Monday, August 26, 2013

KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI Celebration in Denver

It's Krishna's birthday!

The Bhutanese Hindu community in Denver invites you to celebrate this very special and holy festival with them. Krishna is one of the most important gods in the Hindu faith, and Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of his birth.

If you would like to learn more about the holiday, the local Bhutanese community invites you to join them in celebrating this auspicious occasion and to mark a day full of joy and blessings. There will be music, cultural dance, and more!

Anyone who is interested is invited to observe this unique celebration based on the Hindu Culture. 

Wednesday, August 28
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lowry Park
1000 Dayton St., Aurora Colorado

Click here for a map to this location.

Click here to learn about the history and traditions of Krishna Janmashtami.

Friday, August 23, 2013

You are invited to experience a bit of Hindu culture

The Bhutanese Hindu Community of Colorado is asking you to share in a very special event. His Holiness Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, a Vedic pontiff, a preacher and Vashnavite guru is coming to Denver to visit the Hindu community.

The Bhutanese Hindu community cordially invites you to attend the program, celebrate with them, and receive blessings from Swamiji.

If you do not speak Nepali or Hindi, please send an email to RSVP and request an interpretation headset. It is requested that, to be respectful, women wear long sleeves with pants or a skirt that cover the legs.

Thursday, August 29
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Eloise May Library
1471 S Parker Rd
Denver, CO 80231

Organizer: Bhutanese Hindus of Colorado
Contact: 720-422-9978, 720-989-0651

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Remote tutoring--or just a visit!

In the past year, several in-home tutors have used Skype with their students. If you're unfamiliar, Skype is a free program that lets you use your computer to call another user and communicate in real time, with or without a video interface. You need an Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone. If you have a standalone webcam or a laptop computer, the microphone is usually integrated with the can also use Skype with a smartphone.

For our purposes, using the video interface is preferred because it's the next-best-thing to a face-to-face conversation.

Many of our in-home students have a computer at home, either their own or for the children to use for schoolwork. Your student may not be computer literate, but Skype doesn't require that. Some simple point-and-click mouse skills will do!

How could you use Skype as a tutor?
  • Check in between lessons
  • Do a short "live" lesson if you're away from home and can't make your regular session
  • Practice speaking and listening skills with your student
  • Help with homework
Use your imagination. Skype is free and easy to use. If your student is from Iraq, chances are she (or he) already uses Skype to keep in touch with family overseas. Go to the Skype website for more information. If you have used Skype with your student, please share your thoughts about the experience in the comments section.