Category: Retreats

Sri Nama is not Governed by Rules Regarding Time, Place or Circumstance

Posted on 10/17/10 No Comments

From the book Sri Hari-Nama Maha-Mantra Compiled by Tridandisvami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja “O King! It is stated unequivocally that time and place are not considered in the performance of kirtana of Sri Vishnu’s names. Such rules apply to giving in charity, performing yajna, and chanting other types of japa. On this earth planet, [...]

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Sardinian Retreat July 2010

Posted on 10/17/10 No Comments

Dandavat pranamas to all the devotees and friends. By the causeless mercy of Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga we have completed another wonderfully successful retreat. The retreat this year was on the beautiful island of Sardinia. Mathura Prasada prabhu and his good wife Rukmini didi hosted almost 20 devotees in their large villa beside the [...]

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Vaisnava Pranams

Posted on 10/16/10 No Comments

vancha-kalpatarubhyash cha kripa-sindhubhya eva cha patitanam pavanebhyo vaishnavebhyo namo namah vancha-kalpa-tarubhyah- who are desire trees; ca- and krpa- of mercy; sindhubhyah- who are oceans; eva- certainly ca- and; patitanam- of the fallen souls; pavanebhyah- who are purifiers; vaisnavebhyah- unto the Vaisnavas; namah namah- repeated obeisances I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Vaishnava devotees of [...]

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Mangala Arati – Auspicious Morning Meditations

Posted on 10/16/10 4 Comments

Sometimes devotees reveal later that they had some fears or some anxiety before they arrived. They had doubts about whether or not they could cope with the anticipated intensity of the retreat. Many revealed that waking up and attending Mangal Arti was somewhat daunting. Spiritual life is love alone. Love for Sri Sri Radha and [...]

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Ten Offenses in Relation to Sri-Hari-Nama

Posted on 10/16/10 2 Comments

Every devotee who claims to be a Vaisnava must guard against these offenses in order to quickly achieve the desired success. The offenses against chanting the holy name are as follows: Remember that even if one feels they are being offensive, there is no need to stop chanting. By trying to chant sincerely and serving [...]

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First Australian Japa Retreat. Murwillumbah. April 2nd -5th 2010

Posted on 04/06/10 No Comments

Dandavat Pranamas to all our respected readers. By the mercy of Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga, in Murwillumbah, Australia, we have just completed our first Japa Retreat at the Sri Girraja Gaudiya Matha. This was a mini retreat, 4 full days in all. It was attended by 12 devotees and extra visitors came for our [...]

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