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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

By Guru Gauranga das

According to ISKCON's general counsel, Devakinandan Prabhu, the 2020 ISKCON Global Conference of Devotee Attorneys will offer devotee attorneys, jurists and law students from around the world the opportunity to meet in person for the first time in order to (1) get to know each other in an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual understanding in devotion to Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna, and (2) develop an integrated network of legal service providers capable of serving the 21st-century needs of ISKCON and its devotees. The term "devotee attorney" means any devotee or friend of Krishn...

Sep 18, 2019 -- 741 views
By Gauri das

The appointment will begin in January 2020, which is a great conclusion to the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of ISKCON UK celebrations. Chairman of the temple trustees, Navina Krishna Das, said, “The initial proposal of Visakha Dasi actually came as a result of her engagement with the youth. They had found her both inspiring and deeply grounded in the teachings of Krishna consciousness. Even though she was invited to apply for the temple president position, her interview process was rigorous. On each level we found what we were looking for: a depth of spiritual understanding and a sobe...

Sep 14, 2019 -- 7,382 views
By Ananda Tirtha Das

The Annual General Meeting of the ISKCON GBC Society will begin on February 11, 2020. Following the ISKCON GBC Society's Rules of Order, the GBC Secretariat requests proposals, duly sponsored by two GBC members, to be submitted by December 15, 2019. Note that NO proposals will be entertained after this date. Please follow the updated format for GBC Proposals, attached as a fillable PD

Sep 9, 2019 -- 679 views
By Bhakta George Pratt

August 14, 2019 - On Sri Balaram Jayanti Mahotsava (the Appearance Day of Lord Balaram), ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (“GBC”) and the Board of Directors of Bharati Center, Inci. (“Brooklyn Temple” or “Temple") won a notable victory in the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court (“Appellate Court”). A four-judge panel of the Appellate Court denied a motion brought by the Temple’s former directors (“Former Directors”) for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Temple’s current directors and officers from undertaking “any conduct . . . ...

Aug 25, 2019 -- 1,246 views
By Brahma Muhurta Das

Each year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes a limited number of copies of a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world. Srila Prabhupada's unique position as the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is significant in numerous ways. Essentially, he is the instructing spiritual master for everyone within ISKCON. These books are available below, as .pdf documents for free download. When available, the books are divided into chapters to help you find the section you want faster....

Aug 24, 2019 -- 1,513 views
By Gopal Bhatta dasa

Millennia ago the Sages of Namasrayana began a 1000-year sacrifice to abate the spread of Kali Yuga. Lord Caitanya appeared just over 500 years ago to resuscitate the chanting of Krsna’s Holy Name providing an easy yet sublime opportunity to escape Kali’s grip. Just 54 years ago His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, came to the West to spread the word that pure devotional service to Lord Krsna is the medicine to mitigate the suffering caused by Kali’s cohorts, lust, anger and greed. He founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and flooded...

Aug 18, 2019 -- 1,154 views
By Shri Narendra Modi

The celebration of the auspicious festival of Janmashtami is a blessed occasion for the innumerable devotees of Shri Krishna. ISKCON has been making a remarkable contribution in spreading the divine philosophy, wisdom and message of Shri Krishna. Its members have been serving the humanity through its numerous philanthropic missions underlining the non-duality of service to God and humanity. The relevance of Shri Krishna's message of peace, unbounded spiritual love and bliss is timeless and universal in its appeal. His sublime instruction to humanity to perform duty without attachment...

Aug 18, 2019 -- 2,111 views
By The Vanipedia Team

In June of 2019, the Bhaktivedanta Archives completed the release of all of Srila Prabhupada’s audio files. It is now confirmed, there are over 2,400 hours of audio in 3,804 files to be listened to attentively. This is a great victory for his devotees! Indeed, the devotees want to hear Srila Prabhupada! Everyday we sing in joy “My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth.” Srila Prabhupada’s tape ministry in the 1980’s had only 700 hours of audio. The Archives expanded the tape ministry in the 1990’s with another 300 hours. ...

