This is how the devotees in Mayapur celebrated New Year’s eve (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: This is the solution to all sinful activities. Chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, be freed from all the complexities of life, and realize Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Engage in His devotional service and perfect your life so that you can return home, back to Godhead. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, 25.198 Purport)
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TOVP: First sandstone windows with its columns installed (Album with photos)
Sadbhuja Das: Last week we were talking about prep......
The Most Multinational Harinama! (Album with photos)
Mahavishnu Swami led kirtan for 5 hours non-stop!
Srila Prabhupada: ......
January 1. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
By Satsvarupa dasa Goswami.
Prabhupada insisted on repeating the point that we are all servants. We may serve our bodies or families or our nation, but it is best to serve the Supreme Lord, and that is our constitutional position. In the Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krishna asks Arjuna, “O son of Prtha, O conqueror of wealth, have you heard this with an attentive mind, and are your ignorance and illusion dispelled?” (Bg 18.72). Arjuna replies, “My dear Krishna, O infallible one, m...
How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)
From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?
Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and counting. It is the eighth highest-grossing film of the year and has spawned an endless raft of thinkpieces testing the validity of its science and applauding the innovation of its philosophy. But it is not so new. The idea that propels the plot – there is a universal super-consciousness that transcends tim...
Droova. Prince of Anger & Peace (42 min video)
A play adapted by Bhaktimarga Swami from the ancient epic story of Droova, a young boy who runs to the forest to meet God. Full of anger after being insulted by his stepmother, Droova’s prayer is to petition God for a kingdom greater than that of Brahma. Upon meeting God in person, however, Droova changes his mind and only prays for eternal service at the feet of the Lord.
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Announcing the winners of the marathon and awarding sankirtan devotees in Prabhupada Bhavan Temple (Album with photos)
Thousands of Brazilians chanting the Maha Mantra at Namrock Festival (5 min video)
Titiksava Karunika Das and his team perform ......
Harinama in Surfers Paradise during New Year’s Eve (Album with photos)
Surfers Paradise is a suburb within the local government area of City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Srila Prabhupada: May the glorification of the transcendental name, form, qualities and paraphernalia of the Supreme Personality of Godhead protect us from the influence of bad planets, meteors, envious human beings, serpents, scorpions, and animals, like tigers and wolves. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 6.8.27)
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TOVP: Marble Work Begins (Album with photos)
There has been a lot of excitement in Mayapur about the different types of marble to be used for the TOVP. Over the last few years we have been purchasing and importing marble from all around the word – Bolivia, Vietnam, France, etc. – and now we finally have some marble work ready to show you!
In the photos you will see we have begun the cladding of the stair cases in white marble. This marble comes from Rajasthan, and will be used over the 10 levels of stairs in all 8 staircases surrounding...
December 31. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
By Satsvarupa dasa Goswami.
It may be said that as we get attached to Prabhupada, there is a tendency to weaken in other relationships, especially material ones. If family ties are material, then they tend to weaken. The more you become Prabhupada’s disciple, the less you become interested in other things that are not connected to Krishna. You also develop friendships with those who are Prabhupada’s followers.
In my case, I did not know of Krishna except for the painting ...
Super dynamic and happy kirtan! (4 min video)
Indradyumna Swami: This is the ecstatic kirtan that concluded our Festival of Cha......
China Art Museum Exhibits MOSA’s Sacred Art Collection.
Asia’s largest museum, the China Art Museum in Shanghai, has dedicated its entire tenth floor to Forms of Devotion, a collection of sacred art from Belgium’s Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA). The exhibit, which opened on November 6th and is on display until February 21st 2016, is part of the “Celebrating India in Shanghai” program put on by the China Shanghai International Arts Festival. It is drawing over 30,000 visitors daily. It features 430 works of art from some of...
Iskcon Tribal Care Initiative - This is Us (17 min video)
“ISKCON Tribal Care Initiative” is an initiative of the International society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) to care for the tribal people in India. At this stage the initiative is focusing on Northeast and East India states. ISKCON Tribal Care will extend care in five different areas: Spiritual care Emotional care Educational care Healthcare Social care.
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Harinama in Moscow, Russia (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: If one chants the holy name of God-Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare-eventually he will see Krishna’s form, realize Krishna’s qualities, and remember Krishna’s pastimes. That is the effect of the pure chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. (A Second Chance, 16)
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December 30. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
By Satsvarupa dasa Goswami.
I like to converse with Srila Prabhupada. I pray to him, along with Krishna. I say their names; I go through Prabhupada to Krishna. The talking is also a form of heart-to-heart talk. I speak, and then I listen to them. Again they are together. Krishna speaks directly in the Bhagavad-gita. He says, “One who understands Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, without doubting, is the knower of everything. He therefore engages in My full devotional servi...
VIHE Vrindavan - 2015 Govardhan retreat (Album with 106 photos)
VIHE: Vrindavan Institute for Higher Studies.
Hidden Treasures (10 min video)
Indradyumna Swami: This final video of our Kartika parikrama 2015 consists of highlights of the many places in Sri Vrindavan dhama that we visited. No doubt all devotees who participated hold memories of that month very dear to their hearts. We are grateful to Ananta Vrindavan dasa for capturing the special moments of the parikrama on video. No doubt so are the many Vaisnavas around the world who eagerly followed our sacred journey around Vrindavan through his work. We invite all such devotees to join our parikrama next y...