ISV Extension program covers all the outreach programs conducted by ISKCON of Silicon Valley (ISV), Mountain View, California. ISV Extension is specifically divided into four tracks such as Home Programs or Bhakti Vriksha Programs, University/College or Youth programs, Corporate programs & Innovation programs. ISV extension is a core branch of ISV that focus broadly on strengthening, developing & unifying the spiritual, cultural, educational and social services of ISKCON community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all our congregation members. Please contact for more details – isvextension@gmail.com

Home/Bhakti Vrksha
12

University/Youth
2

Corporate
5

Innovation
4

  • Home
  • Univ/Youth
  • Corporate
  • Innovation
ISV Extension (Home Programs / Bhakti Vrksha) – This program enables our congregation members to meet in respective homes and discuss the spiritual aspects of the Vedic culture and gain access to the message of the books of Srila Prabhupada. Bhakti vrksha class held at different locations in the houses of devotees and temple for two hours on a particular day of week at their convenience.
We have different center in different cities and many cell leaders of ISV community are conducting the programs, if you want to participate in any of the center, please contact isvextension@gmail.com

San Jose North- Krishna Dharma Das
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program: “To engage people who are like minded in Krishna Conscious activities like introducing to Bhagavatgita, chanting the holy name, Krishna prasadam etc..”
Fremont- Sundarananda Das
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program: Bhakti Cultivation
Santa Clara- Sri Krishna Prusottama Das
Frequency: Weekly
Radha Madhava Bhakti Vriksha Objectives:
1. Dedicated to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
2. This Bhakti Vriksha is branch of iskcon of silicon valley
3. Systematic Reading of holy books Bhagavad Gita and Śrīmad Bhāgavatam by Srila Prabhupada.
4. Chanting of Krishna’s Holy Names
San Jose/Santa Clara- Tulasi Lata devi dasi
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program: Introducing BG to housewives
Santa Clara- Bhagavati devi dasi
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program: Reading Srimad Bhagavatam.
Saratoga- Sharad Kumar
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program: To preach to the new devotees, gather same cultural background, my office colleagues.
San Jose West- Balimardana Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: Generate interest in KC
Pleasanton-Dublin – Hari Sankirtan Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: To have a base for people from the Dublin – Pleasanton – Livermore – San Ramon area so that they can get access to BG classes.
Cupertino- Sukhesvari devi dasi, Class by Srivas Pandit Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: Newcomers getting exposed to Krishna consciousness.
Santa Clara- Krishna Chaitanyananda Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: Conducting Kirtans during special occasions like Birthday, Anniversaries or festivals.
San Jose/Santa Clara- Vipul Sutrave
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: Discussing Srimad Bhagavatam; hearing and chanting in association
Foster city- Shraddha devi dasi & Mukharavinda Das
Frequency: Occasionally
Purpose of the Program: Bring devotees together and discuss Bhagavad-gita and encourage them to come to the temple.
ISV Extension (University / College / Youth Programs) – This program enables our students community of local university & colleges such as Santa Clara, SJSU, Stanford and many more. It also help the youth community to develop their leadership quality and service attitude towards the community. This program engages youth in spiritual service activities that promote increased awareness of the needs of the Vedic culture and the development of individual community service self-efficacy, and positive emotional and behavioral health.
Please contact for more details – isvextension@gmail.com

San Jose State University- Sri Govinda Datta Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: Conducting Kirtan and BG discussion on the University campus.
Stanford University- Harivamsa Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: Conducting cooking classes, Kirtan and DYS program on the University campus.

ISV extension (Corporate Programs) – This program is an ISV outreach effort to provide valuable scientific and holistic spiritual knowledge to every spirit soul part of working corporate community at Bay area. This programs develops the highly potential, and Innovative Silicon Valley corporate employees to gain immense cultural & spiritual values that helps them to be a very happy and satisfied person helping at Home and Office front. Many corporate employees are using Match and Volunteer hours and this effort aims in reciprocating ISV good will of benefits back to corporates in turn for their people development. We plan having weekly, and monthly programs at these corporates offices within the approved guidelines, framework and policies of each corporate entity and help employees participate in it. Please contact for more details – isvextension@gmail.com

Corporate Gita Study
We cordially invite you to participate in a novel initiative – “Corporate Gita Study”, an initiative to bring Bhagavad Gita right at your work place, nay, right at your desk. All the more relevant for the fast paced Bay Area culture, the timeless principles of Bhagavad Gita delineates the wisdom to lead a wholesome balanced life.