Aug 11, 2019 -- 784 views
By Yugala Kishor Gour das

History tells us that the album recordings took place in the famous EMI Studios at Abbey Road and Trident House Studios at Annes Court in July 1969 and January - March 1970. with the first single released in the second half of 1969 and Govinda hitting the charts in early 1970. The album itself was released in the USA on 21st May 1971 and 28th May of that year in Europe. These master tapes, reel 1 & 2, are dated 3rd February 1971. Interesting fact is that Reel 1 has a note written on it stating, 'Title changed to Goddess of Fortune' BBT 101A and Reel 2 says BBT 101B. This was the mo...

Jul 14, 2019 -- 747 views
By Yugala Kishor Gour das

In the MetaVision period Mohan filmed many Krishna Conscious events, seminars and festivals. He even went on an European Tour, recording different temples and their local activities. All these were recorded on a semi professional system called Sony U-Matic. These tapes can not be played on your normal house VHS and/or Betamax systems, they are simply to big. Measuring 3/4 inch. According to several devotees, whom I have spoken to, this archive ended up on Inish Rath in Northern Ireland, brought there by Tribhuvanath prabhu. Some devotees claim to have seen the tapes there. But they ...

Apr 5, 2019 -- 738 views
By Visakha Dasi

We have personally seen Srila Prabhupada's eagerness to preach to even one person. It is our honor, privilege and great happiness to continue to serve his desire in distributing HARE KRISHNA! to all parts of the world thus giving access to thousands to view his amazing life story and thus begin their journey on the path of lasting freedom. To date, HARE KRISHNA! has been screened in public movie theaters in 39 countries and has been viewed online in more than 100 countries. All in all, over 14,000 DVDs in the four languages have been distributed since January.

Mar 30, 2019 -- 513 views
By Bhakta dasa

The horrific massacre that unfolded in Christchurch New Zealand on Friday 15th March, in which to date 50 human beings have lost their lives, is truly a very dark moment in history, not only for Muslims but for all who treasure the gift of life. On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Hare Krishna Movement, I wish to convey that ISKCON members all over the world offer their sincere prayers to all who are suffering due to this insane act of evil madness. Our deepest sympathy goes to those who lost family members, friends and fellow members of the Christchurch Muslim community, as w...

Mar 17, 2019 -- 2,187 views
By Praghosa Dasa

Today we express our heartfelt sorrow to the senseless and horrific atrocities that took place in New Zealand. Defenceless, peaceful people praying in a sacred place taken away in a cowardly act of terrorism. We stand united with the Muslim community against such evil terror.

Mar 16, 2019 -- 783 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa Das

“It has been a most momentous 50 years. From the devotees first arriving on UK soil to where we are today and everything in between has been some journey of hard work, good fortune, unexpected twists and turns, great struggle and even a sprinkling of miracles! We look forward to the next 50 years and all it has to bring!”

Jan 8, 2019 -- 647 views
Hare KrishnaBy Pancharatna das

When we began this project one of our primary goals was to provide a way for devotees, especially book distributors, to connect people they meet with a follow-up system. One of our main considerations was to have online courseware to provide people that are interested. Now we have it and we invite you to use it. I'm especially hoping that this facility could be taken up by book distributors during the upcoming marathon.

Nov 23, 2018 -- 1,247 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa Das

I was saddened to hear about the fire at the Manor's Goshala but incredibly grateful to Krishna that nobody was hurt and that the cows are safe. I was also very happy to learn that Jagaddhatri, Devaki and Sanjay are all fine after being treated in hospital for smoke inhalation. The quick actions and tireless work of both our devotees and emergency services helped to contain the fire, and avoid what could have been an unimaginable disaster. It is testimony to the devotee...

Sep 23, 2018 -- 1,265 views
Hare KrishnaBy The World Holy Name Festival Team

Since we’re just a month away from the World Holy Name Festival, we’re presenting ideas for temple Presidents and devotees to make the most of this spiritual event. The World Holy Name Festival organising team has carefully curated a list of inspirational ideas which can be taken up by one an all, alone or with family or with friends.

Aug 24, 2018 -- 921 views
Hare KrishnaBy The Tributes Team

Srila Prabhupada values his disciples and granddisciples enormously and would inquire where someone was when he visited a temple and did not see them present. Once he even sent a entire temple in Switzerland to visit a godsister who was in hospital. Srila Prabhupada’s ability to be concerned about everyone but himself is one example of his greatness. The celebration of Vyasa-puja, is an impetus for us to come together and think of each other’s wellbeing througho...

Aug 17, 2018 -- 1,102 views