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Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Purusottama Swami

This year 2016 is a very special year for all of us, Srila Prabhupada's followers. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary , the silver jubilee of ISKCON this year. Iskcon took birth in 1966 and has just reached the 50th year of its manifestation on the earthly planet. Devotees all over the world are preparing to hold many celebrations for this 50th anniversary of ISKCON. In Mayapur, which has been considered by Srila Prabhupada as a place of worship, ISKCON is...

Jan 14, 2016 -- 1,688 views
Hare KrishnaBy ISKCON 50 Global Office

“We have just crossed 3000 likes this month, but that is just not enough,” said Romapada Das, International Coordinator for the 50th anniversary. “For a milestone of this magnitude, we should at least have 100,000 likes from the devotee community worldwide. Moreover, if you like the page, you will get regular updates about what is happening worldwide for the 50th. We appeal to all devotees to visit the Facebook page and like it. You should also urge your friends on Facebook to like...

Dec 27, 2015 -- 1,573 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nanda Priya Nivedita Devi Dasi

Like the rest of the city, ISKCON Chennai is also waking out of the shock and reaching out to the people with nourishment, medical aid and personal needs. ISKCON Chennai volunteers are tirelessly trying to help all the affected places. Over 6000 plates of Prasadam are being distributed everyday. Besides distributing in public shelter houses, the volunteers are moving even into streets still knee deep in water and giving the Prasad door to door. A total of 30,000 plates of Prasadam...

Dec 8, 2015 -- 1,651 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Chennai

Flooded With a population of 4.6 million affected due to floods caused by heavy rainfall, the city of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu has been declared a National disaster zone by the Indian Government. With no power, food or water supply, life in Chennai has become close to impossible. ISKCON Chennai has suffered immensely. Devotees have been shifted out of the temple with three devotees left in the temple campus to serve the presiding Radha Krishna deities. Temple vehicles, the Sankirtan shop, G...

Dec 6, 2015 -- 4,057 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gaurangi Devi Dasi

The Padayatra Worldwide Ministry headed by Lokanath Swami started to work on its offering of 50 padayatras on Gaura Purnima 2014. To this day 22 padayatras have taken place, 8 are planned and 20 remain to be done by all of you. We are inviting all the devotees worldwide to participate in this glorification of ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada. This goal of 50 padayatras is very feasible, as padayatra is basically a low-cost project of variable duration that can be carried out in man...

Nov 15, 2015 -- 1,275 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vaisesika Dasa

The happiness and distress that every human being experiences are two extreme states of the mind. Everyone welcomes happiness but depression, dejection, and demotivation are not welcomed. WHO (World Health Organization) predicts that by 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of global disability. Modern science is still struggling to deal with depression that attacks 1 in every 20. Here is where the instructions that Lord Krishna spoke in Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna, who was depressed and d...

Oct 27, 2015 -- 3,726 views
Hare KrishnaBy Romapada Das

The success of the Boston celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in America has been reported widely in various devotee websites and American media. If any temple has not yet observed a celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Prabhupada’s arrival in the US, there is still time. Temples that have missed out can celebrate the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in New York on 19th September with a special programme in his honour. Temple...

Sep 18, 2015 -- 1,276 views
Hare KrishnaBy Romapada Das

Preferably a graduate who has experience in creating or maintaining websites, and has used content management software Past experience in creating and maintaining websites must be demonstrated with a proven track-record in using Wordpress Knowledge of HTML would be an advantage, but not necessary Working Hours: Four to six hours a week. How to apply: The ISKCON 50 Webmaster will report to the International Coordinator for ISKCON 50 and will work under the guidance of the International Executive...

Sep 13, 2015 -- 1,512 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gopal Bhatta das and Pancharatna dasa

We're happy to announce that since our web site ISKCONOnline.com was launched over 8,000 people have visited our site, more than 200 devotees completed our online participation form and over 450 subscribed to our newsletter. Thus we have had a good start towards our primary purpose of “creating an association of interested devotees who will improve the quality, relevance and relatability of ISKCON’s presence on the internet.” Now, we want to take this effort ...

Sep 11, 2015 -- 1,427 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa dasa

Dear Devotees, Friends and Supporters, in celebration of the glorious 50th Anniversary of ISKCON, we are holding the first ever UK National Convention. This will be a free one day event on Saturday the 22nd August 2015 and the main theme will be glorification of Srila Prabhupada. The venue will be Granby Street ISKCON Leicester. We see this as a great opportunity to bring devotees together in a mood of unity, cooperation, trust and positive communication with each other.

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Aug 15, 2015 -- 2,451 views
Hare KrishnaBy Care for Cows, Vrindavan Staff

You may be concerned with the future of Care for Cows after the passing of Kurma Rupa Prabhu but please rest assured that his great work will continue on for many years to come as per his wishes. Go-Seva ki jaya! Before leaving this mortal world, Kurma Rupa requested his right-hand man and long time go-sadana manager, Keshi Nisudana, knowing his keen sense of propriety and judgement, along with his selfless dedication and management skills, to continue to lead his team in maintain...

