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ISCOWP's Safe, Happy Ox - 2 Years Later

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:12am

Dhruva Laddhu and his friend Kalyan Tamal were a few months old living in little hutches separate from their mothers and each other, fed by a mechanical milk drip before they were brought to ISCOWP from the dairy. Now 2 ½ years later, Dhruva and Kalyan are enjoying life as protected oxen at the ISCOWP sanctuary in Florida. Dhruva has a loving relationship with Balaji (9), who was a member of the ISCOWP staff who went to the dairy to bring him home. He enjoys Balaji's attention, especially when he shoos away the flies on his back. Dhruva reciprocates with some wet facial licks. Among the young cows and oxen, Dhruva is the most enthusiastic about treats. He absolutely cannot get enough of them. After changing pastures, he runs and kicks his heels up in joy. Dhruva is enjoying his youth far from the slaughterhouse.

Indian High Court Declares Animals Legal Persons Entitled to Justice

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:06am

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana has ordered that animals are now to be considered legal persons in the Indian state of Haryana. This means that animals in the state may no longer be treated as “objects” or “property” and are “entitled to justice.”

New Book Brings Cow Care Into Serious Discussion in Academia and Beyond

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 1:11pm

Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics, a new book by ISKCON guru and scholar Krishna Kshetra Swami, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2020.  The work is set to make caring for cows, in the spirit of devotion, a serious topic of discussion in academia worldwide. 

Australia’s Gold Coast: A Goldmine of Hare Krishna Restaurants

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 5:38pm

“There are many vegan and vegetarian places on the Gold Coast – but the most successful ones are the Hare Krishnas,” says Nitai Chandra.

The Inner Child

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 5:07pm

I’m getting old. I admit it – the hair is disappearing, the back is failing and the glasses are coming. Materially speaking, it’s a downhill story. Spiritually, however, the passing of time should deliver a range of invaluable gifts.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabard & Jenifer Rajkumar Director of immigration at New York ISKCON Rath Yatra

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 4:56pm

Congresswomen Tulsi Gabard & Ms.Jenifer Rajkumar, representative Governor New York state & Director Immigration New York attends ISKCON at New York Rath Yatra 2019. 8th June.

Major British Newspaper Features Women Guru Controversy

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 4:49pm

"Opinions are evenly split between the east and west, with disciples in India representing the conservative arm of ISKCON and those in the western temples having a liberal bent."

Sadhu Sanga Retreat 2019

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 4:25pm

The 8th annual Sadhu Sanga Retreat in Boone, North Carolina, USA attracted over 2,000 devotees from all over America and beyond. The main focus was, as always, kirtan. With some of ISKCON’s best chanters it was a most relishable experience. The lectures, kirtans and prasadam were all of the highest standard and the famous Blue Ridge Mountains provided the perfect backdrop. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

ISKCON Australia’s First Community Services Conference

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 4:14pm

Presenters at the conference were devotees who are developing Vaishnava community welfare services including mentoring, counseling, mental health support, youth support, widows support, palliative care and caring for the sick, women’s support, social justice and more. The conference was attended by just under 100 devotees.

Multi Award-Winning Govinda’s London Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 3:48pm

As ISKCON UK anniversaries come thick and fast, Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant in London is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, snapping up a steady flow of awards and celebrity endorsements and changing more than a few lives along the way.

New Vrindaban Positions Itself As Summer Destination for Devotees Worldwide

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:58pm

“We’d like devotees in all the city temples in North America and beyond to consider New Vrindaban their country home, a place where they can recuperate and regenerate physically and spiritually,” says ISKCON New Vrindaban communications director Anuradha Dasi.

Paramahamster: Om Agreement

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:39am

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!

Lil’ Krishna Kidz Annual Festival, San Francisco Bay Area

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:45am

Lil’ Krishna Kidz is a spiritual enrichment program that offers Krishna Conscious teaching and activities to kids in a fun-filled atmosphere.

Life Of A Devotee - Karuna Sindhu Das

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 5:23am

"People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around.”

Ukraine - 10,000 Devotees and Counting

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 5:13am

Dnipro is one of the main cities in Ukraine. Indradyumna Swami and his group arrived just in time for the local temple's celebration of Nrsimha Caturdasi and next day's Ratha Yatra. A thousand devotees attended both programs.There are over 10,000 devotees in Ukraine. It is a paradise for those sharing Krsna consciousness.

Paramahamster: Proposal - Part2

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 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!

ISKCON European Communications Conference - Day 2

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:09pm

Day Two of the European Communications Conference began with a very relevant and hard-hitting talk by Willy Fautre of Human Rights Without Frontiers. Next was an enlivening discussion where ISKCON leaders from across Europe and the US shared their experiences of using advocacy, engaging with politicians and examples of when this has been successful.

Sailing Temple Makes Epic Voyage From Mississippi to Mayapur

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 8:26am

A lifetime dream is finally being fulfilled as Prabhupada disciple Mahendranath Das captains his Sailing Temple, “The Jai Nimai Nitai,” 16,000 nautical miles from Mississippi, USA to Mayapur, India. 

Food For Life London Plans “Walk Against Hunger” for 25th Anniversary

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 8:03am

Food For Life London, which has been feeding hot vegetarian meals to the homeless since 1994, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with its first ever “Walk Against Hunger.”

European Communications Conference Day 1 Focuses on ISKCON and the Environment

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 7:44am

Around sixty devotees from across Europe and the US have gathered in New Vrajamandala in Spain, to participate in the European Communications Conference running from 27th - 30th May.