The best way to express our gratitude to Him is to live by the principles he established. But often our initial enthusiasm in spiritual practice fades away because there are so many distracting factors (mainly- the lack of right association and vague vision of the final goal). And after some time our spiritual life becomes lifeless routine. Then a devotee questions himself: «What did I do wrong? And how to revive the feeling I had in the beginning of my path?»
We are the group of serious and enthusiastic devotees from Riga, Latvia. We have known each other for many years, and our friendship became stronger through the service we render together. We want to share this matchless gift we received from Prabhupada and senior Vaishnavas with everyone else. At the same time we want to be able to support each other in our spiritual endeavors in order not to lose this gift ourselves.
We were lucky enough to find a big house with few apartments which is located very close to city center. And few devotee families have moved in already.
It is perfect opportunity to grow spiritually together and deepen our relationship with each other. But we would be misers if we wanted to use this opportunity just to make our own lives and spiritual practice comfortable.
That is why we also desire to provide care for those who want to come and deepen their understanding of Krishna consciousness. And to help them feel not just member of organization but part of Prabhupada’s family. After consulting with senior devotees we decided to create bhakti center for this purpose. There is empty apartment on the 1st floor of this building which will be our future Bhakti center.