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Hare KrishnaBy Sukhada dasi

On August 23rd, 2014, when the time arrived for the 10th Annual Rath Yatra Festival of Chariots at Jacksonville Beach, Florida, weather predictions were ominous. But Lord Jagannatha had everything under control. Although hot and humid, the Lord’s servants assembled in full force, and Jacksonville Beach will never be the same as a result. The Dalchand family decorated the cart with colorful festoons, flowers, and lots of love, City Council member Ms. Christine Hof...

October 29, 2014 -- 480 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dandadhrk Das

We were twenty participants assembling at Goloka Dham in Germany on the first weekend of October, embarking on a three-day spiritual adventure. Some of us had been practicing Krsna consciousness for many years, and some of us were young bhaktas. Nevertheless, for all of us it was a highly transformational experience, if not to say a true paradigm shift. The schedule was tight - no time to space out. After the standard morning program in the presence of Sri Sri Ra...

October 29, 2014 -- 584 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

My name is Omvati Devi Dasi, I am from Donetsk. During all the time of the military operations I have been staying in Donetsk and making endeavors to render my modest service by helping devotees, who remained in the temple. From the bottom of my heart I thank you and devotees for the material support. At present all salaries and pensions are no more paid in the city. And therefore your financial support turned to become very much helpful. In this difficult tim...

October 29, 2014 -- 645 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Nairobi

The University Program in Nairobi, Kenya, is running for the last 4 years and has shown good results. This year we had over 60 students who have been attending the program and studing Srila Prabhupada's books for over 8 months. As an offering to Srila Prabhupada for his tirobhava festival we held a graduation. May the vaishnavas shower their mercy upon us so that we can remain sincere in our service to Srila Prabhupada.

October 27, 2014 -- 605 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ravi Nagahawatte

Chanting the mantra ‘Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna…’ brings a sense of calmness to even the most disturbed atmosphere. The holy mantra helps Lord Krishna devotees to tune their senses in order to understand God. Devotional songs, in the name of Lord Krishna, were sung in high-pitched voices in Colombo on October 12 (Sunday) at the Sarasvathi Hall in Bambalapitiya during a singing session, better known as Bhajan. A team of Hare Krishna devotees from Mayapoor...

October 26, 2014 -- 608 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vyasmuni Das

Today on 25th October 2014 at 5:00 pm Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel had taken a Pleasure Visit at Sri Sri Radha Govind Dham, ISKCON Ahmedabad. Honorable Chief Minister was welcomed by Temple President H G Jasomatinandan Prabhu. Honorable Chief Minister was Accompanied with Ahmedabad Mayor Smt Minaxiben Patel, BJP General Secratary (Ahmedabad City) Shri Bhupendra Shah and Ahmedabad Municiple Corporation Ex-Standing Committee Chairmen Shri Bhupendra Pate...

October 25, 2014 -- 662 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari Narayana Das

(With 271 photos) Commemorating the anniversary of Bandung city, October 18, 2014, the Government of Bandung organized a parade titled “Bandung Caang Festival”, in brief, ‘Bandung Flower Festival’. Caang means rays of light. The festival was followed up by many departments under Bandung government bringing their floats of light decorated cars to participate in the festival. The organisers also gave chance to cultural groups to join the festival. The d...

October 25, 2014 -- 807 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yudhistir Govinda Das

The international committee overseeing the celebrations of ISKCON’s 50th year of incorporation in 2016 presented its report. Pancaratna Dasa and Anuttama Dasa, committee members, informed the GBC about the various events being planned in major cities of the world such as New Delhi, Kolkatta, New York, London, etc. This included a seven day mega padayatra in 2015 from Mayapur to Kolkata dock where Srila Prabhuada boarded the Jaladuta ship and began his j...

