Mar 17 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhakti Marg Swami

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Marg Swami

Persons who are peaceful, equipoised, cleansed and purified, and who know the art of pleasing all other living entities, keep friendship only with devotees of the Lord; they alone can very easily achieve the perfection of going back home, back to Godhead


Mar 17 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HG Rajendranandana Prabhu

By Rajendranandana dasa

We are all swimming upstream. Everybody else in this world is going down, down, down. If they don't take up Krishna consciousness, take advantage of the opportunity Caitanya Mahaprabhu's movement Srila Prabhupada said that one will not get another opportunity for millions of kalpas


Mar 17 2011 Japan Relief - Calling Volunteers

By Priyavrata Das

I am therefore calling on devotees with prior experience in the Tsunami relief and other disasters to step forward now. At this time, our focus will be on identifying some team leaders and then gathering the resources we need to set up and serve prasadam. Food for Life Global's web site FFL.ORG will continue to be the communication centre for the effort


Mar 17 2011 ISKCON Organizes “ENVIRO 2011” Conference

By Gopal Gauraguru Das

The Bhaktivedanta Academy, the educational wing of ISKCON Coimbatore organized “ENVIRO 2011” – a Conference on Youth and Environment at GRD auditorium, PSG College of Arts & Science as a pioneering effort in bringing the attention of youth and people in general to one of the most critical issue we face today - the rapid changes in climate and its consequences


Mar 17 2011 President of India inaugurates AISSQ 2011 organised by BhaktiVedanta Institute and Delhi Technological University

By Sesha Das

Education without values is like a flower without fragrance. Education should impart values to the youth that makes them sensitive to fellow human beings, and the environs around them and can prepare them to become responsible citizens.


Mar 17 2011 Employment Opportunity With Krishna Culture

Krishna Culture: Krishna Culture (krishnaculture. com) is a well established online and retail store operating out of Houston, Texas. We are located about a mile away from the beautiful new ISKCON Houston temple. We have a full-time position available in our shipping department for a competent and physically strong individual

Mar 17 2011 The Bhaktivedanta College Foundational Course: A Three-Week Dive Into Bhakti-yoga

Bhaktivedanta College: A group of twelve students took the Introductory Course to Bhakti-yoga that took place from February first through the nineteenth. For those three weeks, the courses were aimed at watering the bhakti seed lying dormant in all the students, and at weeding the fields in which it grows

Mar 17 2011 ‘Self’ Emergency CHAD Plan!

Deepak Chandani: We all recognize that the frequency of catasrophes the living entities are facing in this world are increasing.When a disaster strikes,all our hard earned wealth, dreams and loving realtionships are washed off within few moments

Mar 17 2011 Iskcon Japan–Safe, Krishna’s Mercy For His Devotees

Das Jagjeevan and Sudevi Dasi: A team of devotee from ISKCON Wellington spent two weeks distributing prasadam to people affected by the earthquake in Christchurch and so I can understand and appreciate what those affected in Japan must be going through

Mar 17 2011 Travel in Japan

Jagadvira das: With all this negative news about the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan we have decided to head south to Okinawa Island. We are just asking if any devotees can help us with some small contribution for our travel expenses - even $5 or $10 would be a great help as we are without sufficient funds

Mar 16 2011 Lessons from Madhavendra Puri

By Giriraj Swami

This is a very deep topic--feeling separation from Krsna in the mood of Srimati Radharani and the gopis. We are certainly not qualified to discuss it. Still, following our acaryas, we shall try to say something to glorify Sri Madhavendra Puri on his disappearance day


Mar 16 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HG Jagajivan Prabhu

By Jagajivan dasa

I was explaining and emphasizing in the class, respect, amanina manadena. Respect is one of the most important aspects of a gentleman. Ladies know that because they open the door for you. That is respect. Our mothers know that we respect them so they feel more protective. If someone is respectful he will become honored


Mar 15 2011 Report from the GBC Strategic Planning Meeting Part Two

By Kaisori dasi

A number of the GBC's Strategic Planning Committees have broad international mandates. The mandate of the Outreach Committee, for example, covers all aspects of preaching - from how to encourage book distribution to congregational preaching to how to effectively present Krishna consciousness in university settings to all other aspects of outreach


Mar 15 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Prabodhanand Sarasvati Swami

By Prabo - dhanand Sarasvati Swami

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said to chant 64 rounds but Srila Prabhupada said only sixteen rounds. How it is possible that by chanting sixteen round one can return back to Godhead? But Srila Prabhupada gave us guarantee. He told us, "I am not cheating."


