Nama Dwaar newsletter – June 2012

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Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada’s Bhaava

Sri Adi Sankara’s name is etched in the history of our religion for reviving the Sanatana Dharma and establishing the philosophy of Advaita through his numerous commentaries on the Brahma Sutra, the Bhagavat Gita and the Upanishads. But contrary to popular belief, Advaita does not preclude the tender and gentle expression of love for God, and Sankara’s own bhaava, as shown by his works, are standing corroborations to this. Click here to read more.


Yearn for the Lord… the Guru will Come!

Kabirdas2Sant Kabir Das is a great Mahan who lived in north India only a few hundred years ago. He was a great Guru bhakta. His jayanti falls in the month of June.
Click here to read more about Sant Kabir.


Answers and Beyond…

ji[1]Spiritual questions answered by HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

“We say “Sarvam Vasudevamayam”. Then why is there so much of division in the name of caste, religion and in the name of God?”
Click here to read the answer to this and other questions.


Adherence to a Dharmic Father’s Words…

Father’s Day Special

Lord ParasuramaThis year Father’s Day falls on June 17, 2012. Here is a story to show how the Lord Himself obeyed His father’s instructions to the “t”.
Click here to read the story.


Quiz — Maha Periyava Trivia

Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswathi SwamigalSri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal (Maha Periyava), the 68th pontiff of the Kanchi Sankara Mutt is considered to be one of the greatest saints of India. His entire life can be characterized simply as one of divinity and humility. His jayanti was celebrated on June 4 this year. Here are a few questions that can help us know more about this great saint:
Click here to test your knowledge.


News of the month

Sri Poornimaji conducted a special Madhura Utsav Bhagavata Dharma Retreat at Lake Houston State Park in Houston, TX on May 5-6, 2012. Devotees from Texas as well as all around the US came to participate in the immensely memorable event that enriched every single person’s life by taking them closer to the Lord.
Click here to read the detailed report and see the pictures.

Milwaukee GOD conducted a Gopa Kuteeram special Sloka and Kirtan competition that was well-received by the participants.
Click here to read the report.

A Radha Kalyanam utsav was held at the residence of Sri Muthu and Smt. Vaishnavi in Seattle, WA.
Click here to read the report.


Upcoming Events

Houston
Jun 13 –July 25 – Gopa Kuteeram Youth Summer camp (ages 9-15) at Houston Namadwaar
Jun 23-24 – Gopa Kuteeram Li’l Gopas Summer Camp (ages 4-8) @ Houston Namadwaar
Contact: 281-402-6585, houston.god@godivinity.org

Atlanta
June 16, 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Bhajans in Shree Mandir, Mabelton, GA.
Contact: raghupathy.rama@gmail.com

Chicago
June 16 – Akhanda Nama Sankirtan —10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 3091 Coastal Dr, Aurora, IL.
Jun 27 – 29 – Gopa Kuteeram Summer Camp at Naperville Public Library, Naperville, IL.
Contact 630-851-8578, chicagogopakuteeram@gmail.com


New Satsangs & Activities Around the USA:

Atlanta, GA
Saturdays, 5 to 7 PM – Gopa Kuteeram, kids spiritual enrichment program for ages 8 and below.
Sundays, 5 to 6:30 PM – Satsang with Bhajans, Bhagavath Katha and Vishnu Sahasranamam for Adults and kids over 8 years. For more info, email raghupathy.rama@gmail.com

Boston, MA
Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00 PM – Gopa Kuteeram, a kids spiritual enrichment program. For more info email rekha.narayanan18@gmail.com

Holland, MI
Thursdays, 6:00 to 6:30 PM – Nama sankirtan satsang. For more info email shreedevi_bharath@yahoo.com


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