October 23, 2014 -- 1,054 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ramlakshman Das

20 devotees registered for the course, out of which, more than 15 devotees were regular. After brief introductions, H.H.Bhakti Rasamrita Maharaj suggested to Dr. Sreekumar Prabhu that one presentation should be made using quotes ,conversations and purports from Srila Prabhupada’s books on cow protection. I prepared a presentation with the help of Sreekumar Prabhu and we presented it to the participants. During the noon session they requested me to present my...

October 22, 2014 -- 686 views
Hare KrishnaBy Arjuna Krsna das

Both Rama Laksman prabhu, Director for IDVM Secretariat located in Sri Mayapur along with Arjuna Krsna prabhu, Co-Director for IDVM Department of Education undertook an extensive tour to various ISKCON rural projects in India. Their travels took them to Nilachal Dham, a new project under ISKCON Juhu temple close to Mumbai in Maharashtra, Nandagram Farm in Gujarat, Pathmeda on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat, Panchavati in Tamil Nadu, close to Salem, Venu M...

October 21, 2014 -- 589 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nanda Kishor das

ISKCON’s Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) operates on campuses at some of the most prestigious universities in South Africa and is program dovetailed for university students. This year the society was awarded the accolade for the Most Outstanding Student Society for 2014 at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), one of Africa’s leading universities at a sepcial event earlier this month. The award was handed over to the BYS Chairperson – Jyotika Heerabhai by the...

October 21, 2014 -- 743 views
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On the 8th of October, Radhanath Swami attended the annual Sharad Purnima festival at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple, Mumbai. Sharad Purnima is the first day of the holy month of Kartik, the full moon night when Krishna danced with His beloved devotees the gopis in the forest of Vrindavan. Every year on the night of Sharad Purnima, the devotees at the Mumbai temple come together to decorate the altar, giving it a look of the lush forest of Vrindavan. Amid...

October 20, 2014 -- 1,061 views
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“When we do things on a superficial level, disturbances will always affect us. But if we find deep, inner fulfilment, external troubles can’t change us. Only a house built on shifting sand would be affected by storms.” This was the message Radhanath Swami shared with over hundred CEO’s and HR heads of various companies at the Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) summit at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai, on 10th October’ 2014.

October 17, 2014 -- 872 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krsnabaladev Das

Urgent action is needed to improve access to hospice and palliative care: It is time to start dispelling the myths. World hospice and palliative care day is a day of celebration for the progress that has been made in reducing pain and suffering.. Bhaktivedanta Hospice celebrated Hospice & Palliative Care Day yesterday, October 14, 2014, in the town of Vrindavan, India and used the opportunity to dispel unhelpful myths and promote hospice and palliative care ...

October 17, 2014 -- 658 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhajahari das

SATURDAY NIGHT HARINAM London: This week the Harinam was literally 'Out of this World'. The Party was joined by Jaya Krsna prabhu and his nice son Eka Chakra Patel. They brought with them the same dynamic energy that they put into their Krsna Conscious theatre performances. Many other younger devotees were also present and the mood was so lifted due to their inspired enthusiasm that many scores of on lookers were pulled into the purifying fire of Lord Chaitanya's...

October 16, 2014 -- 955 views
Hare KrishnaBy Govinda-kanta Devi Dasi

H.H. Bhakti Ananta Krishna Maharaj announced that he was going to buy a Golden Brick in his name as the ticket which we can give to the Vishnudutas for carrying us to the spiritual world. After this, 12 more Golden Bricks were pledged. The next day there was a program at another Moscow temple where 10 more Golden Bricks were pledged.

October 12, 2014 -- 832 views
Hare KrishnaBy GBC Community Relations Office of the Strategic Planning Network

To ensure that as ISKCON grows, its organizational systems and process remain relevant to a growing ISKCON, the Organizational Development Committee (or Org Dev, as we call it) was established and mandated to thoroughly review ISKCON's current leadership model. While remaining loyal to Srila Prabhupada's directions, Org Dev was tasked to study any necessary structural developments and enhancements in order to mee...

