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New Orleans Ratha Yatra 2009 - Day 2 - Driving & dancing for the Lord

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New Orleans Ratha Yatra 2009 - Day 1

Attracted by the Mayapurian hospitality of the New Orleans devotees, hundreds of devotees of various towns today have taken their journey to the Bayou.  Several months ago I was given an invitation to attend.   The invite was as follows, “The first 100 devotees who register will be given a free hotel room.”  However I think they have lifted that 100 family limit and now are making arrangements for whoever else may come to town. 

Desiring to Discover the Spiritual Mission of Our Life

Magic door bookImagine that right now you stand before a door, appearing like a book cover. You have to decide whether to enter or not, which takes desire, resolve and commitment. Once inside you can discover the general spiritual mission for your life by reading these words. If you pray feelingly with urgency to the Lord of the Universe who is the source of everything including your very self and existence, you will gain the necessary power to be attracted to this most sacred and fulfilling task. Take a risk and trust the Highest and Supreme Power by opening your heart and being receptive to understand the most secret of all secrets.

TEXAS FAITH 20: How can religious leaders keep Fort Hood incident from creating fear, tension and misunderstanding?


Dallas Morning News,

Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.

Radha, Krishna, and Prabhupada in Barnes & Noble once again!


As I walk pass the yellow Lambhorghini and enter into the Barnes & Noble store the first thing I hear is, "Radha is dancing with Krishna...."  It was Chinmayi, a devotee who won Miss India Texas. 

TEXAS FAITH 19: How can we have a real interfaith dialogue?

Dallas Morning News,

Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.

The Power of a Smile

Prabhupada and devotees smile

When I am at work or "out and about" shopping or going somewhere, I often reflect about what I am giving out--the energy I have within myself, and what, as a result, I am sharing with others--consciously or unconsciously. This is a kind of frequent "reality check" I try to remember to do, because I am very aware that my mental state will affect others--and my health as well. In addition, my spiritual development and my well-wishing to people will positively effect them--or my materialist, negative outlook will also influence those I encounter.

Woodrow Dance Party and AZITIZ

Woodrow High School
Woodrow High School came to the temple today for a field trip. Woodrow is a local public school about 5 minutes from Kalachandji's Some of the devotees go to the school as well.


Texas Faith 18: Are Texans immoral for supporting the death penalty?

Dallas Morning News,

Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.

Halloween Block Party Maha Harinam Kirtan 2009

(led by Caitanya Chandra Das, and HH Giriraja Swami)

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