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Achintya Mailing List - Update
By Krishna Susarla 

Since introducing it several months ago, the Achintya Bedha Abedha Tattva mailing list has grown to about 290 members. All postings are strictly moderated according to brahminical standards of behavior. This means that discussions take place without flaming, politics, or condescending remarks, which have historically ruined other religious Internet forums.


The Quality of Chanting - Solution?
By Cakra Pani das

Since the spiritual health of individuals and our organizations are very intimate connected with the quality of chanting the Holy Names of Sri Krishna, I would like to introduce a new technique of chanting the Maha Mantra, which has proved to be quite potential for a beginner like I am. It is a technique of how to focus the mind on the Holy Name without giving him the chance of "spacing out", of wandering away into the countless subjects he is normally involved in.


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Sanskrit CD Now Available
By Urmila devi dasi

The CD to learn, or enhance your learning of, Sanskrit is finally out! I saw a demonstration of this CD last year. It is quite good and I highly recommend it. Click on the link to get the ordering information.

Your servant, Urmila devi dasi

http://www.samskrita-bharati.org/cd.html 


Vedic Marriages Needs Web Host
By Vijay Kumar

We humbly request your assistance in finding a web server to host the website www.vedicmarriage.com. This is a very important resource for the devotees to be able to find a Krishna conscious husband or wife on the web.

© CHAKRA 8-July-2001


"Naturaleza" - Experiences with Srila Prabhupada?
By Draupadi and Brajisma

Over the years since Srila Prabhupada left, we have had some very strong experiences of direct communication and continual guidance from him through dreams and mystical experience. Sometimes we are approached to recollect some of our memories of Srila Prabhupada when he was on this planet, and we all love to cherish and relish these beautiful memories. 

© CHAKRA 8-July-2001


Opportunities for Grihastas
By Devahotra Dasa

When so many of us focus on the problems in ISKCON (and I do not mean to minimize them), perhaps some devotees might reflect on the opportunities that Tasmania, Australia offers.

© CHAKRA 30 January 2001


Sexual Addiction: Treatable Disease
Author's Name Withheld on Request

In a recent article on CHAKRA, the author explains the difficulty of following the four regulative principles, especially no illicit sex. Since Krishna Consciousness principles set out by Srila Prabhupada emphasize "no illicit sex" as one of the "pillars" of the Movement, Srila Prabhupada's view was that sex should only be employed for the propagation of Krishna Conscious children. The author of the recent CHAKRA article argues it is very difficult to follow this principle. While it is not my purpose to address that article directly, I wish to address the topic of sexual addiction as a treatable disease and to help you find tools for self-assessment and support groups.

© CHAKRA 25-January-2001


Vaishnava Training and Education Courses in January and February, 2000

Please select the courses you wish to take at least two weeks prior to the time you will be attending by submitting an online application form at. Please apply as soon as possible to reserve space for yourself in the courses of your choice. You can also find a description of our fee schedule on our website.

© CHAKRA 09-December-2000


Book Review: Sri Hari Bhakti Kalpa Latika

NEW BOOK: Sri Hari Bhakti Kalpa Latika, The Wish Fulfilling Creeper of Devotional Service to Lord Hari. Compiled by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.

Produced and Published by Isvara dasa

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura originally discovered a copy of this delightful book more than a hundred years ago. Though the actual author is unknown but because of the contents of the book, which is pure unalloyed bhakti, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura translated it into Bengali and published it many times.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 01-December-2000


New Govinda's Restaurant and Website in America
By Kalavati devi dasi

I wanted to let you know of a new Govinda's Restaurant and website in the USA. His Grace Adikarta Prabhu and his wife Her Grace Rucira Prabhu, who currently live in the Sandy Ridge community, have opened it.
>Full Story

  © CHAKRA 29-November-2000


Vedic Arts Children Books
By Syamasundara das

Unfortunately, recent reports suggest ISKCON has failed in educating its children. If true, and if the trend continues, how would Srila Prabhupada's movement continue for another 10,000 years? One answer to this problem is to publish as many children’s books as possible for the children and lay a Krishna Conscious foundation for them.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 29-November-2000


A Translation Opportunity
By Nrsimhananda dasa

Dear Prabhus, 

Please make this opportunity available to members of our society.

