The latest news
July 9th, 2007The standstill in production tells you things haven't evolved much since last November. I still have a bunch of unprocessed materials (ca. 20 hours of video and probably as much in audio), and I still don't have a machine with enough kick to effectively work with video — and I certainly don't have the time (or the patience) needed for doing serious video work with this light-weight laptop. To help us out with this, read on.
November 29th, 2006Not much newsworthy has been going on at Lake of Flowers Productions for a few months now.
July 2nd, 2006Newsletter for week 26 is available. The debute issue of the new Gaudiya Kutir newsletter is available, featuring columns for Lake of Flowers Productions, Gaudiya Kutir Wiki and other ongoing projects. Newsletter archives are hosted in Gaudiya Kutir Wiki. Read the current newsletter online, here.
June 23rd, 2006Newsletter for week 25 is available. An important announcement about the newsletter — the Lake of Flowers newsletter is merging with the Gaudiya Kutir newsletter, the first revised edition is coming out next Friday.
June 9th, 2006Newsletter for week 23 is available. With that, Lake of Flowers Productions is taking a two-week break in releasing new productions. The next video will be available on June 22nd.
June 2nd, 2006Newsletter for week 22 is available. The video for the week brings us to the many temples in the village of Radha-kunda, featuring songs from the month of Niyama-seva.
May 26th, 2006Newsletter for week 21 is available. This week, Lake of Flowers returns to memories of Niyama-seva, that sacred month amidst October-November, embarking on an hour-long parikrama with kirtan around Radha-kunda.
May 20th, 2006Newsletter for week 20 is available. Coming out a day late due to technical difficulties, this week at Lake of Flowers saw the release of the first (of five) episode of the Holi-series and the audio recording of Kartta Sri Krishna Das Baba's memorial festival.
May 12th, 2006Newsletter for week 19 is available. Today's newsletter features an announcement on our relationship with Gaudiya Kutir, an organization established to further the aims of the classical alignments of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Two new releases from the festivals of Siddha Krishna Das Baba and Siddha Madhusudan Das Baba, and two updated releases – featured in more detail than before.
May 5th, 2006Newsletter for week 18 is available. This week's newsletter features as a double entry, including the releases from week 17 too – this mysterious week that seems to have vanished altogether... Time flies, does it not. Five new releases, re-processed entries, small updates.
April 21st, 2006Newsletter for week 16 is available. This week's mailing features our weekly video and audio entries, fills you in on the appearance of a new, exciting video format that offers near-DVD quality video for a file size less than VCD, and discusses a number of other interesting developments.
April 12th, 2006Newsletter for week 15 is available. This week we announced one new video entry, the uncut adhivasa-kirtan of Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji, and two re-published audio entries, along with news on a host of improvements on the site. Read the newsletter online, here.
April 4th, 2006We have returned to the land where the Internet works. The revisions of the Lake of Flowers site have begun. The first batch of improvements has now been released into a live environment. You'll notice that:
• We are now offering direct links to individual files.
• Entries can be sorted according to different criteria.
• A search engine has been added.
• Links to individual entries in the series are available.
November 11th, 2005The media collection during the month of Kartika is well underway. We already have a stack of video and audio recordings from a good number of festivals, kirtans, lectures and so forth. We'll start processing the raw material in early December once we're back in the West, and the first productions should be available for download by mid-December.
September 30th, 2005The Lake of Flowers Kartika project is about to launch off!
October 7th: Siddha Sri Krishna Das Babaji of Govardhan, tirobhava-festival.
October 15th: Tirobhava-festivals of Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Raghunath Das Goswami and Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami.
October 16th: Radha-Krishna's Saradiya Rasa-yatra.
October 22nd: Narottama Das Thakur Mahasaya's tirobhava-festival.
October 24th: Bahulashtami, the appearance day of Sri Radha-kunda - midnight bathing in the kunda.
November 1st: Dipavali.
November 2nd: Annakuta-mahotsava, Govardhan-puja.
November 9th: Dhananjaya Pandit Goswami's tirobhava-festival.
November 15th: Sri-Sri Radha-Krishna's Rasa Yatra, festival of Mahaprabhu's going to Vrindavan.
May 28th, 2005Our affiliate program has been opened. Send traffic to Lake of Flowers – receive a free DVD for every 250 visitors referred! Read the affiliate page for more information.
May 24th, 2005Our press release has been sent out, we are officially open and active now — busy processing the big pile of material accumulated over the spring at Radha-kunda.