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Hare KrishnaBy the ISKCON Communications Ministry

Tirupati, India—The Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) recently completed a special three-day session during which the GBC Body considered whether or not this worldwide Vaishnava community should endorse and implement the policy of having women serve as diksa-gurus, or initiating spiritual masters, within the ISKCON society. The special session was held from October 16-18 and was part of the GBC’s Annual Midterm Meeting. During this first of its kind conference, almost three-dozen GBC Members and Ministers spent three full days exclus...

(0) October 21, 2014 -- 1,535 views
Hare KrishnaBy Govardhana Seva dasa

Jue is scheduled to receive first initiation this month from HH Kadamba Kanana Swami. When asked what influenced her to become first a WWOOFer, then a devotee, she replied, "The first thing was the Sunday feasts; it was the best food ever, so I decided to stay on as a WWOOFer. The next was Prabhupada's books. He was answering all of my questions so perfectly. I just have to follow his instructions because everything he said makes so much sense! In addition...

(0) November 1, 2014 -- 291 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mandakini devi dasi

In 1981, Venu teamed up with Ramai Swami’s Travelling Bus Party, eventually taking over that service. The visits to Cairns were found to be lucrative for the preaching mission and Venu was encouraged to take up the role of Temple President there. In 1986 he returned to New Govardhana to manage Krishna’s cows. Inwardly he nurtured a desire to populate the herd with the very transcendental Gir cows. Venu works closely with Madreya dasa in the WWOOFer pro...

(0) November 1, 2014 -- 362 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mijal Zagier

Thesis for the 6 week documentary program in the New York Film Academy. Mijal Zagier, for her thesis at the New York Film Academy, did a film about Mathuraprana Krsna Das, one of the dedicated members of Harinama NYC.

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(0) November 1, 2014 -- 586 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

Saturday night we performed hari-nama–sankirtana, chanting the holy names of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, at the Dallas Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party, attended by tens of thousands of people dressed in costumes of many lands, cultures, and eras. Almost everyone heard the transcendental sound vibration of the names of the Lord, and many joined in the singing and dancing. Being with the people on the street there, I thought of Srila Prabhupada’s experience of ...

(0) October 31, 2014 -- 494 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nitya-priya Devi Dasi

Srila Prabhupada envisioned a grand display of devotional service and Vedic science to attract the whole world to the Krsna Consciousness movement. While in Mayapur for the annual Gaura Purnima festival in 1976, he stated, “We shall show the Vedic conception of planetary system within this material world and above the material world. We are going to exhibit the Vedic culture throughout the whole world, and they'll come here.” In accordance with these s...

(0) October 31, 2014 -- 543 views
Hare KrishnaBy E. Bondar

The way we answer this question will determine the purpose and meaning of our lives. Although it seems the answer is simple, the problem of modern humans is that they do not fully realize what humans constitute. We’ll try to answer this fundamental question of existence, based on the ancient wisdom of the Vedas. The ancient scriptures on earth – the Vedas say, that the human is composed of three main structures: the physical body, subtle body, or the mind, and the...

(0) October 31, 2014 -- 565 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vrajendra Kumar Das

This one hour long extraordinary video introduces the Krishna conscious view about the world we live in. No scientific methods can directly prove or disprove the divine or accidental origin of the laws of nature. One can only result in logical arguments in favour of one or the other approach. However, it is better to analyse these concepts one by one and look at the prospects for human evolution to which these two different models of origin of the world and ...

(1) October 31, 2014 -- 875 views
Hare KrishnaBy thehindu.com

Sinya Ejima, chief representative of JICA informed that current commitment of JICA’s assistance in urban sector including water and transport is of the order of Rs.2, 40, 000 crore. With focus on cleaning of the Yamuna and its bed, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is associated with 16 sewerage and water supply projects in India, on Wednesday expressed hope that the Yamuna would be clean by year 2017 and its water fit for consumption and swimm...

(0) October 30, 2014 -- 714 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bernard Wilchusky

"Chanting clears the mind; it's a way of attracting God to us," said Trivikrama Swami, the temple's elder acolyte. "People falsely believe they are at the center of the universe, so Krishna created the physical world to fulfill that belief. Chanting reminds us that we are not the center of the world, that there are things greater than us in the cosmos." Trivikrama Swami has been an initiated member of ISKCON since 1966. Since his initiation, when he swore to r...

