Jan 14 2012 ISKCON North America Leader’s Meeting Opens in Dallas

By ISKCON News Staff

The 2012 North American Governing Body and Temple President meetings opened on January 13, in Dallas, Texas, with more than sixty leaders from across the US and Canada in attendance. During the meeting it was noted, in a somber tone, that the Youth Fund, i.e. the funds required to settle the child abuse lawsuit that was filed in 2000 against some NA ISKCON temples, has been successfully fulfilled


Jan 14 2012 Go-Seva

By Anu Aniruddha

Krishna was also named “Gopal” because of his service to the cows. Krishna would take the cows in the forests and would even milk cows while staying in Braj. He treated cows with utmost care. When he would play flute cows would stop eating and start crying. As Krishna went to Mathura cows would not even eat, they were deeply saddened by krishna’s absence


Jan 13 2012 Chanting Hare Krishna….It Really Works

By Bhakti Raghava Swami

The incident will always be fresh in my mind. I had been a practicing devotee for ten years, eight of which were in the sacred holy land of Sri Dham Mayapur in India. Little did I know that Krishna would be sending me the test of my life, the test of chanting His holy names


Jan 13 2012 Srila Prabhupad Book Distribution Marathon 2011-12 at ISKCON Vrindavan

By Lakshman das

On 10th January at the conclusion of our 40-day marathon HH Indradyumna Swami and HH Veda Vyasa Priya Swami presented the devotees who were engaged in book distribution with gifts, garlands and mahaprasadam as a token of appreciation for their valuable service


Jan 13 2012 The Prabhavisnu I Remember

By Bhakti Vikasa Swami

Soon after I joined iskcon, in England in 1975, I got the association of Prabhavisnu Dasa, who was the unofficial leader of the brahmacaris and respected by all. Although he was soft-spoken, his devotional qualities and leadership abilities endeared him to others. He was special


Jan 13 2012 Regarding Prabhavisnu Prabhu’s Resignation


It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Prabhavisnu Prabhu recently resigned from his ISKCON services as initiating guru and GBC member and has given up his sannyasa vows


Jan 13 2012 Letter from Prabhavisnu Dasa

By Prabhavisnu das

To my dear disciples and any other devotees who may be interested, Hare Krsna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupad! By now most of you will have gotten the news about my situation and perhaps read the general letter that I sent out to ISKCON devotees.


Jan 13 2012 Looking for apartment to rent around New York City - Urgent

Dhriti Gauranga das: We are brahmin initiated family with two kids. And we are looking for rent 1BR or 2 BR apartment in New York City or 10-20 miles away ,from the 1st of February. Please let us know asap

Jan 11 2012 Mayapur Gaura Purnima Schedule

By Yasomati devi dasi

This year Gaur Purnima Festival will be a little different, for the first 4 days the focus is on re-learning to chant from our hearts, a four day Kirtan Mela with the world's best kirtaniyas headed by Sacinandana swami and Madhava prabhu. You can find more details on this particular aspect of the festival at KirtanMela.org


Jan 11 2012 Srila Prabhupada’s mercy…

By Radhikakrpa Devi Dasi

My father though a materialistic person had an auspicious departure from this world, he left with eyes open and a smile on his face ,” recounted His Holiness Giriraj Swami in the discourse he gave on the 7th of Jan. 2012 in Punjabi bagh, Delhi


Jan 9 2012 The Art Of Negative Preaching

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Here is a fictional conversation between a ‘heavy’ preacher - used to calling people mudhas, canines and other low descriptions, and is badly in need of reform - with a reformer preacher trying to strike a balance. Let us see how the ‘heavy’ and negative can remain without turning people off


Jan 9 2012 Jail Preaching

By Vrajendranandan Das

ISKCON Delhi got another opportunity to conduct a kirtan, bhajan, discourse and Gita distribution program in Tihar Jail (New Delhi) No. 3. A small alter was set up and the program inaugurated with Kirtan, which relaxed the inmates


Jan 9 2012 Balancing Guru Bhakti and ISKCON values

By Bhakti Vikasa Swami

A unique feature and strength of ISKCON is having many devotees awarding initiation. But this can also engender problems. One problem that negatively affects the development of preaching is that of “guru groupism.” In some places there is no such competition, either due to enlightened leadership or more commonly because something resembling the old zonal acarya


Jan 9 2012 Letter of resignation of Prabhavisnu das

By Prabhavisnu das

It is with deep regret that I wish to inform you that I have resigned from all positions of leadership within ISKCON, including GBC member, sannyas, and initiating guru. This is because in recent times I have not been able to maintain the required spiritual standards for those who hold such positions


Jan 8 2012 Srila Prabhupada’s 2012 Vyasa-puja Book

By Dravida dasa

This year, as always, we request you to submit your homages to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa-puja book by April 15. In addition, if you're a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, please check out www.sptributes.com to learn about a Vyasa-puja book open to all his disciples. The deadline for submission to this book is also April 15


Jan 8 2012 Gaura Purnima Festival 2012 Schedule

By Gopijana vallabha das

We invite devotees worldwide to take part in Gaura Purnima festival either physically being present in Sri dham Mayapur or virtually through our websites www.mayapur.com & www.mayapur.tv and by serving the vaisnavas in Mayapur dhama by sponsoring for various events, festivities and prasada seva


Jan 8 2012 Lifelong Gita Student Shares Realizations in North American Tour

By Madhava Smullen

Visakha Dasi, a lifelong student of India’s foremost wisdom text the Bhagavad-gita, is sharing her philosophical realizations from the book—as well as her experiences of how it changed her life—in her second annual North American tour this year


Jan 8 2012 ISV Distributes 36,552 Books in Annual Prabhupada Books Marathon

By Raxit Jariwalla

ISV’s annual books marathon ‘The MSF of 32,000 Books, which began in the last week of September 2011 was concluded on January 4th and the Final Results were offered to Srila Prabhupada and the Deities at the Wednesday night Gita class at the ISV temple in San Jose


Jan 7 2012 URGENT - 2 brahmachari pujaris wanted for the UK

Nitaicharan dasa: When: As soon as possible Where: ISKCON Birmingham, UK How long: Full time for 2 years contract (after 2 years contract reviewed) Duties: Deity services including worshiping, dressing, cooking, cleaning, offering, special religious services including congregational support, pastoral care and kirtan. Expenses paid: Flights to UK and home after 2 years paid All living expenses covered while in the UK and serving at the temple

Jan 6 2012 If not like this how do you think it came from?

