General Calendar for ALL Events

Jul
22
Sun
Fasting for Sayana Ekadasi
Jul 22 all-day
Return Ratha (8 days after Ratha Yatra)
Jul 22 all-day
Jul
23
Mon
Break fast 07:26 – 10:25 (LT)
Jul 23 all-day
SB 3.32.28
Jul 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.28

Balabhadra Prabhu

SB 3.32.28 — Those who are averse to the Transcendence realize the Supreme Absolute Truth differently through speculative sense perception, and therefore, because of mistaken speculation, everything appears to them to be relative.

Jul
24
Tue
SB 3.32.29
Jul 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.29

HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 3.32.29 From the total energy, the mahat-tattva, I have manifested the false ego, the three modes of material nature, the five material elements, the individual consciousness, the eleven senses and the material body. Similarly, the entire universe has come from the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Jul
25
Wed
SB 3.32.30 —32
Jul 25 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 3.32.30 —32

Speaker: Padmanayana Prabhu

SB 3.32.30 This perfect knowledge can be achieved by a person who is already engaged in devotional service with faith, steadiness and full detachment, and who is always absorbed in thought of the Supreme. He is aloof from material association.
SB 3.32.31 My dear respectful mother, I have already described the path of understanding the Absolute Truth, by which one can come to understand the real truth of matter and spirit and their relationship.
SB 3.32.32 Philosophical research culminates in understanding the Supreme Personality of Godhead. After achieving this understanding, when one becomes free from the material modes of nature, he attains the stage of devotional service. Either by devotional service directly or by philosophical research, one has to find the same destination, which is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Jul
26
Thu
SB 3.32.33
Jul 26 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.33

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.32.33 A single object is appreciated differently by different senses due to its having different qualities. Similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is one, but according to different scriptural injunctions He appears to be different.
Jul
27
Fri
(green leafy vegetable fast for one month)
Jul 27 all-day
First month of Caturmasya begins [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Jul 27 all-day
Guru (Vyasa) Purnima
Jul 27 all-day
Srila Sanatana Gosvami — Disappearance
Jul 27 all-day
SB 3.32.34-36
Jul 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.34-36

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 3.32.34-36 By performing fruitive activities and sacrifices, by distributing charity, by performing austerities, by studying various literatures, by conducting philosophical research, by controlling the mind, by subduing the senses, by accepting the renounced order of life, by performing the prescribed duties of one’s social order, by performing the different divisions of yoga practice, by performing devotional service, by exhibiting the process of devotional service containing the symptoms of both attachment and detachment, by understanding the science of self-realization, and by developing a strong sense of detachment, one who is expert in understanding the different processes of self-realization realizes the Supreme Personality of Godhead as He is represented in the material world as well as in transcendence.
Jul
28
Sat
CB Madhya: Ch 23.97
Jul 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.97

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with CB Madhya: Ch 23.97

Jul
30
Mon
SB 3.32.37
Jul 30 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.37

Speaker: Jaya Jagadisa Prabhu (Santa Cruz, CA)

SB 3.32.37 My dear mother, I have explained to you the process of devotional service and its identity in four different social divisions. I have explained to you as well how eternal time is chasing the living entities, although it is imperceptible to them.
Jul
31
Tue
SB 3.32.38
Jul 31 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.38

Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 3.32.38 There are varieties of material existence for the living entity according to the work he performs in ignorance or forgetfulness of his real identity. My dear mother, if anyone enters into that forgetfulness, he is unable to understand where his movements will end.
Aug
1
Wed
Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami — Disappearance
Aug 1 all-day
SB 3.32.39 — 40
Aug 1 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 3.32.39 — 40

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 3.32.39 Lord Kapila continued: This instruction is not meant for the envious, for the agnostics or for persons who are unclean in their behavior. Nor is it for hypocrites or for persons who are proud of material possessions.
SB 3.32.40 It is not to be instructed to persons who are too greedy and too attached to family life, nor to persons who are nondevotees and who are envious of the devotees and of the Personality of Godhead.
Aug
2
Thu
SB 3.32.41 — 43
Aug 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.41 — 43

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.32.41 Instruction should be given to the faithful devotee who is respectful to the spiritual master, nonenvious, friendly to all kinds of living entities and eager to render service with faith and sincerity.
SB 3.32.42 This instruction should be imparted by the spiritual master to persons who have taken the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be more dear than anything, who are not envious of anyone, who are perfectly cleansed and who have developed detachment for that which is outside the purview of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
SB 3.32.43 Anyone who once meditates upon Me with faith and affection, who hears and chants about Me, surely goes back home, back to Godhead.

