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ISKCON Food Relief Foundation to launch #ZeroHungerHaryana Campaign

ISKCON News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 8:15am

Concerned about India’s falling rank on the Global Hunger Index, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s Haryana chapter is to launch a campaign against hunger. Through this campaign, the foundation aims at eradicating hunger and malnutrition from India starting with the Haryana State.

Baltimore Devotees Spend Holiday Season Giving Books to Hospital Patients

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:20pm

“One of our main inspirations was the book Life’s Final Exam: Death and Dying from a Vedic Perspective, edited by Giriraja Swami,” says Tarini Ganga. “It describes how in hospitals and hospices people are suffering so much, and how their families are so emotionally drained."

Kirtaniyas - Hare Krishna, In Vrindavan - Live at Bhakti Yoga Shala

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:12pm

Kirtaniyas - Hare Krishna - Live at Bhakti Yoga Shala June 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

Govardhan Retreat 2017

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:01pm

In the sublime atmosphere of Giriraja Govardhana, devotees immersed themselves in the magical world of Krishna’s pastimes in the association of Sacinandana Swami, Bhurijana Das, Jagattarini Dasi, Madhavananda Das and Adi Purusha Das during the annual VIHE Govardhana Retreat.

Brazil’s Bhaktivedanta Institute Offers Spiritual Refuge

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:47pm

Brazil's BHaktivedanta Institute became a pioneer for being possibly the first course of bhakti-yoga to use elements of “gamification”, application of game-design elements in its curriculum. 

Kirtan Leader Agnideva Das Discharged From Hospital After Successful Heart Surgery

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 9:29am

Agnideva received double bypass surgery, and was then kept in an induced coma for some time. Just over a week ago, he was moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, where he received 5 hours of physiology therapy per day.

New York Attorney General Urges Court to Reject Pending Petition to Sell Krishna Temple in Brooklyn

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 9:12am

New York Supreme Court for Kings County Room was filled with Krishna devotees opposing a petition seeking approval of the sale of their temple in Brooklyn. Also appearing in court to oppose the proposed sale were attorneys for ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC), an attorney for the newly reconstituted Bharati Center board, and a New York Assistant Attorney General.

Paramahamster - Christmas Part 1

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 8:55am

Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

Register for ISKCON Leadership Sanga

ISKCON News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:24am

ISKCON devotees may already know what an amazing event ISKCON Leadership Sanga is, with over a thousand ISKCON leaders and potential leaders, from around the world attending.

Food for Life Vrindavan Starts Major Environmental Campaign

ISKCON News - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:00am

Food for Life Vrindavan organised a Cleaning Drive under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Vrindavan.

Devotees to Feed 3,000 London Refugees, Homeless and Students Daily

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:51pm

Charity organization Food For All, run by Parasurama Das and other ISKCON devotees, is set to move out of its previous home at Bhaktivedanta Manor and into two purpose-built kitchens in London. The move will see Food For All triple its prasadam distribution.

Response to Poison Allegation

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:27pm

Many years ago, a relatively small group of devotees claimed that some of Srila Prabhupada’s devoted servants had poisoned their beloved guru. Recently, an attempt has been made to resurrect this dark accusation.

Hari the Ox Star

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:15am

This video shows Balabhadra (ISCOWP president William E. Dove) with students Chaitanya Connor and Hari the ox. The location is at our old farm in West Virginia now owned by ECOV-Vrindaban. The occasion was the meeting of the North American ISKCON Farm Conference. Showing what Hari can do in his first stages of training was the emphasis of the Ox Training Seminar Balabhadra gave. The purpose of training oxen is to defeat the widespread opinion that the ox/steer is useless unless sold for meat. A video by ISCOWP.

Inauguration of ISKCON Ganjoni Temple, Mombasa, Kenya

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:38am

The event took place in March 2017. A video by ISKCON Desire Tree.

UNESCO Recognises India’s Kumbh Mela As ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ Of Humanity

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:10am

 The UNESCO expert committee observed it was the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth.

Little Nimai Illustrated Story - Enchanting Nimai's Astrological Predictions

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:31am

This comic narrates the glories of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's astrological chart. Sri Nilambara Chakravarthy found esoteric and wonderful signs in every house of the child's astrological chart.

New BBT Book Inner Yoga Takes Practitioners Deep Into the Spiritual Core of the Yoga Tradition

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:24am

With yoga’s popularity ever on the rise, there’s a huge potential audience for the book. Enter Inner Yoga author Jayananda Das (Janne Kontala), a practitioner of ashtanga-vinyasa yoga since 1992 and an experienced yoga teacher teaching in Helsinki, Stockholm, and now the U.S. Jayananda knows his audience and their needs well.

Tribal Care, An Initiative of Love and Care

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:50am

India’s tribal people are currently undergoing a crucial phase of identity crisis. ISKCON Mayapur's Tribal Care Initiative reaches out to the tribal communities of India, which comprise around 9% of India’s population – over 104 million people.