Dear Disciples: “A Treasure Chest Of Blessings,” the last lecture on our recent tour of Russia is now available on www.narottam.com.
We are beginning registration for our Kartika parikrama which will take place in Vrindavan from October 8 – November 9. Myself and Bada Haridas prabhu will be heading up the program. We will be visiting several new places. Participation is limited to 300 devotees, so sign up soon! The parikrama schedule is posted on: http://kartikparikrama.com/2014-parikrama-schedule/. Anyone wanting to be notified about registration updates can enter their email address in this form : http://goo.gl/WkXoXA. For any further information contact Rasika Siromani dasi at: Rasikasiromani.email@example.com. Sri Radhe!
This summer we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Festival of India tour along the Baltic Sea coast in Poland. It began auspiciously yesterday with our first program in Kolobrzeg. As always, thousands of people came and were introduced to Krsna consciousness in a most attractive way. The festivals continue every day through the summer up until August 29. Srila Prabhupada, it is all for your pleasure. Please give us your blessings!
Many people try and avoid crowds during their summer vacation. They find a a quiet place to relax and enjoy a few days of peace and solitude. But that’s not the case for the devotees of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu! They search out the most crowded places and share the ecstasy of chanting and dancing to the holy names with the mass of people. Such are our summer days along the Baltic Sea coast in Poland.
So far the summer days on the Baltic Sea coast have been mostly bright and sunny. Taking advantage, our festival team can be seen everywhere; on the beaches, in the towns and villages and performing on stage each night.
Mielno has a reputation of being a tough town especially during the summer when thousands of young men and women come to drink and party in the many bars and discos around town. But for 3 days this week our harinama party and festivals flooded Mielno with the nectar of the holy names. Both the gentle and the ruffians chanted and danced along with us in great ecstasy. All glories to Sri Krsna samkirtan!
Dear Devotees: I would like to draw your attention to the following website: The Ukrainian Vaisnava Refugee Fund [ http://help-ukrainian-refugees.org ] which has been set up to assist a growing number of devotees who are being displaced by the ongoing fighting in Eastern Ukraine. The situation is very dangerous and the devotees there require our help. Please donate for this worthy cause if you can!
The 20th anniversary of Polish Woodstock is only 2 weeks away. The organizers are expecting 500,000 people. As always, our Krsna’s Village of Peace will be right in the center of the action. On their official poster below you’ll see our village advertised right in the center. We’ll be doing daily Ratha Yatra’s through the crowds, 18-hour bhajans in the Kirtan Tent, cooking demos, yoga classes, gopi dots, Questions and Answers tent and much, much more. This year we also plan to distribute 130,000 full plates of prasadam. Why not join us for one of ISKCON’s most historic preaching events? There is plenty of service to do. Dates are: July 30 and 31 and August 1 and 2. Four days. Contact me at: Indradyumna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s newspapers reported a terrible plane crash, crimes, scandals, murders and ongoing fighting in wars around the world. We live in troubled times. The only hope is Krsna consciousness, which quickly brings relief from the miseries of material life. That antidote is delivered in the form of blissful chanting and dancing to the holy names of the Lord. Our humble contribution to that effort is our daily harinams and festivals along the northern beaches of Poland. May Krsna grant us the strength to continue this program for many years to come!
Every day we chant the holy names of the Lord for hours along the beaches of the Baltic Sea coast. Each evening thousands of people attend our festivals and many chant along with us. We are happy and satisfied serving the mission of our glorious spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada.
“When people properly glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead, or simply hear about His power, the Lord personally enters their hearts and cleanses away every trace of misfortune, just as sun removes the darkness or as a powerful wind drives away the clouds.”
[Srimad Bhagavatam 12.12.48 ]