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
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.
801 Madre Street.,
Pasadena, CA 91107.
Phone: (626) 319-2064 to RSVP
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.
Swami Nikhilanand, a senior disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj and preacher of JKP Radha Madhav Dham, will present an enlightening kirtan and lecture series called "Great Saints of India" at Hindu Center of Flushing, April 28th - May 5th 2013.
Dates: Sun. April 28th - Sun, May 5th Times: Both Sundays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Monday - Saturday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Hindu Center of Flushing
45-52 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, New York 11355 Phone: 718-358-6726
In this series, Shree Swami Nikhilanand Ji explains the philosophy of God realization and becoming a Saint according to the teachings of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. He shares the life history of a few important Saints from the history of India and explains what we can learn from them to help us find God in this life. Some important Saints we'll learn about are: Bhak Dhruv, Bhakt Prahlad, Bhakt Sudama as well as the philosophy of how a Saint actually helps the souls. Swamiji has previously given this series at Radha Madhav Dham and at Hindu centers and temples around the country. Search 'Swami Nikhilanand Saints of India' on youtube to watch! Sample below:
Ram Navmi 2013 will be celebrated at Radha Madhav Dham with a week long Ramayan Katha by Sushree Siddheshvari Devi followed by a grand festival on Sunday April 21 2013. The Ram Navmi 2013 festival will be streamed live online!
Shree Ram bhaktas from throughout Texas are counting down the days to Ram Navmi 2013 which will be celebrated with traditional fervor and devotion at Radha Madhav Dham, the main ashram and temple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in America.
Ram Navmi (the birth of Lord Ram) took place in Tretayug, over 18 million years ago, but Shree Ram always remains with His loving devotees as He is eternally omnipresent. All throughout India, we can still see the reminders of Shree Ram's life. There is Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh where he appeared, Chitracut, also in Uttar Pradesh, where He stayed in the early days of His exile, Panchavati in Maharashtra from where Sita was abducted, Hampi where Ram met Hanuman, Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu from where he built a bridge to Lanka, and Rishikesh where he performed penance to atone for killing Ravan who although a demon, was also a Brahman by birth. The days of Ram's birth, of his victory over Ravan and of his return to Ayodha are known as Ram Navmi, Dusshera and Diwali festivals.
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the preceptor of Radha Madhav Dham, has established a very special little Ram Mandir in Shree Shringverpur, located 25 km south-east of Mangarh on the banks of the Ganges River. It is situated on the exact spot where Nishadraj helped Ram, Sita, and Lakchman cross the Ganges during their exile in the forest. In Vrindavan, the Sita Ram darshan at Prem Mandir takes your breath away, so it is also one of the holiest sites for devotees of Sita Ram.
Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj offering his respects to Sita Ram at Prem Mandir
Devotees standing in front of the Ram Mandir established by Shree Maharajji in Shringverpur Dham
Darshan of Sita Ram and Lakshman at a small Ram Mandir in Shringverpur, founded by Shree Maharajji
Radha Madhav Dham in America is one of the best places to feel part of the Shree Ram tradition. The three main Shree Ram celebrations are celebrated in such beautiful and devotional ways that can hardly be matched. This year Radha Madhav Dham will celebrate Ram Navmi with week long Ramayan Katha led by Sushree Siddheshvari Devi Ji, culminating with the Ram Navmi celebration on Sunday, April 21 from 11 am - 1 pm.
In the weeks preceeding Ram Navmi, the devotees are busy preparing for the Ram Navmi celebration. They create wondrous backdrops and props to be placed in the temple and shrine. The event coordinators are in full swing, choreographing the reenactment of the leelas, with the actor kids and adults rehearsing and the costume crew making sure everything is perfect. Radha Madhav Dham's team of talented techies have been hard at work over the past few weeks to give us something extra to inspire our devotion this year: Live streaming of the whole Ram Navmi celebration!
Scene from a Ram Navmi leela jhanki at Radha Madhav Dham accompanied by lively singing of chaupai from the Ramayan. Ram Navmi 2013 leela will be the best one yet!
Beautiful leela jhankis accompanied by singing of the chaupai from the Ramayan, abhishek ceremony of Shree Ram's lotus feet, jhula celebration of baby Ram, continuous singing of the best Sita Ram kirtans revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Maharaj, along with frequent outpourings of Ramchandra Ki Jai! reverberating throughout the entire temple and surroundings of Radha Madhav Dham... This is the traditional Ram Navmi vision at Radha Madhav Dham. Afterwards, everyone partakes of a delicious celebratory prasad lunch prepared and served by the Austin community.
Precious, personal moment swinging the cradle of baby Ram on Ram Navmi 2013
We would be doing a great favor to all interested friends and family to share the link as well as the timings. The devotees are always conscientious of making us feel part of these events, through new and innovative technologies. There is a lovely feeling of connectedness, knowing that you are part of the event, watching live and joining in, as other devotees do the same, feeling the same feelings as the crowds that are actually present on the day. The date and international timings and URL of the Live Stream are as follows:
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.
In this lecture, Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj and teacher at JKP Radha Madhav Dham, explains the philosophy of God realization and becoming a Saint. He shares the life history of Prahlad, an important Saints from the history of India and explains what we can learn from him to help us find God in this life. The life history of Prahlad, and the story of how he was saved by God from being killed by demons, is the real meaning of Holi. This lecture is based on the teachings of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.
