Invitation to the Grand Appearance Celebration of Sri Nityananda Prabhu

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When: Saturday February 23rd, 2013 from 3PM – 8PM.

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees from SCSM New Jersey in the grand appearance celebration of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

The festivals include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

For your satisfaction we offer this audio of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s talk on Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Appearance Day from February 24, 1994.

Srila Sridhar Maharaja & Srila Swami Maharaja Conversation 06/27/1973 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwip Dhama

We offer this for the pleasure of the devotees, with full gratitude to the Bengali translators for the portions in bold type completed during February 2013. Bracketed “[ ]” text and some edits by Swami B.K. Giri.

Please Note: All transcriptions such as this are more or less works in progress presented with the expectation of future corrections and simultaneously with the intent to satisfy the hearts of the devotees eager to have these great talks available in text form for study and research.

Much work has been done by many devotees to produce these transcripts. We do not know the names of every transcriber, nor, in many cases, can we properly attribute their work to a specific transcript.

During the past few years Sriman Paramananda dasa Adhikari (UK) has been continuously engaged Read More...

A Message from Sriman Bimalananda dasa, formerly Bhakta Ben, Announcing His Initiation

From: Bimalananda das
Subject: My New E-mail Address
Date: February 9, 2013 9:20:20 AM EST
To: My Friends

This is the new e-mail address of Bimalananda das, formally Benjamin, a.k.a. Coe.

Today (Friday, 8 February 2013) I was initiatied into the line of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His mission to spread Krishna Consciousness throughout the world by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaj Prabhupad,
Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and my instructing spiritual master.

He has graciously taken me under the shelter of his lotus feet, bestowed me with a devotional name, and given me a purpose when previously I had none. He is my saviour and my master, the distributor of Krishna’s Mercy, and the only hope I have, and for all the rest of my days I shall serve him with Read More...

Srimati Anuradha devi dasi gets a replacement Tulsi mala from Srila BK Giri Maharaja (1/6/13)

Srimati Anuradha devi dasi gets a replacement Tulsi mala from Srila Govinda Maharaja’s rtvik SCS Math Acaryya Srila BK Giri Maharaja attended by Sriman Radha-Syama dasa brahmachari

Anuradha devi dasi leads the singing of Sri Guru Arati
in glorification of Srila Govinda Maharaja.

Anuradha devi dasi and her son Krsna dasa.

Anuradha devi dasi receiving her new Tulsi mala and letter
from Srila Giri Maharaja, SCS Math, NJ,
rtvik for Srila Govinda Maharaja.

Anuradha devi dasi received her new Tulsi mala from Srila Govinda Maharaja’s rtvik, Acaryya of SCS Math, Srila BK Giri Maharaja during our Sunday pragram at Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram. Anuradha d.d. led the servitors in singing Sri Guru Arati. Sriman Radha-Syama dasa brahmachari Read More...

Sri Govinda Ashram servitors go to recovery center to preach and distribute books (1/5/13)

Sri Govinda Ashram servitors go to recovery center to preach and distribute books

Attended by Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa, and bhakta Ben

Commentary by Indra Bandhu dasa.

Photos by Indra Bandhu dasa and Jess (a resident at Bridgeway)

Commentary by Indra Bandhu dasa:

Bhakta Ben and I went to Bridgeway Recovery Center in Salem, Oregon to visit someone named Will bhakta Ben had met who invited us to the center. Will expressed he was interested in some new books, and that he wished to hear about the Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram and Krishna Consciousness. Bhakta Ben and I came prepared with books and an openness to speak on all related topics, and to share with any other interested individuals there. I did not take or ask for pictures from anyone but us and Will, due to privacy concerns.

Upon arriving, bhakta Ben and I had to sign in and wait for Will in the general TV and “hang out” area of the center. An employee of the center came to ask questions, and wanted further information, she made positive remarks about our program Read More...

Bhakta Ben flying to the lotus feet of Srila Gurudeva, SCS Math Acharya Srila B.K. Giri Maharaja

Dear Srila Giri Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

NOTE: The following post was from a letter sent to Srila Gurudeva at the SCS Math in regards to developments at the Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram, bhakta Ben’s travel arrangements, etc. I added text in brackets for the clarity of the reader.

Bhakta Ben has arranged a flight to New Jersey arriving Tuesday, January 15th at 10:45 AM. He has not cut a return ticket, and would like to visit until at least mid-February, and is looking to be a help not a hindrance out there. He’s been helpful here, and I think he’ll be a joy to have out there as well. He does have some personal income for food [to offer to the SCS Math rather than thinking to be served by the Math and live off the Math]. I’m looking to start Read More...