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Pranada Dasi’s “Wise-Love” Nominated for Prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Award

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:17am

One of the largest international awards for independent books published by small or academic presses, the Eric Hoffer Book Award is given in honor of the American philosopher Eric Hoffer, who reflected on the human condition.

Food For All Opens ‘Pay As You Can’ Café in Watford, UK

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:11am

Food For All took it over two years ago. “I began giving out free meals every Monday, and it became very popular,” says Parasurama. “130 homeless people came the first time. 

ToVP Progress Report 2019

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 12:49pm

This update video produced by the ToVP team covers the gamut of the finishing work currently being undertaken on the TOVP and which will continue over the next three years, and gives some glimpses of what the amazing and magnificent finished product will look like.

TOVP Slated to Open “Around Gaura Purnima 2022"

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 12:45pm

Construction on the 520,000-square-foot temple is now in the final phase after decades of development and nearly ten years of work onsite. 

New Govardhana to Open-State-of-the-Art Goshala for Cow Protection

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 12:28pm

Cow protection has been going on at Australia's thousand-acre farm in some form since its establishment in 1979.

GBC Discusses the “Solid Ground” of ISKCON’s Preaching

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 10:06am

Vaisesika Dasa made the presentation on behalf of the BBT’s new Marketing Communications Innovation department. This relatively new area of the BBT focuses on ascertaining how to assist and inspire ISKCON members around the world to distribute books.

GBC Meetings Open with Discussion of TOVP

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 9:51am

Ambarish Dasa, the ToVP Chairman, and other members of the ToVP team presented an hour-and-a-half report on the progress made in the past year and described the plans and projections that will see the ToVP to its grand opening in 2022.

200 University Students at KCSOC Retreat at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:41pm

KCSOC, UK Pandava Sena's university outreach events, welcomed over 200 university students to Bhaktivedanta Manor on Saturday the 2nd of March. The annual retreat, of which this year's has been the largest to date, is an opportunity for students from across the country to delve deeper into the practical aspects of Krishna Consciousness and learn about the history of the Manor.

Our Seven Mothers

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:38pm

There always have been, and always will be great teachers who are women. There have always been all different kinds of people. And this is not only a function of modernity.

Understanding the Multidimensional Universe of the Vedas

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:33am

This video by Radha Mohan Das addresses some of the most challenging descriptions about the universe found in the Puranas. In particular, the relatively small distance between the earth and the higher heavenly planets in the universe.

ISKCON Sannyasis, Gurus, GBCs, and BBT Leaders Meet in India

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:56am

Nearly eighty top ISKCON leaders from around the world met at the society’s global headquarters in West Bengal for three full days, March 4-6, to discuss opportunities and challenges in expanding the ISKCON movement. 

Jaladuta Launching 60 Years Ago

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:09am

It is 60 years ago, on 10th of March 1959, that the MS Jaladuta was launched at its shipbuilding yard in Lubeck Germany. It is this vessel that brought A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada from Calcutta, via Boston, to New York on a journey that started on August 13th 1965, in what did become an astonishing journey and the start of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Narendra Modi Unveils World's Largest Bhagavad Gita - With English Subtitles

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 7:49pm

A video by Hare Krishna TV.

New School Textbook Teaches Success in Life Through Bhagavad-gita

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 2:06pm

A new textbook for schools in the Telegu language, entitled “Bhagavad-gita for Complete Success in Life,” has been written by an ISKCON devotee and published by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), the organization that manages the famous Venkateswara temple. 

Ox Training Seminar in New Vraja Dhama, Hungary

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:55pm

While recognizing cow protection as an important branch of our Krishna Conscious society, training and working with the oxen remains to many an ideal yet to be achieved. The upcoming Ox Training Seminar to be held in New Vraja Dhama, Hungary between April 17thand 24th, will shed more light on this important, yet less practiced side of cow protection. 

Jayadev’s Mantra Crew Introduces Ganesh to the Dance Music World

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:32pm

John Richardson (Jayadev Das) is the 72-year-old founder and drummer of the ’70s pop group The Rubettes. The band had several top ten hits including the No. 1 chart-topper “Sugar Baby Love.” “Ganesh” came about after Jayadev asked his soon to be 13- year-old granddaughter Shyama what gift she would like for her birthday.  She replied that she would like him to write her a song and record her singing it.

ISKCON Educators Meet in Mayapur for a Symposium

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:28pm

The ministry presented their new web platform, which was created with the intention to connect all the educators working in ISKCON and make the information about the different courses taught available to a wider audience.

Deity Worship Ministry Steps Up Training With Nine-Day North American Course

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:04pm

Between fifteen and thirty devotees are expected to take the course, which will run from May 29th to June 6th this year. Participants will hail from the US, Canada and Mexico and will comprise of current and aspiring ISKCON temple pujaris who have at least first initiation and are recommended by their temple authorities.

“May Mother Ganges Bless You Today”

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:33am

Going anywhere outside the Guru Karishni Camp was a challenge because there was a veritable flood of humanity outside its confines: an estimated 64 million people were descending upon the Mela to bathe on February 4th, the most auspicious bathing day.

The Older Brother - Kartik Parikrama with Indradyumna Swami

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:10am

During their 2018 Kartik Parikrama Indradyumna Swami and his group visited the village of Dauji, named after the presiding deity of the town, Dauji. Dauji means "the older brother" and is a name for Lord Balaram, Lord Krsna's older brother.

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