Feb 28 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhanu Swami

By Bhanu Swami

So if we want to go to the spiritual world definitely we have to use the scripture and if we are using the scripture then we have to see which scripture gives the best result. The highest result is given through the Srimad Bhagavatam and what is that? Worship of Krishna! Then we have all the different rasas culminating in worship of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan.


Feb 28 2011 Interview with Kalakantha Das

By Mandakini devi dasi

As construction of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is now moving rapidly, fundraising has become a top priority. Campaign Chairman Ambarish Das has asked his Godbrother Kalakantha Das from Gainesville, Florida, who has worked and taught in the fundraising field, to help design the campaign. Here he answers some of my questions


Feb 28 2011 GBC Meeting Report 2

By Sraddhadevi dasi

After concluding four days of strategic planning, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness’ (ISKCON) Governing Body Commission (GBC) resumed their regular Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mayapur, West Bengal. Friday, February 25th was entirely dedicated to reviewing proposals submitted to the GBC by various ISKCON members and committees. Proposal topics have a wide range- from adjusting temple standards, to refining the role of particular committees, to establishing new offices and services in ISKCON


Feb 28 2011 Report from the GBC Strategic Planning Meeting Part One

By Kaisori dasi

The Strategic Planning portion of the GBC's 2011 Annual General Meeting has just ended. The four-day meeting was well attended by the full GBC, many GBC deputies, and about forty devotees from around the world. During my own attendance as a member of the Strategic Planning Team facilitating the meeting, I moved between the various committees, initiatives, and breakout sessions and was left with an overwhelming impression of synergy. The dictionary defines synergy as "a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct elements or participants


Feb 27 2011 Ghee Lamps in a Bag and the Lord in My Hands

By Indradyumna Swami

"Out of His causeless mercy, the Supreme Personality of Godhead presents Himself before us so that we can see Him. Since we have no transcendental vision, we cannot see the spiritual sac-cid-ananda-vigraha ... We can only see material things like stone and wood, and therefore He accepts a form of stone and wood and thus accepts our service in the temple..."


Feb 27 2011 Gaura Purnima Festival Broadcasts 2011 from Mayapur.tv

Antardwip das: Here is the proposed broadcast schedule for Gaurapurnima on www.mayapur.tv - for the latest information, click the "I" information button on the Mayapur.tv player

Feb 27 2011 Appartment for sale in Mayapur Dham

Abhay Charan das: Located only a few minutes walk away from ISKCON Chandrodaya Mandir. The apartment covers the entire third floor of Giriraj Bhavan which is approximately 1600 square feet

Feb 26 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Prabhavisnu Swami

By Prabhavisnu Swami

Srila Prabhupada has assured the devotees again and again that yes if you practice diligently, attentively, follow the process then you also can come to that stage of going back to Godhead just as so many other great devotees have done in the past. So thank you very much


Feb 26 2011 Japa Chant everyday Mornings

Isopanisad dd: Greetings, Hare Krsna, A few Vaisnava's are chanting Japa every morning at 6AM eastern time. This appears to be a wonderful opportunity to associate with devotees by tele conference. The number is 218.339.4600 #675450

Feb 26 2011 Bribe Offer to Deliver Package To Mayapur Festival

Mayesvara dasa: If anyone knows somebody who will be going to Mayapur from LA and is willing to deliver a box the size of a Jagannatha Clock to a devotee there... then have them contact me. I will bribe them to make a delivery to someone that I want to get some Jagannatha Enterprises products to

Feb 26 2011 The Holy Name

By Parasuram das

The poor, bewildered, living entities in Kaliyuga can be benedicted by hearing and chanting the Holy Names of Lord Krishna. H. G. Parividha Prabhu, H. G. Govinda Prabhu, and H. G. Gaurahari Prabhu teach the Mahamantra on the cold streets of London


Feb 26 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HG Anuttama Prabhu

By Anuttama das

So whether we are a GBC member or guru, a sannyasi, a temple president, a sankirtana leader, a brahmacari, a grhasta, a teacher, a student, a mother, a father, pot washer - whatever our situation is we are actually one in our identity. These things are all externals


Feb 26 2011 Animal Slaughter Equals Social Unrest. The U.N. And U.S. Fed Chair, Bernake Back It Up

By Subhavilasa Das

In recent weeks you have probably noticed more social unrest and rioting around the world. This is being directly caused by increased slaughter of animals


Feb 26 2011 24 hour kirtan at Sri Mayapur International School

By Gunacuda dasi

On the auspicious appearance day of Srila Narottam Das Thakur (February 18th) the students and teachers of Sri Mayapur International School held their second annual 24 hour kirtan


Feb 25 2011 No. 1 blockbuster Movie

By Parasuram das

The following is a short movie. I see it as a preaching resource useful to introduce people to our philosophy of the soul, vegetarianism, prasad, and the Holy name - presented in a palatable way. Feel free to send it around your email contact list so it can go viral!


