Monday, June 2, 2014

HH Radhanath Swami Retreat July 2014 - Gita Nagari Farm, PA


July 11-13, 2014


Gita Nagari Annual Friends and Family
Gathering
with HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj
Lord Caitanya's Movement in the West

Join us for a weekend of enlivening lectures, soulful kirtans and saintly association, accompanied by delicious meals and fun-filled Children's Activities, as we reflect on the glories of Lord Caitanya's Movement in the West.

The retreat will take place in the beautiful forests of Sri Gita Nagari Dham, Port Royal, Pennsylvania, at the lotus feet of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Damodar, amid content cows and beautiful peacocks, led by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

Click here for more details (registration, on-site accommodation bookings and Children's Program Registration)


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gita Nagari Creamery


The Gita Nagari Creamery is now open!

First Slaughter Free Dairy in the USA - No cows or bulls were either killed or exploited to produce it!
Our cows and bulls are protected for their entire lives!

We are now Grade A! We now can ship pasteurized products nationwide

When signing up make sure you pick the amount you want delivered weekly. The system has been set up to automatically bill you for your order each week.

If you have questions, please call Parijata dasi 717-527-4101 or send an e-mail to:  milk@theyogafarm.com 
Addresses for pick-up on Sundays:

1) ISKCON OF DC - 10310 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac, MD 20854

2) ISKCON PHILADELPHIA - 41 W Allens Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19111

3) ISKCON of TOWACO (NJ) - 100 Jacksonville Rd, Montville, NJ 07082

4) ISKCON of CENTRAL NEW JERSEY at the Marathi VISHWA COMMUNITY CENTRE (MVCC) - 143 Rt 35, Laurence Harbor, NJ 08879

5) NEWBURGH, NY

6) MICHIGAN, DETROIT

Please place your orders here: http://www.gitanagari.org/node/286

Friday, October 18, 2013

GOVARDHANA & GO PUJA - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3rd 2013 - you are invited...


New Vrindavana has The Festival of Inspiration, New Hastinapura has the Dushera Festival, Atlanta has The Panihati Festival , New York has the biggest Ratha Yatra on the East Coast, and we, my dear devotees have the delightfully benevolent presence of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara, the cows, (and cowherd boys and girls. . . ) and Govardhana Hill. What a perfect combination for Gita Nagari's signature festival Govardhana Puja.  That sublime opportunity to really relish the pastimes of the residents of Vraja by re-enacting the decoration and worship of the cows at the Goshalla in the company of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara, reciting the Damodarastakam prayers under Their watchful eyes and dancing ecstatically around Krishna in His MOST attractive form as a Hill of Sweets! Jaya Giri Govardhana! Let's come together in gratitude for the opportunity to have this Holy Dhama in our lives, let's spread the word and bring not just ourselves but our friends and neighbours to join in the fun with us.

7am-8am          Srimad-Bhagavatam class
8am-8.30am     Guru-puja and Kirtan
8.30am              Greeting the dieties in their new outfit.
9.00am              Prepare Their Lordships for procession to the Goshalla.
9.15am              Kirtan with the cows
9.30am              Decorating, feeding the cows and arati for their Lordships.
10.30am            Procession of Their Lordships back to the Mandir
12 noon             Arati to their Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Damodara.
2pm                   Welcome and Greeting of guests to Gita Nagari
2.30-3.00pm      Singing of Damodarastakam offering of lamps.
3.00-4.00pm      Drama: The lifting of Govardhana Hill by the Gita Nagari Players.
4.00-5.00pm      Simultaneous arati to Sri Sri Radha-Damodara and Giri Govardhana
                          Circumambulation of the Hill.
5.30pm              Feast and distribution of the sweets.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Schedule - Reserve your spot Now!

Meditation for the reduction of stress and the management of anger.
Facilitated by Yasoda Mensah
An 8 week cycle that will offer very practical ways in which to begin controlling and mitigating the effect of stress in your life and give you a handle on controlling anger issues. Several different processes are covered including breathing or pranayama, emotional freedom techniques, or “Tapping” (EFT) and mantra or sound. There will be ample opportunity to practice the techniques under instruction, and each participant will receive a workbook that they will be able to take home.
1st cycle: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13 and 20
Wednesdays 5pm-6pm

Dinner and a Meal
Watch a stimulating movie, and then join the discourse while enjoying a scrumptious vegetarian/vegan meal. Share your realizations and insights while making new friends. Meals always include a gluten-free option and movies are suitable for young viewers with parent discretion.
Movie starts at 6pm       Coming up:
October 25, 2013           Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead  
November 29, 2013      Food Inc.

