Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat is presenting their Annual East Coast Intensive to be held at Vraj Ashram, Pennsylvania. This golden devotional opportunity will be led by Swami Nikhilanand and Sushree Diwakari Devi, senior disciples and pracharaks of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj.
Friday, May 17, 2013 from 5:30 pm
through Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2:00pm
The Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat East Coast Intensive will take place at Vraj Ashram, A beautiful temple and ashram on 300 acres in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania.
15 Manor Rd,
PA 17972 [MAP]
- Includes program, accomodations & vegetarian meals
-$150 per adult (18 yrs. & older)
-$50 per child (6 - 17 yrs.) 5 & under free
-$50 per student (not working)
Please make checks payable to JKP Radha Madhav Dham.
Mail completed registration form and check to:
2012 East Coast Intensive
c/o Swami Nikhilanand
400 Barsana Road, Austin, TX 78737
Group photo of Swami Nikhilanand and Diwakari Devi of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat with East Coast Intensive participants
Swami Nikhilanand leading parikrama with "Radhey Govind" chanting
Beautiful singing of bhajans by Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj led by Sushree Diwakari Devi
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj sanyasi pracharak, Swami Nikhilanand, to deliver FREE week-long series of Bhagwad Gita classes for parents and kids at Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut
RSVP via Swami Nikhilanand's official facebook page: Click here
Free Spring Break Program with Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj and teacher at JKP Radha Madhav Dham
Sun, April 14th 4:00-6:00pm
Mon- Fri, April 15-19 7:00-8:30pm
Sat, April 20 7:00-9:00pm
Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut
96 Chapel St.,
Connecticut 06614 www.HinduCulturalCenter.org
Phone: (203) 375-9898
Day 1: Four ways to surrender to God.
Day 2: What happens at the moment of death.
Day 3: Is the soul the same as God.
Day 4: The general & special Grace of God.
Day 5: The origin of the universe & the omnipotence of God.
Day 6: Arjun's Divine Vision.
Day 7: Devotion to personal of formless God.
Take some time to listen to this incredible and informative series of discourses by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharajji. The title of the lecture series is "Why do devotion to Radha and Krishna?" and "Who are Radha Krishna?" and were recorded in December, 2012. This lecture series was given at JKP, Radha Madhav Dham, the USA ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Maharajji during the 2012 Winter Hindu Family Camp at Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas.
Swami Nikhilanand ji, pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, returns to New York to begin The Basics of Hinduism Courses at Hanuman Mandir, Glen Oaks. It will be an absolutely informative and enjoyable session with Swamiji for all ages. There are separate instructions for Adults and Youth.
Location: Hanuman Mandir 256-09 Hillside Ave, Glen Oaks New York 11004
Amazing spiritual programs are taking place throughout Los Angeles right now! Visit www.SwamiNikhilanand.org for full details!
Radha Govind Dham, L.A.Weekend Intensive
Radha Govind Dham
5530 Donna Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356
Saturday, September 29
Sunday, September 30
At the JKP ashrams in India, akhand sankirtan (continuous, without break) is a special yet familiar occurrence for satsangis. During the upcoming JKP weekend intensive in Los Angeles, devotees in America will have this same devotional opportunity. The weekend retreat is taking place at Radha Govind Dham, the Los Angeles ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. Attend this retreat if you want to:
- Experience extended meditation
- Enjoy the bliss of chanting
- Evolve your devotional consciousness
- Increase your spiritual knowledge
- Eat healthy vegetarian food
- Have fun with other spiritually-minded people
Intensive will be led by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple and pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.
Saturday, September 29
7:30 am Arti
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Speech by Swami Nikhilanand
10:00 am - 10:00 pm 12-hour chanting (including meals)
10:00 pm Arti
7:00 am Arti
7:30 am Leave for park (in Coldwater Canyon)
8:00-11:00 am Picnic breakfast
Chanting in the park, Q&A, games
Return to Radha Govind Dham
11:00 am - 12:30 pm seva projects, rest
2:00 - 4:00 pm Meeting; future development of Radha Govind Dham
4:00 - 5:30 pm Live kirtan; video of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
7:00 - 8:30 pm Speech, chanting & arti by Swami Nikhilanand
The Grace of the Master shines in the heart of a devotee as the blissful experience of Radha Krishn love. The following are some experiences from past participants of the akhand namsankirtan:
I remember in one of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's speeches, he said our mind is impure because of our material attachments, and it can be purified through continuous remembrance of Radha Krishn. He said, in the beginning, we have to do some effort to keep the mind engaged in remembrance, and slowly, affinity for the name of Radha Krishn is developed. Through the 12-hour "Hare Ram" sankirtan, these teachings helped me to increase my affinity for Radha Krishna.
After immersing myself in the 12-hour chanting at Radha Madhav Dham, I felt such a devotional upfliftment, my devotional mind had been revitalized. I felt Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj closer to me than ever before and I also felt such a deep sense of happiness. I now truly understand the importance and the immense benefit that can be gained by akhand namsankirtan.
Radha Madhav Dham, the main US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, will host its 5th Annual Family Camp this year, starting June 29 thru July 4, 2012. BOOK NOW to reserve a spot for your family.
Learn the greatness of Hinduism. Deepen your spirituality. Give your children the opportunity to feel proud of their own culture and heritage.
This fun-filled Family Camp has become a popular tradition at Radha Madhav Dham, bringing joy and devotional upliftment to everyone who attends. There is spiritual learning and fun-filled family activities planned for each age group, starting at 3 years. Click here to see video.