 

Aug
3
Fri
SB 3.33.1
Aug 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.1

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 3.33.1 Śrī Maitreya said: Thus Devahūti, the mother of Lord Kapila and wife of Kardama Muni, became freed from all ignorance concerning devotional service and transcendental knowledge. She offered her obeisances unto the Lord, the author of the basic principles of the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy, which is the background of liberation, and she satisfied Him with the following verses of prayer.
Aug
4
Sat
Srila Lokanatha Gosvami — Disappearance
Aug 4 all-day
CB Madhya: Ch 23.172
Aug 4 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.172

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with Madhya: Ch 23.172

Aug
5
Sun
The incorporation of ISKCON in New York
Aug 5 all-day
Aug
6
Mon
SB 3.33.2
Aug 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.2

Damayanti Devi

SB 3.33.2 Devahūti said: Brahmā is said to be unborn because he takes birth from the lotus flower which grows from Your abdomen while You lie in the ocean at the bottom of the universe. But even Brahmā simply meditated upon You, whose body is the source of unlimited universes.

Aug
7
Tue
Fasting for Kamika Ekadasi
Aug 7 all-day
SB 3.33.3
Aug 7 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.3

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 3.33.3 My dear Lord, although personally You have nothing to do, You have distributed Your energies in the interactions of the material modes of nature, and for that reason the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation take place. My dear Lord, You are self-determined and are the Supreme Personality of Godhead for all living entities. For them You created this material manifestation, and although You are one, Your diverse energies can act multifariously. This is inconceivable to us.
Aug
8
Wed
Break fast 06:07 – 10:27 (LT)
Aug 8 all-day
SB 3.33.4
Aug 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.4

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

SB 3.33.4 As the Supreme Personality of Godhead, You have taken birth from my abdomen. O my Lord, how is that possible for the supreme one, who has in His belly all the cosmic manifestation? The answer is that it is possible, for at the end of the millennium You lie down on a leaf of a banyan tree, and just like a small baby, You lick the toe of Your lotus foot.
Aug
9
Thu
SB 3.33.5
Aug 9 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.5

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.33.5 My dear Lord, You have assumed this body in order to diminish the sinful activities of the fallen and to enrich their knowledge in devotion and liberation. Since these sinful people are dependent on Your direction, by Your own will You assume incarnations as a boar and as other forms. Similarly, You have appeared in order to distribute transcendental knowledge to Your dependents.
Aug
10
Fri
SB 3.33.6
Aug 10 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.6

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 3.33.6 To say nothing of the spiritual advancement of persons who see the Supreme Person face to face, even a person born in a family of dog-eaters immediately becomes eligible to perform Vedic sacrifices if he once utters the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or chants about Him, hears about His pastimes, offers Him obeisances or even remembers Him.
Aug
11
Sat
CB Madhya: Ch 23.280
Aug 11 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.280

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with CB Madhya: Ch 23.280

Aug
13
Mon
SB 3.33.7-8
Aug 13 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.7-8

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

SB 3.33.7 — Oh, how glorious are they whose tongues are chanting Your holy name! Even if born in the families of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Persons who chant the holy name of Your Lordship must have executed all kinds of austerities and fire sacrifices and achieved all the good manners of the Āryans. To be chanting the holy name of Your Lordship, they must have bathed at holy places of pilgrimage, studied the Vedas and fulfilled everything required.
SB 3.33.8 — I believe, my Lord, that You are Lord Viṣṇu Himself under the name of Kapila, and You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supreme Brahman! The saints and sages, being freed from all the disturbances of the senses and mind, meditate upon You, for by Your mercy only can one become free from the clutches of the three modes of material nature. At the time of dissolution, all the Vedas are sustained in You only.
Aug
14
Tue
Sri Raghunandana Thakura — Disappearance
Aug 14 all-day
Sri Vamsidasa Babaji — Disappearance
Aug 14 all-day
SB 3.33.9-10
Aug 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.9-10

