (12 min video) — Radhanath Swami uses a humorous incident to impart a profound lesson. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4790

     
  2. Ratha Yatra at Durban Beachfront (Album 46 photos) — The Durban Ratha Yatra festival has evolved into one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of its kind outside of India. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4787

     
  3. Earth Day Celebration 2014 in Quezon City Memorial Circle, Philippines (Album 73 photos) — Every April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. It is the single biggest environmental celebration in the world participated in by more than 150 countries and over a billion people worldwide. This year it was held @ Quezon Memorial Circle. Various Group hand in hand to thank Mother Nature as well as Private and Business Sector and Government Agencies such as DENR. Different Prayers from Various Group has been contributed for Mother Earth. ISKCON Devotees introduced Krishna Consciousness and had performed bhajans on the stage and ecstatic harinam. Food For Life team distributed 500 plates of prasadam (pancit, lilot, bread and cookies). Lord Krishna states in Bhagavad gita(18.69) that there is no one in this world dearer to Him than one who preaches His message.Preaching is an integral part of our temple’s activities. Srila Prabhupada writes “Preaching is the easiest way to realise the Supreme Personality of Godhead” (Srimad-Bhagavatam,7.6.24 purport). Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4785

     
  4. For him, Back to Godhead was both the means and the end — By Chaitanya Charan das

    Lokanath Swami: Baladeva Das was not just a tireless BTG distributor; he was also a prominent supporter and fundraiser for the Prabhupada Ghat project in Pandharpur and an active preacher in the Alandi-Pandharpur Dindi yatra (an annual mass pilgrimage of tens of thousands that lasts for nearly a fortnight). By his exemplary devotion, I am sure that he returned back to godhead.

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  5. 5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF CHARIOTS FESTIVAL IN CLEARWATER BEACH
    A multi-cultural parade and festival will be celebrated with entertainment for the whole family. There will be live music, singing, classical dance, books, bazaar, and lots of free delicious vegetarian food. The Ratha Yatra Parade is the oldest known parade in the world.

    WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014. There is a cultural program at the Pier 60 Pavilion from 1 PM to 4:30 PM. The Parade begins at 1 PM at the Pier 60 Pavilion, and returns there at which time the free feast begins. The cultural program continues till 4:30 PM

    WHERE: The Pier 60 Pavilion at 1 Causeway Blvd..on the beach, Clearwater Beach.

    WHO: All are welcome. Free admission. Wholesome fun for the entire family.

    SPECIAL: VERY VISUAL event with colorful traditional costumes and flower decorations. Photography is permitted.
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  6. Bangladesh Preaching and initiation ceremony (Album 148 photos) — by HH Subhaga Swami Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4783

     
  7. Harinam down Oxford and Carnaby streets of London, Delicious Prasadam and blissful association! (Album 32 photos) — Three hour Harinam down Oxford and Carnaby streets and others. Delicious Prasadam, blissful association and a short nap in the fabulous Soho Temple Brahmacary ashram. If I don’t make it in this life, that’s where I want to come back to. There’s definitely something very special about the UK and the devotees here. Your servant, Dharmatma das Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4781

     
  8. Simhachalam (Nava Jiyada Narasimha Kshetra) ISKCON Farm Community & Seminar Centre (Album 165 photos) — Vyasa Puja of H.H. Bhakti Vaibhava Swami Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4779

     
  9. New year ceremony for “Instituto Bhaktivedhanta” at Iskcon Guadalajara, Spain (Album 20 photos) — “Nueva Vrajamandala” community. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4776

     
  10. More London Harinam — By Parasuram das

    Dhaneswara prabhu (acbsp) author of ‘Spiritual Economics’ joins the Saturday Night Harinam in London. The Harinam started at 1pm and continued till 10pm, with a prasad break at 6pm. Everybody who came on that Harinam felt surcharged, walking on air.

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  11. Irish singer Sinead O’Connor sings about Krishna (2 min video) — Sinead O’Connor appears in Episode 4 of our new series Guth na nGael on RTE1: April 11th @ 7.30pm. The series investigates the recurring themes in Irish songs and Episode 4 is titled ‘Spirituality & the Gods’ and asks is there a dearth of spiritual singing in the Irish tradition. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4774

     
  12. Boat Festival Insights 2014 at ISKCON-Delhi (Album 14 photos) — The boat festival marks the symbolic event occurred between Radha and Krishna before 5000 years at Rajghat in River Yamuna. The Gopis often carried the milk products from Vrindavana and sold at Mathura to earn their living. Srinivasa Acharya says, “Krishna started the boat festival from this Raj Ghat with the beautiful Radha and Her associates to cross the River carrying pots of milk products. See the amazingly beautiful face of Krishna. On the riverside remained Krishna on a worn out boat. Radha and Her associates urged to Krishna, “Please take us to the other side of River Yamuna.” Krishna rowed them down to some distance with great pleasure. Let us describe Krishna’s playful pastimes with them.” When the old boat floated in violent waters, the Gopis said, “You are troubling we young girls. O Madhava, You reap the seed of all troubles and You alone can make us cross this River.” Krishna said, “All food you carry will be drowned. Please throw away all you carry in water including your unwanted clothing.” Even at this dreadful moment, Krishna was cutting jokes at the Gopis and clapped hands showing no worries. The Gopis said, “We desperately throw water from the sinking boat with our bare hands. Even if we escape from here, we will not surrender to You.” Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4771

     
  13. The Eighth Boy (6 min video) — Beautiful video depicting the love of the Gopis for Lord Krishna with classical music as background. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4769

     
  14. SEED OF FRUSTRATION
    So therefore the real thing is that everything belongs to Krsna. We are artificially enjoying the stolen property. Therefore if you go on enjoying like that, then this frustration will come. But before coming to that frustration, if we return this property to Krsna, then we become happy. So best thing is to return everything to Krsna. This is Krsna consciousness. And you will not be a loser. You will be gainer, just like Bali Maharaja. Actually, if you think, everything belongs to Krsna. Nothing belongs to you. This is maya. Krsna’s property you are thinking, “mine.” Is this land of American belongs to you actually? It is stolen property. You have stolen from the Red Indians or from Krsna. Everyone is, not you, everyone. Somebody is claiming, “This much my property,” somebody is claiming, “This much my property,” but this much or that much, everything belongs to Krsna. It is stolen property. There is another example in Indian words, that hira cauri kiya abhicaurya, khira cauri kiya abhicaura. Hira means diamond, and khira means… What is that called? Cucumber, a small? So if somebody has stolen a cucumber from other’s tree, so he is captured. And another man has stolen some diamond. He is also arrested. So from the police, both are thieves. If the man says, “Oh, what I have stolen? I have stolen a little cucumber. It is nothing, worth not even two cent or one cent. Why you are arresting me? He is thief. He has stolen a big diamond,” no, in the eyes of law, he is also thief; he is also thief. Everyone is thief. Anyone who is not in Krsna consciousness, he is thief. He’ll not be happy. The best thing is to return whatever he has possessed: “Krsna, it is Yours. Take.” Finish business

    “Seed Of Frustration”
    May 10, 1969
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  15. Krishna Sees the Beauty in Every Living Being — By Radhanath Swami

    Srimad Bhagavatam class (10.44.04) at ISKCON Chowpatty, 2014-04-19 

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