Senior Devotees Share Prabhupada Memories With Youth for one hundred and twenty fifth Anniversary Zoom Series | ISKCON News

Senior Devotees Share Prabhupada Memories With Youth for one hundred and twenty fifth Anniversary Zoom Series | ISKCON News

In honor of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th beginning anniversary, a particular Zoom collection for teenagers and youth will run this August, by which Prabhupada disciples will share reminiscences of serving the ISKCON Founder-Acharya throughout their very own youth. 

Sitalila Dasi of ISKCON Sydney, Australia, a mentor and licensed counselor who helps run Sunday Schools and youth camps, is organizing the “Prabhupada Special Series” together with her husband Sumedha Gauranga Das. The two are co-directors of Teen Tweet Club, which nurtures teenagers holistically and has already provided various on-line non secular seminars. 

Around 125 youth aged 12 to 18 have registered for the Prabhupada Special Series from Australia and different nations that overlap with its timezone such because the UK, the Netherlands, India and Nepal. The collection will consist of 4 90-minute Zoom periods on successive Saturdays – August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th

“This has at all times been on my thoughts since I moved to Sydney, as there are lots of disciples of Srila Prabhupada right here,” Sitalila feedback. “In the previous, I had tried to prepare a get-together, but it surely didn’t occur for logistical causes. I personally love listening to Srila Prabhupada’s katha loads, and that’s how I join extra deeply with him. I used to be additionally pondering that the majority of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples will need to have been of their teenagers or youth once they joined the motion, but they joined with enthusiasm and devoted the very best years of their lives to serving Srila Prabhupada.   

“Now, a lot of them are leaving this world, so I believed that in the present day’s youth must be introduced nearer to the affiliation of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples, which is changing into rarer as time progresses. The youth are our future and it’s our responsibility to deliver them nearer to our Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada. By listening to immediately from Prabhupada’s disciples, in the present day’s youth can perceive how they skilled Srila Prabhupada’s love and really feel that love themselves.” 

Twelve Prabhupada disciples, a lot of them from Australia, will take part within the collection – three on every Saturday. 

The first Zoom session, on Saturday August 7th, will characteristic Indradyumna Swami, Ambika Devi Dasi, and Pratapana Das. 

Speakers Indradyumna Swami, Ambika Devi Dasi and Pratapana Das

Speakers embody Indradyumna Swami, Ambika Devi Dasi, and Pratapana Das

Born in 1949 in Palo Alto, California, Indradyumna Swami left apart his college research at an early age to commit himself to the seek for non secular information. He joined ISKCON in 1970, and obtained initiation from Srila Prabhupada. In 1971, he traveled to Europe to assist open new ISKCON facilities, and in 1979, on the age of 29, he entered the renounced order of sannyasa, dedicating his life to missionary actions as a celibate monk. In the early Eighties, he served as temple president of the New Mayapur chateau temple and farm in France. Since 1986, he has been well-known for touring and spreading Krishna consciousness all through the world. Perhaps his most well-known effort is his annual touring Festival of India tour in Poland, which (pre-pandemic) attracted hundreds of individuals to find out about and relish the nectar of Krsna consciousness via music, dance, drama, non secular dialogue, and prasadam. 

Ambika Devi Dasi joined ISKCON in 1971, when she was simply 18 years previous. Her companies included pujari service and educating. More not too long ago, she has served as a non secular mentor for girls inside the Hare Krishna Community of New Govardhana, in New South Wales Australia. Ambika helps new devotees with private steerage at a person and group stage. As a senior devotee she affords help inside all elements of devotional life, together with guiding people and teams in devotional practices; imparting scriptural information; providing sound recommendation about life selections; responding to philosophical inquiries; providing encouragement in occasions of problem; and performing as a good friend and a confidant. 

Pratapana Das, in the meantime, joined ISKCON in 1974, and spent his first years touring round Australia doing ebook distribution. In 1976, he undertook a world tour, doing Sankirtana across the globe. In 1981, he returned to Sydney, married Jayasri Devi Dasi and took on the service of ISKCON Sydney temple president for ten years, after which he has been managing Govinda’s Restaurant in Sydney for the final thirty years. 

Following the primary session that includes these luminaries, different audio system will embody Krishnarupa Devi Dasi, Bhagavata Ashraya Das, and Sarva Mangala Devi Dasi on August 14th; Jivanath Das, Jagatarini Devi Dasi, and Rasarani Devi Dasi on the 21st; and Ramai Swami, Mahotsa Das, and Surabhi Devi Dasi on the 28th

“Most of them joined the motion once they had been youth and teenagers, similar to our viewers,” Sitalila says. “They will likely be sharing how they related with Srila Prabhupada, what motivated them to dedicate the very best a part of their life to Srila Prabhupada, and what their message is for in the present day’s youth. They may even be sharing their experiences, private interactions and pastimes with Srila Prabhupada. We need our viewers to be captivated and absorbed within the reminiscences of Srila Prabhupada main as much as his one hundred and twenty fifth look anniversary.” 

During the dwell Zoom periods, the youth may even have the chance to ask questions. 

For teenagers and youth, it is a great alternative to listen to immediately from Srila Prabhupada’s disciples and have their helpful affiliation,” says Sitalila. “By doing so, we anticipate them to develop deeper belief and religion in Srila Prabhupada and to simply join with Srila Prabhupada in his murti type. For their half, I believe that Srila Prabhupada’s disciples will take pleasure in reliving these great moments they spent with Srila Prabhupada by getting absorbed in these reminiscences.” 

Every beginning anniversary of Srila Prabhupada, Sitalila believes, is particular. “Sometimes we simply want an excuse to make it further particular and to attempt to do one thing grander!” she feedback. “Srila Prabhupada remains to be alive within the type of his books, his murti and his innumerable photographs and movies. I’m certain for Srila Prabhupada’s disciples, day-after-day is Srila Prabhupada’s beginning anniversary, as they carry him of their hearts. And though he isn’t bodily current, these great disciples at all times keep in mind these moments they cherished with him. Srila Prabhupada isn’t in his vapu (bodily) type, but they really feel so related to him as if he’s right here with them on a regular basis. We can see that gratitude of their eyes, the love and affection they’ve obtained, and the way they’re reliving these reminiscences at each second.”


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