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Radha Madhav Society (UK)' s Events Blog brings you up-to-date JKP and RMS UK News and information as well as detail on Didi Ji's forthcoming lectures and kirtan programmes in the UK, Hong Kong and India. Click here for photos of past events

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HOUSE PROGRAMMES
Many devotees get in touch with us to host a sankirtan programme at their residence. During these events Didi Ji beautifully explains each verse of the sankirtan so the audience gains both spiritual knowledge as well as spiritual upliftment through chanting. Do get in touch with us on 0800 043 0902 if you are interested in attending.

Gift of Warm clothes to Widows and Blind in Vrindavan


24-Dec-2012, Vrindavan, UP, India.

At Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj  (Shri Maharajji) distributed warm clothes  and money to the needy Widows and Blind people.   Shri Maharajji said that helping the needy also devotion to God.  Shri Maharajji has said to all devotees that they should be always ready to help the needy. 

About 3000 widows received a blanket, a shawl, gloves and 1000 rupees each.   The widows were very grateful  and many of them said that the warm clothing were a lifesaving gift for them especially with current cold temperatures.
 
Radha Madhav Society (UK) would like to thank everyone who has donated funds in the UK for this worthwhile cause.

Vidhwa Bhoj at Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

Vidhwa Bhoj

02 Oct 2012 

VRINDAVAN, Prem Mandir: Thousands of widows gathered at Prem Mandir for vidhwa bhoj today. All of them were given free lunch, gift bags, medical services. They were overwhelmed with joy and nothing but praises for Shri Maharaj ji's kindness. Jagadguru Kripalu Charitable Hospital Barsana also held a medical camp at Prem Mandir, Vrindavan during the Vidhwa Bhoj  and provided free medical treatment for the thousands of poor widows who attended the bhoj.   HH Dr Bageeshwari Devi who is the Spiritual Director of Radha Madhav Society (UK) was also there in person distributing gift bags to the widows.
Radha Madhav Society (UK) would like to thank everyone who has donated funds in the UK for this worthwhile cause.








Shri Radha Tatva - Lecture by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

"Who is Radha Rani?" - Public Speech given by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj at Prem Mandir on 24 September 2012 which was telecasted live on Aastha Channel.  You can watch the full speech on YouTube














In the UK, Radhashtmi was celebrated on Sunday 23rd September by devotees of Shri Maharajji in Shyam Sadan in Leicester with lots of excitement.

 

Public Speech on Radhashtami - 24th September



Baby Radharani

Shri Radha Ashthmi (appearance day of Shrimati Radharani)  falls on the 23rd of September this time.    

Prem Mandir DiscourseOn the occasion of Radhashtami, Shri Maharaj Ji will deliver a discourse in the courtyard of Prem Mandir in Vrindavan. This discourse will be telecast live on Aastha TV India channel .
Monday, Sep 24th
6:30pm to 8:30pm India time (2pm - 4pm BST)
You can watch it live using this link.  There is a possibility they Aastha channel in UK may show the delayed coverage from 6pm-8pm (however this is not confirmed).

Recently Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj had given a public speech at Prem Mandir on 11th August that was telecasted live on Aastha Channel.    The full speech has been uploaded to the web by the JKP and you can watch by using this link.

On the charity front, due to the recent drought in India, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat- Bhakti Dham distributed approximately 10kgs of pulses (daal) per family to 1000 villagers around the area on 1 September 2012. About 10,000kgs of daal was distributed.   You will find full report on this link.

Watch Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj Live on 11th Aug


On this Saturday 11th Aug, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj will be delivering a discourse on Janmasthami at the forecourt of Shri Prem Mandir, Vrindavan from 6.30pm-8pm Indian time (2pm UK time).


You can watch the Live broadcast on Aastha India using this website.

Importance of Radha's name


Shri Maharajji made these poetic lines recently during his walk in the morning:

  1. Nij Sukha Tyage Soi, Premi Naam Radhe
One who renounces his own pleasures, is a lover of the name of Radha.

  1. Isht Sukha Chahe Soi, Premi Naam Radhe
One who desires the happiness of God, is a lover of the name of Radha.

  1. Dharo Naami Gao Naam, Paave Dham Radhe
Meditate on God, sing the name & attain the abode of Radha.

Guru Purnima - 8th July

The auspicious festival of Guru Purnima will be celebrated on Sunday 8th of July.
It will be at   446 Gypsy Lane, Leicester LE4 9DB and timing will be 1pm-4pm.
Everyone is welcome to join!

