Two or three times a week, I take a break from serving Krishna Lunch prasad and approach a student who is enjoying their Krishna Lunch. Camera phone in hand, I take their picture and record our five minute conversation as I ask them, "When was the first time you had Krishna Lunch?" or, "Why do you come every day?" or, "What do your friends think of it?" And then I listen as they praise Krishna's remnants, usually having to stop them when they've gone on too long.
Feb 20 2014 Celebrating ISKCON‚Äôs 50th Anniversary
‚ÄúLandmark celebrations are a great way to speak to people that don‚Äôt really know about us,‚ÄĚ says Ajay. ‚ÄúWe can tell the world that we haven‚Äôt just been here for 50 years, but we‚Äôve contributed to society in real positive ways over the last half century. We‚Äôve contributed on a social level, a community level ‚Äď we have made a very positive impact to the world.‚ÄĚ
Feb 16 2014 Certificate of appreciation
Chief Minister of Haryana in a glittering ceremony awarded ISKCON Food Relief Foundation THE "Certificate of Appreciation". The State Government's highest decoration was conferred on ISKCONfor the selfless work done by the foundation in partnership with the State Government.
Johnny has visited ISKCON Juhu for various functions organized by Bhakti Kala Kshetra at ISKCON Auditorium. He is fully supportive of the mission of the Hare Krishna Movement. He is a true spiritual Christian not limited by race, religion, or creed. Johnny was very appreciative of getting Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is. He is certainly a friend of the devotees.
The fulfillment of the desire of visionaries, from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu down to Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, saints and incarnations, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is a unique and ambitious project to make the vast culture and philosophy of the timeless Vedic tradition accessible to everyone.
Jan 24 2014 Great News: The Institute for Spiritual Culture
The Board Members HH Sivarama Swami, HH Niranjana Swami, HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami, HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami and HG Badrinarayan Prabhu will grace the event and give insights into the importance of the universal principles of spiritual culture.
A devout catholic finds herself unexpectedly amidst a kirtan. In this video she describes her incredible experience...
Today, as they did four decades ago, devotees at ISKCON New Vrindaban are embarking on a labor of love. They‚Äôre undertaking the restoration of the Palace of Gold, home to Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON‚Äôs Founder-Acarya, to continue spreading his glories to the world.
Jan 10 2014 “I have some of his books in my Library”
On the 26th of November last a group of devotees from Croatia visited their President Ivo Josipovic. As per protocol 30 minutes was scheduled for the meeting, however, due to the pleasant atmosphere of the meeting that time was extended. After the exchange of information, gifts were presented to the President, two cakes from our vegetarian restaurant Vegehop for him and his associates, as well as a special gift from India - Rudra Veena.
I am pleased to say that His Holiness Bhakti Vrajendranananda Maharaja has made a remarkable recovery and has just been discharged from the hospital. He is still of course in a state of more than sensitive health. This is the third time the doctors were almost helpless as to what to do and that he was practically gone
Dec 20 2013 Spanish Dignitaries Recieve Bhagavad-gita
Ceuta, a spanish city in the north of Africa (population 80.000). The day of Gita Jayanti eve, Iskcon member Krishna Kripa Dasa (Juan Carlos Ramchandani) met the Director of Goverment Relations with Religions (maximum authority from the spanish goverment in dealings with other faiths besides catholicism) Mr. Angel Llorente, as well Direcotr of Foundation Pluralismo y Convivencia (a supported by goverment foundation to promote cooperation and diversity among different religions), Mr. Fernando Arias Canga
With the blessings of Lord Sri Krishna and Srila Prabhupada, we are delighted to inform you that B4U Music TV Channel has started broadcasting our Hare Krishna Culture TV show on its channel every day from 6am till 7am GMT all over the UK, Europe, Africa, Malaysia and Singapore
The Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark Mr Kevin Mcdonald praised Bhaktivedanta Manor for its 'wonderful welcome and hospitality' during his official visit
Dec 2 2013 16 Vegan Celebrities
More people than you may have thought are on plant-based and animal-free diets: PETA reports that 2.5 percent of U.S. residents are vegans, while another 5 percent are vegetarians. Celebrities are no strangers to these dietary changes; big names like Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and now Al Gore are all on board with veganism
Several articles appeared recently on major websites demonstrating the influence of the bhakti movement in the west. "Paul McCartney tells Dalai Lama he‚Äôs wrong to eat meat" "Norway's Army Tries To Save The World... By Going Vegetarian" "Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?"
Nov 18 2013 Mayapur at World Travel Market 2013
World Travel Market (WTM) is a global travel event in the year held yearly at the Excel Centre in London. This year the event took place from the 4th to 7th November 2013. For 3 consecutive years Mayapur Worldwide, a voluntary charitable service promoting Mayapur in the UK/ Ireland has been invited by the WTM to promote Mayapur
HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja awards the Sannyasa order of life to his two dear disciples of ISKCON Vrindavan. H. G. Janardana Prabhu and H. G. Vaisnava Prabhu were got Sannyas. Their Sannyasa name is H. H. Bhakti Anugraha Janardana Swami and H. H. Bhakti Ashraya Vaisnava Swami. All the devotees are so happy and blissful
Yesterday Radhapriya and I went to an event put on by a Conservative MP. This event required registration, security checks and confirmation prior to the event and then photo ID with the confirmation letter to get in. We took 2 Bhagavad Gitas with us in the hopes of getting 1 into the hands of the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tonight took part in a solemn ceremony of thanks with Hindus on the banks of the River Ganga. In the holy Hindu city of Rishikesh, the prince led his wife by the hand to the banks of the sacred river where they joined Hindu worshippers conducting the Aarti ceremony
After four years in zoning limbo, the proposed Hare Krishna temple at the intersection of Troy and Baldwin Roads has received unanimous approval from the township zoning board.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Diwali celebration at the White House. November 5, 2013
I'm Tulsi Gabbard. I'm honored to send you my warmest aloha and wish you and your family a Happy Diwali. On this day, Lord Ramachandra returned to his kingdom of Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile and was coronated as King. Jay Shri Krishna!
