May 12 2012 Pursuing material education for a spiritual purpose!

By Varaharupa Dasi

When Srila Prabhupada preached in the early 60's and 70's, during the period of the hippy age, mostly all those who joined him were from the age group of 13 to 22 years, and a lot were dropouts from colleges. They were in search of something beyond material qualifications and thereby were attracted to Krishna consciousness very sincerely


May 10 2012 AXED - a short film

Mahat-tattva Dasa: Dear devotees, we have just produced our first short film titled AXED. The film was a product of our experimenting with new ways of communicating Krishna consciousness to the world outside of Iskcon

May 10 2012 Care For Cows - Videos

By Venu Gita Devi Dasi

In the month of February 2012, I had the good fortune to visit Sri Vrndavana Dhama, where I filmed the Care for Cows project and interviewed its dedicated staff members. I would like to share these videos with you, and to encourage you to visit the project and its website ( Please contribute in any way you can to this go-seva


May 9 2012 The Save Yamuna Campaign: Where Environmental Activism and Devotional Service Unite

By Chaitanya Charan das

Few topographical changes are as tragic and traumatic as the drying and dying of a river. The disappearance of the Saraswati river thousands of years ago reduced a fertile and flourishing civilization in North-Western India to the barren expanse of the Thar Desert. Today the Yamuna River, one of the largest water resources in India, faces the same fate; the United Nations has already declared Yamuna to be a dead river


May 9 2012 Dusta Mana

By Nimai Pandita Dasa

By the strength and mercy of my Gurudeva, Mahaprabhu, and the Vaisnavas, I have attempted to translate the Bangla poem "Dusta Mana" by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Ṭhakura. Your feedback will be honored


May 9 2012 Clearing Unwanted Things from the Heart

By Raxit Jariwalla

Here are the final results on the ‘MSF of Clearing Unwanted Things from the Heart’ that were offered at the Nrsimha Caturdasi festival held at the ISKCON of Silicon Valley (ISV) temple on Friday May 4th


May 9 2012 Respecting Our Women In Iskcon

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

For some reason the subject of womanhood and the roles they play within our midst has raised strong feelings, usually centred on celibacy and the potential for victimisation. This shows that women are not really the problem - our inordinate fixation on matters 'celibate' is the problem


May 9 2012 Varnasrama - Why Now!

By Nitai dasa

There is presently difficulty finding consensus on implementing Varnasrama Dharma within the devotee community according to time and place. There are different reasons for this but we won’t go into it in detail here. Instead, in the first part, we will look at why we need to start varnasrama immediately and in the second part, the practical ways to do so without letting the issues get in the way


May 8 2012 Visit of Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary to ISKCON Delhi

By Gopal Krsna Goswami

The Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Zsolt Semjen, Deputy Speaker of Hungarian Parliament, along with Hungarian Ambassador to India and nearly 7 other Hungarian officials arrived at 5.30 Pm. They were greeted at the main entrance of Sri Sri Radha Parathasarathi Temple by H.H. Gopal Krishna Maharaj


May 7 2012 Manor photos of Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Appearance Day 2012

David: Photos of the Manor's celebrations of Nrsimhadeva Caturdasi 2012 - the Appearance Day of Lord Nrsimhadeva - may be found below

May 7 2012 Lord Nrisimha Caturdasi @ ISKCON, Ludhiana, India

By Bhakta Kaplish

Sri Sri Jagananth Temple (ISKCON),Ludhiana commemorated the Vaishnava festival Lord Narisimha Caturdasi (The Appearance of Lord Nrisimhadev) who has an extraordinary form of half-lion and half man, with great enthusiasm and devotion


May 7 2012 Voice of cows (ISKCON Goshala Newsletter) May-12

Saci Gaurasundara Dasa: Hare Krsna dear devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances All Glories to Srila Prabhupada All Glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga All Glories to Gomata. Please receive VOICE OF COWS (ISKCON Vrandavan Goshala Monthly Newsletter) for May-12.This is all about monthly activities happened in our goshala last month

