Dec 31 2007 What is the Difficulty? Some Help with Making New Year’s Resolutions

Hare KrishnaBy Mahatma das

Since the new year is around the corner, it’s natural to talk about new year’s resolutions. You might be thinking about doing something you’ve put off or making some changes for the new year.


Dec 31 2007 The Brain As Holodeck

Hare KrishnaBy Tamohara dasa

When we meditate, if we are inclined to remember, we may wish to occasionally remember that we are the ability to sense, not exactly the sensations themselves, which are but the mere elements of the representative holodeck of the human brain.


Dec 30 2007 Vrindavan Gurukula students complete a Dandavat Parikrama

Hare KrishnaBy Ananda Vrindavane - svari devi dasi

Last week, fifteen students from Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School completed a dandavat parikrama on the Vrindavan parikrama path. Rather than walking, they circumambulated Vrindavan by offering prostrations on the ground, falling like a stick.


Dec 30 2007 In Memory of Bhanutanaya dasi

Kaulini devi dasi: Your prayers will benefit her so much. I am begging all of you to please pray for her and her loving family to heal from this painful situation.

Dec 30 2007 Study Sastra and Sanskrit in Sri Mayapura-dhama

Hare KrishnaBy Guru - sevananda dasa

The Bhagavata-pravesa program includes an intensive study of the Bhagavad-gita, the first three chapters of the First Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam and an introduction to Sanskrit.


Dec 30 2007 Subjective Reality in Relationships

Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

There are different opinions regarding social issues or philosophy among devotees. Any perspective, side of an issue, or point of the Krishna conscious philosophy can be carried to an extreme in relation to others.


Dec 29 2007 Journal of Vaishnava Studies

Antony Brennan: Every year many words are written about religion, most with no lasting value and not based on any real research, so it is a happy event when one comes across a publication like the Journal of Vaishnava Studies.

Dec 29 2007 A few incidents during the Prabhupada marathon

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya dasa

He was very excited and said, "You know, I've taken drugs for the past twenty years, but for the past sixty-five days I've been sober, and so many amazing things have been happening. This is another one. It's not by chance that I'm meeting you. God is giving me so much direction."


Dec 28 2007 Sankirtana Nectar in the Army

Hare KrishnaBy Mitravinda devi dasi

What in the world would possess a 40 year old female initiated Hare Krishna devotee to enlist active duty in the US Army during war?


Dec 27 2007 Preaching in Pakistan

Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Usually we can't really report about this type of preaching, but due to the nature of this tour, it was already highly publicized in the media and the authorities in Pakistan were also closely monitoring, so it is no secret.


Dec 26 2007 Positive emotions, spirituality and the practice of psychiatry

Hare KrishnaBy Vaillant George

This paper proposes that eight positive emotions: awe, love (attachment), trust (faith), compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, joy and hope constitute what we mean by spirituality. These emotions have been grossly ignored by psychiatry.


Dec 26 2007 Peaceful protest outside the RSPCA

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti - vedanta Manor

Hundreds of Hindus, whose temple cow was deceitfully killed by the RSPCA today held a peaceful protest outside the RSPCA headquarters in Horsham, Sussex and simultaneous prayers were conducted at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire where the cow known as Gangotri was slaughtered by lethal injection.


Dec 26 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

We invite you to come out of the closet and join hands with the preachers of Krishna consciousness. You will happily pass your time, please Srila Prabhupada, benefit the whole world, and at the end return back to Krishna. What a deal!


Dec 26 2007 The true story of a follower of Jesus who prayed to Him to be used in God’s plan

Hare KrishnaBy Rod Davis

This is the story of one young man who eventually became a devotee of Krishna by first going into the main Cathedral in Melbourne to pray to Jesus in 1972


Dec 25 2007 Rathyatra in Mumbai India

Vidyasagar lokhande: This coming Saturday December 29th there is going to be Jagannath Rathyatra in Mumbai. Please pass this information to your relatives and friends in Mumbai.

Dec 25 2007 Satsvarupa dasa Goswami Agreement for Continuing Service in ISKCON

Hare KrishnaApproved by the GBC EC

The following points formulated by a committee of ISKCON devotees who were delegated by the GBC Executive Committee to liaise with Satsvarupa Maharaja regarding his service in ISKCON. The following conclusions have been approved by the GBC EC


Dec 25 2007 All-mineral beautiful “paint” to decorate the Lord

Hare KrishnaBy Urmila Devi Dasi

I've been looking for something to use to decorate the Deity that is natural, easy to use, and allows for painting very fine designs. I've found something wonderful and thought I'd share the information.


Dec 24 2007 Care for Cows Land Appeal

Kurma Rupa das: You will undoubtedly understand that the purchase of this land is absolutely crucial to ensure the continuity of the CFC project and the welfare of the cows who are cared for here.

Dec 24 2007 Mayapura home for sale

Xiromantu: A beautiful home located near the road and the Mayapur ferry ghat is for sale. The whole place is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, attractive flower gardens, 22 full-grown coconut trees, plus mango and lichi fruit trees.

Dec 24 2007 The women of Mahabharata

Bhakta Wallace Dorian: For the pleasure of the devotees I am submitting the opening pages of a new play I recently adapted that is being produced by a theatre company in New York City on July 18th and 19th 2008 called, "The Women of Mahabharata."

Dec 23 2007 WSN November 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of November : World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...