October 12, 2014 -- 1,599 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sri Ramadasa

"Maya is runninga year-long marathon! Why should we have our marathon for one month every year?" said HH Gopala Krishna Goswami during the recent two-day conference of book distributors at ISKCON New Delhi (Radha Parthasarathy temple) on 6 and 7 October 2014. The conference was attended by more than 60 devotees of the New Delhi and NCR regions, and was hosted by the India Sankirtana Leaders Team (ISLT), a collaboration of volunteer devotees working under the aegis...

October 9, 2014 -- 1,300 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari Narayana das

Malioboro is the most famous street in Yogyakarta. Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, this is the city’s main street, and was once the ceremonial avenue for the Sultan to pass through on his way to and from the Keraton, the royal palace. On commemorating International Tourism Day on September 28, 2014, the government of Yogyakarta did “Becak and Andong” parade. “Becak” is a local tricycle public carrier and “Andong” refers to the horse drawn c...

October 9, 2014 -- 881 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa Das

Mapping of the events and creation of the plan of action (by the end of 2014) Save Yamuna Campaign: “Yamuna River is DEAD” – Govt Of India! What flows in Yamuna is nothing but dirty untreated sewage water of Delhi. Maan Mandir has actually picked up speed and volume since it has parted ways with Yamuna Rakshak Dal. True brajwasis have expressed relief and strengthen the campaign. Many more brajwasi leaders have now joined in.

October 7, 2014 -- 1,130 views
Hare KrishnaBy Basu Ghosh Das

On the auspicious day of Sri Rama Vijaya Dashami, aka "Dassera", October 3, 2104, ISKCON inaugurated a grand new temple for Sri Sri Radha Madhava, on the outskirts of Kanpur city, the largest city in India's largest and most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.

October 6, 2014 -- 1,934 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

The temperature is now peaking around 57° F (14° Celsius) with lows around freezing at nights. We are working as quickly as possible to get the new building made to provide us much needed shelter. The pictures show how much we have done so far. One of our devotees wanted to share a letter of gratitude to all of you for the support and love that has been extended through the relief fund. It has been translated to English from Ukrainian.

October 6, 2014 -- 1,618 views
Hare KrishnaBy Syamasundara Dasa

The mayor adorned with a garland from Lord Narasimhadeva greeted the conference with Hare Krishna and said that he feels part of the community and is friends with them because they are in the same area. He is happy to participate in the conference. His father is an agriculturalist and this type of activity is close to his heart. He appreciated the wide European participation. If there was any way he can be of assistance he offered his help. The mayor also rem...

October 1, 2014 -- 1,041 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nitya Krishna Das

On September 21st, Detroit ISKCON celebrated its 2nd Annual Pushpa Abhishek Flower Festival. The ecstatic bliss devotees and new guests enjoyed in the shower of seemingly unlimited flower petals was truly a unique experience. One first time visitor to the Temple who was a lifelong Jehovah’s Witness said it was the most amazing experience of his life. Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Kunjabihari were showered with 25 large baskets of flower petals for over o...

September 29, 2014 -- 847 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

Our focus right now is the development of buildings that will shelter devotees as the cold winter months quickly approach, while providing emergency funding to devotees not being able to buy the basic necessities of food and warmth. We have started construction on a 10 room building with a communal kitchen (see pictures below). This will house families most in need of shelter immediately on its completion. The papers for an adjacent property are also being gathe...

September 26, 2014 -- 1,357 views
Hare KrishnaBy Baladev das

Like other places all over the world, World Holy Name Week was also celebrated very enthusiastically by devotees of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir ,ISKCON Chowpatty. Following events were conducted in Temple premises, at Congregation homes and in our Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) Farm

September 25, 2014 -- 867 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jaganmohini Devi Dasi

During the time, when inter-religious and intra-religious war is intimidating mankind across the globe and with several nations joining hands for civil and nuclear wars to curb religious violence; at realistic level, a humanistic approach through inter-faith dialogue appears to be a ray of hope to minimise any religiously motivated violence. In this regard, for nearly two decades, the dedicated international Inter-faith organization, United Religions Init...

