Nov 30 2008 Sastra Dana newsletter

By Mahat-tattva Dasa

Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! The latest issue of the Sastra Dana newsletter is online. Click to see it.


Nov 29 2008 WSN October 2008 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

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


Nov 29 2008 Harinama Sankirtana on the streets of Leeds

By Haridasa Thakura dasa

When I joined in the mid 70's there were two main activities that we concentrated on; one was book distribution and the other was harinama sankirtana (street chanting of Hare Krishna). Of course other activities took place and I don't wish to minimise them but the above two were what most of us felt were what most pleased Srila Prabhupada.


Nov 29 2008 United Religions Initiative (URI)-Global Assembly 2008 in Mayapur

By Gopijan ballab das

URI will bring together over 300 members and friends for the second Global Assembly, “Pilgrims of Peace: Many Paths, One Purpose,” in Mayapur, (November 30 to December 5, 2008) including delegates from nearly 400 CCs, over 100 young leaders from around the world


Nov 29 2008 Bhakti Tirtha Swami Reflections Newsletter November 2008

Tamal Krsna dasa: Please see the link below for the November 2008 issue of Reflections. IN THIS ISSUE: "The Most Sinful Activity" by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada "Faultfinding: The Destroyer of Bhakti" by His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja "Devotee Spotlight: His Grace Nityananda Candra dasa" "Devotees and Anger" by His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja

Nov 28 2008 Bhakta Brad’s experiment

Bhakta Brad: I was able to experience states of consciousness that were far beyond anything I had ever experienced while chanting japa. I began to realize the importance of these products.

Nov 28 2008 Terror

Jagabandhu das: Terrorism is bullyism. And I have always disliked the basic cowardice of bullies. Since I was a small child I have always stood against their gutless tyranny against vulnerable people. Gutless, because they lack the courage to really stand up for their own beliefs, without violence or intimidation.

Nov 28 2008 Job opportunities in New Mayapura

Govinda dasa: We are looking for a few good men and ladies to help us renovate New Mayapura. If you would like to come and spend some time just underneath the beautiful Loire Valley, smack in the middle of France and help us out; we need construction workers, pujaris, cooks, gardeners, handymen, administrators, hotel personnel etc.

Nov 28 2008 Mahavishnu Swami and his scurvy crew back in Ganga for more dangerous voyages

Parasurama das: H. H. Mahavishnu Swami and his scurvy crew will be back on the Ganga for more adventures in March, travelling from Dev Prayag in the Himalayas to Kanpur.

Nov 28 2008 Terror Strikes Mumbai: ISKCON Temples and Devotees Safe

By Parijata devi dasi

No incidents of attack or casualty are reported from any of the three temples of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) located in Mumbai at Chowpatty, Juhu and Mira Road respectively.


Nov 28 2008 Official statement of Iskcon regarding the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India

By Anuttama Dasa

It is with great shock, outrage, and sorrow that members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, (ISKCON), have learned of the horrific terrorists attacks in Mumbai, India, against hundreds of innocent people.


Nov 27 2008 Maya Has a Strong Grip on the Prison Population

By Mother Shyama Priya

The glory of Srila Prabhupada's book is immeasurable, "Chant and be Happy" was the first book of Srila Prabhupada I read in January 2004. Each time I read Srila Prabhupada's books I relish ever new sweet nectar.


Nov 26 2008 In Her Own Handwriting

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

For most people the New Year begins on January 1st. For me it comes in early October, when my yearly worldwide preaching tour finishes and I head to Vrindavan for spiritual rejuvenation.


Nov 25 2008 The ‘REAL’ map of the world- - paradigm shift

Radha Mohan das: I thought you would be interested in the this- -which for some will be a bit of a paradigm shift: Please find attached the 'Peters Projection' Map of the world, with East Asia and Australia in a central position, and placed upside-down.

Nov 25 2008 Alchemy of Krishna Consciousness

Hare KrishnaBy Gour Gopal Das

Krishna consciousness is the alchemy that transmutes a fool to an intelligent being. It is a proven fact that anyone who comes in contact with Krishna consciousness movement becomes “chatur” or intelligent.


Nov 25 2008 Inauguration of Varnasrama Media Productions

Hare KrishnaBy Bharat Chandra Das

When I joined in 1971, I felt a great fear of isolation and alienation from “normal” society. I thought that my world had shrunk and that I had only a few eccentric monks as my social circle. My future seemed lonely.


Nov 25 2008 Indradyumna Swami’s Visit in the Philippines

Hare KrishnaBy Jaya Gopala das

This Festival was so special because HH Indradyumna Swami was present together with Sri Phralad das. The filipino devotees were very Happy and Exstatic during these festivals.


Nov 25 2008 A very Pandava Moment: House of Lac at Murari Sevaka Farm

Hare KrishnaBy Jaya Kesava das

We arrived back at the farm around mid-night and everything is fine- relief, super soul was just showing me that there is danger at every step, no need to worry. Entering the parking lot proved to be a different reality. As I parked the car and looked over my left shoulder, the Guest Cabin bursts into flames...!


Nov 24 2008 Computer at Gita Nagari decides it is time to leave

Ortrun Gates : Hare Krishna! Some time ago the hard drive of the AaC computer at Gita Nagari, Port Royal decided it was time to leave and leave it did with all our information on it!

Nov 24 2008 Traveling festival of India 2008 from Croatia

Hare KrishnaBy Dasarath Suta das

This article is about fifth in a row Sri Sri Nitay Gauracandra Harinam party tour, which is trying to spread the glories of the Holy Name all over the Croatian coast during the summer season. We were travelling from one town to another, performing two Harinams daily.


