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Nine ISKCON Scarborough devotees attended the 3 day Deity worship Seminar in New Vrindavan (West Virginia) from Dec 5th to Dec 7th 2014
ISKCON Scarborough devotees with HG Malati DD and HG Jayananda prabhu
Here is an article from www.planetiskcon.com about the recent Deity Worship Seminar
New Vrindaban Hosts Its Second Deity Worship Seminar
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By New Vrndavan, USA ( December 9, 2014 at 6:00 am) · Filed under Uncategorized
Sunday morning, Dec. 7, was the last day of the Deity Worship Seminars here in New Vrindaban. This was the second Deity Worship Seminar taught by His Grace Jayananda prabhu in New Vrindaban. Jayananda explained, “We did a very short seminar last year, but we wanted to increase the depth of this seminar. So this weekend we offered a full 20 hours of study. It was very detailed but it is going well.” ISKCON Deity Worship Minister for North America Jayananda is a disciple of Bhakti-Tirtha Swami, and was trained in Deity Worship at the Mayapur Academy in West Bengal.
The 26 participants, from such places as D.C. and Potomac, MD, and including New Vrindaban’s pujaris, learned about how the Lord is present in His deity form, as well as the goal and proper mood of deity worship, dressing, mantras, mudras and festival abhisheks.
Jayananda prabhu, carefully trained in all aspects of Deity worship, leading the seminar in NV.
One pujari gentleman from the Washington, D.C. area said, “These workshops are reinforcing many things I’ve already learned in deity worship, plus I’m learning so many new things. Plus, I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit New Vrindaban! It’s beautiful here!”
One pujari woman told us, “Jayananda prabhu is very approachable, and easy to understand. He makes these seminars very clear to everyone. I appreciate that. We can even ask him about any Deity issues we have, and he seems happy to help.”
Srila Prabhupada’s vision for New Vrindaban included spiritual education, focused on loving Krsna, as one of the 5 main goals for this community. The association of the devotees, focused around important Krsna conscious themes, such as proper deity worship, is the life of a devotee. New Vrindaban is looking forward to hosting many more such programs in the future.
An attentive crowd listens carefully.
Over 25 devotees attended.