Needless to say that the military operation badly affected our devotee communities in those cities as well. By Krsnaâs grace, no devotee has been killed or injured in the conflict, although a few have had a very narrow escape. But while some of them continue risking their lives trying to maintain temple worship and programs, many find it necessary to relocate their families to safety, leaving their homes and possessions behind.
The tragic news of the deaths of several devotee pilgrims from Russia last month who died when their bus drove off the road and into the Bhagirathi River in the mountainous Himalayan region in India has brought us great sadness. The GBC EC, concerned with the safety of our fellow Vaishnavas, announce the following Advisory Notice.
We are not a hunger relief organization, per se, but rather a network of projects aimed at addressing the root cause of hunger, and in fact, all social issues, by helping people from all ethnicities and religions to understand one common truth: That we are all souls having a human experience.
May 20 2014 Sri Mayapur Masterplan dept seeks help
The Sri Mayapur Masterplan Committeeâs sub division, dealing with Exhibits and Museums is seeking help to envision and develop a series of Exhibits and Museums to be included in the development of the City of Mayapur. It is important to understand that we are not speaking of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. Rather these facilities will be featured in the town that surrounds the ToVP.
May 18 2014 Urgent situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
We have decided to organize ourselves in cooking, transporting and serving prasadam to affected people. It is important to point out that devotees do not have much money, as Bosnia. and Herzegovina is a poor and corrupted country where jobs are scarce. Bearing that in mind and wanting to give prasadam to as many people as possible, we humbly ask for your help.
May 14 2014 A New Temple for London!
Our bold request of requiring land in Regents Park is in pursuit of Srila Prabhupada's instructions to his disciples when he was personally present in London, but we are also taking into consideration that Srila Prabhupada was very pragmatic in his plans to spread Krishna Consciousness. In this regard, Srila Prabhupada was also requesting his disciples to consider other locations in London for a temple should Regents Park not be available. Our New Temple Committee is thus also pursuing this same mood.
Friday, May 2nd, is Akshaya Tritiya, considered to be an extremely auspicious day on the Vedic calendar. It is a day bereft of all inauspiciousness and any endeavors engaged in on this day will have all success. It is totally unnecessary to check the muhurtha (time of day) for any activity undertaken on this day. The word Akshaya means âthat which never diminishesâ. Whatever services or dana (gifts) offered to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna or his devotees on this day receives manifold eternal benefits.
I am writing to seek help with a project for the Health and Welfare Ministry. Over a year ago I wrote a book that contains two parts. The first part is a complication of all the instructions that I could find about Srila Prabhupada's instructions on health for ISKCON devotees. The second part is comprised of different articles I have written about health. I have not been able to find a devotee who would be able to layout the book and therefore it has not yet been published.
Mar 12 2014 âBBT Onlyâ Day
In cooperation with the ISKCON GBC, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is marking March 14 as the first annual âBBT Onlyâ Day. This is a day to remember the following important instructions from Srila Prabhupada: He formed the BBT to serve as his exclusive publisher. He wanted all his books purchased exclusively from the BBT. His Divine Grace gave those instructions in a letter addressed to all ISKCON temples. The letter was dated March 14, 1974. March 14 this year will be the fortieth anniversary of that letter.
It is nearly 100 years since the last time the great Congregational preacher; Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was present on this planet. With the intention of acknowledging his legacy, ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry is suggesting different ways to celebrate this memorable event
Mar 10 2014 Harinam at the foot of Big Ben in London
Chanting at the foot of Westminsterâs Big Ben clock tower certainly draws the international tourists. Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara are so kind to place us right on the high street one of the worlds most famous cities. From here we can inundate the whole world with the trancendental mellows of Krishnaâs Holy Names. In order to fulfill a desire of Srila Prabhupada a New Temple is being designed to give a permanent home to Their Lordships in London. The Radha Krishna deities presently at 10 soho Street were the first Radha Krishna deities to be installed in the Hare Krishna movement that Srila Prabhupada brought to the west.
I would like to say a few words about the situation in Ukraine and in Russia. With great pain, anxiety and excitement I've been watching how the situation develops, and feel the need to call upon all the Vaishnavas to ensure that discussing this conflict, we remembered about the basic, fundamental provisions of the Vaishnava philosophy.
Feb 27 2014 A Golden Brick for the Golden Avatar!
This year is very special since it is the 10th anniversary of the installation of Pancha tattva. There will be a maha abhishek performed on March 3rd which commences every 5 years. We are offering 1008 Golden bricks with the names of the sponsors engraved on them which will be put on the platform of Mahaprabhuâs altar in the new temple which is now under construction. These are limited to 1008 and many devotees who have come for the festival are sponsoring these bricks as a donation towards the construction of the new Temple.
Owing to the widespread misconception that Srila Prabhupada's diksa took place at Sri Rupa Gaudiya Matha at Prayaga as well as other reasons both circumstantial and providential the actual location of Srila Prabhupada's diksa which was a rented house belonging to a Bengali family has now become a three-star hotel by the name of Hotel Ramayana.
Jan 2 2014 I Need Help
The year 2013 has been a very troubled year for the population of Bangladesh. Almost every single week there have been several days of strike which doesn't allow any mode of transportation to operate
Dec 28 2013 Starting 24 Hour Kirtan in Mayapur
Some say that Hare Krishna Kirtan is the integral part of the Hare Krishna Movement â WRONG!!!! The Hare Krishna Kirtan is the Hare Krishna Movement. Kirtana is our first duty!
