Jul 17 2013 Congregational Preaching

By Bhakti Charu Swami

During the early days of the Hare Krishna movement, spiritual life was perceived as meaning to live in the temple as a full-time devotee. The word “devotee” referred to someone who was living in a temple and engaged in temple activities full time. Those who lived outside were referred to as “karmis”


Apr 8 2012 Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Mentorship System

By Bhaktivedanta Manor

Bhaktivedanta Manor’s answer to the increasing need to serve all those who come to the shelter of Srila Prabhupada so that they can make steady progress towards their chosen spiritual goals.


Mar 23 2010 ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry’s Annual Planning Meeting

Sriguru sevanandi dd: It took place on 13-14 March 2010, in Sridham Mayapur, in the historic Lotus Building conference room – the same place where Srila Prabhupada held the first GBC meetings.

Oct 6 2009 Sri Mayapur nama-hatta 30 years anniversary

Hare KrishnaBy Iksvaku das

On the occasion of Sri Mayapur nama-hatta's thirty years anniversary, the congregational development ministry is starting a 'campaign' to make the achievements of these sincere devotees known among the wider community of ISKCON devotees, as well as benefits and necessity of congregational preaching in general


Jan 12 2009 Friends of the BBT Newslettter - January 2009

Madhava Smullen: At first, it wasn’t book distribution that spread Krishna consciousness in England. Instead, devotees met with George Harrison and the Beatles, went to parties, and rubbed shoulders with the poets, artists and singers of the day.

Jun 27 2008 Let’s Talk about Tithing

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

Tithing - donating a tenth of one’s income to the Church (or any spiritual organization) - enjoys long tradition and wide acceptance in Christianity; but it’s less famous and less practiced in ISKCON.


Jan 23 2008 Practicing Krishna Consciousness at Home

Hare KrishnaBy Padmapani das

Since the vast majority of our readers are coming to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna Consciousness for the first time through Internet searches, and without access to devotee association or a nearby Hare Krishna temple, many people have inquired about how they can set up an altar in their homes and start practicing Krishna Consciousness at their own pace.


Jan 19 2008 2008: Year of the Congregation

Hare KrishnaBy Kripamoya das

We have an eight-petalled lotus symbol for this years theme, as it neatly fits as an emblem for the eight projects comprising the campaign. OK, so lotuses have many more petals than eight - but by the end of the year so will we.


Mar 16 2007 ISKCON, a Community of Book Distributors

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

A few days ago, at the GBC meetings, book distribution was a main focus. The GBC members met “privately” with the BBT trustees. And as far as I understand, they really wanted to have an open and frank talk on ways to increase book distribution.


Mar 8 2007 Time to Catch Up

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

Of course, the months leading up to the GBC meetings are usually times of renewed dynamism, as we generally want to come out with new publications to present to the Governing Body Commission and to the hundreds and thousands of devotees gathered for the Gaura Purnima festival.


Jan 30 2007 Confused Confessors: Probe Discloses Clergy’s Diverging Views

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

A journalist pretended to be a normal Christian follower asking the confessors for absolution from his sins, or rather asking if what he claimed to be doing was sinful.


Jan 17 2007 Interview with Ksudhi Prabhu

Hare KrishnaBy Amrita Gopala Dasi

Ksudhi dasa, initiated by ISKCON Founder-Acarya Srila Prabhupada in 1970, is known for his pioneering spirit. A dedicated and caring preacher, Ksudhi Prabhu is credited with starting the South African yatra back in 1972. Presently he lives in Laguna Beach, California and is engaged in Bhakti-vriksha propagation.


Dec 30 2006 Nama Hatta in USA

Hare KrishnaBy Ravindra Svarupa dasa

When I first began to associate with devotees, in Philadelphia in 1970, I was married, with one child and another on the way. I owned my own house — actually very near the temple — I was a graduate student in Religious Studies, and it looked like I had a good career ahead of me.


Dec 24 2006 The G12 Movement - Any Relevance for Vaisnavas?

Hare KrishnaBy Iksvaku dasa

There are some devotees around the world who are paying attention to the expansion phenomenon called the G12 - Movement. This is not surprising due to the amazing numerical successes this movement is having and it may well have some pointers that we could use in our preaching.


Dec 24 2006 Television: The No. 1 Public Enemy of Devotion

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

Yes, I hear the objection: "But Prabhu, we use it only to watch videos of Krishna and Srila Prabhupada!" If this is true for you, I offer you my humble obeisances and I assure you that this article is not written for you.


Dec 17 2006 ISKCON, Sect or Cult? Actually Both

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

Words are conventions. As such they change their significance throughout time (and space), some morphing into different shades of the same idea, others atrophying into obsolescence or disappearing into oblivion. Some might even shift from a negative to a positive identity or viceversa.


Dec 1 2006 The Expansion of Christ Consciousness - Parallels with ISKCON

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

Successful movements discover techniques for remaining open networks able to reach out and into new adjacent social networks. And herein lies the capacity of movements to sustain exponential rates of growth over a long period of time


Aug 22 2006 Belfast Rathyatra

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

That young boy who left Ireland all those years ago had come home and there to greet him was Lord Chaitanya and Lord Jaganatha. I wondered at the thought of what it will really be like to actually go Back Home...Bact to Godhead. I had experienced a little taste that day and I can surely say, it is very very sweet.

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