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Hare KrishnaBy Jaganmohini Devi Dasi

On Nov. 28th, 2014, disciples, students, scholars and well-wishers of H.H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami will be celebrating 77th Vyasa-puja of maharaj. They will be remembering Srila Sripada maharaj as a multifaceted saintly personality and thus glorify him for his unique contribution as a scientist, as a saint, as an educationist, as a writer, as a singer, as a poet, as an instrumentalist and a cultural & peace ambassador.

November 26, 2014 -- 980 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhajahari das

Earlier in the day there was a gathering at Parasurama prabhu's Matchless Gifts centre in Kings Cross to share prasad and memories of Tribhuvanatha prabhu Then in the evening TWO HUNDRED Vaisnavas came together to perform ecstatic Samkirtan. Just like a tsunami, they flooded the West End with the joyful sound of the Holy Names. Cambridge Circus, China Town and Leicester Square were all inundated in the flood. Hundreds were drawn into the chanting and dancing....

November 24, 2014 -- 764 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sandamini Devi

Anyone who has had the pleasure to know Urjasvat knows he's one of the sweetest devotees you'd ever meet. His big eyes, endearing smile and his firm conviction in the holy name of Krishna, made him dear to many. Urjasvat only recently came to Tucson, although he'd visited many times and expressed the desire to move here for the loving family atmosphere he felt at the temple. Only this past summer was I able to create a facility for him, a small private cottage,...

November 2, 2014 -- 2,738 views
Hare KrishnaBy Harideva Dasa

“So at the time of death… Of course, those who are devotees, their position is different. People may say, “The devotee is also dying, and the nondevotee, sinful man, is also dying. What is the difference?” So there is much difference. The example is given: just like a cat catching a rat in his mouth and at the same time carrying his cubs in the mouth. Superficially, we can see that the same mouth is being used, but one is feeling comfortable being carried...

October 27, 2014 -- 1,178 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhajahari das

Due to Tribhuvanatha's prabhu disappearance day falling on Thursday the 16th Oct. last week, the turn out for Harinam was exceptional. You will see from the following 3 short video clips that the devotees were in blissful mood.I treasure the opportunities I get for taking these amateur video recordings of the Vaisnavas performing SAMKIRTAN. One day when I can no longer make it out onto the streets of London's Wild West End I will be able to relive these specia...

October 21, 2014 -- 1,159 views
Hare KrishnaBy Patita Pavana das

When Robins Williams died of apparent suicide on 11 August 2014, many of the devotee community were shaken. It was as though a fellow member of the Vaishnava community had passed away. Usually the death of a celebrity or politician or other famous person is greeted with a crescendo of indifference from the devotees, since as philosophers we understand that ultimate death is merely a natural consequence of living here in this martya-loka.

September 25, 2014 -- 1,535 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Srila Prabhupada, I’ve never known your words to be untrue. It is one of the reasons that I have full faith in you and that my desire to assist your mission in this world becomes stronger day by day. You once wrote to me that you felt your spiritual master was always “watching over and protecting you.” Please also watch over and protect me as I assist you with your service in this world. Then at a suitable time, when you see fit, please grant me etern...

August 19, 2014 -- 2,425 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radhanatha Swami

When Srila Prabhupada began his book distribution he was the only distributor. He would take his magazines and just go from tea shop to store at his old age trying to convince people to accept the message of Krishna in the form of Back To Godhead Magazine. And in a few years he created the largest publisher in Indian literature in the history of the world. Hundreds, of millions of books have been distributed. Sometimes tens and thousands of Bhagavad-Gita distr...

August 18, 2014 -- 3,161 views
Hare KrishnaBy Pusta Krishna das

He was honest and admitted how little he knew of Krishna consciousness at the time, but he served in his own infectiously happy mood. He and I spoke rather honestly and openly about our own frailties in life. He never tried to portray himself as a “big, big” self-important person. Rather, he was a salt of the earth kind of person. Very simple hearted. His place in the history of sankirtan is very well established by his own peculiar style of sankirtan cha...

August 9, 2014 -- 3,474 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

All the circumstances surrounding your departure were auspicious. As was your desire, you lived through Ratha-yatra in Los Angeles and sang before all three carts. Then, just two days later, while your caregiver chanted Hare Krishna by your side, you departed—with a smile on your face. You were a great pioneer and champion of Ratha-yatra. During last year’s procession we discussed the importance of following Srila Prabhupada’s instructions in regard to Rath...

August 7, 2014 -- 4,133 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hridayananda das Goswami

One evening, the Berkeley devotees were on the third floor of our center, chanting in the temple room. Suddenly the house began to shake as if there was an earthquake. Our president asked me to go downstairs and see what was happening. I found the cause: Madhu-dvisa Prabhu and the all-brahmacari San Francisco temple had come to visit us and they were doing kirtana downstairs. Among these devotees was the famous Jayananda. The kirtana, led by Madhu-dvis...

