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Australians Ignite Kulimela Fuse

Australians Ignite Kulimela Fuse

Written by Antony Brennan and originally posted at ISKCON News on January, 28, 2011.

The recent Australian Kulimela was a great success. Attended by up to 300 devotees and well wishers from around Australia and across the world, many are still swooning over their memories of the association, the kirtan and the prasadam.

The Kulimela was hosted by New Govardhana Dham, a farm at Eungella near Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales. The festival ran over two weeks from the 27th of December 2010 to the 9th of January, 2011.

 

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January 28, 2011 Posted by | As Kindred Spirits, Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gaura Vani, Ghost Brothers, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, Mayapuris, New Govardhan, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia: Kuli Fest!

Kulimela Australia 2011

KULI FEST: Saturday, January 8th at the Murwillumbah Civic Center

CLICK HERE to view tonight’s evening performances webcast LIVE on Ustream.

Tentative Schedule: 5:00 to 10:00+ pm, Brisbane time.

Invocation (H.H. Mukunda Goswami + Gurukula kids)

Radha devi (NZ – Bharat Natyam)

Natya shakti (AU – Bharat Natyam)

Mayapuris (US – Drumming)

Gaura Vani and As Kindred Spirits (US)

Hari Bhakti (AU)

Madhurastakam (Kuli Mela Supergroup)

Intermission

Fashion Show

Chaitanya

Sudi + Lalita

Chay and Stuntmen

Dovetails (AU – Vedic Rap)

Uncle Crazy (AU)

Ghost Brothers (CA)

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Times are local to Brisbane, Australia.

Some examples of the start time around the world:

Los Angeles: Friday, January 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm.

New York: Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 am.

London: Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7:00 am.

Mumbai: Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm.

To convert the time difference to your location, CLICK HERE.

Schedule is subject to change.

Please send prayers to Krishna that He instruct the internet gods to provide a good internet connection. 😉

Thanks to Sitapati and his crew for doing their best to make the live video feed happen.

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In the ancient Sanskrit language, “Kuli” refers to a member of a “Community” and “Mela” means “Festive Gathering.” Combined, “Kuli Mela” transforms into “A Celebration of Community.”

January 7, 2011 Posted by | As Kindred Spirits, Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gaura Vani, Ghost Brothers, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, Mayapuris, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia: First Glimpse At Recorded Video Footage

Kulimela Australia 2011

CLICK HERE to view recorded video footage of Gaura Vani, As Kindred Spirits & the Mayapuris deeply engrossed in a “hip shaking” kirtan.

The video quality is a little grainy, but the sound is awesome.

Catch a 20 minute glimpse into one performance from the wonderful festival evening entertainment.

More to come!

Thanks to Sitapati prabhu for the recording.

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In the ancient Sanskrit language, “Kuli” refers to a member of a “Community” and “Mela” means “Festive Gathering.” Combined, “Kuli Mela” transforms into “A Celebration of Community.”

January 7, 2011 Posted by | As Kindred Spirits, Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gaura Vani, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, Mayapuris, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia: Friday Night Entertainment Schedule

Kulimela Australia 2011

Friday, January 7th (6:45 pm to 12:00+ am, Brisbane time).

CLICK HERE To view tonight’s evening performances webcast LIVE on Ustream.

Tentative Schedule for Evening Entertainment:

6:45 pm – Junior Natya Shakti – dance performance

7:00 pm: Gitanjali Carmella – bhajans

7:30 pm: Chaytanya Nitai Dasi – bhajans

8:00 pm: Vaiyasaki Dasa – kirtan and bhajans

8:45 pm: Gaura Vani, As Kindred Spirits & the Mayapuris – kirtan and bhajans

9:45 pm: AZitiZ – Hip Hop

10:00 pm till late… – DJ Nimai (UK)

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Times are local to Brisbane, Australia.

To convert the time difference to your location, CLICK HERE.

Schedule is subject to change.

Please send prayers to Krishna that He instruct the internet gods to provide a good internet connection. 😉

Thanks to Sitapati and his crew for doing their best to make the live video feed happen.

January 6, 2011 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia: Live Webcast from the Evening Entertainment!

