Plans for Increasing Book Distribution

By the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

While ISKCON, the GBC, and the BBT are independent entities and thus the GBC cannot instruct the BBT trustees, the GBC humbly appeals to the BBT trustees to kindly get involved in pushing this process forward and making sure that the development of these plans actually happens. The Indian BBT and Indian GBCs are exempted from this resolution as they are already doing such powerful book distribution. Of course, they are welcomed and encouraged to present a plan for the coming year if they wish.

Three levels of transcendental knowledge in Bhagavad Gita

By Shyamananda dasa

Srimad Bhagavad Gita being aimed at elevating souls on different levels of conditioning by the three modes of nature and with different spiritual proclivities gives instructions on different levels to ultimately bring them to the pure devotional platform.

“I have some of his books in my Library”

By Devarsi Narada das

On the 26th of November last a group of devotees from Croatia visited their President Ivo Josipovic. As per protocol 30 minutes was scheduled for the meeting, however, due to the pleasant atmosphere of the meeting that time was extended. After the exchange of information, gifts were presented to the President, two cakes from our vegetarian restaurant Vegehop for him and his associates, as well as a special gift from India - Rudra Veena.

How can we avoid rash impulsive behavior?

By Chaitanya Charan das

Many times we speak insensitively or act indiscreetly on the spur of the moment and later regret: “If only I had thought a bit before doing like that…” How can we avoid such rash impulsive behavior?

Entrance Into Eternity - Video

By Kriyate

As the rising moon dispels darkness, spreading its soothing rays in all directions, so too did the Golden Avatar Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu appear in this world to bestow infinite light, hope, and love. Day by day, the worldwide bhakti revolution He ignited accelerates, as the background noise of doubt and fear is drowned by the vibration of sacred mantra. Entrance Into Eternity is a multi-part film series tracing this sankirtan movement back to its divine source, the epicenter of devotional ecstasy, the kirtan capital of the universe, Sridham Mayapur.

Response to Cow Protection article

By Nitin Bhatt

AFFCAP is NOT part of ISKCON. We are an independent trust formed in Jaipur, India and perform Ahimsa certifications to goshalas throughout India. Yet, we are proud to declare that our philosophical underpinnings are solely focused on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada.

SJMKL Gita Jayanthi 2013 Celebration

By SJMKL Editorial Team

To mark the occasion, Gokul Garden children recited verses from The Bhagavad Gita As It Is and were duly rewarded with medals for their effort by The Regional Secretary, HG Simheswara Prabu.

Ratha Yatra Stalwart gets a Heart Attack

By Jai Sita Rani Devi Dasi

While most of us were relaxing at home on New Year’s Day, we heard a very shocking news that our Ratha Yatra stalwart had a heart attack. Although we live in a muslim country, we have the good fortune to have Ratha Yatras without a problem. And not only that we have almost 40 Ratha Yatras in a year and definitely the most in the Iskcon world.

I Need Help

By Devaki Devi Dasi

The year 2013 has been a very troubled year for the population of Bangladesh. Almost every single week there have been several days of strike which doesn’t allow any mode of transportation to operate

Why does our consciousness change suddenly from devotional to sensual?

By Chaitanya Charan das

Material desires comprise a similar gravity force that acts on us by dragging our consciousness down to the material level. If we neglect this force, our consciousness will naturally, obviously, inevitably, be pulled down by it to sensual contemplations, and we will fall from our devotional standards to disaster.

Bhagavad-gitas distributed in Jail

By Iskcon Mumbai

On December 28th, devotees from Juhu Beach drove to the Kalyam Prison northeast of Mumbai, where they spoke to almost two hundred inmates. These men were receptive to the chanting and responded in kirtan

Children’s Books Needed for Mayapur School

By Madhurika dasi

If you are coming to Mayapur in the next few months and have some empty space in your luggage there is an opportunity to serve the children of Sri Mayapur International School. We need non-fiction books (with photos and illustrations) about topics such as plants, animals, the earth, the weather, countries of the world, ancient civilizations etc. for use in the primary classrooms

Gita Competiton in Mauritius

By Karunika dasi

To encourage the youths of Mauritius to study Bhagavad-gita “As It Is”, ISKCON Mauritius organizes an annual national Gita essay competition and elocution contest, open to youths under the age of 25. The competition also aims at getting the students to understand how applying the teachings of Bhagavad-gita to their own life and to the world around them is beneficial to all

Detroit Gita Jayanti Festival – 500+ Bhagavad Gitas Distributed

By Nitya Krishna Das

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Not to worry for the faithfully strong, Lord Krishna’s Bhagavad Gita is much too attractive to let a little (actually a lot) snow and dangerous roads get in the way of Detroit ISKCON’s grand plans for a Gita Jayanti celebration

