All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
Dear devotees and friends of the Ashram,

On Tuesday the 18th of February there will be a small morning program in Santa Cruz honoring Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj starting at 10:30 am.

Also, please join us on Thursday the 20th for a festival celebrating Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day. There will be celebrations in both Ashrams (Santa Cruz and San Jose). There are many wonderful resources posted about this celebration on the Math's website here. There are so many that I am not linking to them individually but I do hope that you might take this opportunity to look back in time and listen to Srila Govinda Maharaj's talks about Srila Saraswati Thakur and read some of Srila Saraswati Thakurs essays.
 
"You are all in the group of Srila Saraswati Thakur's divine servitors, you all, all over the world. Not only our mission, so many missions manifested in this world after Saraswati Thakur and all is the divine group of Srila Saraswati Thakur's servants. And finally the whole world has got that ecstasy of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra ... The supreme mantram in this age of kali yuga; that comes from Srila Saraswati Thakur through his divine associates. Then everything is very glorious today."
–Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
 
Yours in the Lord's service,
Sushila devi dasi


Image of Siddhanti Maharaj
Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
10:30  am in Santa Cruz
 
Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj served for many years as a very close servitor of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda-Dev Goswami Maharaj and in the early years of ISKCON, served faithfully Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.

Image of Saraswati Thakur
Appearance Day of Bhagavan
Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

6 pm in Santa Cruz
5:30 pm in San Jose
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sri siddhanta-saraswatiti vidito gaudiya-gurv-anvaye
bhato bhanuriva prabhata-gagane yo gaura-sankirtanaih
mayavada-timingilodara-gatan uddhritya jivaniman
krishna-prema-sudhabdhi-gahana-sukham
pradat prabhum tam bhaje

 
"In the great Gaudiya Vaishnava teacher's line, as Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati he's renowned. Like the radiant sun in the morning sky, he appeared to rescue all souls swallowed by the all-devouring impersonal philosophy. By spreading the teachings of Lord Gauranga to sing the Holy Name of Lord Sri Krishna, he gave all the chance to dive in the ocean of love of Sri Krishna, the Supreme Person. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, my lord, divine master–at his feet do I pray to serve him forever."
by Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
 
Relevant links:

Daily classes on
Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita

 
       Now is always a good time for krishna katha and hearing Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita with Janardan Maharaj's occasional comments and stories is a truly amazing way to spiritualize one's day.

If you can connect a USB drive in your car or play MP3 CDs, you can download the classes here and listen while you drive. Just listening to a few verses a day of gaudiya vaishnava siddhanta and gaura lila  is wonderful, what to speak of a chapter a day. Click here.


Dates to remember:
  • February 18, 2014 – Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj
  • February 20, 2014 – Divine Appearance Festival of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur
  • February 21, 2014 – Appearance of Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj
  • February 25, 2014 – Ekadasi
  • February 26, 2014 – Break fast from 6:42 to 10:16 am
  • February 28, 2014 – Sri Sri Shivaratri
  • March 1, 2014 – Amavasya, Festival of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhara in Navadwip
  • March 2, 2014 – Disappearance Srila Jagannath das Babaji Maharaj
  • March 6, 2014 – Disappearance of Srimati Tarangini Devi
  • March 12, 2014 – Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins, Break fast 9:18 to 11:19 am
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Sri Sri Guru Gaurangasundar San Jose Seva Ashram
5:30 pm arotik
Saturday Feast

in San Jose
269 E. Saint James St.
San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 288-6360
Group photo at the Ashram.
11:30 am arotik
Sunday Feast

in Santa Cruz
2900 N. Rodeo Gulch Rd.
Soquel, CA 95073

(831) 462-4712
Morning Classes on
Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita
by Srila Kaviraj Goswami
read by
Srila Janardan Maharaj
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8 am Santa Cruz
Evening classes with
Sarvabhavana Prabhu
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7:30 pm Santa Cruz
Tuesdays and Thursdays
 
Bhagavad-gita classes
Fridays
6:30-8:30 pm in San Jose
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Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, Saturday and
Sundays
8 pm in Santa Cruz
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