(0) October 30, 2014 -- 849 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sukhada dasi

On August 23rd, 2014, when the time arrived for the 10th Annual Rath Yatra Festival of Chariots at Jacksonville Beach, Florida, weather predictions were ominous. But Lord Jagannatha had everything under control. Although hot and humid, the Lord’s servants assembled in full force, and Jacksonville Beach will never be the same as a result. The Dalchand family decorated the cart with colorful festoons, flowers, and lots of love, City Council member Ms. Christine Hof...

(1) October 29, 2014 -- 498 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dandadhrk Das

We were twenty participants assembling at Goloka Dham in Germany on the first weekend of October, embarking on a three-day spiritual adventure. Some of us had been practicing Krsna consciousness for many years, and some of us were young bhaktas. Nevertheless, for all of us it was a highly transformational experience, if not to say a true paradigm shift. The schedule was tight - no time to space out. After the standard morning program in the presence of Sri Sri Ra...

(0) October 29, 2014 -- 613 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhava Das

Shri Manoj Tiwari famous singer, Actor and Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha New Delhi, Mohamd Iqbal Mulla secretary Jamaate-Ishlami-Hind and Shri Manoj Sinha Railway Minister of State, Government of India received Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavada-gita As It Is.

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(0) October 29, 2014 -- 564 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radhanatha Swami

Love is not to want peace but service. To want service is a selfless motivation. Our nature is to love and serve eternally. The need of the soul is love not peace. Peace is a neutral state where there are no problems. It is not positive. Just like when two countries are fighting and they want peace. Peace means they are just not fighting anymore. But the soul is dynamic and part of Krishna. The soul’s nature is to love. Nitya siddha krishna prema…So when t...

(0) October 29, 2014 -- 678 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

My name is Omvati Devi Dasi, I am from Donetsk. During all the time of the military operations I have been staying in Donetsk and making endeavors to render my modest service by helping devotees, who remained in the temple. From the bottom of my heart I thank you and devotees for the material support. At present all salaries and pensions are no more paid in the city. And therefore your financial support turned to become very much helpful. In this difficult tim...

(0) October 29, 2014 -- 664 views
Hare KrishnaBy Harideva Dasa

“So at the time of death… Of course, those who are devotees, their position is different. People may say, “The devotee is also dying, and the nondevotee, sinful man, is also dying. What is the difference?” So there is much difference. The example is given: just like a cat catching a rat in his mouth and at the same time carrying his cubs in the mouth. Superficially, we can see that the same mouth is being used, but one is feeling comfortable being carried...

(0) October 27, 2014 -- 970 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Nairobi

The University Program in Nairobi, Kenya, is running for the last 4 years and has shown good results. This year we had over 60 students who have been attending the program and studing Srila Prabhupada's books for over 8 months. As an offering to Srila Prabhupada for his tirobhava festival we held a graduation. May the vaishnavas shower their mercy upon us so that we can remain sincere in our service to Srila Prabhupada.

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(0) October 27, 2014 -- 616 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vaishnavangri Sevaka Das

"Oh! Fiftieth ISKCON incorporation day is fast approaching. I should do something special that can be long lasting" said my intelligence enthusiastically. "Come on. Don't be crazy. Still there is more than one and half year to go for that golden jubilee celebration of ISKCON incorporation day. There is no need to waste time now" said loudly my mind. "Stop your useless talk. Do you think it is an ordinary occasion? It is a great occasion for ISKCON, whi...

(1) October 27, 2014 -- 789 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sukhi Bhakta Dasa

A devotee in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, especially one who takes up the brahmacari asrama, is almost certain to hear an oft stated, yet philosophically unsound, assumption about the will of Krishna and the guidance He gives the living entity from within the heart. The concept is this: that the first place one begins one’s devotional service at, generally the first temple or preaching center one steps foot in, is automatically one’...

