July 27, 2005
Gallery: Seva on the Santa Cruz Wharf. Many servitors help sell paintings at various locations in order to raise funds for the Ashram. Beginning last month, they have added the scenic Santa Cruz wharf for Sunday sales.

July 3, 2005
Program announcement: The Art of Spiritual Living in the Modern World - Lessons in Bhagavad Gita. A large Indian program including lecture and discourse to be held in San Jose on Sunday July 31, 2005. Interested participants are invited to fill in the Program Registration Form for us to get an idea about attendance.

June 26, 2005
Article: Interviews during the recent Installation Anniversary at the Soquel Seva Ashram earlier this month. Illustrated web-page by Vaidehi Dasi complementing the Installation Anniversary Video posted on 19th June.

June 21, 2005
Gallery: Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Preaching with kirtan, books and devotee association at the recent Harmony Festival. Pictures with write-up.

June 19, 2005
Video: Installation Anniversary at the Soquel Seva Ashram earlier this month. Documentary by Vaidehi Dasi, including interviews with the local devotees headed by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj. (MPEG-4 and RealMedia: 9 minutes, 50 seconds)

June 15, 2005
Article: A World Tour interview with Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj. His Holiness replies to questions about how he joined Krishna consciousness back in the late 1960's, and about the many developments in the years since then up to the present day.

Article: A World Tour interview with Phulamala Devi Dasi describing to Vaidehi Devi Dasi her beautiful experience of how she joined the dots and came to the shelter of our Srila Gurudevas.

June 7, 2005
Article: Ramping up for the Rainbow by Sudha Krsna Prabhu introducing this year's Rainbow Gathering to be held in West Virginia, and inviting volunteers to assist with the devotees' Simply Wonderful seva program led by Nitya Hari Prabhu.

May 31, 2005
Devotees' new Vegetarian Cafe in downtown Santa Cruz is a winner with the locals. Krishna Madhuri Devi Dasi and Dinartiharo Prabhu head the team of devotees running 'Jumping Monkey' which this week received a particularly good review in the discerning Metroactive Dining section of the local Metro newspaper.

April 25, 2005
Californian Vaishnava Wall Calendar. For easy reference a wall calendar is now available (70K pdf file) with the main Vaishnava festival dates and fasting dates through to Sri Gaura Purnima 2006. This is in addition to the full list of dates for Soquel California with adjusted Ekadashi Dates, paran times, and additional local festivals already available on-line in pdf format: full list as consecutive pages, and full list laid out ready for printing (200 K each). These calendars have been prepared by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj.

April 19, 2005
Gallery: Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival at the Soquel Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram. Two pages by Vaidehi Dasi of pictures with captions.

Article: The Advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. A summary of the the section of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta describing Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's appearance.

Article: The Gift of Giving by Krishnalata Devi Dasi on returning from visiting Srila Gurudev last month in Soquel. She begins her article:
"I returned with the same fire that burns ever so brightly in the Soquel devotees' service mood and desire to meet Srila Gurudev's expectations and needs. This is the fire of devotional service and dedication to Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga."

Article: Holiday Celebrations with Srila Gurudev. Two descriptions of celebrations in Soquel in February this year: Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day by Vrindavanesvari Dasi, and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day by Vaidehi Dasi.

Gallery: Sweet Sweet Honey Bees. Hasyapriya Prabhu explains:
"Like all of the devotees in our community, the trees, the water from the land, even our honey bees who help pollinate the fruit trees are eagerly offering their 'fruits' to His Divine Grace." In these photos Hasyapriya Prabhu at the Soquel Ashram shares with us the process of making honey. (Pictures with captions)

March 9, 2005

Article: Question of the week: Why is Mangal Arati Beneficial for Spiritual Life? Devotees express some of the factors they feel are most important concerning this early morning worship. Illustrated web-page by Vaidehi Devi Dasi.


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