Please accept my dandavat pranam. I am writing to invite all the devotees
of our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math family to participate in the annual
Rainbow Gathering Prasadam Distribution Seva.
Following on from last year's huge success, this year's gathering is
likely to be held in beautiful Northern California with an expected
attendance in excess of 50,000. That means that literally tens of thousands
of plates of Krishna Prasadam will be prepared, cooked and distributed
to the thousands of people who gather at this unique event.
Not only is it a very uplifting service opportunity for the aspiring
devotees, but also it offers a unique and valuable opportunity for thousands
of persons who are newly introduced to Krishna Consciousness and Guru
Seva to experience the association of aspiring devotees in a very powerful
spiritually dynamic service environment. Anyone who is excited about
sharing the practice and teachings of our Guru-varga will find this
to be an outstanding experience of Krishna Consciousness on all levels.
We need as many devotees as possible to come and participate in this
nourishing and enlivening event. You will have your heart deeply touched
and will make many new friends in the service of His Divine Grace Srila
Throughout each day, kids and older persons alike, approach our kitchen
offering their help, and are directed to the kitchen seva, which includes
cutting vegetables, rolling chapatis and making sweets. Some hearty
souls enthusiastically clean the pots and cooking utensils or volunteer
to haul the trash or carry bhoga.
It's extremely inspiring to see so many people come forward in a grateful
mood of giving. And to witness them receive an engagement in devotional
service ensuring their present and future spiritual benefit is a most
significant and rewarding experience. Last year's service effort was
an enormous success on many levels and was acknowledged and appreciated
by the gathering elders, organizers, and the thousands who attended.
Most significantly of all, it was appreciated by His Divine Grace Srila
Govinda Maharaj whose gracious glance makes it all possible and truly
This year's Rainbow Gathering Service Opportunity will commence around
June 15th and extend through July 10th. The 4th of July is usually the
high point of attendance at the gathering. If you can come for the whole
event that's great, but even a few days help or participation in any
capacity will be much appreciated. If you are looking for a dynamic
service opportunity where unlimited preaching and service engagements
abound this is it!
As Lord Krishna states in the Gita:
ye yatha mam prapadyante, tams tathaiva
"As they all surrender to me, giving service energy... I certainly
reward them accordingly."
By giving ourselves to Guru Seva we get more service energy. And service
rendered at the time of great need draws the greatest mercy from Sri
Guru and Sri Gauranga. Let it flow!!
For more information or travel arrangements,
please contact Nitya Hari Prabhu at:
If you would like to assist
with a donation, tax-deductible contributions for this seva program
can be made directly online through Pay Pal at the Global Service Foundation
Web Site at: globalservicefoundation.org
Checks and money orders are
also gladly received via conventional mail at:
Global Service Foundation
343 Soquel Ave. Suite 87
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Thank you for your support,
and again, my heartfelt dandavat pranam to all the worldwide family
Aspiring in service to Sri Sri
Guru Gauranga, Sri Sri Anu Giriraj, and the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math,
Global Service Foundation, Inc.
755 Bertelsen Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402