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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

By Ekalavya Das

World Holy Name Festival 2019 was the biggest so far. We celebrated from Sept. 17 – 24, 2019, and focused, as usual, on glorifying Srila Prabhupada as the Global Ambassador of the Holy Name. We provided ISKCON centers with resources from our website including a poster. We gave personal guidance. We established new coordinators for Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India Youth.

Jan 21, 2020 -- 414 views
By Govinda Dev Das and Guru Gauranga Das

ISKCON General Counsel Devakinandan Das opened the Conference by providing a historical overview of the legal challenges that have confronted ISKCON in the past and the often ad hoc manner in which they were addressed. Since ISKCON's inception more than 50 years ago, there has been no team of in-house legal professionals able to guide ISKCON through the minefield of legal problems. Devakinandan Das reminded the assembled devotee attorneys that while ISKCON is organized for spiritual purposes, it must function in the material world, which requires awareness of and comp...

Jan 21, 2020 -- 2,601 views
By Parijata dasi

The first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the development of Mayapur Heritage City was held on 9 January 2020 at Sajjan Jindal's office. The meeting was initiated by Devakinandan Das, Zonal Secretary and Vice Chairman of Member of Mayapur Executive Board (MEB), and saw the participation of some of the most distinguished members of the corporate world namely Sajjan Jindal (Chairman - JSW Group & Advisory Committee), BK Goenka (Chairman - Welspun Group), Ajay Piramal (Chairman - Piramal Group), Ashok Goel (Chairman - Essel Group), Harshvardhan Neotia (Chairman - Ambuja Neotia Group) and...

Jan 17, 2020 -- 1,243 views
By Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

When we started our OCHS journey twenty years ago, I was focused on the study of my own Hindu denomination. I thought it time for that tradition to engage in a critical assessment of itself. We should use the apparatus of scholarship to compare its perspectives with those of other world views, and provide a basis for discussion and dialogue in a more public and global context. In the association of wonderful scholars, such as Prof. Keith Ward, Peggy Morgan, and Prof. Richard Gombrich, we realized that the field of my focus and its wider context – Hindu Studies per se ...

Dec 20, 2019 -- 691 views
By Kaunteya das

Interviewing His Grace Kalakantha Prabhu (ACBSP), the director of ISKCON Gainesville on the approach of Krishna House, a replicable model for attracting youths. Kalakantha Prabhu is going to present a seminar on these topics at the ILS, in Mayapur, February 2020

Dec 20, 2019 -- 1,084 views
By Radha Mohan Das

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an impromptu visit to Bhaktivedanta Manor last Sunday, when worshipers at the Manor were surprised to see an entourage of MPs, including the Home Secretary Priti Patel and numerous security share their Sunday worship. Priti Patel went to school in Watford and her family live in Hertfordshire. The Prime Minister was taken through the £10 million Sri Krishna Haveli, a multi-purpose community facility, which is nearing completion. He was given a traditional welcome of Sanskrit mantra ceremony. Then, followed by a crowd of devotees, neighbors, local ...

Dec 15, 2019 -- 895 views
By Radha Mohan Das

Bhaktivedanta Manor organized a special dinner at the Avanti House Secondary School, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON’s establishment in the UK. The main invitees were disciples of Srila Prabhupada and other key senior devotees, and it was a great opportunity for the younger generations to serve, join in Srila Prabhupada Guru-Puja and listen to the memories of first generation of ISKCON devotees.

Nov 27, 2019 -- 764 views
By Radha Rasikraj Das

This year's Bhishma Panchak, the last five days of the auspicious month of Kartik saw the commencement of a confluence of ever energetic and enthusiastic youth and driving force of our movement at one of the holiest places of Vaishnava sampradayas, sacred seat of pushtimarga vaishnava traditional temple town, Nathdwara. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan, Sri Govardhan Nath ji or Shrinath ji who was discovered by Sripad Madhvendrapuri at Govardhan.

Nov 26, 2019 -- 575 views
By Citra Karuni devi dasi

Govinda Restaurant of Goranga Yoga Istanbul recently found a very nice opportunity to serve prasadam to legendary Canadian rock star Bryan Adams and his concert crew. The first disciple of HH Sivarama Swami in Turkey, Nrsimha Krsna Das (Zonal Supervisor of Turkey) and his life partner Krsna Mala devi dasi are the founder of Goranga Yoga center of ISKCON where they gave service all day long with other devotees. In ISKCON Goranga Yoga, they gave advanced yoga training courses, run the Govinda restaurant , organize Ayurvedic sessions and bhakti yoga programs. In Goranga Yoga, Sun...

Nov 23, 2019 -- 1,009 views
By Louise Guthrie

A tall, slender, and very dignified figure in white steps calmly into an upper-floor class-room at No. 10 Soho Street, immaculate home to Central London’s Radha Krishna Temple, right here at the heart of one of the UK capital’s most vibrant cultural and entertainment districts.

