New video-project filmed for Gita Nagari Farm.
Oriented for students from colleges and universities around the East Coast. Gita Nagari EcoFarm and Sanctuary provides a safe platform for team build among the students during alternative breaks. High fives to Rana Mohamed Kate Sweeney & Helen Mendenhall from Penn State for sharing their experience for this video.
Directed by: https://www.instagram.com/dennis_films
Source: Nava Vraja-dhama
Krishna Valley is the largest and most well organized ecological community in Hungary, and of Central-Europe. It has been established since 1993. In our farm communities like Krishna Valley we offer an alternative toward a more sustainable, carefree, happy and peaceful future.
Krishna Valley's 110 acres, which used to be pasture land for sheep in the past, is home to a great variety of species. There are more than 950 different species of trees and bushes in its botanical garden, which enables us (besides education) to preserve the values of nature and to find and research new varieties of edible plants. Self-sufficiency has been our basic principle since the beginning with the help of community work, social development and traditional technologies.
For more information, please visit: https://www.navavrajadhama.hu/en
The Maha Mantra is composed of Divine names: 'Hare' - the divine feminine; 'Krishna' - the all-attractive; 'Rama' - the reservoir of all pleasure. These divine names clean the mirror of the heart, removing the dust and grime of misconception and false identity; allowing us to see our true reflection. The divine names are compared to a monsoon cloud, deep, beautiful and heavily laden with cooling rain, able to fully extinguish the ‘maha-davagni’ the blazing forest fire of material suffering. In the same way that monsoon rains quench the parched earth and bring verdant life back to the forests and plains, the sacred names revive the heart that has been thirsty for time immemorial. The saint and divine avatar, Shri Chaitanya, compares the heart to a Kairava flower: a night blooming lily that opens as the moon rises. As the beautiful moon of the divine names arise within the inner sky, the heart naturally opens, revealing its natural beauty and releasing its beautiful fragrance. The vibration of the sacred names awakens the innate beauty of the soul and uncovers our deepest potential.
Welcome to Episode Two of Off The Altar Podcast, with our very special guest Dhanya Rico. Dhanya Rico is a 2nd generation practitioner of Krsna Consciousness. She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Dhanya holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education and holds a Specialist’s degree in Couples and Family therapy. She is passionate about developing therapeutic tools that incorporate Bhakti principles and practices as means of reconnecting with our essential nature. Dhanya is also a singer/songwriter and kirtan artist who has traveled the world sharing the message of Krsna Consciousness, performing her original musical compositions as well as collaborating with the renowned Kirtan group, Mayapuris. She currently lives in Alachua, Florida, as part of the ISKCON New Raman Reti community, where she serves as a member of the local Child Protection Team.
Road to Vrindavan - online film premiere is available to stream March 30th, 8 PM - April 5th, 6 PM EDT https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/roadtovrindavan
Road to Vrindavan examines the importance of education for girls in India and the insight needed for tradition to be applied in ways that uplift rather than oppress its future.
- Online Premiere Information -
Dates: Available to stream March 30th, 8 PM - April 5th, 6 PM EDT
Cost: Free. A donation is strongly encouraged to support girl's educations at the Sandipani Muni School in Vrindavan, India.
Reviews: Described as "heartbreaking yet incredibly hopeful’" and "brave, honest, and beautiful."
Synopsis: On a life-changing journey across India, culture, and progress collide as a former Krishna monk re-examines traditional gender roles. Just as he is understanding the barriers girls face, he is hit with a challenge that sends him on a new line of discovery. Will education bring them true equality or simply transform them into caged butterflies? How do you ensure lasting change?
Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara Das) interviews Cristina Casanova (Krishna Lila Dasi) about the confluence of Bhakti teachings and contemporary family and personal therapy.
More information: https://gitawisdom.org
“India’s Book of Wisdom—The Bhagavata Purana”. See more from Bhagavata Purana Research Project here.
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Although he took various cautionary measures to avoid it, Sivarama Swami recently had coronavirus. In this interview, Sivarama Swami shares his experiences.
A discussion with Vaishnavi Minister Radha Dasi. A video by the GBC SPT.
Govinda Priya Dasi discusses spiriual topics with Radhika Ramana Das. Radhika Ramana Das, also known as Dr. Ravi M. Gupta, is a notable Vaishnava scholar. Presently, he is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and a member of the faculty at Bhaktivedanta College. He received his doctorate from Oxford University on the topic of Jiva Goswami’s Vedanta,and has a Post Doctoral Fellowship from Linacre College.He grew up in Boise Idaho where his academic accomplishments were documented in the Idaho Statesman.On April 17, 2008, he met with Pope Benedict XVI and presented a gift to him on behalf of the Hindu American community. He is a disciple of Hanumatpreshaka Swami. - A video by ISKCON GBC SPT.
Fifty years ago, a 70-year-old spiritual teacher from India arrives in the West and settles among the hippies of New York’s Lower East Side. From a tiny storefront, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami starts a revolution of consciousness influencing tens of thousands in the U.S. and worldwide. But what happens to his movement after their charismatic leader’s passing? Will it survive? Will it change? Can an ancient Eastern spiritual tradition be relevant in the modern 21st century? -- Among others, the film features Vaishnavism-scholar Tom Hopkins, who passed on February 20, 2021 at age 91. A film by ISKCON Communications and Karuna Productions.