Field Notes Issue #20 – November 14th, 2020

November 14th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes | news - (Comments Off)
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When you listen to Krishna’s pastimes it is never that you haven’t heard them before. You have heard them before, and yet we want to hear them again and again. When I think of Damodara, I think of thieves. Srila Prabhupada calls it the “stealing propensity.”
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Interview about book Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics

October 17th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture | news - (Comments Off)
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Review: Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics

September 2nd, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in news | writing - (Comments Off)
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That the cow is holy in Hinduism is a trite truism, but how did she attain that position, and what does holding her sacred mean in terms of animal ethics? What happens when we consider bovines as subjects in their own right? These are some of the questions that Krishna Kshetra Swami explores in Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics (Palgrave McMillan 2020).
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Field Notes Issue #16 – August 17th, 2020

August 17th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in from field | news - (Comments Off)
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The appearance of the Lord… This day is more than auspicious. The word ‘appearance’, at least in English, can sometimes mean something that is less real. Krishna’s appearance is however more real than anything. Let’s start with Krishna’s disappearance. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam, First Canto, we meet Krishna, but as He is just preparing to leave the world. Then we hear about devotees lamenting about it. After that another eight cantoes come, preparing for Krishna’s appearance. These eight cantoes narrate about the appearances of many avataras of the Lord.
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Srila Prabhupada Vyasa puja offering

August 13th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in news | writing - (Comments Off)
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Offering prostrate obeisance to you, Srila Prabhupada, my eternal guide, preceptor and master, I offer also these heartfelt words on the occasion of your appearance celebration as Sri Vyasadeva’s very dear spiritual descendent and representative.
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Co-authors: Tamal Krishna Goswami, University of Cambridge and
Kenneth Valpey (Krishna Kshetra Swami), University of Oxford

[Presented by Tamal Krishna Goswami in a panel of the American Academy of Religion meeting in Denver USA, 2001]

Since the demise of its charismatic founder in 1977, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has faced a growing institutional disaffection among its initiated membership. In outreach, if results are judged quantitatively, a slackening of missionary fervor has failed to attract new recruits to replenish the diminishing ranks of its full-time members. An official survey conducted in 1998 has found ISKCON’s underlying problems to be largely sociological.1 Rarely is the theology deemed suspect. It is regarded as sacrosanct, as if to tamper with it is to court disaster.

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Best therapy to try during lockdown

May 25th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in news - (Comments Off)


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Sri Sri Radharasabihari Goshala at ISKCON Nilachal Dham

May 19th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in news - (Comments Off)


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