Saranagati Community Network - Community news, views, events, services, products and ideas http://saranagati.ca/rss.xml en Saranagati Ratha-Yatra http://saranagati.ca/saranagati-ratha-yatra <span property="schema:name">Saranagati Ratha-Yatra</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please join us August 4 for our annual Saranagati Ratha-Yatra taking place in our beautiful scenic valley and lake.  Help pull Lord Jagannath's cart at the Ratha Yatra parade</p> <ul><li>Ecstatic Kirtans and dancing</li> <li>World-class drama</li> <li>Old fashioned farm-style games </li> <li>Prasadam (delicious &amp; free vegetarian feast)</li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ahimsagoshala/">Indian cows and cow products</a></li> <li>Local arts &amp; crafts and books</li> <li>Entertainment, plays, dancing and singing</li> <li>Evening of music and drumming by the lake.</li> </ul><p>Parade at noon and continuing at lakeside festival site park until sundown.  Stay on into the night. Camping is available. </p> <p>Devotees in Vancouver area can find information about transportation to the valley at the <a href="http://vancouver.iskcon.ca/" target="_blank">Vancouver Iskcon webpage</a></p> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/webmaster" lang="" about="/user/webmaster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">webmaster</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-07-03T22:17:21+00:00">Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:17</span> <section> </section> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:17:21 +0000 webmaster 664 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/saranagati-ratha-yatra#comments Kirtan BC http://saranagati.ca/kirtan-bc <span property="schema:name">Kirtan BC</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><div> <h3>Taking Kirtan to Every Town &amp; Village in BC</h3> <p>With a population in British Columbia of over 4,700,000 (and counting), the volunteers at “Kirtan BC” definitely have their work cut out for them; but nevertheless, they love it!  Kirtan BC has so far reached Ashcroft and Kamloops.</p> </div> <p>Bhakti (loving connection with God, Krishna) through Kirtan (chanting the names and glories of the Supreme Lord). "Kirtan" is the life of all transcendental knowledge. It increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and enables us to fully taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="kirtan ashcroft" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="61571172-fa20-4602-8ca7-9d559d62c521" height="145" src="/sites/community.saranagati.ca/files/inline-images/kirtanashcroft.jpeg" width="157" class="align-left" /></p> <div> <h3 class="text-align-center">Friday night 7.00 pm<br /> at Rasarajadasa Ashram in Saranagati Village</h3> <h3 class="text-align-center">Kirtan and bhajans night</h3> <p class="text-align-center">Everybody is invited for 1 and 1/2 hour of<br /> meditation on the Holy Name</p> <p> </p> <p>We also hold Kirtan Night in Ashcroft and Kirtan in Riverside park in Kamloops. </p> <p>Visit our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kirtanbc.tskp">facebook page</a> and website <a href="http://kirtanbc.com/">kirtanbc.com</a> for more details</p> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/webmaster" lang="" about="/user/webmaster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">webmaster</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-03-11T19:39:06+00:00">Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:39</span> <section> </section> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:39:06 +0000 webmaster 673 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/kirtan-bc#comments Saranagati Village Outreach http://saranagati.ca/outreach <span property="schema:name">Saranagati Village Outreach</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We hold festivals and events that feature Kirtan, Books, Japa meditation, Bhagavad Gita Workshop and Prasad distribution. Village guests can have garden tours and feast on vegan/vegetarian meals.   Our events feature local foods and products like soap, incense, cow products and art. Saranagati Village has a naturally beautiful and peaceful environment ideal for yoga, meditation, walks along the lake and ecstatic kirtan.</p> <p>Upcoming events at Saranagati Village include <a href="/node/700">Saranagati Rathayatra</a></p> <h3>Kamloops Events</h3> <p><b>TRU Vegetarian  Lunch</b><br /> Campus Activity Center / Board Room<br /> September to June<br /> Thursday 1 to 2:30 pm<br /> Suggested donation $7</p> <p><a class="img-responsive" href="http://saranagati.ca/sites/saranagati.ca/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/bookdistribution.jpg?itok=FZEj_bCI" title="Outreach"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="215" src="http://saranagati.ca/sites/saranagati.ca/files/styles/max_325x325/public/bookdistribution.jpg?itok=HwjDlJgX" typeof="foaf:Image" width="325" /></a></p> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/webmaster" lang="" about="/user/webmaster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">webmaster</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-02-25T23:20:15+00:00">Sun, 02/25/2018 - 15:20</span> <section> </section> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 23:20:15 +0000 webmaster 651 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/outreach#comments Ahimsa Goshala http://saranagati.ca/ahimsa-goshala <span property="schema:name">Ahimsa Goshala</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>COW PROTECTION ~&nbsp;PRESERVING SACRED BREEDS ~&nbsp;DEITY SEVA ~&nbsp;GOBER PRODUCTS</p> <p><strong>PASSING ON COW WORSHIP FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT</strong></p> <p>This is the first time in the history of the western world that grandparents are teaching the children how to honor mother cow.