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"The significance of Radha Krishna devotion in Kaliyug" by Sanyasi pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj at New York Hindu Temple
Inspiring discourses explaining the most important teachings of the Hindu Scriptures. Includes beautiful Radha Krishna bhajans.
December 8 - 22, 2013
& January 2 - 31, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 pm Daily
Radha Govind Dham New York
260-01 Hillside Avenue, Glen Oaks, New York 11040
Swami Nikhilanand was first exposed to Hinduism at the age of 25. Since then, he has spent the last 15 years 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 U.S., Radha Madhav Dham, in Austin, Texas.
he newest mandir in the landscape of the Indian community in Queens is Radha Govind Dham in Glen Oaks. Radha Govind Dham will open its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 am. Radha Govind Dham is a center for Radha Krishna devotion, which has been founded based on the teachings of the great rasik Saints of Vrindavan, who have taught selfless devotion to Radha Krishna in an uninterrupted tradition of thousands of years.
ost recently, this tradition of rasik Saints was further glorified by the life of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, whose scriptural knowledge is so unparalleled that he was named as Jagadguru by the Kashi Vidvat Parishat in 1957. He was only the 5th original Jagadguru in the last 5,000 years. On November 15th, 2013, Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj left this material world. Shree Maharaj Ji, as he was lovingly called by devotees all over the world, was the embodiment of Radha Krishna bhakti (devotion) and spent his entire life teaching and guiding souls to engage in selfless devotion to Radha Krishna. The legacy he left behind will continue to guide and inspire both scholars and devotees for thousands of years to come.Not only was Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj the first Jagadguru to reconcile the philosophies of all the scriptures and previous Jagadgurus, but he also left behind the essence of his explanations in the form of recorded lectures and published books in simple Hindi, so that they are easily understood by the general public. The series of 103 lectures called "Main Kaun Mera Kaun" has been airing on international television for several years. It is so comprehensive and replete with precise quotations from so many scriptures that it has become required listening for the serious students of Sanatan Dharm. Writings such as Prem Ras Siddhant (the complete philosophy of the Vedic scriptures encapsulated in only 200 pages) and Radha Govind Geet (11,111 couplets poetically describing the complete path of God realization) have already become classics in the field of devotional literature and are praised by scholars and devotees alike. The collection of 1008 pad kirtan called "Prem Ras Madira" is a devotional treasure which is being used for study in certain graduate literature programs and which develops selfless devotion in the hearts of those who sing its songs. Suffice it to say that the volume and quality of the literature left behind by Shree Kripaluji Maharaj rivals that of even great Saints like Surdas Ji and Goswami Tulsidas.
Inspired by, and in order to promote the teachings of the rasik Saints of Vrindavan as most recently expounded by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, Radha Govind Dham New York is being established.
However, as the followers of the path of bhakti grieve the physical departure of Shree Maharaj Ji, the foremost authority on bhakti at the present time, Radha Govind Dham has decided to postpone the Deity Establishment Ceremony that it previously announced for December 7, 2013. Nonetheless, keeping in mind Shree Maharaj Ji's emphasis on the importance of satsang and kirtan, Radha Govind Dham New York will open its doors to the public for the first time on that day and will remain open to serve as a center for Radha Krishna bhakti (devotion).
1pm - 2 pm Lunch Mahaprasad
2pm - 3 pm Introduction to the mission and vision of Radha Govind Dham New York
Swami Nikhilanand Ji will also give live discourses on "The Significance of Radha Krishna Devotion in Kaliyug" from December 8-22, 2013 and January 2-31, 2014. The discourse will be held daily from 7 pm - 9 pm followed by dinner prasad.
As we grieve the physical departure of Shree Maharajji, the foremost authority of bhakti at the present time, Radha Govind Dham has decided to postpone the Deity Establishment Ceremony we previously announced for December 7 2013. Keeping in mind Shree Maharajji's emphasis on the importance of satsang and kirtan, Radha Govind Dham New York will opens its doors to public for the first time on that day and will remain open to serve as a center for Radha Krishna bhakti (devotion) as explained by the great Saints of Vrindavan and further expounded by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. The opening program for Radha Govind Dham New York on December 7, 2013 has been changed to the following:
11 am- 1 pm : Kirtan and live discourse by Swami Nikhilanand ji
1 pm - 2 pm : Lunch Mahaprasad
2 pm - 3 pm : Introduction to the mission and vision of Radha Govind Dham New York
"How can we help?" you ask. "What are we trying to accomplish?" It's very simple; Radha Govind Dham is your mandir, for satsang, for holidays, for family, for community, for seva, for dharma. Radha Govind Dham is your home of worship and needs your ongoing support. Be part of Radha Govind Dham from today.
