April 1, 2009

HH Romapada Swami

On the 16th, 17th, and 18th of March 2009, His Holiness Romapada Swami visited the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC or U of I) in Champaign, Illinois. Usually, he is able to make it down here once or twice a semester and it had been four months since his last visit. Whenever he comes down to do a “college program,” I see a different side of Maharaja. His tone is a little more casual, there is a slight lean to his stance, an intellectual sparkle in his eye. There is no doubt that Maharaja is quite the erudite scholar (both materially and spiritually) and it tends to come out in his visits at U of I.

March 31, 2009

Sri Radha Kunjabihari, ISKCON Detriot

The most awe inspiring moment of this visit was when Maharaja chose to give a lecture on the very day of his arrival from India after a long and grueling journey. Inspite of his obvious exhaustion, he gave an hour long discourse, followed by a 30 min Q&A session culminating in an hour long private discussion with some devotees & their families.

We all felt very inspired by his commitment, sincerity and humble mood of service. Maharaja conducted lively seminars on Essential Principles of Krishna Conscious Grhastha Life and gave deeper insights into relationships between husband & wife, between parents & children and talked about effective parenting.

April 13, 2009

Sri Radha Madan Mohan Deity, ISKCON DC

1) Date and time: Thursday, March 19th 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
How to receive mercy with an open heart and address anarthas, Washington DC March 2009
Like a child anxiously waiting to see its mother after a brief separation, we were eagerly waiting to have the personal association of our beloved Maharaja; the long wait came to an end on Thursday March 19th at 7.00 PM when he graced us with his presence carrying the message of Srila Prabhupada.