Jan 31 2012 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!

By Bhakti V. V. Narasimha Swami

So this is one of the two verses which are used in the beginning of Caitanya-caritamrta by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami to introduce us to Advaita Acarya. The chapter then goes on to explain how Advaita Acarya is the second branch of the tree of Caitanya Mahaprabhu - the first branch of course being Lord Nityananda and the main trunk being Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself.


Jan 29 2012 Vasanta Pancami Darshan of Sri Radha-Madhava

Hare KrishnaBy Gopijana vallabha das

Vasanta Pancami marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated in a great splendor. Many types of bright yellow flowers were offered to the Sri Sri Radha-Madhava. Following in the footsteps of the Vrajvasis, Krsna’s lotusform was painted with special designs and a special arati was performed for the Lorsdships. Srimati Radharani & Astasakhis appeared as blossoming flowers wearing glowing yellow garments and bright yellow flowers


Jan 28 2012 Astrology and ‘Other’ Visitors

By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi

As the new year approaches, the newspapers and different magazines get flooded with columns on the forecast for the coming year for people born under different star influences or star signs. Everybody seems to be reading it with great interest. The mysticism of the unknown and desire to explore it is very fascinating indeed


Jan 28 2012 Bhaktivedanta College Easter Japa and Kirtan Retreat 2012

Sacinandana Swami: All of us have experienced how environment and atmosphere can influence our chanting significantly. In a strong devotional atmosphere we feel uplifted and empowered and in a non-devotional atmosphere often disturbed. This year we will learn to chant in an Vrindavan atmosphere

Jan 28 2012 Ganga Boat Sankirtan

Parasuram das: We has space for 3 devotees on the next boat trip. We will be travelling from Varnasi to Patna, starting on the 19th of March 2012 and finishing around the 31st of March 2012 in Patna, Bihar. HH Mahavishnu Swami is the captain, and for those devotees who want to come be prepared for an adventure of a life time

Jan 28 2012 SMIS Vacancy

Raseswari dd: Sri Mayapur International School teaching positions for academic year 2012 English First language and English Literature and Math (from grade 7 to grade 12), Biology (A level), math (A level)/thinking skills (A level)

Jan 26 2012 What is ISKCON? Who is a member of ISKCON?

By Urmila Devi Dasi

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada established ISKCON when it consisted of one rented storefront in New York City. He wrote purposes for his new society‚ÄĒto teach spiritual knowledge, consciousness of our existence as a soul part of the Supreme Godhead Krishna, and a simpler natural way of life


Jan 26 2012 The opening of goshala at Sri Sahyadri Krishna Balaram Kshetra, Hebri

By Rayaramananda Das

Devotee serving at Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra (SSKBK) in South Karnataka, the rural base for the ISKCON Daiva Varmasrama Ministry (IDVM) conducted the long awaited opening at their new goshala today, January 24, 2012, naming it SAHYADRI SURABHI GOSHALA


Jan 26 2012 The YOGA of EATING - Becoming a FOOD YOGI by Priyavrata das

Priyavrata das: The YOGA of EATING - becoming a FOOD YOGI is now available as an eBook and softcover from LULU. The 320 page book by Director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner (Priyavrata das) is the result of many years of research and crafting while teaching the art and science of food yoga around the world at vegetarian conferences

Jan 26 2012 The 1st temple to have LIVE Broadcast in Ujjain City

By Rasalila Devi Dasi

ISKCON Ujjain is the 1st temple in Ujjain city to have full-time LIVE broadcast of all its temple programs from the time it opens to the time it closes. It was all put together in just a matter of few months and successfully launched on November 22, 2011- Also the 1st temple to be fully Solar Powered in Ujjain!


Jan 26 2012 Two new books from Torchlight

Dharmasetu das: The Art of Indian Sweets - By Krishna Priya dasi and Prince Rama Son of the Solar Dynasty Part 1 - by Vrinda Sheth. Illustrations by Anna Johansson

Jan 26 2012 New Book Release : Capitalism Communism And Cowism - A New Economics For The 21st Century

Kurmasetra dasa: One reader from Belgium has commented, "Yesterday somebody introduced me to these books and by now i nearly finished The CCC. I am impressed. I know what is happening in the world but although i am a cow bhakta i was not that convinced that the cow is THE SOLUTION."

Jan 24 2012 Toronto Sankirtan Story 2011 ‚Äď EVERYONE Matters, Every BIT counts!

