Apr 20 2014 Srila Prabhupada’s Audio to Text Fidelity Project

By Visnu Murti dasa

Vanipedia happily announces to everyone that the *Srila Prabhupada's Audio to Text Fidelity Project *created to proofread all the lectures & conversations of Srila Prabhupada is *now launched.* Already there are three devotees (Rishab, Uma and Surya) involved, and now we are ready to engage more proofreaders.


Apr 3 2014 The Sannyasa Ministry would like your feedback!

By Lilasuka das

To expand ISKCON's preaching mission Srila Prabhupada created sannyasis. Thus the Ministry for Sannyasa Service has established a website to provide information about potential sannyasis to the ISKCON community and to get feedback in order to help in the candidate's training. On this page is the personal data and the devotional history of the present sannyasa candidates. If you know any of these candidates and would like to express something positive or negative pertaining to their candidacy to the Sannyasa Committee, please send us your comments via the comments page of the website


Mar 27 2014 Souvenir Magazine Publication Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Campaign to Save Bhaktivedanta Manor

By Radha Mohan Das

It is 20 years since the famous march of 36,000 who united against the decision by Hertsmere Council to close Bhaktivedanta Manor to the public. (The matter was happily resolved in May 1996). Below is the Free E-edition of the special magazine "Turning Point", which brings the inspirational story alive for all readers!


Mar 20 2014 Mayapur Institute Foundation Laying Press Release

By Jagannatha dasa

Please find attached an announcement of our recent foundation stone laying celebration for the upcoming Mayapur Institute campus, attended by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami.


Jan 30 2014 Vrinda Kunda Fest Parikrama Schedule

By Deena Bandhu Dasa

The Vrindavan Festival after Gaura Purnima is usually quite hot so better to come to Vrindavan before! One year, a devotee told me that he never knew there was so nice weather in Vrindavan. So come to Vrindavan first, and then go on to Mayapur Festival and leave after Gaura Purnima when it starts to get hot! And our festival ends with plenty of time to reach for Mayapur Festival!


Jan 30 2014 You are all invited to the Grand Opening of ISKCON Noida

By Lokanath Swami

It is with great joy that I would like to invite devotees from all over the world to attend the grand inauguration of the Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev temple and Bhaktivedanta Academy, as well as the installations of Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev, Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, on the most auspicious occasion of Nityananda Trayodasi, 12 February 2014


Jan 27 2014 TOVP e-Newsletter to Roll Out

By Sunanda das

Devotees and ISKCON supporters and members worldwide are hearing more and more about the progress of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, and in great anticipation await its completion. With the aim of regularly inspiring and informing all interested parties, the TOVP Team will be producing a regular e-newsletter.


Jan 21 2014 Call for homages for Srila Prabhupada’s 2014 Vyasa Puja Book

By Dravida dasa

Kindly submit your homage to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa-puja book by April 15. In addition, if you're a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, please check out www.sptributes.com to learn about a Vyasa-puja book open to all his disciples.


Jan 21 2014 BBT Important Position to Fill

By Nila Khurana

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, Srila Prabhupada's prized institution for distributing spiritual literature for the betterment of society, has had an impact on the world in a tremendous way, the full measure of which we will likely not know for quite some time. Most devotees who have joined the movement owe their commitment and beliefs to reading one of his transcendental publications. Many even joined solely from a book that was given to them by a friend or that sat on someone's shelf for years before being read.


Jan 18 2014 Have the same problem as Bhakta John?

By Yudhistir Das

The ISKCON Ministry of Communications has come out with a new video: "Have the same problem as Bhakta John?" Watch it and find out how did he solve it!


Jan 5 2014 Response to Cow Protection article

By Nitin Bhatt

AFFCAP is NOT part of ISKCON. We are an independent trust formed in Jaipur, India and perform Ahimsa certifications to goshalas throughout India. Yet, we are proud to declare that our philosophical underpinnings are solely focused on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada.


Jan 2 2014 Vrindavan.tv

By Uddhavabandhu Dasa

We are very pleased to announce January 14th, 2014 as the launching date for the latest updated version of Vrindavan.tv - This will be the official live website of ISKCON Vrindavan and is its latest version in our four years of operation . This new site will be more technologically advanced and user-friendly. We are confident you will find the layout of this new edition to be not only very beautifully done but also a great opportunity for you to share in the seva and devotional activities in Vrindavan from anywhere in the world.


Dec 31 2013 Announcing the Prabhupada Global Kirtan Revolution website!

