JUNE 5 – JUN 11 2017
Dear Friends and Patrons,
Hope this meets you all well and experiencing Lord Krsna’s love!
Gratitude is a divine virtue that is so important that other divine virtues could not exist without it. Spirituality grows like seeds within our heart. The goodness of our lifestyle protects that seed. Our spiritual practice of chanting God’s names, reading scriptures, doing seva for God and others waters that seed. But gratitude is what makes the ground fertile so that all these other virtues will actually have its maximum effect. A fertile soil allows the seed to have deep roots and grow very strong and for that a grateful heart is essential.
We extend a warm welcome to you and your family to join us for the classes and events this weekend at ISV!
This week we have:
Wednesday: “Snana Yatra – Service in Separation” by H.G Navina Nirada Das
Saturday: Vyasapuja Celebrations of H.H Indradyumna Swami
Sunday: Sunday Feast Talk by H.H Hanumat Presaka Swami
Watch us Live! In case you are unable to make it, you can also join us through audio conference or watch live broadcast. The details are available at www.IskconSiliconValley.com.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7 – GITA WISDOM
Snana yatra is the bathing ceremony observed in Jagannath Puri which marks the first occasion in the year when the deities of Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra are brought out and given ceremonial bath. After the snana yatra, the Lords are traditionally believed to fall ill and are kept in a private room for a fortnight to recuperate in privacy. This is a great period of separation for the devotees who cannot get to see their beloved Lords. How do we understand this pastime of the Lord? Join us Wednesday night to learn the wisdom and sweet mysterious pastimes of Lord Jagannath revolving around the snana yatra ceremony.
6.00 pm: “Snana Yatra – Service in Separation” by H.G Navina Nirada Das
8:00 pm: Sandhya Arotik followed by Prasadam
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 – VYASAPUJA CELEBRATIONS
With great happiness in our hearts, we invite you the Vyasapuja (honoring the spiritual master on his birthday) celebrations of HH Indradyumna Swami. Do not miss this rare occasion!
8:30 am – Meaning of Vyasa Puja
8:45 am – 9 am : Bathing of Maharaja’s lotus feet
9 am – 10:30 am : Offerings by disciples, well-wishers (Break at 9:45 am for 10 mins)
10:30 – 11 am : Talk by Vaisesika Prabhu and Mother Nirakula
11 am – 11:30 am : Talk by HH Indradyuma Swami Maharaj
11:30 am – 12:00 pm : Guru Puja (everyone offers flowers/gifts and gets a return gift)
12:00 pm : Cake cutting followed by Prasadam
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 – SUNDAY FEAST
We cordially welcome you to our Sunday feast program filled with spiritual discussions, arati, kirtans and prasadam. This week, we are fortunate to host our special visiting speaker, HH Hanumat Presaka Swami!
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Sunday feast talk by H.H Hanumat Presaka Swami
5:00pm: Sandhya Aartik followed by Announcements and Prasadam
If you would like to sponsor a Sunday Feast, to commemorate a special occasion (like birthday or wedding anniversary) or just in general, please write to us at email@example.com. We will offer the bhoga to the Deities and serve prasadam to all the devotees in your name. Donation amount for the Sunday Feast is $301 only
BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS – Chapter A Day (CHAD)
CHAD is a worldwide alliance of devotees who chant at least one chapter of Bhagavad-gita As It Is every day. Please dial in everyday @ 5:45am.
Online Meeting Link:
Dial-In Number (United States): (563) 999-2090, Access Code: 123936