Sep 19 2012 Scholars praise new ISKCON documentary

By Radha Mohan Das

A Documentary Film about Faith was shown at the annual British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) conference, which was held at Winchester University on Thursday evening 6th September

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Sep 1 2012 ISKCON New Talavana & New Orleans Spared by Hurricane Isaac

By New Talavana Communications

ISKCON New Orleans temple has been without electrical power since Tuesday. They have one generator that provides some lights. The devotees did not evacuate and are faithfully serving the temple deities. The temple suffered some roof damage

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Aug 25 2012 Lil’ Krishna Kidz - Summer Camp Report - San Francisco Bay Area

By Balimardana Das

Lil’ Krishna Kidz is a spiritual enrichment program that offers Krishna Conscious teaching and activities to kids in a fun-filled atmosphere. It was started in the San Franciso Bay Area in May 2011 under the able guidance of Hanumatpreshaka Maharaja and currently enrolls over 30 regular kids

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Aug 23 2012 Boy Scouts at Sridham Mayapur

By Rama Vigraha das

The”Mayapur Explorers” is a program for devotee boys ages 11 to 18 under the Youth Committee of the Mayapur Community Sevaks (MCS)

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Aug 22 2012 Indian Ambassador Of Germany Receives Save Yamuna Letter Of Request By Iskcon Devotees And Hindu Comunity

By Mohini Priya Devi Dasi

In the week prior and after the Janmasthami celebrations representatives from ISKCON, Environmental Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and other Hindu organizations worldwide presented letters to Ambassadors at Indian Embassies in several capitals of the world including Washington D.C., London, and Brussels

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Aug 20 2012 Spiritual Support at the London Olympics- - Multi-faith Centre in Athletes’ Village

By Radha Mohan das

London 2012 was revolutionary in many ways, even from a spiritual dimension. One of the unique features of the Olympic site was a multi-faith centre, strategically placed in the heart of the Athletes’ Village, offering easy and ready access to anyone who felt the need to seek spiritual guidance

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Aug 19 2012 Did Krishna Do It?

By Urmila Devi-Dasi

The first of many planned apps for Apple's ipad with Krishna conscious reading and learning activities is available. This first app has English and Gujarati

2,691 Views
 
 

Aug 17 2012 Monk Passes Oxford on Trek Across Canada

By Victoria Mattan

A 59 year old man originally from Chatham, Ontario is walking across the country. Bhaktimarga Swami calls himself the Walking Monk

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Jul 22 2012 Israeli iskcon member receives dairy studies award

By Vivienne Meyuhas

Bhakta Re'em of the Israeli yatra received an award for his dedicated studies in the field of dairy farming at one of Israel's leading technological colleges

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Jul 21 2012 New ISKCON Property Purchased in California

By Akruranath Das

ISKCON of Silicon Valley has recently purchased a property in Mountain View, California, which will serve as the new home of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Sri Radha-Madana Mohan, and Sri Sri Laksmi-Nrsimhadeva, and as the principal meeting place and base of operations for the ISV community

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Jul 5 2012 Devotee Recognised by Queen Elizabeth

By Praghosa dasa

Hari-dhama dasa, a disciple of Mukunda Goswami, was recently awarded the official Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of the contribution he has made in the name of society and public service. He works for the London Ambulance Service as a Paramedic Student Practice Educator and as an Emergency First Responder

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Jul 5 2012 Footballer Befriends Devotees

By Radha Mohan Das

ISKCON UK Book Distribution Minister, Vishvambhar das, was out distributing books when he bumped into world-class professional footballer, Anthony Gardner (former Tottenham Hotspurs and England player, currently with Sheffield United) and his wife Mehrnoosh. The couple were so attracted to the philosophy of Krishna consciousness that they not only took a book but instantly struck up a friendship with Vishvambhar das

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Jun 27 2012 Archbishop of Canterbury receives Bhagavad Gita As It Is

By Vidura Das

On 25th May 2012, Hari das and Vidura das from ISKCON Coventry along with their special guest Pundarik Goswami of the Radharaman Temple in Vrindavan were invited to attend the Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) celebrations of Coventry Cathedral. Amongst the many distinguished guests were Princess Anne and The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Dr Rowan Williams

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Jun 27 2012 Bill Clinton Gets a Bhagavad-gita

By Sankarshan Das

On Thursday 14 June 2012 ISKCON devotee, Bhakta Brian, dressed as a devotee, was out distributing books on a crowded sidewalk on Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, California when all of a sudden former US President Bill Clinton chose him out of the crowd, walked up to him, shook his hand, and gave him a warm hug. Listen now to an interview with Bhakta Brian how he gave the Bhagavad-gita to this world famous celebrity

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Jun 11 2012 “Walking Monk” makes stop in Alberton

By Cindy Chant

This may be Bhaktimarga Swami’s (The Walking Monk) fourth trek across Canada, but May 22 was the first time taking a break in the small town of Alberton. “This is such a quiet province,” said Bhaktimarga, as he explained, “Every day is an adventure.”