</p> <p>Your support insures that daily pujas will continue</p> <p>IN THIS UNIVERSE THERE IS NO ACT AS AUSPICIOUS AS PROTECTING AND WORSHIPING LORD KRISHNA'S COWS</p> <p>Krishna could have appeared anywhere.&nbsp; He chose to live among the cowherders.</p> <p>In all of western Canada there was no goshala where the cow is protected, loved and worshiped.&nbsp; There are however hundreds of establishments for abusing and mistreating the cow.&nbsp; We changed that.</p> <p>The Saranagati Goshala project has a barn near the school.&nbsp; This barn is a clean and comfortable and demonstrates a high level of love and respect for cows. Besides feeding and caring for the cow, regular Go Puja will be conducted.&nbsp; Supporters and friends will be welcome to make personal offerings to the cow.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/page.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fahimsagoshala&tabs=timeline&width=500&height=1500&small_header=true&adapt_container_width=true&hide_cover=true&show_facepile=true&appId=1943949965744565" width="500" height="1500" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/webmaster" lang="" about="/user/webmaster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">webmaster</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-02-02T04:44:55+00:00">Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:44</span> <section> </section> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 04:44:55 +0000 webmaster 658 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/ahimsa-goshala#comments Govardhana Academy http://saranagati.ca/govardhana-academy <span property="schema:name">Govardhana Academy</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><div style="width:270px;float:left;margin-right:15px;">Govardhana Academy is a school dedicated to spiritual education, is a humble attempt at serving our glorious Krsna and Balarama, who have shown to particularly appreciate the simple hearts of children. We hope to invest in the children's love for Them.<br/><br/> Our goal is to provide a spiritualized, personalized, professional Krsna conscious education centre, whereby the entire community can contribute to the investment and enrichment of the children. Through a partnership between the staff, the parents, and other community volunteers, we aim to ensure academic success along with knowledge of practical life skills. Classes on Vedic scriptures and devotional activities serve as the integral part of the identity and value of Govardhan Academy. <br/><br/> Thus, our mission is that our students learn to see every activity, field of knowledge, resource or relationship as an ingredient for service to the Supreme Lord, thereby identifying themselves as Vaisnavas throughout their lives</div> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/page.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FGovardhanaAcademy%2F&tabs=timeline&width=500&height=1100&small_header=true&adapt_container_width=true&hide_cover=true&show_facepile=false&appId=1943949965744565" width="500" height="1100" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <br/> <h2 class="title"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GovardhanaAcademy/" title="Govardhana Academy on Facebook">Govardhana Academy on Facebook</a> </h2></div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/webmaster" lang="" about="/user/webmaster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">webmaster</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-04-07T18:31:28+00:00">Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:31</span> <section> </section> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:31:28 +0000 webmaster 683 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/govardhana-academy#comments Village Life http://saranagati.ca/node/680 <span>Village Life</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Saranagati Village is a peaceful, sattvic (goodness) and clean environment ideal for sun rise yoga, japa meditation, walks along the lake and ecstatic kirtan.  We practice bhakti yoga – the yoga of love and devotion - and live in harmony with nature and with one's higher, spiritual purposes.</p> <p>In Saranagati we find time to ask the basic questions:  Who am I? Why am I here? What is my aim in life and how can I achieve it?</p> <p>Simple living and high thinking means to live in rhythm with natural order, to care for our place and the beings in it and to discover the truth, beauty and godliness of this way of life and as a result to experience personal fulfillment, happiness and harmony.</p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/webmaster" lang="" about="/user/webmaster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">webmaster</a></span> <span>Sat, 03/15/2014 - 14:21</span> <section> </section> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:21:14 +0000 webmaster 680 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/node/680#comments A Vision for Our Village http://saranagati.ca/discussion/vision-statements <span>A Vision for Our Village</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>My ideas for Saranagati Village are:</p> <ul><li>Self-sufficiency, utilizing everything the land has to offer for the pleasure and glorification of the Lord.