AN INVITATION TO THE 2020
Sri Rupa Goswami Conference on Vaishnavism
VRINDAVANA’S PREMIER SEMINAR ON VAISHNAVISM FOR THREE DECADES
under the auspices of
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja
Now in our Sixteenth Year
July 31, August 1 & 2 2020
Gopīnāth Bhavan - Rūpa Sanātana Gauḍiya Math - Vrindavan
Srila 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.
Thirty years ago, at the Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math in Seva Kunj, Vrindavana, Srila BV Narayana Maharaja convened a three-day conference to discuss the glories of Srila Rupa Goswami. The conference continues to this day, every Jhulan, in Hindi in the evenings at the Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math. Fifteen years ago, Srila Maharaja began English morning sessions 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. While we don’t expect a large crowd to the English morning sessions, we do promise a comfortable assembly of like-minded scholars and attentive listeners.
Conference Venue: Top floor of Gopinath Bhavan, located on the Parikrama Marg next to Imli Tala in the Seva Kunj area. An elevator is available (maybe). This year's Program will be sent in a few days.
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.
To create your own local conference, please see this link for ideas and suggestions.