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Jun 4 2012 Devotees attend Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service

By Radha Mohan Das

Srutidharma das and Radha Mohan das represented Bhaktivedanta Manor and the wider Hindu community at the Service of Thanksgiving for the County of Hertfordshire to Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

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May 29 2012 Chants, songs and bulrush snack part of monk’s first day on Confederation Trail

By Eric McCarthy

If Bhaktimarga Swami’s (The Walking Monk’s) saffron–coloured robes don’t catch your attention, then maybe the 25 year-old Bluefront Amazon parrot perched confidently on the shoulder of Daruka dasa’s shoulder will

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May 22 2012 Every Nook and Cranny Should be Beautiful”

By Maitreya dasa

Interview with the very meticulous, Radha Vrindabanchandra’s Groundskeeper, Maitreya dasa

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Apr 17 2012 Hare Krishna Tolerance

By Barnaby Haszard Morris

I was walking along Lambton Quay in Wellington the other day, on the way to buy my niece a present for her fifth birthday. My train of thought was a little unfocused as I tried to think of what she would like: a book? a DVD? a Barbie? Would she want something she already knows a lot about, or a total surprise? Hey, perhaps school supplies would be an appropriately practical gift for a grown-up girl

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Apr 12 2012 A gift from the Krishna Avanti School to Buckingham Palace

By Radha Mohan Das

Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple President Srutidharma das explained to the Queen that Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught a philosophy that is “beyond all material designations and differences, and that through singing and dancing we should surrender our hearts to God”

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Apr 4 2012 Vanipedia – 4 years online

By Visnu Murti das

On the 21st of March Vanipedia celebrated its first 4 years online. During this time over 300 devotees participated in thematically mapping Śrīla Prabhupāda’s teachings. And while Vaniquotes is still a work in progress, we have already attained a major achievement by creating over 13,000 categories and 72,000 pages and compiling over 1,680,000 quotes

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Mar 30 2012 An awesome review of the Palace of Gold

By wvliving.com

Hidden in West Virginia’s hills is one of the state’s most magnificent treasures—a monument that rivals the majestic palaces of India. Tucked among the hills of the rural northern panhandle at the end of a crumbling, unlined paved road, you would have a hard time stumbling across this hidden treasure

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Mar 30 2012 Royals visit Krishna Avanti School - video

By Radha Mohan das

Inside the main hall which contains the deities of Krishna Balaram, Krishna Avanti School children sang Sri Krishna Caitanya, a Vaishnava song written by Narottam Das Thakur, followed by the Hare Krishna mantra. The Queen particularly appreciated the devotional music

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Mar 27 2012 “I’ve Got The Fever!”

By Bhaktin Priya Naidoo

Last night I attended the Sunday Feast at the SSRR temple-it also happened to be Snana Yatra so the devotees had more energy and enthusiasm than usual. What was more striking however, was a fun, creative and seemingly spontaneous presentation from The Blue Mountain Children's tent team and the Youth Lounge, two dynamic preaching events at the Durban Festival of Chariots this year during the Easter weekend

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Mar 21 2012 Russian court dismisses plea seeking ban on Gita

By many media sources

A Russian court today dismissed a petition seeking a ban on a translated version of Bhagvad Gita for being "extremist", bringing cheers to followers across the world. "The court in the Siberian city of Tomsk has dismissed the plea," Sadhu Priya Das of Moscow ISKCON said soon after the verdict was announced

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Mar 19 2012 The Bhagavad Gita trial restarts tomorrow (20th of March)

By Kasisvar das

A group of renowned Russian scientists representing leading Russian research organisations and universities has addressed an open letter to President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in connection with the ongoing trial of "Bhagavad Gita As It Is", a revered Hindu scripture, in the Russian city of Tomsk

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Mar 9 2012 Sannyasa Initiation on Sri Gaura Purnima in Sri Mayapura Dhama

By Lilasuka Dasa

His Grace Nitai Prasad Dasa received sannyasa initiation on 8 March 2012 from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami on the auspicious occasion of Gaura Purnima. His sannyasa name is Bhakti Nityananda Swami

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Mar 8 2012 A Royal Meeting

By Radha Mohan Das

On 15th February Sutapa das brahmacari had the opportunity to meet Her Majesty The Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury. A multi-faith reception was held at Lambeth Palace in London; one of the first public engagements to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year