August 6, 2014 -- 4,361 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ramesvara dasa

Stunned by the news and tel. call I just received that he just left his body- that greatest kirtan and book distribution general and beloved son of Srila Prabhupada has retuned to be with Srila Prabhupada. His attendant was chanting Hare Krsna to him as he passed from this world

August 6, 2014 -- 9,417 views
By Deena Bandhu Das

No one imagined our beautiful stout tamala tree would leave us so soon, but one day he fell to the ground and was gone. No one could imagine that our Tamala would leave us so soon, but one day he left us in the Holy Dhama and was gone. Now we sit here and weep with only memories of our Tamalas to keep us alive.

June 18, 2014 -- 1,063 views
By the Chairman for the GBCom

He was a true vaisnava and gentleman who was respected by all and while we will miss him tremendously, we would like to place on record all the wonderful things that he carried out during his brief but very effective tenure as the CFO. He joined the temple at a most crucial juncture when we were concerned about the lack of controls in several management areas and we can say with definite emphasis that he was instrumental in setting up several systems that today have ...

May 29, 2014 -- 1,218 views
By Sri Vallabha das

It is very sad news and a great loss to the Vaisnava community in Mayapur. He was a Deputy Director and was rendering tirelessly many very valuable services to ISKCON as a chartered accountant. Advaita Hari Prabhu was a good preacher. He had been serving in Middle east prior to his arrival to Mayapur. By his preaching, he has made many devotees in Middle east. He was also currently involved in Corporate preaching in nearby regions of Mayapur and Kolkata. He was the Chief Financ...

May 21, 2014 -- 2,341 views
By Giriraj Swami

When I spoke with him that last time, he was having a good day, and we had one of the best talks I have ever had with anyone in my entire life. We spoke mainly about the Mayapur project and Srila Prabhupada’s mission. It’s really something that I’ll cherish for my whole life—the experience of it and the lessons it contained.

May 1, 2014 -- 1,818 views
By Chaitanya Charan das

Lokanath Swami: Baladeva Das was not just a tireless BTG distributor; he was also a prominent supporter and fundraiser for the Prabhupada Ghat project in Pandharpur and an active preacher in the Alandi-Pandharpur Dindi yatra (an annual mass pilgrimage of tens of thousands that lasts for nearly a fortnight). By his exemplary devotion, I am sure that he returned back to godhead.

April 23, 2014 -- 1,644 views
By Bhaktitirtha Swami

Sometimes I like to mention how our temples are like embassies in the material world. We travelled to come here, and many of us had to get a visa. And it's a feature of travelling, so many places you go with that passport or some type of travelling documents. So the embassy arranges for you to have authorized rights of passage. The embassy is not an ordinary building even though it's in a certain street. Those who work in the embassy have certain diplomatic immunity sometimes...

March 9, 2014 -- 1,907 views
By Giriraj Swami

HH Tamal Krishna Goswami played the role of the older brother to so many godbrothers and godsisters in ISKCON, and he played it exceedingly well. He was loving, caring, expert, and resourceful in many, many ways. He could give expert advice and practical support on the physical plane—medical, architectural, financial; on the emotional plane—psychological, social, marital; and on the spiritual plane—chanting japa, singing bhajanas and kirtana, studying and teaching sastra, as...

March 2, 2014 -- 1,780 views
By Pandava vijaya dasa

Although Srila Prabhupada wanted his disciples to be as eager to distribute Krsna consciousness literature as he was, no one of them knew how to do it. Distributing a magazine and asking for small donation was one thing-but a big hardbound book? When the entire shipment of "Teaching of Lord Caitanya" had arrived in New York in April of 1967. The devotees had hired a truck, picked up the books at the dock, and unloaded them at 26 Second Avenue. They had then shipped them t...

February 16, 2014 -- 1,626 views
By Bhakti Charu Swami

Although Shyamlal Prabhu's body was in the morgue for two days, when I saw him, there was a beautiful glow around him. As his body was being prepared for cremation and all the garlands and flowers were taken off, I noticed that Shyamlal Prabhu had his beadbag on his hand but that his hand was stretched to the lower part of his body.

