The Prime Minister David Cameron MP hosted his third annual Diwali celebration at 10 Downing Street, inviting professionals, organisations and religious representatives from across the Hindu community, including Manor President Srutidharma das
A recent speach of former CEO of Citibank Phillip Wollen regarding the impact of the meat industry
Nov 30 2012 Open Forum letter
During the reign of Lord Ramacandra every citizen could personally consult the King in his palace at a designated time. Inspired by the Lord's example, the UK National Council will again this year offer a similar opportunity to all ISKCON UK devotees by scheduling an Open Door session
Nov 28 2012 FFL Director Travel plans - book me now!
Nov 28 2012 Krishna Temple Interstate Bill Board Sign
Nov 28 2012 Does âKrishna saysâ in the Gita?
Nov 28 2012 The Real Spirit of Thanksgiving
It was another beautiful fall day in Tucson, Arizona. The preparations started days before, to prepare for the biggest single event all year at Govindaâs, the celebrated American holiday â Thanksgiving Day!
A humble offering on the 75th Vyasapuja of Srila Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja
Nov 28 2012 Women Gurus In Kali Yuga?
First let me say I am writing my opinions on this issue only because of repeated emails and postings. Frankly, I had hoped to stay out of it, but since some postings have even taken the liberty of expressing my opinions at a time when there were none, I have decided I must say something
Nov 27 2012 Bhakti Writers: Contest Extension update
Nov 26 2012 Happiness Is A Place
Either you follow Buddha philosophy or Sankara philosophy or Vaisnava philosophy, the ultimate goal is Krsna. You have to approach Krsna through these different types of philosophy. They are partial realization
Blantyre, one of the major cities of Malawi in Africa has a population of approximately 800,000 people of which 400 are of Indian origin. Malawi is one of five poorest countries of the world
Nov 25 2012 The Woman as Guru: Words of Silence
There has been a discussion in circles of devotees regarding whether a woman can be a guru. Women are not famous for expressing themselves. They usually find it more convenient to reflect the ideas of their counterparts or their environment
Nov 25 2012 WSN October 2012 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of October 2012
Nov 23 2012 Latest Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter online
Nov 23 2012 Rethinking Our Sankirtana Techniques
Is there a temple near us that is always asking for Laksmi and struggling to pay its bills? Are the residents of that temple so busy collecting Laksmi or are so engaged that they have little quality time for other devotees, let alone themselves? Is this true dependence on Krishna? Or is there another way?
Recently a small group of devotees have been asserting that ISKCON was not meant to have any female diksha gurus. In essence their rationalization in one particular article consists of a string of varnashrama dharma quotes and supporting explanations
Nov 23 2012 Deep, meaningful realizations
As year 2012 is coming to a close, I am reflecting on all the service rendered to Lord Krsna by the prison ministry, and I feel very grateful to all who have been involved in pleasing the Lord in this way
North American book distribution results offering to Srila Prabhupada
Nov 21 2012 Ironing T-Shirts With Spiritual Images On Them
Nov 21 2012 How Pain Can Motivate
It is said that people donât change when they see the light; they change when they feel the heat
On Sunday last, November 18, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [DCLG] the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP visited Bhaktivedanta Manor for the Diwali festival
Over a centum of Londonâs wealthy gathered for an exclusive Executive Event at the ornate Grand Room in St Jamesâs, London. Organised to mark the forthcoming festival of Diwali, over 120 High Net Worth individuals congregated to hear discourses on âthe culture of wealthâ and explore financial lessons from the festival epic
Nov 20 2012 Crossing the Border of Impersonalism
Where does the border lie between impersonalism and personalism? Who is the guardian of that border and who permits crossing the border from the impersonal to the personal understanding of the Supreme Abssolute Truth?
