what to expect

  • especially meant for those with familiarity with Bhakti-yoga
  • begins with short kirtan
  • beautiful temple setting
  • in depth talk from a learned speaker

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Madhavananda Das has been practicing Bhakti-yoga since 1982. In 1993 he moved to Bhubaneswar, Orissa, the land of many of Sri Caitanya’s pastimes, where he studied as a disciple of the wonderful sadhu, HH Gaur Govinda Swami. For over ten years he has been serving as the Managing Editor of ISKCON Gopal Jiu Publications, and the editor of Sri Krishna Kathamrita Magazine, and the email magazine Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu. He is a very gifted speaker on the wisdom of the sacred literature of the Bhakti tradition.

LESSONS IN VAISHNAVA COMMUNITY FROM GAURA-LILA

with Madhavananda Das

date – friday, march 24

location – the bhakti center / temple room 3e

time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

admission – free of charge


Gaura-lila, (the sacred pastimes of Sri Caitanya) have been preserved and shared through texts like Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Sri Caitanya Bhagavat, Sri Caitanya Mangala, and others. These biographies are valuable not only as historical documents but also for the teachings of Bhakti-yoga that play out on their pages. Drawing from these sources Madhavananda Das will share with us lessons on the nature and importance of community in the practice of Bhakti-yoga. For those who wish to walk the path of the followers of Sri Caitanya this talk will be both a joy and inspiration.