Dec 31 2011 Prabhupada Marathon in the UK

By Sutapa das

By all of your wonderful efforts I am happy to announce that the Prabhupada Marathon 2011 is the most successful since December 1998! I pray that we continue this sacred mission of distributing books to every corner of this country, and in this way increase our offering to Srila Prabhupada... an offering that will surely make him smile


Dec 30 2011 iFoundation Opportunities

Yasoda Suta Das: As you may already know in 2003 the i-Foundation, spotted a glaring need for faith schools which give a universal approach to spirituality as propagated by Lord Chaitanya. The first Krishna Avanti primary school opened in Harrow and has since become an overwhelming success

Dec 29 2011 In One More Town And Village: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Revati Devi Dasi

Something very interesting is happening in Sarajevo. In the last few months, people had been approaching our harinama team, asking them how to come to our temple. A group of young students asked for temple address and now they are regular visitors. One girl from that group told her mother that she was going to a Hare Krishna centre, and her mother told her that twenty years ago she had also visited the temple in Belgrade (Serbia), and read books about Krishna to her, when she was a little girl.


Dec 29 2011 Open services at New Vrindaban, ISKCON’s first farm community

New Vrindaban Communications: New Vrindaban Community, ISKCON's first farm community, is in the process of completing a 25-year Master Plan. Srila Prabhupada gave a wealth of instructions regarding how New Vrindaban should be developed. Right now, New Vrindaban looking for devotees to help with the day-to-day operations as well as with implementation of Srila Prabhupada's instructions through the Master Plan

Dec 29 2011 Bhagavad Gita Court Case

By Bhakti Vijnana Goswami

This is the victory of the whole ISKCON. Of course, ultimately everything was arranged by Sri Krishna Himself, and the whole credit goes to Him. It was very clear to me being in the epicenter of the battle, but still some devotees deserve special mention


Dec 28 2011 Devarishi’s passing offering

Abhay Charan das: I should feel guilty for not serving you enough. The last time I met you, was on the 22 of November. On that day, my mother, Hrimati dasi, had cooked up a whole feast with pure cow ghee. Your tone of voice was more intense than usual. You said: "why did you not invite me? I am starving to death here!"

Dec 28 2011 ISKCON expresses its gratitude towards the Government of India and Russia - Video

By Gopal Krishna Goswami

ISKCON expresses its gratitude towards the Government of India and Russia, all the members of the Indian Parliament along with the Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, Indian Ambassador to Russia Ajay Kumar Malhotra, and the Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin. ISKCON would also like to thank the print and electronic media, people of India and its devotees worldwide for their enthusiastic and continuous support during this trial


Dec 28 2011 Iskcon won the case in Russia regarding Bhagavad Gita As It Is - Video

By BBC, The Times Of India and other media sources

The judge in the court told the prosecution they were throwing out the case and that 'Bhagavad Gita As It Is' is not extremist literature.


Dec 28 2011 In Memory of Yamuna devi dasi

By Siddhanta das

Video from several interviews of Yamuna Devi


Dec 27 2011 Gita gifted to president of India

By Vrajendranandan Das

We recently had a meeting with Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil (Hon'ble President of India) along with Smt. Hema Malini (film actress, member of the parliament and our brand ambassador for the "Glory of Maharastra" Project) , HG. Surdas Prabhu (TP Khargar, Navi Mumbai) and myself in which we gifted a copy of the Bhagavad Gita as-it-is and the concept picture of the upcoming Sri Sri Radha Madanmohanji Temple, to be built in Khargar, Navi Mumbai


Dec 26 2011 Yamuna-devi and Srila Prabhupada–Vani and Vapuh

By Giriraj Swami

At about 6:30 in the morning on December 20, Yamuna‚Äôs constant companion and spiritual confidante, Dinatarini dasi, found that she had left. Her hand was in her bead bag, and a slight smile was on her face. She looked completely at peace‚ÄĒeven blissful. She had not been afraid of death. She had been confident that she would again be with Prabhupada, or somehow engaged in serving his mission


Dec 26 2011 Transcript of Conversation With Yamuna Devi Dasi on September 18th, 1995

By Shyamasundara Dasa

In 1995 the year before Srila Prabhupada‚Äôs centennial there was some controversy about what Srila Prabhupada‚Äôs actual birth time and horoscope were. In order to address that I did extensive research and compiled a book entitled ‚ÄúThe Transcendental Horoscope of Srila Prabhupada‚ÄĚ. The research included interviews of several devotees who were close to Srila Prabhupada


Dec 25 2011 To Russia with Love

By Shyamasundara Dasa

On Christmas Eve I was traveling in North Bangalore and was surprised to see this billboard display sponsored by Amul Dairy Corporation. The driver of the car told me that Amul often put up such billboards touching on current events


Dec 24 2011 YAMUNA

By Gurudas

I am saddened by my feeling of separation from you, that I will not see you again on this planet, yet I still feel close to you. Our relationship transcends material boundaries and You are in my, and many peoples hearts . Let us all pray for your continued spiritual journey, which makes me happy, as you are not in pain anymore, and with our beloved Spiritual Master, and Radha and Krishna


