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Attentive Japa Brings Quality and Happiness in Our Life.
Candramauli Swami: When we try to chant our japa seriously, with attention, day after day, after day, after day, we will get the taste and begin to lose our desires for material happiness. Fast! It is all in the chanting.
But we don’t have a time for japa. We think we have to do it, and then we can “start our day”. Japa is just a “necessary botheration”. The “real thing” is to “do” things, because then we will get some “results&rdquo...

Feb 1, 2016 -- 638 views


Ratha Yatras in Maharastra (Album with photos)
After Andhra Pradesh now we are in the state of Maharastra based in the city called Pandharpur.
We have the good fortune o have HH Lokanatha Maharaja with us in every Ratha Yatra. His birthplace is nearby and there the biggest Ratha Yatra will take place.
Syama Natarani, Govinda Prachara, Sarasvati and Lalita have performed their dances with the new Bharatnatyam dance costumes and jewellery.
Maharastra is an explosion of culture and devotion. Almost everybody is a devotee of Lord Vitala or Kris...

Feb 1, 2016 -- 575 views


Close encounters of the B.B. King kind.
Jiva Nath: The year was 1977 and i was distributing books in O'Hare airport. One day while between concourses I noticed B.B. King walking towards me with a few other companions . There was nobody else around but us and I was determined to get him to stop and take a book. I approached him acting like I didn’t recognize him as a celebrity. His group paused and gave me a chance to approach him. I told him I had the Bhagavad Gita , a book renowned for its inspirational teachings. The book was used by many famous...

Feb 1, 2016 -- 883 views


Srila Prabhupada in the Radha-Damodara Bus (Album with photos)
Vakresvara Pandit das: Prabhus, I have never ever ever experienced fear, anxiety, suffering like that!
I was told that the ride on the Radha Damodar bus was Prabhupada’s long-cherished dream. And because the vehicle that we had just repaired was in such first-class shape, we were informed that our bus would be used to take Srila Prabhupada and that I would be the driver and Mahamuni would be the servant and Sunanda would be the cook.
Now, prabhu, I was an expert bus driver, ex...

Feb 1, 2016 -- 885 views


Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 3 - New Release!
Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (GEV): The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. On 21st September 2015, Radhastami, Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha at Govardhan Ecovillage, launched the first volume of the Bhagavata Subodhini, an inspirational study guide to the Srimad Bhagavatam. This book published by the Tulsi books featured verse-by-ver...

Feb 1, 2016 -- 737 views


Harinama Nectar Bliss in Kiwi Beach, New Zeland (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: “As a result of chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, one makes such great advancement in spiritual life that simultaneously his material existence terminates and he receives love of Godhead. The holy name of Krishna is so powerful that by chanting even one name, one very easily achieves these transcendental riches.” (Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, 8.28)
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Feb 1, 2016 -- 611 views


February 1. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: We are Especially Following Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada exposed material life as a defeat. People think they will obtain happiness by sense gratification, but in the end, they are only frustrated. Prabhupada taught this repeatedly because the struggle for happiness is so pervasive among the people of the world. Although most people concentrate on money-making as their goal, Prabhupada instructs them, “No, that cannot make you happy.” He also tells ...

Feb 1, 2016 -- 507 views


Always! (5 min HD video)
Balaram Briant: I have always wanted to make a short film from a poem. We have music videos; why not poem videos? I wrote this poem and made the film using footage from the few years that I had the good fortune of studying in Gurukul in India. I was inspired to write this poem about some of the things I’ve been going through in my life, but I believe it’s really about the experience that we all have in this material world.
Watch it here: https://goo.gl/dkcJ47

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Jan 31, 2016 -- 685 views


Initiation ceremony at ISKCON New Govardhana - Sri Sri Radha Govardhanadhari 31 January 2016 (Album with photos)
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Jan 31, 2016 -- 714 views


Ekachakra Temple Inauguration.
With great happiness, we are happy to announce the Inauguration Festival of historical temple of Lord Nityananda Prabhu at Ekachakra Dham on 14th Feb. 2016 – a humble offering at the lotus feet of HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, on the golden jubilee year of ISKCON. Though temple construction started way back in 2010, there was a struggle to complete the project due to lack of sufficient funds and other impediments. As an offering for the 50th anniversary of ISKCON inauguration of the TOVP was planned. Ho...

Jan 31, 2016 -- 682 views


Pushpa Abhishek! Showering of flower petals on the deities of Radha Gopinath at Iskcon Chowpatty (Album with photos)
Srila Prab......

Jan 31, 2016 -- 889 views


The Prime Minister of Mauritius’ son meets Iskcon’s Gopal Krishna Goswami accompanied by other ministers. (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Instead of actively taking part in politics, saintly persons should engage in the chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. By the grace of Lord Caitanya, by simply chanting this Hare Krishna maha-mantra, the general populace can derive all benefits without political implications. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4.14.12 Purport)
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Jan 31, 2016 -- 688 views


January 31. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: Appreciating His Teachings.
Prabhupada can mediate between Krishna and the individual soul. For example, he explains how we can offer Krishna whatever we eat, and how the main ingredient in our offering is our devotion. Prabhupada comments, “If you offer something to Krishna: ‘Krishna, I have brought a very palatable dish for You to eat’ – no, Krishna will not take it. Nahamprakasah sarvasya yoga-maya-samavrtah. He is not exposed to everyon...

Jan 31, 2016 -- 546 views


Sacinandana Swami’s Health Update.
By Krishna’s mercy I was discharged from hospital two days ago. This morning, I visited a local surgeon who changed my bandages and who checked if everything was alright. He had only good things to say about my condition and recommended that I take things easy and have ample rest. The body is still under shock, the cleansing organs need to eliminate all the toxins after the unusually long narcosis and many other medication. As expected I need to take pain-killers. Somehow I feel like an embryo who needs to...

Jan 30, 2016 -- 1,157 views


Harinama in Auckland, New Zealand (6 min video)
May Lord Chaitanya, the moon of Navadvipa, who is the king of dancers, appear s......

Jan 30, 2016 -- 551 views


Invitation for Bhumi Puja and Ananta Sesa Installation.
For thousands of years sadhus have enriched the atmosphere surrounding sacred Govardhan Hill with their spiritual practices and realizations. We desire to offer the devotee community a retreat center on land we’ve acquired only 250 meters from Govardhan Hill. In Giriraja Govardhan’s sacred association, hearts can be soothed and spiritual desires fulfilled. Come and let Giriraja Govardhan work his wonders.
Read more: http://www.govardhancen...

Jan 30, 2016 -- 1,456 views


Caring For Cow Services At Iskcon Malaysia Farms.
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the prime protector of brahminical culture and the cow. Without knowing and respecting these, one cannot realize the science of God, and without this knowledge, any welfare activities or humanitarian propaganda cannot be successful. (Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4: Chapter 21, Text 38: PURPORT) The Vedic literatures repeatedly proclaim that for human beings to be happy the must care for animals, especially mother cows. ISKCON Malaysia has two farms. The f...

Jan 30, 2016 -- 811 views


New book: Krishna - Proofs Of Gods existence.
Foreword by Lokanatha Swami: Proof of God’s existence? Do we really need it? Do we require any proof for the existence of the Sun for example? However, a blind person may well question its existence. He may state, “I don’t believe in the existence of the Sun”. What is the value of such a statement by someone who is visibly challenged? There are so many others who are effectively seeing the Sun face to face in their existence and daily basking in its splendour. Similarly, the empiric...

Jan 30, 2016 -- 1,432 views
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