Dec 28 2013 Children’s Books Needed for Mayapur School
If you are coming to Mayapur in the next few months and have some empty space in your luggage there is an opportunity to serve the children of Sri Mayapur International School. We need non-fiction books (with photos and illustrations) about topics such as plants, animals, the earth, the weather, countries of the world, ancient civilizations etc. for use in the primary classrooms
While most of us are making preparations to merrily celebrate the holiday season, there are many people out there who are struggling to meet their ends and to find hope and peace in their lives. Over the decades, there have been a rampant increase in violence, teen suicides, child abuse, drug addiction, school shootings and so many different kinds of destructive incidents which is making the world a dangerous and unsafe place to live.
Dec 11 2013 Prayers requested for a devotee
It is our humble request to all of you to sincerely offer your prayers at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada and Sri Panca Tattva to keep Madhuripu Prabhu (disciple of Indradyumna Swami) in the shelter of Guru and Gauranga, where he has been over the past 10 years, if this is their desire
âGive the Gitaâ is an annual campaign organized by the ISKCON of Silicon Valley (ISV). ISV has been engaged in distributing and sharing the Bhagavad Gita's to everyone in and outside of Bay Area for several years
Oct 5 2013 HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami
It is our humble request to all of you to sincerely offer your prayers at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada to keep Maharaja in the shelter of his loving grace, as he has done over the past forty years. And following the instructions His Divine Grace offered us, let us request Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, "My dear Lord, if you so desire, please allow Vrajendranandana Swami Maharaja to continue in his service here and allow us to continue to benefit from his association."
HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami Maharaja, dear disciple of Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON Malaysia President, is in very critical stage now
Fortunately no devotee has been harmed but there is a very high tension in the whole Kenya. Your prayers are requested!
Aug 17 2013 World Holy Name Week Campaign for TOVP!
Featuring the latest animations of the TOVP and amazing helicopter flyover footage, the new video invites viewers to participate by chanting in World Holy Name Week (September 17 â September 26, 2013)
The devotees in Russia are ordered by the local authorities to leave their Moscow temple property against all previous agreements. Although the temple project in Molzhaninovo was fully developed, approved and ready for construction, the government canceled it !
Jul 13 2013 A Request from Sripad Aindra Prabhu
14th July 2013, is the third Tirobhava Mahostsava (disappearance anniversary) of Sripad Anidra Prabhuâs departure to the spiritual world. On this day we would like to present this request made by Aindra Prabhu collected from this talks
Jun 6 2013 Ananta Shanti das’s glorious life
I am appealing to you for an unusual request. I request that our society deeply consider honoring this devotee who lived and died to spread Krishna consciousness, by observing his appearance day yearly, as we do Jayananda prabhu's
Apr 16 2013 No. of Bhakti-vriksha around the world
We are trying to calculate the total number of Bhakti-vriksha groups around the world, at present. Please help us out by informing us of the number of Bhakti-vriksha groups in your area by writing to us
Mar 29 2013 Sivarama Swami’s health update
HH Sivarama Swami has been in the hospital since last Thursday. He went for what we thought would be a quick procedure but there have been a lot of complications. Thus, he is feeling quite weak, still in the hospital, and unsure when he will be released.
Mar 27 2013 ISKCON Leicester (UK) launches campaign
In September 2010, our temple was destroyed in a gas explosion. We were touched by the warmth, prayers and best wishes sent to us by devotees from all over the world
The organizers wholeheartedly invite everyone to take part in this historical event
Mar 4 2013 Please Pray for Siddha Vidya Prabhu
The devotees at ISKCON Miami would like to ask everyone to please say a prayer for the health of Siddha Vidya Prabhu. He is currently in very grave health at Baptist Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Miami, Florida. He was diagnosed with Parkinsonâs Disease about 5 or 6 years ago, and has been taking both Alopathic and Ayurvedic medicine for that
Srila Prabhupada says Bathe in the Yamuna, chant the Hare Krishna mantra and then become perfect and return back to Godhead
Locan Prabhu (ACBSP) has made the Prabhupada Murtis for most of the Deities of Srila Prabhupada that are worshipped in ISKCON temples around the world. Even many of the Deities that were not made directly by Locan were made from the molds that he supplied
Nov 14 2012 What Would YOU Say to a World Leader
If you were to have one minute alone with the Prime Minister, the President, the King/Queen, the Dictator or Whomever is leading a nation, what would you say to him/her? Would you know what you wanted to tell them? Would you have to think about it?
This Saturday, November 10th at 10 pm, India's Got Talent will show this performance LIVE on the Colors TV Channel. We have been given the opportunity to make the finalsâŠ IF you will VOTE FOR us
Yes â you have guessed it right, Kartik is finally here! A cool breeze is in the air, while the hovering moon smiles silver beams within a sea of shimmering stars. During the month of Damodar, rewards for service to Krishna are greater than at any other time of year
Sep 13 2012 The Story of Nueva Vraja Mandala
It is a small farm community, complete with flower and vegetable gardens, a couple of small greenhouses, a beautiful goshala right across the road from the temple, and then a larger goshalla down the road
Sep 13 2012 Health Update of Krishna Kishore Prabhu (ACBSP)
First of all I would like to thank every one, who has helped with donations towards the care of Krishna Kishore das
To all disciples and followers of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness