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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

By Madayanti devi

On September 28th & 29th the annual ELM was held in Italy at the glorious Villa Vrndavana in Tuscany. Over 90 attendees participated from 30 countries. The desired outcome of the meeting was to exchange experiences, enthuse the leaders for more effective service & preaching and to deepen our understanding of the current concerns in our society in order to strengthen our cooperation. Those objectives were certainly met to a significant degree.

Oct 6, 2019 -- 1,253 views
By Nilachala Caitanya Dasa

Here is the yatra going on at VRINDAVAN. 1000 Nepali devotees yatra with HG Patri Prabhu at VRINDAVAN. Yatra Stories. Wonderful Kirtan and Katha. It's super thrilling! Special Address and warm welcome to Nepali Devotees from Member of Parliament (Mathura), Smt. Hema Malini ji. We are really honored by your loving reciprocation and devotees of Nepal will always remember this special day.

Oct 4, 2019 -- 1,674 views
By Bhakta David

The annual ISKCON-London Volunteers Dinner honours all the devotees who have offered service during the past 12 months. For 2019, being the Golden Anniversary, all devotees who had offered service to Sri-Sri Radha-Londonisvara over the last 50 years were invited. The assembled guests were therefore blessed with the association of many Srila Prabhupada disciples and senior sevaks. The venue for the event was Conway Hall, where Srila Prabhupada had given a series of lectures in 1969. Guests were welcomed and given a gift bag containing a wooden layered photograph of Sri-Sri Radha-Londonisv...

Oct 2, 2019 -- 741 views
By Raas Raman Krishna Das

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is no more a strange organisation in the field of spirituality. It's already celebrated the golden jubilee of its establishment & devotees all around the world are relishing the joy of devotion today. All credit goes to ISKCON Founder-Acharya HDG A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA. He was the first & foremost person in the history of entire India & perhaps the world too who headed to West & spread the holy names everywhere & also showed the power of mantra by bringing everyone together.

Sep 30, 2019 -- 632 views
By Parasuram das

1990 was the first Trip to Tipp, it was also the year that Nelson Mandela was released from prison, Germany was re-unified after the fall of the Berlin Wall and, away from the headlines, a computer nerd called Tim Berners-Lee was registering something called the World Wide Web. I was oblivious to all of this, I was busy chasing horses, tents and carts in an attempt to walk from Belfast to Moscow, the first traditional Padayatra outside of India in an attempt to celebrate Srila Prabhupada's Centennial, in the association of HG Tribhuvanath Prabhu, and Giri Dhari prabhu, and a glorious crew o...

Sep 26, 2019 -- 910 views
By Ankit Sharma

Presently, the young generation is disappointed from the increasing competitive life style, rapid technological advancement, and unending global problems. They are looking for change and hankering for stress free life style. They have accustomed to that, which is easy to use and gives instant result. This Krishna Consciousness is the best possible remedy for their problems. In this regard Srila Prabhupada says, “So our simple method---we go everywhere, all over the world, chant this Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, and we attract people, especially younger generation, boys and girls” (Arri...

Sep 18, 2019 -- 993 views
By Ukranian IMCPA

Ukraine held the first ISKCON Farm Organization meeting in New Mayapur, from the 16-18th of August. The event targeted on how to accomplish the recent GBC resolution that by Janmastami 2022, all ISKCON centers should have a plan on how to supply the Deities with Dairy from protected cows. New Mayapur, Ukraine, is located on the territory of an ex-pioneer camp in the protected forest and on the bank of the river Oryl, which is one of the cleanest rivers in Ukraine. The nearest village is 4 km and only 108 km from the Dnipro International Airport.

Sep 4, 2019 -- 803 views
By Parasuram dasa

We started the first Scandinavian Rathayatra in Stockholm in 1996, as part of Srila Prabhupada's Centennial celebration. And this year we see how it has expanded over the years attracting more and more devotees to joyfully come to celebrate this glorious event. And this year Manorama prabhu brought the biggest international gurukuli group ever, about 50 wonderful young talented vaishnavas.

Jul 20, 2019 -- 668 views
By Hari Narayana Dasa

This time it was the occasion for the celebration of the 8th annual Rath yatra festival in the capital city of Jakarta, on the occasion of Jakarnaval at the time of the 492nd anniversary of Jakarta. Devotees sang melodious harinaam, and danced and pulled the rath.The excitement kept swelling, in the heart of the Capital City, where the community members had gathered to watch the carnival on Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2019. The costume and ornamental vehicle parade were added attractions.

Jul 18, 2019 -- 873 views
By Dhira Gaura Das

With unimaginable joy and enthusiasm, on the 4th July. 2019 the devotees in Ujjain took Their Lordships Shri Shri Jagannatha, Baladeva, Subhadra and Sudharshan on a trip around the city to make sure all the citizens and visitors were blessed by Their most merciful glance. To grace this occasion His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja was present along with a sea full of devotees whose eagerness to please the Lord was the very life of the entire procession.

