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By the GBC EC

We wish to congratulate and thank you all for the wonderful achievement of having the government of Hungary give church status to Srila Prabhupada's movement in your country. It was a great struggle, and you made sacrifices to bring about this historic achievement. If you had not done what you did it would have been a major setback for ISKCON, with potentially far reaching consequences. Because of you the movement has now become established in a strong position in Hungary...

February 29, 2012 -- 2,603 views
By Brajavilasa Das

Srila Prabhupada said about The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP): “We are going to have a very big project at Mayapur…The plans and contemplations are going on in different phases, now when Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be pleased it will be taken up.”

February 29, 2012 -- 4,086 views
By Mallika Devi Dasi

Historic footage of George Harrison, the Beatle who pioneered the use of mantras in Western recorded music, playing harmonium and leading a group in a Hare Krishna kirtan

February 29, 2012 -- 4,545 views
By Krishna-lila Dasi

On February 27, 2012, the Hungarian Parliament voted on the amendment to the new religious law, adding 18 religious organizations to the list of fully recognized churches in Hungary. Among others, the new list includes well-established Christian groups (such as the Methodists, Anglicans, Adventists, Mormons), the Jehovah Witnesses, representatives of other Eastern world religions (2 Muslim groups, 5 Buddhist communities and the Hungarian Society for Krishna Consciousness)

February 29, 2012 -- 2,737 views
By Harivilas Dasa

So there are many lessons we have to learn but most of all we have to see Srila Prabhupada and then how to see Krishna. Then how to see our self and then how to see others? When we see properly we are not going anywhere. We are going to stay in Iskcon and dedicate our whole life without any regrets

February 28, 2012 -- 2,889 views
Parasuram das: Kali yuga has progressed. We now live in post 9/11 pre apocalypse days. Everything you need to know about coping with the 2012 disaster is in this movie...
February 28, 2012 -- 2,654 views
Sri Ramadasa: Please find Narada Bulletin a newsletter for January 2012 from Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balaram Ksetra a small Farm community located about 30 km from Udupi town Karnataka State of India...
February 27, 2012 -- 2,063 views
Patita Pavana das: Your copy of the early Feb. 2012 edition of The Astrological Newsletter (#27) has arrived. Please find your free copy attached herewith...
February 27, 2012 -- 2,534 views
By Nityananda Chandra Das

While there are many greats in this most pleasing service. Heroes such as Vaisesika, Vijaya, Brighupati, Navida Nirada, and Parameshvara Prabhus. There are others, great heroes, who dynamic feats go on unsung. One such fellow is His Grace Bhakta Carl Prabhu, the biological brother of His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami.

February 27, 2012 -- 4,755 views
By Kala das

The Kirtan Mela in Mayapur ended this morning at 10 AM PST. The participants although under one roof physically, yet throughout the world on-line, must have been as diverse as could be, yet all were chanting the Lord's Blessed Holy Names with such exuberance my heart melted

February 27, 2012 -- 2,326 views
By Tapahpunja Dasa

The Small Farm Training Center’s (SFTC) is a land based educational center and a hands-on working organic farm within the boundaries of New Vrindaban Community. Pursuant to Srila Prabhupada’s specific instructions for New Vrindaban, its mission is to create a green economic model that makes organically grown food affordable and available

February 27, 2012 -- 3,074 views All the 8 videos recorded during Feb 26th - Day 1 Navadwip Mandala Parikrama heads to Yogapith ...
February 27, 2012 -- 2,243 views
By Citraka dasa

There is a huge amount of Krishna conscious material that is constantly being uploaded and shared on the web each and every day, even though finding it all and the best of it can be a little tricky but here it is a little hint of how to find Krishna conscious public photo-albums on facebook through Google, without having to be registered or having a profile in it

February 26, 2012 -- 4,559 views
Raseswari (dd) JPS (Mayapur - IN): Teaching vacancies starting August 2012 English First Language and English Literature-From grade 7 to grade 12 Biolgy-Alevel ability to teach general science from grade 7 is an advantage Mathematics upto and including A level...
February 26, 2012 -- 2,004 views
By the GBC

That all ISKCON temples, congregations, yatras, and devotees please; 1. Include Yamuna Maharani in their daily prayers. 2. Explain the spiritual importance of Shri Yamuna Maharani to others. 3. Organize special kirtans or dedicate existing kirtans to the Yamuna cause. 4. Organize special programs or dedicate existing programs to the Yamuna cause.