Health and Healing
Eating for your health and the health of the planet.
Presented by George Eisman,  MA, MS, Registered Dietitian  www.coalitionforcancerprevention.org
Saturday November 23 at 1pm

Nature Walks - Weather permitting
Join in a weekend nature walk around  the Yoga Farm (duration 30-45 mins).
Bring a note book, a rain coat and good foot wear. Facilitor Max Paschall
October 12, 19, 2013 at 11 am

Natural Soda Workshop
Come and learn how to make your own naturally delicious and refreshing sodas from all kinds of edible materials. Hosted by John Eisenstein from Jade Farm
Date and time TBA

Natural Herbal Tinctures learn about them and how to make your own. Hosted by Hillary Banachowski, (Maryland). This is a 4 hour workshop and lecture at a cost of $45.00 per participant. 

Date and time TBA.  Please call to register if you are interested.

Speakers Corner
A chance to listen and learn from a variety of interesting guest presenters.

Seven Candles: Science Truths for a Deeper Spirituality.
This is a special time in history, a time when discoveries by the scientific community are challenging our perceptions of reality. As in Galileo's time, we can choose to experience these new-found truths as obstacles in our spiritual paths, or we can embrace them, striding towards a deeper, more connected life. The "Seven Candles" are direct expressions of well-established scientific and cosmological phenomena. They are also seven deeply spiritual truths. Seven Candles is NOT string theory, or new age speculations from quantum mechanics. It's not "proof of God," or "proof there's no God." Just science, described in a way that deliberately uncovers, emphasizes, and embraces the spiritual implications of these scientific discoveries.
Presented by JD Stillwater
Saturday December 7, 2013      2pm

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Enlightened Relationships: Healing Negative Patterns


Join us this Fall for: Saturdays, 2-3pm 4 week cycle, 
call to Register

Enlightened Relationships:  Healing Negative Patterns

*  Are your relationships challenging and often painful?
*  Do you FEEL like you are repeating the same mistakes in relationships?
*  Do you FEEL like a victim, even though you know you are not?
*  Do you FEEL yourself endlessly gathering evidence of your inadequacy and failures.
*  Do you FEEL like it is overwhelming to try to get out from under  repetitive negative  thinking?

Healing old negative patterns is much easier than you think.  In these workshops Vrajalila will share concrete spiritual technology (tools) and tips to easily and gracefully shift difficult and seemingly hopeless relationships into enlightened ones.
   
Why Wait?  Register now!  These Tools work!

Vrajalila is a Spiritual Teacher and International Speaker.  She has been a practitioner of Bhakti-Yoga for the last for 34 years.  Vrajalila specializes in building bridges by  sharing Spiritual Technology (tools)  to enrich and expand compassion in our relationships as well as ourselves. We are being urgently called to live from our heart,  to see from the heart, and to choose from the heart. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FALL & WINTER PROGRAMS HERE AT THE FARM - PLEASE JOIN IN!


The Yoga Farm
Fall-Winter programs
Stay engaged and energized through the Fall and Winter months with exciting interactive programs at the Yoga Farm, Yoga Studio. The following classes and sessions are offered free of charge, at a minimal cost or for a donation:

Hatha Yoga Classes                                                                                         Tuesday mornings and Friday evenings

Meditation Classes
(For stress and anger management)                                                       Wednesday evenings, (8            session cycle)

Health and Healing
(Classes on diet, nutrition, cooking, preservation,                             Wednesdays and weekends

Speakers Corner
(A chance to hear and meet local and guest personalities)               1st Saturday of the month

Movie and a Meal
(A Delicious healthy meal and stimulating conversation)                                Last Friday in the month

Enlightened Relationships; Healing negative patterns                     2nd Saturday (4 session cycle)

For more information and program details go to:
Call:       717 527 4388