Experience Holi from your home!
Historic live streaming of Holi: Radha Madhav Dham's techies have been hard at work to make sure that each and every one of us can participate and feel included in their grand and joyous Holi celebration on March 30th, 2013. With today's advanced technology, now we can see, feel, experience and enjoy one of the best, most fun, most spiritual Holi celebrations in the whole world right from our own home!
Please distribute the link far and wide, so that as many people as possible can benefit from this historic opportunity to be part of the Holi celebrations in the very abode of Radha Krishna in the west: http://radhamadhavdham.org/video/live
Live Streaming of Holi 2013 from Radha Madhav Dham begins at 3:00 pm Central Standard Time, March 30th
International Time Conversions
Pacific Standard Time 1:00 pm Saturday March 30th
Central Standard Time 3:00 pm Saturday March 30th
Eastern Standard Time 4:00 pm Saturday March 30th
UK/Ireland 8:00 pm Saturday March 30th
Paris/Rome/Warsaw 9:00 pm Saturday March 30th
India 01:30:00 Sunday Saturday MARCH 31st
Kathmandu 01:45:00 Sunday MARCH 31st
Singapore/Beijing 04:00:00 Sunday MARCH 31st
Live Viewing Schedule
Chanting of Braj-style Holi songs and chants revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Come celebrate a traditional, braj-style Holi at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Radha Madhav Dham, where the people are as diverse as the Holi colors; Let's Play
A conversation about Holi conjures up many different things for different people. Like all of our great Hindu festivals, Holi has numerous aspects; social, cultural, religious and spiritual. One thing that devotees and the community in America can enjoy in common though is the traditional Braj-style Holi at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. The thousands of people who come play Holi at this veritable Shangri-La of the Occident, and their reasons for coming, are as numerous and multifarious as the colors of Holi itself. That's what makes Holi at Radha Madhav Dham all the more unique, special and beautiful.
"Hindu festivals are so many that they would be impossible to count, but almost all of them commemorate some leela or Divine historical event. Holi is the day that Krishna protected His devotee Prahlad from being killed in a fire. The true meaning of any Hindu holiday/festival is to remember that the aim of life is to find God. We are supposed to remember this all the time, but the various festivals help us to re-focus our energy in this direction."
The Holi plays of Radha Krishna, which took place from time to time during their life, 5000 years ago, illustrate some of the highest platforms of Transcendental bliss, the meditation of which reveals deep experiences in the heart of a Radha Krishna devotee. Having the chance to actually play Holi in such a spiritually charged atmosphere as Radha Madhav Dham, keeping the feeling that you are participating in a real Holi scene with Radha Krishna, watching Krishna leelas being enacted by the devotees, feeling the Holi colors pour down on your body, mind and soul and listening to Holi songs revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj from a live band are most conducive circumstances for feeling the sublime and all-enrapturing states of Radha Krishna love.
On the cultural and social level, nothing builds a lifetime bond with someone like throwing colored powered on them and having them throw colored powder on you. Nothing says "I love you!" like smearing moist powder in someone's face! And this is also a perfectly valid reason to participate in Holi. Building friendships, getting to know people you always wanted to but couldn't, leaving aside past prejudices and misunderstandings in the spirit of the celebration are all part and parcel of the overall Holi experience. Holi is one of those "holistic" experiences that you really have to take part in once to understand.
The most important thing about Holi is to make it your own. Make your own day which you'll always remember and think about. The Holi play this year will have many unique and enjoyable features including a live band singing Holi songs from Braj to liven up the environment. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in the traditional burning of demon Holika's effigy. This act helps to remind ourselves that evil always burns in the face of good. The deeper significance of Holi & Holika are included in the "Holi talk" by Swami Nikhilanand, which will be presented in English. A delicious Dinner Prasad cooked by the Austin community will be served after the temple program ends and before the outdoor Holi play begins.
Radha Krishna Holi Darshan at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
The highlight of the Holi celebration is the chance to receive the Holi darshan of Radha Krishna, who are the very heart and soul of Radha Madhav Dham. Meditating silently on the beautiful scene or joining the chanting is a really wonderful experience.
The preparation for Holi is extensive and you really feel it on the day. You see it in the faces of the devotees, as weeks' of feelings of gulal making, days of food management and all the necessary preparations required for such an event are just released on the day. Everyone lets loose and looses themselves in the magic of the day. "It's all for Radha Rani", they say.
This year is expected to be the grandest and most colorful festival ever celebrated at Radha Madhav Dham. A devotee told me that all the rooms have been booked up, weeks in advance. So all you have to do now is mark you calendars, get your old clothes out, pack your bags and head home to Radha Madhav Dham! Jai Shree Radhey!
3:00 p.m. Chant Braj-style Holi Pads and Chants revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
4:00 p.m. Listen to Swami Nikhilanand Ji's talk on Holi
5:00 p.m. Enjoy delicious Dinner Prasad
6:00 p.m. Watch Holika burn in the Holi Bonfire
6:30 p.m. Celebrate with Holi Colors to a Live Band
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.
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.