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This is a series of Interviews from BhakTV of His Grace Kuladri Das, a senior disciple and occasional servant of ISKCON Founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada. The pastimes he recalls occurred between 1974 and 1977 in Vrindavan, India, and in New Vrindavan in the United States.
This Part One describes the making of a clay slab with Srila Prabhupada's foot Imprint for his followers to worship. A second pastime is about the making of a Simhasan in Bombay for Deities in America, and Srila Prabhupada's comments.
In May of 2011, Pratima Dharm became the U.S. Army's first Hindu chaplain. Currently assigned to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Chaplain Capt. Dharm says she spends most of her time reaching across faiths ministering to ill and wounded service members. "Human dignity is the greatest gift you can give someone," says Dharm, who, during the course of her career, has spent a year in Iraq on active duty. Born and raised in a Hindu family in India, Dharm first came to the U.S. in 2001. In 2006, she joined the military, which counts approximately 1,000 Hindus in its ranks.
Australia's New Govardhana’s recent Holy Name retreat, facilitated by Sacinandana Swami & Madhava Das also marked the ‘Shyamananda Kirtan Mandali’ group's self-titled debut CD launch. The breathtaking album caught the attention of festivalgoers and soon sold out.
For more information about the group: www.shyamananda.bandcamp.com
Anju Bhargava, founder of the Hindu American Seva Charities, explains the origins of the five-day Hindu festival Diwali.
A video by Odyssey Networks (www.odysseynetworks.org)
by the Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh, Belgium.
Kirtan artist Madhava spends some time with us during the October 2012 Sacred India Kirtan Fest in Perth, Australia discussing the roots of Kirtan, its external adaptability, and its spiritual significance. He talks about his life in Switzerland and the many countries he's visited, his first meeting in Vrindavan with kirtan legend Aindra Prabhu, and his final moments with Aindra.
The Rev. James Forbes, a senior minister emeritus of New York's The Riverside Church, says that pastors need to not only tend to their flocks, they need to be the prophetic voice of a "longing God who wishes that all of my children will be fed, that they will have clothing, that they will have shelter." In an interview at the Democratic National Convention, he asserted that the clergy has an obligation to such a calling and responsibility. "If we don't do it, we forfeit the right to call ourselves the prophetic and even pastoral representative of high heaven," Forbes says.
A Hip-Hop video from Mikey Jay, an ISKCON devotee from Wales, UK. The video based on Śrīla Prabhupāda's purport to the invocation of Sri Isopanisad.
A compilation of images and video of Srila Prabhupada and his journey to America on the steamship Jaladuta Narrated by Ravi das and produced by Mohan.
Anju Bhargava, a member of the Odyssey Networks' board of trustees, explains the increasing role that Hinduism is playing in the public sphere. Bhargava is a member of President Obama's Inaugural Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is the founder of Hindu American Seva Charities. Odyssey Networks interviewed her in Charlotte, N.C. during the Democratic National Convention.