Our committee is trying to respond to the need to have a more formalized method of operation of ISKCON and more formalized relationship between ISKCON and the members of ISKCON. There is a feeling among many devotees that they want a solid and clear understanding of what it means to be an ISKCON member. A well conceived of Constitution can provide that. We are endeavoring to craft an inspiring document that will make sure that the principles, vision, and mood that Srila Prabhupada established will be preserved for centuries to come.
Jul 12 2007 London to host Hare Krishna fest
London will host the 39th 'Ratha-yatra Carnival of Chariots' on July 29. The annual Hare Krishna festival will be a colourful display of Indian culture and spirituality in the city.
Jul 11 2007 Email address of His Grace Garga Muni prabhu
Jul 11 2007 Krishna Photos For Sale!
Jul 11 2007 Mayapur Flats Available
Jul 10 2007 Original Krishna Paintings
Jul 10 2007 PRESENTINGâ€¦ VEDIC COSMOS DVD
This multi-media 3D animated DVD scientifically reveals the mystery, origin and nature of the workings of the universe while explaining the passing of seasons, eclipses, phases of the moon and the passing of day and night through Vedic literature.
Jul 10 2007 Mayapur Nagara Sankirtan party - Part two
Please just abandon all varieties of services, take a break from your busy schedule and come join the Mayapur Nagara sankirtan and bathe in the blissful kirtan of Lord Nityananda and Mahaprabhu.
I was quoted as a Krishna conscious spiritual authority regarding the question of the nagging homeless problem prevalent in the US. The author of the article, veteran writer Sam Slovik, said that Nrsimhananda's comments changed the entire way in which he viewed the problem.
Jul 10 2007 Wheat and Vraja
Wheat is a food which has always abundantly grown in the rich soil of Vraja. Krsna Himself was fond of the preparations cooked from Braja wheat, especially because they were soaked in the devotional love unique to Vrindavana.
Jul 10 2007 A REPORT
This summer I plunged to go across the ocean and to a neighbouring country to spread the word of Lord Chaitanya.To share my experience with you all and to instill the feeling to serve the vaishnavas is my motive.
Jul 10 2007 IS COMPETITIVE SANKIRTANA GOOD FOR US?
In the field of devotional service smallness is as glorious as bigness. The impossible determination of the small mother sparrow to reclaim her eggs taken by the ocean, earned her the favor of Sri Garuda.
Jul 10 2007 Premiere of a New Gita Video Series
Bhagavad-gita on YouTube, creatively presented. "Postmodern Times," Pop Goes the Gita Productions' first in a series of stories from the Bhagavad-gita told with a dose of humor. Who says philosophy has to be dry and without comedy?
Jul 10 2007 Calling the next generation of Iskcon Leaders
The north american GBC and spiritual strategic planning initiative are actively seeking qualified secong generation man and women to fill an array of important leadership positions within our Iskcon movement.
Jul 10 2007 Jaya Vijaya dasa`s email address
Jul 7 2007 Puri Rath Yatra live in Zee TV
Jul 7 2007 Brihad 2.2 Now Available
Jul 7 2007 Flat For Sale next to MVT in Vrindavana
Jul 7 2007 Retreat At New Vrindavan - Everyone Welcome
Jul 7 2007 Amazing speech of HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami
For the pleasure of all devotees we submit this video from a speech of Bhakti Tirtha Swami
Jul 7 2007 Yamuna’s Leftover Rice
I may not be the only devotee who wondered what to do with leftover rice prasadam. For years, I have been in a quandaryâ€”should it be refrigerated and then served cold the next day?; or should it be refrigerated and reheated the next day?; or something else?
Jul 7 2007 Sanatorium
In response to some devotees' concerns regarding his book "Sanatorium", Satsvarupa Maharaja has given the following comment and has also decided to withdraw from circulation any remaining copies of the book.
Our committee deals with the situation we often find in ISKCON where there are two lines of authority in ISKCON: the initiating spiritual masters and GBC body/GBC member/Temple President system created by Srila Prabhupada. Our goal is help craft a shared, supportive, and shastrically sound system for guiding devotees in ISKCON. Rather than sometimes working at cross purposes, the aim is to have a system that respects, guides, and nutures the devotees in general, as well as all those senior devotees who give siksha and diksa in ISKCON.