Nov 23, 2019 -- 755 views

On the 1st of November, 2019, HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja along with several senior Prabhupada disciples and many other ISKCON Devotees, formally inaugurated the ISKCON temple at Chippiwada for the benefit of general public. Located near the Juma Masjid, Asia’s largest active mosque, at Old Delhi, a fabulous festival of unprecedented proportions was celebrated with the inauguration of Srila Prabhupada’s Museum and the installation of Gaura Nitai deities.

Nov 18, 2019 -- 1,290 views
By Yogesvara Gopinath das

After Maharaja’s talk Papa Yedeva gave a talk and surprisingly he quoted few verses of Bhagavad-gita in his speech. He spoke on eating habits for human beings and offering to Krishna. He confirmed the supremacy of Lord Krishna also. Towards the end of his speech, he mentioned that he is building a Church in the outskirt of the city and planning to keep a deity of Lord Krishna also so African people can be introduced to Krishna Consciousness. This seems to be a big milestone as at the moment practically there is no presence of Krishna Consciousness in the country.

Nov 8, 2019 -- 700 views
By Rupanuga dasa

The GBC College for Leadership Development finally opened its doors in North America on 24th October 2019 after having started Zonal Supervisor training around the world since 2015—five cohorts of leaders in India, one in Russia, one in Latin America, and one in Central Asia.

Oct 30, 2019 -- 1,115 views
By ISKCON Sannyasa Minister

"We Vaisnava sannyasis carry three danda, or three sticks, combined together. The one stick is the symbol of understanding oneness. The monists only accept cinmatra, there is only one spirit soul; they do not understand the varieties of the spiritual world. And so far our three sticks are concerned, we take it for granted that we have dedicated our life for Krishna's service in three ways, namely, in our body, in our mind and in our words. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has

Oct 29, 2019 -- 813 views
By Bhaktin Anna

27th September to 3rd of October the Conference was carried out in West Siberia, near the city with an almost Vedic name – Omsk. This city has a temple of Sri Sri Radha Govinda – the only temple in Russia with Radha Govinda Deities. The Conference proper was carried out in two venues, 30 km away from Omsk – the “Five Truths” family house and the “Planet of Cows” eco-farm.

Oct 21, 2019 -- 721 views
By Aseem Krishna das

Sadhu Sanga 2019 with His Holiness Subhag Swami Maharaj was organized in Ayodhya Dham from 26th September to 1st October 2019. This Sadhu sanga event is organized every year at one of Lord's pastime places with the purpose for the disciples and well-wishers of His Holiness to come together to listen to and associate with their spiritual master and amongst themselves.

Oct 20, 2019 -- 724 views
By Shyama Mohini devi Dasi

The annual meeting of The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (Global) took place from 18–21 June 2019 in Sardinia, Italy. BBT members agreed to work cooperatively toward recruiting and training new, young devotees in publishing and other BBT-related skills through internships, professional seminars, and by offering service engagements. BBT division heads will report their efforts and progress in this initiative to the BBT Executive Manager’s office every December.

Oct 19, 2019 -- 1,017 views
By TOVP staff

From October 12 – 14 Their Graces Ambarisa and Braja Vilasa prabhus, lead by Lord Nityananda’s Padukas and Lord Nrsimha’s Satari visited the Twin Cities of South India, Hyderabad and Secunderabad, as well as Bangalore, for TOVP fundraising events. Aside from the fundraising events, they also met with local government officials and received a great deal of attention from the print media.

Oct 16, 2019 -- 916 views
By Padasevan Bhakta Das

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrated an annual Mega Youth Fest ‘UDGAAR – An Expression of Goodness and Joy’, on October 6th at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. It was based on the theme ‘Anti-Addiction: Making India Addiction Free’. A world record for “Largest Addiction Awareness Festival” was awarded in the event by World Book of Records, London to His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami, ISKCON GBC, in presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Unioun Health Minister. A total of 15,000 thousand people participated in the event

Oct 14, 2019 -- 816 views
By Lalitanatha dasa

For the past 13 years ISKCON’s Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture (IMCPA) has organized a European conference for ISKCON farmers and anyone interested in agriculture and cow protection. The idea is to create networks and unite everyone towards Srila Prabhupada’s goals for cow protection and simple living. This year, 2019, the conference was hosted at the Krishna Dvur community in the Czech Republic between the 30th of August and the 1st of September. The participants were made up of the European regional representatives of the Ministry and many other key players with a commit...

Oct 10, 2019 -- 935 views
By Gopi Ramana Dasa

The training was very interesting, informative and we have learned a lot. Our children are our future and every serious community should give very high priority to taking proper care of their children. With this training, we hope that we can also contribute in creating a safe environment, full of affection and love for the children in our ISKCON society.

Oct 9, 2019 -- 595 views