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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 -- 1,154 views
Hare KrishnaBy Pusta Krishna das

He was honest and admitted how little he knew of Krishna consciousness at the time, but he served in his own infectiously happy mood. He and I spoke rather honestly and openly about our own frailties in life. He never tried to portray himself as a “big, big” self-important person. Rather, he was a salt of the earth kind of person. Very simple hearted. His place in the history of sankirtan is very well established by his own peculiar style of sankirtan cha...

(1) August 9, 2014 -- 3,373 views
Hare KrishnaBy The Guardian

I'm a qualified accountant, I work in Croydon at the Home Office, and people there call me Ash but at the Hare Krishna temple I'm Acyuta. I got involved with the Hare Krishna movement in my last year of uni about 10 years ago. A few monks came down, and gave a class on karma and why bad things happen to good people, and I found answers I had been looking for. I was initiated in 2007, and given a baptism name: Acyuta Charan Das.

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(0) August 9, 2014 -- 3,012 views
Hare KrishnaBy the GBC Strategic Planning Team

If you're interested in seeing ISKCON grow in a healthy, sustainable way, if you see us as a global community with high standards of excellence in our outreach and in how we care for one another, and if you are a goal-oriented team player who knows how to take an idea and get it into the world of action, we'd like to speak to you.

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(0) August 9, 2014 -- 3,232 views
Hare KrishnaBy the GBC Strategic Planning Team

A Comprehensive Summary, Our Service, A Growing Need, The Strategic Initiatives, The Iskcon Constitution, Srila Prabhupada’s Position, Parallel Lines Of Authority And Economy, Iskcon Culture, Building Capacity For Leadership, Team building, Succession, Gbc Organizational Development, Organizational And Environmental Scanning, Regional Leadership, Expanding Outreach, Devotee Care, Special Initiatives, Service Organizations And Affiliates, Confl...

(0) August 8, 2014 -- 2,326 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kaisori Dasi

I'm writing to you about the GBC strategic planning work and how you can help. Strategic planning is about looking toward the future, and that's a service that requires help from many devotees with all kinds of skills. The GBC began its strategic planning work to help ISKCON grow into a healthy, sustainable, world-class organization. If you wish to see ISKCON as a global community with high standards of excellence in every area of its endeavors, please read on.

(0) August 8, 2014 -- 3,440 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

"Last year," the young man continued, "I went to Woodstock and met you people there. I went to the Questions and Answers tent and listened attentively. Suddenly I had all the answers to the questions of life that I had been asking. It was as if a light had been turned on. Seriously. I wanted to buy the book that the speaker was quoting from, the Bhagavad Gita, but I had no money. I have been waiting all year to buy the Bhagavad Gita. I was so surprised to fin...

(0) August 8, 2014 -- 2,139 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

All the circumstances surrounding your departure were auspicious. As was your desire, you lived through Ratha-yatra in Los Angeles and sang before all three carts. Then, just two days later, while your caregiver chanted Hare Krishna by your side, you departed—with a smile on your face. You were a great pioneer and champion of Ratha-yatra. During last year’s procession we discussed the importance of following Srila Prabhupada’s instructions in regard to Rath...

(2) August 7, 2014 -- 4,057 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktin Amy

As most devotees can attest to, not every town receives its local Hare Krishna community with arms wide open. But through Srila Prabhupada’s plan, Gainesville has proven itself to be incredibly favorable. A quiet college town, Gainesville welcomed the University of Florida (and its 102 students) in 1906. Today, UF is known as one of the nation’s top universities, enrolling 50,000 students, many of which have heard the Holy Name, associated with devotees, and ta...

(0) August 6, 2014 -- 1,810 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hridayananda das Goswami

One evening, the Berkeley devotees were on the third floor of our center, chanting in the temple room. Suddenly the house began to shake as if there was an earthquake. Our president asked me to go downstairs and see what was happening. I found the cause: Madhu-dvisa Prabhu and the all-brahmacari San Francisco temple had come to visit us and they were doing kirtana downstairs. Among these devotees was the famous Jayananda. The kirtana, led by Madhu-dvis...

(0) August 6, 2014 -- 4,270 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krsnamitra Nitai das

Highlights: Scores and recent stories of book distribution from around India. Video on "How to distribute a full set of Srila Prabhupada's Books" Srila Prabhupada on distributing sets of Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamirta FAQ's on Book Distribution

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(0) August 5, 2014 -- 2,359 views
Hare KrishnaBy pukaarnews

Thousands of festival-goers from all over the country pulled a massive 90ft chariot carrying the Deities of Lord Jagannatha (Krishna), his sister Subhadra, and Lord Balarama from the City Centre to Cossington Park, accompanied with music, singing, and dancing. The annual festival organised by ISKCON is the second largest festival of this type in country and has been running for 17 years. For the first time in its history the festival began at the newly acquired Har...

(0) August 4, 2014 -- 1,104 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vraja Bihari Das

As a preacher/counsellor, I meet many who are disappointed in life and desperately need emotional healing. Most emotional problems in life originate in feeling a lack of deep, fulfilling relationship and a desperate want for a loving companion. Even in our temple which is over flooded with thousands of devotees, it’s possible to feel lonely; I know a few devotees who have felt lonely at some point of time in life. Besides, I myself when I stay at Borivalli f...

