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NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2008
ISKCON-London
Providing knowledge of Krishna to All
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Founder-acharya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

RADHA-KRISHNA TEMPLE
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RADHASTAMI
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n the 7th September, we
outfit which had been made the night
celebrated the divine before. We had a maha harinama on
appearance of Srimati Oxford Street and were enlivened by
Radharani. Devotees had worked allclasses by Ranchor Prabhu and Brhat
week (with little sleep) to decorate
Mrdanga Prabhu. As is tradition the
the altar,Temple room, seminar room
9pm arati was extra special with the
and to create a full day (4.30am to
darshan of the lotus feet of Srimati
10.30pm) of activities. Radharani. The final arati kirtan was
led by Radha Londonisvara dasa and
The Deities were offered a flower ended at 10.30pm.

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RADHASTAMI-(PHOTOS continued)

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MANCHESTER RATHA YATRA


On Sunday 28th September, we hired a 53 seater coach and
invited devotees to attend the Manchester Ratha Yatra. The
coach was completed packed on the day. In Manchester we
were all enlivened by HH Maha Vishnu Swami’s kirtans. This
was the first Ratha Yatra to be held in Manchester.

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MEDIATION TRAINING
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On the 9th September, Bhakta Ved (a qual- of mediation training sessions with the
ified Mediator) started the first of a series Temple Leaders Council.

ISKCON EDUCATIONAL SERVICES


On the 25th, Taruna Krishna dasa gave a On the 26th, Krsna Pranadhika devi dasi
presentation to 25 secondary school stu- gave a presentation to 23 Notre Dame
dents from Denmark. They took 9 University students and their professor. They
Bhagavad-Gita’s before they left. This is took 17 Bhagavad-Gita’s before they left.
their 3rd visit in 3 years.

SRILA PRABHUPADA DECEMBER


MARATHON
The Srila Prabhupada Marathon takes place
on the 1st to 24th December.

You can get involved in a myriad of ways


from street distribution, door to door, book
tables, at work, amongst family/friends –
it’s so easy!

Please contact our sankirtana administrator,


Bhakta Kevin, on 07846 917875 or
dasa_anudas@yahoo.co.uk for further
information.

BHAKTI SASTRI COURSE


On 17th September, we launched a Bhakti We have 25 students in attendance at pres-
Sastri course which will be taught once a ent. Students are taught every Wednesday
week until November 2009. The teacher is from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and are given
Jivadoya dasa from Bhaktivedanta Manor. prasadam before the class starts.

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SRILA PRABHUPADA SAID…
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That is preaching. Our process is anusrnuyat.


We hear from the superiors and reproduce it.
That is sravanam-kirtanam. Then perfect. If I
add something, my own imagination, then it
will spoil. No addition, alteration. As It Is.

Morning walk, August 29, 1975 Vrindavan,


India.

VIP SPEAKERS
During the month of September we were fortunate
to hear from the following
senior devotees.
HH Maha Vishnu Swami Syamasundara dasa
Ranchor Dasa Brhat Mrdanga dasa
Dhira Shanta dasa Saccidanda dasa
Bhagavat Ashraya dasa

APPRECIATION
Greetings Akrura
I trust all is well with you.

I just read and really enjoyed your interview in Personal Success.


Enlightening. Gives an opportunity for people to see Hare Krishna movement in a varied
light.

Peace and Blessings


SHOLA AREWA
Personal Development
Coach, Speaker, Author

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OUT AND ABOUT WITH THE TEMPLE
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PRESIDENT
Arun and Bhaktin Manisha.

On the 18th, visited the home of Gaura


Kishore dasa and Bhaktin Shital.

On the 19th, attended the Crawley sanga


group managed by Bhakta Vikesh. Recently
Vikesh was initiated and now has the new
name of Brindapati dasa. There were 30
attendees for this event.

On the 20th, attended the UKMC in


During the month of September, Jai Nitai Brighton.
dasa carried out the following engage-
ments. On the 21st, gave the Sunday Feast talk in
Birmingham.
On the 5th, visited the home of Hemant and
Girish Patel On the 24th, attended a house programme
in the home of Vivek Mehta and Indulekha
On the 6th, attended the 21st birthday dd.
party at Bhaktivedanta Manor of Jay Shetty,
chairman of the Pandava Sena and son of On the 26th, visited the home of Subhash
our financial controller, Ram Charan dasa. Dattani.

On the 12th, spoke at the Pandava Sena On the 27th, attended a sankirtana festival
Jammin’ session in East London. The class in Milton Keynes with Radha Londonishvara
was an overview of the 1st chapter of the dasa and Bhakta Niket organised by Bhaktin
Bhagavad-Gita. Ann Govinda. The schedule involved book
distribution harinama and a talk at the local
On the 13th, attended Brighton Ratha with town centre.
Bhakta Sean, Radha Londonishvara dasa
and Murli Manohara dasa. On the 28th, attended Manchester Ratha
Yatra with 53 congregation and resident
On the 17th, visited the home of Bhakta devotees from ISKCON London.

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WHO’S AMAZING?
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Mother Rama Shakti has served the Deities missing a very motivating force and I am
at Soho Street very intimately for a long sure the Deities will miss her also.
time and it looks like that is what she will
always do as she has an omnipresence in Also, Mother Rama Shakti is the Head of the
the Pujari Department that I am sure will Ladies Ashram and is always available to
always be there. talk to if you have any question and you can
ask her at anytime and any place and she is
Nothing escapes her expert eye for detail always willing to give you her time and her
and accuracy and no effort is spared in mak- expertise. She has a sixth sense regarding
ing the Deities feel loved as she is certainly what the real story is and will say some-
tireless in her efforts to keep standards at a thing that is always very helpful and
very high level and always is very informa- enlightening. Her advice is always good so
tive about Vaisnava Etiquette and standards. if you ever get the chance please make the
most of this great soul’s association.
She oversees or carries out services in the
Pujari Department from early morning to It is also important to mention how she
late at night and everyone is aware of how serves the devotees in the ashram by main-
little sleep she needs. taining standards by personally carrying out
the required work herself even when it is
She has all the qualities of an expert yogi not her place to do it. And she is so humble
and her enthusiasm is contagious and about it. She doesn’t want any glorification.
therefore it is always a fortunate situation to
be in her association. She is also great at So if you get the opportunity to serve or
engaging people in service and it is always associate with Mother Rama Shakti please
a pleasure to serve her as you get a real do not think twice as the experience will be
Krishna conscious experience in her service. one of your most enlightening and Krishna
Recently she was in India serving Radha- conscious opportunities and we must
Londonishvara by personally collecting their always remember to appreciate and glorify
Janmastami outfits. It will be difficult to one of our senior devotees wherever possi-
maintain the standard even with three peo- ble.
ple to replace her as I heard in class the
other day. The Deity department will be Bhaktin Louise

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VAISNAVA
ETIQUETTE
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COURSE
On the 10th to 15th September,
Brhat Mrdanga dasa held a
Vaisnava Etiquette course in our
new refurbished seminar rooms.
There were 40 congregation
members in attendance each
day.

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LADIES HARINAMA SANKIRTANA
H A R I N AM A

This month the ladies harinama sankirtana London! We stopped in Piccadilly Circus to
team concentrated on spreading the holy distribute books before heading back to
names to every town and village with a 4 Govinda’s Restaurant for a well earned slice
hour harinama in the streets of Central of cake. :o)

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