5:00 - 7:00pm & Mon. - Sat. 7:00-8:30pm
Radha Govind Dham New York
260-01 HILLSIDE AVE,
NEW YORK 11004
Radha Madhav Dham's popular Gita Class, which was recently led by Swami Nikhilanand Ji, pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, in Fremont California, has been featured in India West.
The Fremont Hindu Temple hosted a Family Gita Class during the first week of summer holidays that was attended by over 200 parents and children throughout the 7-day course. The unique kid-friendly class was taught by Swami Nikhilanand, a travelling sanyasi teacher and disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, who is based at Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, TX.
Instead of a traditional lecture format, the lessons of the Bhagwad Gita were taught by Swami Nikhilanand, pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, in an interactive style that encouraged questions from both kids and adults, and allowed them to take notes on the main points. Kids and teenagers opened up and freely asked the questions which had been burning inside them, but had never had the chance to ask. Questions like, "How do I know God really exists?" and "Why did God put us here?" were asked and answered. Kids and parents also enjoyed the game of Jeopardy that concluded each day's class and gave them a chance to test their knowledge on the Gita.
It was obvious to all in attendance that through understanding the philosophy of the Bhagwad Gita, kids developed pride in Hinduism, and parents commented that the discussions didn't end when the family left the mandir - conversations with their kids at home the whole week revolved around various topics that had been covered in the class. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the next Family Gita Class.
Radha Madhav Dham launched "Kripalu Kids" last month
We had 27 youth attend. We opened up the conversation by asking the youth about their experiences coming to Radha Madhav Dham and what they knew about Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj. Many of the youth expressed that they love coming to Radha Madhav Dham and have been coming for many years and all are attending the Shiksha School of Indian Arts and Culture. We asked the youth to describe what 'bhakti' means to them also.
Divine compositions of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj
Sunday afternoons after lunch the youth eet in the prayer hall and have a 'devotional jam session' and get an opportunity to express their love for God and Guru by singing and playing on instruments to the Divine compositions of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj.
For those who like to express themselves artistically or poetically, they will be given a chance to write and draw and express their love in those ways as well. They all agreed they would like to have dance, bhajan, art and writing competitions in the near future.
In addition, one of the college students attending came forward and asked to facilitate the 'Kripalu Kids meetings. She will be using "Always Remember" quotes from Prem Ras Madira and helping the youth apply Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj's timeless teachings to their daily lives.
We ended the meeting with a very fun game of hitting the pinata and gathering up lots of candy and prizes.
Pictures are available at Radha Madhav Dham facebook.
Jai Shree Radhey!
Queens, New York - (Radha Govind Dham New York facebook): It's exactly 1 week until world renowned preacher, Swami Maheshwaranand, begins his 8-day Ram Katha at Radha Govind Dham New York, the beautiful Hindu Temple in New York.
RSVP by visiting this link and choosing "Going": ww.facebook.com/events/293986117430163/
Radha Govind Society and Radha Govind Dham New York present
Sunday June 15th - Sunday June 22nd
Timings: Sundays 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday - Saturday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Radha Govind Dham New York
260-01 Hillside Avenue,
New York 11004
For info: Chaitram Maharaj (347) - 952 - 0818
Listen with an open heart to the stories and leelas of Lord Ram, Shree Sitaji, and Lakshman in the Ramayan. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn again the deep lessons of life held within its wisdom which you can take home to incorporate in your life and make everyday more purposeful.
Swami Maheshvaranand ji to deliver lecture series at the New York Hindu Temple, Radha Govind Dham New York
Swami Maheshvaranand ji studied the deepest aspects of the Sanskrit scriptures, Vedas, Upnishads, Gita, Bhagwat Mahapuran, Mahabharat, Ramayan etc. under the guidence of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. Since receiving the renounced order of sanyas in India, he has lectured and guided workshops throughout the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His speech touches the heart and his chanting enters deep into the heart of the listeners, inspiring them with divine love.
Bhagavad Gita Saptah is an 8-day series given by Swami Nikhilanand Ji, sanyasi disciple and pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, at Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas. These Bhagavad Gita English lectures were given during Holi 2014 at Radha Madhav Dham temple.
Shreemad Bhagavad Gita is a Divine discourse spoken by Lord Krishna Himself (The Song of God). The Bhagavad Gita reveals the purpose and goal of human existence. It is also the most popular of all the Hindu scriptures, all of which are eternal and reproduced on the Earth planet at regular intervals, merely for the guidance of the souls.
Gain a deeper understanding of the Bhagava Gita. Learn to apply the practical and simple teachings, which Bhagwan Shree Krishna Himself taught to Arjun 5,000 years ago, into your everyday life. Find practical answers to your life questions; discover the real meaning of human existence, based on the teachings of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj.
Exciting News: Swami Nikhilanand is presenting Family Gita Class - A class for kids, youth and parents at Canoga Park High School, Topanga, California during Spring Break, April 13th - 19th 2014. For more information, visit the website at www.GitaClass.Weebly.com/, or call Ravinder Soni at 323-861-1417.
8-Part Bhagavad Gita lectures by Swami Nikhilanand, pracaharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
March 28th 2014 (Indo American News and Voice of Asia): A Magical Experience of Colors at Radha Madhav Dham. It was a beautiful day at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, on March 15 2014, where over 4000 people gathered to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi 2014 despite weather forecasts of thunderstorms and tornadoes. Although the day started with showers in the morning, it stopped by 2 PM when the actual festivities began. The festival of Holi 2014 marks the onset of spring, and is celebrated in unique 'Braj' style at Radha Madhav Dham every year.
People assembled on the grounds of the Ashram, founded by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, and enjoyed the tastes, sights and sounds of India as they were greeted by peacocks, deer and singing birds. Throngs of people flocked around the food booths eager to taste the delectable Indian dishes like freshly made dosas, paav bhaji, chhole bhature, chaat, samose mango lassi and hot jalebis, not to mention delicately spiced hot chai for a cold rainy day.
Inside the prayer hall, the deities of Radha and Krishna looked stunning in special Holi 2014 Shringar (adornments) that included charming hues of holi powder on their cheeks, beautifully decorated pichkaris placed at their feet, painting a colorful depiction of the festival of Holi that originated in the land of Braj (Vrindavan) in India, 5000 years ago.
Programs throughout the day included Swami Nikhilanand ji's (a sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj) explanation of the spiritual significance of "Braj Style" Holi, spectacular enactment of the legendary story of young Prahalad's victory over Holika and Hiryanakashipu and a cultural program showcasing children's performances of folk and classical Indian dances.
Around 6 PM, people started gathering at the Maharas Mandal to play with colors. Loud cries of "Ho Ho Ho Ho Holi Hai" were heard from the grounds. The atmosphere quickly turned exuberant and joyful colors of spring could be seen flying everywhere creating clouds of pink, purple, blue and red hues in the air. A live band played the saxophone and guitar on ancient Braj tunes and got everyone dancing in excitement and merriment. People from all walks of life, young and old, Indian and Western, and devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, opened their hearts in sharing the joy and celebrating the human values of compassion, forgiveness and love, that underlies the spirit of Holi.
A Magical Experience of Colors at Radha Madhav Dham
In the words of a visitor, Holi 2014 at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, was a magical experience that will be remembered for a long time to come. "Thank you for allowing Gabriel and me to be a part of Holi. It was a very magical experience for both of us. Gabriel is still talking about it"- Facebook comment by Lynn Peach
For further information on this Holi event, check out our facebook page for event photos at www.facebook.com/RadhaMadhavDham.