Jul 5 2007 Countdown to Toronto Ratha-Yatra
Jul 5 2007 Please send CD`s to inmates
In This Issue: Mormon Hospitality. Gita verse. Donation Opportunities. Himlayan fest Wrap Up. Wedding Serivces
Want to increase the enthusiasm and spirit of your congregation and catapult book distribution scores to new highs? Success is guaranteed with the Monthly Sankirtan Festival program pioneered by the intrepid, ever blissful book distributor Vaisesika Dasa
The first thing is that when a guest comes home, his feet should be washed. In ISKCON, we have that culture but somehow that has become exclusive for only gurus and sannyasis, but in Vedic culture that is for every guest who comes home.
Arjuna was fighting it for Krsna, not for sense gratification. Prabhupada explains devotees have to cultivate being free from envy, from pride, and a devotee should be everyone's well-wisher, not trying to defeat others and be better than others but to serve others, that is Vaisnava.
Jul 5 2007 Emotional Freedom
The authority figure (or institution) should not implicitly or explicitly promise to fulfill all the needs of the person. Better to assume a position of facilitator; that is to help one understand how to fulfill his own needs by being an autonomous human being.
On Wednesday 4th July outside the Victoria and Albert Museum opposite the Kazakhstan Embassy, there was singing and dancing but behind this was anger at the continued persecution of devotees in Kazakhstan.
Jul 3 2007 Prabhupadavani.org
Jul 3 2007 Ratha Yatra in Madrid Photo Gallery
Jul 3 2007 Daily Japa Bliss
Jul 3 2007 Think Before You Eat
Most people decide what they eat based mainly on taste, cost, habit, nutrition and convenience. But for those who are a little more thoughtful, here are some other points worth considering.
Jul 3 2007 Cida-Dahi Mahotsav at Panihati
One thousand Namahatta devotees, over seventy five Mayapur community devotees along with the devotees from 24 parganas and Kolkata happily engaged themselves in preparing Cida-Dadhi using 1010 kgs of Cida or flat rice, 400 kgs of mangoes, 100 big jack fruits, 280 kgs of jaggery, 100 kgs of sugar, 85 litres of milk, 410 kgs of Dahi or yogurt, dryfruits and nuts.
Jul 3 2007 Room for Rent in Michigan: $200/month
You can see and download several photos from the recent New Vrindavana GBC meetings
Jul 1 2007 Mahabharata meets British Theatre
In June 2007 we experienced that the dreams of many come true: the Mahabharata, the most famous Indian epic, is being performed on a theatre stage. The result? A fantastic blend of singing, ecstatic dance, music and theatre.
We recognize the need for consistent succession policies in the society. The first generation of Srila Prabhupada's disciples are aging. We now read regularly of a senior devoteeâ€™s passing away. We need to ensure that the mood, teachings, energy, and ideas of Srila Prabhupada are properly preserved and transmitted. Generation after generation. We wish to identify and empower devotees with leadership potential to ensure the proper succession. This is our long term need.
Jul 1 2007 The Passing of Suci Devi
You may be surprised to know that she never really lost her sense of humour, and naturally became more introspective and reconciled with the world in general and the people in it in particular.
Jul 1 2007 Reaching out to a greater public
In this brief blog I would like to take the opportunity of introducing you to three Vaishnavas who are doing an excellent job in getting some of our messages out to a broader public. In some cases that means thought-provoking pieces on foundational dharmic principles, in other cases it means specific teachings on the practise of bhakti.
Jul 1 2007 WSN May 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of May 2007: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...
Jul 1 2007 Care for Cows July Newsletter
Our July 2007 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience. This month we present: How the Monsoon has affected us. Testimonials from the eight new residents accepted this month and more...
I found out there was a center at 26 Second Avenue in NYC and took a two hour train ride alone, not knowing what to expect. Arriving sweaty and with a rapid heartbeat, I was greeted by two brahmacharis and went to sit down for kirtan for the first time.
Jul 1 2007 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - July 07
Anyone reading our Krishna book, Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, Nectar of Devotion, and Bhagavad-gita As It Is, is sure to become a Krishna conscious person. Therefore somehow or other we must push on this literature distribution program, either through schools, colleges, libraries, life membership or ordinary sales