"As a determined follower of Srila Prabhupada from the very beginning, Madhudvisa Prabhu accepted many roles of responsibility in the growth of ISKCON worldwide. Posts he held include: President of the ISKCON temple San Francisco, President of the earliest residence for the devotees in Bombay , an original member of the international Governing Body Commission, and the initial Governing Body Commissioner for Australia."
He served Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda for decades as a pujari, for eleven hours a day, seven days a week, from waking the Deities in the morning to putting them to rest at night. At 69 years, he was the oldest male priest at Bhaktivedanta Manor.
On the early morning of January 20th, a rare and special Vaishnava was taken from this world. Shyamdas, world-renowned scholar, author and translator, kirtan leader and dear devotee of Krishna was killed in a motorcycle accident while in Goa, India.
This is Part Three of a series of interviews from BhakTV of Kuladri Das, a senior disciple and occasional servant of ISKCON founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada. The pastimes he recalls occurred between 1974 and 1977 in Vrindavan, India, and New Vrindavan in the United States.
Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego, US, On Tuesday evening. He was admitted to Scripps Memorial Hospital last Thursday after he complained of breathlessness. He was 92.
This is a series of Interviews from BhakTV of Kuladri Das, a senior disciple and occasional servant of ISKCON Founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada. The pastimes he recalls occurred between 1974 and 1977 in Vrindavan, India, and in New Vrindavan in the United States.
Part Two regroups four stories -
1) "But You're Building a Palace for Me", Prabhupada's reaction to his disciples building him a palace.
2) "The Ants Aren't Eating Very Much", is about ants having spread over mahaprasadam and Prabhupada's comment.
3) "A Mosquito in Prabhupada's Net", is about Prabhupada's reluctance to hurting mosquitoes.
4) "Swing My Chaddar Over Your Head", shows one of Prabhupada's very personal and unique ways to get rid of nuisance.
This is a series of Interviews from BhakTV of His Grace Kuladri Das, a senior disciple and occasional servant of ISKCON Founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada. The pastimes he recalls occurred between 1974 and 1977 in Vrindavan, India, and in New Vrindavan in the United States.
This Part One describes the making of a clay slab with Srila Prabhupada's foot Imprint for his followers to worship. A second pastime is about the making of a Simhasan in Bombay for Deities in America, and Srila Prabhupada's comments.
Prof. Joseph O'Connell suddenly passed away on 5 May, at the age of 72. He has been a friend to Vaisnavas in the Academy for decades. He was an exceptional scholar, who did much for the study of Gaudiya Vaisnavism. He met Srila Prabhupada several times while he was working on his PhD dissertation at Harvard, and always spoke fondly about him.
In Dallas, Texas, USA, at the start of the GBC/Temple President's meetings all of the direct disciples of Srila Prabhupada were asked to recall an instruction from Srila Prabhupada that kept them inspired in serving in ISKCON.
A list of the speakers: Tamohara Das, Romapada Swami, Bhaktimarga Swami, Bir Krishna Goswami, Yogendra Das, Dharma Das, Sesa Das, Kuladri Das, Sandamani Dasi, Mukhya Dasi, Praharana Dasi, Pyari Mohan Das, Chandrashekar Das, Sunanda Das, Madhuha Das, Badrinarayana Das, Svavasa Das, Vaisesika Das, Kalakantha Das, Chaitanya Chandra Das, Urjasvat Das, Malati Dasi, Anuttama Das.
Yamuna Dasi`s part starts at around 1 `30:
On Sunday, October 23, Kirtanananda Swami, a controversial former leader in the Hare Krishna society who was excommunicated by the parent organization for serious legal and moral transgressions, passed away in India.
The world continues to mourn the death of Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs, who passed away on Wednesday, October 5, hailing him as an innovator who forever changed the landscape of our lives. In offering our condolences, Hare Krishna devotees might be especially interested to reflect on some interesting connections between this remarkable man and our own faith tradition.
She was a wonderful, warm and beautifully eccentric woman. She was one of the key performers of the punk period and her powerful songs -perceptive poems about plastic society and consumerism still influence musicians. She was a member on ISKCON, who took initiation as Maharani Devi Dasi in 1983.
Radhika Raman Das (Paul Asanov) left this world on March 28, 2011, at about 12:00 Moscow time, in Vrindavan. The holy river Yamuna took him. Radhika Raman Das repeatedly became the best distributor of Srila Prabhupada's books in Russia, giving these great spiritual treasures to thousands of people
On behalf of ISKCON, its Governing Commission expresses its condolences on the departure of Sripada BV Narayana Maharaja.
Svayambhu Maharaja was born in a ksatriya family in 1935 as Subhas Chandra Nayak in the Orissan village Garaam. Braja Bandhu was his teacher from the 4th to the 7th grades. At that time he didn't know that his tutor would one day become known as Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja and would become Subhas' spiritual master.
Rasajna Dasi, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who inspired many through her creativity and devotion, passed away in Austin, Texas on December 28th. Her last days were spent in the company of her husband Greg Schroen and other loving family and friends, chanting Krishna’s name by her bedside.
"Suhotraji never nibbled at life, he took huge bites that would choke a person with weaker digestion. Some people think he was eccentric, but I don't think he was. He would move in a particular direction, in a particular way . . ." Murari dasa, a resident of Mayapur, remembers his long-time friend.
His Holiness A.C. Bhaktivaibhava Swami Offers Homage to Suhotra Prabhu