Saturday November 8 - 1.00-3.00 pm
If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider the ancient Chinese tradition of tai chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements, performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. (Mayo Clinic)
This two hour workshop will offer in the first hour, warmup exercises and qigong, (life energy cultivation). After a short break the second hour will be a focus on tai chi chuan technique and movement.
Please wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers or comfortable shoes suitable for exercise
Facilitator: Bonnie Luther
Ox Training with Darwin
Ox Training: We spent an enlightening day with our friend Darwin who is supporting us in our Ox Training - here he is doing a “theory session” with us before we go into the barn to do the practical training with our 4 boys: Hari, Bhima, Vrsam and Bhanu.
Deity Worship: In the evening, more knowledge and experience sharing continued, this time with Mother Kartamisa - she led a very inspiring and enlivening conversation on Deity Worship: The Principles and the Practice.
Prasadam Hall Upgrade: We are grateful to our dear friend RamKrishna Prabhu for the kind donation of tables and chairs for our Dining Hall and to Gopal and his team for facilitating us. The room looks different, we think, in a great way.
Kirtan: And then the highlight of our Kartik Month with Sri Sri Radha Damodar, an ecstatic 24 Hour Kirtan arranged by Ekavira Prabhu and Krsna Kumar Prabhu and featuring many of our amazing local kirtaneers and a surprise visit from Ananta and Acyuta Gopi!
Birthdays: We were delighted to appreciate Mother Jagannath, Mother Jambavati and Snana Yatra Prabhu as they all 3 share a birthday on November 4th - the 2 Vaisnavis are real stalwarts in our community; and we are grateful for Snana Yatra Prabhu and his good wife Mother Jhulan Yatra, who are the newest members of our Gita Nagari Family. They relocated here and we will share more about them in the next newsletter.
Visitors: Another highlight was the visit of Sridhar and his family from Atlanta - they are committed to our protected cow dairy and came to spend the day with us - was wonderful to host them and look forward to their return.
Firewood: We had 2 very productive days of gathering firewood for the winter - everyone serves as a team and we have made good progress.
Winter Barns: Our barn construction continues. So do our regular daily schedules. So am grateful to the Team here for their commitment and positive service attitude and ethic. More next week.
Many thanks to Edward Suda; Ghansham Dutt; Yulia Ivanova; Michelle & Arthur Asin; M. Kaulini; and Prasannatma dasa for their generous donations toward the construction!
Please Donate Any Amount
Winter Cow Barns
Even the smallest amount is greatly appreciated
November 1 - 11:00 am to Sunday,
Nov 2 - "Utthana Ekadasi" 11:00 am
"KARTIK" 24 HOUR KIRTAN
Please come. Donation - based Comfortable Accommodation available. Registration page for 24 Hr Kirtan at Sri Gita Nagari Dhama!!
Full Prasadam Feasts served - Delicious and nutritious.
Please spread the word about these festivals.
Gita Nagari Farm, Saturday October 25, 2014
Join us in the signature festival of Gita Nagari - a wonderful celebration of triumphant goodness, the bountiful nature of Govardhana Hill and the generosity of Mother Cow. Spread the word, bring a friend.
|Six hour bhajan||11am-5pm|
|Go-Puja (at the mandir)||3pm-4pm|
|Damodarastakam (offering of lamps)||4pm-5pm|
|Class with multi-media presentation||5pm-6pm|
|Maha arati for Sri Sri Radha-Damodara and Sri Giriraja||6pm-7pm|
Again this year, we welcome the students and staff from Dickinson College.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Please plan on making a sweet item for the hill. Let Kala-Kanthi know what you are bringing. All preparations need to be labelled and left behind the altar latest 5pm. All glories to Guru and Gauranga.
New Outfit: We are also excitedly completing the finishing touches on a new outfit for Sri Sri Radha Damodar for this coming Govardhan Puja Festival, lovingly sewn by Mother Laksmana. She has sent beautiful gifts of jewelry to match too.
See you all soon!