Dec 22 2007 First Bhakti Yoga Retreat in Tasmania February 10

Dhirasanta Das: Tasmania, home to an active ISKCON congregation meeting in halls and homes invites devotees to share 3 special days in our inaugural bhakti yoga retreat at Niche Southern Tasmanian Yoga Retreat with HH Janananda Gosvami.

Dec 22 2007 The Meaning of Enthusiasm and Its Possible Misuse

Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

The word enthusiasm has its origins in Greek (en-theos, or having a god within) where it indicated someone overcome with the spirit of some god. It wasn't used then very positively. That definition is still given for the word, but in the last possible use.


Dec 22 2007 The Passing of Vibhucaitanya

Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Probably most of the younger devotees who come to Vrindavan knew nothing about him as for the last several years his legs did not allow him to come out of his room. He was so humble he didn't want to trouble anyone to carry him for darshan either.


Dec 22 2007 Remembrances of a saint

Hare KrishnaBy Hari-sauri dasa

I received this news with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we can be joyful at the glorious passing of such a wonderful Vaisnava. And on the other, we have to lament the loss of his sublime association. It would be remiss not to say something about the glories of Sri Vibhu Caitanya prabhu.


Dec 22 2007 Protest outside RSPCA Headquarters for deceitful killing

Hare KrishnaBy Radha Mohan das

There will be simultaneous prayers conducted at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire, the place where the cow was slaughtered by lethal injection, despite the RSPCA's assurances the previous day that nothing further would happen until legalities had been explored.


Dec 22 2007 HG Bibhucaitanya Prabhu passed away

Hare KrishnaBy Madhavendu das

Aindra Prabhu was leading Kirtan melodiously and many of his god brothers, god sister and devotees were present. He left at 9:50 pm tonight.


Dec 21 2007 Celebrating the Advent of Bhagavad-gita

Hare KrishnaBy Pancharatna Dasa

Today, on the glorious advent day of Bhagavad-gita, I invite you to help the BBT spread Bhagavad-gita and its message even further by becoming a member of Friends of the BBT · a community dedicated exclusively to serving and supporting this heart of Srila Prabhupada's mission.


Dec 20 2007 Mahabharata - A Work-In-Progress

Hare KrishnaBy Sankirtana Das

Last year I was requested to perform a little of Mahabharata at an evening event for the 1000 attendees of the National Storytelling Conference and the response was amazing.


Dec 20 2007 When guru worship gets sentimental

Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

If it is better to be a sahajiya than an atheist, mayavadi, or impersonalist, then it is well again to be a sentimentalist than not a devotee at all. However, sentimental behaviour can present problems if left abandoned by a mind unrestrained by capable intelligence.


Dec 20 2007 Touching the soul

Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

Thirty years ago I was doing the Prabhupada marathon at the Chicago airport. One afternoon, we devotees were so intoxicated by distributing books that we decided to show that one doesn't have to speak to sell books, that book distribution just depends on our state of consciousness. So we didn't speak.


Dec 20 2007 Release New CD by Parividha das

Parividha das: I put on my tilak, fill up my book bag and get out of the van. (chorus) He is bhakta Ben, He's a travelling sankirtan man. I'm going out to give the mercy to all the conditioned souls. For all of them are deep in maya and need to be saved you know I'm going out as often as I can.

Dec 20 2007 Bathing in the Holy Name

Hare KrishnaBy Ila devi dasi

This inspiring lecture took place after a jubilant Harinama from Mayapur to Navadvipa, lead by Kadamba Kanana Swami and the members of the Mayapur Nagar Sankirtana (Harinama) Department.


Dec 19 2007 Children Steal the Show!

Hare KrishnaBy Shyamagopika devi dasi

Little Vaisnavas from Sri Mayapur International School had put up a drama on the appearance of Lord Jagannath on Odana Sasthi at Samadhi Auditorium while the students of Bhakti Vedanta National School displayed their multiple talents during the recent colourful Children’s day celebrations held in the school premises.


Dec 19 2007 4 Hare Krishna restaurants make the finals!

Hare KrishnaBy Krishna dasi

4 ISKCON restaurants have been included in the top 15 best vegetarian restaurants to eat by the Australian public. The I LOVE FOOD awards has been established to find the best places in Australia to eat out.


Dec 19 2007 Double Blessings for Christmas

Hare KrishnaBy Mahatma Das

If I wrote a newsletter telling you how to double your money in ten days, would you be interested? Of course you would. Well if I knew how I’d tell you. But I don’t, so sorry. But I can tell you something better. I can tell you how to double your blessings in ten days. Are you as interested?


Dec 19 2007 Where is the fault in ISKCON?

Hare KrishnaBy Jatayu dasa

I can ask any devotee I see about faults in ISKCON and will find myself in a long conversation. But then I take a step back and ask myself again, where are the faults? Actually there are none. There are none because ISKCON is based on the Vedic scriptures such as the Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita, which are perfect in themselves.


Dec 18 2007 ISKCON Prison Ministries Freedom Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakta Jerry

Hare Krsna everyone! Here comes our third year of the Freedom Newsletter. So many great things are happening inside of prisons to spread Krsna consciousness.


Dec 18 2007 Please support Dandavats

The Dandavats Staff: As with most other Iskcon projects, the up keep of the site is a result of the voluntary service of unpaid devotees sustained exclusively by donations. So if you find the site useful and helpful, please consider sending us a donation to help us to keep it functioning.

Dec 18 2007 Radio Krishna Turns It Up A Notch

Hare KrishnaBy Caru Das

Last Sunday evening listeners of Utah’s Internet Radio Krishna were delighted to see for the first time titles and artists displayed by their various media players.

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