About Pacific Dharma
About Pacific Dharma
We humbly request that you chant
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
And your life will be sublime
The following declaration is the mission statement by His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada upon registering
the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) in 1966.
- To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
- To propagate a consciousness of Krishna (God), as it is revealed in the great scriptures of India, Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
- To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, thus developing the idea within the members, and humanity at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).
- To teach and encourage the Sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy name of God, as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
- To erect for the members and for society at large a holy place of transcendental pastimes dedicated to the personality of Krishna.
- To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler, more natural way of life. With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books and other writings
We, Jorge Nijensohn and Barbara Nijensohn were both initiated by A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami in the early 70's as Nrhari das and Bhavatarini dasi. We have endeavored to use ourabilities and time to serve him and develop love for God (Krishna). Although, we did not form a society, his mission statement is a guide for our organization. We try to facilitate our spiritual masters vision and incorporate the talents and abilities of ourselves, family members, and like minded associates.
Originally we formed Pacific Dharma Inc. as a non-profit charitable organization in 2000, solely for placing Bhagavad Gitas in Hotels and Motels in Hawaii. We expanded to Oregon, California. Washington State and Georgia. Iskcon has taken up this service in a grand scale all over the United States so we discontinued this service and have expanded our vision.
Here is some of the work done:
- In 2006 rented the entire Kalani Retreat center held a 5 day Bhakti yoga festival.
- Sponsored and hosted Srila Bhaktivedanta Nayarana Maharaja in California and Hawaii.
- Donated to build Temples, renovated holy places in India. Donated to festivals and sites, world wide.
- Trustees of Giriraj Sant Seva Ashram in India, and funded the building there. This ashram,headed by Radha Mohan das, hosts
- all the Sadus of Goverdhan with prasadam (vegetarian food offered to Krishna), cloth and kirtan(congregational chanting of
- the Holy Names of God). They also distribute Prasadam on a large scale to all pilgrims who pass the ashram on Holy Days.
- Sponsored Sriman Guru Das/Roger Siegal's book signing tour to Hawaii for "Love Medicine and Music"
- Sponsered Srila Bhakti Bhallabha Tirtha Maharaja's tour of the United States 2002.
- Sponsored Srila Bhakti Swarup Sridhar Maharaja's Hari Katha tour to Hawaii in 2015 and 2018.
- We participated and helped produce Vedic Empire events including Rock like and Egyptian, at a venue in Chinatown 2016.
- We distribute books and raise funds for the up liftment of the world.
- Chanted on the stage at "Club Next Door" for the Nepal fundraiser.
- Distribute books on Krishna consciousness
- Performed music in US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, Thailand, Argentina Italy, Germany and India.
- Recorded and broadcast shows on radio and TV
- Produced and printed books and audio albums.
- Appeared on National TV ( Doordarshan) talk show in Delhi, India. April, 2015.
- Involved in many events and shows.
- Opened & maintain a Krishna conscious center and store in Honolulu Chinatown since 2012as a solid base.
- The store is opened 5 to 6 days a week with changing schedules according to time, circumstance and personnel.
- Hosted The Rupa Goswami conference in Vrndavana India for several years
The family is Nrhari das, Bhavatarini dasi :
Nrhari das disciple of A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami. First disciple to join in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Songwriter/Singer Musician. Promoter, Kirtaniya ,speaker, writer, artist, visionary, chef,researcher and innovator in alternative medicine.Co- owner oforganic Kava farm and bars for 7 years (Was one of the first companies to introduce Spirulina to the United States), expert in palmistry.Bi-lingual Spanish / English, interpreter and translator, co-founder of Pacific Dharma Inc and Bhava Hari Productions & Band.
Bhavatarini devi dasi -disciple of A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami. First initiate disciple from Atlanta Georgia. Songwriter/singer musician, Kirtaniya.speaker, promoter, writer, artist, psychic,tarot card reader. chef, Co-owner of organic Kava farm and bars for 7 years. Co-founder of Pacific Dharma Inc and Bhava Hari Productions & Band
Robbin Gallon - life counselor, ASL and spoken language
Vrndavana Das / Michael Brannon Parker- disciple of A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami. Historian and acclaimed author. Kirtaniya,speaker, DJ, promoter, producer founder of Vedic Empire Productions.
