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Sri Prahlada and the Krishna Kids Campaign for the Release of the Soviet Hare Krishna Devotees, 1986

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 6:06am

ABC news report about their contract with record publisher EMI that brought further media attention to the plight of imprisioned Hare Krishna devotees in Russia in 1986.

Remembering Help in Freeing Soviet Hare Krishnas Rendered by Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 5:56am

News of the peaceful death of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke on May 16that the age of 89, has evoked praise of the charismatic leader. Dominating Australian politics in the 1980s, he is credited with introducing universal healthcare, modernising the economy. A lesser known achievement is his 1987 intervention to help free the Hare Krishna devotees from state persecution in the USSR.

Thriving Devotee Population in Siberia Embraces Japa Retreats

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 9:15am

Chanting japa is one of the activities most central to Krishna consciousness. So every year for the past seven years, devotees from Kemerovo in Siberia, Russia, have put on a special Japa Retreat for both local Vaishnavas and those from surrounding areas.

ISKCON Leader Offers Prayers at National Memorial Service for Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 9:00am

Over 1,000 attended the service in Washington, DC,, including religious dignitaries representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and Christian faiths, members of Congress, U.S. government representatives, Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps, and Sri Lankan community members.

Srila Prabhupada’s Personal Cooks to Share Stories and Demos at L.A. Prabhupada Festival

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:05pm

1,500 to 2,000 people are expected at the festival over the two days, when the largely devotee-owned Watseka Ave alongside the temple will be turned into a sort of block party, with colorful tents and stalls, and lanterns strung everywhere. 

How Will Earth Change If All the Ice Melts?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:37pm

A video by RealLifeLore.

Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Around the World

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:29pm

Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory of the human race. Through countless conflicts, conquests, missions abroad, and simple word of mouth, these religions spread around the globe and forever molded the huge geographic regions in their paths. A video by Business Insider.

To Fear and Not

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:18pm

A beautiful poem by Ananada Vrindavan dasi, temple president of ISKCON Washington, D.C.

ISKCON of D.C. Holi Becomes Family Tradition For Many Locals

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:04pm

This year over 4,000 people attended the event, also dubbed Festival of Colors, on Saturday May 4th. So many turned up, in fact, that offsite parking had to be arranged with buses to shuttle them back and forth.

Milan Parmar - Candle [Official Music Video]

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:35am

Independent Label’s, The Child That Forgot Records., recording artist Milan Parmar is a young Hip Hop musician who has been writing lyrics for over 10+ years. His recording journey started in 2012 with the release of his first mixtape ‘Just Another Kid’ and produced further mixtapes year after year. Until 2016, with the release of an independent album, When A Soul Acknowledges, available on all major platforms. He now embarks on a greater journey releasing an upcoming album, titled Spiritual Warrior - observing the complexities of today’s culture.

Devotees Distribute Prasadam at Mosque During Ramadan in Florence, Italy

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:29am

“I have a long-standing friendship with Imam Izzeddin Elzir, Parabhakti dasa says, and when this year he invited us to participate in their prayer I thought it was a special occasion, during it something special have to be done."

Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit Against Big Oil, Saving Millions Of Acres Of Rainforest

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:14am

This is a major win for indigenous tribes all over the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. This has definitely set a new precedent regarding indigenous peoples’ rights over the land they live in and offers them a glimmer of hope in protecting their cultural heritage.

Gauranga Bhajan Band in Moscow, 1992

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:06am

Historic Event in the biggest stadium in Russia. Over 30,000 people came to see the concert which included Boy George. But it was the Swamis that stole the show.

“Simple Living — High Thinking”: European Youth Strategic Partnership Project

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:11am

“Simple Living — High Thinking” is a Strategic Partnership project involving youth workers and youth from 5 partner organisations from Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Slovenia, and Czech.

Flat Earth or Spherical Earth?

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:50am

According to Vedic cosmology, the planet earth we live on is located on the southern-most portion of Bhu-mandala’s central island of Jambudvipa. Is it flat or spherical?

Sacred Sites Damaged, But No Devotees Reported Injured in Puri Cyclone

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:21am

The sacred city of Jagannath Puri was one of the worst hit, with 25 deaths. According to ISKCON devotee Madhavananda Das, who runs Gopal Jiu Publications from Puri, no ISKCON devotees were killed or seriously injured.

ISKCON Child Protection Director Appointed as UK Magistrate

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:02am

Kamlesh Krishna Das will be serving within the Magistrate Court, which handles 95% of all legal cases in the UK. He was officially appointed and sworn in on Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is on April 1st, and will be based primarily in Hertfordshire. 

The Mayapuris to Release New Album "Nine Islands"

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:50pm

After their successful debut album “Mrdanga” in 2010, The Mayapuris are about to release their second. The project, titled "Nine Islands", features the Mayapuris' signature sound, carried along the current of their musical evolution as recording artists. 

Paramahamster: Game of Thrones - Part 4

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:25pm

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!