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Pauranic Caritavali: Tales of the Legendary Heroes - A New Book

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:52pm

Touchstone Media’s ‘Pauranic Caritavali’ celebrates the glories of the true legendary heroes from the Puranas.

A First-of-it's-kind Krishna Homeschool Convention

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:51pm

The unique feature of this convention will be multiple panelists and presenters with experience in homeschooling.

“Each One Carry One” Recreates Magic of ISKCON’s Early Days

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:16pm

“The principle of Prabhupada’s time was that everybody had the hope – even the expectation – that every moment could be magical in Krishna’s service."

ISKCON Mayapur Feeds 40,000 at Shantipur

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 8:28am

The Shantipur festival was first celebrated in the 15thcentury by the great saint Sri Advaita Acharya. The festival took place at his home in Shantipur on the occasion of the disappearance day of his spiritual master, Madhavendra Puri.

Germany’s Unique Kirtan Simha Festival Centers Around Lord Narasimhadeva

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 8:10am

Today there is a proliferation of different kirtan festivals all over the ISKCON world. But Germany’s Kirtan Simha is unique: a mystical experience centered around the Lord’s half-man, half-lion avatar Narasimhadeva.

Does God Like Humor? - by Yadunath Das

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 7:48am

Joe DeGise II (Yadunath Das) is a stand up comedian and director at New York City's longest running improvisation theater, Chicago City Limits, on 53rd and Broadway. He also manages a Lower East Side Hindu monastery (ISKCON's Bhakti Center) and entertains the community connected to it. He talks about how he found God and inner peace through the transforming power of humor. A short film by Krishna Lila Dasi (Krisztina Danka, Ph.D., from Karuna Productions.)

Heart Attack

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 7:25am

People have heart attacks in Vrindavana – not just physical, but spiritual ones too. Holy places ooze with a divine influence that overthrows material consciousness and inexplicably ushers one towards transcendence.

The BBT’s New Krsna Book App: Available on Apple’s App Store/iTunes Store

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 7:09am

The text is fully – and quickly! – searchable in each language. Easy-to-read with many customizable features, including the ability to bookmark, highlight, and make notes.

Bhakti Center Launches New Kirtan School

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 8:13am

“Kirtan is very popular in the culture right now and is continuing to grow, but a lot of people aren’t clear on the history,” Doyal Gauranga says. “We also want to let people know that there are a lot of different ways to do kirtan, and explain to them how we specifically do kirtan as Gaudiya Vaishnavas, why we do it in that way, and what mantras and bhajans we chant.”

ISKCON of D.C. Receives Security Grant to Help Protect Temple

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:57am

The ISKCON of D.C. temple in Potomac, Maryland will be one of twelve faith-based organizations to receive grant funding from the Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grants program.

Bhaktivedanta Library South American Seminar: An Unforgettable Spiritual Adventure

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 2:22pm

In February 2019, a Bhaktivedanta Library Seminary was held with a great success in the farm of Nava Gundica dham, Mendoza, Argentina, with the idea of focusing on the service to the scriptures "sastra seva", promoting the vision of bhakti by studying and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books.

“The Queen’s Secret” Moves Audience to Tears and Laughter in Mayapur

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:42pm

Queen Kunti and Prince Karna are the central characters of the drama, which portrays how Queen Kunti gave birth to Karna in her youth and then was forced to send him away and hide his existence. Their paths reunited many years later in the midst of the conflict between Kunti’s other sons, the Pandavas, and their cousins the Kauravas. 

The Night Train to Nowhere (A Gurukula Film)

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:32pm

A gurukula boy convinces his best friend to run away from school with him to meet his estranged father in the jungles of North India. But the adventure turns out to be much more than they bargained for when their train ride comes to an unexpected end and Sikkimese separatists enter the mix. This movie was written, filmed, directed, and starred in by the students and staff of Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur.

How to Grow Small

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 7:29pm

Spiritual life is an invitation to opposites. It’s the acceptance of both matter and spirit, it’s the notion that less is more, it’s the experience of being in control and not.

Jiva Jago - by Mayuri

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 7:21pm

11 year-old Mayuri's rendition of Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Arunodaya Kirtan "Jiva Jago" in a new melody she composed as an offering for Gaura-Purnima.

Paramahamster: Ramachandra Puri

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 7:16pm

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!

Roots of Kirtan Festival Introduces Newcomers to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 8:09pm

On Saturday March 16th, just a few days before Gaura Purnima (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Appearance Day), around 250 people visited Manhattan’s Bhakti Center for the Roots of Kirtan festival – described as “dynamic, creative and overflowing with devotion.”