Nipuna devi dasi named by Srila Prabupada, initiated by Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaj, graduated from Mills college with degree in International relations and a minor in German. A parent coach. A Post partam doula and Singer.
Mahaprabhu Nijensohn - disciple of Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj , Entrepreneur, promoter, and actor
Amrta devi dasi (Rosalind Mckenzie ) initiated by Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj. Well known Artist,( live painting) label designer, Dancer( Belly dance, African and Tahitian dance), agriculturist and herbalist, International yoga teacher,magician's assistant, entrepreneur,
and secretary of Pacific Dharma Inc.
Guru Prasada Das ( Bhima ) initiated by Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja - Martial artist, Winner of MMA belt in light heavy weight class, entrepreneur and sound engineer.
Productions & Band
NrHari das , Bhavatarini dasi, the late Mooseman, Vrndavana das, Nipuna dasi, Aravindaksha das and Latika.
The Store and Center
"Pacific Dharma Inc
For your path in life"
Pacific refers to the area in the pacific ocean
Dharma commonly means religion or path in life. More specific it means the intrinsic unchangeable function of the soul.
This indicates the non-profit aspect. We have products, counseling and activities for your spiritual endeavors.
The sub-title on the sign
"Devi Fashions & Home Decor "
Indicates the shop which sells items that may not have direct connection to spiritual practice but can be used in life and the proceeds ( which are taxed) go to the upkeep of Store.
The Store is also an art gallery and studio for workshops,yoga, dance, art, and classes on vedic literature.
Every First Friday, 6 to 10pm at the store front, there is a full program with Harinam Sankirtan (chanting in the streets), live music, bhajans, kirtans, a class, and Prasadam (vegetarian food offered to Krsna)
Sometimes an artist, dancer or speaker is featured.
We also schedule other programs such book signings, dance performance, art shows, lectures, and more all based on spiritual life and the community at different times throughout the year,
We will be holding Bhagavad Gita classes, Bhakti and Hatha yoga classes, transcendental art classes for children, Belly dance classes,multi faith Kirtans and other workshops regularly.
Our own original products and services specifically produced by us:
"Songs of India to sing and color" & "Krsna's Songs"
2 song book coloring books and albums either in CD, cassette or downloads. Written and produced by Bhavatarini dasi and Nrhari das
"Two Stories (The man who served the greatest & Saksi Gopal)"
CD and cassette tape
"Goverdhan Hill & Pralambhasura"
Fully produced like a radio show story album
Two albums by Bhava Hari
Winner of the Hawaii Music Awards for Best World Music.
CD, cassette and download
CD and download
by Bhava Hari
Original signed art, enhanced prints and prints by Bhavatarini dasi
Original art and prints by Amrta
Two books by Vrndavana das
"The Serpent, the Eagle, the Lion and the Disk" by Brannon Parker
"Orissa in the Crossfire" by Brannon Parker
Collaboration art prints by Amrta-Bhavatarini -Nrhari
Tarot card readings
Bhavatarini dasi: at store, by appointment, phone or online.
Nrhari das at store or by appointment.
Bhava Hari Band available for gigs.
Bhavatarini dasi has completed a deck of Tarot cards called "Radha/Krsna Cards" with text which is being published in India.
2 of the original paintings are on display at the storefront and prints of the art can be ordered.
All the members are creating new products and events.
Pacific Dharma's mission is to spreadthe chanting of the maha mantra
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare to every town and village.
"This transcendental vibration by chanting of
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
is the sublime method for reviving our Krishna consciousness. As living spiritual soul, we are all originally Krishna conscious entities but
due to our association with matter from time immemorial our consciousness is now polluted by material atmosphere. In this polluted
concept of life, they're all trying to exploit the sources of material nature but actually they are becoming more and more entangled in her
complexities. There is no need of understanding the language of the mantra nor is there is any need of mental speculation, nor intellectual
adjustment for chanting this mantra.It springs automatically from the spiritual platform, and as suchanyone can take part in this
transcendental sound vibration with out any previous qualification and dance in ecstasy. We have seen it practically,
even a child can take part in the chanting, or even a dog can take part. The chanting is exactly like genuine crying like a child for mother.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare."
A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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