Book distribution during the Independence Day event at New York City (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: The secret of surrendering to Krishna is that such surrendered devotee sees that everything is part of Krishna’s plan. Whatever is meant to be I am doing. Let me do it with my full attention to every detail. Let me become absorbed in such service, never mind what it is. Let all other considerations be forgotten and only my desire to do the thing best for Krishna’s alone pleasure is my motive. Letter to Jayapataka, December 19, 1972
This is my request - Short Movie.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur requested Srila Prabhupada to print books if he ever got money. Srila Prabhupada fulfilled his desire. In turn Srila Prabhupada requested his disciples to distribute the transcendental literature. He said when he had very bad health, “The book distribution scores are giving me life.”
Janmastami is coming up!
Kadamba Kanana Swami: Janmastami is coming up… we celebrate the appearance of Lord Krsna in this world. Remember that this week is especially a week for serving Krsna, and the more we do so then the more Krsna will reveal Himself and we begin to see right here and now, and at the end of our life, we can go back the spiritual world!
In this world, there are churches, mosques, temples – there are so many different religious groups. Sometimes, in the airport, I see Jews with their black hats and curls on the side...
We all like a good story. It makes our day, inspires our heart, and we experience a gamut of emotions. When it comes to Krishna’s birth story He doesn’t disappoint. In Sanskrit, stories about God are called Lila. This is to remind us that His stories are not of the world, although sometimes taking place in the world.
5 Ways to Love Janmastami
Janmastami is just one day, but how we spend it can deeply inspire us for the whole year.
Krishna consciousness mean we are conscious of Krishna. He becomes an active part of our life – like a close friend or an affectionate family member we love to be around. Krishna consciousness, then, is loving to be around Krishna.
64 Meditations for Janmastami.
Janmastami is Krishna’s day. More than any other day of the year we should make an effort to meditate on Him on this day. Meditation means to engage in contemplation or reflection. In Bhakti Yoga we contemplate upon Krishna through the use of all the senses – which makes it a most enjoyable practice. In sanskrit it’s called ‘kevala ananda-kanda’ – the path of happiness.
The following list of the 64 qualities of Krishna is a delightful source of meditation. It is taken from the Nect...
Janmastami on the Jaladuta.
Yamuna Devi: THREE YEARS AGO, on Janmastami, Lord Krsna’s appearance day, I received a copy of the diary Srila Prabhupada wrote aboard the steamship Jaladuta. It’s a personal account of his first journey from India to America. Though I had read excerpts in various publications, the full handwritten text revealed a richness I had barely realized before.
How to Celebrate Janmashtami.
Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God Himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by nine hundred and thirty million people around the world–and two million in the US alone. To devotees, it’s Christmas and New Year’s in one, a day of deep spiritual renewal and celebration that effectively finishes an old year and begins a fresh one.
But why Janmashtami, you may ask? What’s so speci...
LA Rathayatra 2019 (Album of HR, professional photos)
The 43rd Annual Festival of the Chariots was so sweet and fell of such a beautiful, breezy Southern California day. It’s always amazing to see how many people come out so see Their Lordships on Their Chariots and to see the smiles on their faces.
I hope this is a fair representation of what we got to experience at the Temple and on Venice Beach
August 4th, 2019 for the 43rd Annual Festival of the Chariots. Jai Jagannatha!
First Ukrainian Farmers’ Meeting (Album of photos)
From August 16th - 18th, 2019 devotees from all over Ukraine met at New Mayapur for the First Ukrainian Farmers Meeting, organized by the GBC Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture, along with the ISKCON Ukrainian Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture. Last year, 2018, Kalakantha Prabhu made the first prospecting visit to the many farming initiatives in Ukraine. A Ministry representative was established (HG Premarasa Prabhu), as well as a Ministry secretary for the country (Bhakta Vla...