Radhastami is the day we celebrate the birth of Srimati Radharani, Lord Krishna's eternal consort. Radharani’s birth occurred on the eighth day of the bright moon in the month of Bhadra. Although generally not full on that day, the moon appeared full to celebrate Radharani’s appearance in this world, because of this Radhashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the bright fortnight (shukla paksha ashtami) in the month of Bhadra (August/September).
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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!
Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. So when param brahma wants to enjoy... That enjoying spirit is there in the param brahma. Otherwise we cannot have this enjoying spirit. Because we are part and parcel, therefore we have got that enjoying spirit; but that is materially contaminated. But the fact is there, because Krishna,
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Rukmini Walker shares Meditations on Sri Radha: The Divine Feminine
“We have to see that nobody goes hungry within a 10-mile radius,” Srila Prabhupada said during the Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur in 1973. Inspired by this statement, volunteers for the non-profit organization Hunger-Free Zone are ensuring that no one within ten miles of their kitchen in Baltimore goes hungry.
Guyana's President Dr. Irfaan Ali Honors Srila Prabhupada with a Visit to Hare Krishna Study Centre in Cummings Lodge
The celebrations to mark the 125th birth anniversary of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada were attended by many guests of honor. Srila Prabhupada, who passed away in 1977, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also in Guyana knows as the Hare Krishna Movement. The festival spanned five days - from 27 to 31 August 2021, with the Guyanese President's visit and reception on 29 August being the highlight of the diverse program of celebrations.
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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.