By Rasikananda Dasa

The website will feature a global weekly outreach report on kirtan, book distribution, prasadam distribution, festivals and more, hosted by H.G. Guru Das Prabhu, one of the first disciples of Srila Prabhupada


Dec 23 2013 2014 Bhakti-shastri course at our Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education

By Damodarashtak das

We are heartily inviting all the serious students to the transformational VIHE Bhakti-sastri course. The Bhakti-sastri course is a systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's books. Srila Prabhupada wanted all of us to deeply study his books, so that we could be better preachers, teachers and, very importantly, achieve a clear understanding and application of the beautiful science of devotional service


Dec 21 2013 Invitation to the Open Vyasa-puja Book

By Pradyumna Dasa

The book accepts offerings from everyone directly initiated by Srila Prabhupada, regardless of their personal history, present circumstances, personal views, or institutional affiliation


Dec 19 2013 Spiritual Leadership: Seminar on Being a Guru in ISKCON

By Prahladananda Swami

The Guru Seminar is highly interactive and provides opportunities to share realizations with fellow senior Vaishnavas. It was organized by the GBC Guru Services Committee with the direct input of senior leaders including Bhakti Charu Swami, Jayapataka Swami, Radhanatha Swami, Ravindra Svarupa prabhu and other senior devotees and educators


Dec 19 2013 ISKCON India Advisory Council mandates AFFCAP certification for Iskcon India Goshalas

By Pancaratna Das

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We would like to bring to your kind attention that at the recent meeting of the ISKCON India Advisory Council (IIAC) it was decided that all ISKCON centers having any number of cows, bulls or calves must register their centre and each individual animal with the Ahimsa Foundation for Cattle Protection (AFFCAP)


Dec 13 2013 ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards in 2013

By Dina Dayala Dasa

The Euro RGB is pleased to introduce you to thirteen devotees receiving the fourth ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards (IEEA) for the year 2013


Dec 12 2013 Indradyumna Swami’s health - updated

By Rasika Siromani dasi

Indradyumna Maharaja's health has improved much better and he's not in serious condition anymore and could be discharged tomorrow


Dec 11 2013 Best practices

By Ramlaxman Das

In the upcoming Iskcon Leadership Sangha (ILS) Convention planned between February 16-23, 2014 in Sri Dham Mayapur, the Global Village Initiative Committee (GVIC) plans to present a seminar on “Best Practices” relating to the promotion and application of the principles connected with “Simple Living and High Thinking”, namely self-sufficiency, sustainability,eco-friendly practices and practicality in different farm projects and temples across the globe


Nov 19 2013 Mahabharata - One Step Closer

By Sankirtana Das

Without being didactic, my recently published Mahabharata: The Eternal Quest, offers an authentic Vaisnava perspective in the understanding of who Krishna is, of dharma, of real leadership qualities, and of the foreboding nature of our age, the Kali-yuga. All this as the story moves steadily forward, and as the tension builds, and all in under 280 pages (a comfortable read for a college or even high school course)


Nov 18 2013 SHARE your story

By Chaitanya Charan das

“How did you come to Krishna consciousness?” This is one of the most stimulating questions in devotee-circles. The feature “How I came (HIC)” in Back to Godhead, ISKCON’s official magazine, is one of its most popular features. Being one of the editors for BTG, I strive and pray to make BTG more attractive. So I look forward especially to HIC stories among the articles submitted to us for review


Nov 16 2013 Invitation To FREE Pre-Thanksgiving Vegetarian Feast Celebration!

By Mayesvara Dasa

According to the Vedas, the most befitting diet for mankind to follow is vegetarian. It includes nice food-stuffs like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, sugar, honey and milk as well as all of its wonderful by-products such as butter, yogurt, curd, ice cream and ghee etc.


Nov 14 2013 Uniting Srila Prabhupada’s Multi-lingual Family project update November 2013

By Visnu Murti dasa

Dear devotees, Vanipedia is happy to present to you all the latest news of the multi-language subtitle project which is uniting Srila Prabhupada’s multi-lingual family


Nov 3 2013 Revised Initiation Procedures and Standards Policy for Iskcon UK

By the Bhaktivedanta Manor Initiation Committee

Over the past year, after much thought and discussion, Bhaktivedanta Manor Initiation Committee has made significant changes to the standards and procedures for initiation. We hope you will find the new Initiation Procedures & Standards Policy more informative and fairer. The standards have been revised and separated into two categories; essential and desirable, making them more realistically achievable.