Let the nurturing environment of the camp blossom your family's faith in God
Children get to participate in leela performances, prasad making and yoga
Most importantly, your children will get an opportunity to meet and make lasting friendships with other like-minded children, providing them a whole new support structure for their life
Camp Dates: June 29th - July 4th
Camp Leaders:Swami Nikhilanand and Diwakari Didi, sanyasipracharaks of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, will lead the camp with the help of all your favorite volunteer teachers.
"Family Camp is Coming, Family Camp is Coming!" - by Joe Chorneau
There's a peacock, affectionately named Shukdeo, who lives right off Barsana Ave. Most days you can see him on the grass across from the Ancient Yoga Center standing tall and proud, like the peacock he is. And just before satsang you can hear him yelling out- "Radhey, Radhey! Radhey, Radhey! Radhey, Radhey!"
But lately he has been going on about the upcoming Family Camp coming at the end of this month, (June 29 - July 4). Some of the residents living here have reported hearing him calling out to them: "Family Camp!" He says, "Family Camp is coming soon! I can't wait! Can you?! Family Camp! It's coming!"
It's very well known that Shukdeo's greatest love is for Radha Rani, but Family Camp at Radha Madhav Dham is something very close to his heart too. He says that he loves to see so many lovely, smiling faces from the families of the community who come and enjoy this fun-filled holiday week, especially all the kids and adults playing cricket (or soccer, volleyball, or kabaddi) in front of Raseshwari Radha Rani Temple. Shukdeo fondly calls them all "my Radha Madhav Dham-vasis."
Shukdeo wants to remind the parents, especially those who have not yet had a chance to come and participate with us at Family Camp, that while Family Camp at Radha Madhav Dham is so much fun for the whole family, it is also a great opportunity for educational and spiritual growth. It's all about deepening our understanding of our great spiritual heritage of Sanatan Dharm. However he stresses that we should enjoy it, have fun, laugh and taste the sweetness of Radha Rani and Shree Krishn Who are always here, ready to shower Their Grace on us.
"This summer, don't stay home," he says to the children, "Just for a few days, leave your Xboxes or your Play-stations and come to Radha Madhav Dham Family Camp! I promise you that you'll be amazed and astounded. Go, find your parents now and tell them to start planning to come! It will soon be here!"
Vyasar Gansesan, Family Camp Youth Counselor four years running, says, "At Radha Madhav Dham Family Camp, parents and children have a unique opportunity to expand their devotion. I've been coming to Family Camps for over six years, and I have seen that there is truly no limit to all of the fun that is here. Water-holi, leelas, outdoor games, interactive programs - these are all pieces that are just a part of the wonder you can experience at Radha Madhav Dham."
There's the story that Swami Nikhilanand recounts from last December's Family Camp about the girl in the 3-5 age group who learned to chant "Radhey Govind" along with the other kids. Now, her parents say that every night before going to bed, she sits in front of their family mandir and does 5 minutes of chanting and meditating on God. Even if her mother forgets, she reminds her and insists on doing it before sleeping. Imagine, such great thing as that from going to Family Camp!
And then there's the one he tells about the boy who was in the 6-12 age group. As part of the class, they made a calendar marking all the main Hindu festivals for 2012 and learned their meaning. On January 14, he asked his family what they were going to do to celebrate Makar Sankranti. His parents were surprised to be asked this by their young son, and asked him how he knew what day it was. He answered that he knew because of the calendar he had put up on the wall in his room.
Stories like these are bountiful; about how parents return home with their children and slowly realize what a profound effect Family Camp has had on them. It is so heartwarming to know so many youngsters who are becoming aware of their tremendous spiritual wealth by coming to Family Camp each year. They form lasting relationships, especially those that bind them to God, which they will one day share with their children, as well.
Here are just a few from a long list of testimonials that kids have written after every Family Camp at Radha Madhav Dham:
"The first time I came here, I never wanted to leave. And then when I came to Radha Madhav Dham for Family Camp, it felt so devotional. "
- 10-year-old participant from Texas
"Radha Madhav Dham is my favorite place in the whole world. I loved spending time here with friends and family and especially God. The things I learn at every camp change me and turn me into a better person. I can't imagine how anyone can leave here without the realization of true happiness and bliss."
- 14-year-old participant from Plano, Texas
"I felt a type of happiness that I never felt in my whole life. I feel purified by my stay in Radha Madhav Dham."
- 12-year-old participant from Queens, NY
We would like to inspire you and your family to join our Hindu Family Camp at JKP, Radha Madhav Dham, Friday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
This summer create the opportunity for you and your family to spend quality time together at our beautiful ashram. By attending the Camp, you will engage in devotional, educational and fun activities throughout your stay. Highlights include: concurrent classes for adults, teens, youth, and kids, leela performances, hikes, seva projects, yoga, dholak, harmonium lessons and team building activities.
Classes with our sanyasi preachers will make certain that everyone gains a firm faith and pride of being a Hindu living in America. Not only will your kids have fun, they will spend time with others their age learning invaluable spiritual teachings.
"JKP Radha Madhav Dham Family Camp gives you the essence of what life should be like. Through various religious and recreational activities, we all bond together because of the great fun, forming a huge family, full of immense love for one another".
Ilu D., Houston, TX, age 14
Step 3. Visiting www.JKP.org and www.RadhaMadhavDham.org to learn more about the teachings and national and international activities of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj and JKP Radha Madhav Dham or to purchase books and DVDs by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj and JKP Radha Madhav Dham.