Aug 4, 2015 -- 1,643 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gopijana Vallabha das

Over night the Ganga has risen quite a lot. Many areas cannot be reached without a boat now. Water level is increasing every hour, in front of Gada building the water is around 4.5 feet, and in the Mayapur temple hall the water is around the waist line. Bengali news channels are informing that in the districts of Nadia and 24 Parganas the flood level is expected to increase dramatically, as some small up stream barrages broke due to heavy water load and to expect this water to make its wa...

Aug 3, 2015 -- 2,933 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gopijana Vallabha das

On behalf of Mayapur Management I share the first update on the Flood situation in Mayapur. With the heavy rainfall for the past one week and the following release of water from Farakka dam, flood waters have started to enter into Mayapur and surrounding areas. Since yesterday, Ganges water has been overflowing off Bhakti Siddhanta road, entering ISKCON Campus and flooding the area. Devotees at the ground floor level are vacating and moving to higher levels and many were moving out of May...

Aug 2, 2015 -- 1,984 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Purusottama Swami

The Hon"ble Chief Minister of West Bengal (Ms. Mamata Banerjee) & UP (Mr. Akhilesh yadav), Governor of West Bengal, Ms. Kiran Bedi , the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki Moon and host of other VVIP's will be present for the occasion. We have ordered to make a sculptor of Srila Prabhupada boarding Jaladuta and alighting from Jaladuta for Kolkata and Boston by famous sculptor from Kiev, Ukrain. We are expecting that the Mayor of Boston to be present, and Mayor of Ko...

Jul 24, 2015 -- 2,373 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti devi dasi

The magazine is mainly pictorial, and we really need good quality high res photos, urgently now, to be able to complete the layout. * do you have high resolution quality photos of Temples, deities, devotees, festivals, prasadam, etc., for the 50th Magazine; * if you are willing to assist with this service, do you have an online folder or gallery that you would be willing to let us browse through so that we can choose photos we are interested in; * or you could email us low res imag...

Jul 9, 2015 -- 1,664 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mukunda Goswami

There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land.” If the longest journeys begin with the first step, then at minimum that first step should be taken. Doing what I know I can do in my limited sphere of influence is extremely important. Every member of ISKCON can take the first step. Thinking “big” should also be encouraged. Srila Prabhupada is known for saying that his only flaw was that he could not think sma...

Jul 6, 2015 -- 1,775 views
Hare KrishnaBy Damodara Pandit das

For the purpose of celebrating ISKCON's 50th Anniversary in 2016 we are compiling some approximate facts & figures about ISKCON. We are collecting some quantitative data about ISKCON's global achievements in terms of: Temples (including farms & schools) Devotees (including initiated, Nama Hatta, & visitors) Books (amount distributed in all countries & languages) Festivals (Including Harinamas, Rathayatra & Padayatra) Prasadam (Plates distributed globally since 1966; ...

Jul 1, 2015 -- 1,938 views
Hare KrishnaBy BB Govinda Swami

“No !! If you do recover stay here and serve your cows with more and more love and affection. But I order you, never, never, never leave Vrindavan. Never leave … Until that blessed moment arrives when Gopal comes to take you from this Vrindavan to the other Vrindavan, welcomes you with tears, embraces you with love, swears to you that you that He will never allow you to leave again, and then, introduces you to Sudama, Subala, Madhumangala, and you both walk, arm in arm, in the mist of 900,00...

Jun 27, 2015 -- 3,180 views
Hare KrishnaBy ISKCON 50 Global Office

Gauri Das who is a member of the 50th Anniversary International Committee said, “Leaders and the management of many temples may be busy with regular preaching programmes and day-to-day management. Hence to ensure that they can celebrate the 50th anniversary in the most befitting manner, we suggest creating a Committee made up of congregation devotees who can step forward with their time and talent to work with temple management. This will help the 50th anniversary celebrations get broad...

Jun 26, 2015 -- 1,296 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sunanda das

With the announcement by the GBC Chairman, Praghosa das, of 2015 as the Year of the TOVP, and the coming of ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary in 2016, along with the overwhelming success of the current North American TOVP Tour, a new and effective fundraising plan has been devised to collect the required funds for its completion. This is the Pledge Program whereby you can make a pledge from one of 9 different donor options and pay it off over the course of 3, 5, or even 7 years, leading up to the Grand Op...

Jun 21, 2015 -- 1,799 views
Hare KrishnaBy the Radhakunda Seva Team

The exultation of being at Govardhana filled me with joy as I absorbed the beauty of this land. But then we got a little closer, explored a little deeper, and we felt sobered. Sobered by the poverty. Sobered by the scattered and piled trash. Sobered by pollution streaming into the sacred waters. It was with sadness that we discovered the troubles beneath the beauty. All the stories we’d heard of Govardhana, the mental imagery that drew us to move to this ancient land, became like jewe...

Jun 5, 2015 -- 1,582 views
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