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Community News November / December 2013


Who’s Who

Community News

1. Jai Nitai Dasa

Temple President Charity Chairman Mentor Member of Management Board South Region Coordinator

4. Murli Manohara dasa

8. Maha Nrsimha dasa

5. Suddhatma dasa

9. Jagannath Suta dasa

Charity Trustee Head Pujari Member of Brahmacari Council Member of Management Board

Govinda’s Restaurant Manager Member of Management Board

Charity Trustee Festivals Coordinator Mentor

Radha Krishna Records

2. Bhava Bhakti dd

Mentorship System Coordinator Counsellor Charity Trustee / Secretary Temple Administrator South Regional Secretary Member of Management Board

6. Ram Charan dasa

3. Titiksu dasa

UK Ratha Yatra Coordinator Member of Management Board

10. Kasinatha dasa

Financial Controller Member of Management Board Mentor

Temple Security / Commander

7. Gaura Kishore dasa

11. Saumya Radhika dd

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Charity Trustee Mentor

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Mentor

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Who’s Who

Community News

12. Jaga Mohini dd

ISKCON Educational Services (IES) Tulasi pujari

16. Sachi Kishore dasa

13. Bhaktin Sunita

20. Gandaki dasa

Preaching and Outreach Mentor

Radha’s Boutique Manager Member of Management Board

Child Protection Officer Community Care Officer (Ombudsman) for ISKCON-London

Volunteers’ coordinator

17. Devaki dd

21. Bhakta Thiru

14. Vamsi Priya dd

18. Bhakta Dhaval

22. Premarnava dasa

15. Bhakta Nikita

19. Acyuta Charan dasa & Krishna Kanta dd

23. Bhakta Rakesh

Education and Courses

Sankirtan Leader

Kitchen Manager

Volunteers’ coordinator

Properties Manager

Food for Life coordinators

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Communications Team

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Vamsi Priya dd

Courses Upcoming and Current Events

Deviant Philosophies Issues on Initiation and Other This course is essential for all candidates working towards 1st initiation, although all are welcome to attend.

Guru Disciple Course This course will cover:

Facilitator: H.G. Syamananda dasa Dates: 8th February - 9th February Time: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm Location: Seminar Room

Necessity for accepting a Spiritual Master The Qualifications and Characteristics of a Spiritual Master The Qualifications and Characteristics of a Disciple Procedures and Standards for Initiation (Diksa) Etiquette between Spiritual Master and Disciple

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Registration Fee: ÂŁ10

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Community News

Will Writing Workshop This workshop covers: Why you should make a will Why you should use will writers A free personal consultation available after the session. Facilitator: H.G. Bhagavati devi dasi Date: Saturday, 25th January Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Location: Seminar Room Registration Fee: £5 Register now at Radha’s Boutique!

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Sachi Kishore dasa

Outreach Mantra Lounge

University Preaching

This month’s Mantra Lounge in Covent Garden featured kirtan by Chakrini and ended with games and a festive meal http://www.facebook.com/MantraLoungeLondon

Krishna Conciousness Societies from across London got together at SOAS Univerity this December for an end of year gathering and kirtan.

Monthly Community Preaching Reports By Madhurya Gaurangi devi dasi Greenwich During the month of October the travelling sankirtan party Harinam Mandir was visiting ISKCON London temple. Out of their kindness they agreed to visit Greenwich and Lewisham and we spent the whole day there, chanting the holy name on the streets. Some new devotees from Greenwich Bhakti Vriksha joined in too. They were very inspired that brahmacaris visited their local area. Some books and many leaflets were distributed advertising the programme. Quite a few passersby were attracted to Harinam, and one lady even came for a programme next week!

Syamananda dasa went for two weeks and HG Radha Londonisvara dasa facilitated one week. Newcomers are very inspired by the sessions - one lady has taken up chanting of one round a day. Until January 2nd, Greenwich community centre is shut due to the holiday period. Camden From October to present, more people have joined Bhakti Vriksha. We have invented a birthday sheet, where the birthdays of every member are listed and so we can celebrate birthdays with cake and gifts. During Srila Prabhupada’s Book Marathon in December, programmes were facilitated by HG Sarasvati devi dasi who is a regular member of our group and is a big inspiration, especially with her beautifully led kirtans.

New people joined the programme during October. One man first came just for food, but after few meetings he started attending from the beginning and got Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1. In November we continued with the usual Bhakti Vriksha schedule. During Srila Prabhupada’s Book Marathon in December, I was not able to go and facilitate the programmes, and instead HG

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Jagannath Suta dasa

Radha-Krishna Records The month of December for Radha Krishna Records has been an extremely active one  .  The logo for  our 5th Anniversary of existence has manifest, the Mantra Lounge album has almost been completed.   Radha Krishna Records provides a genuine opportunity for devotees to share their spiritual music with a receptive audience by producing professional records.  2014 will be a momentous occasion coinciding with Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara’s 45th Anniversary as we release Ananda Monet’s ‘Inevitable Time’ and the ‘Mantra Lounge’ album. Both albums have taken considerable time to produce with great attention to detail which will resonate with our 5th Anniversary. May the force of spiritual music be with you

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Interfaith Events All Party Parliamentary Group This year has seen some positive developments in the representation for persons following Hindu (Vedic) religions with the formation and launch of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group’ (APPG) for Hindus on the 5th of November 2014. Temple President Jai Nitai dasa and Bhakta Rakesh Shah attended the opening meeting in Parliament at the House of Commons at the end of last year. The Group was set up to ensure issues of importance to the Hindu community were voiced at the political level. To celebrate diversity in the London and the start of Diversity Week 2013, Bhakta Rakesh Shah and Bhuta Bhavana dasa attended Mayor’s Interfaith Reception on 18 November 2013 hosted by Boris Johnson at City Hall. Here, many cultures were represented and the aim was to build good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs across the UK.

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Bhava Bhakti dd

The Mentorship System The Spiritual Counsellor System at ISKCON-London has changed its name to the Mentorship System.

Mentorship System Maha Sangha

This brings it into line with the Mentorship System at Bhaktivedanta Manor and also the Pandava Sena Mentor System. The format of the system at ISKCON-London remains the same as it was when it was called the Spiritual Counsellor System.

On Saturday the 9th of November, mentors and mentees of the Mentorship groups attended the Maha Sanga at St Gabriel’s Hall at Pimlico. The theme of the Maha sanga was ‘Srila Prabhupada lila’.It was organised by Jai Nitai Dasa’s single men mentorship group who were exceptionally very welcoming and served devotees in a selfless mood from the beginning till the end.

If you would like to join the Mentorship System at ISKCON-London than please contact Bhava Bhakti dd on Bhava.Bhakti@gmail.com

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Every mentorship group presented a completely unique way of serving Srila Prabhupada either through kirtan, dramas or short movies. Devotees showed distinguished qualities of ‘film producers’,’directors’ and ‘actors’. The movies were hilarious but taught us all the essence of our lives; unalloyed ‘seva’. The presentations included:Srila Prabhupada’s first experience trying to bring Krishna consciousness in the west, his organising the first Ratha yatra festival in San Francisco, his life as a child, his struggle for the Juhu property, his blessings to those engaged in

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book distribution , beautiful singing of ‘My sweet Lord’ and a lot more. After the presentations, devotees from all the different mentorship groups participated in kirtan together chanting and dancing in ecstasy joined by Mahavishnu Swami and Janananda Goswami. After honoring sumptuous prasadam and tidying up, devotees boarded on an open top double decker bus for a bus Harinam around Central London for about two hours. It was a wonderful experience.

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Maha Nrsimha dasa

Festivals

Govardhana Puja On Monday 4th November we celebrated the Govardhana Puja festival with great pomp. The Temple was decorated beautifully with pictures of Krishna holding Govardhana hill, and the gopas and cows, all around the Temple room.

Hill began at 12.30pm and continued until 1pm amidst kirtana by Krsna lila dasa. After this, a sumptuous feast was served to all the guests in two sittings. In the evening Abhisheka was performed of Govardhana Silas, and then the Radha Krishna drama group performed drama depicting the pastime of Krishna lifting Govardhana hill, followed by Damodarashtakam prayers.

Morning class was given by HG Radha Raman dasa and evening class was given by Syamananda dasa on the lessons to learn from Govardhan lila. At noon, a splendid Darshan of Govardhana Hill in the centre of the Temple room was arranged by the pujaris with loads of colourful offerings of sweets and savouries. Circumambulation of Govardhana

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The day was concluded with kirtana performed by Bhakta Balram and devotees until 9.30pm.

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Srila Prabhupada Disappearance On Wednesday 7th November, we observed the disappearance day of Srila Prabhupada. In the morning, Srila Prabhupada’s memories were played, and in the evening we were graced by HG Malati Mataji with a short class. Following this, HG Radha Raman dasa sang Damodarashtakam prayers, followed by Guruvashtakam in the evening melody at 7:30pm. The Temple room was fully packed with devotees coming for Srila Prabhupada’s darshan.

44th Anniversary of Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara The 44th anniversary marked a very special achievement in the history of the London Temple. Over 500 guests assembled on a Sunday afternoon for a programme packed with Kirtan, a drama taken from the Ramayan presented by the Radha Krishna Drama Group and a wonderful feast. We were blessed to have HH Mahavishnu Swami and HG Dhananjaya dasa who spoke deeply about the early days of the London Temple. The event also hosted a special presentation from HG Srutidharma dasa (Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor) on the 40 years of success at the Manor and the celebrations for Radha-Gokulananda’s 40th Anniversary.

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This event also marked the launch of a New Temple initiative which will Petition the authorities to provide the necessary consents for a purpose built Temple in Regent’s Park to accommodate the growing needs of the community and to also fulfil the wishes of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. This will take the form of an online petition [http://www.londontemple.co.uk/], where signatures are collected, which will be presented to the local government. Everyone present was asked to forward this message to at least  10 people so that we can reach the target of 10,000 signatures by January 2014. We also included a prayer and requested all members of our community to start to petition Their Lordships to empower us to satisfy Them in this way.

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Devaki dd

Bhakta Dhaval

Volunteers Team

Volunteering Opportunities

Ad-hoc services

Please see below for new opportunities:

From time-to-time, we require volunteers for short-term projects. - Copywriters

Sacred Street Parties

- Email developers

Every Saturday, we have a book table in various towns around London. Would you like to be part of an energetic and fun team dedicated to making the souls in London fortunate by receiving Srila Prabhupada’s books? All are welcome! Even if you have never distributed books before, no problem. We can provide full training.

- Graphic designers - Prezi specialists - Researchers - Carrying out various online research e.g. event venues, products, etc.

Visitor Care

As the year is closing, we would like to thank all our volunteers for your dedicated service this past year. We hope you have enjoyed your services, have had nice interactions with others as part of your services and have felt inspired. We pray Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara and Srila Prabhupada continue to engage you in Their blissful devotional service and that we can make a wonderful collective offering of cooperation, gratitude and loving service at the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara in Their 45th Anniversary Year in 2014!

Volunteers who have been practicing Krishna Consciousness for some time, conversant with the Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy by regularly reading Srila Prabhupada’s books and enthusiastic about providing care to Temple visitors. In particular, we need the following volunteers: - Guest Greeting - Follow up callers

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ISKCON London Annual Volunteers Sangha Time, HG Jai Nitai dasa began by saying, is more valuable than money. This is because we can’t get it back, and therefore, being engaged in devotional service - whatever our service is, be it washing pots, greeting guests, deity worship and the many other diverse services we may do physically at the Temple or from home - we are offering our time in sacrifice to the Supreme Lord, the provider of all.

Such quotes from transcendental literature remind us of the great potency of devotional service, and when we are performing it, we are directly associating with Lord Krishna Himself. Wherever there is Srimati Radharani, there is Krishna, and wherever there is Bhakti-devi, devotional service, there is also Krishna, as Bhakti-devi is an expansion of Srimati Radharani.

We read extracts from the Nectar of Devotion and Chapter 12 of Bhagavad Gita As It Is that state the importance and glories of devotional service. In Bhagavad Gita 12.8, Srila Prabhupada writes that“One who is engaged in Lord Krishna’s devotional service lives in a direct relationship with the Supreme Lord, so there is no doubt that his position is transcendental from the very beginning.”

It is always a sublime experience to engage in devotional service to Their Lordships at ISKCON-London, and then to deeply reflect and assimilate gratitude for the fortunate position we are in with others we may serve alongside. Therefore coming together to do the latter during the sanga, facilitated by our Temple President, was an inspiring and uplifting experience to say the least.

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Jai Nitai dasa

Out & About

With the Temple President

Report for November 2013 1st - Jai Nitai dasa and Bhava Bhakti devi dasi gave a joint talk on Krishna Conscious Family Life at BYC ( Bhakti Yoga Centre) in Crawley with support from their Crawley Mentorship group doing dramas to show practical examples. 2nd - First ever Brighton Mellows Kirtan event 3rd - My Mentorship Group cooked Sunday Feast and I gave the Sunday Feast Talk at ISKCON – London 6th  - Srila Prabhupada Disappearance day 7th - ISKCON-London hosted UK Management Council Meeting in the seminar room where 13 Temple Presidents, Trustees and UK Leaders gather for a monthly meeting. 9th - Mentorship Groups Annual Autumn Maha Sanga and Bus Harinama 11th - Myself and Bhakta Rakesh (Head of Communications) attended a Diwali event at HSBC where HH Radhanath Swami spoke. 12th - I facilitated a community book distribution meeting 15th - Gave a talk at Wimbledon Sacred Street Party follow up programme - the topic was ‘An Introduction to Krishna Consciousness’ and about 20 guests attended. 16th - South Regional Meeting in Crawley 17th - ISKCON - South London trustees meeting in the morning then 44th Anniversary external event at Camden Centre 18th – Bhakta Rakesh attended an Interfaith Event

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19th - Community Book Distribution Meeting part 2 20th - Gave a Diwali Talk at Barclays Bank hosted by Bhaktin Ashika Patel 24th - National Book Distribution Meeting at Manor hosted by Visvambhara Prabhu then a joint Sunday Feast talk with HG Radha Raman dasa at ISKCON-London 25th - Gave Volunteers Sanga talk to approx 50 volunteers on the topic of Volunteering vs Seva 26th - AGM of ISKCON-London trustees 27th - UK Management Council Meeting at Manor

Report for December 2013 Mainly I was distributing books for the Month of December Prabhupada Marathon. Our post Marathon Festival was on Saturday 28th Dec and was attended by: HG Dhananjaya dasa HG Sutapa dasa HG Radha Raman dasa and many members of our community.

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above: Krishna Kids’ Club at Bhaktivedanta Manor

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Festivals

GBC Resolutions / Statements The following are important communications coming from our GBC (Governing Body Commission). It is important that you take the time to read the following fully and if you have any questions please direct them to your local Temple\ Centre\Community leadership.

303. GBC Statement on the Position of Srila Prabhupada

da, the guru parampara, one’s diksa guru, other siksa gurus, the Holy Name, sastra, and the nine processes of devotional service.

Whereas there is a need to clarify within our society, via a succinct statement, Srila Prabhupada’s preeminent position in relationship to diksa and siksa gurus as well as all ISKCON members, and to provide clarity on the function and position of diksa and siksa gurus in the ISKCON society:

Within these cooperative elements, Srila Prabhupada, as the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is the preeminent guru for all members of ISKCON. All members of ISKCON, for all generations, are encouraged to seek shelter of Srila Prabhupada.  All members of ISKCON are entitled and encouraged to have a personal relationship with Srila Prabhupada through his books, teachings, service, and his ISKCON society.

RESOLVED: That the GBC endorses the following statement:

All members accepting leadership roles within ISKCON, including diksa gurus and siksa gurus, have the duty of serving together under ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) to fulfill Srila Prabhupada’s instructions as he has given in his books, lectures, and personal communications. [1]

As the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and the preeminent teacher and ultimate authority within our society, Srila Prabhupada has a unique relationship with every ISKCON devotee.

Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the original guru whose Divine Grace descends through the medium of the guru parampara.  As such, a devotee is ultimately delivered by Sri Krishna acting through a combination of various manifestations of His mercy. These include, but are not limited to, the caitya guru, Srila Prabhupa

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Overall, the primary duty of all diksa gurus, siksa gurus, and others in leadership positions, is to assist Srila Prabhupada in his service to his Guru Maharaja Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, and our Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya.

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Those who accept the service of diksa guru or siksa guru in ISKCON are required to be exemplary in representing Srila Prabhupada’s teaching in their words and personal behavior. The siksa guru gives spiritual instruction and inspiration on behalf of Srila Prabhupada and our guru parampara. The diksa guru gives spiritual instruction, inspiration, formal initiation, a spiritual name, and later imparts the sacred Gayatri mantras to a qualified disciple as a service to Srila Prabhupada and our guru parampara.

This statement, while conclusive, is not exhaustive in its discussion of these principles. The GBC may authorize additional statements and papers in the future to further explain the preeminent position of our Founder-Acarya Srila Prabhupada, the role and responsibilities of those who serve as gurus in our society, and the related duties of ISKCON members and initiates. All GBC members must distribute this resolution to all ISKCON temples, communities and congregations via appropriate means of communication for the education of all ISKCON members. This statement shall also be studied in ISKCON courses including introductory courses, the ISKCON Disciple Course, the Spiritual Leadership Seminar: Being a Guru in ISKCON, and other relevant venues. Reading this statement, and affirming it has been read prior to initiation, shall be part of the test for all prospective initiates.

Srila Prabhupada has clearly explained that devotees who are strictly following the Krsna conscious principles are acting on the liberated platform, and, as such, are pure devotees, even though they may actually not yet be liberated. [2] (Such unalloyed devotional service is not necessarily determined by one’s role or position of service, but by one’s realization.)   Those who accept the service of diksa or siksa guru within ISKCON are mandated to be strict followers of the instructions of Srila Prabhupada, and, as long as they follow, they are acting on the liberated platform. Thus they may serve, as Srila Prabhupada ordered, as bona fide representatives of the Lord and the guru parampara and be a via media of their mercy. Yet it should be clearly understood that if such diksa or siksa gurus deviate from strictly following, they may fall down from their position. Thus, to act as a diksa guru in ISKCON means to serve under the GBC and in cooperation with other ISKCON authorities by functioning as a “regular guru” as Srila Prabhupada has directed.

A person who is liberated acharya and guru cannot commit any mistake, but there are persons who are less qualified or not liberated, but still can act as guru and acharya by strictly following the disciplic succession.” Letter to Janardana, 26 April, 1968. And:  “We may not be cent percent perfect, but as far as possible, if we follow the instruction as it is, that much perfect. In this way one will get perfection. So one has to follow. The same example, try to understand, that a perfect, expert technologist or technician or mechanic

1. More details on these spiritual relationships and duties may be found in the official “Har-

is working, and somebody is working under his instruction. So this somebody, because he

monizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority” Paper approved by the GBC in 2012.

is strictly working under the instruction of the expert, he’s also expert. He may not be cent

percent expert, but his work is expert. Is that clear? Because he is working under the expert. Do you follow? So if you follow pure devotee, then you are also pure devotee. It may not

2. “This Krishna consciousness movement directly receives instructions from the Supreme

be one is cent percent pure. Because we are trying to raise ourself from the conditional life.

Personality of Godhead via persons who are strictly following His instructions. Although a

But if we strictly follow the pure devotee, then we are also pure devotee. So far we do, that

follower may not be a liberated person, if he follows the supreme, liberated Personality of

is pure. So pure devotee does not mean one has to become immediately cent percent pure.

Godhead, his actions are naturally liberated from the contamination of the material nature.

But if he sticks to the principle that “We’ll follow a pure devotee,” then his actions are... He

Lord Caitanya therefore says: ‘By My order you may become a spiritual master.’ One can im-

is as good as a pure devotee. It is not I am explaining in my own way. It is the explanation

mediately become a spiritual master by having full faith in the transcendental words of the

of Bhagavata. Mahajano yena gatah sa panthah [Cc. Madhya 17.186].” Ref. VedaBase =>

Supreme Personality of Godhead and by following His instructions.” SB 4.18.5, purport

Bhagavad-gita 2.1-10 and Talk -- Los Angeles, November 25, 1968

And:

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305. “Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority” Paper Required Reading [ISKCON Law] Whereas harmony between various authorities in ISKCON is required; Whereas while initiating gurus are important spiritual authorities in the lives of devotees, other ISKCON authorities also play an important role;  Whereas the GBC paper entitled “Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authorities” explains how to promote harmony in the services of gurus and other ISKCON authorities.   RESOLVED: That the official GBC paper entitled “Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority” shall be required reading for all prospective harinama initiates before the initiation. This should be verified both by the ISKCON authority who gives the recommendation for harinama initiation as well as by the initiating guru.   Within three months, all GBC Zonal Secretaries shall: have the paper translated such that it is accessible to the devotees of their zone have the paper distributed to all approved initiating gurus, to all National Councils and other regional bodies, and to temple presidents, congregational leaders, and other officials in their zone

306. Amendment to Required Examination Prior to Accepting a Diksa-guru

[ISKCON Law]

RESOLVED:

(a) that ISKCON Law 7.2.1.1.6 be amended to include the following three questions in the test that all harinama initiation candidates must take before initiation:

Whereas the GBC Statement on the Position of Srila Prabhupada and the paper “Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority” have been approved by the GBC and been made required reading for all harinama initiation candidates;

          

           14. Have you read the GBC Statement on the Position of Srila Prabhupada?

Whereas it is also important to make sure that the candidates have understood these papers;

           15. Have you read the paper “Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority”?

           16. What have you understood as the most important points of the “Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority” paper?

Whereas according to ISKCON law 7.2.1.1.6, every harinama initiation candidate must take a test before initiation. This test is

a good opportunity to make sure that the candidates have read these papers and to judge their level of understanding of their important concepts:

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And (b), that the Guru Services Committee shall update the Initiation Exam accordingly for all GBCs and gurus to distribute.

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Srila Prabhupada’s Dream for London Petition We are petitioning to the empowered leaders of the United Kingdom to donate five acres of land in Regent’s Park in Central London in order to build a temple for Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara. For more details and to sign the petition please visit www.londontemple.co.uk Prayer In addition to signing the petition, we request that you please make this following prayer your daily meditation:

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Jai Nitai dasa

Regional News

ISKCON-London, South-London, Croydon, Crawley & Brighton

Brighton Mellows Around a hundred people from London and the surrounding areas headed to the south coast last month to attend the inaugural ‘Brighton Mellows’ kirtan event.

The event was such a success that plans are already under way for next year’s Brighton Mellows, which is set to be extended beyond this year’s six hours.

The six-hour event - which was professionally recorded for a special CD release - began with a talk by His Holiness Mahavishnu Swami, who then kicked off proceedings by leading kirtan. He was followed by various kirtaneers from Brighton and the neighbouring Crawley, Croydon and South London yatras, who all displayed ample talent and taste for the holy names, before a sumptuous prasadam feast was served.

Anybody wishing to purchase a copy of the CD, or for more details of next year’s event, can contact Krishna Gopal dasa on 07889921114.

Both experienced devotees and the public chanted, danced and feasted together in bliss all throughout the evening, which climaxed with a group conga inspired by Radha-Londonisvara dasa’s final, ecstatic kirtan. His Holiness Mahavishnu Swami then took the joy to the city’s streets, leading a harinam party through the streets, shops and restaurants of Brighton. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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Suddhatma dasa

Govinda’s Restaurant Financial Summary Month

2013

2012

Variance

November

£67419.34

£59298.36

+£8120.98

December

£60543.04

£57218.19

+£3324.85

Gandaki dasa

Radha’s Boutique Financial Summary Month

2013

2012

Variance

November

£7156.72

£7869.48

+£712.76

December

£7450.13

£8460.95

-£ 1010.82

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Bhakta Nikita

Sankirtan Report Transcendental book distribution in November Name

Lakshmi

Book Points

Bhakta Prasad

2.00

0.50

1

Bhakta Wolf

6.00

2.00

4

Mark&Nikki

39.00

4.00

4

Bhaktin Nikki

20.00

4.00

4

Lavanga Latika dd

12.00

6.25

Anirudda das

18.00

6.50

Bhaktin Reena

11.00

Harinam Party

Big

Mag

Maha Big Hard

Medium

Medium Hard

Set

10

5

1

7

7.00

3

2

20.00

8.00

4

Naresh&Bhavna

40.00

8.00

Bhakta Aryan

29.00

9.00

Anonymous

36.00

10.00

5

Malati dd

50.00

10.00

10

Bhaktin Rekha

51.00

11.00

11

Bhakta Rajesh

46.00

12.25

2

Jai Nitai Dasa

42.00

15.00

2

E. London door to door

49.00

21.25

Jaitra das

100.00

22.00

22

Bhakta John

63.00

22.50

3

39

Bhakta Dale

83.00

22.50

13

19

Crawley Yatra

115.00

24.00

24

Bhakta Pasha

49.00

28.00

Sacred Street Party(south)