Jul 16, 2019 -- 633 views
By Bhakti-lata Dasi

The inmates who assist the Chaplains really extend themselves to help us. They were very eager to put up the eighteen posters we had to advertise Yadubara and Visakha’s movie “Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami that Started it All,” that we showed at the prison. At first the Chaplain seemed reluctant to allow us to show the movie, but thanks to the years of goodwill we’ve developed with him and a letter from Yadubara prabhu, he agreed. His staff offered advertising and technical help, including spreading our posters around to all the buildings and even a...

Jul 12, 2019 -- 868 views
By David Crick

On Saturday 29th June 2019 a charity walk was performed to raise funds for a new electric free food distribution van for the London Food For Life project. Starting and ending at the present ISKCON-London temple on Soho Street the planned 10 mile route took in traditional London landmarks as well as places associated with the early days of ISKCON in the UK. Sites visited included 22 Betterton Street, where the original devotees first established themselves; 182 Drury Lane, home of the former Arts Lab where the devotees performed; 7 Bury Place, the location of the original Radha Krishna Temple...

Jul 3, 2019 -- 724 views
By Gauranga Das

Every year the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) organizes the Circular Economy Symposium (CES). During the 3rd Edition of the Circular Economy Symposium this year, ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) received the Indian Circular Economy Award in the NGO category. Ganga Narayan Das, Chief Sustainability Officer, GEV received this award from Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog. The Award Ceremony was conducted during the Inaugural Session of the CES on the 17th June 2019 at FICCI Federation House, New Delhi. The conference was attended by various corporate heads, g...

Jun 27, 2019 -- 898 views
By Saksi Gopal dasa

Since 20 years the English Heritage have invited us to this major festival Because we bring peace and joy in the form of delicious Krishna Prasad and unending spiritual chants and dance At midnight the Rathayatra procession begins, and the distribution of Prasad Feast also begins Lord Jagannath’s cart rests by the sacred stones while the devotees, headed by HH Mahavishnu Swami dance and chant throughout the whole night in abundance

Jun 25, 2019 -- 488 views
By ISKCON-London Communications

Our next trip will be our first bespoke retreat for families (parents and children) in October 2019. The retreat will take place in Govardhan Ecovillage, an award-winning farm community and retreat centre near Mumbai, India. A wonderful trip for parents' spiritual nourishment as well as providing children with a fun spiritual adventure they won't forget!

Jun 14, 2019 -- 655 views
By various devotees

The Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannatha (Ratha Yatra), the Lord of the Universe, has been performed at the spiritual seaside resort of Puri, India for more than two thousand years. Since 1976, this attractive, beautiful, and bliss inspiring annual Jagannath Ratha Yatra festival has been celebrated by the Hare Krishna devotees on New York’s Fifth Avenue, the heart of New York City. This Jagannatha Ratha Yatra festival is performed in a mood of love and devotion and invokes auspiciousness for universal peace, harmony, and good will for all of God’s children.

Jun 9, 2019 -- 1,418 views
By Mina Sharma

HG Anuttama Dasa ran a practical and lively session on the Art of Public Speaking, where he shared practical tips that devotees can implement immediately. The ISKCON European Directors then shared the draft strategic plan document, which devotees were able to input into. The team shared their 10-year vision, which focuses upon supporting countries with their communications activities with the aim of having a Communications Director in each country.

Jun 3, 2019 -- 603 views
By Mina Sharma

Day Two of the European Communications Conference began with a very relevant and hard hitting talk by Willy Fautre of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF). This led to much discussion about various cases of abuse of human rights on the basis of religious belief and how HRWF has helped. It was also a fascinating opportunity to learn about the importance of PR and lobbying to raise awareness and tackle these issues.

Jun 2, 2019 -- 703 views
By Mina Sharma

Around sixty devotees from across Europe and the US have gathered in New Vrajamandala in Spain, to participate in the European Communications Conference running from 27th - 30th May. Day one of the conference has focused upon ISKCON and the Environment, where there have been exciting presentations from a number of devotees. HG Shaunaka Rsi Dasa spoke about the Vedic Perspective on the Environment, where he discussed the Vedic concepts of Rta (cosmic order) and Rtu (cycles) and how these are innate in nature - we as material entities form a small part of the system, but our contribution is ser...

May 28, 2019 -- 713 views
By Parasurama dasa

Srila Prabhupada: "... everyone identifies to some party, either politically, socially or religiously, economically. We have got so many fields of activity. But, in each and every field, we have got a party feeling. You cannot avoid that. In political field, oh, we have got so many parties. Even in your own country, even there are democratic party or conservative party and this party, that party. Worldwide is also the capitalistic party, the communistic party. In our country also there is congress party. So party's already there. Socially also, oh, we are Christian, I am Jew, I am Hindu ...

May 20, 2019 -- 680 views
By Gadadhar das

The Candan Yatra Festival was observed for seven days in Sri Sri Radha Rasesvara Temple, Bali. The festival started on the 5th of May and ended on the 11th of May 2019. This function is one of joy, especially for the children. For few days before devotees prepared sandalwood pulp to be applied to Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai every day. Devotees decorated the pool (kunda), stage and pandal with beautiful and fragrant flowers. It was difficult to tell there was water in the pond as it was completely covered with water. Devotees were joyous this year as they had the opportunity to ...

May 18, 2019 -- 607 views