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December 9. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
Anyone who studies Prabhupada’s books becomes educated in the most important subject. Whenever a follower of Prabhupada hears a discussion of God-consciousness, he spots contradictions or a “poor fund of knowledge” wherever it occurs. Even a young brahmacari can note the flaws in the presentations of learned theologians or clergymen. Theologians are puzzled as to “why bad things happen to good people.” Some of them theorize that God may be all good, but He is not...

Dec 9, 2015 -- 452 views

Baker Extraordinaire: Amber Borsotti!
Mandakini devi dasi: Sydney-born Amber Borsotti was two years old when she was first introduced to the Hare Krishna Vedic lifestyle. Three years later she was enrolled in New Govardhana gurukula where she remained for the next six years before relocating to New Nandagram, Victoria.
Amber returned to Murwillumbah when she was 15, settling into householder life by the time she was 16. A busy and dedicated mum, she has five children ranging in ages from four to 17.
With the family growing up, Amber and her hus...

Dec 8, 2015 -- 759 views

Academic Excellence.
Syama Sakhi devi dasi: The Bhaktivedanta Swami Secondary School at New Govardhana, Iskcon Australia, is intent on creating an environment of academic excellence, Krishna conscious goals and understanding, and meaningful character development. To these ends, this year the gurukula has invited various guest speakers to the school and taken students to different events outside of school. This allows students to broaden their understanding of this world and their role in it.
One such event students attended was the GRIP leadership ...

Dec 8, 2015 -- 667 views

Vijaya Dasa (Book Distribution Minister @ Iskcon) Prabhupada December Marathon (10 min video)
There is no doubt about it, to distribute books is our most important activity. The temple is a place not for eating and sleeping, but as a base from which we send out our soldiers to fight with maya. Fight with maya means to drop thousand and millions of books into the lap of the conditioned souls. Just like during war time the Bombs are raining from the sky like anything. (Letter to: Ramesvara — Bhaktivedanta Manor 3 August, 1973)
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Dec 8, 2015 -- 737 views

TOVP construction activities increase as new space becomes functional (Album with photos)
Sadbhuja Das: We have been working on......

Dec 8, 2015 -- 624 views

December 8. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
Harvey Cohen came to room 501 to visit the Swami who had impressed him at Ananda Ashram.
Harvey: The room he occupied was a tiny office in the back of the Yoga Society in uptown Manhattan. I began to go there regularly, and we sat facing each other on the floor in this little office with his typewriter and a new tape recorder on top of two suitcases. And there was a box of books he had brought from India and a color reproduction of dancing figures which he looked at often. I told Swami Bh...

Dec 8, 2015 -- 480 views

New Govardhana Sunday School (Australia). Kisori devi dasi Recently I interviewed Indranila devi dasi about the Sunday School she runs at New Govardhana.
Kisori (K): What’s your inspiration for running the Sunday School?
Indranila (IN): I thought the children were a bit unsupervised and not positively engaged on Sundays. I also feel very inspired by Aruddha devi dasi’s book, which advises how to teach our children Krishna consciousness.
K: Please explain how it all works.
IN: We have three different age groups – unde...

Dec 7, 2015 -- 824 views

From Car Parks and Temple rooms… to the streets…! (Album with photos)
Sutapa das, London book distribution report: This weekend the “Car Park and temple room team sanga” went out on door-to-door for the first time. With the help of HH Dayananda Swami they split up into about 10 teams and blitzed the local area with transcendental wisdom! In an hour they distributed 115 books!
Thanks to all - it was a great evening, great stories, great vibe… Sitting here I’m thinking of how over 100 people are now more closely...

Dec 7, 2015 -- 735 views

Initiation of new disciples by Kadamba Kanana Swami (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Illicit sex is strictly prohibited. O......

Dec 7, 2015 -- 897 views

Iskcon starts prasadam distribution in Chennai (Album with photos)
Today ISKCON Chennai with the help of ISKCON Rajamundry dist......

Dec 7, 2015 -- 735 views

Vedic Planetarium construction update (Album with photos)
Beautiful photos indicating the great progress achieved so far.

Dec 7, 2015 -- 584 views

Hare Krishna program in Tel Aviv 04/12/2015 (Album with photos)
Transcendental mellows :) Chanting, dancing, and awarding with diplomas the devotees who graduated “ISKCON disciple” course.
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Dec 7, 2015 -- 545 views

Mukunda Goswami, now recuperating from his recent health problems, receives a surprise visit of Niranjana and Devamrita Swamis (Albu......

Dec 7, 2015 -- 664 views

Nityam Bhagavata-sevaya#26 Govardhana Lila - Part 2.
Dear Devotees, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga! By the blessings of Vaishanavas and Sadhus, NBS magazine is completing its one year. We are grateful to our readers, our well wishers and most importantly our team. In this second issue of Govardhana Lila, the pastimes that took place underneath the Govardhana Hill is covered. Additionally, a fresh translation of Sri Govardhanashraya-Dasaka - Ten appeals for Shelter at G...

Dec 7, 2015 -- 584 views

December 7. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
The weather grew cold, but there was no snow in December. On Columbus Avenue shops were selling Christmas trees, and the continental restaurants were bright with holiday lighting. On Seventy-second the Retailers’ Association erected tall red poles topped with green tinsel Christmas trees. The tops of the trees on both sides of the street sprouted tinsel garlands that spanned the street and joined in red tinsel stars surrounded by colored lights. Although Srila Prabhupada did no Chri...

Dec 7, 2015 -- 441 views

Harinama in Hollywood, Venice Beach and more (Album with photos)
A wonderful week in L.A. Eight Harinama’s in six days, did service with Ratna Bhusana prabhu and crew cooking the Thanksgiving Feast. Enlivening morning programs, Darshan of Srila Prabhupada in his rooms, Harinama’s at Venice Beach, Hollywood Blvd, Macarthur Park (Little Mexico) and 4th Street Mall- Santa Monica. Big thanks to Mukunda Dhatta prabhu for engaging the Harinama Ruci World SKP Party along with Mahavishnu Swami. Svavasa and Naikatma prabhus rate a 10 as Temple manage...

Dec 6, 2015 -- 542 views

My Relationship with My Salary (3 min video)
Ananga Sakhi Dasi is a Research Technician at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA. Here she shares about her relationship with her salary she and how she chooses to engage it in Lord Krishna’s service. She is a practitioner of the Gaudiya Vaishnava Tradition in Bhakti.
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Dec 6, 2015 -- 746 views

How the Bhaktivedanta Manor in the UK was found and bought.
Dhananjaya: By the end of 1972 nothing had happened. Prabhupada wrote to me: Better to take the upper hand and begin very energetically attempting to get some place. Expending energy for Krishna, that is appreciated and not the actual result of our energy. But if there is lack of energy being devoted for some purpose, then everything will be delayed and possibly stopped. Better to seize the iron while the fire is hot, that my guru maharaj used to tell me." ...
Dec 6, 2015 -- 620 views