Mar 15 2011 Democracy and the Spread of the Holy Names

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Some of us must have thought of doing Harinama Sankirtana in Mecca, of all places, or would like to set up a temple there? How about the Vatican, Pyongyang or Beijing, and Tripoli, Havana or the pyramids of Egypt? Not too long ago most people thought that Moscow, Bucharest and half of Berlin would be democratised way beyond their lifetimes


Mar 15 2011 Passing Away of Harivamsa Prabhu

By Damodar Krishna Das

It is with sadness that we received the news of the passing of Harivamsa Prabhu on Wednesday 9th of March. He has been a very dedicated devotee of Sri Sri Radha-Gokulananda at Bhaktivedanta Manor UK for many years. We will leave it to his close friends and mentors at the Manor to describe the glories of that service. But what many devotees may not be aware of, is that he also performed significant service to our London Lord Jagannatha


Mar 15 2011 A list of Ratha Yatras for Florida in 2011

Nartaka Gopala dasi: Attached kindly find a list of Ratha Yatras for 2011 in Florida. If you could kindly post this on your websites I really appreciate it because oftentimes traveling devotees inquire about this information

Mar 15 2011 The Gita and business ethics The word ‘ethics‘ comes from the Greek word ‘ethikos‘. It refers to one’s moral character and the way in which society expects people to behave in accordance with accepted principles. Business ethics is the code of good conduct that a business adheres to in its daily dealings both with other businesses and with customers

Mar 13 2011 Gita Nagari Website Update

Ortrun Gates: Hare Krishna! The Gita Nagari Farm Website has been updated. Please visit us at: and peruse all the pages. We would especially like to mention that this year we are organizing a three-day mini camp for children aged 9 to 13 at the farm

Mar 13 2011 GBC AGM- Final Day of 2011 AGM

By Sraddhadevi dasi

Friday, March 3rd marked the final day of the 2011 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Along with discussing sannyasa candidates, the day involved a presentation on the Midday Meal project in India and a special visit by the students of the Sri Mayapur International School


Mar 12 2011 Iskcon Need To Act With Massive Action Urgently!!!!

Radhagopal das: ISKCON on its part should encourage 24 hours kirtan world wide at all centres to go on to overcome the effect of SINS (papa). There must really be a concerted massive effort from all front

Mar 12 2011 Simhacalam, the hill of the lion

Payonidhi das: In Simhacalam in South India,Lord Varaha Narasimha is getting a new covering of Chandan in May, as instructed by Lord Varaha Narasimha Himself in Treta yuga to Urvasi and King Pururava

Mar 12 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Danavir Goswami

Hare KrishnaBy Danavir Goswami

Therefore we should genuinely desire to go back to Godhead to get out of this material world. Krishna promises that, "Having once come to that abode of Mine you will not return here again."


Mar 11 2011 Earthquake: Update about ISKCON Japan devotees and temple

By Sanjay Krsnacandra das

Our newly made Temple & Deities are fine. One deity displaced back on the back rest but no damage. Minor cracks in temple Govinda's restaurant. Buildings & poles were oscillating like anything. By your good wishes not much fear in us. Lord there to take care


Mar 11 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami

By Bhakti Purusottama Swami

So in this way we see throughout the Vedic literatures there are so many examples which tell us how to prepare to leave our bodies very blissfully while meditating upon the lotus feet of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava. But as I said it doesn't happen by our own endeavor


Mar 11 2011 Fourth Annual Global Daiva Varnasrama Convention held

By Bharat Chandra Das

The event was inaugurated by His Holiness Lokanath Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Raghava Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami, His Grace Samba Das and His Grace Bharat Chandra Das by lighting the lamp


Mar 11 2011 Singularity: Yet Another ‘Tantadang’ Prophecy

By Jeevanmukta Das

The last time they said it was when they developed DDT, the miracle pesticide. ‘Just give us a few more years, we will defeat death, overthrow God and paint the sky green!’ DDT was considered a miracle pesticide and in those days—1940s I think— people even went to the extent of regularly breathing in lethal doses of it, just to stay healthy, live longer maybe even get a shot at eternity!


