JUNE 19 – JUNE 25 2017
Dear Friends and Patrons,
Hope this meets you all well.
We should be in harmony with our own consciousness; our mind, body and soul should be one in interest and purpose. And in that unified condition, we can actually express that innate love that we have found in our own life in everything we do in the world.
We extend a warm welcome to you and your family to join us for the classes and events this week at ISV!
This week we have:
Wednesday: Gita Wisdom by H.G Rama Giridhari Das
Friday: Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Disappearance Day Festival Celebrations
Saturday: “Management Principles from the lessons of Bharat Maharaj – Part 1” by H.G Damodar Vamsidhari Das
Sunday: “Jagannatha Ratha Yatra” – Sunday Feast Talk by H.G Navina Nirada Das
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 21 – GITA WISDOM
Join us to tonight to hear from the great spiritual text, Bhagavad Gita from our special visiting guest, H.G Rama Giridhari Prabhu who is the executive secretary to HH Hanumat Presaka Swami in the ministry of Education in ISKCON.
6:00pm: Gita Wisdom by H.G Rama Giridhari Das
8:00pm: Sandhya Arati followed by Prasadam
FRIDAY, JUNE 23 – BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA FESTIVAL
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura is a prominent preceptor Acharya in our succession of spiritual masters and disciples coming from Lord Krishna. He was a pioneering spiritual leader, a householder, a magistrate working in colonial India under the British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet. He wrote volumes of books reintroducing the pure teachings of Lord Chaitanya at a time when those teachings had practically become lost. He composed hundreds of devotional songs glorifying Krishna to uplift the consciousness of the suffering people of this world. Along with his devoted wife, Bhagavati Devi, he raised ten children, including the illustrious Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, who would become a great spiritual leader in his own time and the spiritual master of ISKCON’s founder-acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Above all, Bhaktivinoda Thakura taught devotion to Krishna by his personal example. His life story, excerpted below, demonstrates a tremendous amount of courage, character, and perseverance in the face of many difficulties and gives hope to those of us who may be wondering just how to find the time to serve Lord Sri Krishna, His holy names, and His devotees in our ever so busy lives.
In many ways, aspiring devotees of Krishna today owe a significant debt to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura for charting the course and laying the foundation for the modern-day Krishna consciousness movement. We cordially invite you to the disappearance day festival of this great acharya!
5:30pm Chanting and Hearing about Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
7:00pm MSF results offering to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
7:15pm Puspaanjali Offering to Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
7:30pm Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur Aarti & Sandhya
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 – SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM
Join us to dive deep within the beautiful narration of Srimad Bhagavatam this Saturday morning at ISV!
7.30am: “Management Principles from the Life of Bharat Maharaj – Part 1” by H.G Damodar Vamsidhari Das
10:00am: Guru puja followed by Prasadam
SUNDAY, JUNE 25- SUNDAY FEAST
We cordially welcome you to our Sunday feast program filled with spiritual discussions, arati, kirtans and prasadam.
3:00pm – 5:00pm: “Jagannatha Ratha Yatra” – Sunday feast talk by H.G Navina Nirada Das
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