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Second Generation to Share and Inspire at German Kulimela

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Second Generation to Share and Inspire at German Kulimela

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 3 May 2013

Between 300 and 500 gurukulis—members of ISKCON’s second generation—are expected to gather at this year’s Kuli Mela in Germany from August 7th to 11th.

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May 5, 2013 Posted by | Bhajan Kutir, Bhakti, Bhakti Yoga, Ghost Brothers, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli Related Topics @ Other Sites, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Kulimela Germany 2013, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

KulimeLA 2009: Chaitanya-Nitai Performing at the Ford Theater in Hollywood

A newly released video of Chaitanya-Nitai performing her original song during the KulimeLA 2009 Gala Evening at the Ford Theater in Hollywood, CA. She dedicated her song to the Pioneer Kulis “who paved the way.” 

In the ancient Sanskrit language, “Kuli Mela” is “A Celebration of Community.”

The main theme for KulimeLA 2009 was to “Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present & Envision the Future.”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Gurukuli Reunion, the John Anson Ford Amphitheater, nestled in the Hollywood Hills, was chosen as an ideal location for Kulis to come together to acknowledge their collective history and appreciate the many accomplishments of the pioneer Gurukulis throughout the past two decades.

Dressed in formal and elegant attire, approximately one thousand Vaishnavas gathered to walk the red carpet and participate in an amazing evening that beautifully showcased “A Mosaic of Our Generations.”

CLICK HERE to check out the growing Kuli Mela video and audio selections on Krishna.com.

The Kuli Mela Association is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to connect our diverse and dynamic global community. We believe that by encouraging each other along our individual paths and by serving together in our shared goals we can make a positive difference in the world.

For more information please visit our KMA Facebook Page.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | As Kindred Spirits, Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gaura Vani, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, India, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, Mayapuris, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

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

KulimeLA 2009: Bhajan Kutir – Listen & Download Digital Recordings

In anticipation of the upcoming Kulimela Australia festival, the KM09: Bhajan Kutir CDs – Volumes 1, 2 & 3 are now available for complimentary listening and downloading.

CLICK HERE to listen and download free MP3 digital copies. Add them to your playlist today!

This selection of heartfelt kirtans was recorded live in the KM09 Bhajan Kutir at the ISKCON New Dwarka Temple in Los Angeles CA, USA.

These volumes are lovingly presented by the following kirtaniyas:

Volume 1: Kishori Mohan, Sudevi Dasi, Gaura Mani, Ananta Vrindavan, Vijay Krsna, Rasika Dasi & more…

Volume 2: Kalindi Dasi, Arjuna Dasa, Abhay Dasa, Visvambhar Dasa (Mayapuris), Gaura Vani (As Kindred Spirits) & more…

Volume 3: Krishna Kishora (Mayapuris), Radhanath Swami, Bada Haridas, Aniruddha Dasa, Gopal Krishna Dasa & more…

In ancient Sanskrit, “Kirtan” is “The sacred, joyful, and spontaneous congregational singing and dancing for the glorification of God.”

A “Bhajan Kutir” is a special place dedicated to Kirtans.

“Kuli” refers to a member of a “Community” and “Mela” means “Festive Gathering.” Combined, “Kuli Mela” tranforms into “A Celebration of Community.”

Additional thanks and credits to: Vrindavan Favors as Bhajan Kutir organizer * Los Angeles ISKCON New Dwarka Community as gracious hosts * Szymon Potynski & Rasikananda Fitch for graphic designs * Jaya Balarama dasa as sound engineer * Rupa Schomaker for recording, editing and mastering the tracks * Kamal Vyas & Chaits Walker as producers.

The Kuli Mela Association is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving an international community by supporting and encouraging its members to come together in service, association and empowerment, with a strong emphasis on spirituality.

C + P 2009 Kuli Mela Association. All rights reserved.

December 22, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kulimela, 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

Festival of the Holy Name: And The Beat Goes On…

 

Festival of the Holy Name

Join in the festival encore! One more day of Bhajans & Kirtans…

Sunday, November 28th 2010 (EST USA):

2:00 pm to 4:15 pm Bhajans in the Alachua ISKCON Temple.

4:15 pm Maha Kirtan with all the Kirtaniyas

Followed by:

Discussion on the Holy Name

Dance performance by the Bhaktikalayayam Dance Troupe

Sunday Feast

More rocking Bhajans till 9 pm

To view the live video feed, click on the following link: Alachua Temple Live (Courtesy of Krishna.com).

November 28, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: Catch it Live! Day 2

Festival of the Holy Name

Here are some thoughts, feelings and expressions from the first day of amazing 12 hours of Kirtan!

Radha Dainton

What a nite. AMAZING BHAJANS AND KIRTAN. I LOVE BEING A HARE KRISHNA. WHAT AN AMAZING BEAUTIFUL LIFE WE HAVE.

Yadu Rico

Had a great day with friends and family and amazing kirtan all day. 🙂 Had a wonderful day. 🙂

Rowita Ori

What a day….Priceless….! Kirtaniya Sada Hari!!

Chakrini

The waves of Kirtan are crashing, the sound of drums thundering in our hearts… and the demigods have responded with cooling showers… It’s ALL happening in Alachua!! ‎12 hours in… 12 hours to go… this is turning out to be maha magic!

Lali Shyam

Bliss! I am thankful for my beautiful family of kirtaniyas. Thank you Nitai Gaura Chandra!

Govinda Cordua

What an amazing day at the Festival of the Holy Name! Tomorrow we continue with another 12 hours of amazing kirtan.

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The LIVE webcast continues at 9:00 AM Saturday, November 27th (EST USA) and will continue until 9:00 PM and beyond.

Please visit the Festival Website for today’s line-up of Kirtaniyas including the Mayapuris, Chakrini, Madhava, Ananta-Vrindavan, Manu, Bada Haridas prabhu, Karnamrita and many, many more…

http://alachuakirtan.com/

http://www.krishna.com/alachua-24-hour-kirtan

Audio recordings, video clips and photos are being posted regularly throughout the festival on the Kulimela Association Facebook page, as well as the Festival of the Holy Names Facebook event page.

Brought to you by the Kuli Mela Association and ISKCON of Alachua. Live video webcast courtesy of Krishna.com.

November 27, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: Audio Recordings From Night 5

 

Festival of the Holy Name:

From Night 5, November 24th at the home of Govinda Romero in Alachua, Florida:

1. Link to an audio recording of Chakrini Devi leading Hari Haraya Namaha prayers.

2. Link to an audio recording of Visvambhar Sheth leading a Hare Krishna Maha Mantra kirtan.

3. Link to an audio recording of Madhava dasa leading a Hare Krishna Maha Mantra kirtan.

Thanks to Govinda Cordua for posting the audio recordings.

November 25, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, 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, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: Audio Recordings From Nights 3 & 4

Festival of the Holy Name!

From Night 3, November 22nd:

Link to an audio recording of Radhika dasi leading kirtan at Radha Govinda Mandir, Alachua, Florida.

From Night 4, November 23rd.

Link to an audio recording of Madhava dasa leading kirtan outside the homes of Govinda Syer and Tosan Krishna prabhus in Alachua, Florida.

Thanks to Govinda Cordua for posting the recordings.


November 24, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Related Topics @ Other Sites, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

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