When : Friday, 12 pm – 1 pm (lunch time).
Where : Online (On your RSVP, you will be invited to join a communication portal through which you will receive weekly webinar call details)

RSVP or more info:  Email isvextension@gmail.com

Some of the benefits of Gita Study through these sessions, to name a few are:

  • Mindfulness at work.
  • Understanding law of karma and nature in action.
  • Principles and applications of yoga and meditation.
  • Crisis resolution through the lens of Bhagavad Gita.
  • Relationship management.
  • Forgiveness as a corporate success tool

Corporate Gita study

Google- Sundarananda Das
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program: To share Krsna consciousness with Googlers.
Intel- Sri Govinda Datta Das
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program: To bring BG Wisdom to workplace; Online BG verse by verse discussion.
CISCO- Sharad Kumar/Vipul Sutrave
Frequency: Weekly
Purpose of the Program:
SAP- Balimardana Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: To educate the SAP Employees related to BG.
Apple- Ram-rati Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly
Purpose of the Program: BG Reading and chanting at Apple from last Advent of Bhagvad Gita.
This program is focused towards the development of connecting the western audience to the teaching of Srila Prabhupada in a very simplified and sublime manner. This program is coined in the name of Kirtan Connect i.e. connects to the local western people of the Bay Area, California. Kirtan Mellows help the current ISV Congregations members to take benefit by organizing one time Kirtan event at their home.It also covers few other interesting programs run by the congregation member of ISKCON of Silicon Valley such as Atma program etc.. Please contact for more details – isvextension@gmail.com

Kirtan Connect- SriKumar Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly, Palo Alto
Purpose of the Program: Urban/Western Outreach. Not an regular ISKCON program. Customized for Western/multi-cultural audience.

Short Term Goals:
• Kirtan is digestible, but Bhakti is not
○ To start & maintain a regular hangout place where kirtan connects to bhakti through
○ the yoga of sound vibrations (kirtans)
○ the yoga of the belly (prasad) &
○ the yoga of the heart (friendship and association)
• Make it easy to approach, grow and give out bhakti

Long Term Goals:
• To step-by-step cultivate and nourish interested folks towards Krishna Consciousness
• Develop a Bhakti Café and comfortable Reading Room, to give everyone easier access to Bhakti
○ Basically an interim step before coming to an ISKCON temple
• Transform the “Cult” thought, into “Culture” of the Hare Krishna’s

San Bruno Kirtan- Damodar Vamsidhari Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly, San Bruno
Purpose of the Program:
Atma- Sundarananda Das
Frequency: Bi-weekly, Mountain View
Purpose of the Program:
Kirtan Mellows – Koladwip Pran Das / Gaurav Verma

Frequency:
On Demand/weekly/bi-weekly, Private Homes@Silicon Valley

Goals:
Spread the holy names of Lord in every town, every village of Bay area to fulfill the prophecy of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Sweeten & deepen the relationship of the devotees with the Lord’s potencies
Create more kirtan talent in the ISV congregation, and further fuel the kirtan explosion
Description:

Kirtan combines chanting of a sacred mantra or spiritual sound vibration with melodious music that revives one’s original spiritual consciousness. The beauty of Kirtan lies in the purity of its chanting and as one experiences a taste for it, one simply yearns for more Kirtan, truly is an experience like no other!

At ISKCON of Silicon Valley, we are dedicated to bring the matchless gift of Kirtan Mellows to each and every home in the Bay Area. Our Founder-Acarya, His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, commented on this in one of his books (Perfection of Yoga) as follows:

“In India there are sacred places where yogis go to meditate in solitude, as prescribed in Bhagavad-gita. Traditionally, yoga cannot be executed in a public place, but insofar as kirtan—mantra-yoga, or the yoga of chanting the Hare Krishna mantra: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare—is concerned, the more people present, the better. This can easily be performed in one’s own home, with a small group of friends or with many people in a large public place.”

I would like to host a Kirtan event at my place

 
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