Dec 24 2011 A Few Memories of Yamuna Prabhu

By Kalakantha das and Jitamitra dasi

We became close to Yamuna and Dinatarine Prabhus over the last five years. We run a busy college outreach program in Gainesville and, in 2006, looking for a getaway during the summer breaks, we decided to visit Saranagati, as we had lived and served in Vancouver temple years ago and had many friends there


Dec 24 2011 A Tribute To Yamuna Devi Dasi

By Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami

It is with mixed feeling that I find myself again writing a brief eulogy so soon for a departed God brother or God sister, in this case Yamuna Devi Dasi. I say mixed feelings because I understand that her health has not been good for a long time, which means suffering to one extent or another


Dec 24 2011 A Christmas Message from the Principal

Bhaktivedanta College Principal: This year we have transferred our partnership from the University of Wales Lampeter to the University of Chester, which is also a highly reputable educational institution in the U.K. Our Theology and Religious Studies BA programme is continuing in full swing with more than twenty students on campus

Dec 24 2011 Gita not on trial but its commentaries, says Russia - The documents of the court

By Bhakti Vijnana Goswami

We wrote an official statement which rejects this claim, and work to counteract it. Once more my humble request, please ask the devotees to sign the petition on-line. You may read to them the exerpts from the "expert testimony" (included here) for the Sunday feast class! We did not even reach 50 thousand yet. Please, help us!


Dec 24 2011 Surabhi gives birth to a girl and our “Name-Giving Fundraiser”

Murari Sevaka: Murari's Kirtan Valley is hosting a "Name-Giving Fundraiser! This is an auction to name our blessed female calf, birthed on Dec. 21 by Surabhi, our Pure Jersey cow

Dec 24 2011 Alachua temple Memorial Service for Yamuna Devi

Susan Wieland: The Alachua temple will be hosting their memorial service for Yamuna devi this Tuesday, December 27th at 6:30 pm. The memorial hopes to exemplify Yamuna's mood in devotee sanga, delve into her profound and unique relationship with Srila Prabhupada, share her eternal love for kirtan and her beloved Bana Beehari, and highlight the many contributions she made to Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON society

Dec 24 2011 ISKCON`s GBC Remembers Yamuna Devi


Yamuna Devi was one of the most influential devotees during ISKCON’s fledgling years. She was among a handful of people who established ISKCON’s first. Those who came to ISKCON in later years joined an established society, but Yamuna Devi was one of the few who established that society


Dec 23 2011 A Letter to Yamuna Devi

By Prahladpriya das

I am blessed and fortunate to have known you. You changed my life in ways that few others have. Your life was a myriad of service to Our Beloved Spiritual Master. Your love for Srila Prabhupad was palpable. By your kindness and mercy, for some years, you allowed me to accompany you on your journey in devotional service


Dec 23 2011 Yamuna Devi Dasi

Ajamila dasa: Following her departure from this mortal world on Saphala Ekadasi 2011, you are invited to join the newly formed ISKCON PRABHUPADA DISCIPLES Conference to make an offering to Yamuna Devi Dasi who is famous worldwide in ISKCON for her Govindam prayers chanting which daily greets ISKCON Deities as per Srila Prabhupada's instruction

Dec 23 2011 The Devotee Chanting ‚ÄėNeath the Tree

By Govinda dasi

It is with great sorrow that I wish to express my heartfelt grief and bereavement for the loss of our beloved Godsister Yamuna devi dasi. Yamuna devi has always been a stalwart beacon of pure Krishna Consciousness. Daily we are inspired by her transcendentally beautiful voice as she sings the ‚ÄúGovindam‚ÄĚ prayers at the time of greeting the Deities at every ISKCON temple in the world. This morning song always gave our beloved Master Srila Prabhupada great joy, and so we can know for certain it continues to give the Lord and His Divine Associates the greatest pleasure


Dec 23 2011 A glimpse of village programme nectar of HH Subhaga Swami Maharaja

By Madhavendu das

Wonderful village programmes were organized by the devotees in the south India tour of HH Subhaga Swami Maharaja. More than a hundred devotees from different part of the world (Spain, Poland, Israel, China, Bali, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and from all over India) enthusiastically took part in ecstatic Harinam Kirtan, Prasadam and Book distribution


Dec 23 2011 I am looking for renting a room in a house or an appartment in Mayapuri

Christine: I am a single Canadian woman in my thirties who want to live in Mayapuri. I am looking for renting a room in a house or an appartment on my arrival January 24th, 2012 to stay for several months up to 6 months. I could also take care of someone's house while they are away (house sitter)

Dec 23 2011 Parjanya Maharaj Das passes away

Basu Ghosh Das: On Saturday, December 17, 2011, long time ISKCON devotee Parjanya Maharaj Das left his body at ISKCON Surat. He was 80 years old. Parjanya Maharaj Das, aka Ratilal Patel, was a motelier, who migrated to the United States of America, many years ago ‚Äď I‚Äôm not aware of the exact details - and ran a motel at Syracuse in ‚ÄúUpstate‚ÄĚ New York State, for many years. He grew up at Navsari, 30 kilometers South of Surat, in South Gujarat

