Yuga Dharma NYC: Interesting stories from book distribution in New York
Agricultural scientist Dr. S.K. Mishra said that as the locusts will come from Rajasthan, Govardhan and Farah are likely to be attacked first, and hence should be converted into clusters for storing the insecticides....
Meditation and Chanting Go Together.
In the Gaudiya way of bhakti, you offer everything to Krsna, the good, the bad – your life. You share everything with someone you are close to, the barriers are low, close friends are intimate. In bhakti this is called mamata, a strong sense of ownership, or relation to the Lord, that “He is mine and I’m His”. This type of love can be attained by two types of devotional service, as it is stated by Narada Muni in Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrta: “One develops that love by practicing the devotio...
‘Kevala ananda kanda’ The path to happiness.
Ananda Vrindavaneswari Devi Dasi: Unless we are on a total media fast, we have likely heard of the notion of tidying our home with the KonMari method of asking the question of our belongings - ‘does this spark joy for me?’. If not, we thank it for being in our life and bid it farewell.
“That other is Krishna”
Srila Prabhupada: From the very beginning, the body was given by father and mother. In the childhood, as the father and mother say, “Sit down here, eat this, don’t go there,” everything is controlled by the father and mother, and originally given by the father and mother. So how we can claim, “This is my body”? From the very beginning. Then, somebody else maintains you. Suppose you are working in an office, in a factory. So actually that body belongs to him, the maintainer. In this way,...
We offer our prayers for the well-being of all those affected by the pandemic. We pray for those souls who have passed away, and for their family members and friends. We also pray for those currently ill and their loved ones. And, we pray for those millions of people who suffer from the financial impact of the coronavirus and who worry for the safety of their families....
Living Wills and Advanced Directives: what you need to know (video)
What are Advance Directives?
Guidance on important issues - should I get intubated or not if I get COVID-19? If I don’t want to get intubated, what I need to do now, while healthy? And other legal aspects of this pandemic and serving in ISKCON in general.
A living will allows you to document your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end-of-life.
Join us to know how the Strategic Planning Support unit - an initiative of the GBC Strategic Planning team - can help you put together a plan allowing room for strategic thinking, long term planning and prioritization of issues....
Project Grow - with Tarun Krishna Das
Project Grow is a new initiative from ISKCON London to inspire and encourage our community members to grow their own foods and flowers at home and to share them with the temple. This comes at a time when Srila Prabhupada’s instructions to become self-sufficient are especially relevant and provide a practical step for devotees to experience growing their own produce and offering it to Krishna.
Video conference with HG Kurma Dasa May 23rd, 2020 ISKCON of New Jersey (Towaco Temple)...
How to overcome violent communication? (3 min video)
If the violent communication is from the both, take the responsibility from your part and express and then the best is you dont repeat it, the best apology is change your behavior and change behavior requires something inside not just outside, so i am an imperfect being making this apology, i may make the same mistake again because i am an imperfect being and I am acknowledging my mistake and i am acknowledging my shortcomings. I earnestly and honestly will try to improve. If you want to be in m...
What to do with Sadness?
The Bhagavad-gita teaches, “O son of Kuntī, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.” Gita 2.14
Male and female psychology (video)
Bhaktimarga Swami: I was asked to give the class from the Bhagavatam, Canto 8. I saw the opportunity to speak of the little bit I know of the male and female psychology. It was surrounding the story of Aditi and the sage, Kasyapa—wife and husband.
Pioneer of Krishna consciousness in the western countries (Album of photos)
Gurudas first met His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on January 17, 1967, at the San Francisco airport. On April 7th of that same year, Gurudas and his wife Jamuna were initiated. As an instrument in Lord Krishna’s plan, Gurudas helped in beginning the San Francisco Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple.
Krishna has no amnesia!
Question: Maharaj, I have not done anything for Krishna. Why would He care about me?
Kadamba Kanana Swami:Long before… what happened is this… One day, you were in a street and you did not remember your name. You stood there, looking and you did not know your name or where you are from. You were suffering from amnesia! You had lost your memory and your identity. Anyway – some people saw you and they kind of took care of you. They noticed which languages you spoke and someone of the same language took care...
When will you surrender to Lord Krishna?
Many people say “By your mercy, I will surrender” or “Give me your blessings so that I will surrender” or “When Krishna wants”. Srila Prabhupada says these are spoken under “FALSE PRETENSE”–These are just “PLEA’S” Not to Surrender.
ISKCON VRINDAVAN Food For Life (video)
Let’s hear about the Food for Life efforts of ISKCON Vrindavan while the world is locked down due to the Corona crisis
Daivi Shakti Devi dasi
I have only one thing to say to those who think that it’s excessive to stay at home, to practice social distancing or to keep business closed: come and work next to me and see the hell the hospitals are in. Doctors going crazy, scarcity of resources, people dying before our eyes, colleagues getting sick, uncontrollable crying in the corridors....