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Festival Of India 2012 Summer Tour

Submitted by madhuha on Sat, 12/31/2011 - 18:53
Tour Diary

2012 Proposed Tour Schedule (Up-dated June 20, 2012)

March 7----------Gaura Purnima
*March 17 and 18----------Miami, Florida, Ratha-yatra and Festival of India
*April 2----------Washington D.C., American University, Festival of India
*April 4 and 5----------University of Maryland; College Park, Festival of India
*May 2----------Washington D.C., George Washington University, Festival of India
*May 3----------University of Maryland, Baltimore, Festival of India
*May 19----------Jacksonville, Florida, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*May 26 and 27---------- Baltimore, Maryland, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*June 2 and 3----------Atlanta, Georgia, Pani Hati/Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*June 9----------New York City, New York, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*June 24----------Chicago, Illinois, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*June 30----------Bloomington, Illinois, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India--FOI's First time to Bloomington!
*July 4----------Washington D.C., Ratha-yatra/FOI will not be in Washington DC, call 301-299-2100 for info
*July 7 and 8----------Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*July 14 and 15----------Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*July 17----------Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*July 21----------Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
July 22---------- San Francisco, Ca. Ratha-yatra with the LA/SF Festival, for more info call 707-426-4672
*July 28----------Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*August 5----------Los Angeles, California, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*August 9----------Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sri Krishna Janmastami
*August 10----------Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja
*August 18 and 19---------- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*September 1, 2 and 3/Labor Day Weekend----------Seattle, Washington, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India
*September 15----------Honoring Srila Prabhupada's 1965 Arrival at Commonwealth Pier
*September 16----------Boston, Ratha-yatra/Festival of India on the Boston Common
*September 20 and 21----------University of Maryland College Park
*September 22----------Philadelphia, Pennsylvania--Ratha-yatra/Radhastami
*October 22----------American University, Washington D.C.
*October 24----------Washington D.C., George Washington University/Kogan Plaza, Festival of India
*October 25----------UMBC/University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Festival of India
*October 27----------Potomac, Maryland. Sri Ramacandra Vijayotsava Festival
*November 3----------Sandy Ridge, North Carolina / Prabhupada Village--Festival of Lights for Peace

*These cities/dates are Confirmed.

Hare Krishna

Festival of India Going Back to New Orleans

Submitted by madhuha on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 00:05
Tour Diary

New Orleans Rathayatra November 12-13, 2011

Third Annual New Orleans RATHA YATRA- November 12 & 13 Washington Square Park 9am til 9pm. Parade is Saturday the 19th beginning at 9:30am from Basin and Canal to N. Peters to the Park at 706 Elysian Fields. Come one come all!

For more information, please visit or call 601-749-9460

Festival of India Returns to Boston for 3 Festivals

Submitted by madhuha on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 12:33

Here’s what the New York Times wrote about kirtan in a 2009 article:
Yoga Enthusiasts Hear the Call of Kirtan
Published: March 4, 2009
ON one of her regular visits to New York from Virginia, Christine Breighner told Rebecca Damon, a longtime friend, that she didn’t want to visit the tourist sites she’d seen before. She wanted to extend her horizons beyond the latest Broadway show or exhibit at the Met. Not too long before, Ms. Damon had received a brochure advertising a call-and-response chanting session called kirtan after a yoga class. Now she passed it along.
“I read the brochure and said, ‘Oh, that might challenge my comfort zone, so we should do it,’ ” said Mrs. Breighner.
Recently, Mrs. Breighner and Ms. Damon attended a Friday night kirtan at the Integral Yoga Institute. The two friends, along with about 60 participants, sat on cushions facing a group of musicians who wore traditional Indian kurtas — collarless cotton tunics — and played a variety of instruments, including tabla, a wooden flute and harmonium, an accordion-like organ.
For about two hours, the musicians played and chanted in Sanskrit while the audience responded when moved. Some clapped and swayed as they repeated the words; others simply listened with closed eyes and beatific smiles. The mood became more festive as the evening wore on, with many participants jumping up to dance: springing straight up and down, making chorus-line kicks and even walking on their hands……..

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