Speaker: Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 3.33.9 — Thus the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapila, satisfied by the words of His mother, towards whom He was very affectionate, replied with gravity.
SB 3.33.10 — The Personality of Godhead said: My dear mother, the path of self-realization which I have already instructed to you is very easy. You can execute this system without difficulty, and by following it you shall very soon be liberated, even within your present body.
Aug
15
Wed
SB 3.33.11 
Aug 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.11 

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 3.33.11 — My dear mother, those who are actually transcendentalists certainly follow My instructions as I have given them to you. You may rest assured that if you traverse this path of self-realization perfectly, surely you shall be freed from fearful material contamination and shall ultimately reach Me. Mother, persons who are not conversant with this method of devotional service certainly cannot get out of the cycle of birth and death.
Bg 6.42
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 6.42

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 6.42 Or [if unsuccessful after long practice of yoga] he takes his birth in a family of transcendentalists who are surely great in wisdom. Certainly, such a birth is rare in this world.
Aug
16
Thu
SB 3.33.12 -13
Aug 16 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.12 -13

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.33.12 Śrī Maitreya said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapila, after instructing His beloved mother, took permission from her and left His home, His mission having been fulfilled.
SB 3.33.13 As instructed by her son, Devahūti also began to practice bhakti-yoga in that very āśrama. She practiced samādhi in the house of Kardama Muni, which was so beautifully decorated with flowers that it was considered the flower crown of the river Sarasvatī.
Aug
17
Fri
SB 3.33.14
Aug 17 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.14

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 3.33.14 She began to bathe three times daily, and thus her curling black hair gradually became gray. Due to austerity, her body gradually became thin, and she wore old garments.
Aug
20
Mon
SB 3.33.15 — 18
Aug 20 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.15 — 18

Speaker:  Ramananda dasa

SB 3.33.15 The home and household paraphernalia of Kardama, who was one of the Prajāpatis, was developed in such a way, by dint of his mystic powers of austerity and yoga, that his opulence was sometimes envied by those who travel in outer space in airplanes.
SB 3.33.16 The opulence of the household of Kardama Muni is described herein. The bedsheets and mattresses were all as white as the foam of milk, the chairs and benches were made of ivory and were covered by cloths of lace with golden filigree, and the couches were made of gold and had very soft pillows.
SB 3.33.17 The walls of the house were made of first-class marble, decorated with valuable jewels. There was no need of light, for the household was illuminated by the rays of these jewels. The female members of the household were all amply decorated with jewelry.
SB 3.33.18 The compound of the main household was surrounded by beautiful gardens with sweet, fragrant flowers and many trees which produced fresh fruit and were tall and beautiful. The attraction of such gardens was that singing birds would sit on the trees, and their chanting voices, as well as the humming sound of the bees, made the whole atmosphere as pleasing as possible.
Aug
21
Tue
Fasting for Pavitropana Ekadasi
Aug 21 all-day
Radha Govinda Jhulana Yatra begins
Aug 21 all-day
SB 3.33.19
Aug 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.19

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 3.33.19 When Devahūti would enter that lovely garden to take her bath in the pond filled with lotus flowers, the associates of the denizens of heaven, the Gandharvas, would sing about Kardama’s glorious household life. Her great husband, Kardama, gave her all protection at all times.
Aug
22
Wed
Break fast 06:12 – 10:26 (LT)
Aug 22 all-day
Sri Gauridasa Pandita — Disappearance
Aug 22 all-day
Srila Rupa Gosvami — Disappearance
Aug 22 all-day
SB 3.33.20
Aug 22 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.20

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

SB 3.33.20 Although her position was unique from all points of view, saintly Devahūti, in spite of all her possessions, which were envied even by the ladies of the heavenly planets, gave up all such comforts. She was only sorry that her great son was separated from her.
Bg 6.45
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 6.45

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 6.45 And when the yogī engages himself with sincere endeavor in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately, achieving perfection after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal.
Aug
23
Thu
SB 3.33.21
Aug 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.21

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.33.21 Devahūti’s husband had already left home and accepted the renounced order of life, and then her only son, Kapila, left home. Although she knew all the truths of life and death, and although her heart was cleansed of all dirt, she was very aggrieved at the loss of her son, just as a cow is affected when her calf dies.
Aug
24
Fri
Last day of the first Caturmasya month [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Aug 24 all-day
SB 3.33.22
Aug 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.22

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 3.33.22 O Vidura, thus always meditating upon her son, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapiladeva, she very soon became unattached to her nicely decorated home.
Jul
22
Sun
Fasting for Sayana Ekadasi
Jul 22 all-day
Return Ratha (8 days after Ratha Yatra)
Jul 22 all-day
Jul
23
Mon
Break fast 07:26 – 10:25 (LT)
Jul 23 all-day
SB 3.32.28
Jul 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.28

Balabhadra Prabhu

SB 3.32.28 — Those who are averse to the Transcendence realize the Supreme Absolute Truth differently through speculative sense perception, and therefore, because of mistaken speculation, everything appears to them to be relative.

