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GBC Approves Vaishnavi Diksa Gurus in ISKCON

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 8:23am

ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released a resolution approving that a mature, qualified, female devotee may accept the role of an initiating spiritual master.

ISKCON Prison Ministry Showcases Inmate Art on New Website

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:58pm

Run for twenty years by the late Syamapriya Dasi, then relaunched in 2009 by current director Bhakti-lata Dasi, the U.S. branch of ISKCON Prison Ministry has been working hard to give hope to the most desperate.

Ten-Year Australian Kulimela Reunion Scheduled for 2020

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:58pm

The first Australian Kulimela, held from late December 2010 to early January 2011, was a major success, drawing around 300 kulis for seminars, devotional entertainment, kirtan, water sports and nature exploration. The same team has now scheduled a ten-year reunion event, which will run for five days from October 1st to 5th 2020.

Happy Cow Arati

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:46pm

Happy Cow Arati is a happy time for the cows. Throughout the year ISCOWP offers Arati (auspicious Vedic ceremony) to their Giriraj diety and the cows. After the Arati, they offer the cows either treats or they call them to a new fresh pasture. They love this time as they love treats and fresh grass. A video by ISCOWP.

New North Carolina School “Goloka” Sees Rapid Growth

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:41pm

Starting in 2018 with a Montessori-style multi-age classroom for three to six year olds, it opened a first through fourth grade class this year, with plans to expand to a larger building in the next school year.

To Be Nice Is Not To Be Naive

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:41am

Ultimately, the difference between being nice and being naive boils down to adherence to dharma.

KIRTANIYAS - Nitai Gauranga feat. MC Yogi - Festival of Colors, Spanish Fork

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:36am

Nitai Gauranga - Kirtaniyas feat. MC Yogi & DJ Drez

Vaishnava Thakura

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:33am

A video featuring Srila Prabhupada. Poem written by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura, music performed by As Kindred Spirits.

Govardhan Eco-village

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:31am

A video featuring Radhanath Swami. 

The Great Yajna Beyond Imagination: "Pol' & Rock" with Indradyumna Swami

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:26am

This year’s Krisna’s Village Of Peace at Polish Woodstock [ Pol’ And ‘Rock ] was successful beyond the devotees' wildest imagination. Tens of thousands of people got a first hand experience of Krisna consciousness through daily Ratha Yatras, prasadam and the chanting of the holy names. It was an historic few days in the history of our ISKCON movement. A video by Ananta Vrindavan. 

Harvard Is Going Vegan to Save the Planet

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:21am

Harvard plans to focus promoting plant-based food as part of a commitment to reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030.

Like an Uprooted Tree

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:15am

A poem by Ananda Vrindavan Dasi. 

Radhadesh Team Attends Child Protection Training in Italy

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:09am

There were about 15 attendees participating from Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland and Belgium. 

European Farm Conference 2019, Krishna Dvur Farm, Czech Republic

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:54am

For the past 13 years ISKCON’s Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture (IMCPA) has organized a European conference for ISKCON farmers and anyone interested in agriculture and cow protection. The idea is to create networks and unite everyone towards Srila Prabhupada’s goals for cow protection and simple living.

ISKCON Devotee Nominated Co-Chair of UN Multifaith Advisory Council

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:09am

Gopal Lila Das (Gopal Patel) is Director of the Bhumi Project, an environmental effort of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He also co-leads The Sacred Ecology Forum at the Bhakti Center in New York City, and is an advisor to the Climate Action Task Force at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

A Good Call

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:03am

I want to help.  Still, I know my limitations when it comes to rescuing people. So I tell them the only thing I know to be true.

"This Is My Request" - An Offering to Srila Prabhupada

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 9:57am

This is a small offering made by ISKCON Pune Devotees to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Devotees Inaugurate West Bengal Festivities

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 9:51am

“Beating the normal trend we are thrilled to be invited to inaugurate the Durga Puja festival. It gave us a good platform to highlight the relationship of goddess Durga with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Our mission is to worship and spread the message of Bhagwan Sri Krishna, however, as per Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy, Ma Durga is revered as a demigod and the external energy of Lord Sri Krishna by the devotees," said Subroto Das, Media Spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur.

Connecting the Community: The Launching of the ISKCON Chile Newsletter

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 9:29am

The Newsletter is sent by mail every Ekadasi (every 15 days), informing about upcoming classes, programs, seminars and outstanding visits. In addition, several of the newsletters include a note thanking a member of the community for their service.

Prabhupada’s Palace Added to National Register of Historic Places

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 9:15am

“For the past number of years, we’ve been trying to get the Palace a status as a historic building in West Virginia,” said Palace Reunion Festival organizer Sukhavaha Dasi, to cheers from the crowd. “It’s a federal thing, not just a state thing, backing that this is a historic building!”