ITV has a number of Telegu and Tamil devotional movies that require translation to English. We will pay $250 per film.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 20-November-2000


Leadership Traits
ISKCON Leadership – Part III
By
Yugala Kisor das

In this essay, we will review the leadership traits model and how it is applicable to ISKCON leadership. There are other models to be reviewed in future essays, but I’d like to bring to your attention that understanding leadership traits is of vital importance to ISKCON leaders. The reason is that religious organizations (ISKCON included) rely firmly on the characters of their leaders. Although the Holy Shastras are there to guide mankind, people need the presence of leaders to provide guidance, encouragement, couching and exemplary behavior. In other words, in secular organizations leaders are only expected to adhere to a code of conduct; whereas leaders in religious organizations are required to do so. Our leaders, especially the top rank, cannot overlook this point, in any way, at any time.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 15-November-2000


Sanskrit Education - Resources for Learning
By Urmila devi dasi

This fall Samskrita Bharati, the South Indian organization dedicated to reviving Sanskrit as a spoken language, will release a two-CD set for learning the language. It is excellently done, including dictionaries, alphabet instruction, grammar tutorials, and illustrated dialogue. I will post a follow-up notice when the CD's become available.  
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 7-October-2000


Book Review: "Watering the Seed" by Giriraj Swami
By Sikhi Mahiti das

CHAKRA (Cape Town, South Africa) - One important recent development in ISKCON is that several senior disciples of Srila Prabhupada who had close association with him have begun the process of writing down their memories of him. His Holiness Giriraj Swami, who joined ISKCON in 1969 and served in the Juhu project as temple president under Srila Prabhupada's direct supervision, has recently released the first in a series of books about his experiences with Srila Prabhupada. "Watering the Seed" consists of anecdotes and articles from the pastimes and teachings of Srila Prabhupada. The book has been well received by devotees.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 14-September-2000


VIHE Kartik Semester 2000
By Kripa Pala das

The VIHE in Vrindavan was established to fulfill Srila Prabhupada's desire for an educational institute in Vrindavan. The VIHE in the holy dhama provides an ideal facility and atmosphere for you to improve your sadhana, develop your devotional qualities, engage in serious study, associate with senior devotees and receive training in practical skills relevant to management and preaching. The VIHE also aims to preserve and disseminate standards Srila Prabhupada set for acting in Krishna consciousness and to deepen devotees' understanding, realization and appreciation of Srila Prabhupada's teachings and movement. 
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 12-August-2000


Kumbha Mela Website
By Mahaman Das

We wish to inform you that we are hosting a website on Kumbha Mela 2001. 
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 15-Jan-2004


IFAST On-Line Mini-Courses
By Akrura dasa

INTRODUCTORY COURSE 10 Principles of Higher Consciousness Leadership (HCL)

The principles listed here are simple yet profound tools that you may want to incorporate into your leadership / management style. To reap the greatest benefit from these principles, you can include a meditation on these ten essential principles of excellent leadership in your daily regimen. Also, as you read each chapter, you can reflect on these ten essential principles as a way to enhance your understanding. In addition, the first exercise in each Course refers back to these principles as a reminder.  
>Full Story

© 2000 The Institute for Applied Spiritual Technology


New Vaisnava Postards Site
By Damodar Das

A new vaisnava postcards site is now available.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 11-April-2000


Material qualifications not needed to serve Krsna
By Hari Rama dasa and Virendra Dayal

Welcome to the KrishnaSoft’s Electronic Newsletter. This is the September 1999 issue entitled: “No Material Qualifications Are Needed to Serve Krsna!.” WEB: http://www.krishnasoft.com; EMAIL: krishna@krishnasoft.com or vdayal@castle.net.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 22-Sep-1999


Vaisnava excellence
By Akrura dasa

This Newsletter is designed to inspire us to develop a Culture of Constant Improvement within our individual lives, families and communities. Through this we may strive for excellence in our duties in devotional service and thus please Krsna, Supreme Lord and all living entities.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 13-Sep-1999


