You know, I am a simple German village boy, so to me, virtual reality is without virtue.
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Gaura Purnima in Second Life
by Satya devi dasi
Feb 25, USA (SUN) — Don’t have plans for Gaura Purnima, don’t live near a Temple, or just curious? Come visit Bhaktiville in Second Life and celebrate the opening of the new Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple. Second Life is an online, virtual reality community where many devotees have temples.
To find out more about Second Life, click here. We’re at Archers 186, 229, 33, or search in Events for Krishna. Come visit Bhaktiville and join the celebration!
Our schedule for Gaura Purnima is as follows (all times are Pacific Standard Time):
* 10 am: Fireworks and official opening ceremonies, Arati and Deity Flower Shower
* 11 am: Fireworks and lecture and greetings from Bhaktiville’s residents: Bhakti Thor, Bhakti Mimulus, and Dasi Lane
* 12 am: Fireworks and Virtual Prasadam at the Greenhouse Cafe, followed by tour of the grounds. Program will be repeated again at 3 pm
* 3 pm: Fireworks and opening ceremonies, Arati and Deity Flower Shower
* 4 pm: Fireworks and lecture and greetings from Bhaktiville’s residents: Bhakti Thor, Bhakti Mimulus, and Dasi Lane
* 5 pm: Fireworks and Virtual Prasadam at the Greenhouse Café, followed by tour of the grounds.
Bhaktiville is always open and we have created it for the pleasure of the devotees. We have many things for your spiritual enjoyment.
1. Sri Sri Radha Krsna are available for darshan any time of the day or night.
2. Offer your obeisances or a flower to the Deities.
3. Sit in the temple or Srila Prabhupada’s garden and chant japa.
4. Find the hidden grotto for meditation.
5. Sit by the ocean and read Srila Prabhupada’s books.
6. Sit on the pier by the ocean and watch videos or pick up some free gifts from the vendor.
7. Go to the Greenhouse Café—a relaxing atmosphere where virtual prasadam is served daily. Check out the cookbook for vegetarian recipes.
8. We have many animals in Bhaktiville—sheep, birds, our cows wander and float around, and our cat Kesava is very friendly.
Look forward to seeing you there! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Hare Krishna!
It’s hard to comprehend virtual Krishna consciousness. What about virtual prasadam? Virtual chanting? What does the word VIRTUAL mean? If it’s the same as ACTUAL, then why would one replace the other? I think ACTUAL KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS would be all we need.
Virtual… I don’t know. It just seems like word jugglery.