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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

December 31, 2011 -- 2,780 views
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...
December 30, 2011 -- 2,727 views
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 ...

December 29, 2011 -- 2,795 views
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...
December 29, 2011 -- 2,614 views
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

December 29, 2011 -- 3,546 views
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!" ...
December 28, 2011 -- 2,248 views
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

December 28, 2011 -- 4,676 views
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.

December 28, 2011 -- 9,723 views
By Siddhanta das

Video from several interviews of Yamuna Devi

December 28, 2011 -- 3,440 views
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

December 27, 2011 -- 3,148 views
By Giriraj Swami

At about 6:30 in the morning on December 20, Yamuna’s 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—even 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

December 26, 2011 -- 4,300 views
By Shyamasundara Dasa

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

December 26, 2011 -- 4,056 views
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

December 25, 2011 -- 3,898 views
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

December 24, 2011 -- 4,180 views
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

December 24, 2011 -- 4,559 views
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

December 24, 2011 -- 3,642 views
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...
December 24, 2011 -- 1,331 views
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!

December 24, 2011 -- 3,853 views
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...
December 24, 2011 -- 2,275 views
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...
December 24, 2011 -- 2,818 views

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

December 24, 2011 -- 4,063 views
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

December 23, 2011 -- 3,702 views
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...
December 23, 2011 -- 2,596 views
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 “Govindam” 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 k...

December 23, 2011 -- 3,429 views
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

December 23, 2011 -- 3,077 views
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)...
December 23, 2011 -- 3,103 views
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 – I’m not aware of the exact details - and ran a motel at Syracuse in “Upstate” New York State, for many years. He grew up at Navsari, 30 kilometers South of Surat, in South Gujarat...
December 23, 2011 -- 2,291 views
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

December 23, 2011 -- 2,570 views
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

December 22, 2011 -- 3,368 views
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

December 22, 2011 -- 4,250 views
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

December 22, 2011 -- 3,154 views 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...
December 22, 2011 -- 2,155 views
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

December 22, 2011 -- 2,467 views
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"

December 22, 2011 -- 2,830 views
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

December 21, 2011 -- 4,911 views
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 “too democratic.” However, if one reads Richard Hofstadter’s classic book, “The American Political Tradition” they will learn that the U.S. Constitutional Assembly was dominated by fear of too much democracy

December 21, 2011 -- 3,737 views
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. “It is a grave insult to our culture. Instead of asking Iskcon to defend, the government should defend the Gita,” Sethna said

December 21, 2011 -- 2,635 views
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 n...

December 21, 2011 -- 2,556 views
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 ‘My Sweet Lord’, and many books by devotee authors have proclaimed George’s deep love for Krishna and Srila Prabhupada...
December 21, 2011 -- 3,291 views