The Saraswati
Charitable Trust (TSCT)
by Satyanarayana dasa


The Saraswati Charitable Trust (TSCT), an independent private foundation, was established in an attempt to discover some rare opportunities and new "pioneering soil" in which to plant the transcendent seeds of Srila Prabhupada's books (and to provide a clear conduit for others similarly interested). At the present time, it is primarily involved with helping to facilitate the translation, printing and distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books in very specific, undeveloped areas of the world. Areas that currently remain either non-funded or very poorly so.
>Click Here

© CHAKRA 20-Feb-99

Information on
Prostate Cancer

Devotees interested in learning about prostate cancer can find information at the following web site:

http://comed.com/Prostate/

It is recommended that all men over 40 learn about this disease and have regular checkups to detect it. It is one of the leading causes of death in middle-aged and older men, especially in the West, but is usually treatable if detected early.

© CHAKRA 6-Jan-99


Animated Greeting Cards
from Madhava Gosh (das)


Guess what!! You have just received an animated greeting card from Gosh. You can pick up your personal greeting by connecting to the following WWW Address

bluemountain.com

(Your greeting card will be available for the next 60 days)

This service is FREE! :) HAVE a good day and have fun!

Accessing your card indicates your agreement with our Website Rules posted at the bottom of the following Web location: (You're welcome to send a free card to someone at this location)

http://www2.bluemountain.com

© CHAKRA 21-Dec-98


"Poems for Prabhupada"
Web Page
from Lori Erbs


Dear Chakra:

Here is a nice web page called "Poems for Prabhupada" by Anubhavananda dasa at:

http://www.
unlimited-resources.com
anubhavananda.html


© CHAKRA 4-Dec-98


Bhakti Tirtha Swami's
Class on Internet Radio

By Vipramukhya Swami



CHAKRA (Vancouver) — Bhakti Tirtha Swami's controversial Sunday feast lecture, a recent topic of discussion VNN and CHAKRA, can now be heard on CHAKRA in RealAudio format.

To listen to it you will need a sound card in your computer, and the latest RealAudio player (a free download). For more information go to http://swami.simplenet.com/RealAudio/

Hear for yourself what Maharaja said and whether or not devotees were "screaming" at him during the lecture. You don't need to depend on others to tell you what he said. Today's Internet technology lets you hear for yourself, right now, on line.

The lecture ends with a round of applause from the devotees.

Click here to listen.

http://swami.simplenet.com/
RealAudio/bin/bts/bts.ram


You can also find Bhakti Tirtha Swami's lecture at

http://swami.simplenet.com/
RealAudio/devotees/


© CHAKRA 20-Nov-98


How ISKCON Can Be Improved
an audio presentation



CHAKRA (Vancouver)—His Holiness Hrdayananda dasa Goswami gave his opinion how ISKCON can be improved during a recent visit to Bhaktivedanta Manor, England. In his discussion, which took place in the Manor temple room on the evening of November 5, 1998, he gave a strong, humorous and opinionated istagoshti.

The discussion is in three parts. Now you can listen to this discussion on CHAKRA in RealAudio format.

To be able to listen to this and other lectures on line, you need a sound card in your computer and the latest version of the RealAudio Player (a free download). Click here to download the RealAudio player if you don't already have it:
http://www.realaudio.com/products/player/index.html

How ISKCON Can Be Improved
A discussion by
H.H. Hrdayananda dasa Goswami

(
http://swami.simplenet.com/
RealAudio/bin/
Bhaktivedanta_Manor/5(1).ram


To listen to lectures by Srila Prabhupada and senior devotees or to listen to devotional music, dramatic readings, and kirtans, visit the Hare Krishna RealAudio site at
http://swami.simplenet.com/RealAudio . It's like hearing a Radio broadcast right over the Internet.

And don't give up if it seems that the audio is taking a long time to start. If you see a message at the bottom of the RealAudio player saying "buffering," the message means that the player is filling up all your available computer memory with the audio file. This can take a few minutes, literally.

© CHAKRA 18-Nov-98


Multimedia Krsna CD
w/Vedic Planetarium


Dear Friends,

The latest computer CD from Krishna Software renders the Krsna Book of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada into multimedia form. This CD contains:

(a) Multimedia bhajans by Srila Prabhupada like "Yasomati Nandana", "Jaya Radhe Jaya Krsna", etc.