Dec 23 2011 Further updates from the Bhagavad gita case in Russia

By Indian media

Times of India: The prosecutor, it would appear, is a local anti-ISKCON activist, who has resorted to a number of lies...External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said: We do not want to dignify with too much attention some misdirected individuals who have filed an absurd complaint...Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband urges Hindus, Muslims to unite on Gita


Dec 22 2011 Food Yoga

By Vaidehi Rajani

We are not always able to give and honour prashadam to a mass of devotees to the extent to which we may desire due to the strains and time constraints we all have living in the west. For this reason and as a service and dedication to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad we present to you Food Yoga


Dec 22 2011 Srila Prabhupada’s Transcendental Sweetness and Beauty

By Yamuna Devi Dasi

I appeal to the GBC that along with the laudable projects you are managing and those you are contemplating - especially the magnificent temple that will arise here in Sridhama Mayapura - consider that the behaviour of the ISKCON devotees who participate in these projects must also be magnificent


Dec 22 2011 Bhakti House loves L.A Youth, L.A. Youth love Bhakti House

By Krsna Namacarya dasa and Karuna Dharini dasi

After only a few months of the Bhakti House Program, we have seen the devotee population at the temple start to become integrated with young people. It is an innovative way of introducing Krishna Consciousness to the youth of America. The whole setup is different from a traditional Hare Krishna temple. In fact the guests are invited to a simple house next to the temple


Dec 22 2011 HG Devarsi Prabhu enters into nitya-lila With great sadness, ISKCON Mayapur community devotees deeply mourn the departure of HG Devarsi Prabhu. A long time resident of Mayapur, although originally from Spain, Prabhu left his body at 2:30pm in Krishnanagar yesterday (21st Dec) on the auspicious Ekadasi day, following a severe attack of tuberculosis

Dec 22 2011 Response to a media query by Ambassador of India, HE Mr. Malhotra

By Dandavats staff

"The Bhagavad Gita has circulated freely across the world for centuries and there is not a single instance of it having encouraged extremism. So, the case before the Honourable Court in Tomsk is indeed absurd, bordering on the bizarre" --Ajai Malhotra


Dec 22 2011 interview to Ambassador of Russia to India Alexander Kadakin - video

By Ibnlive

..."Well of course the government can do something and there is a matter of fact today became known that the Chief Director for Human Rights Mr Vladimir Lukin took this case under his special control. As well as the human control watch in the city of Tomsk where it is happening, we cannot of course influence the courts like in India"


Dec 21 2011 Yamuna Devi, Spiritual Pioneer & Award Winning Author (1942-2011)

By Anuttama das

Yamuna Devi, a pioneer and influential early western convert of the Hare Krishna movement, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), passed away early yesterday morning in Melbourne Beach, Florida


Dec 21 2011 What Does Too Much Democracy Look Like?

By Sita Rama dasa

Today, most people in the Western world equate democracy with fairness and justice; these words are interchangeable in common speech. A modern progressive would consider it odd to question if something is ‚Äútoo democratic.‚ÄĚ However, if one reads Richard Hofstadter‚Äôs classic book, ‚ÄúThe American Political Tradition‚ÄĚ they will learn that the U.S. Constitutional Assembly was dominated by fear of too much democracy


Dec 21 2011 Gita ban: Bombay High Court asks Central government of India to consider representation in Russia

By Indian Media

M I Sethna, counsel for the petitioners, however, said the government is just monitoring and has asked Iskcon to defend the literature there. ‚ÄúIt is a grave insult to our culture. Instead of asking Iskcon to defend, the government should defend the Gita,‚ÄĚ Sethna said


Dec 21 2011 Speech of the Minister for External Affairs Mr. S.M Krishna to the Members of Parliament against the banning of the Gita

By Gopal Krsna Goswami

ISKCON conveyed to our Embassy that its branch in Tomsk, Eastern Siberia, had received a notice in June 2011, of a complaint filed by the Public Prosecutor's Office in the local court. This complaint, apparently driven by some local individuals, was to the effect that the third Russian edition of the publication "Bhagwad Gita As It is" - a translation of a commentary by Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON - had certain portions that were 'objectionable' and 'extremist' in nature


Dec 21 2011 Guru das travels and speaks about Srila Prabhupada

Sandamini Devi Dasi: This November marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of George Harrison. On December 11th, like the previous 10 years, devotees at the Tucson Temple held a memorial festival to honor the major contribution of George and his influence in the world. Many people were first introduced to the chanting of Hare Krishna through the song ‚ÄėMy Sweet Lord‚Äô, and many books by devotee authors have proclaimed George‚Äôs deep love for Krishna and Srila Prabhupada

Dec 20 2011 GITA in Russia

Nitaisevini Devi Dasi: Definitely they won't be able to ban Gita, but the good part is that last few days Srila Prabhupads name, Bhagvad gita and ISKCON is in all the newspapers and Media channels. The regional Telugu channels in Andhra Pradesh are continuously telecasting this news with more and more details about our temples, activities, Srila prabhupad and our comments on it where we are getting opportunity to preach. In one sense it is advantage for us, all over the world our gita sale will multiply
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