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Upcoming Ramayana Book Gives Sita a Voice

15 hours 21 min ago

Most editions of the epic devotional classic the Ramayana that you pick up will give a major focus only on the male characters, such as Rama, Lakshman and Hanuman. Author Vrinda Sheth, whose book Queen of the Elements – the second in her Sita’s Fire trilogy – is out on August 8th, wanted to give readers a female perspective too.

Demystifying Reincarnation – Chaitanya Charan’s Latest Book

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:11am

Demystifying Reincarnation is an engaging read that analyzes how one of humanity’s oldest questions – what happens after death? – is most coherently and empoweringly answered through reincarnation. The book has three major sections: scientific, inter-religious and metaphysical.

More Doctors Are Warning Patients to Eat Less Meat

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:31am

And more major medical groups are endorsing a diet heavier in plants.

MOSA Showcases Artist Who Met Srila Prabhupada

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:20am

The Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Radhadesh, Belgium, is exhibiting the works of famous Indian mandala painter Om Prakash Sharma, whose meeting with Srila Prabhupada left an impact on him. Now 85 years old, Om Prakash has had a long and productive career including serving as Dean at the Delhi College of Art for over a decade. He met Srila Prabhupada at Dr. Mishra’s yoga studio in New York in 1965.

How To Defeat Stress? - by Anuttama Dasa

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:17am

Elaborating on the verse 2.70 from the Bhagavad-gita Anuttama Dasa explains what ancient wisdom suggests about how to defeat stress, one of the most common diseases of the modern world. A video by Karuna Productions.

Kalash Installation Begins at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:15am

After several weeks of assembling the titanium nitrate kalashes, they have finally reached the final stage of commencing their installation on top of the TOVP Domes and Chatris. A video by ToVPInfo.

Catholic Groups Launch Conversation about Female Deacons

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:45am

Their actions follow the appointment of a panel of experts set up by Pope Francis to consider the controversial question.

US Southern Baptists Condemn White Supremacy

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:37am

Southern Baptists reversed course and adopted a statement denouncing “alt-right white supremacy,” calling it “antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The Myth of Old Age

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:25am

Not long ago, someone in our community passed along to me a magazine pitch she’d received in the mail. On the front of the oversize envelope, a headline announced—blue type on a bright green background—”Old Age Isn’t Natural.”

'The Art of Teaching' Is Available As E-book

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 8:00am

This book by Bhurijana Das contains the essence of his years of teaching experience and his study of Srila Prabhupada’s instructions on education. Included are such topics as the importance of the mode of goodness in teachers and students, how to become self-disciplined, principles of organization and management, ideas for setting and achieving objectives, how to lead discussions, ask effective questions, listen, and counsel.

Kalindi Vijaya and Her Boyfriends

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 5:46am

Kalindi was only three years old and had produced 23, 096 pounds of milk but  she couldn't get pregnant again and her milk production had fallen below 60 pounds a day when the dairy farmer who owned her was about to sell her for meat. ISCOWP members purchased her and saved her from becoming meat on someone's dinner plate. This video is about her life and the life of two of her friends (also saved from slaughter) two years later. 

Students Sign Up To “Be A Monk” at ISKCON Los Angeles

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 2:10pm

Jaya Chaitanya Das, 30, recently went from being a hip-hop producer to ISKCON’s top book distributor in the U.S., selling 85,000 of Srila Prabhupada’s books in one year. Now, he has come up with an innovative new program that shows young Americans today may be more interested in staying in ISKCON’s brahmachari ashrams than we might think.

Destructive Enlightenment

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 1:40pm

There is a whole realm of spiritual development, which is about shedding, cutting, letting go and downsizing.

The Sadhu Sanga Retreat in North Carolina, USA 2017

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:42pm

A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

Johannesburg Brahmacharis Reach Out To Townships

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:15pm

Last October, brahmachari Narottam Das and his friend Mukharavinda Das walked an incredible 654 kms from Johannesburg to Durban to raise funds for a new Sankirtana bus so that their Brahmachari ashram could bring Prabhupada’s books and the Holy Name to people. The journey, which took them eighteen days, saw them walking alone with no supporting vehicle through baking sun and torrential rain.

Parliament of World Religions on Climate Change

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:37am

Recently, the Parliament of World Relegions issued a statement.

When We Distribute What We Have, We Appreciate What We Have

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:28am

Spiritual knowledge given in the Bhagavad-gita is like a life-saving medicine.