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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. 

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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.

Kripalu Ji Maharaj disciple of lead Bhagavad Gita Classes at Canoga Park High School

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Family Gita Class - A class for kids, youth and parents at Canoga Park High School, Topanga, California, with Swami Nikhilanand disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Spring Break Program
Sunday - Saturday
April 13th - 19th
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Venue: Canoga Park High School
6580 Topanga Canyon Blvd.,
Canoga Park,
California 91303

Swami Nikhilanand, a disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, will present this unique 7-day Bhagavad Gita course in Canoga Park, California during this year's spring break, from April 13th to 19th. The fun and interactive format will allow the whole family to learn the most important topics of the Bhagavad Gita one chapter at a time. The course, held daily in the evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, is unique because it allows adults and children (age 6 & up) to learn the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita together in the same class. This is possible due to the innovative format which encourages questions and allows the interest of the students to drive the direction of the class.

Kids get to have their long-standing questions about Hinduism answered, and clear doubts and confusions about Hindu philosophy. This helps them to grow pride in Hinduism and feel comfortable being Hindu. It is fascinating for adults to watch how quickly youth and kids are able to grasp the concepts of the Bhagavad Gita. Although adults freely participate in question and answer sessions and discussions with Swami Nikhilanand, they are particularly inspired by the childrens' insightful questions.

Swami Nikhilanand, who resides at the largest Hindu ashram in North America, Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas, has developed his series of Family Gita Classes over the last decade of teaching in Hindu Mandirs across the U.S., in cities like New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles. He has refined the format to appeal to both young and old by focusing on the highlights of each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita (one chapter is covered each day) with emphasis on how to live the philosophy in your daily life. Worksheets are provided for those who wish to have a summary in note form of the day's topics. Each day also includes tips on meditation for all ages, a quiz on the day's material in the form of a friendly game of Jeopardy, arti, and dinner prasad. Asked what the most impressive thing about the classes is, Swami Nikhilanand replied, 

"It's the way the kids want to come back day after day. They are the ones pulling their parents to get there on time so they don't miss anything. Just bring them for one day and you'll see. That is my challenge to parents."

The Family Gita Class is a free program and will be held at the Canoga Park High School at 6580 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Canoga Park, CA 91303. The school provides free parking. For more information, visit the website at, or call Ravinder Soni at 323-861-1417.

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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

Bhagavad Gita and kirtan lectures by Kripalu Ji Maharaj's disciple in Fremont, California

"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,
              California 94538.
Phone: 510-403-4256

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.

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Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj's preacher, Swamiji's lecture in Northridge, California

The Valley Hindu Temple, 
18700 Roscoe Blvd.,
California 91335

Presents: Bhagwat Katha: The Importance of Krishna Leelas of the Bhagwat Mahapuran

Explained by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj and teacher at Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat

Dates & times:

  • Tue, Sept 3rd 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
  • Wed. Sept 4th 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
  • Thurs, Sept 5th 7:30 - 9:00 pm 
  • Fri, Sept 6th 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
  • Sat/Sun Sept 7th/8th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dinner or lunch prasad served daily after the program. For information please call: Rekha Garg 626-319-2064

Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees studying Hinduism for kids in Pasadena, California
Basics of Hinduism for adults & kids in Pasadena, by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's pracharak Swami Nikhilanand. California, June 2013

Date & Time:
June 17 - 23, 2013.
Mon., June 17, to Sat., June 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Sun., June 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Garg Residence
801 Madre Street.,
Pasadena, CA 91107.
Phone: (626) 319-2064 to RSVP

Free Program
  • Class format will appeal to both adults and kids
  • Dinner served daily after arti
  • Class will conclude daily with a fun game of Jeopardy to review the day's material
  • Prizes will be awarded to kids with perfect attendance
Gain a foundation in the fundamentals of Hindu philosophy

June 17th: Why have faith in Hinduism?
June 18th: Origin of the Hindu scriptures.
June 19th: One God, or many Gods?
June 20th: Where did the universe come from? The process of creation.
June 21st: The souls and reincarnation.
June 22nd: The law of karm.
June 23rd: The meaning of life. The ways of meditation.

Swami Nikhilanand studied the philosophy of Hinduism in a systematic way from Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. He is a sanyasi teacher who lives at the largest Hindu temple in North America, Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas. He speaks in Hindu Temples and homes around the U.S., clarifying the true knowledge of Hinduism.

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Answers to questions on Hinduism by Kripaluji Maharaj's pracharak

Beautiful bhajans and inspiring discourses with Swami Nikhilanand, based on the teachings of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj

Sat. March 2: What is more important, Religion or Science?
Sun. March 3: Can science prove the existence of God?
Mon. March 4: Why are there so many forms of God?
Tue. March 5: Why are there so many paths to God?
Wed. March 6: Are all religions the same? What makes Hinduism great?
Thurs. March 7: Why are there so many sects and sampradayas within Hinduism?
Fri. March 8: What does Hinduism say is the ultimate aim of human life?

Dates & Times:
Sat & Sun, March 2nd & 3rd: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri, March 4th - 8th: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Garg Residence
801 Madre Street
Pasadena California 91107
(626) 319 2064

This will be fascinating discourse that Swami Nikhilanand Ji, a pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, has presented in Hindu Temples throughout New York, Texas, Virginia and all over the country. It could be a life-changing opportunity for you and your family and friends to experience beautiful teachings of Hinduism and enjoy uplifting chantings of the names of God.

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) was founded by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the fifth prime Jagadguru in the last 5000 years. Founded in 1990, the Radha Madha Dham Temple and ashram campus serves as the national center of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat in the United States and is one of the largest Hindu temples in North America.

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