Dear Maharajas, Prabhus and Didis,
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga, all glories to Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji and all glories to Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihariji
Let’s “Die to Live” in service…… come to the Five-day Pre-Kartik Mini Festival
(Quote from Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj)
Our Srila Gurudeva is truly a revolutionary Acarya. He always places the “substance” of love as more important than any “form” of love. At the same time, he ordered that a Society be set up and taught us only to serve with love and affection and never seek to control by administration.
Now, over two and half years has passed since Srila Gurudeva closed his manifest pastimes. It is time to start carry out his order to create The International Pure Bhakti Yoga Society, and to do so in a manner that truly honours what he represents in his teachings as our spiritual guardian.
There is only seva. There are no other positions. There is only work to be done. There are no titles.
There is only pure bhakti to be aspired for and pure Krsna Consciousness to be shared and spread all around.
There is no material wealth to be gained. We wish to “die to live” – that is to disregard our own temporary self-interest so that we can serve in ideal manner.
We pray for mercy and guidance to be able to do so. The “we” refers to all of Srila Gurudeva’s followers who wish to participate in the creation of his world-wide Society. We are first and foremost an “education” Society. We are tasked to spread the message of Krsna Consciousness as inspired by the teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu with the unique flavour of our illustrious Srila Gurudeva, who collected so many wonderful and diverse hearts from every corner, every nook and cranny of this planet.
So that his Society can start taking shape we are holding a pre-kartik mini-festival to facilitate devotees to come to Vrindavan and experience five days of hari-katha, sumptuous top-class prasadam (already sponsored) and meetings during which we can start to use the brushes and paint that Gurudeva gave us to start ornamenting the IPBYS.
The themes/questions we will be discussing
will be on the following lines:
- How can we facilitate the leading preachers of Gurudeva’s family to spend more time together to develop trust, friendship, communication, and co-operation?
- How can we spur book distribution world-wide?
- How can we develop modern multi-media educational tools for the world-wide sharing of pure Krsna Consciousness?
- How can we identify, nurture and develop talent in our family?
- How can we facilitate the smooth relationships between gurus and gurus’ disciples?
- How can we assist in the upholding of standards with respect to our gurus and sannyasis?
In the mood of Srila Gurudeva, we desire a world-wide society that is innovative, truthful, where members fearlessly express themselves and where the progress of the individual’s bhakti is paramount. We aspire for a Society that is always serving the front line sevak and we wish to be personal and reaching out with friendship in all our dealings, at all times.
Please come and join us in
Gopinath Bhavan, Vrndavan
13th – 17th October, 2013
Meetings will be from 15.00 PM until 18.00 PM. In the evening there will be Harikatha starting at 19.00 PM. Prasadam is free, 3 meals a day.
For assistance with accommodation please contact Srimati Vrinda didi at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as confirmation of your participation
Thank you for considering this request.
Sripad BV Avadhoot Maharaj, Sripad BV Damodara Maharaj, Sripad BV Nemi Maharaj, Sripad BV Srauti Maharaj, Sripad BV Sajjan Maharaj, Sripad BV Suddhadvaiti Maharaj, Sripad BV Tridandi Maharaj, Sripad BV Vaikhanas Maharaj, Brajanath Prabhu, Haladhara Prabhu, Jiva Pavana Prabhu, Ramesh Prabhu, Vishvambara Prabhu, Yasodananda Prabhu, Anita Didi, Caru Chandrika Didi