This Wednesday, February 14th, please join us at the Santa Cruz Seva Ashram for a program in honor of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram, who dedicated his whole life to spreading Krishna Consciousness around the world.
You will be able to watch Srila Janardan Maharaj’s virtual parikrama on our Seva Ashram Facebook page. His multimedia presentation will describe the Divine Pastimes associated with each of the holy sites which pilgrims visit in the holy land of Sri Nabadwip Dham during the week long festival of Sri Gaura Purnima.
“He established grand temples and utilised everything, including all the “fruits of technology”, to spread Krishna consciousness all over the world. Now everybody sees how great is Vaishnava dharma: greater than great.” -Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila Govinda Maharaj declared in his Last Will and Testament “And in America Sripad Janardan Maharaj is a perfect personality. He is a perfect gentlemen. He will be Acharya. He is Acharya already but has given all the respect to me; I am giving in return to him. Sripad Janardan Maharaj will become the Acharya and Sevaite of the Soquel Math.”
Cultivating gratitude in all aspects of our lives leads to improved health, relationships, success in our endeavors, and overall fulfillment. But how do we feel it when things are difficult? Is it possible to feel grateful for the unexpected, for adversity, for the dualities of gain and loss, pleasure and pain, success and failure? With practice and an adjustment of our outlook, we can proceed on this dynamic path of Bhakti Yoga that enables us to appreciate everything we encounter in life, with a positive and progressive outlook, as coming for our ultimate benefit.
Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj is back in the USA for a spring-summer traveling sankirtan tour. Here is the schedule as of April 20, 2017 for California, Tijuana, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Sripad Tyagi Maharaj is a very inspiring preacher of Krishna Consciousness. If you have the chance, we hope you will try to get to one of these events.
Happy New Year. I’m so excited to start this year with a Vyasapuja celebration for our dear guardian and acharya Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj. Your sweet presence will enhance the devotional atmosphere. I hope you will come on Tuesday, January 31st beginning at 6 pm in Santa Cruz.
We are happy to announce a new project for the Ashram. We will be reprinting the songbooks in time for Sri Gaur Purnima and our goal is to raise $1,000 for this cause. Please join us and sponsor a new songbook….
On Thursday, December 15th at 6 pm please join us in either Santa Cruz or San Jose for a beautiful celebration of the Divine Appearance Day of our beloved Srila Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharyya-varyya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Please join us Monday, October 24th, at 6 pm for the Divine Appearance of Srila Guru Maharaj, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya varya Astottara sata Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. View invitation…
Dear devotees and friends, Thanksgiving falls on Sri Utpanna Ekadasi, a fast day. For that reason we will join together on Friday, November 25th at 12 Noon for our Thanksgiving feast at the temple. The way we prepare for this holiday is different than for Vaishnava festivals. We require everyone to sign up ahead of time and request a $20 donation from everyone over age 12.
We would like to invite you to the celebration of the Vyasapuja of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj on Saturday, October 1st. First we will celebrate at 11 am in Santa Cruz, then again at 5:30 pm in San Jose. Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj will have returned from India. Read more…
Please join us for the Divine Appearance celebration of Sachchidananda Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur in San Jose and Santa Cruz on Wednesday the 14th of September. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur was the great founder of the modern Krishna Consciousness movement. He gave so many invaluable gifts to the people of this age, including literature and songs, the revelation of the holy appearance place of Sri Gauranga, and much more. We hope that you can join us in the evening beginning at 6 pm. View invitation with many resources for this day…
I hope you and your family will be able to attend the holy day of Sri Radhastami, the Divine Appearance of Srimati Radharani in San Jose or Santa Cruz. There will be programs at mid-day as well as a modest program in the evening in Santa Cruz led by Vidura Krishna Prabhu, Vrinda Devi Dasi, and hopefully Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj. There will be modest programs for Sri Lalita Saptami on Thursday, September 8th. In San Jose Sripad Tyagi Maharaj will go downtown for Harinam Sankirtan and give a class at the temple. In Santa Cruz Sripad Sarvabhavana Prabhu will offer an evening class beginning around 7 pm. View invitation…