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Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge: A Center Built on Books

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:22am

An ISKCON center full of new, young American devotees, completely self-sustained through book distribution, in 2018? To some, this may sound like a pipe dream. But Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge is proving that Srila Prabhupada’s model for ISKCON’s family business still works today – and it works very, very well.

Paramahamster: Ayurvedic Doctor - Part 2

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:02am

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!

From Possessions that Dispossess to the Possession that Delivers

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:01pm

The Bhagavad-gita (16.13-15) outlines how the possessive mentality can make people ungodly, even demonic.

Historic First GBC College for Leadership Development in Latin America

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:53pm

From March 24 to April 6, 2018, GBC College For Leadership Development was held for the first time in Latin America at the Jaladuta Institute (Campina Grande, Brazil), delivered in the Spanish language.

2018 International Vaisnavi Retreat: The Art of Deity Worship

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:38pm

The yearly International Vaisnavi Retreat was established in 2011 to give the ladies of ISKCON special educational opportunities and to strengthen networking connections between junior and senior vaisnavis.

The Bhaktivedanta National School in Mayapur

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:12pm

Children from any cultural background or religion may join the school, and Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and ISKCON children learn and grow in harmony, having equal respect for each others’ religion and background.  

Gita Nagari Lifestyle Project Invites Devotees To Experience Village Life

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:42pm

Founded by Srila Prabhupada in 1974, Gita Nagari is an optimal setting to practice his vision of simple living, high thinking. It has 350 lush green acres, a vegetable garden, 80 protected cows, and its own dairy, all centered around the temple of Sri-Sri Radha Damodar.

Mayapur Tribal Convention Brings Together Tribes From Five Indian States

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:30pm

The ISKCON Tribal Care Initiative’s 2018 convention ran from March 30thto April 1stin Mayapur, West Bengal this spring. It drew 2,000 tribespeople from thirteen tribes in five Indian states – each with their own culture, language and dressing style.

ISKCON Representatives Promote Religious Freedom and Dialogue in South Asia

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:54am

Around fifty spiritual leaders, lawyers, civil society leaders, government officials and scholars attended the meeting.

Why You're Not God - by Sivarama Swami

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:54am

Guru Das: Memories of a Western Sadhu ~ Part 3

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:38am

A video by Barnaby Booth.

Kids' Cooking Club with Anjali: Super Awesome and Easy Popcorn

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:48am

7-year-old Anjali Monet from the UK has started her very own YouTube channel aiming to help kids to learn how to cook. 

We May Have to Leave at Any Moment

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 9:17am

In this world too we are a traveler, we cannot live here permanently although we may wish.

Hare Krishna! Film to Premiere in London

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 9:16am

The UK premiere of the film is taking place at Odeon Covent Garden, Londonin the evening of Monday 23rd April 2018.

Radhadesh Kulimela to Focus on Service and Honoring Prabhupada

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 1:45pm

As ISKCON’s second and third generations progress in their lives and Krishna consciousness, their signature festival, Kulimela, is also growing and developing in new ways with every event.

Kulimela 2008 - Radhadesh - Film

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 1:44pm

Film documenting the 2008 KuliMela festival held in Radhadesh.

Praising by Criticizing – The Paradoxical Ways of Expressing Love

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:08am

Mysterious are the ways of divine love. 

Forgiveness from the Heart

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:01am

The Hindu text, Bhagavad-gita, recommends that we shouldn’t just accept the mind’s deliberations on important matters. The mind can be a great friend, it says, but only when it is kept under the control of our higher self.

Srila Prabhupada’s Son Vrindavan Chandra De Passes Away In Company of Devotees

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:45am

Vrindavan Chandra had been the only family member present when Srila Prabhupada boarded the Jaladuta to leave for the U.S. on August 13th, 1965. He related the experience when he attended the 50thanniversary celebration of Prabhupada’s historical journey at Netaji Stadium in 2015.