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Happy Radhastami from ISKCON News

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 12:05am

Radhastami is the day we celebrate the birth of Srimati Radharani, Lord Krishna's eternal consort. Radharani’s birth occurred on the eighth day of the bright moon in the month of Bhadra. Although generally not full on that day, the moon appeared full to celebrate Radharani’s appearance in this world, because of this Radhashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the bright fortnight (shukla paksha ashtami) in the month of Bhadra (August/September). 

How To Treat Your Beloved | Bhakti Principles | By Avelo Roy

Sun, 09/12/2021 - 1:15pm

Source: Avelo Roy

It can be tricky to know what drives your relationship, love or lust. Vedic wisdom makes it really easy to identify that and help us structure our behavior based on the mood of service. So rather than competing we co-operate and collaborate in a relationship. It really works!







Srila Prabhupada Lecture: Radhastami, Montreal, August 30, 1968

Sun, 09/12/2021 - 1:07pm

Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. So when param brahma wants to enjoy... That enjoying spirit is there in the param brahma. Otherwise we cannot have this enjoying spirit. Because we are part and parcel, therefore we have got that enjoying spirit; but that is materially contaminated. But the fact is there, because Krishna,

Srila Prabhupada Daya Dashakam - 10 Verses Glorifying The Mercy Of Srila Prabhupada

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 2:18pm
A musical composition in honor of Srila Prabhupada's 125th Vyas Puja entitled "Śrīla Prabhupāda Dayā Daśakaṁ:10 verses glorifying the mercy of Srila Prabhupada" has been composed by Gopa Vrndesa Dasa, a brahmacari at ISKCON Melbourne, Australia.    While the composition was written as a private offering, by the will of providence when Bhurijana Das came to know about it, he not only reviewed it but also helped us improve it by providing feedback on both its message and the accompanying translation. Sripad Bhurijan Prabhu had also directed Gopa Das to record and publish it.   See more videos from the Hare Krishna Melbourne Youtube channel:

Urban Devi Sanga – Meditations on Sri Radha: The Divine Feminine

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 2:17pm

Source: Urban Devi 

Rukmini Walker shares Meditations on Sri Radha: The Divine Feminine


Baltimore’s “Hunger Free Zone” Ensures No One in Ten-Mile Radius Goes Hungry

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 1:18pm

“We have to see that nobody goes hungry within a 10-mile radius,” Srila Prabhupada said during the Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur in 1973. Inspired by this statement, volunteers for the non-profit organization Hunger-Free Zone are ensuring that no one within ten miles of their kitchen in Baltimore goes hungry.

Seeking Prayers for the Passing of His Grace Yajna Hotra

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 1:18pm

Seeking prayers for Yajna Hotra who passed away on Sunday, September 5th,
2021 from heart failure.  He was born on May 26th, 1950 in Winnipeg. 

Guyana's President Dr. Irfaan Ali Honors Srila Prabhupada with a Visit to Hare Krishna Study Centre in Cummings Lodge

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 1:17pm

The celebrations to mark the 125th birth anniversary of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada were attended by many guests of honor. Srila Prabhupada, who passed away in 1977, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also in Guyana knows as the Hare Krishna Movement. The festival spanned five days - from 27 to 31 August 2021, with the Guyanese President's visit and reception on 29 August being the highlight of the diverse program of celebrations.

Lakeland Bhakti Cottage to Facilitate Creative Sanga and Retreats

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 1:17pm

The Bhakti Cottage in the UK’s Lake District National Park will be a place where people can stay and learn about Bhakti Yoga, Kirtan and conscious creativity amidst beautiful natural surroundings.  

Karuna Care to Host Virtual Radhastami Festival

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 2:10pm

Karuna Care Education invites you to participate in a virtual Radhastami celebration in three international time zones. 
Please join us and bring a quote, story, song, picture, or anything that has inspired you about the glories of Srimati Radharani!

Argentina’s Hadai Pandit Institute Holds Congress on Conscious Sustainable Development

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:54pm

Over 30 speakers are explaining sustainable development from a Krishna conscious point of view at the Congress on Conscious Sustainable Development, which is running from September 6th to 10th and is entirely in Spanish. 

50th Anniversary of George Harrison's My Sweet Lord

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 5:38pm

It is now 50 years since George Harrison's most successful solo single, My Sweet Lord, was released in the United Kingdom. the hit was essential in popularizing the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra into the mainstream.

