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Two Exciting Summer Camps for Children Offered at New Vrindaban 

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 4:58pm

Gaurangi Priya Dasi along with her mother, Kamalini Dasi and children from an earlier camp experience. ISKCON New Vrindaban in West Virginia is offering devotee families two exciting summer camps for children this June – the Bhakti Arts Summer Camp and the Little Devi Summer Camp. Bhakti Arts Summer Camp The first event is the […]

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Liverpool Honors George Harrison with Plaque at His Birthplace

Mon, 05/27/2024 - 12:29pm

Blue plaque says: “George Harrison, 1943–2001, Musician and Songwriter was born here.” Photo Credit: PA George Harrison’s profound influence on culture, music, and spirituality was recently honored with a blue plaque at his family home in Liverpool, England. The renowned Beatles member, who was born and spent his early years in this house, went on […]

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Is There Really “Only One Sun”?

Sun, 05/26/2024 - 10:00am

Statements by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda such as “within this universe there is only one sun” (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, 5.21.11 purport) and that “the stars that twinkle in the sky also reflect the light of the sun” (Bhagavad-gītā 10.21 purport) are, of course, challenging for the scientifically-minded. After all, modern astronomers say that […]

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3rd Annual Sandton Festival of Chariots was a Vibrant Celebration of Devotion and Culture

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 6:16am

The streets of Sandton came alive on the weekend of May 11-12, 2024, as ISKCON Sandton hosted its third annual Sandton Festival of Chariots.  This spectacular event, steeped in centuries-old tradition, brought together a diverse assembly of devotees, spiritual leaders, and curious onlookers to celebrate the journey of Lord Jagannath, Balarama, and Subhadra. Originating from […]

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Appreciating Vijaya Dasa, a Champion of Book Distribution

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 6:32pm

For over two decades, Vijaya Dasa has been a key figure in promoting Srila Prabhupada’s books worldwide. In January 2024, Vijaya stepped down from his role as the International Minister of Book Distribution, a position he held for 22 years, passing the mantle to Vaisesika Dasa, another revered figure known for his innovative approaches to […]

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Highlights Report from May 15th GBC Meeting Released

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:19pm

GBC MEETING HIGHLIGHTS REPORT – 15 May 2024 We are pleased to present the 15 May 2024 GBC Meeting Highlights Report. This report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the online GBC meeting highlighting the key topic discussed. The meeting commenced with a reading by Bhakti Caitanya Swami of Srila Prabhupada’s letter of 5 […]

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ISKCON Naperville to Host 10-Day Deity Worship Training in October 2024

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 7:38pm

The ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry Team is gearing up to facilitate a 10-day in-person Temple Deity Worship Training at ISKCON Naperville in Illinois, from Oct 11th-20th, 2024.  “This immersive course is a unique opportunity for devotees to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and values for worshiping temple deities,” shared Rasa Devi Dasi, ISKCON Deity Worship […]

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ISKCON Mayapur Releases New App on Nrsimha Chaturdasi

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 6:52pm

On the auspicious occasion of Nrsimha Chaturdasi 2024, ISKCON Mayapur would like to offer the “Mayapur’ App for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Sri Panca-Tattva, Sri Sri Prahlad Nrsimhadeva, and Srila Prabhupada. Vision for Mayapur App Srila Prabhupada said, “My idea is to attract people of the whole world to Mayapur.” The […]

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ISKCON Leader Addresses the Global Dialogue Forum in Portugal

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 11:09am

Yudhistir Govinda Das on Sacred Ecology panel with Yahaya Cholil, Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, and Msgr. Maroun Gemayel, Apostolic Visitor for the Maronites in Europe. The International Dialogue Centre – KAICIID opened its inaugural Global Dialogue Forum last week in Lisbon, Portugal. The event (May 14-16) explored the transformative power of dialogue in addressing some […]

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ISKCON Leader Joins Interfaith Prayer Gathering in Mexico City Ahead of Upcoming Elections

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 11:41am

On May 7, 2024, religious leaders from a broad range of traditions gathered with the Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mexico City for an evening of Interreligious Prayer. Among the key participants was Anuradha Devi Dasi representing ISKCON Mexico City, alongside Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Sikh leaders. The convocation occurred under the direction […]

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Hundreds of Devotees Gathered to Celebrate 50 Years of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai in Italy

