ISKCON of Las Vegas

Krishna Lounge
8830 Maryland Pkwy, Suite 135
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 900-8674

Sunday Program at Krishna Lounge

Sunday Program at Krishna Lounge

with Special Guest, Gary Prabhu (dear friend of HH Radhanath Swami)

Special Guest Speaker Gary Prabhu (dear friend of HH Radhanath Swami [Official]) will be sharing his spiritual journey with us!! Please join us at 6:pm for Kirtan, Lecture and Light Prasadam

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About Gary Prabhu

Born in Chicago based Jewish family, Gary Liss, who is well known in ISKCON community as Gary Prabhu, is a true childhood friend of H. H. Radhanath Maharaj. They both studied together, played together, grew up together sharing ups and downs of their lives. And not only that, they even started their spiritual journey together in search of an Absolute Truth.

One who has read ‘The Journey Home’ written by Radhanath Swami, won’t need special introduction for Gary Prabhu. While on top of the mountain facing the Mediterranean Sea when maharaj was told by his inner voice to go to India, Gary Prabhu too heard a voice telling him to go to Israel. That day although both friends parted in order to follow their own path, till this day they both are loyal friends to each other.

Choosing different paths not only didn’t affect their friendship but he (Gary Prabhu) fully supports and helps cultivate the Krishna Conscious movement started by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, later carried forward by Srila Prabhupada, then H H Radhanath maharaj etc. He has helped organize many lectures throughout Los Angeles area and his effort has helped Maharaj change the lives of countless number of people.

By profession Gary Prabhu is a fitness trainer and coaches many famous celebrities in Hollywood and Malibu area. With his help people are not only keeping themselves fit on physical level but they have enthusiastically taken a vow to serve the devotees and have surrendered at the Lotus feet of Lord Krishna.

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Thursday Night at Krishna Lounge Dec 19 2013

185006_107520049405079_1032671030_nJoin us this Thursday night for some enlightened nightlife! Doors open at 6:00 pm for relaxation, chanting, spiritual conversation, and vegetarian dinner. Come as you are and bring a friend!

Details for this week:

6:00pm – Doors Open

6:30 – Introduction to Krishna Lounge

6:30 – Kirtan

6:50 – Devotional story time by HG Caru Prabhu

7:15 – Q & A

7:30 – Vegetarian Dinner: Italian Night!

8:00 – more Kirtan!!!

11:00pm – Close

Please come as you are, there is no formality here so dress casually.  There is never a fee charged.  We are a Non-Profit Organization and are supported by your donations. See you at the Lounge!

HG Caru Prabhu’s Biography:

Best known worldwide for successful and elaborate Color Festivals that have caught national attention.
Initiated 1970 in Australia, President of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane temple there (1970 -1975).
President Berkeley (1975 – 1978) Life member ship Director Los Angeles Temple 1980-1990.
Founded the Spansh Fork Utah temple and later the Salt Lake City Center.
Listed in in various utah publications as a “Top 100 Performer” In Utah, Provo Daily Herald, Salt Lake City Weekly, Catalyst Magazine. Podcasts on I tunes have racked up about 150,000 downloads.

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Thursday Night at Krishna Lounge Dec 12 2013

1501507_1444141402474080_582045121_oJoin us this Thursday night for some enlightened nightlife! Doors open at 6:00 pm for relaxation, chanting, spiritual conversation, and vegetarian dinner. Come as you are and bring a friend!

Details for this week:

6:00pm – Doors Open

6:30 – Introduction to Krishna Lounge

6:30 – Kirtan

6:50 – Devotional story time

7:15 – Q & A

7:30 – Vegetarian Dinner: Indian Night!

8:00 – more Kirtan!!!

11:00pm – Close

Please come as you are, there is no formality here so dress casually.  There is never a fee charged.  We are a Non-Profit Organization and are supported by your donations. See you at the Lounge!

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Sunday Program at Krishna Lounge Dec 8 2013

Sunday Program

Please join us this Sunday December 8, 2013 at 6pm for a night of Kirtan, Lecture and light prasadam.

Our special speaker will be Gurudas, Srila Prabhupad disciple.  Gurudas will speak about his pastimes with Srila Prabhupad and his current role in the movement created by SrilaPrabhupad called International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the 60’s.

Gurudas’ Biography:

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As a staff member of the Northern Student Movement, Gurudas worked on the Harlem Education Project, and took part in the Civil rights struggle in the North and the south, from 1963 to 1965.

Gurudas, first met His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, on January 17 1967, at the San Francisco airport.

He and wife Jamuna were initiated on April 7, 1967

As an instrument in Lord Krishna’s plan, Gurudas helped in beginning the San Francisco Sri Sri Radha Krishna.
Three couples were then sent by Prabhupad to London, where Gurudas became the temple president.
After befriending the Beatles, Sriman George Harrison agreed to produce two singles and one album of the London devotees.  “The Hare Krishna Mantra” soon became the fastest selling hit single for Apple records, “Govinda” another hit, prompted Gurudas to lead a core group to tour and preach throughout Europe. The London yatra became very successful.  Gurudas also helped in acquiring the Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Prabhupad then requested that Gurudas lead a party of seventeen devotees into India, where he assisted in forming the Bombay, New Delhi, and Calcutta temples. Prabhupad then asked Gurudas to oversee the construction of the Krishna Balaram Temple in Vrindavan, India.

Gurudas also met with the United States Ambassador Kenneth Keating, and introduced Prabhupad to him. Through this contact, I.S.K.C.O.N. procured two tons of grains for prasadam food distribution, from the U.S. ” Food for Peace” program. Prabhupad called Gurudas “our ambassador of good will,” as he met and dealt with Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, as well as many of Indian Cabinet Ministers, and government officials.

The Radha Damodar Traveling Sam Kirtan Party, called after Gurudas’s Sanyassi initiation, and he led a bus party on a Pacific-Northwest speaking and educational tour, in many colleges and universities in the United States. Back in Europe Gurudas led a another bus to Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Britain.

In 1975, Prabhupad asked Gurudas to go to “The Communist Countries”, where he and Gyanasham, went to Poland; Hungry Yugoslavia; Chekoslavakia; Romania; and Bulgaria. Gurudas lectured in many venues, and placed Prabhupad’s books in the Eastern European Universities, and homes.

In 1977, Prabhupad requested Gurudas to go to Lebanon, where he spearheaded a United Nations-Iskcon food distribution program, and preached clandestinely in the war torn country.

Prabhupad then blessed Gurudas’s wish to study and reflect. Since then Gurudas has worked with the Hare Krishna youth, and participates in many gatherings of Vaishnavas. Gurudas has also written three books, and made two films, and plays percussion and reads poetry in a musical project.

Gurudas currently works with the homeless; the Visually impaired and with mentally challenged people, as a job counselor. He has a private counseling practise.

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