September 25, 2014 -- 837 views
Hare KrishnaBy Divyanam Das

This year ISKCON celebrated Holy Names globally for World Holy Name Week, which took place from the 5th to15th of September. This year we have seen fairly increased participation, many more Holy Name events and much more enthusiasm and excitement in devotees all over the world for WHNW. So far we have received reports from more than 50 ISKCON centers, covering every single continent of the world. We are receiving reports every day. We are very sure that many more ...

September 25, 2014 -- 770 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mina Sharma

One of the UK's best known sustainable and ethical farms has celebrated bringing together local people from different walks of life to care for its cows and bulls, including organic farmers, veterinary students, and even ex-offenders taking part in community payback projects. New Gokula Farm at Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple has a mixed herd of almost 60 animals, some of whom give milk, some who are working oxen, and some who are retired or in their childho...

September 20, 2014 -- 749 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nimai Devi Dasi

The cream of mostly British kirtan leaders including Amala Harinama Das, Nadiya Mani Devi Dasi, Nama Rasa Das and Tulasi Sutaria, Radha Londonisvara Dasa, Kavi, Nimai Gadhvi and many others lead participants in chanting Hare Krishna at Leicester’s newly acquired property. The highlight of the weekend was a maha street harinama on the Saturday night, where the devotees practically danced out of the temple and around the City Centre. A local Police Sergeant eve...

September 16, 2014 -- 654 views
Hare KrishnaBy James Connell

A TOUCH of the exotic brought a rainbow of colours to a country house during a vibrant Hare Krishna festival. Croome was overflowing with vivid colours at the weekend (Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14) as the Hare Krishnas celebrated their time at the National Trust mansion house and parkland as these photographs by Tracey Blackwell show.

September 16, 2014 -- 854 views
Hare KrishnaBy ISKCON Pune

More than the previous year, this year we have the target of chanting 1.18billion Holy names in 10days!! This time we will be collecting the cards through counselors and counselors scoring maximum in Japathon will receive a TROPHY…. Individual highest scorers also will receive prizes from the lotus hands of HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj and HH Loknath Swami Maharaj.

September 12, 2014 -- 840 views
Hare KrishnaBy Divyanam Das

I’m glad to inform you that World Holy Name Week (WHNW), September 5 – 15, is in full swing!! This year we are seeing increased awareness, participation and excitement for WHNW. We are getting reports from all over the world – New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, USA, Brazil, Canada, UK, Japan, Indonesia, South Africa, Mauritius, Middle East and of course from India. Attached are few of the reports we have received so far.

September 10, 2014 -- 1,034 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ekalavya das

As World Holy Name Week 2014 progresses from day 4 to day 5, I contemplate the supreme sacrifice made by Srila Prabhupada to take sannyasa. Sannyasa means to give up all activities not favorable to Krishna consciousness. One of the inner truths of World Holy Name Week is to put aside all activities not related to Krishna consciousness. This is an opportunity to increase our chanting and hearing. Cultivate those items favorable for the outreach effort of Krishna...

September 8, 2014 -- 934 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ekalavya Das

This year, World Holy Name Week, which began in 1996 as a one day celebration as part of ISKCON’s Centennial Celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s birth, is bigger and better then ever before. Social media and internet have allowed us to access a large portion of the world of ISKCON. Never before has there been this capacity to spread a message to the world in such a short amount of time.

September 8, 2014 -- 799 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vraja Vilasa dasa

On August 27th, for the occasion of Srila Gour Govinda Swami’s 2014 Vyasa Puja celebrations, the King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja, King Dibyasingha Deb, attended the two day festival at ISKCON Bhubaneswar. The king took darsan of the deities Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Sri Sri Krsna Balarama, and Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra, and then spoke for 40 minutes in the Srila Gour Govinda Swami Memorial glorifying the contributions of both Srila Gour Govinda Swami a...

September 7, 2014 -- 793 views