It gives us immense pleasure to inform you all that due to our good fortune HH Bhakti Charu Maharaj is visiting ISKCON Richmond Bhakti Vriksha next week on Tuesday, the 5th of June. This is the first time Maharaj is visiting Richmond Bhakti Vriksha. Here is little bit about Maharaj:
HH Bhakti Charu Swami born in East Bengal in 1945 and spent most of his early life in urban Calcutta.At the age of 25 he went to Germany for higher education. In 1976 he joined ISKCON. During his first meeting with ISKCON’s founder, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, he was instructed to translate Prabhupada’s books into Bengali. Soon afterwards, Prabhupada awarded him first and second initiations simultaneously, and appointed him as his secretary for Indian affairs. About three months later Prabhupada gave him sannyasa.
In 1987 Bhakti Charu Swami became a member of the Governing Body Commission and an initiating ISKCON Guru. He has gained respect throughout the movement for his scholarship and Vaisnava qualities. In 1996, he embarked on a 104 episode television mega-series on the life of Prabhupada called Abhay Caran in conjunction with the Indian National Television. He is one of the pioneers of the VIHE in Vrindavan, and taught Vaishnava Etiquette in 1987 and 1988, and Brihat Bhagavatamrita in 1989.
In February 2006, Bhakti Charu Swami built a temple with three huge altars for the worship of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan and Sri Sri Krishna Balaram. This temple is situated in the holy town of Ujjain. The Ujjain ISKCON temple under the direction of Bhakti Charu Swami feeds 23,000 school children per day. To facilitate this feeding project Bhakti Charu Swami built a 6,000 sq ft (560 m2) industrial kitchen. This feeding project has plans to feed up to 100,000 children.
There will be two separate programs on Tuesday, June 5th:
Morning class on Srimad Bhagvatam
Venue – 4401 Breezy Bay Circle, Apartment # 207, Henrico. VA 23233
Phone – 570 236 0200
Time – 07:30am – 08:30am
Evening class on “Essence of Bhagvad Gita”
Venue – 11517 Dublin Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone – 804 519 2852
Time – 06:00pm – 08:00pm
There will be breakfast and dinner prasadam for respective events.
Please do not miss this rare opportunity to associate with a pure devotee. Come with your friends and family.
Thank you very much.