Dear Deputy Minister Abdrahmanov, I am writing to you to draw your attention to our continuing concerns in the case of the Society for Krishna Consciousness in Karasai, near Almaty, which the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) has been following.
Jun 10 2007 They Said it Was Chance Debate - video
This is a debate on the existence of God between Sivarama Swami and Dr. Stephen Law (Royal Institute of Philosophy, D.Phil from Oxford University, affiliated to the Humanist Association). This debate took place on tuesday 12th October 2004 at UCL University in the U.K
Jun 10 2007 Kazakhstan Crisis
We really need your support. The crisis is intensifying. The Kazakh government has issued a statement that the Krishna Society should destroy the buildings at the farm within ten days. We can only assume that if we do not, then, the Kazakh government will destroy our barn and temple.
Jun 10 2007 The Bookmark Synchronizer - Firefox extension
I found this as a useful extension for firefox, I thougth of bringing it to your attention. It allows you to access your bookmarks from any computer.
Jun 10 2007 Japa Retreats in North America
Take a break away from your busy and challenging life and dedicate 5 days to attentive chanting in the association of like-minded devotees, in picturesque natural surroundings. This retreat serves to offer one the space and inspiration to take their personal chanting deeper.
Jun 9 2007 House for sale
Jun 9 2007 Kirtan Standards Committee
As Kirtan is the single-most important activity of our movement, the GBC decided this year at Mayapura to form a "Kirtan Standards Committee". I would like to briefly inform you of the progress in this regards.
Jun 9 2007 ISKCON Europe Convention
Bhaktivedanta College is drawing some of ISKCON's best talent in the form of its teachers and presenters. The College offers training courses throughout the year and full degree courses, accredited by the University of Wales.
Jun 9 2007 The “Savior-Guru” syndrome
What I have come to recognize over the years while meeting different devotees in different parts of the world is that there is always a group of persons who believe they found an alternative to the scientific process of sadhana bhakti.
Jun 9 2007 Himalayan Fest Wrap Up
Food, gifts, temple building, animals, were all compacted closer together than last year, which better connected the artists and audience.
Jun 9 2007 Restringing Japa Beads. How?
Jun 9 2007 WORLD HOLY NAME DAY - SEPTEMBER 17th 2007
Therefore it is resolved, That World Holy Name Day is made an annual program for all ISKCON centers. Different countries or continents can modify the name to suit their needs.
Sometimes Krishna lets it look like the demons (psychopaths) have the advantage. This is just so its all the more relishable when the devotee sinks the boot - and, of course, Krishna likes to give all credit to the devotee and vice-versa.
Jun 9 2007 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - June 07
In loving service to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
Jun 7 2007 A strange place to give out the mercy
So I took out my pocket Bhagavad Gita and started to read. Next thing I know I had 5 soldiers around me all huddle against a wall. They listened intently as I read a verse out loud and then asked if I had any books with me they could have.
The Karasai district Hakimat demanded that all the "illegally constructed buildings" situated on this land including the temple of the Society for Krishna Consciousness and the cowshed be demolished in 10 days.
Jun 5 2007 Deity dress and paraphenalia
It is our great pleasure to inform the coummunity of devotees and pujaris that we have newly started a special service of making deity dresses specialy for our Iskcon deitys which Srila Prabhupada set up some special standard.
Jun 5 2007 Another Dome Story
We conceived this stage for medium sized events for around 1,000 attendees, reserving the main amphitheater for Llama fest and India Fest, when we get many more.
Jun 5 2007 GBC Gathering in New Vrndavana
There were varying degrees of progress achieved since the last GBC meeting in Mayapur, this progress was reported by the different groups to the plenary body. Probably the most comprehensive progress achieved to date was from the committee dealing with the constitution. That said, significant work has been done by all the groups and the overall mood was that a lot has been done but there's a lot more to do.
Jun 5 2007 A Second Chance
As a devotee grows older, he becomes more and more aware, by the grace of the Lord, that his life is coming to a close and his time to achieve perfection in Krsna consciousness is running out.
Jun 5 2007 Niagara falls Bhajan Event / Picnic
Please come to Niagara falls on August 11th, 2007 and partcipate in a Maha Hare Krishna Kirtana program and picnic.
There are still two months before the beginning of the English and Hindi Bhakti Sastri courses in Vrindavan this year. Immerse yourself in the in-depth systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's books.
Jun 5 2007 Bhakti Tirtha Swami Puspa Samadhi Ceremony
Please join us on Saturday, July 7, 2007 in observance of the disappearance day of His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami. This year, we will be honoring the installation of Maharajaâ€™s puspa samadhi in Gita Nagari.
Jun 5 2007 Krishna, the Perfect Friend
Hearing of Krishna's limitless capacity for appreciating and reciprocating the love of His devotees can inspire us to rekindle our friendship with Him. Lord Krishna is also the most faithful and considerate friend.
These bodies have addressed statements of concern to the Kazakh government condemning the aggressive measures taken towards the religious community, with the hope that the conflict would be resolved in a civilized manner.
Jun 5 2007 Invitation For London Rath-Yatra 2007
With great pleasure we would like to announce the date for Sri Jagannatha Ratha-Yatra in London. Please make a note in your diary or calendar of this important event.
Jun 5 2007 I am not these senses…
We are constantly accepting service from the Supreme Controller. When we will instead try to serve that Being, everything changes.
Jun 5 2007 Amazing! Never Before Revealed!
As most devotees know, the BBT publishes both editions of "Bhagavad-gita As It Is"--both the old one (the "planet of the trees" edition) and the new one, the one that fixes hundreds of errors and brings the text closer to what Srila Prabhupada originally said.
Jun 5 2007 Dealing with addiction
We all have attachments in this material world. The secret of success is to dovetail these attachments to Krishna. This is easy said, than done.
It is with great delight , we are happy to announce that for the welfare of whole world and to spread the Sankirtan far and wide, we are planning to install a life size Astadhatu Vigraha of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu (in sitting posture) at Gambira.
Jun 1 2007 Hare Krishna, Jai Radhe
It was great to see so many young people taking part in the chanting, dancing, serving food and assisting the aged by providing chairs. The 24-hour annual music festival, now in its eighth year, was hailed a huge success by organisers.
Jun 1 2007 Care for Cows June Newsletter
Our June 2007 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.
Jun 1 2007 Two new books about Lord Jagannatha
â€śSri Jagannath â€“The Pastimes of the Lord of the Universeâ€ť by HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami, â€śThe Pastimes and History of Lord Jagannatha in Rajapurâ€ťby HG Pankajanghri das
Jun 1 2007 Friendship Camp at ISKCON Noida by IYF Noida
The camp was really very educative and entertaining, learning and very much successful to its purpose of building team work, friendship, co-operation, service attitude.
BC, Radhadesh, started its educational program in 2002, and this year, the first 7 bachelors in Vaisnava Theological Studies will graduate. This year 22 candidates applied for the ministerial program, 15 of whom are from low income countries. It would make us very sad to reject a potential student based on his low income condition.
Jun 1 2007 Ad for cook
The kitchen crew in Radhadesh is looking for help in the kitchen, preferably a couple or single male devotee.
Jun 1 2007 HOUSE FOR SALE
Previously the Vaishnava Academy for Girls, this wonderful facility in Alachua, Florida has nicely landscaped grounds and several well maintained buildings It is located only 2 miles from the Alachua Temple.