Category Archives: Bhakti yoga

The opulence of nature

October was another good month here at Pandavas Paradise. The rains came, the flowers bloomed, and our garden provided many delicious items for offering to our beautiful deities of Sri Yoga Nrsimha and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. In our modern … Continue reading

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The Devi Ashram: Openings for an ashram leader and ashram residents

Introduction The Devi Ashram is a new International Vaishnavi Training and Retreat Centre in Brazil that will offer ladies of all ages an opportunity to come and learn or teach all aspects of a Krishna conscious lifestyle, or just relax … Continue reading

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Introducing the Devi Ashram

I am currently working toward establishing a unique and exciting new project for ISKCON: the Devi Ashram, an International Vaishnavi Training and Retreat Centre. Based in the beautiful natural environment of Pandavas Paradise (Paraíso dos Pândavas, Brazil), the Devi Ashram … Continue reading

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Remembering Sadaputa (Richard L. Thompson)

Tomorrow marks one year since the passing of His Grace Sadaputa Prabhu. To honor this occasion I have decided to share some of my memories of him. About 10 years ago, after finishing my master’s degree in astrophysics, I took … Continue reading

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Pandavas Paradise, Part 3 – the beginning of a devotional community.

Recently we have divided some land into 10 plots for devotees to live in Pandavas Paradise. The designated land is in-between the temple and the waterfalls, with about 10 minutes walk either way. GD and I are hoping to build … Continue reading

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Prabhupada in the Paper

Recently our Srila Prabhupada murti made an appearance in the local newspaper, along with his Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, my husband, and even our Gaura Nitai deities in the background: The article was short but sweet and the reporter got almost … Continue reading

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Pandavas Paradise – Part 2

(…continued from Part 1) Pandavas Paradise is a 400 hectare (almost 1000 acres) retreat centre/nature reserve/temple situated in the Cerrado, the vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil. The Cerrado is known as the world´s most biodiverse savanna with about 10,000 … Continue reading

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Pandavas Paradise – Part 1

Last week I spent a few days at Pandavas Paradise (Paraíso dos Pândavas). My husband and I try to go there every couple of weeks to get out of the city and spend some time with the beautiful deities in … Continue reading

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Vyasa Puja

Srila Prabhupada ki jai!

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JIVA – a bhakti training course.

In July I spent a week at Pandavas Paradise, a retreat centre/nature reserve/temple in the most beautiful surroundings at Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goias, Brazil. I was helping to teach the JIVA course (Jornada Intensiva de Vaisnavismo), a one-week intensive training … Continue reading

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