Feb 24 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Radhanath Swami - Disapp HH Gour Govinda Swami

By Radhanath Swami

He took first, second and sannyasa initiation within eight months of joining Iskcon and meeting Srila Prabhupada. There were complaints. People complained to Prabhupada that, "This new man, he has so much responsibilities, he is a sannyasi."


Feb 24 2011 Tapping into Sridhama Mayapur’s Potency

By Padmanayana Dasa

In just a few days the Mayapur Institute's Gaura Purnima Courses and the Mayapur Festival will begin. Devotees from around the world will be entering Sridham Mayapur, as Srila Prabhupada desired, to access the mercy, spiritual strength and inspiration to continue and expand their services


Feb 24 2011 There is a flower in my cosmos

By Jeevanmukta Das

Having chanted a few rounds and feeling somewhat wise, sometimes we worry that the alien religion (Krishna Consciousness) and its sacred texts that we have adopted is not ‚Äėsecular‚Äô enough for today‚Äôs twenty-first century sensibilities


Feb 24 2011 Christchurch Quake Destroys Deities and Temple Beyond Repair

By Madhava Smullen

An in-depth interview with the Christchurch pujari:" ‚ÄúAt first, it seemed just like any other day,‚ÄĚ says Sevananda Dasa, a priest at the Christchurch ISKCON temple. ‚ÄúI was up on the altar, offering the chamara whisk to the Deities....


Feb 24 2011 Some thoughts about the GBC agenda topic: The GBC is the ultimate managing authority”

By Sivarama Swami

An audio recording about one topic of the GBC agenda, what Srila Prabhupada meant when he said ‚ÄúThe GBC is the ultimate managing authority.‚ÄĚ


Feb 24 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami

How can a sick person enjoy? One who is sick, you have a severe headache and if you see food it is very irritating. Isn't it? A sick person cannot enjoy. Therefore the conditioned soul is not an enjoyer. Enjoyment is for the greater souls. Enjoyment is for pure devotees


Feb 24 2011 Welcome to Mathura

By Patita Pavana das

Memories of an Indian Holy Town by Hayagriva Swami about his 1972 Kartik pilgrimage. Hayagriva was known as Prof. Howard Wheeler when he joined Shrila Prabhupada in 1966 as one of the original devotees. He was Shrila Prabhupada’s first book editor, and the early issues of BTG carry many of insightful articles and poems of this talented writer


Feb 24 2011 Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Influence On The Establishment And Development Of Iskcon

By EuroGBC

This paper aims to present the contribution of Bhaktivinoda Thakur to the establishment and development of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). It regards his personal life as the role model for the practitioners of Vaisnavism, and it considers his input in expanding preaching techniques, both innovative and traditional ones


Feb 24 2011 Hare Krishnas and Chaitanya College at Croome Park Worcester published by the National Trust(c) 2010

Radha Mohan Das: Hare Krishnas and Chaitanya College at Croome Park Worcester published by the National Trust©2010 Exciting summarised oral history research of the presence of the Hare Krishnas at Croome Park in the late 1970’s - early 80’s

Feb 24 2011 Please mark your calendar - March 20, 2011

Murari Sevaka: You are invited to celebrate Gaura Purnima at Murari Sevaka We will be celebrating on Sunday March 20, 2011

Feb 24 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhakti Raghava Swami

By Bhakti Raghava Swami

Naturally such a personality as Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura plays a very important role and a very important place within our Sampradaya, within our Iskcon Society in particular being the inspiration and spiritual master of the founder acarya of our society, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada


Feb 23 2011 “The Bhagavad-Gita as it never was” Praghosa Prabhu‚Äôs book distribution adaptation of the first two chapters of the Bhagavad-gita (GBC meeting)

By Praghosa Dasa

At that time Arjuna spoke the following words: Oh infallible sankirtana leader Krishna please park up my sankirtana van so that I can look on the street to see where it is best to distribute books, let me see who has come out today to do their shopping. When Arjuna saw all the stressed faces of the shoppers he spoke the following words....


