Disciples and friends of Satsvarupa das Goswami Maharaja
To honor SDG Maharaja on the occasion of his Vyasa Puja, the 80th anniversary of his all-auspicious appearance in this world.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall
845 Hudson Avenue
Stuyvesant Falls, New York 12173
There is plenty of parking near the Hall. The facility is just a few minutes’ walk from SDG’s home at 909 Albany Ave.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 – 10:30 A.M. – Kirtana
10:30 – 11:15 A.M. – Talk by SDG Maharaja
11:15 – 12:00 P.M. – Homages from disciples and friends
12:00 – 12:30 P.M. – Puspanjali
12:30 – 1:00 P.M. – Arati
1:00 — 2:00 P.M. – Presentation of book and distribution
2:00 – 3:00 P.M. – Prasadam
Although this event takes place on Ekadasi according to the calendar, the fasting for this Ekadasi takes place on December 8. So a full feast will still be served on December 7th.
Since Vyasa Puja falls on Gita-Jayanti this year, we heartily welcome devotees who wish to stay and read Bhagavad-gita together at the close of the festivities.
“I request as many devotees as possible to attend so we can feel the family spirit strongly. I become very satisfied when we are all gathered together.”
“”So this Vyasa Puja means one day in a year, on the birthday of the spiritual master, because he is representative of Vyasa—he is delivering the same knowledge which has come down by disciplic succession without any change—he is offered the respect. And the spiritual master receives all honor, all contribution, on behalf of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, not for his own person. . . . As we have received the knowledge from upwards, similarly, this respect also goes from downward to the upward. This is the process.
“Krsna says, acarya mam vijaniyat, ‘Never disregard the acarya or consider him your equal in any sense.’ These are the words of Sri Krsna Himself whereby the jiva is to be benefited. The seat of the acarya . . . was conferred on him by his Gurudeva.”