</li> <li>Education, giving/ sharing the authentic Krsna Conscious process given to us by Srila Prabhupada and the Acharyas, with others of all ages.</li> <li>Centralization of worship, temple that is the core of the community. Krsna's home in the community, should be what we do everything for.</li> <li>Caring for devotees, elder care, support system</li> <li>Setting ideal example of varnashram, finding a place for and utilizing all ashrams, and varnas (people's propensities and skills)to make a balanced society. </li> <li>Mode of conduct/ behavioral guidelines aspired for by all members, using the word Saranagati (surrender) and basing our actions and decisions on the six steps of surrender: Humility, Accepting everything favorable for devotional service, Rejecting everything unfavorable, Accepting/ Having faith in Krsna as sole maintainer, Accepting Krsna as the Protector, and Total dedication of the self to Krsna.</li> </ul><div> </div> <div>Okay, so these might be lofty, but I think since are vision is what we would like to see in the future we might as well shoot for the stars. Anyway, maybe whoever is interested in helping with a vision, or has other ideas, just email back, and we can find a time/place to discuss further. </div> <div> <p>I was doing a little research on vision statements etc. I found a few Iskcon farm ones, but it wasn't as obvious as I had though. Anyway, I copied and paste them and attached it to this email, if anyone wants to look at them. What I gained from it are a few things. Vision statements are most effective short, concise, clear and to the point. Some places it even says no more then 15 to 30 words long. But it should contain the core values of the community. Also a vision statement is what you want to see in the future, and a mission statement is what you are. So I thought it would be good to brainstorm the core values that we have for the community, and then we can attempt to word the vision statement the best and most concise that we can. Afterwards we can "flesh" it out with the details, action plans, sensory description of what that might realistically look like. So I thought I could start the brainstorming process. But I really think something like this is better done in face to face discussion as opposed to email. So maybe we can figure out who is into this discussion then meet together to work it out. </p> </div> <div> </div> <div>Found a quote that states exactly how important I feel this is though.</div> <div> <p><em>As the saying goes…</em></p> <p><em>Mission without action is a daydream.</em></p> <p><em>Action without mission is a nightmare.</em></p> <p><em><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">It is important to have a vision statement for each and every project"</span></em></p></div> <p> </p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/radha" lang="" about="/users/radha" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Radha</a></span> <span>Fri, 10/11/2013 - 19:21</span> <section> <h2>Comments</h2> <a id="comment-2"></a> <div class="commentbody"> <article data-comment-user-id="67" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1520049008"></mark> <footer> <p class="commentauthor"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/deva" lang="" about="/users/deva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Deva</a></p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>At the meeting with Nityananda, he stated that there was more than one part to the vision. There is the short little statement, but the actual vision is at least 2-3 pages.</p> </div> </div> </article> </div> <div class="commentform"> <h3>Post or Reply to Post</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=594&amp;2=comment_node_discussion&amp;3=comment_node_discussion" token="C-h_NsIDPhki7RVAFtseZv4nOww_9AhNSsSvR0yBljA"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> </section> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 02:21:04 +0000 Radha 594 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/discussion/vision-statements#comments Our Community http://saranagati.ca/svhi <span property="schema:name">Our Community</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="content"> <p>Saranagati Village community is located 4 hours north east of Vancouver in Venables Valley.  Today we have about 25 families who make Saranagati their home. </p> <p>We have <a href="/node/659">accommodations</a> in the form of guest rooms in the homes of residents. In the summer months we have simple cabins available.</p> <p>Our community is managed by SARANAGATI VILLAGE HOLDINGS INC, (SVHI), a British Columbia company that provides a community environment which supports and promotes the practice of Krishna Consciousness.  </p> <ul></ul><ul></ul></div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/webmaster" lang="" about="/user/webmaster" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">webmaster</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2010-07-12T18:02:44+00:00">Mon, 07/12/2010 - 11:02</span> <section> </section> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:02:44 +0000 webmaster 545 at http://saranagati.ca http://saranagati.ca/svhi#comments