8th Annual Janmastami Festival at Iskcon Free State – Bhakti Yoga Centre

WHAT IS ALL THE SONG AND DANCE ABOUT?

Come find out for yourself as we host an open day at The Bhakti Yoga Centre and celebrate the appearance day of Sri Krishna The Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Entrance is free for everyone and it promises to be a wonderful event – even more so if you attend!

JANMASTAMI '14

 

All donations welcome;

 

ISKCON FS Nedbank Current Account 1171103883

 

Mimosa Mall Branch 117 134

 

 

 

Bhakti Yoga Centre

 

1 Bompart Street, Westdene

 

Tel: 051 4477029

 

Swami Visiting Bhakti Yoga Centre

We are very happy to be hosting a two day seminar entitled “Awakening the Soul” a presentation by one of ISKCON’s leading teachers.

Please join us for the presentations;

Friday 20 June 6-8pm & Saturday 21 June 6-8pm

Be sure to also attend our regular Sunday Gathering at 3pm when His Holiness will again be speaking.

Please note that a sumptuous vegetarian meal (Prashadam) will be served after each gathering.

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His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami, in his quest for spiritual understanding prior to becoming a full time member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness joined the Divine Life Society were he studied under Sri Swami Sahajananda. However due to his constant inquest into spiritual understanding Sri Swami Sahajananda told him that he was a missionary and should join the Hare Krishna Movement. He acquired a set of the Srimad Bhagavatam and several other books written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and was deeply moved by these sublime teachings. This prompted him to become a full time member of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Brihat Mridanga Dasa, his former name, was awarded the renounced order of sannyasa by ISKCON guru Giriraja Swami recently, and will henceforth be known as Bhakti Brihat Bhagavata Swami. The initiation ceremony was held on December 24, 2009 at the Sri Sri Radha-Radhanath Temple of Understanding in Durban, South Africa.

His Holiness who was a former school-teacher joined ISKCON in Durban, South Africa.

He founded the Bhaktivedanta College of Education and Culture in Durban, South Africa and is it’s Co-International Director.

Maharaj presently travels widely – preaching and teaching Krishna consciousness in ISKCON centers, yoga centers, schools, colleges and universities.

Currently, H.H. Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami serves as:

* Co-International Director of Bhaktivedanta College of Education & Culture (BCEC)

* Member of the GBC Ministry of Educational Development (MED)

* Member of the GBC Succession Committee

* Chairman of ISKCON Leadership Education And Development System (ISKCON LEADS), A GBC Succession Committee Initiative

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We welcome you to a presentation by our special guest His Grace Kavi-karnapura das.

Please join us for our weekly gathering this Sunday; 3PM at the Bhakti Yoga Centre, 1 Bompart Street, Westdene, Corner Brill Street, 0514477029

Lifts available back to campus, Willows, Brandwag or Universitas.

Topic: Way of the spiritual warrior.

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Kavi-karnapura dasa is a monk ordained in the Gaudiya-vaishnava tradition. He grew up in Gauteng and joined ISCKON (The International Society For Krishna Consciousness) while visiting London in 2002. He subsequently served in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Cape Town and Vrindavana. He studied Sanskrit under His Grace Gopiparanadhana in Govardhana, Vrindavana, India and holds degrees in Religious studies and Psychology. In 2011 he relocated to Stellenbosch to fully focus on student outreach. He is currently the spiritual leader of ISKCON in Stellenbosch.

Appearance Day Festival of Lord Nrsimhadeva

TUESDAY 13 May is the celebration day of the Appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva

Please join us for the celebration

Call : 0514477029 for any queriesLNAnamas te narasimhaya
prahladahlada-dayine
hiranyakashipor vaksaha
shila-tanka-nakhalaye

I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stonelike chest of the demon Hiranyakasipu.

ito nrisimhah parato nrisimho
yato yato yami tato nrisimhah
bahir nrisimho hrdaye nrisimho
nrisimham adim sharanam prapadye

Lord Nrsimha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Nrsimha is there. he is within the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrsimha, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge.

tava kara-kamala vare
nakham adbhuta-shringam
dalita-hiranyakashipu-tanu bhrigam
keshava dhrita-narahari-rupa
jaya jagadisha hare

O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to you! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasplike demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on your beautiful lotus hands.

Bhakti Yoga Centre Invites you to meet senior Iskcon Devotee Her Grace Urmila Devi Dasi

We the members of the Bhakti Yoga Society, ISKCON Free State are very happy to invite you to meet this wonderful and very senior devotee.

Her grace hails form New York City, USA and is expert at presenting the conclusions of Bhagavad Gita in accordance with the teachings of His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, her spiritual master and the founder of the International Society For Krsna Consciousness (ISKCON).

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Annual Fund Raiser

Iskcon Free State – Bhakti Yoga Centre

Annual Fund Raising Buffet Luncheon

Saturday 26 October

Time: 2PM – 6PM

Please do join us for an afternoon of delicious food and some great music.

Weather forecast is predicting a beautiful sunny day for Saturday.

Call today to book your place 051 4477029

If you would like to deposit directly into our account: ISKCON FS Nedbank Cheque Account 1171103883 Branch: Mimosa Mall (117134)

We look forward to seeing you!

Kind regards Rupa Raghunatha das and the rest of the team.

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MENU FOR THE EVENT:

Basmati Rice, Dhal (Lentil Gravy)

3 X Veg Curries (Mild) :- Kofta in Tomato Sauce, Green Beans Potatoe & Chickpea, Soya Prawns in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Roti, Samoosa & Pakora (Veg dipped in Batter) – served with Date & Tamarin Chutney

Fresh Watermelon Juice & Salads

2 Sweet Preps : Banana Puri & Goolabjamun

7th Annual Janmastami Festival at Iskcon FS – Bloemfontein

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We the members of ISKCON Free State – Bhakti Yoga Centre
 
Cordially invite you to attend our 7th Annual Krishna Janmastami Festival
 
Date: 28 August 2013
Time: Starting 7pm sharp
Prashadam will be served from 9:30pm
 
Schedule of events:
7:00pm  – Fire Yajna invoking the blessings of Sri Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead (Rupa Raghunatha dasa, Temple  President ISKCON FS)
8:00pm  – Bhajans and Kirtan
8:30pm – Talk by special guest speaker His Grace Vraja Basi das (Preacher in East London, Teacher at The Bhaktivedanta College of  Education SA)
9:30pm – Prashadam Served for Guests
10:30pm – Chanting of Brahma Samhita and other sacred mantras
11:00pm – Kirtan by Nimai Sundarananda das
12:00pm – Midnight Arati and Kirtan
All donations welcome;
ISKCON FS Nedbank Current Account 1171103883
Mimosa Mall Branch 117 134
 
Bhakti Yoga Centre
1 Bompart Street, Westdene
Tel: 051 4477029