Jul
24
Tue
SB 3.32.29
Jul 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.29

HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 3.32.29 From the total energy, the mahat-tattva, I have manifested the false ego, the three modes of material nature, the five material elements, the individual consciousness, the eleven senses and the material body. Similarly, the entire universe has come from the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Jul
25
Wed
SB 3.32.30 —32
Jul 25 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 3.32.30 —32

Speaker: Padmanayana Prabhu

SB 3.32.30 This perfect knowledge can be achieved by a person who is already engaged in devotional service with faith, steadiness and full detachment, and who is always absorbed in thought of the Supreme. He is aloof from material association.
SB 3.32.31 My dear respectful mother, I have already described the path of understanding the Absolute Truth, by which one can come to understand the real truth of matter and spirit and their relationship.
SB 3.32.32 Philosophical research culminates in understanding the Supreme Personality of Godhead. After achieving this understanding, when one becomes free from the material modes of nature, he attains the stage of devotional service. Either by devotional service directly or by philosophical research, one has to find the same destination, which is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Jul
26
Thu
SB 3.32.33
Jul 26 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.33

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.32.33 A single object is appreciated differently by different senses due to its having different qualities. Similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is one, but according to different scriptural injunctions He appears to be different.
Jul
27
Fri
(green leafy vegetable fast for one month)
Jul 27 all-day
First month of Caturmasya begins [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Jul 27 all-day
Guru (Vyasa) Purnima
Jul 27 all-day
Srila Sanatana Gosvami — Disappearance
Jul 27 all-day
SB 3.32.34-36
Jul 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.34-36

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 3.32.34-36 By performing fruitive activities and sacrifices, by distributing charity, by performing austerities, by studying various literatures, by conducting philosophical research, by controlling the mind, by subduing the senses, by accepting the renounced order of life, by performing the prescribed duties of one’s social order, by performing the different divisions of yoga practice, by performing devotional service, by exhibiting the process of devotional service containing the symptoms of both attachment and detachment, by understanding the science of self-realization, and by developing a strong sense of detachment, one who is expert in understanding the different processes of self-realization realizes the Supreme Personality of Godhead as He is represented in the material world as well as in transcendence.
Jul
28
Sat
CB Madhya: Ch 23.97
Jul 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.97

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with CB Madhya: Ch 23.97

Jul
30
Mon
SB 3.32.37
Jul 30 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.37

Speaker: Jaya Jagadisa Prabhu (Santa Cruz, CA)

SB 3.32.37 My dear mother, I have explained to you the process of devotional service and its identity in four different social divisions. I have explained to you as well how eternal time is chasing the living entities, although it is imperceptible to them.
Jul
31
Tue
SB 3.32.38
Jul 31 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.38

Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 3.32.38 There are varieties of material existence for the living entity according to the work he performs in ignorance or forgetfulness of his real identity. My dear mother, if anyone enters into that forgetfulness, he is unable to understand where his movements will end.
Aug
1
Wed
Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami — Disappearance
Aug 1 all-day
SB 3.32.39 — 40
Aug 1 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 3.32.39 — 40

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 3.32.39 Lord Kapila continued: This instruction is not meant for the envious, for the agnostics or for persons who are unclean in their behavior. Nor is it for hypocrites or for persons who are proud of material possessions.
SB 3.32.40 It is not to be instructed to persons who are too greedy and too attached to family life, nor to persons who are nondevotees and who are envious of the devotees and of the Personality of Godhead.
Aug
2
Thu
SB 3.32.41 — 43
Aug 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.32.41 — 43

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.32.41 Instruction should be given to the faithful devotee who is respectful to the spiritual master, nonenvious, friendly to all kinds of living entities and eager to render service with faith and sincerity.
SB 3.32.42 This instruction should be imparted by the spiritual master to persons who have taken the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be more dear than anything, who are not envious of anyone, who are perfectly cleansed and who have developed detachment for that which is outside the purview of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
SB 3.32.43 Anyone who once meditates upon Me with faith and affection, who hears and chants about Me, surely goes back home, back to Godhead.