By Mahasundari Madhavi devi dasi

At the end of 2010, the Toronto Sankirtan Team set an ambitious goal to distribute a minimum of 35,000 books during 2011. This seemed like a tall task given that it was more than three times the number of books distributed in the whole of 2009! But as Srila Prabhupada emphatically said, ‚ÄúImpossible is a word in a fool‚Äôs dictionary.‚ÄĚ


Jan 24 2012 Mayapur Chandras

By Venu Gopal das

After much anticipation, Mayapur Chandra's headed by H.G. Naru Gopal prabhu reached Damodardesh on December 27th to welcome in the New Year with a 10 day Mayapur Kirtan festival. The days were packed with daily music classes for the local youth


Jan 24 2012 Living The High Life In Iskcon

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Have any of us ever thought that high living is possible within a spiritual domain like Iskcon? There is such a thing as rising high, and living high, but not in the way that some of our corporate methods of management might teach us. Improper use of such management will lead to low living. Is this really possible among devotees who have high spiritual aspirations?


Jan 24 2012 A new Narasimha temple complex coming up in Bangalore

By Hariksetra das

A new temple complex dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is coming up in a half acre complex in the eastern part of Bangalore. This project is dedicated to Srila Prabhupada and is being promoted and built by followers of Srila Prabhupada


Jan 24 2012 Why Do Sannyasis Fall Down?

Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami: Do to the fall of yet another prominent ISKCON sannyasi, guru, and GBC, thousands of devotees are undoubtedly asking ‚Äúwhy‚ÄĚ? How can a Prabhupada disciple who sincerely dedicated himself to Srila Prabhupada‚Äôs mission for so many decades simply fall down, as if helpless?

Jan 24 2012 Inteview with Mukunda Prabhu from Almvik Gaard ISKCON Sweden

Paramananda das: I was very happy to recently visit ISKCON Sweden again after many years, and stayed at Almvik for around a week, for my wife this simple rural devotee life was a bit much, but for me it gave me much peace

Jan 24 2012 First Rathayatra and Jail Preaching in Nellore (AP, INDIA)

By Vrajendranandan Das

ISKCON Nellore organized its first Lord Jagannath Rathayatra on the 21st Jan 2012, which was very successful. Srila Prabhupada visited Nellore from Jan 3-8th in the year 1976 and personally installed the foundation stone there. By the blessings of Srila Prabhupada and all the Vaishnavas, His Holiness Sukhadev Maharaj has built a nice temple in Nellore


Jan 23 2012 ‚ÄúExploring the Bhagavad-gita‚ÄĚ Wins Prestigious Choice Award

By Madhava Smullen

Earlier this month ‚ÄúExploring the Bhagavad gita: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning,‚ÄĚ a new book written by ISKCON Academy of Arts and Sciences member Dr. Ithamar Theodor, and released by leading academic publisher Ashgate, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011


Jan 22 2012 Recent events at Sri Mayapur International School

By Gunacuda dasi

Primary School students from Sri Mayapur International School recently went on parikrama with H.H Bhakti Purushottam Maharaja. They visited Surabhi Kunja, Bhaktivinod Thakur's house, Hamsa Vahan, Nainasaranya and Puskar tirtha. As they went to each holy place their kirtan attracted the attention of the local residents who followed the procession and joined in the chanting


Jan 22 2012 ISKCON CHOWPATTY ashram celebrates Book marathon 2012

By Baldev das

For around a Month, this 25 Brahmacharis of Iskcon Chowpatty went out in 3 sankirtan buses to distribute Srila Prabhupad books in december all around India. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupad they were able to distribute this december around 100 thousand (1 Lakh) literatures of which 28,800 are mahabig books


Jan 21 2012 Shastra Dana report for the month of November - December

Mukunda das: The following is our Shastra Dana report for the month of November - December. I am humbly asking for your blessings so that we may develop this book distribution program more and more!

Jan 21 2012 For sale Back to Godhead set/Iskcon Press and BBT books

Jnana-caksusa dasa: I am selling a set of Back to Godheads and also first printing books by Iskcon Press/Books and the BBT. I have been arranging this collection for about 10 years and now I am wanting to utilize the proceeds of these sales in supporting a Hare Krihsna center in Eugene Oregon

Jan 21 2012 Second time walked for the world peace

Janardhan Sevak Das: Mr. Laxman Bhandari, a student of Bhaktivedanta Swami International Gurukula, Raman Reti Mathura Vrindavan UP India and a Disciple of H.H. Srila Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaj, who is known in the community as aka Laxman das (Vijaya Gauranga Das), and a Priest of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Founder Acharya: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, have successfully completed the 10 hours of walk with barefoot without drinking or eating on Dec. 31ST 2011 - Jan. 1ST 2012

Jan 21 2012 Honoring Our Seniors

Bhakti Vikasa Swami: Recently, devotees around the world had occasion to recall the outstanding devotional qualities and contributions of Yamuna Mataji, after her departure. But would it not have been more appropriate and pleasing to all if she had been lauded in her presence, before her departure?

