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2013 Tour Schedule

Submitted by madhuha on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 21:13

2013 Tour Schedule (Up-dated October 23, 2013)

***April 12----------American University in Washington D.C.
***April 27 and 28----------Miami, Florida
***May 2 and 3----------University of Maryland, College Park
***May 6----------George Washington University, Washington D.C.
***May 7----------University of Maryland, Baltimore County
***May 9----------George Mason, Fairfax, Virginia
***May 19----------Hillsborough, NC--Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the New Temple/Festival of India
***May 25 and 26/Memorial Day Weekend----------Baltimore, Md.
***June 1 and 2----------Atlanta, Ga.
***June 8----------New York City, New York
***June 23----------Chicago, Il.
***June 30----------Bloomington, Il.
***July 6 and 7---------- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
***July 13 and 14----------Toronto, Ontario, Canada
***July 16----------Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
***July 20----------Calgary, Alberta, Canada
***July 27---------- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
***August 4----------Los Angeles, California
***August 10 and 11----------Vancouver, B.C.
***August 18----------San Francisco, California
***August 28----------Vancouver, B.C. - Sri Krishna Janmastami
***August 29----------Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja
***August 31 and September 1 - Labor Day Weekend----------Bellevue (Seattle area), Washington
*September 6 - American University
*September 13----------Virginia Commonwealth University
***September 14----------Jacksonville Beach Ratha-yatra and Festival of India
***September 28----------Philadelphia, Pa.
***October1----------UMBC (Univ of MD Baltimore)
***October 7----------Univ of MD (College Park, Maryland campus)
***October 9----------George Washington University, Washington D.C.
***October 11----------George Mason University
***October 12----------Potomac, Maryland Sri Ramacandra Vijayotsava Festival
***November 1----------Virginia Commonwealth University

*Mini-Festival--without FOI's exhibits and tents, however, there will be mass distribution of Krishna Prasadam and Srila Prabhupada's books
***These cities/dates are Confirmed.
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Hare Krishna--World Holy Name Festival

Submitted by madhuha on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:05

September 28th till October 7th

"The nectar of congregational chanting of the Holy Name will drown the entire universe in waves of bliss and every house will know the process of love of Krishna. (Ch. Bhag. Ch. 2)

"Therefore I order every man within this universe to accept this Krishna consciousness movement and distribute it everywhere. (C.C Adi Lila 9.36)

“To teach and encourage the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy name of God, as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu” Srila Prabhupada’s purposes of ISKCON in 1966).

With the intention to work towards fulfilling Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya’s objectives mentioned above, it was resolved by the GBC in 2007:
“That World Holy Name Day (extended to Week in the 2008 GBC meeting) is made an annual programme for all ISKCON centers The observance of World Holy Name Day is to be held in connection with the anniversary observances of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the USA Sept. 17, 1965.( GBC resolution 2006)

In many parts of the world this time period includes the appearance day of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura, the disappearance day of Srila Namacarya Haridas Thakura and of course Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in Boston. Although the period is around 10 days the idea is that temples, communities and devotees, no matter who we are or where we are, endeavor to chant more and more during this time - all over the world. Particularly it is encouraged that devotees set aside at least one day, or more, for continuous chanting in public, at home, or in the temple. Wherever is practical. Some temples celebrate for the whole period with more japa, bhajan, kirtan, nagar sankirtan, festivals, glorification of the Holy names, internet preaching, etc. – so many ways to participate in and spread the holy names. If the chanting is not continuous, then at least chant as much as possible. If there is no community you can chant alone.

“All over the world, our only means is to chant Hare Krishna mantra........So you stick to this principle, go on chanting Hare Krishna mantra anywhere it is possible, and you’ll be victorious. That is the blessings of Caitanya Mahäprabhu. Believe in it and you’ll be successful. ( N.O.D., Nov 1, 1972)

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