His Holiness Bhakti Vasudeva Swami Visits San Diego

Today we share with you a post published by ISKCON, San Diego at http://www.krishnasd.com/  They feel fortunate to have yet another exalted guest: His Holiness Bhakti Vasudeva Swami.

His Holiness Bhakti Vasudeva Swami
visits ISKCON (Hare Krishna) of San Diego

His Holiness Bhakti Vasudeva Swami was born in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and took diksha initiation from His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami in 1986. In only a few months, he became part of the management committee and later the President of Lagos State Chapter of ISKCON. He was nominated as the Regional Secretary for Nigeria and the West African sub-region in the spring of 1990. In February 2009, Bhakti Vasudeva Swami received sannyasa initiation from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami in Mayapur India. Maharaja travels extensively lecturing on Bhakti Yoga.
 

Maharaja’s schedule is as follows:

    July 23rd: ISKCON San Deigo Family Picnic. 1:30 pm  Mission Bay.
    July 24th: Srimad Bhagavatam lecture at  the temple. 7:30 am – 8:30 am.
    July 24th: Sunday Krsna Fest Lecture at the temple. 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
    July 27th, Wednesday: Srimad Bhagavatam lecture at  the temple. 7:30 am – 8:30 am.
    July 29th, Friday: Srimad Bhagavatam lecture at  the temple. 7:30 am – 8:30 am.

More information here:
http://www.krishnasd.com/2011/07/visit-by-his-holiness-bhakti-vasudeva-swami/

ISKCON - 1030 Grand Ave. - San Diego (Pacific Beach) - CA 92109



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Nandafalva Mela 2011

International Vaishnava Melas
in Nandafalva, Hungary Yatra


The Mela at Nandafalva is an ideal place for Vaishnavas, families, children & friends of the bhakti tradition to meet each and every year.

Invitation 2011

The Mela at Nandafalva is an inspiration for the whole year for big and little ones. It is also an opportunity to “take a holiday from your habits”.  A chance to step out from the daily grind, in the association of kindred spirits for one week to pamper one another and exchange an intensive spirit.

 
Mela means learning, serving & vacationing in Nandafalva together with Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Govardhan, Radha Gopivallabha, with the Acaryas, with the spiritual Masters, the Sadhus, the Vaishnavas, the families, friends and last but not least, with the children to celebrate.  Mela also means commemoration; it’s a feast, a festival with loving exchange, for giving and receiving.

http://nandafalva.hu/index_en.htm
http://mela.nandafalva.hu/?lang=en


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Eighth annual Mediterranean Traveling Festival of India

Mediterranean Festival Tour Boldly Takes the
Holy Name Where No Harinama Has Gone Before


By Madhava Smullen for 
ISKCON News on 23 Jul 2011

Twenty devotees from all over Europe as well as the USA and Mexico have departed from the ISKCON temple in Karlovac, Croatia on July 15th for a great spiritual adventure: the eighth annual Mediterranean Traveling Festival of India.

The festival tour will travel along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, visiting around eighty cities in ten countries: Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania, where it will conclude at the end of August. In each city, devotees hope to enliven streets and squares with their colorful displays of devotion and beautiful singing of the Hare Krishna mantra.

The festival’s humble beginnings in 2004 saw five devotees cram into one car, along with their Deities, musical instruments, food, and books, and hold “harinamas”- public street chanting shows - along the Croatian coast. But with every passing year, the tour grew, becoming one of the biggest contributors to spreading the Holy Name in ISKCON.

The unique specialty of the tour, which is organized by the Avadhuta cultural association in cooperation with ISKCON, is to hold harinamas in cities and even countries where the Holy Name has never been publicly chanted before.

 

The experience is exciting, but also dangerous, for the history of ISKCON’s efforts in many of these countries has been fraught with problems with their governments and fanatical dominant religious groups.

Mohan feels sure of the Lord’s protection again this year, when the tour will be holding Harinamas in the cities of Bihac, Bosnia, which is 90% percent Muslim, and Durres, Albania which is 100% Muslim. It will also be visiting the only remaining European country where Harinama has never been held before - Kosovo, which is half Muslim and half Orthodox.



“We expect all the local people to be chanting and dancing in ecstasy,” Mohan says. “Every tour, something amazing happens. For instance last year, we were invited to the wedding of seventy-two couples in a mountain forest of Macedonia. The wedding was under the Orthodox Church, but still everyone responded happily and with enthusiasm while we sang the Maha-mantra.”

“The Hare Krishna mantra is so powerful,”
Mohan says. “Sometimes we are positively awestruck by the miracles it causes… Year after year, we constantly see people and cities so easily transformed by its potency. Our audience each year is 500,000 to 600,000 people, and we feel that there is no greater joy, and no greater service, than giving Krishna to so many. It is such a beautiful feeling to go to some new country under the flag of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and give new people His mercy.”

 

For more information about the tour, with the schedule, news, and photos visit: http://avadhuta.hr/index-eng.php
or 
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002536827953

To donate towards the tour, please visit:

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Sripad Bhakti Vichar Vishnu Maharaj Preaching in Europe

Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
Preaching Program

Today we share two videos from the preaching touring Sripad Bhakti Vichar Vishnu Maharaj and Sripad Srikanta Das Prabhu from the Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math to Europe.
  
Nagar Sankirtan July 2011 with BV Vishnu maharaj SCGM.wmv





Srila BV Vichar Vishnu Maharaja 
Rohini speaks about Vrindavan - vimeo.com

Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
Founder Acharya:
Om Vishnupada 108 Sri Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaj

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Srila Swami B. V. Visnu Preaching Tour

Srila Swami B. V. Visnu
Visits Mexico

The Academia Vaisvana Mexico from VRINDA - Vrindavan Institute for Vaisnava Culture and Studies,  mission founded by Srila Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Swami Maharaj - has announced the visit of Srila Swami B. V. Visnu in Mexico City, Mexico.


Srila Bhakti Vicar Visnu Maharaja is the vice-president of the World Vaishnava Association (WVA), disciple of Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami Maharaja, founder acharya of the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission, and he will lecture on "The Responsibility and the Spiritual Path"

Date:
Monday, July 18

Time:
6:00 pm

Venue:
Allende 33 Col. Centro
Casi Esquina Belisario Dominguez
Mexico City, Mexico


Contact:
TE:  5529 5375/7563
www.vrinda.com.mx
mxacademiavaisnava@gmail.com

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More on Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaja's Preaching Tour


The Sri Gopinath Math's Blog (http://gopinathmath.wordpress.com/) has informed that Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhajan Maharaj, the current president and acarya of the Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math (Founder Acharya: His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Maharaj) - http://www.gopinathmath.com/, continues his ecstatic preaching tour through America.


Today we share with you news reported by Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhajan Maharaja himself:

Safe Arrival in Costa Rica
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dear Devotees,
Dandavat Pranams.

All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupada and Guru-Parampara (disciplic succession).
Please accept the blessing of my beloved Srila Gurudeva, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Maharaj, and convey the same to all members in your congregation.
I have reached in Costa Rica timely and safely. My present cell (PP) phone number is +50686858840 and +50688971259. I will leave this place on 12th morning and start for Miami again.

Haribol.
Sincerely yours in the services of the Supreme Lord and His associates,

BB Bodhayan

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