Dec 14 2011 One with everything??
Dec 13 2011 Gita Ecstasy
In Vrndavana, December 6, 2011, we observed the 12th annual recitation of the celebrated Sanskrit verses of the entire Bhagavad Gita as it Is in our temple courtyard with more than 500 avid devotees and guests, while thousands of others passed through getting the benefit too
Dec 13 2011 Free Will vs Predestination - Easily Explained
Many times devotees try to reconcile this essentially Christian concept with Vedic understanding, but end up writing lengthy explanations that do not always satisfy the curiosity. This is because it is mostly incompatible with the truths of Bhagavad-Gita, for it has to be broken down in a simplified manner to give a satisfactory and brief explanation
Dec 13 2011 All glories to Sriman George Harrison!
Dec 12 2011 The Belfast temple and the “spirit of Christmas”
Today, when asking for fruit and vegitable bhoga donations at the vegetable market, I asked shop manager to 'be generous' in the "spirit of Christmas". He asked me if we believed in that. I sure hoped it was "yes". Being generous is just a part of it. Please read on and pass it on this appeal to whoever you think can contribute
Dec 11 2011 Mundane education and Bhakti
Dec 11 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!
Dec 11 2011 Vrinda Kunda 9th Anniversary Fest
This coming February marks the auspicious 9th Anniversary of Vrinda Kunda Temple opening! To celebrate we are organizing special parikramas to the Holy Places of Braja, culminating with our famous Kalash Yatra, an ecstatic Sankirtan procession with the ladies carrying water pots with coconuts on their heads
Dec 11 2011 The Story of Smita the Cow
"I offer my obeisances to the cow, in whose body Laksmi resides. I offer my respects to the beautiful cow, for she is pure, simple, and aromatic. I bow down before the cow, who is the daughter of Brahma. She is pure internally and externally and she keeps the whole atmosphere pure by her presence. I repeatedly offer my obeisances unto her."
After a three hours long drive on an unusually bumpy road we reached the prison to meet Mr S. P Yadav - the superintendent of the Jail. He is a very good devotee of Krishna, regularly chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra and reading Srila Prabhupada's books. He warmly welcomed the devotees and offered fruit prasadam, before we commenced the program
Dec 11 2011 Please read if you are a web designer
Dec 10 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!
Dec 7 2011 Calling All Iskcon Artists And Entertainers
Dec 5 2011 Diksa and Siksa only from Iskcon?
Dec 5 2011 Shastra Dana (Sweden)
The following is our Shastra Dana report for the month of September - October: I am humbly asking for your blessings so that we may develop this book distribution program more and more.
On Thursday, December 1, along with Jasomatinandan Prabhu, ISKCON Gujarat Zonal Secretary, Acharya Dharmendra, famous (in North India) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (part time - he resides at Jaipur in his own temple) preacher and my "Sanskrit guru", Acharya Samskritananda Hari (of "Kaushalya Pitham", Baroda), we visited the "Bansi Gir Goshalla", on the outskirts of Ahmedabad
That is the second platform of devotional life. In the second platform, not only to love God, but to make friendship with devotees who is loving God. That is society. Our Society is devotees. We should not only practice to love God, but we should make friendship and love the devotees also
For the full month of Karttik the campaign to Save and Bring Back Holy River Yamuna Ji to Braj has been going on at world famous Krishna Balaram Mandir, Vrindavan. During the campaign 30 000 petitions to the government of India have been signed
Ever since his Divine Grace, Swami Prabhupada put his lotus feet on the friendly Fiji Islands of the South Pacific, Krsna consciousness has been spreading exponentially. Under the guidance of our GBC, HH Bir Krsna Maharaj, various Krsna consciousness activities are taking place. On 11/11/11, the last day of Kartika Vrata, devotees celebrated the first anniversary of the monumental Sri Sri Radha Damodar temple in Sigatoka
Dec 5 2011 Vrindavan, the Playground of God Book Launch
Dec 5 2011 Maha from Srila Prabhupada
Dec 5 2011 Our Petition!
The new "Church Law" in Hungary will take away ISKCON Hungary's church status as of January 1st requiring us to re-apply for the same next year. However the government has not provided any legal stipulation for the society's continued ownership of Krsna Valley's lands in the interim period until we are again re-registered. In short we risk losing Krsna Valley with no pasture for our cows or land to grow our food
Dec 3 2011 Tribute to George
Dec 1 2011 Pitfalls of Democracy
In popular historical accounts the word democracy was first used in ancient Greece denoting a contemporary system of governing. In ancient Athens the word democracy was a compound term which could be broken into two parts: demos meaning people and kratein to rule. This ideal of governing inspires us even today. Democracy echoes the ancient ideals of equality and freedom into the modern governing systems
Basu Ghosh Das smiles for the camera along with son Vaman Avatar He is an American who has spent 38 of his 54 years of life in Gujarat. Basu Ghosh Das, president of the ISKCON temple in Vadodara, is currently in Ahmedabad to participate in the All India Sanskrit Elocution Competition
Dec 1 2011 An Unexpected Guest
If Srila Prabhupada visited you, Maybe just for a day or two, And came by unexpectedly, I wonder what you'd do. Oh, I know you'd give your nicest room, To such an honored guest, And all the food you'd offer, Would be the very best
Dec 1 2011 Donation for school library
Sri Mayapur International School is a Cambridge affliated school for our devotee children located in Sri Dham Mayapur. We serve approximately 100-120 students from nursery to grade12. Students regularly use the library for research and independent reading materials