May 7 2012 The Only Prayer that Everyone Should Offer

By Gour Govinda Swami

From a lecture on Nṛsiṁhadeva’s Appearance Day by Gour Govinda Swami 14 May 1995 Bhubaneswar


May 7 2012 Prayer to Lord Nirsinghadeva

Samapriya dasi: The Lord declared with a mighty roar as He pulled the demon through door “My devotee cannot be terrorized, without the culprit penalized.” Upon His sacred lap He strewn the demon’s body in late afternoon. And with His nails He ripped apart, the dreadful brut of blackened heart

May 7 2012 Teaching Position Vacant

Krsnananda Das: Hare Krishna School in Auckland has a position vacant from the second of July 2012 for a qualified and motivated devotee educator. The position will come with some aspect of school management which will be appropriately rewarded

May 7 2012 ISKCON Philadelphia Participates in Interfaith Event

By Tamal Krsna Dasa

On April 29th, ISKCON Philadelphia participated in the Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation, a walking dialogue between Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Wiccans and others. The walk is an opportunity to promote religious tolerance while acknowledging areas of difference. The walk typically stops at three different houses of worship, with various activities and presentations happening at each


May 4 2012 The Blue Mountain Nilachala Children’s Village At The Durban Festival of Chariots 2012

By Ananga-mohini dasi

What an awesome experience! When the concept of The Blue Mountain was announced at the Durban temple a few weeks prior to Ratha Yatra, I immediately thought that I would want to be part of this. The hype and buzz about The Blue Mountain, made it all the more exciting


May 3 2012 A Place from Which to Grow

By Dhanesvara Das

Human life is meant for growth. Although physical growth stops before several decades, emotional, psychological, intellectual and spiritual growth can and should continue throughout every person's life. In order to grow properly however, we need a proper place


May 3 2012 3rd Vedic Ecology Convention 2012

By Divesh Maharaj

The 3rd Vedic Ecology Convention organized by the ISKCON Vaishnava Research Forum (I-VRF) was held at the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple of Understanding, in Chatsworth, south of Durban, on Sunday 22nd April 2012. Many educators from the surrounding schools as well as various academics from the institutions of higher learning were in attendance. Members of the public, devotees and well-wishers of ISKCON also attended


May 3 2012 Lord Surya: Controller of Time and Destiny

By Abhaya Mudra Dasi

Lord Surya Narayana is a representation of The Personality of Godhead Shri Vishnu in the material world. The Sun is the father of this material universe because he controls time and gives sustenance. Whether there is not enough Sun or if there is too much of his energy—either way the Universe can be destroyed


May 3 2012 New Film does ISKCON great justice

Radha Mohan Das: PRESS RELEASE. LEAP is a new film about a disciple and his Guru and the choices that they make on their journey of surrender to Krishna. It is an adventure into ISKCON but also a film about religious experience in general

May 2 2012 Japa Time on the Ganga

Parasuram das: The Brahma Vaivarta Purana describe a conversation between Sri Krishna and Ganga devi. The glories of our Srila Prabhupada and his activities are predicted in this conversation. Please excuse Yourik, he was animated from a photo we took during "japa time" on the Ganga journey. It was ment to be a "spot the difference" or "before and after" photograph

May 2 2012 Home Temple details

CH: I am considering and planning to have a temple at my home. I am having the following questions to begin with: 1. Of what should the temple be made of? I am located in Mumbai, so neither too hot nor too cold. Am considering white marble. 2. What should be the shape of the temple, square, circular or rectangular? 3. What should be the preferred dimensions of the temple? I have about 7 inch tall diety

May 1 2012 Journey for Japa Beads: My Visit to a Hare Krishna Temple

By Jessica M

The quick and restless energy of anticipation danced across my consciousness as I turned into the driveway of an inauspicious yellow house set in the suburbs of East Harford. Above the doorway read "Hare Krishna". I drove down the driveway and parked in the back. The sun broke through white clouds, warming my skin and spirit as I helped my son out of the ca


May 1 2012 Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Deities on Sita Devi’s Appearance Day

David: Please find below a few photos of Bhaktivedanta Manor's Deities taken on Srimati Sita Devi's Appearance Day 2012
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