January 25, 2014 -- 2,570 views
By Bhakti Caitanya Swami

His Grace Syamalal prabhu, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada from Navadvipa, but resident in South Africa, has just departed this world, this evening, January 5th, at around 5 or 6pm South African time

January 5, 2014 -- 2,296 views
By Indradyumna Swami

Memorial Address for Nelson Mandela. Delivered at Edison Power Group Memorial Function. Durban,South Africa. December 6, 2013

December 13, 2013 -- 1,765 views
By Anna Slater

Bhaktivedanta Manor, in Hillfield Lane, Aldenham, was on the brink of shutting down in 1995 – but the South African leader vowed to do all in his power to ensure it stayed open

December 12, 2013 -- 1,557 views
By Champakalata Dasi

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) joins the world in mourning and paying tribute to the foremost human rights icon of current times, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. We offer our condolences to the Mandela family and to the entire South African nation

December 7, 2013 -- 1,746 views
By Jaganmohini Devi Dasi

On the occasion of H.H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami Sripada Maharaj's 76th Vyasa Puja celebrations, Dec. 8th 2013, we are glad to share with you a heartfelt warm tribute by Rev. Charles Gibbs to Sripada Maharaj

December 7, 2013 -- 1,827 views
By Bhakti Caitanya Swami

On the whole he was very nice, but the most interesting thing was when we went into the temple room. We took him over to see Srila Prabhupada, and he offered obeisances. Then he and I sat down on the other side of the temple room and spoke a little. I was explaining about our movement and what Srila Prabhupada did to establish it – how he travelled single handed from India and got everything started.

December 6, 2013 -- 5,128 views
By Bhakti Caru Swami

That night, Srila Prabhupada called me. I was attending Srila Prabhupada – actually one of us used to always be with Srila Prabhupada for two hours. My shift was 12am-2am. So it must have been around 1am. Srila Prabhupada called me, and told me: “The time has come for me to leave this planet, therefore you should make arrangement to take me to Vrindavan immediately.” He wanted to leave his body in Vrindavan. I was completely shocked, and immediately ran downstairs to wa...

November 6, 2013 -- 3,058 views
By Giriraj Swami

When we were with His Divine Grace in Surat on his guru maharaja’s disappearance day, he remarked that on the absolute platform there is no difference between the appearance and disappearance of the spiritual master—just like the sunrise and sunset, both are beautiful

November 6, 2013 -- 8,752 views
By Mukunda Goswami

Some say that Srila Prabhupada came directly from the spiritual world. Others may disagree, but almost all of his followers regard him as being beyond just a saintly person. He singlehandedly took Krishna consciousness to the western world and with the help of enthusiastic young disciples, in a very short time grew his seedling movement into the worldwide, thriving International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

November 6, 2013 -- 2,525 views
By Srutakirti Dasa

This is a video of today's class of Srutakirti prabhu in Los Angeles about his personal experience wiith the amazing passing away of Srila Prabhupada's disciple and Srutakirti's wife Amekhala Mataji

October 23, 2013 -- 1,980 views
By Giriraj Swami

Today was the memorial service for Mother Vrajavadhu, Srila Prabhupada’s wonderful ninty-nine-year-old disciple who passed away on July 20 in San Diego. Here is my remembrance of her.

July 29, 2013 -- 2,182 views
By Madhusudan das

Srila Prabhupada’s oldest living devotee, Vraja Vadhu devi dasi aged 99, is now in hospice and will be leaving us soon. We would like the world wide community of devotees to pray for her safe journey to the Lotus Feet of Sri Sri Radha Giridhari

July 18, 2013 -- 3,250 views
By Krishnarupa Devi Dasi

Gandharvika has spent the past six weeks or so preparing herself by constantly hearing Srila Prabhupada chanting and devotees reading to her from his books

July 2, 2013 -- 2,229 views
By the GBC Executive Committee

A few days ago, we were shocked and saddened to hear of the departure of our dear godbrother, Ananta-santi Prabhu, a legend in the history of the Krsna consciousness movement

June 17, 2013 -- 1,083 views
By Indradyumna Swami

Anatoli Fedorovich Pinyayev (Ananta-santi dasa) was the first Soviet Hare Krsna devotee. Because of his active preaching throughout the USSR and because of the spiritual influence he had on many people, he was subjected to severe persecution for five and a half years at the hands of the staff at various Soviet psychiatric hospitals

June 10, 2013 -- 1,372 views
By Indradyumna Swami

My dear godbrother, Ananta-santi, I have no doubt that upon leaving your body you were delivered straight to the spiritual world where Srila Prabhupada personally received you and engaged you in service

June 6, 2013 -- 1,117 views
By several vaishnavas reporting

Prabhupada’s five days on Russian soil provided him ample opportunity to position himself well for the eventual checkmate his movement would play in Soviet Russia. But it was Ananta-santi who took Prabhupada’s message to heart, single-handedly, vigorously, sharing what he had learned with hundreds of Soviet people, many who became devotees

June 3, 2013 -- 4,767 views
By Iskcon Boston

Recorded video if you would like to watch the Memorial festival for Mother Isa that took place in Iskcon's Boston temple, Saturday, May 4th, 2013

May 31, 2013 -- 1,598 views