Mar 11 2011 Festival of the Chariots and Ratha Yatra Parade in Saint Augustine

Nartaka Gopala dasi: An Indian multi-cultural parade and festival will be celebrated with entertainment for the whole family. There will be live music, singing, classical dance, books, bazaar, and lots of free delicious vegetarian food. The Ratha Yatra Parade is the oldest known parade in the world

Mar 11 2011 Bhaktivedanta College: Opening for the positions of Promotion/Fundraising Manager and Receptionist

Dinadayal dasa: Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh has an opening for the position of Promotion/Fundraising Manager and Receptionist. If you want to be part of an enthusiastic team offering a vibrant service to Srila Prabhupada, in a well-established spiritual community, then please announce your interest

Mar 11 2011 Landscapping and grounds maintaince positions open

Malati dasi: Where: New Vrindaban, West Virginia USA When: April through Sept-Oct. (this could be a six month position, or longer, depending upon the person) Must be knowledgeable and conversant with horticulture. Would be responsible for up-keep, beautification & maintaince of grounds, which include lakes, walk ways, lawns, gardens, etc. References required

Mar 10 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami

By Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami

The actual point of yukta vairagya means you see what is the principle at work because in any activity in any form there is a principle behind it. As we said Krishna's quality is the first point then Laksmi manifests forms and activities that serve that calling. So that means form follows the quality


Mar 10 2011 The Best Kept Secret in Las Vegas

By Krishna-mayi devi dasi

Las Vegas, as everyone knows, stands for mega-kali-yuga entertainment: especially gambling, prostitution, intoxication and meat eating in multiple extend. It has even earned the nick-name of "Sin City". Even in the present economic time of recession in the U.S.A., the city still boasts a visitation of 37 million tourists annually, just down 3 million before hard financial times hit


Mar 10 2011 the body and soul marketplace

Iswara: Alachua, FL: om4me has launched a brand new online marketplace, Intended by its founders, Lilananda das and Iswara das, to ease the exchange of spiritually-oriented goods and services among devotees and spiritualists, the new site provides the spiritual community with a friendly forum to freely buy and sell products as well as announce events in their area

Mar 10 2011 Our temple needs the up-coming new Vaisnava calendar

Gokulananda das: Prabhu(s): I wish to make a special request for your help. Our temple needs the up-coming new 2011-2012 Vaisnava calendar for eastern USA/Canada. If you can please provide me with either a link or the proper attachment, that would be a very nice service for our temple and entire Vaisnava community here

Mar 10 2011 Searching for the right fit

Ortrun Gates: Do you ever miss the gold old days when the “new” Americans were filled with that Pioneer Spirit? Look no further – we have pioneer opportunities for you! Iskcon Gita Nagari Farm in Port Royal, PA is looking for a few rugged individuals who are willing to take a chance

Mar 10 2011 Video: Rasanath Das on Practice of Monasticism in a World of Business

Rasanath Das: Rasanath Das is a monk as well as a former management consultant and investment banker. Rasanath shares his incredible journey- from his life as an “external achievement machine”, to one rich in spiritual introspection, integrity, and true connectivity

Mar 9 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhaktivaibhava Swami

By Bhakti - vaibhava Swami

This is why Srila Prabhupada wanted this Mayapur festival, this Vrindavan festival to that we can cultivate the association of as many devotees, Vaisnavas as possible and receive their blessings. Then there is great hope that we can do something wonderful when we co-operate with each other


Mar 8 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Prahladananda Swami

By Prahlada - nanda Swami

If everything is going very nicely in our lives we should understand that Krishna is simply giving us the opportunity To serve Him better, to spread the sankirtana movement and become a better instrument to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His transcendental servants hands


Mar 8 2011 Sunday edition of Provo Daily Herald: Festival of Color gears up for record crowds

By Caru Das

The white-hot juggernaut that is the annual Holi Festival of Colors at the Krishna Temple shows no signs of slowing down. In 2007, 3,000 people attended, celebrating spring by throwing 5,000 packets of colored flour at each other. In 2008 attendance tripled to 10,000, and the crowd snatched up 20,000 color packs


Mar 8 2011 Berkeley Lord Chaitanya Festival

Gadadhara das: Dear Devotees, Please come to the Lord Chaitanya Spring Festival in Berkeley, CA . There will be a large parade with the Gaura Nitai floats down Telegraph Avenue and culminating at People's Park with kirtan, exhibits and more!
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