(b) Multimedia demonstration of the universal form of Krsna;

(c) Table of contents allowing easy access to all 89 chapters of the entire Krsna Book;

(d) About the Author with background bhajans;

(e) Deity Greetings (different dresses for the Deities than Gita CD);

(f) Chanting section (different audio than Gita CD);

(g) On-line help and user's manual;

(h) Print any paragraph(s) w/fancy border options;

(i) Extract any paragraph(s);

(j) Dictations of most of the Krsna Book by Srila Prabhupada;

(k) 310 illustrations synchronized with dictations and text

You already know that the Gita CD was packed with about 30 hours of audio information; well, we improved the lossless compression technology and were able to fit 51 hours of audio on this CD!
>Click Here

© CHAKRA 10-Nov-98


Krsna's Internet Radio
from Anil


Hare Krsna Vipramukhya Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances. Maharaja, I personally do not know you but I want to say that
Krsna's Internet Radio is excellent. I cannot believe that such a site exists!

I am a computer programmer and I can constantly listen to the radio at my work and thus engage my senses in Krsna conciousness even at work. Thank you a trillion times for enabling aspiring devotees like me feel the association of Prabhupada & senior devotees at work too.

Thank you.

Your aspiring Servant,

anil

CHAKRA 5-Oct-98


Forbidden Archeology
and Banned Books Week

from Lori Erbs


Celebrate Banned Books Week with Forbidden Archeology's Impact

The book that uncovered decades of "buried evidence" challenging the standard views on Human Evolution was itself threatened with censorship!

September 26 - October 3 is Banned Books Week, a time to cherish Intellectual Freedom and the right to express one's opinion even if that opinion may be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Forbidden Archeology's Impact: How A Controversial New Book Shocked the Scientific Community and Became an Underground Classic by Michael A. Cremo documents the explosive reaction of the scientific community and other establishment groups to his first work, Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race.

In this provocative compilation of reviews, correspondence and media interviews readers get a stunning inside look at how Establishment Scientists felt so threatened by The Mysterious Origins of Man, an NBC prime time special hosted by Charlton Heston and featuring Forbidden Archeology, that they lobbied the Federal Communications Commission to censure and fine NBC for airing it! This documentary also presents more subtle nuances of Academia's Knowledge Filters at work as reviewers ridicule Forbidden Archeology because of conflicts with deeply held beliefs and institutional doctrines instead of lack of scholarly content.

Forbidden Archeology co-authors Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson spent eight painstaking years retrieving hundreds of significant archival documents from obscure depositories in libraries that had been practically buried over the course of time. What they discovered was that massive quantities of perfectly good evidence for alternate theories of human evolution had been suppressed and ignored by the academic community. Forbidden Archeology has restored this evidence to modern scrutiny.
>Click Here

CHAKRA 2-Oct-98


Abhay Charan Web Site
from Damodar Mahajan dasa


The new web site for the Abhay Charan Video Epic is now online. It can be viewed by all devotees around the world. Information on how to obtain a copy of this great video epic of the greatest personality of all time: Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

The address of the site is
www.abhaycharan.com

CHAKRA 23-Sep-98


Bhagavad-Gita
Multimedia CD
from Krishna Software


Dear Friends,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Recently, the BBTI passed a resolution granting permission to Krishna Software Inc. to distribute the Multimedia Bhagavad-gita As It Is CD. This CD is finally available thanks to the mercy of the Vaisnavas especially Jayadvaita Swami and Vipramukhya Swami. It was produced under the guidance of Hari Rama Prabhu. It is very good for preaching and has helped to inspire many people. If you are interested in this CDROM, please feel free to contact Krishnasoft by emailing to:

krishna@krishnasoft.com

All the specifications and many reviews are on the web site at:
http://www.krishnasoft.com

We have made it so that everyone can afford it and programmed it to work even on low-end 486 machines. Preaching the glories of Lord Krsna to everyone is the goal and for this reason Krishna Software Inc. is being described by some as a "Religion disguised as a business."

