World Holy Name Week

My dear disciples, well wishers, and friends,

Please accept my blessings.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for all the individual services that you have rendered over the years.  This year, I would like to encourage all of you to perform an additional service together – World Holy Name Week.

krsna varnam tvisakrsnam
sangopangastra parsadam
yajnaih sankirtana prayair
yajante hi sumedasa

In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential
companions.  (SB 11.5.32)

Srila Prabhupada’s greatest desire was to spread the chanting of the Holy Names all over the world.  To fulfill this desire, the GBC established World Holy Name Day during Srila Prabupada Centennial in 1996.   Taking charge of the program at that time, was my beloved friend and godbrother, H.H. Bhakti Tirtha Swami.  World Holy Name Day, was a tremendous success.

I would like to request all of my disciples, friends, and well-wishers to join hands with their local ISKCON centers to celebrate World Holy Name Week 2009 to their maximum capacity.

World Holy Name Week 2009 is from September 2 – September 11th.  Your planning of your participation should start NOW!

Here is what I would like you to do:

Visit the World Holy Name Week Website:

http://www.whnw.org
http://www.worldholynameweek.org

*  Please participate and help your local ISKCON center to organize the 50 Devotee Plus Harinama Sankirtan Procession on Sept. 4!

*  Please participate in and help your local ISKCON center to organize the World Internet Sankirtan Party on Sept. 5 and 6.

*  Please personally GO ON LINE at

www.WorldHolyNameWeek.org

and make a pledge to chant during the Japathon.  Initiated devotees can pledge their 16 rounds or more.  Uninitiated devotees can also pledge according to their capacity.

For those of you who would like to know my greatest heart’s desire, I would request you to do whatever you are able in assisting to organize World Holy Name Week around the world.  Depending on your capacity, you
could be an organizer on three different levels:

1.  Continental / Country Organizer
2.  Regional Organizer (Overseeing two or more centers)
3.  Local Organizer (Helping to organize your local ISKCON center or
namahatta)

Please plan to participate in World Holy Name Week 2009, and reply to me and also add the WHNW global coordination team at kirtan@krishna.com as CC receivers of your reply.

Please practically assist me in my service to Srila Prabhupada’s movement by participating in, and promoting, World Holy Name Week.

Thank you very much.

Your well wisher,

Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Reminder Offerings: His Holiness Srila Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaja’s Vyasa Puja 2009

Hare Krishna Dear Devotees

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Guru Maharaja.

Guru Maharaja will be present for His Vyasa Puja which will be celebrated at ISKCON Lenasia in South Africa on 22 August 2009.

All written offerings must please be submitted to caitanya@iafrica.com no later than Saturday, 1 August 2009.  Please include your province where applicable & country, as well as indicate clearly whether you are a well-wisher, aspiring disciple, 1st initiated or 2nd initiated disciple.

Thank you to those who have already submitted. Let us grab this opportunity to glorify our dearest and most glorious Guru Maharaja!!! All written offerings received by 1 August, will be included in the compilation and presented to Guru Maharaja on Vyasa Puja.

Your servant of the servant

Kaishori dd

P.S. Please pass this message onto other God-family and well-wishers who may not be included in this email.

Vyasa Puja 2009

Hare Krishna

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Guru Maharaja.

Guru Maharaja will be present for His Vyasa Puja which will be celebrated at ISKCON Lenasia in South Africa on 22 August 2009.

All written offerings must please be submitted to caitanya@iafrica.com no later than Saturday, 1 August 2009.  Please include your province where applicable & country, as well as indicate clearly whether you are a well-wisher, aspiring disciple, 1st initiated disciple or 2nd initiated disciple.

Let us grab this opportunity to glorify our dearest and most glorious Guru Maharaja!!! All written offerings received by 1 August, will be included in the compilation and presented to Guru Maharaja on Vyasa Puja.

Your servant of the servant

Kaishori dd

Kartika parikramas

Dear devotees,

Please accept my best wishes. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

For those of you interested in joining me in India in the Kartik time, the
following is my schedule.

October 25 start of Jagannatha Puri parikrama
October 29 travel to Mayapur
October 30 start of Mayapur parikrama
November 10 travel to Vrindavana
November 11 start of Vrindavana parikrama.
November 16 parikrama finishes

So you should arrive in Puri on the 24th of October at the latest, as the
parikrama will begin on the 25th.

The main part of the parikrama is in Mayapur. We will do the complete
Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama, probably over 9 or 10 days, coming back to the
temple every night.

You will have to arrange your own accommodation.

Hoping this meets you well.

Your ever well wisher,

Bhakti Caitanya Swami