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Our News Aug 05, 2016

 
Down on The Farm!

His Holiness Devamrita Swami spent the last week in Gita Nagari.  He invited the devotees to share Krishna Katha each evening, and many of the surrounding community joined the Temple residents in His inspiring talks.  Our friends from Philadelphia, Toronto, Newark, New York city, Denver, and Newburg stopped by to hear Maharaja remind us that our real happiness exists in using our senses to please Krishna's senses.  We are most grateful for a GBC that cares so much for the fulfillment of Srila Prabhupada's vision for Gita Nagari.  Thank you Maharaja for your support and instruction.

We have enjoyed several nice rain showers these past few days.  However, we are still way behind in our hay production for the winter supplies.  As a result, we needed to buy hay from one of our local farmer friends to feed the cows now. 

If we can work together to collect $2000 to purchase hay to get us through the summer, all of our farm residents, and certainly Radha Damodara would be so happy.  The drought is part of the challenge of living off the land, and we need your help to keep our dear cows fed nicely. You may donate directly using the link below.
 
 
Upcoming Events
August and September are the busiest months of the year at Gita Nagari.  We look forward to hosting many of you in the coming weeks. For those of you who would like to be involved with any of the events that are coming up by offering some seva, donation, or other help please write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • August 5-7 - Health and Wellness Retreat:  45 people are registered so far.
  • August 7 - 100 devotees will visit us from New York city.  We will present the sustainable farming lifestyle with Krishna in the center.
  • August 13 - Ekadasi
  • August 13- 17 - Our signature Jhulana Yatra Festival held daily in the forest
  • August 15-17 - The Inaugural ISKCON North American Farm Conference will convene at Gita Nagari
  • August 17 - The Appearance of Lord Balaram will be celebrated.  Fast 'til noon.
  • August 19-21 - Kishori Rani Prabhu will bring an esteemed healer to teach 100 students how to improve their health 
  • August 25 - Krishna Janmashtami celebrated at the Temple - Fast 'til midnight!
  • August 26 - Appearance of Srila Prabhupada. Fast 'til noon
  • September 2-5 - "Exploring Varnasrama Retreat" with HH Romapada Swami and HH Sivarama Swami
  • September 9   - Radhastami Celebration. Fast 'til noon.
  • September 14 - Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur.  Fast 'til noon.
  • September 22-25 - 2nd Annual ISKCON Medical Professionals Retreat
 
Cow Protection 
Sage Vasistha has said in the Valmiki Ramayan:

" As the pious deeds of an intelligent person are never separated from him, the cow that awards happiness cannot be separated from me. My performance of sacrifices and my livelihood are dependent on the cow.  My knowledge regarding the Vedic literatures is under the shelter of the cow."

Sage Vasistha continues,

"The cow is the past and future.  She nourishes the health of all living entities, and she is the root of prosperity.  The piety one achieves from feeding a cow is never destroyed.
 
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