Here are some of the contents in the Gita CD:

(1) Original 700 Sanskrit verses,

(2) Transliteration of verses in English w/diacritics

(3) About 300 full-color illustrations
>Click Here

CHAKRA 6-Sep-98


Ayurvedic Degree Courses in USA

Florida Vedic College a state-authorized degree-granting instution in Florida, started by   Mahabuddhi dasa, a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in 1990, is proud to offer in the USA, for the first time - degree programs and courses in Dhanvantari Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology.

The Dhanvantari Ayurveda department is headed up by H.G. Chitrakara dasa, an Ayurvedic physician and author of several books on Ayurveda. Chitrakara prabhu, also a disciple of Srila Prabhupada has been pioneering Ayurvedic education in Europe and India, Now students interested in pursuing an education in Dhanvantari Ayurveda can apply for one of the three course levels available for instruction:

Certificate of Dhanvantari Ayurveda Training; Masters Degree in Dhanvantari Ayurveda, and Doctorate of Dhanvantari Ayurveda. Courses begin with a one-week on-site intensive program with hands-on training, with the International Faculty of the Department of Ayurveda, on October 26th through Nov. 1st of this year. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll today for this program. The Ayurvedic degree programs offered by FVC, are accredited by AADP, ICAAMS, and AFVCS. Graduates are eligible for board certification through AADP. Student Loan programs available. For more information regarding the Ayurvedic training programs see our website listed below.

Our Vedic Astrology department, headed up by Sriman Shyamasundara dasa, Jyotisha Sastri, also a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, is offering a bachelor's-degree program in Vedic Astrology. Courses are completed by external study and can be taken individually or toward degree program.

Contact Florida Vedic College: toll free at 1-888-278-9816 or see our website for information:
www.floridavediccollege.edu

or contact us by email:
info@floridavediccollege.edu

CHAKRA 22-Aug-98


The "New Hare Krsna World" Video
from Nrsimhananda dasa

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

With all the recent controversy about ISKCON, the just released "New Hare Krsna World" video (2 videos, Pt 1 & 2, 52 min ea.) is the perfect medicine for the "negative vibes."

These videos show more of the rule than the exception of ISKCON's activities, so get a balanced view of what is really happening in the society.

In production for over three years, the program provides an inspiring and comprehensive kaleidoscope of devotees' activities and achievements from Bali to Uruguay, including Food for Life, Harinam, Farms, Book Distribution, Restaurants, Temples (openings in Delhi, Bangalore, etc.), Padayatra, Science, Grhasta ashram, Vaisnava Youth (and gurukulas), Rathayatras, thumbnail profiles of selected devotees, etc.

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

With all the recent controversy about ISKCON, the just released "New Hare Krsna World" video (2 videos, Pt 1 & 2, 52 min ea.) is the perfect medicine for the "negative vibes."

These videos show more of the rule than the exception of ISKCON's activities, so get a balanced view of what is really happening in the society.

In production for over three years, the program provides an inspiring and comprehensive kaleidoscope of devotees' activities and achievements from Bali to Uruguay, including Food for Life, Harinam, Farms, Book Distribution, Restaurants, Temples (openings in Delhi, Bangalore, etc.), Padayatra, Science, Grhasta ashram, Vaisnava Youth (and gurukulas), Rathayatras, thumbnail profiles of selected devotees, etc.
>Click Here

CHAKRA 20-Aug-98


Nectar of Instruction
Online Study Group
Not Too Late to Join!
from Vijay Sadananda Pai

Dear Prabhus,

Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

The BTG-Talk mailing list has been serving as an electronic companion to BTG magazine for roughly two years now. BTG-Talk is a moderated forum for civilized discussion of all topics related to Krishna Consciousness as taught by Srila Prabhupada. Currently, the BTG-Talk mailing list is pursuing an online study group for the text Nectar of Instruction, with an aim to discuss one verse per week until completing the book. We are currently starting the second verse. We invite all devotees to participate in the hopes that we can all gain a better appreciation and understanding of this book.

For more information on BTG-Talk, please see the home page at http://www.cs.rice.edu/~vivek/btg/ , which includes an archive and subscription information. To subscribe, send an email to
btg-talk@iskcon.net with the subject "subscribe".