 

Aug
3
Fri
SB 3.33.1
Aug 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.1

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 3.33.1 Śrī Maitreya said: Thus Devahūti, the mother of Lord Kapila and wife of Kardama Muni, became freed from all ignorance concerning devotional service and transcendental knowledge. She offered her obeisances unto the Lord, the author of the basic principles of the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy, which is the background of liberation, and she satisfied Him with the following verses of prayer.
Aug
4
Sat
Srila Lokanatha Gosvami — Disappearance
Aug 4 all-day
CB Madhya: Ch 23.172
Aug 4 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.172

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with Madhya: Ch 23.172

Aug
5
Sun
The incorporation of ISKCON in New York
Aug 5 all-day
Aug
6
Mon
SB 3.33.2
Aug 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.2

Damayanti Devi

SB 3.33.2 Devahūti said: Brahmā is said to be unborn because he takes birth from the lotus flower which grows from Your abdomen while You lie in the ocean at the bottom of the universe. But even Brahmā simply meditated upon You, whose body is the source of unlimited universes.

Aug
7
Tue
Fasting for Kamika Ekadasi
Aug 7 all-day
SB 3.33.3
Aug 7 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.3

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 3.33.3 My dear Lord, although personally You have nothing to do, You have distributed Your energies in the interactions of the material modes of nature, and for that reason the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation take place. My dear Lord, You are self-determined and are the Supreme Personality of Godhead for all living entities. For them You created this material manifestation, and although You are one, Your diverse energies can act multifariously. This is inconceivable to us.
Aug
8
Wed
Break fast 06:07 – 10:27 (LT)
Aug 8 all-day
SB 3.33.4
Aug 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.4

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

SB 3.33.4 As the Supreme Personality of Godhead, You have taken birth from my abdomen. O my Lord, how is that possible for the supreme one, who has in His belly all the cosmic manifestation? The answer is that it is possible, for at the end of the millennium You lie down on a leaf of a banyan tree, and just like a small baby, You lick the toe of Your lotus foot.
Aug
9
Thu
SB 3.33.5
Aug 9 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.5

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.33.5 My dear Lord, You have assumed this body in order to diminish the sinful activities of the fallen and to enrich their knowledge in devotion and liberation. Since these sinful people are dependent on Your direction, by Your own will You assume incarnations as a boar and as other forms. Similarly, You have appeared in order to distribute transcendental knowledge to Your dependents.
Aug
10
Fri
SB 3.33.6
Aug 10 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.6

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 3.33.6 To say nothing of the spiritual advancement of persons who see the Supreme Person face to face, even a person born in a family of dog-eaters immediately becomes eligible to perform Vedic sacrifices if he once utters the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or chants about Him, hears about His pastimes, offers Him obeisances or even remembers Him.
Aug
11
Sat
CB Madhya: Ch 23.280
Aug 11 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.280

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with CB Madhya: Ch 23.280

Aug
13
Mon
SB 3.33.7-8
Aug 13 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.7-8

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

SB 3.33.7 — Oh, how glorious are they whose tongues are chanting Your holy name! Even if born in the families of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Persons who chant the holy name of Your Lordship must have executed all kinds of austerities and fire sacrifices and achieved all the good manners of the Āryans. To be chanting the holy name of Your Lordship, they must have bathed at holy places of pilgrimage, studied the Vedas and fulfilled everything required.
SB 3.33.8 — I believe, my Lord, that You are Lord Viṣṇu Himself under the name of Kapila, and You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supreme Brahman! The saints and sages, being freed from all the disturbances of the senses and mind, meditate upon You, for by Your mercy only can one become free from the clutches of the three modes of material nature. At the time of dissolution, all the Vedas are sustained in You only.
Aug
14
Tue
Sri Raghunandana Thakura — Disappearance
Aug 14 all-day
Sri Vamsidasa Babaji — Disappearance
Aug 14 all-day
SB 3.33.9-10
Aug 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.9-10

