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Hare KrishnaBy the GBC Community Relations Office of the Strategic Planning Network

Srila Prabhupada wanted the GBC to lead ISKCON through good governance and to establish global policies, and he wanted an expansive, thriving movement that served both the public and those who accepted its shelter. For the past eight years, the GBC Strategic Planning Team (SPT) has been helping the GBC explore the ways in which ISKCON needs to grow into the vibrant movement Srila Prabhupada wanted it to be. From these deliberations came The Strategic Planning Network, a group of devotees including all GBC members, who are dedicated to creating positive and progressiv...

(0) October 18, 2014 -- 814 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jaya Subhadra Devi Dasi

For the first few years the average attendance was less than 5 students, generally just 1 or 2 students would participate in the weekly events. In recent years, however, the attendance has grown significantly to where 10 or more students participate on average. Weekly yoga sessions were added that helped to bring in more students to the core program of hearing, chanting and honoring of Krishna Prasadam. The St. Louis temple is soon to close on a purchas...

(0) July 22, 2014 -- 1,017 views
By Jayadvaita Swami

The 2014 Srila Prabhupada Tributes book–”the open Vyasa-puja book”– is now available as a pdf file from www.sptributes.com. The book should be available later this week in epub format. Physical books are on schedule for delivery soon, well in advance of Vyasa-puja.

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(0) July 22, 2014 -- 1,797 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur.com

Nearly 6500 students from 115 schools participated in the 1st round in their respective schools. Students from each school were divided into 2 groups, class 7th to 9th, and class 10th to 12th. In each group the three best students were selected. These students along with their parents were invited to stay in Mayapur and receive the golden opportunity to have darshan of their Lordships Sri Sri RadhaMadhava, Lord Sri Narasimhadeva, Sri Pancha-tattva, and Srila Prabhup...

(0) July 21, 2014 -- 1,024 views
Hare KrishnaBy the Northern Advocate

Hare Krishna devotee Buddhi Wilcox has taken it upon himself to feed as many hungry mouths as possible. Mr Wilcox spends his days in the kitchen - with other volunteers - chopping vegetables and cooking meals before going out to a number of schools to distribute them.

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(0) July 21, 2014 -- 1,088 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krsangi Radhe dasi

As the world commemorated Mandela Day by honouring the former statesman on Friday, 18 July 2014, the devotees and maintenance staff at the Sri Sri Radha Radhanatha Temple in Durban, South Africa offered their contribution in the form of prayer, a conservation program and food distribution.

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(0) July 21, 2014 -- 2,996 views
Hare KrishnaBy Satswarup dasa Goswami

“We shall call our society ISKCON.” Prabhupada had laughed playfully when he first coined the acronym. A friend had suggested a title that would sound more familiar to Westerners, “International Society for God Consciousness,” but Prabhupada had insisted: “Krishna Consciousness.” “God” was a vague term, whereas “Krishna” was exact and scientific; “God consciousness” was spiritually weaker, less personal. And if Westerners didn’t...

(0) July 20, 2014 -- 3,005 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lauren Abdel-Razzaq

On Saturday, the roads near Novi's civic center and public library became a 2½-mile parade route for the divinities Lord Jagannath (Krishna), his brother Lord Balabhadra and his sister Devi Subhadra. The celebration in Novi is a scaled-down version of what took place in India at the end of June. Three chariots, each four times as high as the one in Novi, are pulled through the streets with close to a million attendees watching. Each deity gets its own char...

(0) July 20, 2014 -- 1,680 views
Hare KrishnaBy Visnu Murti dasa

As of November 2012 the full Bible has been translated into 518 languages, and 2,798 languages have at least some portion of the Bible. The BBT has printed Śrīla Prabhupāda's Bhagavad-gītā As It Is in 58 languages and there are one or more of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books in 86 languages. Our little effort of translating short videos clips into 64 languages can surely be expanded. In fact this is a perfect way to begin translating into a new language - pr...

(0) July 19, 2014 -- 1,427 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sarvabhauma Dasa

I live in hot and humid Houston, Texas, a world away from Iceland, the unique North Atlantic island nation born entirely from thousands of volcanic eruptions. Despite attempts by devotees to preach there over the years, Iceland is one of the last Krishna conscious frontiers in the Western world, with no established temple or preaching center. Earlier this year, however, I discovered that Iceland has not at all been forgotten by Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitany...

(1) July 18, 2014 -- 1,959 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kaisori Dasi

A whopping 150,000 downloads later, we feel this program was a success! Now that we have Srila Prabhupada's English language books converted, we're working diligently on all the languages the North European BBT publishes. And we're beginning to upload other material to the site - audio books (the first volume of the Brhad-Bhagavatamrta is up, narrated by Kesava Bharati Maharaja along with a number of recordings of Srila Prabhupada's books), podcasts, and BBT art i...

