Nov 13 2012 A small step for ISKCON UK, a big step in following Srila Prabhupada’s Instructions

By Praghosa Dasa

On Saturday the 10th of November a rather unspectacular but noteworthy event took place in the UK National in Radlett, London. The signing of a lease agreement between the original ISKCON charity of 1969 and the relatively new ISKCON London charity


Nov 11 2012 Save Yamuna: A very good news

By Brajraj Sharan

The Supreme Court on 9th November has now granted three weeks time for experts to come up with a plan to close all the drains falling into the river in Delhi


Nov 8 2012 Govindas questionnaire results

By Ivor Lyons

Many thanks to the many hundreds of people who responded to our survey about the concept of developing Govindas across Europe. The results show massive support for the project


Nov 3 2012 Meeting with President of India

By Vrajendra Nandan Das

HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj, HH Bhakti Vijnana Swami Maharaj and myself met H.E. Pranab Mukharjee, President of India on 1st November, 2012 at President House, New Delhi.HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj presented a copy of English Bhagavad Gita As it is and a copy of Krishna Art book to the President of India


Nov 2 2012 Gopal Krishna Goswami giving GITA to President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

By Madhava Das

Photos of Gopal Krishna Goswami giving GITA to President of India, Pranab Mukherjee


Oct 9 2012 Lil’ Balaram 8 Yr. old presents Vedic Cosmology @ Young Maker Faire, San Francisco

By Balimardana Dasa

The event took place in San Mateo Convention Center, San Francisco Bay Area, California for 2 consecutive days. Generally the visitors to the event are almost 50,000


Sep 28 2012 Sri Lankan No 1 Women Sport Star Receives Singhalese Bhagavad- gita As It Is

By bh. Mohan

The day before elections we set a book stall in Laksmi Narayana Temple in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. All of a sudden the crowd became excited seeing famous athletic Olympic medallist and ex. world record holder in running Mrs. Susanthika Jayasingha entering the Temple


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.”


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


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


May 22 2012 Every Nook and Cranny Should be Beautiful”

By Maitreya dasa

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


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


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”


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


Mar 30 2012 An awesome review of the Palace of Gold


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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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