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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

January 17, 2012 -- 2,569 views
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 th...

January 17, 2012 -- 2,871 views
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)...
January 15, 2012 -- 5,806 views
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

January 14, 2012 -- 3,654 views
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

January 14, 2012 -- 3,541 views
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

January 14, 2012 -- 3,176 views
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

January 13, 2012 -- 4,650 views
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

January 13, 2012 -- 3,329 views
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

January 13, 2012 -- 8,079 views

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

January 13, 2012 -- 7,758 views
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.

January 13, 2012 -- 7,166 views
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...
January 13, 2012 -- 1,989 views
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

January 11, 2012 -- 5,044 views
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

January 11, 2012 -- 3,249 views
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

January 9, 2012 -- 3,618 views
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

January 9, 2012 -- 2,343 views
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

January 9, 2012 -- 6,748 views
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

January 9, 2012 -- 11,379 views
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 to learn about a Vyasa-puja book open to all his disciples. The deadline for submission to this book is also April 15

January 8, 2012 -- 2,909 views
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 & and by serving the vaisnavas in Mayapur dhama by sponsoring for various events, festivities and prasada seva

January 8, 2012 -- 2,852 views
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

January 8, 2012 -- 2,449 views
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

January 8, 2012 -- 2,639 views
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...
January 7, 2012 -- 3,389 views
Ahimsa dasa: How people would react if there were glass walls in the slaughterhouses......
January 6, 2012 -- 3,301 views
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...

January 4, 2012 -- 4,523 views
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)

January 4, 2012 -- 7,450 views
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

January 4, 2012 -- 2,092 views
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

January 4, 2012 -- 3,020 views
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

January 4, 2012 -- 3,110 views
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

January 3, 2012 -- 2,231 views
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...
January 3, 2012 -- 3,123 views
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...
January 3, 2012 -- 2,969 views
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

January 3, 2012 -- 3,142 views
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

January 2, 2012 -- 3,088 views
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

January 2, 2012 -- 2,735 views
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

January 2, 2012 -- 2,393 views