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 7:20pm

The Italian Yatra of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) recently celebrated a significant milestone: the 50th anniversary of the installation of the deities Sri Sri Gaura Nitai in Rome, Italy. The celebrations spanned two days, May 18th and 19th, at Prabhupada Desh, a temple near Venice where Sri Sri Gaura Nitai have resided since […]

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Bhaktivedanta Research Center Offers Courses Exploring Western and Indian Philosophy

Sun, 05/19/2024 - 8:44pm

On May 19th, the Bhaktivedanta Research Center (BRC) announced the release of two new courses which delve into the rich traditions of Western and Indian Philosophy. BRC gathered expert scholars from top universities such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT Bombay, Jadavpur University, and others. The courses offer profound insights and thought-provoking discussions for both seasoned […]

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Mayapur Clean and Green Installs Water Pots to Combat Heat Wave

Sat, 05/18/2024 - 3:20pm

Murari Mohini Devi Dasi distributing the second batch of water pots (left). Under the Banyan tree close to Sri Sri Radha Madhava’s Mandir (right). In response to the intense heat wave gripping Mayapur, the Mayapur Clean & Green initiative, under the leadership of Murari Mohini Devi Dasi, has launched a proactive campaign to strategically position […]

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NYC Devotee Harmonizes Spirituality and Creativity Through Music

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 9:14pm

In the heart of New York’s concrete jungle, devotee musician Premananda Kirtan Das orchestrates spirituality and creativity into harmonious melodies. With his music, he doesn’t just entertain; he enlightens. In an ISKCON News interview, he shared insights into his creative process, his spiritual journey, and the profound interplay between the two. Born in South Africa, […]

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First-Ever Thai ISKCON Youth Bus Tour Traverses the Country

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 9:25pm

Sumadhuri Devi Dasi recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully organizing the first-ever ISKCON Youth Bus Tour across Thailand. Led by Kavicandra Swami and BVV Narasimha Swami, the tour provided participants with enriching devotional experiences, a testament to the dedication and hard work of the organizers. Manorama Das, ISKCON Youth Minister, said, “This was a […]

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Remembering Pankajanabha Das

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 2:14pm

Pankajanabha Das (far left) greeting Srila Prabhupada; Pankajanabha Das in Vrindavan, India. Pankajanabha Das, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, departed this world on May 13th at 3 AM in Sri Vrindavan Dham. According to a devotee caring for him, he chanting “Krishna! Krishna! Krishna!” immediately before leaving.  Godbrother Deena Bandhu Das said, “His most cherished […]

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Scholar and Author HG Rajasekhara Dasa Brahmachari Departs This World

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 10:48am

On the afternoon of Monday, May 13th, His Grace Rajasekhara Dasa Brahmachari, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, left his body surrounded by devotees in Sri Mayapur Dham. His sudden departure followed a short stay in the hospital, where he was admitted with heart and breathing problems. Appreciations and prayers have flooded social media, remembering this […]

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First Annual Krishna House Retreat Rocks New Vrindaban

Tue, 05/14/2024 - 2:15pm

“May the Fourth be with us!” was a call answered by a hundred-plus young devotees who attended the first annual Krishna House Retreat in New Vrindaban, May 3-5, 2024.  Krishna House leaders, students, and friends from around North America gathered for memorable kirtans, uplifting classes, wonderful prasadam, and insightful seminars during the event. “Everyone who […]

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ISKCON of Houston Prepares to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary in June 2024

Mon, 05/13/2024 - 7:19pm

ISKCON of Houston is preparing to celebrate a decade of joy, spirituality, devotion, and community spirit with a 10th-anniversary celebration of the installation of Sri Sri Radha Giridhari and the opening of our temple in 2014. We are thrilled to extend a heartfelt invitation to you all to join us for this festival on June […]

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Gurukula – The Hare Krishna Primary School Welcomes UKs Deputy Prime Minister

Mon, 05/13/2024 - 3:16pm

Last week, Gurukula – The Hare Krishna Primary School in Watford, UK hosted the Rt. Hon. Oliver Dowden, UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, for a visit to their creative campus. During the visit, school leaders shared their unique approach to education and personalized learning within a dynamic spiritual atmosphere.  To learn more about the visit, see […]

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