(0) July 18, 2014 -- 1,862 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

On behalf of the devotees in Ukraine, I would like to express my deep gratitude for the outpouring of support already shown from our worldwide Vaisnava community within the last two days. The response has been overwhelming. The situation remains volatile and fluid. Each day more devotees are submitting requests for places to take refuge. Each day more facilities are opening up. Repairs on the retreat center have already begun. Most of those who have taken refuge...

(1) July 17, 2014 -- 3,314 views
Hare KrishnaBy Chirag Dangarwala

One such sin which every one of us commit in ignorance is related to eating food hence the name Delicious Sins. Although it sounds astonishing that how come eating food be sinful, since everyone tends to think that all the food in the world is meant for human consumption.

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(1) July 16, 2014 -- 1,019 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur.tv staff

By 2014, along with numerous sannyasis and leading devotees, over 100 ISKCON Institutions broadcast with MayapurTV. Through Mayapur.tv, over 10,000 registered devotees as well as casual viewers have immediate access to live ISKCON activities worldwide. Mayapur.tv regularly facilitates broadcasters who brings the society together for big events – Rathayatras, International Kirtan Melas, the annual Sri Mayapur Festival.

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(0) July 15, 2014 -- 2,370 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ukrainian Vaisnava Refugee Fund

Needless to say that the military operation badly affected our devotee communities in those cities as well. By Krsna’s grace, no devotee has been killed or injured in the conflict, although a few have had a very narrow escape. But while some of them continue risking their lives trying to maintain temple worship and programs, many find it necessary to relocate their families to safety, leaving their homes and possessions behind.

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(0) July 15, 2014 -- 3,362 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayesvara Dasa

Thank you to all of the wonderful devotees who helped make the Ojai Rathayatra a wonderful event! Despite the searing heat of 96 degrees we had a great turnout and a wonderful response from the community for the free feast at Sarazottie Park at the end.

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(0) July 15, 2014 -- 1,044 views
Hare KrishnaBy Patitapavana dasa

In the Srimad Bhagavatam lecture 1.7.16, Vrndavana, Srila Prabhupada explains that some fell down from playing football in Krishna-loka. "Just like spiritual atmosphere, Krsna's friends, cowherd boys, they're playing with Krsna. That is also playing. And here in this material world the boys they also play football play. But these two plays are different. One is spiritual and another is material..."

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(1) July 15, 2014 -- 1,054 views
Hare KrishnaBy Alexey Eremenko

The Hare Krishna movement has been trying to build a temple in Russia since 1990. They still don't have one. "They are just too bright and noticeable," said Filatov, who works at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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(1) July 14, 2014 -- 2,259 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jaya Dasa

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford encourages everyone to chant Hare Krishna during the local Ratha Yatra festival

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(1) July 14, 2014 -- 1,227 views
Hare KrishnaBy Chandan Yatra Das

Sudamapuri is the birthplace and residence of Sudama brahmaṇa, the childhood friend of Lord Sri Krishna. Sudamapuri is in the town of Porbandar, 104 km (2 hours) from Sri Dwarka Dhama. Porbandar is a coastal harbour city situated on the western coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, along the Arabian Sea. In the 10th century Porbandar was known as "Pauravelakul" and thereafter renamed as "Sudamapuri".

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(0) July 12, 2014 -- 1,097 views
Hare KrishnaBy Purushottam Kumar

Material attachment weakens our heart whilst spiritual affection strengthens it. Most of our material desires remain unfulfilled. And if somehow some gets fulfilled then soon we find that it does not give us same pleasure as we had expected and soon we get bored. This is why great minds in the past and holy scriptures have always spoken about the futility of material cravings. Then why to waste our invaluable life running after worldly things? Instead let u...

(2) July 12, 2014 -- 1,163 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhavananda Das

One should not argue that such a large number of cows could not possibly fit into the thirty-two square mile area of Vrindavan, because the dhāma is unlimited by the inconceivable energy of the Lord. Even a small portion of the holy dhāma is sufficient to accommodate billions of universes each measuring fifty million miles in diameter. Krishna showed this to Brahma in a later chapter.

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(0) July 12, 2014 -- 2,128 views
By Madhava Smullen

Local food production was, of course, a major goal for New Vrindaban’s founder Srila Prabhupada, and was emphasized in the community from its inception in 1968 until 1979. But in the 1980s and ‘90s it began to taper off and then all but disappeared, until a smaller scale of farming was re-introduced in 1998 by the Small Farm Training Center.

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(0) July 8, 2014 -- 2,049 views
By Hrimati Devi Dasi

What was supposed to be a brief, casual trip to accept an invitation from an old friend turned out to be a wonderful, purifying, spiritual journey.

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(0) July 4, 2014 -- 1,097 views
By Jayadvaita Swami

The African division of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust has published its annual report for 2013, telling about our goals, programs, accomplishments, challenges, finances, and more.

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(0) July 4, 2014 -- 2,228 views
By Vishaka Susevini Devi Dasi

More than six hundred people from local communities and sixty visitors from other states in Malaysia and other countries such as England and India joined this festival to be fully absorbed in devotion for the sweet Lord. After the official declaration ceremony, the program for the evening featured variety of performances including 1 Malaysia dance performance by Ministry of Social Development and special performances on the Past Times of Lord Krishna by ISKCON childre...