Kulimela Australia 2010/2011:

CLICK HERE To view tonight’s LIVE EVENING CONCERT January 6th (9 pm to 1 am, Brisbane time).

Featuring: Chaytanya NitaiCupid’s BulletThe Ghost Brothers, Dovetail, AZitiZGaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits, Mayapuris Kirtan and more…

January 6, 2011 Posted by | As Kindred Spirits, Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gaura Vani, Ghost Brothers, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, Mayapuris, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia: Live Webcast from the Bhajan Kutir!

The time for Kulimela Australia is finally here!

The latest report from Nitai Durr, one of the main organizers:

“The weather is perfect, no issues with floods, forecast is great and the schedule is JAM-PACKED with Entertainment, Activities, Sports, PRASADAM & KIRTAN!”

Festival Dates: Monday, January 3rd thru Sunday January 9th 2011.

If weather and internet connection permits, there will be daily LIVE webcasts from the Bhajan Kutir and evening entertainment throughout the course of the week long festival! CLICK HERE for a connection to the broadcast via Ustream.

Kirtan is scheduled to start 9 am and go to 7 pm, local time in Brisbane, Australia. This converts, for example, to 6 pm through 4 am EST USA. In London this will be 11 pm to 9 am. To convert the time difference to your location, CLICK HERE.

Stay tuned for more details and schedules.

Thanks to Sitapati prabhu and crew for working to make this happen.

January 3, 2011 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Countdown to Kulimela Australia

Countdown to Kulimela Australia

Originally posted by the ISKCON News Staff at the ISKCON News website on December 17th, 2010.

The local Australian Gurukulis are putting together a Kulimela event which will be a spiritual gathering of Gurukulis from all over the world focused on bringing everyone together, making connections and friends, inspiring and helping one another in including Krishna in their lives.

Kulimela Australia will be drug and alcohol free and will be packed with productive seminars focusing on Health and Medicine, Business and Management, Spiritual and Community Development, and Arts and Entertainment.

There will be discussions, bhajans, temple programs, japa walks, sports and various other activities. It will be held on New Govardhana and it has the support and backing of the temple management and many senior devotees and Srila Prabhupada disciples.

It is open to all devotees and Gurukulis from all over the world and will coincide with the New Govardhana Farm Festival, running from the 27th of December 2010 to the 9th of January 2011.

The first week of this will be an opportunity for the Aussies to show the guests a bit of their beautiful country and culture. There will be daily excursions to local attractions, beaches and national parks, bush walking, japa walking, bhajans, sports, prasadam and getting to know each other activities.

The second week will be broken up in to two parts: The first three days will be a Krishna culture healing music festival and the second four days will be the official Kulimela part of the festival with a full schedule of seminars, arts, spirituality and entertainment. There will be a number of local and international artists such as Gaura Vani and the Ghost Brothers.

For more information visit: http://www.kulimela.com.au/about.html

December 21, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia: Countdown…

December 14, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia: Last Day For Deep Discounted Preregistrations…

G-day/Haribol!

It’s great to see a large amount of people taking advantage of our special – This makes for one very happy Coordinator! 

TONIGHT IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET ADULTS @ CHILD’S PRICE! ENDS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 14th, 2010 !!!! SO DONT MISS OUT!!!!

This means you can register for AU $64 per week. 

Pre-registration will then go to AU $108 (early-bird) until NOV 30th!

From DEC 1, Adult Pre-registration will go to $128, and if you wait until the date of the festival it will most likely be a higher rate again.

So get pre-registered and save!

Can’t wait to see you all there…

www.kulimela.com.au – go to “bookings” page.

Haribol,

Y.S. Nitai – Festival Coordinator

“Any questions – Just Ask! I look forward to serving you all.”


November 14, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Kulimela Australia!

October 19, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Related Topics @ Other Sites, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Countdown to Kulimela Australia 2010/11

Fellow Kulis, Vaishnava youth, devotees of Krsna, and associates,

Kulimela France has come and gone and by all reports it was an excellent gathering so congratulations to the entire team who organised and pulled off that event and made it what it was, and to all of the people who attended and participated in it.