122.00

33.25

12

16

Hari Kirtan-sankirtan party

101.00

39.25

12

23

15

Harinam Mandir

60.00

49.25

7

67

7

Vijyendra Singh

160.00

59.00

23

26

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

1

Small

8 18 10

18 4

10

2

33

5

3

56

24

1

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Community News

Name

Lakshmi

Book Points

Bhakta Vince

98.00

60.00

Bhaktin Julia Burroughs

216.00

63.00

21

21

NPKTSP

222.00

65.50

29

11

29

Sacred Street Party(west)

220.00

80.00

30

40

Bhaktin Vilma

315.00

105.00

8

47

16

Madhurya Gaurangi dd

331.00

114.50

28

38

21

Sacred Street Party (central)

396.00

137.25

30

33

77

HDG AC Bhaktivendanta Swami Prabhupada

671.00

148.00

148

Sharada dd

464.00

179.35

32

54

10

Bhakta Nikita

565.00

183.00

84

28

86

Bhava Bhakti's Mentee group

510.00

191.00

9

91

TOTAL

5,332.00

1,761.10

498

Big

Mag

Maha Big Hard

Medium

Medium Hard

Set

Small

120

1

1

421

758

10

11

1

1

1

Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon Dates: Saturday, 30th November to Tuesday 24th December The Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon, also known as Christmas Marathon, is upon us! It is a glorious time of year when there is an intense focus on the distribution of our jewels of wisdom, Srila Prabhupada’s books. Srila Prabhupada set aside December as the time where as many devotees as possible should make an extra endeavour to distribute as many of his books to the conditioned souls as possible.

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Community News

Bhakta Nikita

Sankirtan Report Transcendental book distribution in December Name

Days

Lakshmi

Book Points

Bhakta Ganesham

1

2.00

0.50

1

Ram Laksman das

1

2.00

0.50

1

Krishana Misbry

1

2.00

0.50

1

Sachinandan Karuna das

1

2.00

1.00

2

Shiva's New Islington

1

5.00

1.50

Harinam Party

1

3.00

2.00

Adi Priya dd

1

7.00

4.00

8

Amala Manjari devi dasi

1

8.00

4.00

8

Sacred Street Party Shepherd Bush

1

13.00

6.00

12

Bhakta Wolf

1

15.00

6.50

Carsani devi dasi

2

13.00

6.50

Akarsini Radhika dd

1

16.00

7.50

2

Russian Bhakti Vriksha

1

314.00

8.00

4

Bhakta Kestutis

2

39.00

18.00

4

RLD Sunday Feast Sastra Dhan

1

51.00

18.00

Bhaktin Louise

1

50.00

18.50

Bhakta Pasha

4

40.00

19.00

1

Krishna Kumar das

1

63.00

19.50

6

Rama Charan Dasa

1

50.00

20.00

10

Bhaktin Reena

3

50.00

21.50

9

7

East London door to door

1

45.00

23.00

4

30

Ladies Sanga

2

64.00

26.00

7

22

Visvambhara Caitanya das

2

52.00

31.50

7

35

Bhakta Sandipani

1

56.00

32.00

11

20

NPKTSP

2

85.00

35.50

8

39

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Big

Maha Big Hard

Medium

Medium Hard

Set

Small

6 1

1

9 13

2

26

12

8 8

1

7

5 36

2

19

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Community News

Name

Days

Lakshmi

Book Points

Big

Maha Big Hard

Jaitra das

1

120.00

36.00

12

12

Bhakta Dale

1

55.00

36.50

Gaura Kishora Mentee group

1

93.00

38.00

Krishna Kids Club

1

54.00

39.50

4

Kirtan London

1

136.00

40.00

40

Jai Nitai Mentorship group

1

108.00

41.00

Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara (deities)

4

131.00

42.50

4

16

2

22

Sacred Street Party(west)

1

266.00

51.25

2

15

36

5

Medicine for the Soul

1

111.00

53.50

1

2

97

Gauracandra Gopinath das

1

145.00

55.00

2

9

70

Sacred Street Party(central)

3

151.00

55.00

1

24

12

Ananta Nitai das

8

229.00

60.00

11

9

60

Bhakta Aryan

3

167.00

67.00

6

100

Gandaki dasa

3

201.00

72.50

30

25

Vrndavana dasa

3

237.00

92.00

38

32

Dad's Army

4

211.00

98.50

8

165

Sacred Street Party(south)

