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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sea of Divine Seekers Attend Guru Poornima 2015 Meditation Program

Devoting to Kripalu Maharajji during Guru Poornima 2015
Crowd attends largest Guru Poornima 2015 program to
pay respects to Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Paying respects to supreme Guru Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Mangarh, August 2015: A sea of Divine seekers have come to Bhakti Dham Mangarh to attend one of largest Guru Poornima 2015 meditation programs so far and pay their respects to supreme Guru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. Absorbed in the bliss of devotion, everyone is enjoying early morning aarti, parikramas, mandir Darshan and ecstatic sankirtan which continues throughout the day. 

Guru Poornima 2015 - Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Bhakti Bhavan - Constructed by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji
Maharaj in Mangarh

10,000 meditate at once, in the beatific atmosphere of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj's ashram

Most of the Guru Poornima 2015 programs are being held in Bhakti Bhavan, a recently built satsang hall in Mangarh. With an area of 90,000 square feet, the 270 foot wide and 135 foot high dome-shaped temple was constructed by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj to enable up to 10,000 to meditate together at one time. 

The weeklong program continues until August 1st. Visit the official JKP Facebook for more info and pictures

Monday, July 27, 2015

Kripalu Ji Maharaj has not initiated anyone

Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj only Graces

Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj only Graces

You will be surprised to hear that Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, who has unparalleled spiritual knowledge and who is always absorbed in the Divine love of God, has neither initiated anyone nor given a 'mantra' in anyone's ears. He only Graces.

Process of becoming a disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Anyone desiring to attain Radha Krishna in this life is qualified to follow the path of bhakti as taught by Shree Kripaluji Maharaj; this includes householders. However, Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj does not formally initiate devotees. He is willing to Grace anyone who accepts him in their heart. It all happens internally: you accept him as your Guru, and start following the path according to his teachings, and he will Grace you and help you to proceed. 

There is no formality required. If you accept him, he has already accepted you, even if you have never physically met him. Now all that is left is to proceed on the path with the faith that he is already Gracing you. When, through the path of bhakti, your heart is fully purified, then he could Grace you with God realization. This is the true or final initiation which takes place once a devotee has become qualified (by completing his heart purification). This is how Kripaluji Maharaj has described the Guru-disciple relationship and the process of initiation.

Happy Guru Poornima 2015 to Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Happy Guru Poornima 2015 to Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Happy Guru Poornima 2015 to Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Happy Guru Poornima 2015 to Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Guru Poornima is the most important occasion for the devotees. It signifies the eternal relationship of a soul to the supreme power of Grace called ‘guru tattva.’ Radha Krishna Who are the absolute supreme guru tattva are always Gracing the souls. But the souls have to recognize Their Gracious kindness in order to experience the sweetness of Their Divine love.

At the 5 ashrams of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat and  their affiliate centers around the world, we come together and pay our obeisance to our beloved Guru Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj and sing the glories in his sweet remembrance.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Students learning about Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj featured in a prominent encyclopedia
Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj featured in a prominent encyclopedia


The most authoritative and widely used Encyclopedia on religion has a section about Maharaj ji. It is used as a reference in colleges and universities throughout America. 

Students learning about Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Students learning about Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj


Encyclopedia of American Religions, renamed Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions in the eighth edition, is a reference book by J. Gordon Melton first published in 1978, by Consortium Books, A McGrath publishing company. It is currently in its eighth edition and has become a standard reference work in the study of religion in the United States.

Here is the entry relating to Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj:

The Divine Love Mission grew out of the work of the devotion inspired by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj (born in 1922 as Ram Kripalu Tripathi, near Allahabad, India). After completing his formal education, at the age of 16 he found his way to Vrindavan and the next year emerged as a Guru known as Shri Maharaj ji. He is remembered for leading devotees on a 6-month continuous chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra when he was just 17 years old. He was 34 years old when given the title "Jagadguru" (world-teacher) by the Kashi Vidvat Parishad, a group of Hindu scholars. As such, he is seen by his followers to stand in the lineage that includes Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Jagadguru Nimbarkacharya, Jagadguru Nimbarkacharya, Jagadguru Ramanujacharya, and Jagadguru Madhavacharya (all well-known figures from Hindu history). 

Shri Maharaj ji has taught The essence of all doctrines is to love Lord Krishna, the Supreme Master, and to meditate on His Divine form with an increasing desire to serve Him. This is the true ultimate knowledge." He has summarized the tradition in his book of poems, Bhakti Shatak: Hundred Gems of Divine Love. He has also authored a number of books, English translation of which are being published by the mission.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

California gears up for 2 week-long Bhagwad Gita Classes in Fremont and Pasadena!

Disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj leading Bhagwad Gita Class in Fremont and Pasadena
Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj leading Bhagwad Gita
Class in Fremont and Pasadena

Parents and kids in Fremont and Pasadena are gearing up for week-long Bhagwad Gita Classes over the Summer Holidays, led by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj and preacher at Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Radha Madhav Dham.

