AN INVITATION TO THE 2018

Sri Rupa Goswami Conference on Vaishnavism

VRINDAVANA’S PREMIER SEMINAR ON VAISHNAVISM FOR THREE DECADES

under the auspices of

Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja

AUGUST 23 · 24 · 25 · 2018

08rupagosvamiSrila Rupa Goswami is revered in the Gaudiya Vaishnava community as the chief of the Six Goswamis, the direct disciples of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. His voluminous body of literature –treatises, dramas, and poetry – were written following the instructions of Sriman Mahaprabhu and comprise the theology of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.  

For thirty years, the Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math, under the guidance of Srila B.V. Narayana Maharaja, has held a conference (conducted in Hindi) to discuss the glories of Srila Rupa Goswami. Fourteen years ago, Srila Maharaja began English morning sessions, and they continue at nearby Gopinath Bhavan. The conference is a forum for Vaishnavas and scholars to speak on the glories of Srila Rupa Goswami and various aspects of Vaishnavism in relation to him, as well as to engage in extended discussion on these subjects. It is meant to enliven the Vaishnava community with topics that are relevant to their devotional practice and about which they are eager to hear.  

It is my honor on behalf of the conference to invite you to attend the Sri Rupa Goswami Conference on Vaishnavism. An international assembly of distinguished scholars will be speaking and we welcome your participation. We don’t expect a large crowd to the English morning sessions, but we do promise a comfortable assembly of like-minded scholars and attentive listeners. The venue is on the top floor of Gopinath Bhavan, which is located on the Parikrama Marg next to Imli Tala in the Seva Kunj area. Our Program is listed below. 

Last year, for the first time, we began live streaming of the Rupa Goswami Conference. It will be continued this year. You can view the videos on the following Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/Rupa-Goswami-Conference-123213948300853/. We will be posting the videos as the conference is in session, but they can also be viewed on the Facebook page at any time.

The Rupa Goswami Conference now has a Youtube address: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiMohk9SKrmm8f-eYG2K8MQ We are in the process of uploading videos of past conferences. 

Your servant,
Manjari dasi

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PROGRAM

SRI RUPA GOSWAMI CONFERENCE ON VAISHNAVISM

VRINDAVANA’S PREMIER SEMINAR ON VAISHNAVISM FOR THREE DECADES

under the auspices of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

AUGUST 23 · 24 · 25 · 2018

Gopinath Bhavan · Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math · Vrindavan

THURSDAY · AUGUST 23 · Srila Rupa Gosvami Tirobhava Mahotsava

Sunrise Lectures · Rupa Gosvami’s Samadhi  

Conference Breakfast   ·   8:15   ·   Doughnuts and Kicheri

Morning Session  Gopinath Bhavan  ·  8:45 to 12:30

  • Bhakti Sangita                        Yan Kali Rupa             Sriman Krsnadasa
  • Sri Padmanabha Goswami                 Introduction to the Rupa Goswami Conference
  • Srimad BV Visnudaivata Maharaja     Viralambha Rasa of Srimati Radhika in Sri Rupa
  • Gosvami's Ujjvala Nilamani
  • Srimati Vrindavana Vilasini   dasi      Mahaprabhu’s Dearest Antaranga Devotee
  • Srimad BV Padmanabha Maharaja     To Be Announced
  • Sri Pancha Gauda dasa                       Sri Upadesamrta
  • Sri Mukunda Datta dasa                     Sri Ujjvala-nilamani
  • Sri Rohininandan dasa                                      To Be Announced
  • Srimad BV Madhava Maharaja           To Be Announced
  • Bhakti Sangita                        Sri Purushottam Babaji

Evening Session   Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math  ·  5:00 to 8:30

  • Mangalacharana/ Sabhapati  Srimad Bhaktisarvasva Govinda Maharaja
  • Chief Guest                              Sri Padmanabha Goswami
  • Moderator                              Srimad Bhaktivedanta Tirtha Maharaja
  • Distinguished Speaker             Sri Ramachandra Prabhu
  • Speakers                                  Srimad Bhaktivedanta Sridhara Maharaja, Srimad Priyananda Vana Maharaja, Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narasimha Maharaja, Sri Tamala Krsna Brahmacari, Sri Vamsivadana Brahmacari, Sri Uttama Krsna Brahmacari 

FRIDAY · AUGUST 24 

Conference Breakfast   ·   8:15   ·   Cinnamon Rolls and Flat Rice with Kadhi

Morning Session  Gopinath Bhavan  ·  8:45 to 12:30

  • Bhakti Sangita                        Sri Rupa Manjari Pada           Sri Jahnava devi
  • Ram Shraddha dasa                            To Be Announced
  • Kumari Savita                                    What is the Mano’bhistha of Mahaprabhu?
  • Ramesh dasa                                       What is the Speciality of Rupa Goswami
  • Tosan Krishna dasa                            We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us
  • Srimati Savitri dasi                              Rupa Goswami, Distributor of Supreme Consciousness
  • Abhishek Goswami                            To Be Announced
  • Srimati Uma Didi                                Rupa Gosvami’s Visesa Avadana
  • Srimad BV Vana Maharaja                  The Glories of Rupa Gosvamipada
  • Bhakti Sangeet                        Srimad Paramananda dasa Babaji Maharaja

Evening Session   Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math  ·  5:00 to 8:30

  • Sabhapati                                Dr. Acyuta lal Bhatta
  • Moderator                              Srimad Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaja
  • Distinguished Speaker             Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vana Maharaja
  • Speakers                                  Sri Paramesvari Brahmacari, Sri Madhava Priya Brahmacari, Sri Sanjaya Brahmacari, Sri Rohininandana dasa, Sri Dhira Krsna dasa, Sri Radhanatha dasa, 

SATURDAY · AUGUST 25 

Conference Breakfast   ·   8:15   ·   Dokla with Imli Chutney and Pakoras

Morning Session  Gopinath Bhavan  ·  8:45 to 12:30

  • Bhakti Sangeet                        Sri Madhukar dasa
  • Sri Srivatsa Goswami             The Fruit of Rupa Goswami’s Seva, Sri Govinda Deva
  • Sri Krsna Karunya Brahmacari           The Hidden Meaning of Srila Rupa Goswami’s Definition of Uttama Bhakti
  • Srimati Vichitri dasi                            Rupa Goswami’s Heaps of Treasures
  • Sri Nityananda dasa                            The Music of Rupa Goswami’s Poetry
  • Srimati Poonam dasi                          The Glories of Rupa Goswami             
  • Sri Vasanta dasa                                  Tan Nama Rupa Caritadi
  • Sri Dhira Krsna dasa                           The Sequential Development of Prema Bhakti
  • Dr. Achyuta lal Bhatta                        Parakiya Bhava and Upapati Bhava, From the Perspective of Rupa, Jiva, and Visvanath                 

 

Evening Session   Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math  ·  5:00 to 8:30

  • Sabhapati                                Srimad Prema dasa Babaji Maharaja
  • Moderator                              Sri Radha Madhava dasa
  • Distinguished Speaker             Srimad Bhaktisvarupa Govinda Maharaja
  • Speakers                                  Srimad Bhaktivedanta Visnudaivata Maharaja, Sri Jitendra dasa, Sri Krsna dasa, Sri Sundargopala dasa, Sri Gokulacandra
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