Speaker: Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 3.33.9 — Thus the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapila, satisfied by the words of His mother, towards whom He was very affectionate, replied with gravity.
SB 3.33.10 — The Personality of Godhead said: My dear mother, the path of self-realization which I have already instructed to you is very easy. You can execute this system without difficulty, and by following it you shall very soon be liberated, even within your present body.
Aug
15
Wed
SB 3.33.11 
Aug 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.11 

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 3.33.11 — My dear mother, those who are actually transcendentalists certainly follow My instructions as I have given them to you. You may rest assured that if you traverse this path of self-realization perfectly, surely you shall be freed from fearful material contamination and shall ultimately reach Me. Mother, persons who are not conversant with this method of devotional service certainly cannot get out of the cycle of birth and death.
Bg 6.42
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 6.42

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 6.42 Or [if unsuccessful after long practice of yoga] he takes his birth in a family of transcendentalists who are surely great in wisdom. Certainly, such a birth is rare in this world.
Aug
16
Thu
SB 3.33.12 -13
Aug 16 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.12 -13

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.33.12 Śrī Maitreya said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapila, after instructing His beloved mother, took permission from her and left His home, His mission having been fulfilled.
SB 3.33.13 As instructed by her son, Devahūti also began to practice bhakti-yoga in that very āśrama. She practiced samādhi in the house of Kardama Muni, which was so beautifully decorated with flowers that it was considered the flower crown of the river Sarasvatī.
Aug
17
Fri
SB 3.33.14
Aug 17 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.14

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 3.33.14 She began to bathe three times daily, and thus her curling black hair gradually became gray. Due to austerity, her body gradually became thin, and she wore old garments.
Aug
20
Mon
SB 3.33.15 — 18
Aug 20 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.15 — 18

Speaker:  Ramananda dasa

SB 3.33.15 The home and household paraphernalia of Kardama, who was one of the Prajāpatis, was developed in such a way, by dint of his mystic powers of austerity and yoga, that his opulence was sometimes envied by those who travel in outer space in airplanes.
SB 3.33.16 The opulence of the household of Kardama Muni is described herein. The bedsheets and mattresses were all as white as the foam of milk, the chairs and benches were made of ivory and were covered by cloths of lace with golden filigree, and the couches were made of gold and had very soft pillows.
SB 3.33.17 The walls of the house were made of first-class marble, decorated with valuable jewels. There was no need of light, for the household was illuminated by the rays of these jewels. The female members of the household were all amply decorated with jewelry.
SB 3.33.18 The compound of the main household was surrounded by beautiful gardens with sweet, fragrant flowers and many trees which produced fresh fruit and were tall and beautiful. The attraction of such gardens was that singing birds would sit on the trees, and their chanting voices, as well as the humming sound of the bees, made the whole atmosphere as pleasing as possible.
Aug
21
Tue
Fasting for Pavitropana Ekadasi
Aug 21 all-day
Radha Govinda Jhulana Yatra begins
Aug 21 all-day
SB 3.33.19
Aug 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.19

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 3.33.19 When Devahūti would enter that lovely garden to take her bath in the pond filled with lotus flowers, the associates of the denizens of heaven, the Gandharvas, would sing about Kardama’s glorious household life. Her great husband, Kardama, gave her all protection at all times.
Aug
22
Wed
Break fast 06:12 – 10:26 (LT)
Aug 22 all-day
Sri Gauridasa Pandita — Disappearance
Aug 22 all-day
Srila Rupa Gosvami — Disappearance
Aug 22 all-day
SB 3.33.20
Aug 22 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.20

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

SB 3.33.20 Although her position was unique from all points of view, saintly Devahūti, in spite of all her possessions, which were envied even by the ladies of the heavenly planets, gave up all such comforts. She was only sorry that her great son was separated from her.
Bg 6.45
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 6.45

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 6.45 And when the yogī engages himself with sincere endeavor in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately, achieving perfection after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal.
Aug
23
Thu
SB 3.33.21
Aug 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.21

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 3.33.21 Devahūti’s husband had already left home and accepted the renounced order of life, and then her only son, Kapila, left home. Although she knew all the truths of life and death, and although her heart was cleansed of all dirt, she was very aggrieved at the loss of her son, just as a cow is affected when her calf dies.
Aug
24
Fri
Last day of the first Caturmasya month [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Aug 24 all-day
SB 3.33.22
Aug 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 3.33.22

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 3.33.22 O Vidura, thus always meditating upon her son, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapiladeva, she very soon became unattached to her nicely decorated home.