Nov 23 2008 Patatriraja Prabhu ACBSP Passes Away

Madhavananda ACBSP Boston 1970: Patatriraja Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada's disciple, initiated in 1975, has passed away after a battle with his health. He was always engaged in chanting the Holy Names of Sri Krishna, helping one and all, and seeking out the highest Vaishnava association he could find.

Nov 22 2008 Kazakhstan

By BB Govinda Swami

This is a short letter to express my thanks for your response in sending letters to Kazakh Embassies and the Kazakh President's Administration. Your efforts have seemed to slow the Kazakh government from another quick round of ruthless behaviour.


Nov 22 2008 The Temple of Jagannath at Puri

By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

The history of the establishment of the great temple in Puri, and the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God. Written by the Thakur in English, 1871


Nov 22 2008 Another Victory for Prabhupada!

Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu das

During the Ardha Kumbha Mela a couple of years ago, I reported how we invited all the Vaisnava Mahants to come to our ISKCON pandal and take prasadam. This was a great victory for Srila Prabhupada as they accepted us as being in a bonafide sampradaya.


Nov 22 2008 6000 devotees in Puri Parikrama!

Hare KrishnaBy Gopijan ballab das

Despite the tense situation in Puri following the incident of burning of effigy of Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON Sri Kshetra Parikrama was a grand success with 6000 devotees participating in the parikrama. The entire three days program was full of bliss without any disturbances and it was peaceful.


Nov 22 2008 Statement from ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) Regarding Recent Events in Jagannatha Puri, India

Hare KrishnaBy Anuttama dasa

Whatever criticisms an individual or a group may claim to have with ISKCON, to purposefully offend a Vaishnava saint in such a blatant manner is irreconcilable with the principles of Vaishnavism, Hindu culture, morality, and common decency. We condemn any and all such acts.


Nov 21 2008 Temple saved from demolition

Pandava: A seven-hour protest in front of the Hyderabad collectorate in Abids on Wednesday won a temporary reprieve for the authorities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon), Secunderabad, temple.

Nov 21 2008 On the Path of Light: Trials, Temptations, Success

Karnamrita das: Many ways to look at our embodiment: layers upon layers of gross and subtle coverings, innumerable parts, different competing potent voices, yet the soul is the origin or seat of consciousness a spark of Divinity, lost, though searching blindly for itself, for love, connection, fulfillment, happiness that will endure in a fleeting, dark, restrictive world.

Nov 20 2008 Government Attempts ISKCON Secunderabad Demolition, Taught A Befitting Lesson

Hare KrishnaBy Sahadeva dasa

In order to turn the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad overnight into a London or Newyork, the zealous Andhra Pradesh Government invoked Land Acquisition Act on ISKCON Secunderabad Temple on 5th Novemeber affecting the temple and most of its land.


Nov 20 2008 Vacancy: School Principal Mayapur

Dear Editor Ila devi dasi: On behalf of the SMIS Board ( Please find attached an advertisement for the position of principal at the Sri Mayapur International School.

Nov 20 2008 Ananda Swarupa passed away

Nandanandana das: Ratha-yatra in Guadalajara City, Mexico, was just celebrated last November 15 and 16, what it made it different from previous festivals was the absence of Ananda Swarupa prabhu, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada

Nov 20 2008 Home in Houston for rent

Sarvabhauma dasa: Guru Priya devi and her husband Krsna Krpa dasa are renting a home that is only about 100 yards from the Houston ISKCON temple, how of Sri Sri Radha Nilamadhava.

Nov 20 2008 NASN October 2008 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of October: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5


Nov 20 2008 Discard All This Quibbling

By Chris Fici

You may have noticed two things in recent days. The election of Barack Obama, the first African-American to become the President of the United States, and nationwide protests to the passing of Proposition 8 in California of all places, which strictly defines marriage as being between a man and a women, leaving out people of same-sex relationships from this social status and benefit.


Nov 19 2008 Blessings & Support for BI Conference on Science & Spiritual Quest

Ramvijay das: With the mercy of the Vaishnava Acharyas’, we the members of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata are organizing a students’ conference on Science and Spirituality. With this email I wish to brief you about the conference and request your blessings for the success of the conference.

Nov 17 2008 US band set to rock Hare Krishna event in South Africa

Pandava: An American band that fuses Indian classical and Western music will perform at South Africa’s first Hare Krishna youth retreat at Sun City this month.

Nov 17 2008 The Solution to the Puri Situation

B. V. Bhagavat Maharaja: I have been reading the different expressions of outrage on this and other sites over the offensive behavior of the Puri Priests and Panda's toward Srila Prabhupada. What I have not read is how the Priests will atone for their offensive behavior.

Nov 17 2008 ISKCON Prison Ministries Preaching - October report

Bhakta Dave: Recently I decided to begin sending preaching reports to all the IPM devotees. I will be doing this on a monthly basis (hopefully). Below is my preaching report for the month of October. I would like to offer the following results to His Holiness Jayapataka Swami.

Nov 17 2008 ISKCON’s Four Movements

By Damodara dasa

Srila Prabhupada’s vision for spreading the Sankirtana Mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu encompassed four principles or four waves, which he coined as the “four-fold Gandhi movements” in his 1949 letter to the Honorable Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the then Deputy Prime Minister to the Government of India in New Delhi.


Nov 16 2008 Promoting the Vedic Culture

By Bhakti Nilaya das

A sign of a good leader is that he does not request those under him to do something that he is not prepared to do. So before we desire to distribute this Vedic culture to the whole world, we ourselves have to be following it in such a way that nobody can find even a minute discrepency in our practice.

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