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Hare KrishnaBy the ISKCON Communications Ministry

Tirupati, India—The Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) recently completed a special three-day session during which the GBC Body considered whether or not this worldwide Vaishnava community should endorse and implement the policy of having women serve as diksa-gurus, or initiating spiritual masters, within the ISKCON society. The special session was held from October 16-18 and was part of the GBC’s Annual Midterm Meeting. During this first of its kind conference, almost three-dozen GBC Members and Ministers spent three full days exclus...

(0) October 21, 2014 -- 1,113 views
Hare KrishnaBy Priya-kirti Dasa

"Hare Krishna Hare Rama little nice souls, welcome to the camp for little vaishnavas." With this traditional camp anthem began already the 13th year of the Hare Krishna Children Camp at the German Simhachalam farm. This year record-breaking 80 Czech, Slovak, German and Irish children and their parents have attended.

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(0) August 25, 2014 -- 1,002 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Delhi

I believe that me and my family, who are being represented here by my daughter Pratibha, are very fortunate to have the darshan of Swami Prabhupada and offer our respect on to his feet on this day of Janmastami. We also offer our respects on to the feet of all the devotees present here. I consider myself fortunate and believe that Krishna's message would reach every house in the world and by Krishna's message I mean Bhagavad Gita's message.

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(0) August 25, 2014 -- 1,239 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ravinjay

The festival lasted two days. The first day was dedicated to ISKCON’s founder-acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. His Holiness Kavicandra Swami and His Holiness Subhag Swami publicly glorified their spiritual master and encouraged the Indonesian devotees to follow his instructions. “We need to encourage a united celebration for Srila Prabhupada”, His Holiness Kavicandra Swami, GBC for Indonesia, comments. On the second day, Sunday the 2...

(0) August 25, 2014 -- 977 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sugopi Sakhi Devi Dasi

Visitors had a glimpse of the enthralling spiritual world this Janmashtami at ISKCON Convention Centre, Bangalore. Walking in through the main gates of the temple, one had a wonderful sight of an awesome towering deity of Krishna. Close by was an equally tall deity of Vishnu resplendent with Anantasesha. The waters of the fountain at His lotus feet reminded everyone of the causal ocean, though it was a miniature version with gently flowing waters.

(0) August 24, 2014 -- 769 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yudhistir Govinda Das

We estimate that more than 7 lakh devotees visited the temple on Janmastami day. For security purposes nearly 700 police personnel from the Delhi police were stationed in and around the temple. Additionally, several notable citizens of the country visited the temple for the darshan of Their Lordships, a few of the names are mentioned below: Sri Harshavardhan (Union Minister of Health & Welfare), Sri Amar Singh (Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha), Sri Sat...

(0) August 24, 2014 -- 887 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Dasa

July was a great month for book distribution in many temples worldwide. INDIA: The very steady Tirupati temple was No. 2 in the world with 18,262 book points and a 22% increase. Pune was No. 4 in the world with 15,583 book points and a 59% increase. Radhe Shyama Prabhu, the president, keeps everyone focused on the mission. When a temple is continually doing big and still increasing, that's special. USA: RVC was No. 1 in America with 13,975 book points and that was w...

(0) August 23, 2014 -- 1,888 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari Narayana Das

The State Polytechnic Institute (Politeknik Negeri Bali) and Hindu University (Institut Hindu Dharma Negeri) of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, in collaboration with the Indonesia Bhaktivedanta Institute, hosted two international seminars on Bhagavad-gita As It Is separately on their respective campuses on the 16th and 20th of August 2014 respectively. “I think we shall get help from the Government and many foundations, if they understand that we are actually tr...

(0) August 23, 2014 -- 913 views
Hare KrishnaBy Purushottam Kumar

Srila Prabhupada has a special place in every devotee’s heart. Since Kolkata is his birthplace so the city of joy is very dear to all Iskcon members worldwide. And in Kolkata, devotees always try to celebrate Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja in a grand way. This year too an elaborate arrangement was made to commemorate Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day and his unparalleled contribution to the world.

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(0) August 21, 2014 -- 986 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lilasuka dasi

Doing service together in co-operation with other devotees and friends towards a common goal is truly the key to surcharging both the atmosphere and our own souls with spiritual bliss. That was the scene on the days before Janmastami 2014. As people worked together, the air was surcharged with inspiration and creativity for the Lord.

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(0) August 21, 2014 -- 997 views
Hare KrishnaBy Muralidhara-priya Das

Please watch the latest fundraising appeal by HG Radha-Jivan Prabhu for Janmastami time

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(0) August 21, 2014 -- 1,967 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ekalavya Das

World Holy Name Week is coming up in just two weeks! Please visit our new website for more information, posters, banners, etc.

