Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Temporary temple cat #10


This little guy, around 1 year old – sweet, affectionate, talkative, strong, well-behaved (knew where to take a leak and where not to) – turned up outside the temple one evening, crying. We found out he came from Hisingen but his owners didn't care about him. He put up at the temple for the night – took darshan from the Deities, honored a few plates of prasadam (spiritualized food, in this case some pumpkin-subji and rice), listened to Srila Prabhupada chanting Hare Krishna all night long, and got a Vaisnava cat name, Nrisimhadeva. The day after we took him to Djurskyddet, where they promised to find him a new home. The rumour is all around in Cat World: Go to Nimaihuset, good place, nice people, spiritual progress.


The other 9:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Contemplations on Guru-Tattva


by Patita Pavana das

Krishna consciousness is still quite young in the West. Only 50 years ago, Srila Prabhupada came and made it known around the world. That is just 2 generations, given a generation of 25 years. Therefore, there are still many misconceptions about the concept of Guru-Tattva and how it reveals itself in this world.

If you first consult the Bhagavad Gita, you can see that the original Guru or spiritual master is Krishna Himself. In one verse it is said that remembrance, knowledge and forgetting come from Him. That means then, that everything anyone in this world could know has its origin in Him. He is Bhagavan and Bhagavan is described in the Tattva-Sandharba by Jiva Goswami as Lord of all energies. He works through his energies, and the original energy from which every other emerges is Srimati Radharani.

Guru-Tattva is a work of Radharani, through which She reveals Krishna. Only through the will of Guru-Tattva can we know Him, otherwise not. As Srila Sridhar Maharaj said, "The finite cannot know the infinite, but the infinite would not be infinite if He could not make Himself understood by the finite." And if that understanding is going on, this revelation, then this transaction takes place through Guru-Tattva.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Vegetarisk matlagningskurs



6 tisdagar med start 9:e oktober ger Mahahari Prabhu från Restaurang Sattva en ny kurs i vegetarisk matlagning där han delar med sig av sina kunskaper och trick. 

Tid: Tisdagar kl 18.30.

Pris: 100 kr per tillfälle, eller 500 kr för alla 6.

Plats: Nimaihuset

Anmälan senast dagen innan.

För anmälan, information och frågor, ring Magnus/Mahahari: 0707-74 36 84
eller maila: nimai.arts@gmail.com


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Two prominent visits

We are very happy to invite you to satsanga – association with Truth, the rarest thing in this world – twice in August.

Friday the 10th august and Saturday the 11th we are visited by Sripad B.R. Sidhanti Maharaj, disciple of Srila B.V. Puri Maharaj, one of the siksa-gurus of our guru Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj.

Sripad Bhakti Raksak Sidhanti Maharaj


Friday 10th August 19.00
Saturday 11th August 17.00

Bhajans, lecture, Q&A, and afterwards a delicious meal. 

All free of charge.  


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And Monday the 20th August and Tuesday the 21st August we are visted by Srimad B.N. Swami Maharaj – disciple of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, the sannyasa-guru of our guru Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj and a great favorite in Nimaihuset.
Srimad B.N. Swami Maharaj was born into Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and raised by him from the age of 11. He is an original trustee and Acharya of his Math. This is such a fantastic visit that we can not find words for it.

Srimad Bhakti Nandan Swami Maharaj


Monday 20th August 19.00
Tuesday 21st August 19.00

Bhajans, lecture, Q&A, and afterwards a delicious meal. 

All free of charge.  

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

"No death of consciousness – just death of the body"

Material science in its avantgarde form quantum physics is making serious progress on what is called "The big problem of consciousness". (The spiritual understanding is that consciousness is the symptom of the soul, what we really are.) This article is particularly interesting since Sir Roger Penrose is a well respected, famous and prized professor emeritus at the Oxford University and the article was originally published at the British MSM newspaper The Express.

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Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics

By Sean Martin


The possibility of life after death is one of the greatest mysteries of humanity, but now experts are claiming that there is no death of consciousness – just death of the body. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Easter mela 2018

A sweet report from this year's Vrinda Europe Easter mela in the Bavarian Alps, with Srila Gurumaharaj and devotees from Europe and South America. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Do you like hot potatoes?