Your servant,

Vijay S. Pai

CHAKRA 20-Aug-98
Dear Prabhus,

Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

The BTG-Talk mailing list has been serving as an electronic companion to BTG magazine for roughly two years now. BTG-Talk is a moderated forum for civilized discussion of all topics related to Krishna Consciousness as taught by Srila Prabhupada. Currently, the BTG-Talk mailing list is pursuing an online study group for the text Nectar of Instruction, with an aim to discuss one verse per week until completing the book. We are currently starting the second verse. We invite all devotees to participate in the hopes that we can all gain a better appreciation and understanding of this book.

For more information on BTG-Talk, please see the home page at http://www.cs.rice.edu/~vivek/btg/ , which includes an archive and subscription information. To subscribe, send an email to
btg-talk@iskcon.net with the subject "subscribe".

Your servant,

Vijay S. Pai

CHAKRA 20-Aug-98


New Vedabase Upgrade
from Ekanath das (ACBSP)


The Bhaktivedanta Archives is pleased to announce the release of The Bhaktivedanta VedaBase version 4.11 on Krishna Janmastami, August 14th 1998. This release is now tailored specifically to the needs of devotees. It now supports many new features to assist you with in-depth research. It also includes all BBT publications (even cookbooks). Thousands of links and much, much more! See below for all the NEW features you have been waiting for, and pricing.

Please Note: This Upgrade is ONLY available for Windows 95/98/NT** It does NOT support MAC or Windows 3.1
>Click Here

CHAKRA 17-Aug-98


Srila Prabhupada Disciple Database
from Mahamaya dasi


Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Uniting Srila Prabhupada's Family is an on-going Centennial Project. We are trying to locate all diksa-initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada and compile a database.

Our goals are to glorify Srila Prabhupada by keeping an accurate record of his diksa-initiated disciples for posterity, to create a devotee memorial with all names and place/date of initiation at Srila Prabhupada's Samadhi Mandir in Mayapur, and to encourage everyone in pursuing Krsna consciousness via our newsletter, Prabhupadanuga, which we are sending out to all USA addresses of the Srila Prabhupada disciples in our current database.

However, we need your help to complete this list. What you can do:

A) If you are initiated by Srila Prabhupada, please write me back with the following info:
>Click Here

CHAKRA 15-Aug-98


Vyasapuja Book on Web
by Vipramukhya Swami




CHAKRA (Bhaktivedanta Manor) - The 1998 BBT Vyasapuja Book is now on the web at http://iskcon.net/vp98

This is identical to the printed version (except for pictures), including the famed "missing offering" of Somaka Swami.

The Vyasapuja book is produced yearly by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust on the appearance day of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. It contains offerings of appreciation to Srila Prabhupada.

The web version of the Vyasapuja book, just like the printed version, has an Introduction, Meaning of Vyasapuja, offerings by GBCs, offerings by Sannyasis, offerings by Temples, offerings by BBTs and offerings by others. Read the offerings of your favorite sannyasi, GBC member, or temple right from the comfort of your computer screen.

To see the Vyasapuja book, click HERE.

CHAKRA 15-Aug-98


Multimedia Bhagavad-gita As It Is
from Nitya-trpta (dd) ACBSP (Krsna Vision) (DK)

Dandavats!

Jai Prabhupada!

This is to announce that although the Bhagavad Gita As It Is CD ROM that is now out fills a need, the BBT Trustees want to make it even better. While engaged in making the ISKCON Interactive for 3 years we had always planned to make the Gita after. Now we are in that process and it should be ready by December. If anyone has seen the ISKCON Interactive, now available on a Demo CD ROM, and soon out on DVD ROM, you will know the quality we are planning.

This version will, besides the entire book, have a notepad and extensive search facilities. You can hear the book, see slide shows and videos on the philosophy, and much much more. It will also link to a special WWW site for even more information. Original music will be composed by Krsna Prema das.

We will announce it when it is ready.

Your servant,

Nitya-tripta dasi

CHAKRA 13-Jul-98


Jayananda Web Site
Dear Prabhus,

Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Haribol! We invite you to take advantage of this Jayananda page, which is inspiring many devotees who are hearing and speaking of the wonderful devotee Jayananda Prabhu. There are 4 more pages of Jayananda stories added, stories from Adikesava and Mukunda Maharaja, and others, plus 8 entries.