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(0) August 20, 2014 -- 1,037 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

After Srila Prabhupada left us on November 14, 1977, I came across a section in Srimad-Bhagavatam—Canto 4, Chapter 28—in which he explicitly discusses the disappearance of the spiritual master and how the disciple is to serve him—even in separation. The following paragraph summarizes the essence of his instructions

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(0) August 20, 2014 -- 3,901 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gunacuda Dasi

Every student from Year 1 to Year 12 wrote a Vyasa puja offering and selected children read their heartfelt homages to Srila Prabhupada, some of these were in the form of poems and songs. There were bhajans, songs and a dance by different students as well as rememberances of Srila Prabhupada by his disciples. This was followed by an abhisek organised by the ashram boys and a large feast which the students helped prepare.

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(0) August 20, 2014 -- 1,180 views
Hare KrishnaBy Basu Ghosh Das

On Sunday, August 17, 2014, ISKCON Baroda organized a grand observance of the annual festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami. On this day Lord Krishna advented himself five thousand years ago at Mathura, in North India. Estimates of the huge numbers of local residents who came to have "darshan" -- to see - the Deities of Sri Sri Radhashyamsundar, Sri Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadradevi, and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai in the temple here range from one hundred thousa...

(0) August 20, 2014 -- 1,348 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kripamoya Das

Every year the disciples and followers of Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of ISKCON, compose written tributes in celebration of the day of his birth. This year I was asked to write ‘The Meaning of Vyasa Puja’ for the international book. Here is what I wrote

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(0) August 20, 2014 -- 3,219 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Srila Prabhupada, I’ve never known your words to be untrue. It is one of the reasons that I have full faith in you and that my desire to assist your mission in this world becomes stronger day by day. You once wrote to me that you felt your spiritual master was always “watching over and protecting you.” Please also watch over and protect me as I assist you with your service in this world. Then at a suitable time, when you see fit, please grant me etern...

(0) August 19, 2014 -- 2,352 views
Hare KrishnaBy indiatimes.com

Bhaktivedanta Manor's serene and peaceful grounds were transformed into a magnificent festival, brought to life with the sound of music, dancing, stage shows, face paintings, stalls selling books, fresh organic produce, jewellery, musical instruments, and CDs. One of the major highlights of the festival held yesterday at Watford, northwest of central London, was the recreation of the beautiful forests of Vrindavan in India where Lord Krishna played when he was g...

(0) August 18, 2014 -- 1,252 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radhanatha Swami

When Srila Prabhupada began his book distribution he was the only distributor. He would take his magazines and just go from tea shop to store at his old age trying to convince people to accept the message of Krishna in the form of Back To Godhead Magazine. And in a few years he created the largest publisher in Indian literature in the history of the world. Hundreds, of millions of books have been distributed. Sometimes tens and thousands of Bhagavad-Gita distr...

(0) August 18, 2014 -- 3,136 views
Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan das

"Let others, fearing material existence, worship the Vedas, the Vedic supplementary Puranas and the Mahabharata, but I shall worship Nanda Maharaja, in whose courtyard the Supreme Brahman is crawling."

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(0) August 18, 2014 -- 2,338 views
Hare KrishnaBy Tulsi Gabbard

When God appears in this world, He does not do so because He is forced to. Rather, He appears in this world out of His divine love for all living beings and Mother Earth herself. God loves us and beckons to us to love Him. His very essence is divine love. Krishna is all-loving and all-lovable. And the more our love for Him grows, so does our love for others, regardless of their race, religion, or nationality. Such divine love is the essence of Krishna, the essenc...

(2) August 17, 2014 -- 4,668 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krishna das

Where Vaishnava temples exist, festivities begin before dawn and extend all day until midnight, the exact moment of the anniversary of Krishna’s appearance. Events include kirtan, singing the Lord’s name along with other devotees; and japa, private, more intimate prayer. Some devotees cook a feast of over one hundred dishes, while others perform drama and dance. Some clothe and decorate the deity of Krishna while others string enormous flower garlands and other ...

(0) August 17, 2014 -- 2,122 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ravindra-svarupa Dasa

All over the world we find the kind of literature we call scripture. These works tell us a particular kind of tale. They report those extraordinary occasions on which the divine penetrated into our world, and our tiny space and time housed for a while the eternal and infinite. Witnesses to these incursions, utterly changed by what they had seen, found themselves compelled to pour into the world’s indifferent and disbelieving ear their strange and powerf...

(0) August 17, 2014 -- 2,888 views
Hare KrishnaBy Antardwip Das

Over one hundred ISKCON temples and individuals already use this free platform, and provide a much appreciated service to their congregations and devotees world-wide. The service is very reliable with extra server capacity provided for festivals like Janmasthami. The software is constantly getting updated and there are lots of viewers online eager to view some inspiring live broadcast. Join in a great team of people exploring the potential of this opportunity to r...

(0) August 17, 2014 -- 1,030 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the North American results from the book distribution for the month of July

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(0) August 16, 2014 -- 1,302 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktisiddhanta Swami

During Independence day, on behalf of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Iskcon devotees from Rādhā Kunda assisted in a long-range plan of tree replantation around Giri Govardana. Perhaps a feather within the worldwide mission, is the care for the Holy Dhāma through dhāma seva; a tribute to a place where the founder ācārya desired to circumambulate in his final physical days.