Family Bhagwad Gita Class in Fremont California

Venue:
Vedic Dharma Samaj,
Freemont Hindu Temple,
3676 Delaware Dr.,
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 659-0655

Dates:
June 14 - 20, 2015. FREE Program

Family Bhagwad Gita Class in Pasadena California

Venue:
676 South Rosemead Boulevard, 
Pasadena, 
California 91107

Dates:
June 22 - 25, 2015

Register for FREE, and/or change someone else's life by encouraging him/her to register at www.FamilyGitaClass.org. Send an email or make a call to some of your family and friends in California to let them know about Family Bhagwad Gita Class

This Summer Holidays, Swami Nikhilanand, a disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, will present unique and transformative 7-day courses in Fremont and Pasadena, California. The fun and interactive format will allow the whole family to learn the most important topics of the Gita one chapter at a time. The course, held daily in the evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, is unique because it allows adults and children (age 6 & up) to learn the philosophy of the Bhagwad Gita together in the same class. This is possible due to the innovative format which encourages questions and allows the interest of the students to drive the direction of the class.

Kids get to have their long-standing questions about Hinduism answered, and clear doubts and confusions about Hindu philosophy. This helps them to grow pride in Hinduism and feel comfortable being Hindu. It is facsinating for adults to watch how quickly youth and kids are able to grasp the concepts of the Gita. Although adults freely participate in question and answer sessions and discussions with Swami Nikhilanand, they are particularily inspired by the childrens' insightful questions.

Swami Nikhilanand, who resides at the largest Hindu ashram in North America, Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas, has developed his series of Family Gita Classes over the last decade of teaching in Hindu Mandirs across the U.S., in cities like New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles. He has refined the format to appeal to both young and old by focusing on the highlights of each chapter of the Gita (one chapter is covered each day) with emphasis on how to live the philosophy in your daily life. Worksheets are provided for those who wish to have a summary in note form of the day's topics. Each day also includes tips on meditation for all ages, a quiz on the day's material in the form of a friendly game of Jeopardy, arti, and dinner prasad. Asked 
what the most impressive thing about the classes is, Swami Nikhilanand replied, "It's the way the kids want to come back day after day. They are the ones pulling their parents to get there on time so they don't miss anything. Just bring them for one day and you'll see. That is my challenge to parents."

Family Gita Class is a free program and will be held at the Vedic Dharma Samaj (Freemont Hindu Temple) from June 14 - 20, 2015 and Pasadena Hindu Temple from June 22 - 25 2015.

For more information and to register for FREE, visit the website at www.FamilyGitaClass.org


Disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj leading Bhagwad Gita Class in Fremont and Pasadena
California gears up for 2 week-long Bhagwad Gita Classes in Fremont and Pasadena,
led by Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

California gears up for 2 week-long Bhagwad Gita Classes in Fremont and Pasadena, 
led by Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj leading Bhagwad Gita Class in Fremont and Pasadena
California gears up for 2 week-long Bhagwad Gita Classes in Fremont and Pasadena, 
led by Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj leading Bhagwad Gita Class in Fremont and Pasadena
California gears up for 2 week-long Bhagwad Gita Classes in Fremont and Pasadena, 
led by Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Call to Action: Use your skills to upskill other devotees

Opportunity for knowledge transfer by devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Opportunity for knowledge transfer by
devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj



Radhey Radhey (Message from Blog Webmaster)

I'd like to welcome people to sign up for being an online teacher in their subject area, by sending a message to Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj Satsang Facebook page, a fanpage associated with this blog. From my experience, there is a need for an effective platform for devotee knowledge transfer, whereby devotees can share their skills to others in order to improve their CV, advance their careers or use those skills to get involved in seva opportunities related to Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj's mission.

The idea began with my upcoming FREE Java classes, which will begin May 23rd (RSVP here) and I want to grow the service to have a common platform where all teachers can improve their skills by teaching others. In addition to improving your teaching skills, you also become more skilled in a subject by teaching it, and you'd also have the satisfaction of helping others to upskill and advance their careers. Anyone can start, and when there are enough classes taking place, we'll coordinate our efforts through a central website.

Things that are needed for this project to begin

1. Knowledgeable people in all subject areas who want to donate some of their time to upskill others
2. A skilled web designer to create an online portal where new users can register, browse classes and sign up for classes and learn how to access the classes via online conferencing classes
3. People to help with marketing and branding this revolutionary service
4. Social media team to develop a presence of this service online
5. A team of grassroots net-workers who will network with others and inform them about the service

Possible subject areas:

1. Web development
2. Programming languages
3. Cyber security
4. Actual languages, e.g. Hindi, Sanskrit
5. Graphic Design
6. Audio mixing
7. Marketing/Branding
8. CV/Career development

The FREE service will be highly useful to all devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj who want to upskill and advance their careers, students who want to improve their skillset, and those who want to share their skills, but it will be a free public service to begin with. Your students can endorse you on Linkedin for the skill you transfer to them.

To get involved with this proposed project, or collaborate on this project, send a message to the facebook page associated with this blog.

David Mc C.