June 16, 2008

Gita Nagari Sri Radha Damodar

Gita Nagari is in Juniata County, where the fertile land has lead to large settlements of agrarian communities like the Amish and Mennonites. In 1976, Srila Prabhupada desired to develop this place to exemplify the principle of “simple living and high thinking” and named this place as Gita Nagari – a village where ideals of Bhagavad Gita are lived.

The Retreat

The theme of the Retreat this year was Shikshastakam verse 3 – cultivating humility, tolerance, simplicity and respect.

May 19, 2008

Radha Kund

Visiting Radha Kunda & Shyama Kunda with HH Romapada Swami
Festival of Inspiration. May 10th 2008, New Vrindaban, WV

And at once, without any tickets we were immediately transferred to the most sacred place in the Universe: the divine lake of Radha kund in Vrindavan. It was Saturday, May10th 11:45 a.m. Seated in front of His Holiness Romapada Swami, we were filled with awe and reverence as he described to us the transcendental pastimes that took place at Radha kund, while giving us a fascinating virtual tour of this most holy place. We were about 50 devotees eagerly waiting to travel to Radha Kund with Guru Maharaja through his vani and our ears and hearts!