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(0) August 16, 2014 -- 2,001 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yogesh Jhanwar And Naman Kashyap

Books are Basis- The same holds true for these students too. Nadia Nath Nimai prabhu is determined to help these devotees to have access to the books of Srila Prabhupada in a language they can read- Braille. However, since BBT doesn’t have any Hindi publication in Braille, this seems to be a long haul. Nevertheless, Nadia Nath Nimai prabhu is unfazed and has even acquired a Braille printer recently as donation. Therefore we humbly appeal to t...

(0) August 16, 2014 -- 1,000 views
Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan das

The Srimad Bhagavatam describes its own genesis through the narrative of Vyasadeva, the sage who authored a phenomenal canon of scriptural works. He was a literary super-star. Despite his ability and productivity, he felt inexplicably incomplete. To gain relief, what did he do? He turned inward and upward: inward to introspect, and upward to consult his spiritual master, the celestial sage Narada. Both introspection and instruction led him to the same concl...

(3) August 15, 2014 -- 4,337 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa dasa

The world we experience often seems so insane and thus the desire for shelter, protection and love is present in all living entities. To perceive the world differently and avail of that protection and shelter, we simply need to accept our dependence on that supreme being who has most recently advented as Sri Krishna Caitanya. Please enjoy this video and allow your insecurities to simply slip away and dissolve into the bliss of loving meditation on our supreme lor...

(0) August 15, 2014 -- 2,220 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktin Elle Mitchell

The Boston center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, established in 1968 and now known as New Gundica Dham, was one of the most prominent temples in the early years of the Hare Krishna movement. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada set a number of milestones in Boston, distinguishing the yatra's position as a significant center for the development of Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtana movement in the west. It was at Boston...

(0) August 15, 2014 -- 1,129 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gadhadara das

Devotees along with Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra arrived from Hare Krishna Centre, Medan, a day ahead of the festival at Binjai to make the necessary arrangements. The festival was arranged at the Mariaman (Mother Durga) Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples at the heart of Binjai City. The stage had been prepared; the chariot was going through final adjustments; the devotees, around fifteen to twenty, were eagerly making arrangements for prasadam, bho...

(0) August 15, 2014 -- 1,227 views
Hare KrishnaBy Manorama dasa

Each year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes a limited number of copies of a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world. Srila Prabhupada's unique position as the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is significant in numerous ways. Essentially, he is the instructing spiritual master for everyone within ISKCON.

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(0) August 15, 2014 -- 2,041 views
Hare KrishnaBy TOVP staff

The Mayapur city, Prabhupada said, would be the fulfillment of the desires of the previous acaryas. The city would grow to a population of fifty thousand and would become the spiritual capital of the world. With its gigantic temple in the center and separate quarters for brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas, and sudras, the city would be a model for all other cities. The day would come when the world’s cities would be ruined, and humanity would take refuge in cities mode...

(0) August 15, 2014 -- 1,898 views
Hare KrishnaBy Basu Ghosh Das

Indore, the economic capitol and largest city in Madhya Pradesh, is going to become the home of a major ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Govinda temple. On the auspicious day of Baladev Purnima, the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shraavan, observed by Gaudiya Vaishnavas as the appearance day of Lord Balaram, the elder brother of Lord Krishna, a "bhumi puja" - "worship of the earth" ceremony was performed to initiate the construction activity there.

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(0) August 14, 2014 -- 997 views
Hare KrishnaBy Prabhupada priya devi dasi

On one of Srila Prabhupada’s visits to London, a young women had inquired, “Srila Prabhupada, do they preach Bhagavad-gita in Hell?” His face was serious as he replied with a rhetorical question, “This London is not Hell?” The woman was puzzled and thought perhaps Srila Prabhupada had not understood her question so she repeated it. Srila Prabhupada responded even more emphatically, “I am saying, this London is not Hell?”

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(0) August 14, 2014 -- 1,240 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nrsimha Caitanya das

Then, a historical moment occurred - after 10 years, our Czech Padayatra was visited by His Holiness Lokanath Swami, the minister for Padayatra! His holy presence was so transcendental and sweet, that we were immediately transferred directly to the spiritual world! He also participated in two evening programs for public, where he addressed people with a talk and he lead lively kirtan. Altogether, we held 121st Czech Padayatra completed! Again it was such a ...

(0) August 13, 2014 -- 1,265 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

By Lord Krishna's grace, the first phase of our refugee relief effort in Ukraine has been very successful in transporting, securing, and sheltering the lives of over two hundred of His devotees, including a large number of children. Ukrainian leaders managed to relocate and accommodate the refugees' families, provide adults with temporary or permanent employment and single mothers with adequate maintenance for them and their dependent children. Unfortunately, du...

(0) August 13, 2014 -- 2,298 views
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