Feb 23 2011 GBC AGM Report- February 20th, 2011

By Sraddhadevi dasi

The 2011 Governing Body Commission (GBC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) commenced on February 20th in the Society’s world headquarters, Mayapur, West Bengal. Madhusevita dasa, this year’s GBC chairman, welcomed the GBC body, appreciating that thirty-one out of thirty-three voting GBC members were present at this session


Feb 22 2011 Invitation to Tirobhava Mahotsava

Panca Tattva das: Hare Krsna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!Please see the invitaion card attached

Feb 22 2011 Bhaktivedanta College Summercamp 2011 - Interview with the organizers

Mangala Candrika: What was your experience of the Radhadesh summer camp 2010? Everyone involved experienced a wonderful adventure. The proof was that we all were crying upon the departure. The most visible result of well spent time together were formed friendships. Not only amongst campers themselves, which mainly came from Dubai, Canada and Belgium, but also with the mentors and other Radhadesh residents

Feb 22 2011 Mayapur Currency Exchange Information

Suresvara das: This is an information for all devotees traveling to Sri Mayapur. Sri Mayapur being the spritual world head quarters of ISKCON, a special arrangement has been made to provide the best Foreign Currency Exchange rates here. You need not change currency now at the airport or anywhere else where you get lower rates and in addition have to pay a hefty commission

Feb 22 2011 New Zealand earthquake: 65 dead in Christchurch

By BBC News

Editor's note:Our ISKCON temple was severely damaged and the Deities were broken, also some devotees received injuries but we don't know how serious those are at the moment


Feb 22 2011 My Spiritual Grandfather, Our Devotional Line

By Giriraj Swami

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Prabhupada's spiritual master, is my grand spiritual master, but I feel that I never really knew him so well until I read his biography Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava by my godbrother Bhakti Vikasa Swami. Many of the quotes and references below come from that work, which has helped bring me closer to my spiritual grandfather


Feb 21 2011 Reporting on the first day of the GBC meeting

By Sivarama Swami

Audio report about the first day of the GBC meeting including India’s phenomenal book distribution results, Pastoral Abuse, Vedic Planetarium, cow protection and more...


Feb 21 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Ramai Swami

Hare KrishnaBy Ramai Swami

In Indonesia we had President Suharto who was eighty or ninety years old. He had to be dragged down. Amassed millions of dollars, overseas accounts we saw with Ferdinand Marcos and recently with Hosni Mubarak in Egypt - eighty two or eighty three years old and clinging to power to the very end


Feb 20 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HG Ajamila Prabhu

By Ajamila Prabhu

That a devotee who subhasubha-parityagi, that a devotee renounces both auspicious and inauspicious things. A devotee's position is very, very elevated. It is actually not so easy to be subhasubha-parityagi. Bhaktiman yah sa me priyah - then one becomes very dear to Krishna as soon as we renounce both auspicious and inauspicious activities


Feb 20 2011 ISV celebrates “Bringing back old friends”

By Raxit Jariwalla

The first Monthly Sankirtana Festival of 2011 entitled "Bringing back old friends" was concluded yesterday and the final results offered to Lord Nityananda at a celebration honoring His divine appearance day held at the ISV temple in San Jose, CA


Feb 20 2011 Bhaktivedanta Manor looks to the Future

By Radha Mohan Das

Over the past year Bhaktivedanta Manor has conducted a Review of all of its activities by speaking to a breadth of devotees across its key community groups ‚Äď the review, headed up independently has been a project that has unfolded into a wide ranging review of the practices at the temple and feelings of devotees who visit, work and serve around the temple


Feb 20 2011 Srila Rupa and Sanatana Goswami about Lord Narasimha

Payonidhi das: Please accept my humble obaisences All glories to Srila Prabhupada This is part of a chapter from my upcoming Narasimha book. (not yet completed) May Lord Narasimha protect you

Feb 20 2011 Newly opened in Sri Mayapur Dham…..

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