Joy of Meditation talk cancelled

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Joy of Meditation talk has now been cancelled for the 23rd of June at Peepul Centre, Leicester.
 
You will be provided updates on any future programmes in due course.   Our apologies for this last minute cancellation.  For further information contact us on e: info@rmsuk.org   T: 0800 043 0902


Learn to Live Gita in Southampton



H.H. Dr. Bageeshwari Devi will be giving a 3 day series of talks
on the Bhagavad Geeta and its core message. Please tell all your friends and family members not to miss this most important wisdom that will definitely help make our daily living more peaceful and blissful.

Vedic Society Hindu Temple
79 - 195 Radcliffe Road, Northam,
Southampton. SO14 0PS
Dr Nupur Tiwari: 07915 100 826

Timing:
Fri 15th June 7pm to 8.30pm
Sat 16th June 7pm to 8.30pm
Sun 17th June 11am to 12.30pm

Click on the image below for ful details:

Following the Southampton programme Pujya Didiji will be delivering a talk in Leicester on "Joy of Meditation" at the Peepul Centre Orchardson Avenue, Leicester. LE4 6DP on 23rd June 5p-7pm.

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For full listing of all forthcoming programmes please click on the image below:


HH Dr Bageeshwari Devi's next stop: Manchester

HH Dr Bageeshwari Devi has been invited by the Radha Krishna temple in Manchester . She will be delivering a special lecture on significance of Mahamantra Chanting to purify the mind and attain peace, love and harmony in our lives. Her talks will be from this Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May. For full details please click on the image shown below:


Pujya Didij's forthcoming programmes in the next few months are listed below:


Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya received the prestigious "Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award 2012" on 21st May 2012

21.5.12 - Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya received the prestigious "Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award 2012" on 21st May 2012. The award was received by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat's President H.H. Ms. Vishakha Tripathi. Visit JKP Hospitals facebook page for more pictures, or visit www.JKPHospitals.org for more information about the hospitals.



5th day: A unique 7 days discourses from Srimad Bhagavat pursnam at Balaji Temple, Oldbury, Birmingham

HH Dr. Bageeshwari devi didiji’s perspective in presenting Srimad Bhagavat Puran was very highly philosophical and unique.  She clearly said that her discourse is not going to be in the form of stories running through from A to Z of Bhagavat puran. She is pulling out the golden thread of Bhakti woven within Bhagavat puran and emphasizing the significant role of Bhakti and love towards Supreme Lord in attaining eternal bliss (by citing the various slokas). The scriptures are like dense forest and it is very difficult to understand. The creator Brahma who has written the Vedas with the grace of Supreme Lord had to read 3 times to understand but could not understand completely.

Yesterday was day 5 and Pujya Didiji talked about Radha Tatva.  She explained that although the narrator of this sacred scripture, Shukdev Paramhansa had not directly mentioned Radharani's name, she permeats the whole of the Bhagvatam and her reference can be found many parts of the scripture with other names such as 'Ramaa' and 'Shri'.  It was explained that if Shukdevji had mentioned the name of Radha, he would go into samadhi for six months and then he wouldn't be able to complete the bhagvat for Parikshit who only had 7 days to live.

At the end of the lecture, Radharani's birthday was celebrated yesterday.    Today, Holi leela will be explained and celebrated and tomorrow it will be Govardhan Leela and also conclusion of the Bhagvatam.

Gems of Wisdom composed by Shri Maharajji

Gems of Wisdom composed by Shri Maharajji this morning with practical instructions for our daily practice

Svas Kicho Yaa Chodo Sadha Bolo Radhe

(When breathing in or breathing out always take the name of Radhey)

Bhajenge Na Bolo Bhajo Abhi Naam Radhe

(Don't say I will chant the name of Radhey, Chant the name right now.)

