SOME EVENTS THAT FOLLOWED SRILA GURUDEV'S VISIT
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
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.
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.
Rosa, Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Preaching with kirtan, books
and devotee association at the recent Harmony Festival. Pictures
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,
Article: A World
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival at the Soquel Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Seva Ashram. Two
pages by Vaidehi Dasi of pictures with captions.
Advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. A summary of the the section
of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta describing Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's
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."
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.
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
March 9, 2005
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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