Anyone familiar with Indian politics knows Bal Thackeray and his Shiv Sena. But very few people know how he intervened when Sri Sri Radha-Rasabihariâs temple in Juhu was being violently attacked
Nov 19 2012 Invite
I am writing to invite senior devotees such as sannyasis, initiating gurus and Srila Prabhupada's direct disciples, to participate in ISKCON's "Spiritual Leadership: Being a Guru in ISKCON" this upcoming February 17-20, 2013 in Mayapura. Others who would like to participate can do so if they send a letter of recommendation from a senior devotee
Nov 18 2012 Mathura Parikrama (Vraj Mandal Parikrama 2012)
In the land of Madhupuri, Mathura the Vraja Mandala Parikrama (VMP) pandal was already teeming with devotees as the Mangala Arotik conch was blown over the PA system. The reverbating sound of the conch sent chills of joy in the consciousness of the devotees signaling the beginning of the day's spiritual festivities
Nov 18 2012 How Wonderful It Is
You told me personally: "Preach boldly and have faith in the holy names." That one instruction gave birth to all the good fortune in my life and will continue to maintain me until my final breath.
Nov 17 2012 Not Dead and Gone
Nov 17 2012 ISKCON, Ludhiana Celebrated Govardhan Puja
Nov 15 2012 Devotee family looking for au pair
Nov 14 2012 The Cherry on Top of the Cake
Therefore the preaching of Krsna consciousness must be done very carefully by the members of the Krsna consciousness movement, especially the sannyasis. This will create an auspicious atmosphere
Nov 14 2012 What Would YOU Say to a World Leader
If you were to have one minute alone with the Prime Minister, the President, the King/Queen, the Dictator or Whomever is leading a nation, what would you say to him/her? Would you know what you wanted to tell them? Would you have to think about it?
On Saturday the 10th of November a rather unspectacular but noteworthy event took place in the UK National in Radlett, London. The signing of a lease agreement between the original ISKCON charity of 1969 and the relatively new ISKCON London charity
Nov 13 2012 Free and Happy Within Prison Walls
"Where is your tilak?â Candramauli Swami asked us as we gathered in front of Karlovac vege restaurant club, managed by local devotees, preparing to go for a preaching progam in a nearby prison
Nov 12 2012 Running After Laxmi - - - -
Most of the times, we are running after money (dhan). Money is what makes the world go round, or so it appears. Many a times, this appears to be true. Money enables us to buy goods and services, food, clothing and other basic necessities of life, possessions, home, car, luxuries, etc;
Loknath Swami explained that "go" means cows, senses and the Earth, while "vardhana" means, to increase, thus Goverdhana means one who nourishes the cows and makes them healthier and healthier, nourishes everyone's spiritual senses, and expandes the glory of Earth
Nov 11 2012 Mid year GBC meetings
Nov 11 2012 Save Yamuna: A very good news
The Supreme Court on 9th November has now granted three weeks time for experts to come up with a plan to close all the drains falling into the river in Delhi
Nov 10 2012 Midterm GBC Meetings
Nov 10 2012 Youth Kirtan CD tops Music Charts
Band member and album producer Ryan Nugent states, "Our goal is simple: to become aspiring servants of the Holy Names and to humbly assist the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada"
This Saturday, November 10th at 10 pm, India's Got Talent will show this performance LIVE on the Colors TV Channel. We have been given the opportunity to make the finalsâŠ IF you will VOTE FOR us
Nov 8 2012 Govindas questionnaire results
Many thanks to the many hundreds of people who responded to our survey about the concept of developing Govindas across Europe. The results show massive support for the project
Nov 8 2012 Krishna listens to my prayers
As devotees and followers of the Vedic path, we already accept the premise that Lord Krishna appeared 5,000 years ago and spoke the Bhagavad-gita in the Mahabharata war. But it is always nice when scholars, other researchers and science can add support to what we already propose
The joyful band of VMP devotees under the able commandership of HG Istadeva prabhu sang and danced and proceeded towards Mathura
Nov 8 2012 Bhakti-vriksha books on Amazon!!!
Nov 7 2012 A Childhood Hero Revisited
"A thief accused Alexander the Great that, 'What is the difference between you and me? I am a small thief and you are a big thief. That's all. Why you are punishing me? You are a big thief. You are doing same thing."