Ahimsa dasa: How people would react if there were glass walls in the slaughterhouses...

Jan 4 2012 Who was He?

By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi

Somewhere round midnight, I could see the shadow of one man standing beside me. I don’t know from where he had suddenly popped up. I was shivering from within and tried to keep my poise as I continued to chant the mahamantra...


Jan 4 2012 BBT E-books

By BBT Communications

Have you thought about moving further into the techological fray and buying yourself an eReader? Even though it might seem daunting to face yet more new technology, there are reasons why you should – the most compelling being that you can easily store all of Srila Prabhupada’s books (and so many others!) on one handheld device (storage capacities vary)


Jan 4 2012 Release of the annotated scans for chapter seven of Bhagavad-gita As It Is

By BBT Communications

This is a historic chapter because here is where Srila Prabhupada switched from typing manuscripts himself to using a dictaphone. What sort of difference did that make? Included with the scans are twelve sample pages from the manuscript, including both typed and dictated portions. So you can see for yourself


Jan 4 2012 “Lost sentence” to be included in future Gita printings

By BBT Communications

As you might recall, some months ago the BBT announced a new discovery: a manuscript page for Bhagavad-gita As It Is, chapter 10, text 36, with a sentence handwritten by Srila Prabhupada but never published, in any edition


Jan 4 2012 Miracle on Second Avenue by Mukunda Goswami / Synopsis

By Satyahit Das

"Miracle on Second Avenue is the best description yet of those fine days of endless horizons, where everything was possible, when Krishna consciousness would become a world wide religion" --Shyamasundar Prabhu


Jan 3 2012 Jail preaching in Vishakapatnam (South India)

By Vrajendranandan Das

I am pleased to inform you that I am in Visakhapatnam (South India) now and we ushered this New Year in a very beautiful way by dancing and singing the Hare Krishna Mahamantra with 900 inmates of Visakhapatnam Central Prison


Jan 3 2012 Update on 26 2nd Avenue

Yadunath das: I’m writing to publicly thank the many devotees who stepped forward to get 26 2nd Avenue on near-solid financial ground, and to update the rest of you with the status of the tirtha. Many of those who donated are not well off to say the least but they were willing to make this sacrifice in order to support the center

Jan 3 2012 Prasadam Monster lol

Navadvipstreet: Prasadam Monster only likes to eat Prasadam. He feels very lucky to have prasadam. Maybe he turned blue because he likes Krishna Prasadam too much! lol

Jan 3 2012 ISKCON Europe Excellence Award in 2011

By Euro RGB

Goloka Dasi: For the last fifteen years she’s managed the Govinda’s restaurants in Dublin. Although that is challenging, she does it with an infectious smile. Devotees and guests call her Mrs. Govinda’s. Her other nickname is Mrs. All-nighter, because she does marathons in the kitchen when there are festivals; afterwards, she never takes rest but just keeps going all day


Jan 2 2012 Inauguration of Office of ISKCON –Daiva Varnasrama Ministry and Sahyadri Krishna Balarama Kshetra

By Rayaramananda das

An office of the ISKCON Daiva Varnashrama Ministry and Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Kshetra promoting Rural development based on cow protection, Vedic agriculture and Rural technologies were inaugurated today 1-1-2012 in the town of Hebri, Syndicate Bank complex, Karkalla taluk, Udupi District with the blessings of His Holiness Bhakti Raghava Swami


Jan 2 2012 Times of India interview with Bhakti Vigyan Swami

By Mona Mehta

Swami Bhakti Vigyan, head of the Russian chapter of the ISKCON spoke to Mona Mehta on the day a Russian court rejected the plea to ban the Gita


Jan 2 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

By Giriraj Swami

Most resolutions take the form of “do’s”—things I resolve to do—and “don’ts”—things I resolve to not do. And Vedic wisdom tells us that all do’s and don’ts should support one main do—always remember Krishna (God)—and one main don’t—never forget Him


Jan 2 2012 Fight for the Yamuna River Reaches Indian Parliament

By Madhava Smullen

It still remains to be seen if worshippers of the sacred Yamuna will get their wish, and be able to save Lord Krisna's beloved river. But with protests and political interest reaching an all-time peak and entering Parliament, it looks like the dam is about to break


Jan 1 2012 Deseret News Article

By Sara Israelsen Hartley

On a recent Thursday night at the Hare Krishna temple in Spanish Fork, a thick wave of incense floats through the air as the chords of a singsong prayer echo off the temple's octagonal ceiling


Jan 1 2012 Care for Cows Newsletter January 2012

By Kurma Rupa dasa

In this edition of 22 pages (2.2 MB) we present reports on: 1. Basu Ghosh's visit to the Bansi Gir Goshalla in Amedhabad, Gujarat. 2. The four new residents admitted this month. 3. A study which demonstrates that cows select best friends. 4. The practical ways to determine if and when your cow is in heat. 5. An excerpt from the famous Kalyana Kalpataru Volume IX February 1945

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