Srimati Anuradha devi dasi gets a replacement Tulsi mala from Srila BK Giri Maharaja (1/6/13)

Srimati Anuradha devi dasi gets a replacement Tulsi mala from Srila Govinda Maharaja’s rtvik SCS Math Acaryya Srila BK Giri Maharaja attended by Sriman Radha-Syama dasa brahmachari


Anuradha devi dasi leads the singing of Sri Guru Arati
in glorification of Srila Govinda Maharaja.


Anuradha devi dasi and her son Krsna dasa.


Anuradha devi dasi receiving her new Tulsi mala and letter
from Srila Giri Maharaja, SCS Math, NJ,
rtvik for Srila Govinda Maharaja.

Anuradha devi dasi received her new Tulsi mala from Srila Govinda Maharaja?s rtvik, Acaryya of SCS Math, Srila BK Giri Maharaja during our Sunday pragram at Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram. Anuradha d.d. led the servitors in singing Sri Guru Arati. Sriman Radha-Syama dasa brahmachari Read More...

Sri Govinda Ashram servitors go to recovery center to preach and distribute books (1/5/13)

1/5/2013
Sri Govinda Ashram servitors go to recovery center to preach and distribute books

Attended by Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa, and bhakta Ben

Commentary by Indra Bandhu dasa.

Photos by Indra Bandhu dasa and Jess (a resident at Bridgeway)


Commentary by Indra Bandhu dasa:

Bhakta Ben and I went to Bridgeway Recovery Center in Salem, Oregon to visit someone named Will bhakta Ben had met who invited us to the center. Will expressed he was interested in some new books, and that he wished to hear about the Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram and Krishna Consciousness. Bhakta Ben and I came prepared with books and an openness to speak on all related topics, and to share with any other interested individuals there. I did not take or ask for pictures from anyone but us and Will, due to privacy concerns.

Upon arriving, bhakta Ben and I had to sign in and wait for Will in the general TV and ?hang out? area of the center. An employee of the center came to ask questions, and wanted further information, she made positive remarks about our program Read More...

Sri Govinda Ashram servitors distribute SCS Math scripture (1/3/13)

Fearless at His Lotus Feet

Sri Govinda Ashram servitors distribute SCS Math scripture, attended by Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa, and bhakta Ben

Photos and commentary by Indra Bandhu dasa and bhakta Ben.

Bhakta Ben distributes “Home Comfort” to Zach.

Darien offers some laksmi to the Ashram for “Sri Guru and His Grace”.

Angel and Izel are eager to start “The Search for Sri Krishna” while Bhakta Ben continues his.

They are happy to hear about Srila Giri Maharaja, Acharya of the SCS Math,
Sri Krishna and Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, from Indra Bandhu dasa.

Commentary by Indra Bandhu dasa:

By the mercy of Srila Gurudeva, bhakta Ben and I set out to distribute books from SCS Math?s Salem, OR ashram, Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram. Read More...

Book distribution and kirtan in downtown Salem, Oregon (1/2/13)

1/2/13
Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram servitors
book distribution and kirtan in downtown Salem, Oregon

Attended by Sriman Radha-Syama dasa brahmachari,

Indra Bandhu dasa, and bhakta Ben

Photos taken by Radha-Syama dasa and Indra Bandhu dasa
C
ommentary by Indra Bandhu dasa and Radha-Syama dasa

Indra Bandhu prabhu and bhakta Ben begin their loving search.

Commentary by Indra Bandhu dasa:

The servitors of Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram are aspiring daily to spread the Holy Name of Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga around the world, mercifully distributing everywhere we can, aspiring to participate in the Loving Search for the Lost Servant. On this day in Salem, Oregon, Sriman Radha-Syam prabhu, myself Indra Bandhu dasa, and bhakta Ben (our new bhakta who moved into the ashram during Srila Govinda Maharaja?s Divine Appearance Day celebration, and one year anniversay of the ashram), canvassed the streets and parks of downtown Salem on a book distribution and flyering mission. It was a crisp and chilly day, but sunny with a clear blue sky, and brightened further by the Read More...

Srila Govinda Maharaja Appearance Day 2012, Ashram Anniversary, Saffron Anniversary (12/30/12 )

12/30/2012

The grand 84th Appearance Day Celebration of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa-parivrajakacharyya-varyya astottara-sata-sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev Goswami Maharaja, one year anniversery of Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram, and one year anniversery of Sriman Radha-Syama dasa brahmachari taking saffron from SCS Math Acaryya Srila B.K. Giri Maharaja

Photos taken by Indra Bandhu dasa and Radha-Syama dasa brahmachari. Writing and captions by Radha-Syama dasa.

Celebrating this first anniversary of the Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram, and first year anniversary of Sriman Radha-Syama dasa brahmacari taking saffron from Srila Giri Maharaja, on this the auspicious Divine Appearance day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda-deva Gosvami Maharaja, Sri Govinda Ashram was filled with the wonderful sounds of seva, Hari-katha, sankirtana, and the satisfied hum of all present partaking of delightful prasadam.

The ashram was given the Name Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram by Srila Giri Maharaja, Acaryya of SCS Math, and continues to aspire to serve the devotees in the Divine-line of Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga, following the nectarean wave of spiritual mercy of our Divine Master Srila Govinda Maharaja distributed by Srila Giri Maharaja, while further aspiring Read More...

Photo journal of the week of Sri Krishna Janmastami/Srila Prabhupada’s Avirbhava (9/25/12)

8/7/12 – 8/12/12

Photo report of visit of Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa from Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram in Salem, Oregon, and Sanaz of California.

Sri Krishna Janmastami Srila Swami Maharaja’s Appearance Day
Initiation of Srimati Sudevi devi dasi

Photos taken by Indra Bandhu dasa and Sudevi devi dasi.


Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja and Srimati Lila Sundari devi dasi pick us up at the airport. He’s a good driver.


Stocking up on groceries for the visit on the way to the Math, with Srimati Lila Sundari devi dasi.


Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math! Shortly after arrival there was some service to do getting these planks into the attic. They are to be used for construction and shelving. Construction on the roof was recently performed as well.


The roof was reconstructed on this level.


Srila Giri Maharaja and Indra Bandhu dasa preparing to hoist the planks up the ladder.


Books and publications are available even in the entrance room of SCS Math.

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Book Distribution in the Park, Oregon (9/25/12)

9/16/12

Distribution in the park.

Sriman Radha-Syam dasa brahmachari and Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa, of Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram, distributing books.

Photos by Sriman Radha-Syam dasa brahmachari and Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa

The bright faced brahmacharis of our Salem, Oregon Ashram are endeavoring to fulfill Sriman Mahaprabhu’s desire:

tesam vicaratam padbhyam
tirthanam pavanecchaya
bhitasya kim na roceta
tavakanam samagamah

Dear Lord, Your personal associates, devotees, wander all over the world to purify even the holy places of pilgrimage. Is not such activity pleasing to those who are actually afraid of material existence?

PURPORT
There are two kinds of devotees. One is called gosthyanandi and the other bhajananandi. The word bhajananandi refers to the devotee who does not move, but remains in one place. Such a devotee is always engaged in the devotional service of the Lord. He chants the maha-mantra as taught by many acaryas and sometimes goes out for preaching work. The gosthyanandi is one Read More...