Thursday, January 28, 2016

Our News Jan 28, 2016

No Pictures of this Year's Snow yet
Here are a couple from 2010
Three feet of snow!!!  Our primary services therefore have been snow plowing and clearing and salting, so we can have access to feed the cows and re-bed them, and to continue other services for our Deities, guests and devotees.  The cows have a beautiful thick coat of fur/hair now and this helps keep them extra warm.  We have been trying for a while to purchase a good “brushing machine” for them – like this (Please click here) - 
- check out page 4 for the Technical Data and cost to get an idea J.  Please email to contribute to this – the cows will be in ecstasy and your reward will be eternal bliss J!
We also have brush heads mounted in the milking barn for them currently so they get a good scratch when they come in for milking.  However, they are pretty worn down now so you can also contribute here - we need 26 brushes 2 feet long (as we have 26 stalls) – we usually get these (click here)  - please email Dhruva or order them and have them shipped to ISKCON Gita Nagari, 534 Gita Nagari Road, Port Royal, PA, 17082 – Thank you in advance.
You are Invited!
Hot off the press from the organizers of the Memorial Weekend Retreat: come spend the long weekend with these wonderful souls: 
Hare Krishna !
   Sri Gita Nagari Dham ki Jai! The appreciation and gratitude expressed by each and every person attending the Gita Nagari retreats is an indication of how eagerly we all look forward to this event each year. Our gratitude goes out to His Holiness Romapada Swami, who very compassionately extends the mercy of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara to one and all by conducting the retreats in the peaceful, serene setting of the holy dhama of Gita Nagari. HH Romapada Swami's enthusiasm to always serve his beloved Spiritual Master, Srila Prabhupada, and his sincere desire to see his dear Godbrother, HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami's inimitable radiant smile, indicate his love, dedication, and commitment to them.

   This year's memorial day retreat is a very special one as the topic is "The Petals of ISKCON's Lotus", an event honoring ISKCON's 50th anniversary. This event will be graced by HH Romapada Swami, HG Ravindra Svarupa Das, HG Vaisesika Das, HG Tamohara Das, HG Krsnandini Dasi and HG Vraja Lila Dasi. The retreat will begin at 5 PM on Friday May 27th, 2016 and will end by 3 PM on Monday May 30th, 2016. We will be sending out a detailed event schedule as we get closer to the retreat.There will be an ecstatic kirtans lead by distinguished kirtaneers such as HG Acyuta Gopi Dasi and HG Ananta Govinda Das. Also we have exciting line-up of children's activities, to fully engage 5-12 year old in farm-based Krishna Conscious fun and play.
   Please click on the Evite invitation emailed to you and let us know if you will be able to make it to this year's Gita Nagari Retreat. Please provide name(s) and age(s) of persons attending the retreat. Alternatively, you can email Satya-sara das at We request you to please inform and invite your friends. The registration fee for the retreat is $80 per person over 12 years of age ($30/day if attending part of the retreat) and $30 per child between the ages of 5-12 years.
   Thank you for your time and consideration.
   On behalf of the Gita Nagari Organizing Team,
Rati das