Source: End of Life Care Alachua FL
Ghanashyam Das, Certified Professional Chaplain presentation on Forgiveness.
Resentment impacts not only how we view relationships but also how we navigate the world around us. Unresolved resentment often gets in between us and Krishna, affecting both the quality and depth of our love for Him. If we want to deepen our connection and love for Krishna, we must traverse the difficult but rewarding road of forgiveness. Ghanashyam Das will help deepen our understanding of how resentment and forgiveness interplay in our lives.
Lecture: Russia, Vladivostok at 1 Oct 2021 (USA) / 2 Oct 2021 (RUS).
Source: ISKCON Mangalore
Reference on Ekadashi from scriptures:The purpose of ekādaśī-vrata is that today we should not eat much usual food, grains. The actual prescription is fasting. Nirjala-ekādaśī. Nirjala means there are many devotees who does not take even water. Water, drinking water, according to śāstra, it is taking food. It is drinking of food or no food. We can take both ways. So sometimes drinking of water is excused as upavāsa also. But there are many devotees who don't even..., drink even a drop of water. Whole day and night they fast and observe ekādaśī-vrata. And the night is called harivāsara. Harivāsara means the whole night they would chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma... This is called vrata. Dṛḍha-vrata. Dṛḍha-vrata. Dṛḍha means very firm, steady.But Kṛṣṇa is so kind that He has given us so many concessions. But we should be... Because there are some concessions, better we should not take advantage of the concession, but we should be very steady and strong in our conviction and perform devotional service strictly. That is nice. Vrataiḥ. Dharmato vrataiḥ. Parāvare brahmaṇi dharmato vrataiḥ snātasya [SB 1.5.7].Ref:- Swami Prabhupada Lecture on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.5.1-8, May 23, 1 969 New Vrindavan
Source: Tarak Mantra Music
A video of our "Sound Journey" events at the museum of sacred arts (MOSA) in Villa Vrindavana, Italy. These recordings are a compilation of the monthly events we held at the museum during the summer of 2021.
Source: ISKCON Ministry of Education
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Source: Karuna Productions
The pandemic has claimed millions of lives — ordinary humans, celebrities and saintly people alike — leaving loved ones grappling with the tragic loss and burning existential questions such as "why do bad things happen to good people?", "where do we find shelter from the tragedies of human life?" Among the lost treasures is the world-renowned spiritual teacher Bhakti Charu Swami from Bengal, India, who passed away due to complications from Covid-19 on July 4th, 2020, in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 74. The documentary by Karuna Productions captures his major life events and achievements while providing a glimpse into his inner journey seeking his ultimate shelter ("sharanagati"), through his own words, music and art.
Written & directed by Krisztina Danka, Ph.D. Executive producer: Rishi Singh Producers: Sharon Hamilton-Getz, Arundhati Biswas Director of photography: Filip Cargonja Produced by Karuna Productions, LLC
Source: Avelo Roy
It can be tricky to know what drives your relationship, love or lust. Vedic wisdom makes it really easy to identify that and help us structure our behavior based on the mood of service. So rather than competing we co-operate and collaborate in a relationship. It really works!
Source: Urban Devi
Rukmini Walker shares Meditations on Sri Radha: The Divine Feminine
Source: GBC SPT
GBC History: Episode 11: The Birth of Systematic Child Protection with Anuttama Das GBC SPT welcomes you to join the eleventh episode of GBC History series. This series is to encourage devotees to ask any questions pertaining to the GBC body, its conception to inception to execution. This week we have the honor to hear from Anuttama Das in conversation with Kaunteya Das about the systematic beginning of child protection in ISKCON.
About Anuttama Das As a student in political and social science at Michigan State University, USA, Anuttama Das found the university incapable to provide answers to the most important questions in life. Thus he chose to not complete his formal education. After exploring varied traditions ranging from Zen Buddhism to Methodism, he finally ended up in an ISKCON ashrama in Colorado in 1975. Although a skeptic, he vowed, after his first night at the temple, that he wouldn’t go back to things he’d found unfulfilling and would leave only if he found a better path to God. Anuttama Das was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan, India in 1976.
Anuttama Das began serving as leader of BBT book distribution and later he became president of the Denver temple the same Colorado ashram he had visited in 1975. He relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1993.
Anuttama Das has been a member of the GBC since 2000 and his GBC assignments are all in the USA: Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He is co-GBC in West Virginia. His vision for the future of ISKCON is that it will mature and grow to be a respected and influential culture and religion around the world. “ISKCON and the Vaishnava tradition have great gifts to share with the world, especially in these troubled times. I have faith that as ISKCON devotees become better qualified to follow and represent Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya, the great culture of Bhakti that they brought to the world will have tangible and long lasting effects.” Besides his GBC duties,
Anuttama Das currently serves as ISKCON’s International Director of Communications and is on the Board of the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. A founding member of Children of Krishna, and the Grihasta Vision Team, he is active in several interfaith initiatives in Washington, D.C., including the Religion Communicators Council. Under his direction, the communications office founded the annual Vaishnava-Christian Dialogue and Vaishnava-Muslim Dialogue as well as the North America’s Festival of Inspiration.Anuttama Dasa is a regular contributor to ISKCON News and has authored articles for the ISKCON Communications Journal, and several interfaith publications. He is also active in several religious freedom initiatives and networks with government and NGOs in Washington to promote religious freedom around the world.
Anuttama Das enacts his leadership goals by teaching the following seminars in ISKCON communities worldwide: “ISKCON’s Leadership and Management,” Communications Course,” “Guru Seminar,” and the new “Disciples Course,” all of which he helped co-author with teams of senior devotees. Anuttama Das and his wife, Rukmini Devi Dasi, own a business which for many years has been a principal source of revenue for the International Communications Ministry. They live in Rockville, Maryland and attend the local ISKCON temple in Potomac, Maryland.
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