(0) August 4, 2014 -- 2,043 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dusyanta dasa

The differences between milk produced in a modern conventional setting and a cow protection project are diametric opposites. They could not be further away from each other even if they tried. And the idea of paying money in a cow protection herd for milk that they produce is one of the reasons that cow protection does not work. If we try to mix up the way modern day dairy herds operate by making money and turning milk production into a type of business then we ha...

(4) August 4, 2014 -- 3,050 views
Hare KrishnaBy Balimardana Dasa

It is not by working hard or by accumulating wealth that one may find satisfaction in this life or the next. Rather, it is one's purity of purpose and diligence in repeating the transcendental mantra received from the bona fide spiritual master that fulfills all of one's desires. "O Brahma, do thou practice spiritual association by means of this mantra; then all your desires will be fulfilled." Sri Brahma-samhita 5.25

(0) July 31, 2014 -- 790 views
Hare KrishnaBy Priyavrata Das

Food for Life in the Northern Island of New Zealand received two glowing articles in the Whangarei Leader. One article featured volunteer Vanessa Hodgon who has served at the FFL kitchen for the last 18 months, while the other reported on the Corrections’ Vegetable Garden that supplies the FFL kitchen and the Salvation Army food bank

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(0) July 31, 2014 -- 1,243 views
Hare KrishnaBy Anasuya Dasi

Jewels in our Backyard by Urmila Devi Dasi, How the Jesuits Expanded Their Mission through Education and Higher Values by Yadunandana Swami, Teaching Sastra so as to be Relevant to Individual Students’ Lives by Krishna Kshetra Dasa, Creating New Learning Environments by Using Innovative Methods of Teaching by Raghupati Dasa, Making E-Learning Work: Case Study Based on Bhaktivedanta College by Dinadayal Dasa and more

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(0) July 30, 2014 -- 1,657 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vraja Vihari Dasa

As the evening arati started and the deities were greeted amidst loud chanting and the blowing of conch shells, indicating auspiciousness, Rohini Tanaya cast his last loving glance at the devotees and, while prayerfully looking upon the deities, departed from his body. Devotees cried and rejoiced simultaneously, for this was an extraordinary, inspirational departure. Devotees had witnessed that Krishna consciousness is not simply a theory but a practical scien...

(6) July 29, 2014 -- 1,987 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari Narayana Das

Since Lord Jagannatha was very merciful toward all living entities, accompanied by His elder brother Balarama and His Beautiful sister Subhadra Devi, They overflooded Bantul’s citizens with the waves of transcendental bliss on the city’s 183rd anniversary on a cultures parade. Lord Jagannatha on ratha (chariot) went around Bantul city started from Trirenggo field to Bantul government building square on the 20th July 2014.

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(0) July 29, 2014 -- 1,667 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jayagovind das

I wish to report our recent efforts in Zambia when we met the first President HE Dr Kenneth Kaunda and presented Srila Prabhupad books and Bhagawad Gita As It Is to him by HH Rama Govind Swami during his preaching visit to Lusaka with the undersigned

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(1) July 29, 2014 -- 1,167 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

The famed Time Machine is now a serious inevitability, according to many. One scientist says that he wants to go back to the past to see his deceased father and possibly help him with present-day medicine.If Krishna says that He is Time and is the destroyer of all things, including our karma, then what type of power or technology can oppose this? Going back into the past means to undo karma and to undo history.

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(4) July 28, 2014 -- 2,798 views
Hare KrishnaBy Varsana Swami

Cow protection, as set forth by Srila Prabhupada was not merely that the cow and the bull lead a full and natural life, but that they also be jolly, as a member of a family would feel. Cows and bulls are happy to be fed and brushed. While cows like to be milked, the main source of pleasure for the ox has been obscured by the tractor. An ox is a bull who has surrendered his procreative potential, transforming that energy into a submissive and manageable temperament...

(2) July 27, 2014 -- 1,996 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the results of worldwide book distribution for the month of June 2014

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(0) July 26, 2014 -- 2,339 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktin Elle Mitchell

Dr. Catherine Cornille, Chair of the Department of Theology and Professor of Comparative Theology in Boston College, and author of numerous books on inter-religious dialogue, phoned ISKCON Boston with a request: Could she bring a large group of theologians to the temple on a site visit to experience a non-Western religious tradition? The answer was a strong "Yes!" The devotees were also thrilled to know that Prof. Diana L. Eck, a long-time friend of ISKCO...

(1) July 26, 2014 -- 1,140 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nityananda Ram Das

ISKCON farms have some great successes, and some great failures too, but with the money ISKCON now has, and the large congregation of young devotees, it has tremendous opportunity for self-sufficient farms. The idea that the modern age has changed the opportunity for simple living and high thinking on farms is not true. Self-sufficiency as it was on 1950's farms could be easily replicated today by any young and very hard working devotee couple.

(3) July 25, 2014 -- 1,697 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lomancita Dasa

We just successfuly completed this year's padayatra. It was our thirteenth. It lasted eighteen blissful days: chanting, dancing, feasting, and serving all the time. Full samadhi! We distributed the holy names, prasada cookies, and books. About thirty participated full time, and the highest peak of devotees was fifty-seven. People in general appreciated the padayatra very much.

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(0) July 23, 2014 -- 997 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results for the month of June

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(0) July 22, 2014 -- 1,979 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 -- 1,018 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 -- 1,798 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 -- 1,032 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 -- 1,095 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 -- 3,006 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 -- 1,688 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 -- 1,464 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 -- 1,978 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 -- 1,870 views
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