“Everyone has heard of the Hare Krishna movement, but very few have heard the remarkable story of the man who founded it. If someone told you this story, you wouldn’t believe it”.
– Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins
I S K C O N 50
Celebrating 50 Years!.
nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvatī Gosvāmī. You arekindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries, which arefilled with impersonalism and voidism.
“As Founder-Ācārya Śrīla Prabhupāda holds a unique position in ISKCON. We need to understand it deeply. As ācārya, his exemplary personal behavior is themodel and norm for all ISKCON devotees. As founder, his personal standards andprinciples of action, his particular spirit or “mood,” take on a societal shape and form in the organization he created. Each individual member internalizes thatspirit, incorporating it into the core of his or her own identity. His spirit pervades the institution as the essence of its own culture, and the members become its visibleembodiment in the world” (Srila Prabhupada, The Founder Acarya of ISKCON – Ravindra Svarupa Dasa)
Our 2015 Campaign will end on December 31, 2015, but that does not mean that our programs and/our enthusiasm will stop. This year taught us a lot and we are ever eager to continue our service to Srila Prabhupada and Their Lordships.
Another milestone will take place in 2016, the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of ISKCON, The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS. Stay tuned for more information.
To all of you who made our programs a success, who came together in the spirit of cooperation, who were driven by the love for Guru, Gauranga and of course, SriSri Radha-Madhavahari, THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.
As special offering to our Founder Acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the 50th Anniversary of his arrival, we wanted to bring back the value of cooperation and we hope more and more devotees, aspiring devotees, congregation members, and newcomers will participate.
2015 Campaign: COOPERATION
This campaign began January 1, 2015 and will go on until December 31, 2015.
Do you want to know more about this campaign or about our current and new programs?
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“Chant and be Happy”
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
ISKCON Boston would just like to thank you for attending the Srila Prabhupada 50th Anniversary Arrival Festival this weekend. We hope you enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime special boat and Faneuil Hall event and that it inspired you to make further spiritual advancement in your journey back home, back to Godhead!
To all the devotees who volunteered their services during the weekend, we are eternally grateful for your seva – may Srila Prabhupada’s kind mercy be forever bestowed on you!
If you have any suggestions or feedback on this festival for ISKCON Boston, we welcome all comments, complements, and criticisms as we strive to put on the best festivals we can in the future.
Finally, if you did not get a chance to participate in, donate to, or attend the festival this weekend but would still like to make a contribution, you can make a donation via PayPal through the ISKCON Boston Website. You may also mail a check to:
ISKCON of New England
72 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Donors who contribute more than $151 will receive festival memorabilia signed by Senior devotees.
We hope to see you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact the team with any questions.
Jaya Srila Prabhupada!
ISKCON Boston Festival Planning Committee
“He reasons ill that Vaisnavas die when thou art living still in sound. The Vaisnava dies to live, and living spreads the holy name around.”