News from ISKCON-London’s Radha Krishna Temple The November Edition 2011

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November Highlights
Gopastami Maha Counselee Sanga 42nd Anniversary of Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara Youth Preaching Report Book Distribution Srila Prabhupada’s Books Graduation Ceremony 40th Anniversary DVD Now Available Chakram Album Govinda’s Restaurant Radha’s Boutique Food for Life Outreach

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Gopastami
Gopastami was celebrated on the 2nd. Gopastami marks the day that Krishna enters the pauganda age (boyhood) and is given permission to herd the cows. In Chapter 15 of Krishna book Srila Prabhupada desctibes this transcedental activity: “In this way, Sri Krsna, along with His elder brother Balarama, passed the childhood age known as kaumara and stepped into the age of pauganda, from the sixth year up to the tenth. At that time, all the cowherd men conferred and agreed to give those boys cows in the pasturing ground. Given charge of the cows, Krsna and Balarama traversed footprints.” On this day Krishna feeling great separation from Radhrani asked his dear friend Subala to bring Radha to meet him. Subala is very expert in these activities. He found Srimati Radharani and came up with a plan. Subala would dress as Radharani and take her place while Radharani would dress as Subala and go to the forest to meet Krishna. Devotees were treated to a very special darshana on this day. Srimati Radharani was dressed as a gopa.

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Maha Counselee Sanga
ISKCON London’s counselees came together event was ‘dramas.’

Bhaktin Debbie and her family very kindly

If you are interested in joining the spiritual counsellor system at ISKCON London please contact Bhava Bhakti devi dasi on: bhava.bhakti@gmail.com

counselee group performing a drama of Srila kirtan, sumptuous prasadam and a sweet family atmosphere.

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42nd Anniversary of Sri Sri RadhaLondonisvara
Hall to celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara.

sung by devotees. Candramauli Swami opened the proceedings with a wonderful talk. Jayadeva dasa brought dance, a drama and an address given by our UK GBC Praghosa dasa, who joined us for the evening. Bringing the evening to a close was Kripamoya dasa who sung a melodious kirtan while Srila danced in ecstasy.

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Youth Preaching Report
During the month of November, the spectrum of youth preaching activities continued to expand beyond the men’s weekly main events are highlighted below.

the teachings and character of Srila Prabhupada were revisited on separate sessions due to a number of new attendees to the programme.

students from diverse backgrounds, providing a forum for deep inner exploration in a friendly, interactive and entertaining manner. Some of the themes discussed so far have been an Control. Response

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with the culinary tools necessary to maintain and promote a more sustainable and healthy diet.

College and the School of Asian and African Studies (SOAS).

explore the vast array of cheap, delicious and

an enthusiastic debate and analysis of the role and need of the guru in spiritual life, along

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positive, with several students dedicating time and resources to promote, maintain and expand both the cooking workshops and the Gita Sutras sessions. Although the current response at Imperial has been less strong, a healthy and vibrant growth in interest and attendance is anticipated with the formal roll-out of the successfully tested cooking workshop series. overview of the main themes and concepts contained in the Bhagavad Gita, in a simple and accessible format for those who have had little or no exposure to Vedic culture or philosophy.

In addition, the group explored the evidence for and against the theory that Jesus Christ visited India in anticipation of the Christmas season.

continued to develop during the month of in two streams: I. Vegetarian cooking workshops II. Gita sutras

popularity, with between 20 and 25 attendees at each session.

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Book Distribution
During the month of November we distributed 3,234 books, collected £6,143 for a total of 2,179.75 book points.

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Srila Prabhupada’s Books
In anticipation of the upcoming Prabhupada book distribution marathon we have got two new books.

also know as the hotel Gita, and now back in print Prabhupada - Your Ever Well Wisher. Both of these books and many many more are available in the temple shop - Radha’s Boutique!

Graduation Ceremony
On the 27th we held a graduation ceremony for our resident brahmacaris who successfully passed the Bhakti Sastri course: 1. Bhakta Ajay

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Bhakta Alexey Bhakta Ben Bhakta Pasha Bhakta Shiv Sundara Nitai dasa Bhakta Laurie passed with a commendation Vira Bhadra dasa passed with a distinction

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40th Anniversary DVD Now Available
celebrations is now available in Radha’s Boutique. With highlights of the week long celebrations you can re-live this special event when ever you like. Don’t forget to get your copy before they run out.

Chakram Album
Radha Krishna Records has recently released ‘Chakram’ a devotional album featuring Kripamoya Prabhu. It is currently available through various outlets including: HMV Oxford Street Mysteries in Covent Garden Radha’s Boutique in Soho St

When played together at a quiet time, the songs on the album take the attentive listener on a journey spirituality.

contained within the songs, and the ideas expressed within them, form a series of lessons that can help one advance along any chosen

to be completed, and it would not have been possible without my highly musical, expert and philanthropic friends who so generously gave their time, skills and resources for the project.

mantras, Chakram has something for the yoga practitioner, the meditator, and the world music enthusiast. I hope you will enjoy it and share it with your friends.

best human resource for the spiritual life.

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Govinda’s Restaurant
Govinda’s Restaurant takings for November: £50,782.35p from the above amount: Catering £150 and Books £ 60.80

Outreach
carried out by Jai Nitai dasa during November. 1st - Conducted a meditation session for the over 50’s at Wimbledon Libary. Ten people attended the event and some joined the monthly events held in Wimbledon. 4th - Program in Crawley

*************************************************** Total for Govinda’s restaurant: £ 50,571.55p *************************************************** * 30 working days. * Average per day for restaurant: £ 1,751.12p. * Govinda’s made £ 7,625.71p more compared to November 2010. 5th - Taught the Guru Disciple course. Twelve devotees attended. 11th - Home Program with the Dattanis.

15th - Due to the success of the meditation session at the beginning of the month Wimbledon Libary requested another session take place every two weeks on a Tuesday evening between 5.30 and 6.30pm. 19th - Attended UK strategy meetings at the

Radha’s Boutique
During the month of November Radha’s Boutique collected £6,923.88.

29th - Conducted Wimbledon meditation session.

Food for life
During November we distributed approximately 1275 plates of prasadam in Lincolns Inn Field.

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International Society for Krishna Conciousness Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada