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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 -- 1,157 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 -- 3,445 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 -- 1,022 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 -- 2,386 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 -- 3,377 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 -- 1,048 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 -- 1,064 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 -- 2,283 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 -- 1,236 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 -- 1,120 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 -- 1,170 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 -- 2,133 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 -- 2,067 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 -- 1,113 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 -- 2,234 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 -- 1,030 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 -- 2,821 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 -- 1,092 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 -- 1,103 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 -- 1,309 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 -- 1,022 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 -- 3,263 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 -- 1,252 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 -- 1,262 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 -- 1,901 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 -- 2,095 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 -- 1,019 views
By Sugopi Sakhi Devi Dasi

The 400 plus devotees bore an incredulous look on their faces when the deities of were taken into the holy waters of Cauvery, wondering if the deities were really enjoying all the splashing around. But the devotees, once they entered the waters, certainly had a swell time like young enthusiastic kids gone wild.

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(0) June 28, 2014 -- 1,037 views
By Sri Ramadasa

Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, The Seventh Goswami, pioneered the spread of Lord Chaitanya's teachings in the West, sending copies of his works to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the USA and to Reinhold Rost in Europe in 1880. He is the first acarya in our sampradaya to propagate the waves of the nectarean ocean of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s unparalleled divine mission to places outside India. Following in his lead, His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada had translated, prin...

(0) June 28, 2014 -- 1,040 views
By Hari Narayana Das

Jakarnaval themed Miracle Mask archipelago in commemoration of the 487th anniversary of Jakarta City was done on 22 June 2014. The carnival was followed by many departments under Jakarta’s government with their flower decorated car participated in the carnival. The committee also gave chance to the groups of culture to join the carnival. This great chance was taken by the devotees in Jakarta and surrounding to implement the mission of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu in speading th...

(0) June 27, 2014 -- 911 views
By John Cathcart

Not since the Festival of Colors have we seen anything quite this, well, colorful: on Saturday, the 39th annual Parade of Chariots brought thousands of Hare Krishna devotees — and three giant chariots — into the streets of Fifth Avenue for a parade that ended with a jamboree in Washington Square Park.

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(0) June 26, 2014 -- 971 views
By Bhaktivedanta Manor staff

For the second time in three years Srutidharma das has been selected as the Chaplain to the Mayor of Harrow. On 12th June Cllr Ajay Maru, a member of Bhaktivedanta Manor's congregation, was voted in as the new Mayor of Harrow Council and he chose Srutidharma das to be the spiritual representative at the Council's events throughout the coming year.

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(0) June 26, 2014 -- 1,210 views
By Muralidhara-priya Das

On the glorious and auspicious hundredth anniversary of the disappearance day of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, this brand new video about the TOVP project, which was so dear to Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur has been released. Many of our prominent leaders in ISKCON have spoken very well to encourage participation from all members of ISKCON society. This video was produced by a young devotee, resident of Sridham Mayapur, as a seva for the new Sri Mayapur Chandradoya Mandir. Congratul...

(0) June 26, 2014 -- 3,205 views
By Vijaya Dasa

While I was giving a book distribution seminar recently in Santiago, Chili, a devotee described an interesting incident that happened many years ago. A devotee was distributing books, and the books were going out much faster than usual. He usually would take a certain amount of books, and they would last a reasonable amount of time. Then he would go back to the temple. But this one day they were going out so quickly that he ran out much earlier than he expected.

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(0) June 25, 2014 -- 1,891 views
By Navadwipa Isvari devi dasi

The Vedic India program, which is the name we have given our school preaching here in Melbourne, Australia is really starting to take off. We have gone into about 14 different schools in the last couple of years, and have even been offered to participate in school fetes and local community art initiatives. The school programs usually consists of about 7 or 8 workshops, where we introduce the children to such things as festivals & culture of India, Vegetarian cooking...

(0) June 25, 2014 -- 1,270 views
By Mahatma das

I happily and enthusiastically welcome the holy names every japa session. I easily chant my prescribed number of rounds with focus and attention. When I chant, I chant. I get to chant, I want to chant, and I love to chant. I treat the maha-mantra as Radha and Krsna, fully present in sound. I receive and feel Krsna's presence, mercy and love in His holy names. I chant in full awareness that the holy name is my greatest treasure.

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(7) June 25, 2014 -- 3,243 views
By Patitapavana dasa

Back to Godhead means back to the Head God, Krishna. So says His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada savior of the whole world in a lecture on SB 1.5.29 in Vrindavana (10-8-74) Here is the context: “So we are atma, and Krishna is also atma. But He is Paramatma. We are isvara. Krishna is also isvara. But He's Paramesvara. Therefore we have named "Godhead" purposefully, not "God." We don't say "Back to God." We say, "Back to Godhead.""Head" means the chief. Everyone can claim that "...

(2) June 25, 2014 -- 1,306 views
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