Jan 20 2012 Flying our own plane

Kadamba Kanana Maharaja: So Prabhupada said that on the ground, yes it’s all this support for the plane but as soon as the plane is in the air then the pilot has to deal with the situation and whatever happens up there he has to deal with it. So Prabhupada said that in the same way, everyone is flying his own plane in spiritual life

Jan 20 2012 The GBC’s First International Leadership Sanga (ILS)

By Madhava Smullen

A unique second festival will be held alongside the world-famous Mayapur Festival this year in West Bengal, India. On behalf of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, the GBC’s Strategic Planning Team will organize the first International Leadership Sanga (ILS) from February 10th to 17th


Jan 19 2012 The Sustainability Mantra

By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi

When a butterfly sneezes in Africa, there is a hurricane in Caribbean Sea. This is true not just of stock markets but even in the real world that we live in. It brings out how fragile our systems are. A fall in subprime sector in the US melted down scores of sectors and economies across the globe; many big companies closed down, giant financial organizations turned paupers and sold out


Jan 19 2012 ISKCON Vaishnava Research Forum, Durban, South Africa

By ISKCON Vaishnava Research Forum

In 1972, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada sent two young devotees to South Africa to set up the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). It was decided that Rsi Kumar Swami and Ksudhi Das Brahmacari would be the first ISKCON devotees to travel to South Africa and establish Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s movement


Jan 19 2012 Visiting Mayapur for Gaura Purnima!

By Gopijana Vallabha das

As the Gaura Purnima Festivities are approaching, this means more and more devotees will be making Mayapur their destination. As we all know, the mode of transportation that many people prefer to take to reach Mayapur from Kolkata is a car. So devotees may be wondering where is the best place that they can book their transportation


Jan 18 2012 The North American Temple Presidents Meetings

By Mukhya devi dasi

The North American Temple Presidents Meetings convened last week in our Dallas temple. This is the annual opportunity for tp's in the US and Canada to connect with the NA GBC and with each other, to get informed of what the GBC are working on, hear about successful programs, share information and get informed about national programs


Jan 18 2012 Kitchen Clean-up Kirtan

By Israeli Yatra

The kitchen clean up took place after a prasadam feast hosted by ISKCON devotees in Israel on Saturday night, January 14, 2012. The program presented Krishna consciousness to prominent members of the Druze community at a banquet hall on Mt. Carmel, Israel


Jan 18 2012 The importance for the Bhubaneswar Project

Tattva-vicara: This article is from the up and coming publication ‚ÄėGour Govinda Swami ‚Äď Who Was He‚Äė by Tattva-vicara Publications

Jan 17 2012 Harinamas videos

Parasuram das: Dear devotees, these are two movies from New Year's eve Harinam in central London. The singers are bhakta Ruben and Giridhari prabhu and a short movie from last weeks harinam in central London. The lead singer is Ratnavali d.d.

Jan 17 2012 TLC Review

By Lilasakti Devi Dasi

The BBT would like to sincerely thank everyone who responded to our invitation to give us your thoughts on the proposed third edition of Teachings of Lord Caitanya. We received about thirty-five comments and some good advice on how to handle presenting the third edition. The majority of devotees who wrote support the third edition, while others offered some cautions


Jan 17 2012 Vrinda Kunda Fest Parikrama Schedule

By Deena Bandhu dasa

Next month will be 9 years since we opened our Vrinda Kunda Temple! To celebrate we will do special parikramas to the Holy Places of Braja. The program will culminate with our famous Kalash Yatra, an ecstatic Sankirtan procession with the ladies carrying water pots with coconuts on their heads. Programs will be going on from 4-19 Feb with the main parikrama days between 8 and 19


Jan 17 2012 The Secret of Love

By Abhaya Mudra Dasi

What is the best way to relate to other people? What is the secret to success? How can we make others do whatever we wish them to do? This may sound like advertising for some success book, the kind which never really answer our question but only promote the sales of its author. But in this exposé we are going to give it all out to the reader. Those who know the secret of love can be successful preachers. They can have successful relationships with one another and can know the pleasure of being liked


Jan 15 2012 The Kalki Avatar Prophecy - From The Vishnu Purana

Nitesh: There will be rulers reigning over the Earth who will think of themselves as modern and superior; they shall rule through leaders of nations, and these leaders shall be men of vulgar, corrupt disposition, having a violent temper, and ever addicted to falsehood and evil. They will inflict death on women, children and animals (through their wars and plagues)

Jan 14 2012 Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago visits Hare Krishna Land, Juhu

By Parijata devi dasi

The Honorable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago accompanied by Foreign Minister, Surujrattan Rambachan and ministers of her cabinet visited ISKCON Juhu on 13th January 2012 and took darshan of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radharasabihariji, Sri Sri Gaur Nitaiji and Sri Sri Sita Ram Laxman Hanumanji. Also accompanying them was famous cricketer Brian Lara

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