Shri Sita Ram Deities Unveiling in Bhakti Mandir, Mangarh

30-Apr-2012
MANGARH, Bhakti Mandir:  Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj (Shri Maharaj Ji)  unveiled the Deities of  Lord Ram Ji and Sita Ji this morning.  It was a grand function in Bhakti Mandir. There was Abhishek of our Lord, then Shri Maharaj Ji inaugurated the Garv Grih.    As per the recent keertan lines made by Shri Maharajji " Joi Sita Soi Shyama Joi Ram Soi Shyam" meaning Radha is the same as Sita and Krishna is the same as Ram,  the installation of the deities of Shri Radha Krishna and Shri Sita Ram in Prem Mandir and now in Bhakti Mandir is a practical evidence of the reconciling philosophy of Shri Maharajji.

Shrimad Bhagvatam @ Balaji Temple Birmingham

It is said that the Srimad Bhagavatam begins where the Bhagvat Gita ends!  Srimad Bhagavatam is the Crest Jewel of all Puranas as it focusses totally on ' Bhakti' which is the ONLY process for liberation from material conditioning and attaining Divine Love in this dark age of Kali.

Her Holiness Dr. Bageeshwari Devi's exposition of this book of scripture is Unique. It is not a mere hearing of katha but actually relishing the Divine Nectar of Shri Krishna's Leelas and Love. Please don't miss this most rare opportunity.
(Festivals such as Shri Radharani's birth, Govardhan Puja , Holi etc. will be celebrated along with elating Sankirtan.)

Sunday 13th - Saturday 19th May
7pm to 8:30pm  Daily

At       Balaji Temple Hall
Dudley Road East
Tividale, Birmingham
B69 3DU

Chief guest
Dr S V Sharma MBE
Chair LMC Wolverhampton
Vice Chair West Midlands Regional Council BMA       


Prem Mandir on Aastha Channel. 15.04.2012

Tomorrow, Sunday 15th April, on Aastha there will be a documentary shown on the recently inaugurated Prem Mandir in Vrindavan.   The timings are 9am-9.30am in the morning and then again 6.30pm-7pm in the evening.

Prem Mandir and its surroundings are spread over an area of over 54 acres of land. There are beautiful gardens fountains , attractive glimpses of Shri Radha Krishna such as Govardhan Leela, Kaliya nag daman leela, Jhulan leela etc.  Prem Mandir is a manifest expression of the sweetest nectar of love liberally bestowed by Shyama Shyam to their beloved ones.  Most often the names of temples are based upon the deities installed.  But Shri Maharajji has used the word “Prem” which is greater than God because God is always under the control of love.  That is why he has named the temple as Prem Mandir!
So do not miss this opportunity to watch this special documentary.



Radha Madhav.


Madhav is another name of the Supreme Divine Personality Shri Krishna. The meaning of 'Madhav' is 'Master of Yogmaya'.

Yogmaya is the name of the bliss yielding energy of Shri Krishna. This bliss yielding energy is Shri Radha as one who is worshipped and loved by the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna (Madhav) as She is the source of this bliss.

However, Shri Radha and Shri Krishna are in fact one!

joi radha soi krishna haim, in a mem bheda na mana, 
ika haim hladini sakti aru saktimana ika jana - Bhakti Shatak.

(Meaning: Shri Krishna is the inseparable form of Shri Radha and Shri Radha is the inseparable form of Shri Krishna. Shri Radha is the Hladini Sakti (Bliss Potency) and Shri Krishna is the possessor of this energy)

The Supreme Personality Shri Krishna becomes Shri Radha Krishna in the field of Divine pastimes. These pastimes are eternal as the forms of Shri Radha and Krishna are also eternal.

Shri Radha Madhav ki Jai!

H.H. Dr Bageeshwari Devi

Who am I? What do I want? How Will I attain it?


These are the three questions that perplex every mind and that need to be answered. Only the soul embodied with a human form can answer these.

In answer to the first question, there are two views held by philosophers.

1. There is an entity called the "soul" apart from the body, which is the self.

2. The body is the self.

These two views can be referred to as Spiritualism and Materialism. Both those who support only Spiritualism or only Materialism are naive, because materialism is essential for development of the self. Maintaining a balance between these two is what true knowledge is.

