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Paramahamster - Kids at Workplace

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:13am

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!

By Her Grace: A Visit to Vrinda Kunda

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:24pm

Vrinda Kund is the eternal abode of Vrindadevi, Krsna’s Lila potency. Early every morning she, Purnamasi and Nandimukhi meet at this kund to arrange Radha and Krsna’s pastimes. By Her grace, we were fortunate to spend the day there with our parikrama party to hear and chant her glories and beg for her divine mercy.  A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

Celebrating the King of Mountains

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:13pm

Govardhana Puja is the auspicious festival that was originally performed by Sri Krishna Himself about five-thousand years ago. This festival took place the year following Damodara’s chastisement by His mother, Yasoda Devi, and has been lavishly observed and celebrated worldwide ever since.

Tulsi Gabbard's Diwali Greeting 2017

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:23am

US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's 2017 Diwali greeting.

Second Annual London Mellows Weekend a Resounding Success

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:17am

A line-up of accomplished devotional practitioners led an ongoing sequence of kirtan sessions, offering a wholly absorbing and resonant spiritual adventure to all those who were fortunate enough to take part in this well-received event.

Shared Statement of the GBC Body & Hridayananda Das Goswami

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:55am

On October 15th and 16th, Hridayananda das Goswami and Brahma Tirtha Das met with the GBC body and a special subcommittee to discuss some mutual philosophical concerns and Krishna West. While those discussions are a work in progress and will continue up to and during the 2018 GBC Annual General Meeting, the meeting in Ujjain was conducted in a very polite, cordial, and Vaisnava way and a statement was unanimously agreed by all.

ISKCON Congratulates the Baha'i Community

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:29am

On October 16th, ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Dasa congratulated members of the Baha’i Faith on the special occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.

Beloved Kirtaniya Agnideva Das in Serious Condition in Australian Hospital

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:12pm

Beloved kirtaniya and Prabhupada disciple Agnideva Das is in a stable but serious condition in an Australian hospital, with a lung infection and low oxygen levels.

Paramahamster - Las Vegas Temple

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:00am

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!

Devotees on Festival of Fiji Tour Find Local Hospitality “Mind-blowing”

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:16pm

Kalasamvara Das, temple president of ISKCON Auckland, has always been one of those devotees who is having so much fun in Krishna consciousness that it’s infectious. But even by his standards, he’s positively buzzing when we chat to him at the airport on his way back from the Festival of Fiji.

Spiritual Strength and Rejuvenation Festival Held in New Dwaraka

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:43pm

Various news media trucks and vans follow the parade and this year KTLA/CBS TV took a televised interview with Svavasa Das, temple president, at the finish of the procession. They asked him to describe the meaning and purpose of the Ratha-yatra parade for an broadcast throughout the western U.S. on the evening news.

The ToVP Team Tours Europe

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:18pm

A special TOVP (Temple of the Vedic Planetarium) World Tour is now being organized, carrying with it Lord Nityananda's shoes and Lord Nrsimhadeva's sitari (helmet) from the Mayapur Chandodaya Mandir, accompanied by Jananivas Das, Ambarisa Das, Svaha Dasi and Vraja Vilas Das to nine European countries.

The Mayapuris: Nityananda

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:59pm

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Visits ISKCON Ujjain

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:48pm

On October 6th, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, visited ISKCON Ujjain, and met with ISKCON leaders taking part in the GBC's mid-term meetings.  

Bahulastami

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:38am

Sri Radha Kunda manifested on the eighth day of the waning phase of the moon in the month of Kartik. This day is observed by bathing in the holy waters at midnight, which is said to be the time Radha Kunda manifested. At this time, thousands of devotees gather at the banks of Radha Kunda in Vrndavan.

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra 2017

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:40am

Every year on the 4th Saturday in September, their Lordships Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra Devi grace the streets of Philadelphia (PA, USA) in a Parade of Chariots beginning from Love Park and ending at Eakin’s Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the Festival of India is then held. This year the festival was held on September 23th.

Youtube Star Inspired After Filming Sankirtan Devotee on Book Distribution

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:21am

Kevin Wu, a Youtube star with over 300 million views on his “KevJumba” channel, has been left feeling spiritually uplifted after following and filming sankirtan devotee Madhava Puri Das on book distribution. Wu met Madhava Puri while staying at the ISKCON Los Angeles ashram, looking for spiritual answers during a difficult period in his life.

Religious Freedom in Danger in Russia: A Cause for Concern in Europe

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:53am

A seminar, held on September 26th, 2017, in Italy’s House of Parliament, at the Sala del Refettorio, and organized in co-operation with MP Lacquaniti, has discussed the problems of religious freedom in Russia, a cause of serious concern in Europe.

Day Three of GBC Meetings: Education and Expansion

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:13am

Zonal Supervisors, an important leadership role created by the Governing Body Commission (GBC) to improve management in ISKCON around the world, was the first topic of today’s GBC meeting. Working directly under an individual GBC member, a Zonal Supervisor assists that GBC member by supervising a number of temples and projects within a particular geographical zone. 

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