3

332.00

122.50

1

27

134

Jai Nitai Dasa

9

344.00

145.50

2

31

163

Bhakta Vinesh

9

427.00

150.50

17

33

130

Prabhupada All Stars

7

450.00

184.50

42

201

Bhaktin Irene

7

736.00

229.00

Shaktyavesha Avatara das

7

574.00

259.00

Bhakta Rajesh

6

719.00

266.00

The shop to Shopers

5

1,067.00

314.25

Jai Nitai das&Bhava Bhakti dd

3

913.00

324.00

Bhakta Vince

14

608.00

399.50

Bhakta Nir

12

691.00

411.00

Prabhupada Priya dd

5

608.00

Dattani Family

1

1,115.00

Medium

Set

Small

73 7

48

4

55

82

53

20

2

10

88 6

357

3

26

282

2

5

45

402

31

11

2

1

50

2

2

162 799 105

402

482.50

11

895

530.00

265

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Medium Hard

0

27

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Community News

Name

Days

Lakshmi

Book Points

Big

Maha Big Hard

HDG AC Bhaktivendanta Swami Prabhupada

3

2,355.00

854.00

236

309

Bhaktin Vilma

18

1,986.00

948.00

1

258

859

6

Sastra-dhan Sponsorship

6

2,070.00

1,084.25

497

177

7

Bhava Bhakti's Mentee group

20

2,804.00

1,086.50

34

408

473

Madhurya Gaurangi dd

24

2,935.00

1,142.50

2

487

160

3

Gita-Jayanti

5

3,537.00

1,806.00

Bhakta Nikita

25

4,442.00

1,983.75

2

566

1631

1

Vijyendra Singh

24

4,892.00

2,308.75

8

500

2533

1

Sharada dd

7

5,277.00

2,661.50

76

790

1665

6

TOTAL

292

42,344.00

18,902.75

527

5825

12407

Medium

Medium Hard

Set

Small

903

34

15

157

Sankirtana Sprints Each and every month, as well as our weekly Sacred Street Parties in various towns around London on Saturdays, we will be having a special weekend dedicated to sankirtan for the community! Be part of an energetic and fun team dedicated to making the souls in London fortunate by receiving Srila Prabhupada’s books. All are welcome! Even if you have never distributed books before, no problem. We can provide full training. For any queries, please email

Here are the dates and themes (where confirmed) for your diaries. 30th December 2013 to 3rd January 2014: Merry Krishna and Hari New Year 12th to 19th February 2014: theme tbc 8th to 15th March 2014: Gaura Purnima Marathon

sankirtan@iskcon-london.org.

18th to 21st April 2014: Easter Marathon 10th to 12th May 2014: Nrsimhadeva Appearance 24th to 26th May 2014: National Vegetarian Week June 2014 (dates tbc): Ratha Yatra July 2014 (dates tbc): theme tbc 7th to 16th August 2014: theme tbc 5th to 9th September 2014: Haridas Thakur 3rd to 7th October 2014: Dusshera November 2014 (dates tbc): theme tbc December 2014: Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon

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“If one simply regularly chants and follows the rules and regulative principles all questions of philosophy will be answered by Krishna from within and all doubt will be cleared also in this way. And the same answers are there again in our books like Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, etc.” (Srila Prabhupada letter to Madhudvisa, Los Angeles, 14 Feb 1970)

Daily Programme Times Arati Times 4.30am - Mangala Arati 5.00am - Tulasi Arati 7.00am - Deity Greeting 8.00am - Dhoop Arati 12.30pm - Raj Bhoga Arati 4.15pm - Dhoop Arati 7.00pm - Sundara Arati 9.00pm - Dhoop Arati

Darshan Times 4.30am to 5.00am 7.00am to 7.30am 8.00am to 11.45am 12.30pm to 1.00pm 4.15pm to 6.30pm 7.00pm to 7.30pm 9.00pm to 9.30pm LUNCH PROGRAMME Monday to Saturday 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Classes 7.30am - Bhagavatam or Caitanya Caritamrta 1.00pm - Introductory Talk (except Sunday) 6.00pm - Bhagavad Gita (except Sunday) Sunday Programme 3.30pm - Bhajans 4.15pm - Dhoop Arati 4.30pm - Introductory Talk 5.30pm - Feast 6.00pm - Q & A 7.00pm - Gaura Arati

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Radha-Krishna Temple 10 Soho Street London W1D 3DL

T: 020 7437 3662 E: info@iskcon-london.org W: www.iskcon-london.org

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