B.A Paramadvaiti Swami


If your answer is "yes" you should be very grateful to South America, because those potatoes were first cultivated in Peru. By the grace of the Infinite Seed Giver, there are thousands of varieties of delicious potatoes.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Show me your papers


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Prasadam distribution in Gårda Loppis fleamarket


Last Sunday it was time again for the twice-yearly fleamarket Loppis på Gårda, in the backyard of the temple, where we as usual distributed Prasadam – spiritualized food – to a bunch of hipsters, hippies, ravers, alternatives, and some just quite normal people too. The sun was shining, the DJs were working, the sellers were selling, the shoppers were shopping, and the devotees were distributing the mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the form of blessed dal and rice, some 80+ servings. A few pictures:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Natures Hidden Teachers

Yew (Taxus Baccata) 




"The Blessed Lord said: There is a banyan tree which has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns. One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas." (Bhagavad Gita, 15:1)

Yews have held a fascination for me since a very young age. The very aura around this tree conjures the imagination and feelings of awe. Something of the infinite seems to reach out and touch you when standing under the boughs of a venerable and aged yew. It is this tree that sparked my lifelong love of trees.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj in Nimaihuset


Thursday the 15th March to Tuesday the 20th, our spiritual master Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj visits Sweden and Nimaihuset. We are very happy to invite you to satsanga five evenings:


Thursday 15 March 18.00
Friday  16 March 18.00
Saturday 17 March 17.00
Sunday 17 March 18.00
Monday  19 March 18.00


The programs include bhajans and lecture with Q&A, 
and afterwards a nice vegetarian meal will be served. 
All free of charge.


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Don't miss this rare and invaluable opportunity!


Warm welcome! 


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Srila Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Maharaj is a travelling Gaudiya Vaisnava sannyasi/monk, disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, and founder Acharya of Vrinda Mission. He is the General Secretary of World Vaisnava Association and member of United Nations of the Spirit, and among his projects are Oida Therapy, World Conscious Pact, and University of Ancient Wisdom.
   

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oida-kurs på tisdagar

Över linjen


12 tisdagar kl 18.00 med start 13 mars ger Nimaihuset en kurs, andra omgången, baserad på den lilla Oida-boken Healing faith (2017). Ämnet är nihilism* och andlighet. Nihilism som ett epokalt, samtida, föga känt, globalt fenomen. Vad det är, var den kommer från, vad dess verkningar är, vad farorna och möjligheterna är – och hur man övervinner den, och det är här andligheten kommer in. Ytterst handlar det om en inre omställning, med kunskap och verktyg.

Mål
Att klarna blicken på den samtida situationen genom det perspektiv som presenteras i Healing faith
Att medvetandegöra objekten för vår inneboende benägenhet till tro – var vi placerar den, och vart vi sålunda är på väg. 
Att ta ut en fokuserad riktning. Med kunskap och praktiker, individuellt anpassade.

Kursen är gratis, men man behöver boken (20 kr i Nimaihuset).
Boken är på engelska men kursen hålls på svenska.

Tid: 18.00 Tisdagar fr o m 13 mars
Plats: Nimaihuset, Underåsgatan 24
Anmälan och information: nimai.arts@gmail.com, eller telefon: 031-405 108


Boken Healing faith är en introduktion till Paramadvaiti Swamis Oida Therapy 
och kan läsas on-line här


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*Nihilism: Tros- eller tankesystem eller filosofisk position som förnekar alla absoluta värden och en inneboende mening med livet. Kan också kallas fulländningen av materiellt medvetande – "Jag är kroppen".
Nihilismen är en naturlig konsekvens av 1700-talets Upplysning och är namnet på vår epok. Den kallas 
av de intellektuella 1900-talets (och än mer 2000-talets) stora problem. Den är dock inget ont i sig utan en fas i medvetandets evolution, där nästa steg är uppåt/inåt: andligt medvetande, och därför i förlängningen en potentiell klivsten till Transcendens och ytterst Självförverkligande.



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Vegetarisk matlagningskurs på tisdagar



6 tisdagar med start 6:e mars ger Magnus/Mahahari från Restaurang Sattva en ny kurs i vegetarisk matlagning där han delar med sig av sina kunskaper och trick. 

Tid: Tisdagar kl 18.30.

Pris: 100 kr per tillfälle, eller 500 kr för alla 6.

Plats: Nimaihuset

Anmälan senast dagen innan.

För anmälan, information och frågor, ring Magnus/Mahahari: 0707-74 36 84
eller Nimaihuset: 031-405 108
eller maila: nimai.arts@gmail.com


Srimad Bhagavatam-class on Thursdays


Warm welcome on Thursdays at 18.00, starting 8 March, to Srimad Bhagavatam-class with me.

Srimad Bhagavatam is the ripe fruit of the Vedas – dancing Vedanta on rhymed sanskrit, absolutely miraculous. It is the literary incarnation of Krishna, and one of the main scriptures of Gaudiya Vaishnavism

We start at 18 and go on with class and Q&A till 19-20, and afterwards some tea for those who want.

Looking forward to seeing you,
Sevananda das


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Saturday Feast



Warm welcome on Saturday evenings
to Nimaihuset's Saturday Feast!
17.00.
Every week since 2006.

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With:
Bhajans (mantra music meditation),
lecture on spirituality,
and prasadam – spiritualized vegetarian food

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A spiritual refill for body, mind and soul.
All free of charge. 
The only thing we ask for is your company...

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Address, telephone, mail, and map here


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