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Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple 

The Family Gita Class led by Swami Nikhilanand Ji, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, was a huge success in Pasadena. 

Here are some more upcoming events with Swamiji:

Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, leads Family Gita Class at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Each day of the Family Gita Class with Swami Nikhilanand Ji at Pasaden Hindu Temple, children and their parents received the wealth of true Hinduism through the Gita. Namsankirtan began every evening at 7:00pm. Then Swami Nikhilanand delivered fun, interactive talks on the Gita where kids and parents had the opportunity to ask questions. Following the lesson, devotional Jeopardy was played every day; kids vs. parents! Finally, arti was performed at the end of every evening. 

Before the devotional Jeopardy game on the last day, each kid received a beautiful picture of Radha Krishna from Swamiji, to help with their devotional remembrance. Overall, children and adults discovered their heritage, gained understanding of practical concepts for daily living, and had lots of fun! Dinner Prasad was served daily around 6:30

Here are some quotes from the children: 

An older kid: "The cool thing is, he presents his messages and lessons in a way which the younger generation especially can connect to...and it's very easy to understand and we can relate to them ourselves. So, coming here, it's eye-opening to all of us and it's a great way to be connected to our culture in this busy American society." 

A younger kid: "We got to learn new things by also interacting with Swamijji, asking him questions, and I had fun that way! Usually kids in America don't get an opportunity to learn about things like the Gita, and I'm very glad that we got to have the opportunity. I would also recommend this class to your friend, because, they would learn a lot about their religion. ...You couldn't actually Goggle it out, that much information."

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Preacher of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj gives Bhagvad Gita Class in Fremont, California

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.

Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj devotees of Radha Govind Dham Los Angeles 

Swami Nikhilanand and devotees of our Los Angeles affiliate center represented Radha Govind Dham LA at a recent Mela. Radha Govind Dham LA is the Tarzana, Los Angeles ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj.

Los Angeles regional intensive by Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj pracharaks

Radha Govind Dham Los Angeles Intensive will take place Sept 19 - 21 2014
The intensive will be led by Sushree Diwakari Devi and Swami Nikhilanand, pracharaks of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Join us at this beautiful retreat center in the hills above Santa Barbara for a weekend of kirtan, meditation and yoga.

Dates and Times:
September 19 - 21, 2014

Location: Circle V. Ranch
2550 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, California
California 93105

Contribution (due in full by August 17 2014)
Includes program, accommodations and vegetarian meals
- $150 per adult (18yrs and older)
- $50 per student (not working)
- $50 per child (6 - 17yrs)
5 & younger FREE!

Please make checks payable to 'Radha Govind Dham L.A.'
Mail completed checks to:
Regional Intensive
C/o Radha Govind Dham LA
5520 Donna Avenue
Tarzana, California 91356

Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj's disciple Swami Nikhilanand at Hindu Temple of Fresno

The Essence of the Gita Part 3, Chapters 13 - 18 with Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple and pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Venue: Hindu Temple of Fresno. 
7699 E. Alluvial Avenue, 
Clovis, California 93611

Dates and Times:
March 2 - 8, 2014
Sunday March 2nd, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Monday March 3rd, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday March 4th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm 
Wednesday March 5th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm 
Thursday March 6th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm 
Friday March 7th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm 
Saturday March 8th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Contact: Monica Joshi (559) 325-2413

Swami Nikhilanand was first exposed to Hinduism at the age of 25. Since then, he has spent the last 15 yeas studying the philosophy of the Sanskrit scriptures and practicing bhakti under, the guidance of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. He resides, at the largest Hindu ashram in the US, Radha Madhav Dham, In Austin, TX.
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Swami Kripalu Maharaj's disciple Swami Nikhilanand to present Bhagavad Gita classes and meditation
"The Essence of the Gita - Pt. 2: The song of God" by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi preacher of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Where: Hindu Temple of Fresno,
7699 E. Alluvial Ave., 
California 93611. 

Dates: September 15 -21, 2013 
Sunday Sept. 15th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Friday Sept. 16th - 20th 7 - 8:30 pm. 
Saturday Sept 21st 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Mahaprasad served each day!

Understand the main topics of the Gita - September 15th, Chapter 7: 4 ways to surrender to God
- September 16th, Chapter 8: What happens at the moment of death
- September 17th, Chapter 9: God's role in the universe
- September 18th, Chapter 9: The general and special Grace of God
- September 19th, Chapter 10: The origin of the universe and the omnipotence of God
- September 20th, Chapter 11: Arjun's Divine vision
- September 21st, Chapter 12: Devotion to personal or formless God

Contact: Monika Joshi (559) 325-2804

Swami Nikhilanand of Radha Madhav Dham has studied the philosophy of Sanatan Dharm from a renowned and respected Saint and scholar of Sanskrit scriptures in India, Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj. Since receiving the renounced order of sanyas in 2003, he has been continually traveling and teaching workshops and classes on the Gita and Srimad Bhagwatam around the country. His kirtans are filled with his love for God and his explanations of Bhakti Yoga are filled with perfectly pronounced quotes spoken in Hindi, Bengali and Sanskrit, almost unheard of in the West.

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