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‘The Kindness Pandemic’: An ISKCON-wide Contest for Young Artists

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:46pm

While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, luckily for us, so is kindness. The simple acts of kindness are powerful, cathartic, and could change our lives forever. ISKCON News is calling young artists, aged 3-18, to recognize and capture these little acts of kindness around them and turn them into an artwork. 

The Harmonist, Volume One Now Available in Ebook Format

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:52am

The original version of The Harmonist appeared as ‘Sri Sajjana Tosani’ in Bengali in the year 1879, published by the Vaisnava pioneer Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

Restricted Freedom

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:38am

We’ve seemingly lost our freedom. But when ‘freedom’ means that everything is so available that we become complacent, what’s the benefit? If ‘restriction’ generates an appreciation and gratitude of what we’ve taken for granted all these years, where’s the loss?

Feed the Hungry in Vrindavan

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:27am

A video by ISKCON Vrindavan.

Guru and GBC Bhakti Bhusana Swami Hospitalized With Encephalitis

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:24am

After suffering from increasing dizziness, weakness of memory, and loss of cognitive abilities, guru and GBC Bhakti Bhusana Swami was hospitalized on Sunday May 3rd in Germany. On Tuesday May 5th, doctors diagnosed him with a type of encephalitis, which causes inflammation of the brain. 

Varnasrama College Launches Online Courses

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:36pm

Varnasrama College — ONLINE will be officially inaugurated on May 15th, 2020 (Friday) with a global Go-Vrishabha Puja in conjunction with Vrishabha Sankranti.

Living Wills and Advanced Directives: What You Need to Know

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:24pm

Kaunteya Das intreviews lawyer Devakinandana Das. A video by the GBC Strategic Planning Team.

Vrajavadhus Kirtan

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:19pm

A video by ISKCON Vrindavan.

Jahnavi Harrison and Willow Smith Collaborate on New Devotional Song ‘Surrender’

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:49am

Kirtan musician, Jahnavi Harrison and popular singer, Willow Smith have teamed up to release a new song entitled ‘Surrender (Krishna Keshava)’. The piece is a rendition of the sacred prayer for protection and shelter purportedly sung by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as he walked the length of India. 

What is Real Success? | Sivarama Swami

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 8:36am

ISKCON Communications Course Offered Online

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 6:17pm

ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Dasa, in collaboration with the Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh, adapted the 'ISKCON Communications' training he gives world-wide in the classroom to the online environment.

South American Temples Struggling Financially Amid COVID-19 Reach Out For Help

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:31am

The COVID-19 Pandemic is a financial challenge for all ISKCON temples. With their main sources of income such as book distribution, Harinama Sankirtan, in person hundi box donations, preaching programs and more either decreased or halted, many are struggling to make ends meet. 

Ontario Devotees Distribute Prasad to Hospital Staff and Sanitation Workers

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 9:41am

Devotees in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada are doing their part to help their local community during the COVID-19 pandemic by feeding prasadam to essential personnel like hospital staff and sanitation workers.

Bhaktivinoda Thakur Marathon - Lockdown Sankirtan!

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 1:13pm

Join in with the world as we enter a marathon to distribute spiritual knowledge far and wide through the internet and over the phone! A video by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

GBC Releases 2020 Resolutions

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 1:09pm

ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released the minutes from its February 11th to 22nd Annual General Meeting in Mayapur, West Bengal (which took place before the  Coronavirus pandemic).

Give Us The Yamuna Back - A Music Video by Jayadev and the Bhaktivedanta Manor Students

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 12:49pm

Well-known English musician Jayadev Das (a.k.a John Richardson) teams up with the Bhaktivedanta Manor students to help save the sacred Yamuna river in India, from the deadly pollution. Please support the international 'Save Yamuna' campaign by downloading the music from here:, and by streaming The Stolen River, the multi-award-winning documentary about the Yamuna's plight, produced by Karuna Productions:

Nrisimha Chaturdashi Maha Abhiseka 2020 Mayapur

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 12:12pm

A video by Mayapur TV.

Give Me Love (George Harrison Cover) — Jahnavi Harrison — LIVE at The Shaw Theatre, London

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 11:59am

As part of an evening of sacred song and mantra at London's Shaw Theatre, Jahnavi and the group of musicians payed tribute to the music of George Harrison, covering his song 'Give Me Love'.