February 25, 2012 -- 8,891 views
By Senior Vaishnavas

You are probably already familiar with Sarvabhavana dasa, one of the heroes of the book “Salted Bread.” For the so-called “crime” of distributing books in the former Soviet bloc, he was imprisoned and repeatedly beaten severely. The results? KGB agents knocked out several teeth, and there was permanent damage to the ones he kept, both due to being beaten and the poor diet in Soviet prisons and labor camps

February 25, 2012 -- 4,423 views
Jagannatha dasa: I am wondering if anyone has an original Srimad-Bhagavatam, not a replica, which they would consider exchanging for a donation. It will be preserved with utmost care. Thank you very much...
February 24, 2012 -- 2,223 views
Krishnabalaram das: The festival includes parikramas to the holy places like Barsana, Nandagov, and Govardhan etc., seminars and of course the very ecstatic Boat festival with jubilant chanting the holy names and dancing. We will be blessed with the kind association of their Holinesses Prabhodanada Saraswati Maharaj, Bhakti Rasamrita Swami and other senior devotees...
February 24, 2012 -- 2,057 views
Priyavrata das: I recently conducted workshops on FOOD YOGA in Australia, Taiwan, China and Philippines. The workshops are based on my new book, FOOD YOGA - Nourishing the Soul...
February 24, 2012 -- 2,642 views
By the ILS

The GBC recognizes that good, strong leadership is key both to ISKCON’s improvement and its ongoing success. In an effort to support and encourage such leadership, the GBC invited more than 500 ISKCON leaders from 42 countries around the world to assemble in Sridham Mayapur for the ILS from February 10-17 to participate in portions of the GBC’s AGM, to attend and discuss presentations on the last several years of GBC strategic planning efforts, and to spend time with one another in...

February 24, 2012 -- 4,134 views
By Nityodita dasa

As devotees, we accept that everything is under the control of The Supreme Lord, Krsna. Still, it is difficult, actually impossible to know why and how this sudden passing of Nitai and Bhakta Tim and Yadupati is His desire

February 23, 2012 -- 3,431 views
By Nityodita dasa

Nityodita dasa, a longstanding member of the New Vrindaban community remembers his nephew, Nitai Prabhu, a young enthusiastic community member, who recently lost his life with two other devotees in a tragic car accident in Florida. The final rites at the river Ganges took place on Feb. 15. His article follows

February 23, 2012 -- 3,192 views
By Bhakti Sundar Goswami

So even pious people approach God with this idea, "Please God make me happy in this world. Let me be comfortable. Let me enjoy family, society and love and I will be pious. I will obey You and will try to serve You." So this religion is materially motivated and it is condemned in the Bhagavatam as a cheating religion

February 23, 2012 -- 3,176 views
By Ananda Tirtha das

The following is my impression of the events of March 15. March 15 began as any other day during the Festival in Mayapur: a sweet and crowded mangala-arati spent wriggling and weaving through crowds of devotees, especially around Nrsimahadeva's altar and during Tulasi-puja. Little did anyone know what was to come

February 22, 2012 -- 3,874 views
By Gunacuda Dasi

On Friday 17th February, several GBC members visited Sri Mayapur International School to inaugurate the new playground which they had sponsored. The students were very excited to be given the new outdoor play equipment and basketball court and wanted to thank the donors, especially His Holiness Kavichandra Maharaja who gave a large donation

February 22, 2012 -- 2,695 views
By Anuttama dasa

If you understand and if you have some sense of gratitude to the spiritual master, if we have some little sense of gratitude then we should try to repay that debt. How to repay that debt? Did he say that we have to put ourselves through so much suffering or give so much money or do something we can't do? No. He said that, "Just try to preach as i am doing. Try to help others."

February 22, 2012 -- 2,270 views
By Badrinarayan Dasa

So this is the mood of our acarya. One devotee said, "Prabhupada I feel so sorry for these people sometimes." Prabhupada said, "Why just sometimes?" The pure devotee's heart is always like nectar. It is always flowing. So our problems are solved. Trying to enjoy in this material world is petty, pale and pathetic. We have the answer. We have our assurances. We have seen it with our own eyes. We have seen so many devotees transcend very difficult positions what to speak of our ...

