1. In Honour of Tribhuvanatha Prabhu — By Bhajahari das
    Due to Tribhuvanatha’s prabhu disappearance day falling on Thursday the 16th Oct. last week, the turn out for Harinam was exceptional. You will see from the following 3 short video clips that the devotees were in blissful mood.I treasure the opportunities I get for taking these amateur video recordings of the Vaisnavas performing SAMKIRTAN. One day when I can no longer make it out onto the streets of London’s Wild West End I will be able to relive these special special evenings.
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  2. Nilachal Dham Rural Project — By Arjuna Krsna das
    Both Rama Laksman prabhu, Director for IDVM Secretariat located in Sri Mayapur along with Arjuna Krsna prabhu, Co-Director for IDVM Department of Education undertook an extensive tour to various ISKCON rural projects in India. Their travels took them to Nilachal Dham, a new project under ISKCON Juhu temple close to Mumbai in Maharashtra, Nandagram Farm in Gujarat, Pathmeda on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat, Panchavati in Tamil Nadu, close to Salem, Venu Madhuri in Maharashtra, Govardhan Eco Village in Maharashtra, a project run under the ISKCON Chowpatty temple and last to Gokul Dham near Belgaum in Northern Karnataka.
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  3. Padma Lila and 2 years old Caua chant Hare Krishna (2 brief videos) — Chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra is the easiest process of meditation in this age. As soon as one chants the Hare Krishna mantra, he sees the forms of Krishna, Rama and Their energies, and that is the perfect stage of trance. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.8.53 Purport) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=7000

     
  4. Harinama at Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia (Album 35 photos) — By chanting the Hare Krishna mantra one immediately concentrates on the sound vibration and thinks of the lotus feet of the Lord, and very quickly one is elevated to the position of samadhi, or trance. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.8.44 Purport) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6999

     
  5. Hare Krishna Rock Kritan by ISKCON YOUTH FORUM, Mumbai (video) — ISKCON juhu Presents “Hare Krishna Rock Kritan” by ISKCON YOUTH FORUM 2014. In this age, no one is expected to be highly educated in the Vedic ways of understanding because people are very slow, lazy and unfortunate. Therefore Lord Caitanya has recommended the sound vibration Hare Krishna. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4.4.6 Purport) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6998

     
  6. Ananda dasi leads kirtan at Mantra Lounge in Covent Garden, UK (6 min video) — Oh, how glorious are they whose tongues are chanting Your holy name! Even if born in the families of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Persons who chant the holy name of Your Lordship must have executed all kinds of austerities and fire sacrifices and achieved all the good manners of the Aryans. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.33.7 Purport) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6997

     
  7. Bhakti Yoga Society wins “Most Outstanding Student Society of 2014″ at Top African University — By Nanda Kishor das

    ISKCON’s Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) operates on campuses at some of the most prestigious universities in South Africa and is program dovetailed for university students. This year the society was awarded the accolade for the Most Outstanding Student Society for 2014 at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), one of Africa’s leading universities at a sepcial event earlier this month. The award was handed over to the BYS Chairperson – Jyotika Heerabhai by the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Adam Habib alongside prominent public figure Advocate Thuli Madonsela who holds the office of Public Protector in South Africa. She was gifted a Bhagavad Gita As It Is.

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  8. Annual Sharad Purnima festival at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple — By radhanathswami.com
    On the 8th of October, Radhanath Swami attended the annual Sharad Purnima festival at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple, Mumbai. Sharad Purnima is the first day of the holy month of Kartik, the full moon night when Krishna danced with His beloved devotees the gopis in the forest of Vrindavan. Every year on the night of Sharad Purnima, the devotees at the Mumbai temple come together to decorate the altar, giving it a look of the lush forest of Vrindavan. Amidst melodious chanting of kirtans, more than 2,500 devotees were treated with a visual and spiritual treat. Radhanath Swami spoke on the occasion and below are some excerpts of what he shared.
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  9. Beautiful Iskcon temple at Tirupati, India (Album 20 photos) — May the glorification of the transcendental name, form, qualities and paraphernalia of the Supreme Personality of Godhead protect us from the influence of bad planets, meteors, envious human beings, serpents, scorpions, and animals, like tigers and wolves. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 6.8.27) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6996

     
  10. Visiting Pavana-sarovara, a sacred lake near Nandagram in Vrindavana (Album 135 photos) — Indradyumna Swami: Yesterday we visited Pavana-sarovara, a sacred lake near Nandagram. Our program was the same as everyday; hearing and chanting the glories of Lord. Such sravanam and kirtanam seems to be especially potent in the holy dhama. Local tradition says that the results of any spiritual practice done in Vrindavan dhama is magnified a thousand times. Perhaps that’s why Srila Prabhupada often encouraged his disciples to come visit these sacred places and return to their country’s of birth purified and ready to share their good fortune with others. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6995

     
  11. Hare Krishna Kirtan at ISKCON of New Jersey, Towaco (15 min video) — I do not accept many different meanings for the holy name of Krishna. I know only that Lord Krishna is Syamasundar and Yasodanandana. That’s all I know. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, 7.85) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6994

     
  12. Preaching in Australia, October 2014 (Album 76 photos) — The true acarya presents Krishna to everyone by preaching the holy name of the Lord throughout the world. Thus the conditioned souls, purified by chanting the holy name, are liberated from the blazing fire of material existence. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, 7.12) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6993

     
  13. Blissful Ratha Yatra Mexico City (Album 15 photos) — When loud chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra is performed all over the world by those who follow in Your footsteps, all living entities, moving and nonmoving, dance in ecstatic devotional love. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, 3.72) Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=6992

     
  14. Was Srila Prabhupada a Workaholic? — By Mayesvara Dasa
    Many people who seek pleasure predominantly from mundane sense gratification eventually discover towards the end of their life that it just doesn’t satisfy the soul. We see the results of this when we observe the elderly. Many have lost their zest for life. They have been to see Santa Clause, the beach, amusement parks, ballgames, fairgrounds, political conventions, group protests, pumpkin hay rides, prominent site seeing and all the other pleasures of life enough already. Their interest in all the phantasmagoria of this world has dwindled to null and they have finally come to implicitly understand the process of chewing the chewed (punah punas carvita-carvananam [SB 7.5.30])
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  15. New Devotee Relations Dept. at New Vrindaban Aims for Happy, Healthy Devotees — By Madhava Smullen
    A brand new Devotee Relations Department was officially established in March 2014 at the ISKCON New Vrindaban community. The new department is headed up by Sukhavaha Dasi, who joined ISKCON in New Vrindaban back in 1974 and has lived and served there for many years. Sukhavaha holds a degree in social welfare from Penn State University, and has taken courses on leadership, leadership training, and compassionate communication. She’s also the author of the book, Revealing the Heart: The Practice of Compassion.
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