In answer to the second question, "What do I want?" both the Materialist as well as the Spiritualists declare that they desire happiness which is unlimited and eternal. Though their philosophies are totally contradictory, their goals are the same. Why? This subject requires deep reflection.

The answer to the third question, "How will I attain it?" depends on the answer to the second question. Nevertheless, one thing is evident. It is our practical experience that though we have attained various material goals time and time again, we have not found satisfaction. From this it is evident that we cannot attain true happiness through Materialism, and it is automatically proven that we can attain our goal only through Spiritualism, since there is no third path.

There are eleven main religions in the world today: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shintoism. These religions put forth contradictory views regarding the attainment of true happiness and in fact there are contradictions within the same religion itself.

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj reconciles all these apparently opposing views and reveals a universal path that respects all religions.

H.H. Dr Bageeshwari Devi

The Importance of Prayer.


Prayer, said William James, "is intercourse with an Ideal Companion". It is talking
directly to God. It has been questioned whether there is any necessity for prayer, arguing
that if there is no God, there is no use of praying to Him; and even if He exists can He
change the laws of karma.

The argument in favour of prayer is that it relieves the mind of tension, which is a natural
result of a life of hurry and worry. Life is not all sweetness, enjoyment and success; it is
drudgery, pain, and failure too. Prayer frees man from anxiety and sustains him in
moment of suffering. In fact, prayer also has a great corrective power and has the capacity
of transforming a man's character. Sincerity is an essential condition for proper prayer.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa said: "When the mind and speech unite in earnestly asking
for a thing, that prayer is answered. Of no avail are the prayers of that man who says with
his mouth, 'These are all Thine, O Lord' and at the same time thinks in his heart that all of
them are his."

The highest type of prayer is contemplation. The devotee surrenders his self-interest and
takes the attitude "Thy will be done". When this attitude matures, the devotee fully
surrenders himself to God and becomes His instrument. Complete resignation to God is
ideal prayer.

Prayer and chanting of God's name are the two things needed to find Him within us. The
moment we know that God is within us, we will feel supremely happy like a child that has
found his missing mother.

Let us all have recourse to prayer for purifying our minds and attaining the highest goal of
life.

H.H. Dr Bageeshwari Devi

The Key to God Realization.


Longing for God is the only price one has to pay for attaining Him. Generally, people
long for mother, father, husband, wife, even the cat, dog and the canary. While many
have a burning desire for a promotion, the million-dollar lottery, a big home and a
fancy car, rare indeed is the individual who has an intense longing for union with God.

They who have a natural desire for God have worked on it in previous lifetimes. If you
were not born with a longing for God, you will have to develop it in this life. Ask
yourself, “Why do I have such a strong desire for worldly people and material goods?”
Your answer will be, “because they will give me satisfaction and happiness.” So, it is
happiness that you really want; it is satisfaction that you desire. Well, you should
know that God is the source of unlimited happiness, and He is the one who can give
you the ultimate satisfaction.

First understand from the innermost core of your mind that God is the only one who is
yours. Lord Krishna says in the Gita, “The individual soul is an eternal fraction of
Myself”. Because you are the soul, the material world cannot be yours, nor can you be
of the world. Moreover, the material world cannot satisfy the hunger of your soul,
which is divine by nature.

Realize that God alone can fulfill your selfish motive. Then you will accept God to be
your only shelter and Beloved of the soul. Longing for him will follow automatically.

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj writes an inspiring song titled “Gaho Re Man..”,
which is translated in English as follows :

“O my mind! Seek shelter of Lord Krishna’s soft lotus feet. The one you call your
own mother, father, brother, wife, husband, son and daughter will not accompany you
when you leave your body and travel to unknown lands. Moreover, there is no other
way to escape from demons like lust, anger, pride, greed, desire and attachment, except
by surrendering to Shri Krishna. The material world is a mirage, containing not even a
trace of genuine happiness. Wealth, youth and life itself are all temporary,
disappearing like camphor. O foolish mind! You may not be blessed with the human
birth again for a long time. This golden opportunity will not be given to you again and
again, for it is a rare and precious gift. So wake up”.

H.H. Dr Bageeshwari Devi