Maha Harinam – Saturday 12th March

Hare Krishna Dear Devotees and Friends,
We are pleased to invite you all  for the special occasion this year of Iskcon’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations founded by HDG Srila Prabhupada. Second Maha Harinam of the Year 2016, this Saturday 12th March from the corner of James and William Street in Northbridge next to Govindas Restaurant at 1.00 pm.

THE MAHA HARINAAM –

THE BIGGEST WALKING MUSICAL PARTY IN PERTH

ASSEMBLY TIME :  12.30 PM
START TIME    :  1.00 PM
FINISH TIME   :  2.00 PM
   

FREE PRASADAM : 2.00 PM  ONWARDS  (SPONSORED BY GOVINDAS RESTAURANT).

Please join us, bring your family and friends and partake in glorifying the Lord by helping reawaken a person to his spiritual identity and existence by chanting and dancing to the Hare Krishna Mahamantra.In this age of Kali we have forgotten our real identity as spiritual beings, as part and parcel of Krishna. Krishna’s holy names are endowed with all of His potencies and this sound vibration can reawaken a person to his spiritual identity and existence.Please join us,  plant the seed of bhakti as per Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s instructions and get blessings from Mahaprabhu. There will be free prasadam available after the Harinaam Party at Govindas Restaurant.
Note:- Please confirm your presence by calling on any one of the following number.

Bhakt Akshay Puri (0401 414 172)
Stoka Krishna das (0401 843 690)

Hare Krishna

 

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Kirtan with Madhava

Kirtan with Madhava

Returning to WA!
Join us in March for some exciting kirtan events with special guests Bhanu Swami and  Madhava.

The Culture of Kirtan
Three Evenings exploring the ancient tradition of kirtan. 
Kalamunda Hare Krishna Temple
Wed Thurs Fri   March 9-11
5.30-8.30pm

Kirtan with Madhava
Inspirational kirtan with Madhava!   Free Event!    All Welcome!
Bendat Community Centre
Wembley
Sunday March 13
4.30- 8.30pm

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Maha Harinam – 30th January 2016

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World Holy Name Week 2015

World Holy Name Week 2015

24th September – 4th October

ISKCON Perth – Western Australia

This year the World Holy Name Week 2015 coincided with the 50th anniversary of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the United States. To give this year’s celebration a higher dimension, the ISKCON Perth congregation laid more emphasis on the chanting of the Holy Name by targeting one Harinama Sankirtana everyday during the span of the event.

1. Harinama Sankirtanas

The Harinama Party made a kick-start of the event on Friday 25th September with a Maha Harinama in the City. Prior to the event, the Holy Name week spirit was imbibed upon the

Maha Harinama Sankirtana in the City

Maha Harinama Sankirtana in the City

congregation members via motivation and inspiration to partake in the blissful chanting of the Maha-Mantra for the pleasure of Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nita. This ensued with other Harinama Sankirtanas in the City itself on the following Saturday and during most of the rest of the week.
In addition to the street chanting around the city malls, two sitting Harinama Sankirtanas were also programmed. The first one was organised in Esplanade Park in Fremantle on Monday 28th. Being on a public holiday (Queen’s Birthday), this did attract quite a few participants and usually during the week-end and on public holidays, Fremantle does get quite busy as from early morning. Many were the onlookers who were captivated by the rhythmic tunes of the Maha-Mantra whether be those who came for a stroll with the family or a jog or still to walk their dog in the park.
The second sitting Harinama Sankirtana was held in Hyde Park in the City under Srila Prabhupada’s Tree on Sunday 4th October. That was on the last day of the event – the 50th anniversary date when His Divine Grace set foot in the United States. To go back in

Sitting Harinama in Hyde Park

Sitting Harinama in Hyde Park

time, the said tree was planted by dedicated followers of Srila Prabhupada in honour of His usual morning walks while He was in Perth. With quite a few participants turning up, a wonderful Kirtana was entertained to commemorate that glorious day. There were instances where kids accompanied by their parents stopped and made little dance moves in synchronisation with the melody of the Kirtan. A father with two little daughters was quite curious at what was going on and after enquiring later came back to join in; they even stayed for prasadam which they relished.