GBC History: The Birth of Systematic Child Protection with Anuttama Das

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 1:13pm

Source: GBC SPT

GBC History: Episode 11: The Birth of Systematic Child Protection with Anuttama Das GBC SPT welcomes you to join the eleventh episode of GBC History series. This series is to encourage devotees to ask any questions pertaining to the GBC body, its conception to inception to execution. This week we have the honor to hear from Anuttama Das in conversation with Kaunteya Das about the systematic beginning of child protection in ISKCON.

About Anuttama Das As a student in political and social science at Michigan State University, USA, Anuttama Das found the university incapable to provide answers to the most important questions in life. Thus he chose to not complete his formal education. After exploring varied traditions ranging from Zen Buddhism to Methodism, he finally ended up in an ISKCON ashrama in Colorado in 1975. Although a skeptic, he vowed, after his first night at the temple, that he wouldn’t go back to things he’d found unfulfilling and would leave only if he found a better path to God. Anuttama Das was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan, India in 1976.

Anuttama Das began serving as leader of BBT book distribution and later he became president of the Denver temple the same Colorado ashram he had visited in 1975. He relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1993.

Anuttama Das has been a member of the GBC since 2000 and his GBC assignments are all in the USA: Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He is co-GBC in West Virginia. His vision for the future of ISKCON is that it will mature and grow to be a respected and influential culture and religion around the world. “ISKCON and the Vaishnava tradition have great gifts to share with the world, especially in these troubled times. I have faith that as ISKCON devotees become better qualified to follow and represent Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya, the great culture of Bhakti that they brought to the world will have tangible and long lasting effects.” Besides his GBC duties,

Anuttama Das currently serves as ISKCON’s International Director of Communications and is on the Board of the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. A founding member of Children of Krishna, and the Grihasta Vision Team, he is active in several interfaith initiatives in Washington, D.C., including the Religion Communicators Council. Under his direction, the communications office founded the annual Vaishnava-Christian Dialogue and Vaishnava-Muslim Dialogue as well as the North America’s Festival of Inspiration.Anuttama Dasa is a regular contributor to ISKCON News and has authored articles for the ISKCON Communications Journal, and several interfaith publications. He is also active in several religious freedom initiatives and networks with government and NGOs in Washington to promote religious freedom around the world.

Anuttama Das enacts his leadership goals by teaching the following seminars in ISKCON communities worldwide: “ISKCON’s Leadership and Management,” Communications Course,” “Guru Seminar,” and the new “Disciples Course,” all of which he helped co-author with teams of senior devotees. Anuttama Das and his wife, Rukmini Devi Dasi, own a business which for many years has been a principal source of revenue for the International Communications Ministry. They live in Rockville, Maryland and attend the local ISKCON temple in Potomac, Maryland.

50th Anniversary of Śrī Śrī Rukmiṇī-Dvārakādhīśa

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 1:12pm

Source: ISKCON Los Angeles

On August 28th and 29th, 2021, ISKCON Los Angeles celebrated the 50th Anniversary of  Śrī Śrī Rukmiṇī-Dvārakādhīśa.

Day 2 video can be seen here:

FFLV Reopens to Students

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 4:22pm

After months of uncertainty and anticipation, we are relieved and pleased to announce that the gates of our school are open again to give our students a warm welcome. We are trying our best to comply with Covid-19 rules and regulations to ensure the safety of our students. 

Sri Vyasa-Puja 2021 Available Online for Free

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 3:20pm

Sri Vyasa-Puja is Now Available Online for Free: You can obtain the complete Sri Vyasa-Puja 2021 book, published by the BBT, for FREE

Over 150 Children Participate in New Vrindaban Kids’ Festival Competition

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 1:37pm

Nearly 160 children sent in submissions for the New Vrindaban Kids' Festival Competition, which focused on the three major Vaishnava festivals in August – Balarama Jayanti, Sri Krishna Janmastami, and Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day. 

South Africa’s Vaishnavi Ministry Reaches Out to Help Vaishnavis During Women’s Month

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 1:37pm

The Vaishnavi Ministry of South Africa has been reaching out to honor and serve the Vaishnavi community during Women’s Month, by providing counseling, spiritual support, and care packs during difficult times.