(0) July 2, 2014 -- 1,003 views
By Jai Sita Rani Devi Dasi

I never expected my children to take up Krishna Consciousness so seriously. All I wanted was for them to get a holistic education both spiritually and academically. However, on their own they started chanting 16 rounds and aspiring for their guru. And as an icing on the cake, my 16 year old son got initiated there as well!! It was just amazing.

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(0) July 2, 2014 -- 2,811 views
By Basu Ghosh Das

The crowd gathered at the beginning of the procession continues to be quite large and impressive. There was a group of thousands that accompanied the Rath from the Railway station, through Sayajiganj, in front of the Maharaja Sayajirao University campus, to the Kala Ghoda ("black horse") Circle, near the Sayaji Bagh (public garden, named after locally famous Maharaja (King) Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III - who lived from 1863-1939)

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(0) July 2, 2014 -- 1,064 views
By Abhiram Das

Ramaraya Prabhu has been valiantly singing the Holy Names of Krishna in Union Square Park for the last 2 and half years and has built up a team of steady team of devotees to help, so that we regularly have Hari Nam parties of 25 or more, every single day, without fail on the streets of New York City. When he began this yajna, things were not so easy; already in his mid-fifties, he started this with only a few devotees and had no financial support or even a place to stay. Today they ...

(1) July 1, 2014 -- 1,073 views
By Purushottam Kumar

The grand yatra was about half a kilometre long and had many varieties –musical bands, special group of mridanga players artistically playing devotional songs, children in Vrindavan attire riding on horse and bullock carts, depiction of Lord’s different incarnations, dozens of ladies carrying lamps, kirtan party in front of each chariots and devotees happily swaying to the tune of Hare Krishna mantra.

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(0) July 1, 2014 -- 1,294 views
By Bhakti Raghava Swami

One devotee from Bali became so inspired that he committed for 16 Golden Bricks on the spot and paid the full US $ 26,930 the next day. This inspired others to also come forward to make their pledges and payments. As we went from temple to temple in Bali, we also distributed the Rs. 1,000 ToVP Currency Notes. Our first temple program in Klung Kung scored 18 notes, in Gianyar, 9, in Singaraja 28, in Radha Gopinath an astounding 124, in Radha Raseavara, 23, in Jagannath Gaura...

(0) June 30, 2014 -- 1,017 views
By Krishna.ru

When people see a healthy community Vaishnava with deep spiritual and social ties, pure culture and tradition, they are naturally attracted Krishna consciousness. Therefore healthy Vaishnava community - is of paramount importance. I will try to inspire the Vaishnava cooperation and joint construction of the Vaishnava community and, of course, I will try to participate in preaching projects.

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(0) June 30, 2014 -- 3,257 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

The next day was Gundicha Marjana. Many times I have cleaned the temple from top to bottom in whatever temple I was in. But today we all went to do Gundicha Marjana at the very site where Lord Chaitanya had personally done it five hundred years before. We were all very excited. Unfortunately, they don't allow foreigners inside. So I told Bhadra Charu Prabhu, a very nice devotee who was in charge, to get me a couple of baskets so we could at least clean the front entrance. All ...

(0) June 29, 2014 -- 1,192 views
By Jagannath Das

When Srila Prabhupada was five years old, he desired to hold a Ratha Yatra festival like the one held annually in Jagannatha Puri, attended by millions. When he heard his father could not afford a new wooden ratha, he began to cry. This attracted the attention of a passing Bengali women who kindly let him buy her old ratha. Srila Prabhupada enlisted the help of the neighbourhood children and their mothers in an elaborate eight-day spiritual festival that he continued annually duri...

(0) June 29, 2014 -- 1,248 views
By The Times of India

The Yatra organized by ISKCON temple is celebrated with fervour in Vadodara as thousands of Barodians turn up on city roads to offer prayers to the lord. Thousands of kilograms of 'prasad' are distributed to devotees en route apart from saplings and fruits. Considering the huge crowd that the Yatra attracts, the city police take additional security measures. "We have already deployed companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the city. Al...

(0) June 28, 2014 -- 1,869 views
By Kesava Krsna Dasa

It is known that Srila Prabhupada was not fond of ambiguities like “maybe, perhaps, could be…” and so on, and we often follow suit to express ourselves in absolutist terms, convinced of our infallible statements. The problem with this is that in the face of Srila Prabhupada’s varied and nuanced teachings our utmost one-sided certainties can expose us as certain and total fools who actually expose our political and biased natures.

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(8) June 28, 2014 -- 2,074 views
By Gadi das

We have been fortunate at Murari ‘s Kirtan Valley to have the opportunity, through kirtan, to make friendship with many spiritually oriented people from the Nashville area. This unique event, the idea to appeal to our western born countrymen, was, even for our first of many bonfire kirtans, a great success. We were visited by no less than 40 guests throughout the day.

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(0) June 28, 2014 -- 1,015 views
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