It is now time to start looking forward to the Australian Mela at the end of this year/start of next year. It is not too early to start planning ahead for your journey down under and now would be a great time to book flights as there are a number of very cheap flights available ($1000 return from LA as an example) so it would be wise to book early to save your dollars to give you more spending money for when you’re over here.

Just a reminder that the Kulimela week will be from the 3rd to the 9th of Jan 2011 while the week before that (27th of Dec to 2nd of Jan) will be packed with tours and adventures and give everyone a chance to get to know each other while exploring this beautiful country. There will be day trips to the pristine beaches, a trip to the national parks, local wildlife adventures, bushwalking, sightseeing and a number of other activities to keep you entertained while the international Kulis get over their jet lag and acclimatise to our wonderful summer.

We would like to encourage people to come in that first week as it will be a great way to begin to get to know each other and an easy way for you to see some of the local attractions. A full schedule for both weeks will be announced shortly but so far our plans for the first week are:

Monday the 27th of December – Registration, relaxation

Tuesday the 28th of December – A day trip to beautiful Byron Bay with options for surfing lessons, snorkelling or scuba diving

Wednesday the 29th of December – A trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you will get an opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s unique wildlife, followed by a trip to the nearby rock pools for a refreshing swim.

Thursday the 30th of December – Climb nearby Mt Warning – an extinct volcano with spiritual significance to the local Aboriginal people.

Friday the 31st of December – A trip up to the sunny Gold Coast with opportunities to check out many of the pristine beaches, Surfers Paradise, and the nearby theme parks followed by bhajans on the beach through till midnight to bring in the new year in an auspicious manner.

We have many exciting plans and special guests already for the Mela week, including; HG Dina Bhandu Prabhu, HG Sruti Kirti Prabhu, hopefully Radhannath Swami, cooking with Kurma workshops, valuable and relatable seminars, and a long list of quality entertainment and music with names such as: Gauravani, Sri Prahlad, The Ghost Brothers and Azitiz already confirmed as attending with many more local and international acts yet to be confirmed.

We would like to welcome people to start getting in early and expressing their interest to attend so that we can start to formulate a rough guide of numbers. If you have any special need or requirements or would like to arrange a particular level of accommodation, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can point you in the right direction. I have a list of local motels, hotels, hostels and caravan parks so if you would like to book accommodation at one of those places I suggest you get in early and let me know so I can pass the information on to you, or it’s all on the Kulimela Australia Facebook group page.

We still require a number of volunteers to head up different areas and we need representatives from all parts of the globe to help us promote this event. So if you would like to get involved in any way please let us know and we will be sure to put your talents to good use. Whether you would like to conduct a seminar or workshop, perform on stage, participate in the fashion show, put your art on display, sell your products, help man the registration booth, help out with decorating, sing some bhajans in the kutir, or help cook or distribute prasadam, any and all offers will be much appreciated and will contribute towards the overall success of this Mela.

This event is for us and by us so it is important for its success that we all get involved and help out where we can. It is about bringing us all together so even if you can not attend yourself it is a worthy cause so I would still encourage you to get involved in some way – even if it is just volunteering to put up a poster at your local temple.

We have a website in the final stages of production that should be up and running in the next week or two so once that is going we will upload all of the info to that and begin processing registrations. At this stage we are anticipating the festival fee to be AU$108 for the full week for the early birds with that price rising slightly as we get closer to the dates. So prepare to get in early and register as soon as possible.

We will send out a message once the website is running and once we figure out accommodation costs. The majority of the accommodation will be camping – in either small one or two man tents or bigger capacity 10 man ones, so if you require a higher level of accommodation, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can try and help you out.

I think that’s enough info for one day, and hope that you have read it all up to here.

Stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks as we finalise more of the details and please let us know of your attendance plans as soon as possible so that we can provide all of the facilities required for the number of people attending.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns.

Your servants,

the Kulimela Australia organisation team.

Advaita Chandra Das
advaitamyler@hotmail.com

For additional information and regular updates, please visit:

Kulimela Australia Facebook Page

Kuli Mela Association Facebook Page

September 5, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Related Topics @ Other Sites, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Australia, New Govardhan, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | 3 Comments

   

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