You can access the Jayananda page at-
www.jayananda.com  

Begging to become a servant of the Vaisnavas,

Visoka dasa

CHAKRA 20-Jun-98


ISKCON-BBT
Internet Services
by Varnadi das and  Krishna Kirtan das,
ISKCON-BBT

(reprinted from COM)

Dear Prabhus and Matajis,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga.

This text is meant for devotees with Internet acces in general and Webmasters with sites listed in the Hare Krishna Index specifically.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce that ISKCON-BBT Internet Services (IBIS) is open for test-run memberships. We hope for your kind participation in helping us build a strong Hare Krishna fortress on the Internet.

IBIS is an alliance of Web projects meant to ensure the integrity of ISKCON and the BBT on the Internet, while at the same time offering an environment of unity in which a high quality presentation of Vaishnavism to the Internet community can be achieved. If you maintain a Web site or are in any other way interested in cyber-preaching, please contact us. We can help you start up specific projects or get you in contact with existing projects that can use your help.

Membership of IBIS is free and easily attained. It includes the following services:

* Free Web site hosting up to 6 Megabytes
* Affordable (sub)domain hosting
* Maximum exposure on the Internet
* Participation in the Hare Krishna Webring
* Support in Web design and contents
* Support in UseNet and IRC preaching
* Access to BBT copyrighted material
* Access to the IBIS Member Forum
* Access to basic and advanced Internet tutorials
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CHAKRA 30 May 98


Mayapur Sankirtan Seminar Tapes
by Navina Nirada dasa

Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The tapes from the yearly sankirtan meetings in Mayapur are available now from the Sankirtan Tape Ministry. This years' speakers and topics were:

  • Rohini Suta Prabhu "Reading Srila Prabhupadas books and chanting HK"
  • Kavicandra Swami "Bhagavad Gita and BD"
  • Bhaktivaibhava Swami "Srimad Bhagavatam and BD"
  • Niranjana Swami "Caitanya Caritamrita and BD"
  • Sankirtana stories from devotees around the world
  • Question and Answer session with Yajna Purusa, Kaustubha and NND Prabhus
  • Kaunteya and Kaustubha Prabhus "Book Distribution and the congregation"
  • Navina Nirada das "My inspiration"

You can order these 6 tapes by sending a check (in the name of ISKCON) for US$ 25 (incl. shipping) to:

The Sankirtan Tape Ministry
Bergstrasse 54
8030 Zurich- Switzerland

Or tell me your orders on com. You will get them faster.

Wishing you all the best.

Your servant,
Navina Nirada Dasa

CHAKRA 13-Apr-98


Notice to Authors
From Dhruva Maharaja Dasa


Dear Prabhus,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! For several years my lifestyle has been one that’s brought me back and forth to India. I spent seven years going back and forth to Vrndavana, three or four to Mayapur, and the last three or four to Jagannatha Puri. When we travel to India, it’s not only for a few days but usually to remain there for several months. This constantly puts me into a dilemma of deciding what books to bring, or to put into storage, whatever the case may be.

I am now embarking on a new project that will relieve that burden, and will no doubt be of interest to many devotees. I want to put as many books as possible on a CD ROM so that devotees can take bundles of books with them when they travel, what to speak of having access to all that information literally at your finger tips wherever you are. To do this I need the consent of various authors, and will require each author’s permission as well as computer disks, so I don’t have to scan each and every book page by page.

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CHAKRA 04 03 98


ISKCON Arcana Journal
Now on Line

Liverpool, England (CHAKRA) - The acclaimed ISKCON Arcana Journal, which immediately sold out last Gaura Purnima, is now online at http://www.atma.u-net.com/arcana/

The site includes articles of interest to a wide range of people, from pujaris to new and old devotees to educators and academics, with a stimulating mix of reports, stories, memories, philosophy and even a comic strip: Sadhu. Also included is the title story from Ravindra Svarupa Dasa's Encounter with the Lord of the Universe together with practical advice on how to perform various aspects of Deity worship.

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CHAKRA 6 Jan 98

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