2. Seminar on the Holy Name

Saturday 26th September, was the appearance day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. In order to pay honour to the pioneer of the Hare Krishna Movement and after the Harinama Sankirtana in the City during the day, a seminar was organised at the Temple later in the afternoon. The theme was twofold – the glories of the Holy Name and the importance of chanting the Maha-Mantra.

3. 6 Hour Kirtan – Perth Kirtana Mela

6 Hour Kirtana in Temple

6 Hour Kirtana in Temple

A quite convenient way to celebrate the fourth day of the WHNW 2015 which was on Sunday 27th – the disappearance day of Srila Haridas Thakura, was to hold a 6 Hour Kirtan at the Temple. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself declared Srila Haridas Thakura as the Namacaharya or the person who most exemplifies how to best chant the Holy Names of Krishna.
Programmed between 1pm and 7pm, the 6 hour Kirtana aimed at producing a flow of limitless nectar of the Holy Names of the Lord. The participants were the Temple Kirtana Specialists and the Bhakti Vriksha groups of the Perth congregation as well as the Sunday School kids.
The 6 hour Kirtana reached its pinnacle with a resounding Gaura Arati to glorify Their Lordships Sri Sri Nitai Sacinandana.

4. Special Sunday Feast Programme

To conclude the World Holy Name Week 2015 celebration on Sunday 4th October, the Sunday Feast programme featured a few special components:

4.1 Lecture on the Chanting of the Holy Name

The lecture was mainly based on evidences from the Vedic scriptures on the chanting of the Holy Name. This was then complemented by the playing of an audio track of the beautiful song “Yadi Prabhupad na hoito” composed by HH Jayapataka Swami – a perfect way to give it a thought … hadn’t His Divine Grace been to the West.

4.2 Video Presentation

The video clip “Acharya” – a preview of the film by HG Yadubara das was projected on screen mainly to revive our feeling of indebtedness to Srila Prabhupada and also to reveal such an exalted personality to those in the audience who did not happen to know Him.

4.3 Kirtana by the Sunday School Kids

No special programme can be complete without the participation of the Sunday School Kids. They very nicely sung the Bengali poem “Markine Bhagavat-dharma” composed by Srila Prabhupada on board the Jaladuta at the Commonwealth Pier, Boston.

4.4 Drama Presentation

The constant struggle between the mind and self is a daily struggle for each and every one. The drama depicted how to resolve this conflicting situation by the chanting of the Holy Name.

We would like to express our gratitude to both Sita Ram Lakshmana Prabhu and Yadu Srestha Prabhu, co-Presidents of ISKCON Perth, for their constant support in organising the World Holy Name Week 2015. We would also like to show our appreciation to all the devotees of the Perth congregation who participated in the celebration and contributed their help either directly or indirectly.

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Prabhupada Disappearance day

Hare Krishna Dear Devotees, Friends and Well-wishers,

We would like to invite you all to join us in remembering ISKCON Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance from this world as the per the program below.

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“He reasons ill who says that Vaisnavas die,
When thou art living still in sound!
The Vaishnavas die to live, and living try
To spread the holy name around.”
(Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur)

Although Srila Prabhupada is no longer physically with us, on the spiritual platform he is very much present through the medium of His books and instructions. It is our great fortune to witness the extent of mercy of Srila Prabhupada in saving the entangled souls all around the globe. No words are enough to describe the compassion and grace Srila Prabhupada bestowed upon us, in creating this shelter of Krishna Consciousness movement. Still, on this day of His disappearance, we would like each and every one of you to please write and offer your homage to Him. For your convenience, we have created a simple format that you can use in your homage (download template). Please encourage your kids to write as well. All the homages will be put in a book and presented to Srila Prabhupada as an offering.

You are requested to bring your homages to the temple on Goverdhan Puja day on Saturday the 14th November. You can also email them to gauranama.jps@gmail.com or you can write your homage write there on Saturday after the program of Goverdhan Puja (Gaura Nama Prabhu will be available for assistance) .

Thank you,

Your servants at ISKCON Perth

 

 

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