All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
Dear Friend of the Ashram,
 Next Tuesday evening please join us in Soquel at 6:30 or San Jose at 5:30 pm for arotik and a special program honoring Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur on their Divine Disappearance day.
Divine Disappearance of
Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur
June 16, 2015
6:30 pm Santa Cruz
5:30 pm San Jose

     Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj will be here beginning on the 14th of June. It has been many years since he was here at the Seva Ashram, so please come to welcome him and hear his beautiful and enthusiastic talks about Krishna Consciousness.
     The children's summer camp at the Seva Ashram will be held June 18-21st. Full details are posted on our website. Click here.

Yours in the Lord's service,
Sushila devi dasi

Online resources:
The following links are all posted on

Audio: Glorification of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Srila Gadadhar Pandit. During this hour long informal discourse Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes fine points of Srila Gadadhar Pandit's and Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's moods of devotion.
Srila Govinda Maharaj humbly then discusses, with examples, how he composed slokas, built Srila Guru Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, etc. due to reciprocation with the transcendental plane.
1 July 1992:
63 minutes, 14+ MB m4a (aac) audio

Srila Gadadhar Pandit's and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Disappearance Day. Extensive informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on this day during his fifth world tour.
"Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur has shown exclusive service of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, that is: Gaura Gadadhar worship. Gadadhar Pandit and Mahaprabhu's connection was very intimate and affectionate..."
Venezuela, 8 July 1994, with Spanish translation.
Part 1, 38+ minutes, 9 MB mp3 audio
Part 2, 50+ minutes, 11.6 MB mp3 audio

Srimad Bhaktivinod-viraha Dasakam. Prayer of ten verses in separation from Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Illustrated webpage prepared by Jagamohini Devi Dasi.

The Ocean of Sri Radha's Devotion. Comprehensive compiled webpage in glorification of Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur in remembrance of his disappearance this day in 1914. Content and layout prepared by Jagamohini Devi Dasi.

A wonderful excerpt about Sri Gadadhara Pandit from the book "Heart and Halo" by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Two webpages compiled from Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj's writings, including links to further reading.

"Srimad Bhaktivinoda-viraha Dasakam" - "Prayer in Separation of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura" composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Upon reading the original Sanskrit verse, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada commented, "Now I am confident that we have one man who is qualified to uphold the standard of our Sampradaya."

Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur, the nineteenth century pioneer of Krishna consciousness, was born in 1838 in Bengal. He worked tirelessly to preserve the spiritual tradition and literature of India...

Vaishnava calendar:
  • June 13, 2015 – Paran from 5:50 - 10:25 am
  • June 16, 2015Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
  • June 27, 2015 – Ekadasi
  • June 28, 2015 – Paran 5:52 - 10:44 am
  • July 17, 2015 – Gundicha Marjana ~ Cleansing of the Gundicha Temple
  • July 18, 2015 – Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannath Dev, Disappearance of Srila Swarup Damodar Goswami and Sriman Sivananda Sen
  • July 21, 2015 – Hera Panchami
  • July 26, 2015 – Purna Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.
  • July 27, 2015 – Ekadasi. Sri Hari Shayan.
  • July 28, 2015 – Paran 6:11 - 7:29 am
Important links:

Srila Janardan Maharaj

Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj is the acharya and spiritual leader of our Santa Cruz Ashram.

Every day he reads Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, the holy scripture which describes the pastimes and teachings of Lord Chaitanya and the essence of Gaudiya Vaishnava philosphy. Download or stream those classes by clicking here.
Sri Sri Guru Gaurangasundarjiu

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San Jose, CA 95112

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2900 N. Rodeo Gulch Rd.
Soquel, CA 95073
(near Santa Cruz)
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