(0) October 27, 2014 -- 664 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jagattarini Dasi

Situated near Whiteman Park in the Swan Valley, The Sacred India Gallery brings to life the sights and sounds of spiritual India. Guests are taken on a “journey” to three ancient pilgrimage sites and they also view an exhibition of miniature dioramas by resident artist Jagattarini dasi. The gallery is suitable for all ages. Free guided tours are conducted on weekends and public holidays. To visit the gallery all you need to do is book your place on one of ...

(0) October 26, 2014 -- 764 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ravi Nagahawatte

Chanting the mantra ‘Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna…’ brings a sense of calmness to even the most disturbed atmosphere. The holy mantra helps Lord Krishna devotees to tune their senses in order to understand God. Devotional songs, in the name of Lord Krishna, were sung in high-pitched voices in Colombo on October 12 (Sunday) at the Sarasvathi Hall in Bambalapitiya during a singing session, better known as Bhajan. A team of Hare Krishna devotees from Mayapoor...

(0) October 26, 2014 -- 613 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vyasmuni Das

Today on 25th October 2014 at 5:00 pm Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel had taken a Pleasure Visit at Sri Sri Radha Govind Dham, ISKCON Ahmedabad. Honorable Chief Minister was welcomed by Temple President H G Jasomatinandan Prabhu. Honorable Chief Minister was Accompanied with Ahmedabad Mayor Smt Minaxiben Patel, BJP General Secratary (Ahmedabad City) Shri Bhupendra Shah and Ahmedabad Municiple Corporation Ex-Standing Committee Chairmen Shri Bhupendra Pate...

(0) October 25, 2014 -- 676 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya dasa

September proved to be a great month for Gainesville, Florida, which did a whooping 5,001 book points, a 103% increase. Look out RVC! Gainseville is coming up close. The credit, of course, goes to sincere book distributors who are going out and doing the yajna, but Srila Prabhupada once said, "The temple is as good as the temple president." The Gainesville temple president is one of the kindest and friendliest devotees you'll ever meet, and he is into book distribu...

(0) October 25, 2014 -- 703 views
Hare KrishnaBy indiatimes.com

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has hosted the annual Diwali party at his official residence here extending greetings to over 8,00,000 Hindus living in the UK and thanking them for their contribution to the country. "This festival of lights is an important time to celebrate our shared history and thank you all for all that you do for our country," said Cameron, as he made his way to a mini temple stacked with deities and Indian sweets below a portra...

(0) October 25, 2014 -- 925 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari Narayana Das

(With 271 photos) Commemorating the anniversary of Bandung city, October 18, 2014, the Government of Bandung organized a parade titled “Bandung Caang Festival”, in brief, ‘Bandung Flower Festival’. Caang means rays of light. The festival was followed up by many departments under Bandung government bringing their floats of light decorated cars to participate in the festival. The organisers also gave chance to cultural groups to join the festival. The d...

(0) October 25, 2014 -- 816 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Today, October 25, ISKCON devotees in Vrindavan will officially launch a new book entitled, "Yamuna Devi - A Life of Unalloyed Devotion." The two-volume set, authored by Yamuna devi's dearmost friend Dinatarini dasi, describes Yamuna's devi's life as a devotee of Krsna and most notably as a disciple of her spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada. Yesterday evening, along with several godbrothers and godsisters, we had the honor to first offer the books to Srila Pra...

(0) October 25, 2014 -- 861 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktisiddhanta Swami

The meanings of Dipavali, its symbols and rituals, and the reasons for celebration are innumerable. Dipavali celebrates Lord Rama's glorious and long-awaited return to His Kingdom of Ayodhya after his fourteen long years of exile in the forests. It commemorates Lord Krsna's victory over the demon Narakasura who had kidnapped and terrorized the gopis of Vrndavana. Before the evil Naraka was finally killed by Bhagavan Krsna in the presence of Satyabhama, he...

(0) October 24, 2014 -- 982 views
Hare KrishnaBy Tribhuvavatha das

Tumultuous preaching by Iskcon Lagos devotees. Yesterday, Nigeria police copra, Ibrahim took 3, copies of Bhagavad-gita as it is and other medium /small books to distributes in the barrack by himself. The copra who claimed to have read the Gita/Science of self realization. Hold that, the books, according to him, had has a tremendous transformation on his thinking and away of Life. The devotee who approach him ask,how he gets to know the two books he mentioned...

