Huge list of media and internet coverage links, blogs and short youtube videos about the Holi festival in Spanish Fork
ISKCON devotees shall instruct new members to take shelter of Srila Prabhupada and to receive guidance, training and assistance from those who are practically and directly instructing them in Krishna consciousness. They must focus their attention on Srila Prabhupada as the Founder-Acarya and as their preeminent siksa guru.
Mar 30 2009 Remembering Harish (Hari Kirtan Das)
I remember Harish being so helpful to us western boys, showing us how to wash our clothes, keep clean and maintain sadhana. Physically strong as a bull, he would be often do the toughest of the chores, with a challenging smile on his face.
Six devotees--Jagat-caksur Das, Yadunandana Das, Sarvaisvarya Das, Brhat Mrdanga Das, Jaya Govinda Das, and Vasudeva Das--are to take sannyasa this year.
For the 300 plus peace pilgrims, representing cooperation circles from over 80 countries, the journey to the United Religions Initiative Global Assembly in Mayapur, India, proved no less profound than the destination.
Mar 29 2009 Vanipedia celebrates first year online
March 21 marked the first anniversary of Vanipedia, the multifaceted and ambitious web-based encyclopedia dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Congregational Development Ministry hopes to serve the worldwide community of ISKCON devotees through consultancy, education and networking in the aspects of community development.
Coming up: Madhava live from Switzerland, then Sri Prahlad from New Zealand, Gaura Vani from Washington DC, Lokanatha Swami live from Bangladesh... 7 more hours, but some of the best is yet to come
We are happy to announce that ISKCON Mayapur has produced full HD DVD of the most spectacular Maha Abhisheka of Sri Pancha Tattva 2009 with enlivening kirtans of HH Radhanath Swami, HH Loknath Swami and HH BB Govinda Swami.
The Atlanta Temple, his family and friends will be coordinating the funeral service of Harish das. With the passing of our dear friend Hari Kirtan das aka Harish, we stop to pray to the lord for his safe journey home.
Mar 27 2009 WSN February 2009 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For complete results and to send in your scores go to www.SankirtanNewsletter.com (password: wsnhome) Deadline for scores is the 15th of the next month.
Mar 26 2009 Superbird
If dedicated transcendentalists are compared to swans, it should come as no surprise that committed materialists are likened to crows.
Mar 25 2009 Ratha Yatra in Poland
Mar 25 2009 The funeral service for Harish
So... this ceremony with fruits and flowers and a fire, and the assembly of devotees here before our beloved Lordships, before the exalted Vaisnavas, is meant to impress upon us the seriousness of accepting this sampradaya, of officially entering within this.
Mar 23 2009 Bhaktivedanta Academy Newsletter - March 2009
Mar 23 2009 Adopt a cow
Krishna by His practical example taught us to give protection to the cows, and Srila Prabhupada spoke often with great force and feeling on the need to protect cows. As time progresses and as more and more of us live in urban environments, cow protection seems as if it could slip through our fingers and disappear.
Mar 23 2009 Aravade Temple Opening
Mar 23 2009 The Passing of Hari Kirtan Das aka Harish Das
It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we bring this horrible news that our dear friend Hari Kirtan aka Harish, age 24, is no long with us on this planet. Harish is from Mayapur gurukula and a disciple of his Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami.
In celebration of the Indian Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork opens its doors to celebrants of all types -- from full-blooded Indians with an understanding of Holi, to ne'er-do-wells who simply get a kick out of chucking dyed flour at strangers.
Mar 22 2009 Minimag (Krishna Kathamrita Magazine)
Mar 22 2009 Prison preaching in Maui - help requested
Mar 22 2009 The Krsna-approaching Body
Before I encountered the Káą›áąŁáą‡a consciousness movement, I was engaged in graduate religious studies in a university. One day a professor remarked: â€śThe issue is not whether or not God exists. The issue is whether or not God is available.â€ť
Mar 22 2009 Boat Festival in Yamuna - pics
Everyone kept coming to us and profusely thanking us for this wonderful festival and asking why we didn't do it before. We told them it was Radha Shyamsundar's desire, they were tired of seeing Their devotees pushed and shoved in a crowded temple room and They wanted to come to the Yamuna where everyone could peacefully participate.
The cost of the medical treatment so far has been upwards of $20,000 and Jahnu is not out of there yet. So it could be as much as $30,000 by the end. Many of you have enquired as to how you may offer some financial assistance for the medical expenses.
I'd like to personally invite you to attend an important conference called "Building Bridges" This conference focuses on the question: How can we best share the timeless wisdom of Krishna consciousness with increasingly diverse audiences?
The live coverage of the Mayapur Festival has now gone wide-screen and the video quality has also been improved. Don't miss to watch two new high resolution videos of the Maha-abhiseka that have been just added!
This year HG Brhat-mrdanga Prabhu has been approved for sannyasa initiation. Brhat-mrdanga Prabhu joined Iskcon in Durban, South Africa in around 1980's. He was previously a school teacher and also has a Masters degree.
Mar 18 2009 Ranganiketan Manipuri Cultural Arts Troupe
Mar 18 2009 JPS Anecdote collection
Mar 18 2009 Opportunity at Radhadesh
Mar 18 2009 Veggie Girl: Kalachandji’s
Mar 18 2009 Food for Life Vrindavan Annual Report
Mar 17 2009 Devasadan Monthly; Volume 1 Issue 1, March 2009
Mar 17 2009 Sign language Krishna ( Deaf )
The position of head of an educational institution grounded on spiritual values is compatible with the sannyasa ashrama. Srila Prabhupada wrote that sannyasis could teach in varnashrama Colleges.
Mar 17 2009 Advice and help sought in urban preaching
One may ask: â€śWhy not charge for yoga classes?â€ť My strategy has been: to advertise and teach for free, because, from my experience, if I widely advertise the classes as free,vastly more people seem to come through the doors.
Mar 16 2009 Employment opportunity for Pujari
Mar 16 2009 The Prabhupada Connection is Back
Mar 15 2009 A question about S. Prabhupada and Gandhi
Mar 15 2009 Ananta Printing’s New Website
Mar 15 2009 Sri Gaur Purnima @ ISKCON Baroda
On March 10 & 11, 2009, both considered the full moon days in the month of falgun, the â€śHoliotsavaâ€ť (festival of â€śholiâ€ť) and Sri Gaur Purnima, the 523 annual appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu were observed by huge crowds who gathered at ISKCON Baroda
Mar 15 2009 No More Car Accidents!
The two major car accidents this week have cast a cloud of sadness upon the entire ISKCON movement. I remember ISKCON's first such car accident, two devotees, Vaidyanath and Maranda, were killed in Arizona in 1970 when a truck pushed their VW off a mountain slope in Arizona.
Mar 15 2009 Catching car rides to and from the dhams
Today marks 7 years to the day since my spiritual master, HH Tamal Krishna Goswami and Vrindavanisvari Mataji passed away in fatal car crash on the way to the Calcutta airport. My godbrother Aghabit prabhu was also badly injured in that crash.