Since the new year is around the corner, itâ€™s natural to talk about new yearâ€™s resolutions. You might be thinking about doing something youâ€™ve put off or making some changes for the new year.
Dec 31 2007 The Brain As Holodeck
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.
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
Dec 30 2007 Study Sastra and Sanskrit in Sri Mayapura-dhama
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
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
Dec 29 2007 A few incidents during the Prabhupada marathon
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Dec 24 2007 Mayapura home for sale
Dec 24 2007 The women of Mahabharata
Dec 23 2007 WSN November 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of November : World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...
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
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
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.
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
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
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 Â· a community dedicated exclusively to serving and supporting this heart of Srila Prabhupada's mission.
Dec 20 2007 Mahabharata - A Work-In-Progress
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
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
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
Dec 20 2007 Bathing in the Holy Name
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!
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 Childrenâ€™s day celebrations held in the school premises.
Dec 19 2007 4 Hare Krishna restaurants make the finals!
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
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 Iâ€™d tell you. But I donâ€™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?
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 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
Dec 18 2007 Radio Krishna Turns It Up A Notch
Last Sunday evening listeners of Utahâ€™s Internet Radio Krishna were delighted to see for the first time titles and artists displayed by their various media players.
Representing dozens of organisations and communities, they converged on the Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire and saw for themselves the spot where a temple cow was mercilessly given a fatal injection, despite all pleas and attempts at negotiation on religious grounds.
Dec 17 2007 Food For Life Programs in Bangladesh
In early December 2007 a ferocious cyclone, coming in from the Bay of Bengal, caused massive devastation in Bangladesh. A group of about twenty devotees and ISKCON well wishers, from ISKCON's Bangladesh headquarters in Dhaka, arranged Food For Life prasadam distribution in some of the most badly affected places.
Dec 17 2007 Kartik Celebrations In Auckland
The devotees have been engaged in doing 90 minute programmes at various homes in Auckland everyday during the month of Kartik for the past 3 years. It consists of Damodar Aarati, narration of the Damodar Lila, reciting the seed verses from Bhagavad Gita and explaination followed by Mantra Meditation.
Dec 17 2007 The West Coast Japa Retreat
Discover where your chanting most needs improvement; Develop positive japa habits that stay you long after the retreat is over; Enter more deeply into Krishna's presence through His Holy Names; Become inspired to make japa a top priority in their life.
Dec 16 2007 Radha Londonsivara’s 38th anniversary!
At about 5.30 we heard that there was a big harinam outside. I went down and it was incredible. There were over 100 young party people all dressed as Santa Claus chanting Hare Krsna and dancing blissfully! (with short videoclip )
In an act that will shock ISKCON around the world and Hindu communities, the British RSPCA aided by a vet and escorted by police officers this morning secretly killed a cow at Bhaktivedanta Manor. The story has reached national and international media and feelings are strong.
Dec 15 2007 Iskcon Panama participates in Christmas parade
Krsna has given us this wonderful orportunity to spread Krsna consciouness here in Panama and we hope that by hearing this report all the devotees bless us so that we can always please Srila Prabhupada.
Dec 15 2007 Hindus mobilised to change law
The shock and bereavement felt by devotees yesterday after a temple cow was killed by the RSPCA, was today turning to anger and a mobilisation of Hindus throughout the country.