February 22, 2012 -- 3,555 views
By Lakshman das

ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS), in Sridham Mayapur, was held from February 10th to 17th, 2012. The ILS provides an opportunity for GBC members to share with ISKCON's initiating gurus, sannyasis, temple presidents, project leaders, and congregational leaders the process of strategic planning they have undergone and the progress they have achieved

February 21, 2012 -- 3,571 views
Lakshmi Govinda Das: The spiritual city of Mayapur is expanding. Every year the number of pilgrims are increasing, and with it there is a growing demand for safe and comfortable accommodations within the campus. During the festival season, all the guest houses (inside and outside the temple) are totally occupied and many devotees are left with their booking requests denied

February 21, 2012 -- 3,305 views

65 photos from the closing ceremony of the GBC ILS and the Group Photo(s)

February 20, 2012 -- 4,544 views
By Balaramkrishnadas

Like many other mystique Vaishanva personalities of Vraj, Bilvamangala Thakur perhaps would have occurred in many places as he pleased, causing ordinary people to conclude there were 10 Bilvamangalas etc. Thus based on a version of the local people ,but keeping though that Srila Prabhupada narrated quite similar but not exactly the same story, listening to their age old beliefs, an ancient place and people who relishes the nectar of Bhakti latent in their village traditi...

February 20, 2012 -- 3,557 views
By Gokulananda das

Sounds pretty positive, and such was the title/theme that set just the right mood for this year's historical gathering of the ISKCON Leadership Sangha - ILS - in Sridham Mayapur. Over 350 "rank and file" temple leaders from all around the ISKCON world (over 40 countries ) met for the eight-day series of sessions and workshops, from Febr.10th to 17th

February 20, 2012 -- 2,919 views
Priyavrata das: If you have ever wanted to start your own FFL program but have not been sure how to go about it, then the following FFL Start up kit is for you. You can download all the files after a donation of $79. There are 14 files included in the kit...
February 20, 2012 -- 2,204 views
By Nrsimhananda Dasa

On February 16th, Professor Vishwanath Karad, President and UNESCO Chair Holder for Human Rights, Democracy, and Tolerance as well as the Founder and Director of more than 28 colleges throughout India (including MIT), met for two hours with Nrsimhananda das, Director of Iskcon Television

February 20, 2012 -- 2,683 views
By Prema-tarangini Devi Dasi

During this entire process, the devotees doctors from Bhaktivedanta hospital have been very supportive and sacrificing of their own personal needs and schedule to be there for Maharaj. Maharaj is deeply grateful to them and has expressed his appreciation of their sacrifices, service mood and devotee care system multiple times. Maharaj is particularly grateful to Dr. Saksi Gopal prabhu an intensive care physician from Bhaktivedanta hospital who has been with Maharaj ...

February 20, 2012 -- 5,013 views
By Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

Here's one thing. Iskcon is what Prabhupada had to do to make Bhagavatam happen. It wasn't enough that he brought the books. He also had to create the authorised hearers. Then with Prabhupada as the authorised speaker and people in Iskcon as the authorised hearers then Bhagavatam can happen. It can take place

February 19, 2012 -- 3,184 views
By Vaishnava Das

I am writing this article as a means to increase dialogue within the devotional community with respect to risk management. I do not place myself as an expert in this area though I do have a sensitivity to the subject given my occupation

February 19, 2012 -- 3,555 views
Jaya Sri Radhe dasi: Kishori Yatra 2012 - Fifth Annual Summer Trip for Girls - Now Accepting Applications! The Summer Trip 2012 - Devotional Summer Tour for Boys Now Accepting Applications!...
February 19, 2012 -- 2,716 views
By Raxit Jariwalla

The first Monthly Sankirtana Festival of 2012, entitled “Sri Nityananda Trayodasi MSF of Getting to Know Each Other” was held at Iskcon of Silicon Valley (ISV) in honor of Lord Nityananda’s divine appearance day. It was concluded on February 15th, on which day the MSF results were offered to Srila Prabhupada and their Lordships during the Wednesday night Gita class at the ISV temple in San Jose, California

February 19, 2012 -- 2,047 views