Nov 5 2013 The biggest light in religion
A translated article in Dainik Bhaskar (India's leading Hindi Daily) on 3rd November regarding the Mayapur Project. "The largest temple in the world, although constructed only one third it is visible from 10 Km."
Nov 4 2013 Meeting and Greeting
Today in London four devotees met the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron MP at an Annakuta celebration, Srutidharma prabhu, Gauri prabhu, Jai Krsna prabhu and Praghosa prabhu. Mr Cameron was accompanied by his wife Samantha who was dressed for the occasion in a sari
Nov 4 2013 Diwali celebrated with gusto in U.K.
British Prime Minister David Cameron extended his best wishes to everyone on the occasion of Diwali today. In one of the biggest celebrations of Diwali in the country, over 15,000 people came together at Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple near Watford
So we think that holding festivals is solely the temple or preaching centre responsibility? What if there is no local temple, or you live in a small village and travel 163 miles to the temple does this give you an exemption on holding festivals. May be you see it as a senior devotee or temple devotee responsibility...
Oct 31 2013 Capitol Hill celebrates its first-ever Diwali
The first-ever Congressional Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill on Tuesday evening was a spectacular event by any measure, with the House of Representatives Rayburn Building lobby overflowing with over 500 members of the Indian American community, scores of United States lawmakers, administration officials and well-wishers
Oct 31 2013 Land granted in Tenerife
On Friday October 25th, the Town Hall of Adeje, Tenerife South, in a plenary session approved the donation of a plot for the building of a Temple. The next day the Mayor announced it during the celebrations of Diwali
The team from ISKCON in their traditional costumes, add the flavour to the solemn theme and sanctity of Diwali (unfortunately missing from commercialised Diwali events.)
We then called our Vet who gave us contact details of neighboring farms ‚Äď we called around ‚Äď nobody has claimed her. We also logged a called with the Sheriff‚Äôs Office and there has been no claims from there either. So Radha Damodara has brought this soul to our community ‚Äď we named her Janma and let‚Äôs hope that she is here to stay
Oct 19 2013 The Many Shades of Love
Most people come initially because of the colors, in a spirit of fun,‚ÄĚ says festival organizer Caru Das of the Sri Sri Radha Krsna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. The bands that we present play soul kirtan, dubstep, reggae, rock and roll, blues . . . all different kinds of styles. But the lyrics are all names of God, mostly from the Sanskrit. And these mantras have a particularly powerful effect in raising consciousness.‚ÄĚ
Oct 10 2013 Polyfest
The Food For All band took to the stage last Saturday at the famous Half Moon, for a sold out gig in honour of a wonderful devotee and singer Maharani Devi or as the world knew her Polystyrene, singer with X-ray Specs
On Sunday afternoon, Mr.Rajiv Shukla, Member of Parliament, IPL Chairman, BCCI Vice President came to ISKCON Juhu for Darshan of Sri Sri Radha Rasabihariji. I talked to him that it‚Äôs nice that you came to temple for darshan‚Ä¶
Better known by his stage names KRS-One, said how he developed an appreciation for a story about Lord Krishna instructing Arjuna on the battlefield
Sep 29 2013 Croatian President honours prasadam
On Saturday, 31st August 2013, the Friends of Animals Society, with the technical help of the Vegehop restaurant, organized a vegan feast for the President of The Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, in his residence on Pantovcak, Zagreb. Devarsi Narada das presented him with the First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, Isopanisad and Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers, all with an inscription: "To our dear President, I. Josipovic, from the Hare Krishna Community in The Republic of Croatia."
Sep 26 2013 Recipe for the Suffering Soul
My Initiated name is Candra Das. I am a disciple of H.H Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaja. I am currently employed as a correctional counselor at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Oregon (Snake River Correctional Institution is located 11 miles east of the Idaho/Oregon state line). I have been employed with the Oregon Department of Corrections for 18 years
Five devotees from ISKCON were invited to participate in the event. HG Vrajendranandan Das (Director - ISKCON National Communications) addressed the gathering in the presence of respected President of India on the topic of ahimsa quoting from Bhagavad Gita. The speech was well received and appreciated by all the participants.
Sep 19 2013 Hollywood Directors visit ISKCON Delhi (photos)
Mr.Paul Ritchie a Hollywood producer whose works include the famous "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Bend it Like Beckham", along with two directors from the Americas visited ISKCON Delhi with their Indian crew
Sep 19 2013 Birnagar manuscripts breakthrough!!
On the 175th birth anniversary and upcoming 100th disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, we are very happy to report that the BRC (Bhaktivedanta Research Centre) has been given permission to scan and preserve the entire library at Birnagar, the birthplace of Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Mission Statement: To create and offer programs and facilities that promote ongoing advancement in: Devotional Service. Healthy loving sadhu-satsang. Well-being of our Krishna Balarama Family. In order to fulfill the objectives of our beloved founder Acarya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Srila Prabhupada, the Guru Parampara and Lord Caitanya.