(0) October 24, 2014 -- 704 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lindy Laird

Food for Life is one of four groups to receive a share of the $20,000 the PHO set aside. "The idea of that fund is to support ground roots community efforts in making a difference for children in need," Ms Rae said. The trust was recently given a van by a man who read about its need for a vehicle suitable for transporting food to the schools. He was going to sell the van until he read about Food for Life's plight in the Northern Advocate.

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(0) October 24, 2014 -- 619 views
Hare KrishnaBy Aniruddha Das

Yesterday we had the great pleasure of hosting the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship the Honorable Matthew Guy. Matthew presented the temple with a 500,000 dollars grant for our kitchen upgrade. Very exciting news for our temple!!! Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

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(0) October 23, 2014 -- 951 views
Hare KrishnaBy Tulsi Gabbard

Diwali Message from Tulsi Gabbard: (First Krishna conscious US Congresswoman) On Diwali friends come over for the whole day and relatives come and go. Everyone has a wonderful time celebrating the return of Sita and Rama. Thus Diwali has become a day when all the sad things of the past are forgotten and happy times are remembered.

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(0) October 23, 2014 -- 1,300 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yudhistir Govinda Das

The international committee overseeing the celebrations of ISKCON’s 50th year of incorporation in 2016 presented its report. Pancaratna Dasa and Anuttama Dasa, committee members, informed the GBC about the various events being planned in major cities of the world such as New Delhi, Kolkatta, New York, London, etc. This included a seven day mega padayatra in 2015 from Mayapur to Kolkata dock where Srila Prabhuada boarded the Jaladuta ship and began his j...

(0) October 23, 2014 -- 1,079 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srila Prabhupada

(Letter from Srila Prabhupada to Hamsadutta dasa written from Seattle). Diwali ceremony can be observed in the temple by illuminating 100s of candles, indifferent parts of the temple, and offering a special Prasad to the Deity. This ceremony was observed by the inhabitants of Ayodhya, the Kingdom of Lord Ramachandra, while Lord Ramachandra was out of His Kingdom due to His 14 years banishment by the order of His father. His younger step-brother Bharat, took cha...

(0) October 23, 2014 -- 1,152 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraja Swami

The day after Diwali is called Annakuta, or Govardhana Puja. On this day the inhabitants of Vrindavan (Lord Krishna’s abode on Earth) used to hold a festival to honor King Indra, the demigod responsible for providing the rains essential for a successful harvest. In Sarasvata Kalpa, i.e. the end of the Dvapara Yuga, Bhagavan Sri Krishna stopped the worship of Indra and started the Govardhana Puja by doing Himself. It was a wonderful sight. Being worshipped by ...

(0) October 23, 2014 -- 683 views
Hare KrishnaBy Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran

(Vatican) As Hindus worldwide celebrate Deepavali or Diwali, the festival of lights, the Vatican has called on Hindus, Christians, followers ‎of other religions and people of good to foster together a culture of inclusion for ‎a just and peaceful society.‎ In a message released on Monday, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue wished Hindus worldwide for this year’s Diwali on Oct. 23.

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(0) October 23, 2014 -- 764 views
Hare KrishnaBy Prasar Bharti

Contemplation and prayer remind us that that people of all faiths have an obligation to perform seva, or service to others. And the flame of the diya, or lamp, reminds us that light will ultimately triumph over darkness. Here in the United States, Diwali also reminds us that our nation is home to many faiths and traditions, and that our diversity makes us stronger, which is why I’m proud that this year Democrats and Republicans in Congress joined together for ...

(0) October 22, 2014 -- 923 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indian Media

Nineteen ISKCON devotees were injured when a Vrindavan bound bus rammed against a tree after one of its tyres punctured near Maghera village falling under Vrindavan police station today. "While eleven devotees were rushed to district hospital, eight were taken to Paras Mani Hospital. Nobody is in critical position," Dy SP Anil Yadav said. The accident occurred this afternoon when a tyre punctured and the bus, carrying 50 pilgrims, hit a tree. The pilgrims are on K...

(0) October 22, 2014 -- 805 views
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