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Mar 6 2012 Unveiling of BBt House in Vrindavan

By Krishna Baladev das

On the auspicious occasion of Srila Madhvendra Puri’s Disappareance, March 5th, 2012, ISKCON Vrindavan unveiled the ‘Bhaktivedanta Book Trust House’ located between the Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Temple and Srila Prabhupada’s House. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is the world's largest publisher of literature on Krishna consciousness and Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy

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Feb 29 2012 ISKCON Retains Its Religious Status in Hungary

By Krishna-lila Dasi

On February 27, 2012, the Hungarian Parliament voted on the amendment to the new religious law, adding 18 religious organizations to the list of fully recognized churches in Hungary. Among others, the new list includes well-established Christian groups (such as the Methodists, Anglicans, Adventists, Mormons), the Jehovah Witnesses, representatives of other Eastern world religions (2 Muslim groups, 5 Buddhist communities and the Hungarian Society for Krishna Consciousness)

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Feb 19 2012 HH Romapada Swami in hospital

By Dr. Madhavananda Das

This is to inform that Romapada Maharaja was taken ill today in Mayapur and has been transported to the Birla Heart Centre in Kolkata. He has symptoms of breathlessness and chest pain on the right side. At the moment he is conscious but on oxygen

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Feb 17 2012 Showing the Way

By Times of India

Alfred Ford (re-christened Ambarish Das), an American heir to Ford fortune and the great grandson of legendary businessman Henry Ford, visited the Institute of Leadership Entrepreneurship and Development (iLead) Kolkata campus to interact with the students and teachers

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Feb 3 2012 VIHE Student Wins Gold Medal in Gita Contest

By Sita Rani Devi Dasi

On the 19th of December 2011, Worldwide Gita Contest 2011 was organized in Bangalore. Over 5000 participants from all over the world came together for this contest. ISKCON was represented by a 25 year old humble devotee, Mathura Bihari Das, disciple of H.H Radha Govind Maharaj. Born in Bihar and currently living in Vrindavan, he had recently completed the Bhakti Shastri Course at VIHE, Vrindavan

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Jan 26 2012 The 1st temple to have LIVE Broadcast in Ujjain City

By Rasalila Devi Dasi

ISKCON Ujjain is the 1st temple in Ujjain city to have full-time LIVE broadcast of all its temple programs from the time it opens to the time it closes. It was all put together in just a matter of few months and successfully launched on November 22, 2011- Also the 1st temple to be fully Solar Powered in Ujjain!

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Jan 24 2012 A new Narasimha temple complex coming up in Bangalore

By Hariksetra das

A new temple complex dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is coming up in a half acre complex in the eastern part of Bangalore. This project is dedicated to Srila Prabhupada and is being promoted and built by followers of Srila Prabhupada

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Jan 23 2012 “Exploring the Bhagavad-gita” Wins Prestigious Choice Award

By Madhava Smullen

Earlier this month “Exploring the Bhagavad gita: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning,” a new book written by ISKCON Academy of Arts and Sciences member Dr. Ithamar Theodor, and released by leading academic publisher Ashgate, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011

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Jan 20 2012 The GBC’s First International Leadership Sanga (ILS)

By Madhava Smullen

A unique second festival will be held alongside the world-famous Mayapur Festival this year in West Bengal, India. On behalf of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, the GBC’s Strategic Planning Team will organize the first International Leadership Sanga (ILS) from February 10th to 17th

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Jan 14 2012 Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago visits Hare Krishna Land, Juhu

By Parijata devi dasi

The Honorable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago accompanied by Foreign Minister, Surujrattan Rambachan and ministers of her cabinet visited ISKCON Juhu on 13th January 2012 and took darshan of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radharasabihariji, Sri Sri Gaur Nitaiji and Sri Sri Sita Ram Laxman Hanumanji. Also accompanying them was famous cricketer Brian Lara

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Jan 4 2012 BBT E-books

By BBT Communications

Have you thought about moving further into the techological fray and buying yourself an eReader? Even though it might seem daunting to face yet more new technology, there are reasons why you should – the most compelling being that you can easily store all of Srila Prabhupada’s books (and so many others!) on one handheld device (storage capacities vary)

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Jan 4 2012 Release of the annotated scans for chapter seven of Bhagavad-gita As It Is

By BBT Communications

This is a historic chapter because here is where Srila Prabhupada switched from typing manuscripts himself to using a dictaphone. What sort of difference did that make? Included with the scans are twelve sample pages from the manuscript, including both typed and dictated portions. So you can see for yourself

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