2014 Bhakti-shastri course at our Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education

By Damodarashtak das

We are heartily inviting all the serious students to the transformational VIHE Bhakti-sastri course. The Bhakti-sastri course is a systematic study of Srila Prabhupada’s books. Srila Prabhupada wanted all of us to deeply study his books, so that we could be better preachers, teachers and, very importantly, achieve a clear understanding and application of the beautiful science of devotional service

“The Nation” newspaper of Malawi, Central Africa, interviews Iskcon leader

By Nitai Nimai Das

Please find below an interview in “The Nation” newspaper of Malawi, Central Africa. It was published on 5 January 2014. The questions were answered by Radhakanth Prabhu - Congregational Development Officer of ISKCON Blantyre

Bhakti-vriksha program in 2013

By Manjulali Manjari Sevini Devi Dasi

2013 was another successful year for Bhakti-vriksha around the world. The latest reports from the top places applying this program are presented here.

Iskcon Vrindavan Launches First Funday Sunday School


Director of Community Services, Kusha Devi Dasi said, “It is with great pleasure we announce the opening of our first Sunday school for the children of the ISKCON Vrindavan Community. We would like to thank the teachers, staff and Sangita dasi for the curriculum. Our goal is for our children to study our scriptures systematically and have fun at the same time.

New Year Eve Celebration with Little Graduating Students from Gokul Garden

By Divya Vrndavana Devi Dasi

KUALA LUMPUR - For many of us the New Year Eve is a day when everyone gets ready usher the new year, but it was different for five youngsters in Gokul Garden of Sri Jagannatha Mandir, Kuala Lumpur. For them it was a day they could proudly claim they have successfully completed their first years in Krishna consciousness in Gokul Garden. That’s right, it was graduation day for Gokul Garden!

New Year Eve 2014 with Harinam Sankirtan, book distribution and food for life

By Hari Narayana Das

One of the places in Bali in which many people gather in the New Year Eve is Bajra Sandi Monument in Denpasar. On New Year eve 2014 (31 December 2013) people gathered in Bajra Sandi Monument. They came with their family, friend, or colleague. They came by motorcycle or car. The monument is full of mass of people.

365 steps towards perfection

By Purushottam Kumar

Suppose that we invest our hard earned money in a company’s share which promises to give a very high return at the end of the year. But we find that throughout the year the market value of the share keeps depreciating and at the end of the year we have lost all our money. Next year the same company again launches a new scheme and asks us to purchase its share. How many of us would ever think of buying the share from the same company again? Probably no one because the company would have lost its goodwill, credibility and our trust.

A Big Success! + ISKCON’s Ground Breaking Ceremony in Seshadripuram, Bangalore

By Sri Jagannath Mandir Webteam

Our Bhagavat Katha Program had started on the 19th of December and ended on the 25th, Over 1000 Visitors had taken part in our program and many plates of prasadam were distributed.

“Spirituality and Worldly Success – Shall the Twain Ever Meet”


Speaking on the Culture of Wealth at the Artha Forum. The Artha Forum is an independent not-for-profit initiative dedicated to connecting spirited entrepreneurs, professionals and family offices and bringing to them the relevance of ancient wisdom and literature in contemporary business.

1st Jagannath-ratha yatra in Batam, Indonesia

By Hari Narayana Das

Located to the north of Sumatra Island, Batam is one of the largest islands in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. Because of its strategic location close to Malaysia and Singapore, Batam is one of the favorite tourist destinations among others in Indonesia.The native people of Batam are Malay in origin, but the population can be said to be multi-cultural and multi-ethnic comprising of people from different parts of Indonesia

November 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of November 2013

Making an Impact

By Vrndavana Vinodini Devi Dasi

A valuable member of the Strategic Planning Initiatives, he is a part of the Succession Committee. Hear what HH Devamrita Swami has to say about how the strategic planning meetings are “making an impact”

Sixth Annual Mahebourg Waterfront Festival

By Karunika dasi

In Mauritius, December is hot and sunny and in the south of the island, at Mahebourg, is a beautiful esplanade by the sea where a cool breeze blows. A perfect place and a perfect time of year for a festival!

Using our Intelligence

By Vrndavana Vinodini Devi Dasi

A valuable member of the Strategic Planning Initiatives, he is a part of the Lines of Authority Committee. Hear what HG Badrinarayan Prabhu has to say about how members of the strategic planning network are “using their intelligence” to plan and organize for a better ISKCON of today and the future

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