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Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj disciple to lead Bhagvad Gita lectures in Plano Texas

Special 3-day lecture series in Dallas with Swami Nikhilanand Ji, pracaharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Basics of Hinduism for Families
A Class for the Whole Family with Swami Nikhilanand

Date: Friday & Saturday, Sept 26 & 27; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 28: 30:30 pm - 5:30 pm (snacks and dinner will be provided)

Day 1: Hinduism Explains Everything; a general overview of Hindu philosophy
Day 2: Is it Logical to Believe in God?; remove your doubts about the existence of God
Day 3: Using Hindu Principles to Develop the Positive Potential of the Mind; understanding one's mind and how to become a better person

- Appropriate for ages 6 & up, but younger children may also attend
- Worksheets and study material provided
- Questions and discussion encouraged
- Class concludes with a fun game of Jeopardy

Location: Goyal Residence, 9020 Roundbluff Road, Plano, TX 75025

Please RSVP to Deepali Goyal at 972-849-0166 or

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, TX.

Newsletter and new school at Kripalu Ji Maharaj's American ashram
Radha Madhav Dham USA launches cutting-edge newsletter and Shiksha education

From Vrindavan Times News: JKP Radha Madhav Dham,  the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, has launched the very first issue of a cutting-edge multi-media, interactive e-Newsletter. According to Radha Madhav Dham, the e-Newsletter has been created to provide an experiential platform for ongoing communication and interaction between the temple-ashram community and the supporters and devotees of Radha Madhav Dham so they always feel updated, engaged, inspired and close to the Dham, no matter where they are. 

The newsletter contains info about the latest devotional events and projects at Radha Madhav Dham, national events by the sanyasi preachers of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, inspirational teachings of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj as well as awards and recognition of devotees affiliated with Radha Madhav Dham.

Click on the link below to view the very first edition of the e-Newsletter: 

Chirag Patel, Ph.d., Managing member of Radha Madhav Dham, in his introduction of the Newsletter says:

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.
For a better first-time experience, Radha Madhav Dham recommends to review the quick tips below for navigating through the e-Newsletter:
  1. Chanting begins when the e-Newsletter opens. To pause the chanting, click on the arrow in the lower left-hand side. 
  2. 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. 
  3. To print a single page, simply check the box next to the page number. 
  4. To print the whole e-Newsletter, click on "Select All" 
  5. 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.) 
  6. To customize your setting, feel free to experiment with the different zoom and page transition settings. 
  7. For Help, use the "Help" button to show you how to navigate better.
Radha Madhav Dham hopes this experience will continue to inspire devotion to Radha Krishna.

Last month, Radha Madhav Dham also launched Shikhsa USA, a state-of-the-art Vedic educational community, which offers 14 traditional and modern subjects to students age 4 - 18. More than 70 students enrolled in the first semester and registration for second semester is to be announced soon. Shiksha is currently recruiting teachers of Classical dance and Indian semiclassical dance with prior teaching experience to give classes at Shiksha, which is based in Austin. Applications can be made at 

Shiksha is available on facebook at and Shiksha's website is

Video: Inaugural speech of Chirag Patel, Ph.D.

New school at Kripalu Ji Maharaj's American ashram
One of the classrooms at the newly inaugurated Shiksha at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

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.

Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees present devotional picnic in New York

Join your Radha Krishna devotee family in New York for day of sun, smiles and sadhana with JKP's legendary annual Picnic & Satsang in Sands Point Preserve

Date: Sun., September 1, 2013.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Where: Sands Point Preserve
127 Middleneck Road
Port Washington,
New York 11050.
Phone: 516-571-7900

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: 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!

Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees present devotional picnic in New York

Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees present devotional picnic in New York Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees present devotional picnic in New York
Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees present devotional picnic in New York

Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees present devotional picnic in New York

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

Amazing spiritual programs are taking place throughout Los Angeles right now! Visit for full details!

Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj's devotees enjoy retreat in California
Radha Govind Dham, L.A. Weekend Intensive 

Location: 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.

Intensive Schedule 

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 Sunday, 

September 30 
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.

ALL Swami Nikhilanand's upcoming program info in Los Angeles 2012 is available at

Devotees of Kripaluji Maharaj experiencing the bliss of kirtan
Swami Nikhilanand leading the devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in blissful kirtan

Join us for a night of blissful chanting and meditation with Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple and pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. This spiritually enhancing event is being presented by Bhakti Yoga Shala, California.

Date: Sat, Sept. 22nd 
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM 
   Bhakti Yoga Shala,   
   207 Arizona Ave,   
   Santa Monica,   
   California 90405

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