Oct 30 2013 GBC Proposals - Annual General Meeting 2014

By Ananda Tirtha Das

The Annual General Meeting of the ISKCON GBC Society will begin on February 20, 2014. Following the ISKCON GBC Society's Rules of Order, the GBC Secretariat requests proposals, duly sponsored by a GBC member, to be submitted by December 31, 2013. This will allow adequate time for the GBC Secretariat and Deputies to prepare the proposals for presentation at the meeting


Oct 28 2013 Goura Prema’s BHUMI Production at the prestigious KAMANI Auditorium in Delhi

By Mahadevi dasi

“A prayerful attempt to bring higher consciousness to the lifestyles in India, by living in spiritual and material harmony,” will debut at the Kamini Auditorium in Delhi on 5 November 2013.


Oct 26 2013 Acharya – The Movie, Seeking Interviewees

By Sunanda das

The producers are looking for people to interview for the film. One category is persons who met Srila Prabhupada, especially in the early days in the U.S., and also in India. Another is influential and important people worldwide who were positively influenced in some way by Srila Prabhupada's spiritual power and teachings. (They may or may not have met Srila Prabhupada.)


Oct 26 2013 ISKCON Mayapur Statement

By the Management of ISKCON Mayapur

The Management of ISKCON Mayapur hereby expresses our strong condemnation of the recent, vicious physical attack on His Grace Sadhu das. We pray that Sadhu prabhu will make a full recovery and that those responsible for this reprehensible act will face punishment to the fullest extent of the law


Oct 19 2013 Announcing CHAD for Kartik 2013 - Make a purifying discipline!

By Gandharvika Radha Devi Dasi

Srila Prabhupada requested all of us to innovate and collaborate to distribute Bhagavad-Gita. He equally stressed the importance of reading this divine literature. Srila Prabhupada explicates , “When you study very carefully all of the literatures which are available, especially Bhagavad-gita As It Is, you will have in your grasp answers to all questions that may be put to you"


Oct 12 2013 Another Vaishnava Film Festival?

By Nrsimhananda das

I am floating this trial balloon to get a more accurate picture of what has been produced in the past seven years. Please inform me about what has been done if you are the producer


Oct 2 2013 ISKCON Disciples Course planned for 2000 Eastern Indian Namhattas

By Atul Krsna Dasa

In pursuance of the GBC’s recent recommendation that the ISKCON Disciples Course be taught to all of the Society's aspiring initiates, Namhatta leaders and preachers recently attended the course in Sri Dham Mayapur, with the aim of making it available to more than 2000 Namhatta centers throughout West Bengal, Assam, and Odisha


Sep 29 2013 Goloka Chart available

By Citta-hari das

Goloka Chart- a depiction of the spiritual world, based on Brahma samhita, Laghu Bhagavatamrta, Brhad Bhagavatamrta, Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta has been printed


Sep 26 2013 Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir Kartika Parikrama Schedule

By Deena Bandhu dasa

Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani, and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favor


Sep 12 2013 Krishna Consciousness in Bali, Indonesia

By Ravinjay Kuckreja

We are just one of the little tiny islands of the Indonesian archipelago with 17, 560 islands. Since more than 11,000 of them are inhabited, if you were to visit one island per day, you would go back home in thirty years, one month and seven days (or so…)


Sep 12 2013 World Holy Name Week 2013

By Divyanam Das

The sole purpose of WHNW is to celebrate the Holy Names globally and share this treasure with others. This can be done in many ways, although some suggestions and ideas by World Holy Name Week committee are given


Aug 19 2013 Jhulan Yatra and Upcoming Festivals in ISKCON Vrindavan

By Adi Kesava Das

The festivals have begun as of yesterday here at Krishna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON Vrindavan. During the month of Shravan Vrindavan is flourishing with greenery due to the rains and is also buzzing with pilgrims


Jul 29 2013 “Gita changes” for chapter eight an eye-opener, now online

BBT press release

In this chapter, the revisions made are extensive. In fact, so much of what Srila Prabhupada originally wrote has been restored – and this so enriches the chapter – that lovers of Srila Prabhupada’s words may well ask themselves, “How could we not want this in?”


Jul 29 2013 Sri Mayapur International School urgently requires two teachers

By Gunacuda devi dasi

Due to the sudden unavailability of the devotees (because of family problems) who were scheduled to come to the Sri Mayapur International School we are making this request


Jul 26 2013 The Bhakti-yoga Handbook

By Sri Nandanandana dasa

Years ago, many of our Iskcon temples would have a Bhakta Handbook, mostly with the songs that outline our morning program and a few other explanations about how we do things and why. But these were mostly for those who joined the ashrama and would then be trained by the Bhakta Leader or senior devotees in everything else

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