Bring your friends to Radha Govind Dham New York and please link to our website and join us on all our social media:
|Radha Madhav Dham USA launches cutting-edge newsletter and Shiksha education|
Welcome to the first edition of Radha Madhav Dham E-Newsletter. Every day our Dham stands with its arms open, welcoming hundreds of individuals, regardless of their background, and hoping to inspire in them a spark selfless devotion to Radha Krishna.
This E-Newsletter is an attempt to inform you of our activities and the initiatives we are taking to share with the world the greatest spiritual wealth we have - the Divine knowledge of ageless Hindu scriptures elucidated by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. You will read highlights of past events and synopses on upcoming celebrations. You will learn about exciting new developments at Radha Madhav Dham, and activities of like organizations around the world. And most importantly, you will stay connected to your Radha Madhav Dham and its ever-growing family. Thanks to the multimedia nature of our E-Newsletter, you will be able to play videos, hear sounds and visualize the beauty of our Dham as your flip through its pages.
I invite your to join us in our effort to inspire thousands more on this beautiful path to Radha Krishna and to share with others what we value the most ourselves. Whatever little you can do, from wherever you are, can go along way in making a big difference in someone's life. Please contact me about how you can help.
- Chanting begins when the e-Newsletter opens. To pause the chanting, click on the arrow in the lower left-hand side.
- To zoom in closer, you can click anywhere on a page; to zoom out, you have to click again. Use the "zoom slider" at the center top of the page for more zoom control.
- To print a single page, simply check the box next to the page number.
- To print the whole e-Newsletter, click on "Select All"
- To download and view the e-Newsletter, offline, - click on the operating system you use; the e-Newsletter will download to wherever your downloaded files are stored. (After the download, a screen will appear asking you to "run" the software. Click on "Run" button at the bottom.)
- To customize your setting, feel free to experiment with the different zoom and page transition settings.
- For Help, use the "Help" button to show you how to navigate better.
|One of the classrooms at the newly inaugurated Shiksha at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj|
- 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
Date: Sun., September 1, 2013.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Where: Sands Point Preserve
127 Middleneck Road
New York 11050.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Kirtan & Meditation.
12:30 - 1:30 pm Stories, Q&A. Arti
1:30 - 3:00 pm: Games for kids & adults.
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (516) 582-1113 (This will help us plan the amount of food to bring for the picnic.)
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat's yearly picnic at Sands Point is one of the devotional highlights of the year for Radha Krishna devotees in the New York area. It is a chance to spend a day immersed in satsang and meditation, meet like-minded devotees. Fun games such as 2-legged race bring everyone together (literally!). Swami Nikhilanand leads devotees in blissful outdoor chanting, mini-lectures and devotional stories, arti and more. A sumptuous vegetarian feast is served to all the picnic attendees. Don't miss it. Invite your friends!
"Secrets of the Gita: How to live it everyday" - 6 day lecture and kirtan series by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
A shoutout for those in Fremont, California: Mark your calendars for September 9 - 14 as Swami Nikhilanand Ji is coming to your town. Come on down to Siddhivinayaka Cultural Center for 6 evenings of spell-binding Bhagavad Gita lectures and soul-touching kirtan with Swamiji. Share blog link with friends.
Dates: September 9 - 14, 2013
Mon, Sept. 9, 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Tue-Sat, Sept. 10 - 14, 8:00 - 9:30 pm.
Call 510-779-3715 for additional information.
Location: Siddhivinayaka Cultural Center
40155 Blascow Road,
Swami Nikhilanand is a disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, speaking all over the US about various aspects of Hinduism and the path of bhakti. He has an immense understanding of Sanatan Dharm and a unique ability to capture his audience (adults and children alike) with the scientific and logical basis of the universal principles of Hinduism, devotion and meditation.