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Festival of Joy to Share India’s Spiritual Culture with City of Dallas

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:35pm

Previously, Rathayatra in Dallas was a small scale affair, with ISKCON Dallas devotees pulling Lord Jagannath’s chariot through their local neighborhood. But last Spring saw them partner with the Dallas Arts District to put on “Festival of Joy,” a major cultural event for the entire Dallas area.

ISKCON Communications Devotee Meets Prime Minister of India at Prayagraj 2019 Kumbha Mela Global Participation

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:32am

Under the organization of Ministry of External Affairs Government of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Prayagraj  hosted at least one person from every country at the occasion of the sacred Kumbh festival.

Eco-Vrindaban Searching for President to Oversee Cow Protection and Gardening

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:22am

In his grand vision for New Vrindaban, Srila Prabhupada regularly described cow protection and local agriculture as the “main business” for its residents.

Four Devotees Accept Sannyasa on Gaura Purnima

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:41am

Sannyasa is the renounced order of life accepted by many followers of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself accepted sannyasa in order to further the spread of the sankirtana movement.

The Play - "A Mango Tree in the Courtyard"

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:49am

Play for New York's Bhakti Center festival "Roots of Kirtan". Written and directed by Gaura Vani. Based on the book, "Sri Caitanya's Life and Teachings: The Golden Avatar of Divine Love" by Satyaraj Das (Stephen J. Rosen). Featuring Yadunath, Jai Giridhari, Jahnavi Harrison, Jaya Jagannath, and Gaura Vani. Music by Tulasi & Namras Sutaria, Charlie "Govind" Burnam, Yamuna Bihari and Radha Krishna. A video by Gaura Vani Official.

Nilambari - Parama Koruna ft. Sundara (Official Video)

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:42am

Debut single from the upcoming album by Nilambari "Eternal Prayers". Parama Koruna (Śrī Gaura Nityānanda Daya) by Locana Das Thakur.

Cultural Appropriation

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:26am

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!

Happy Gaura Purnima!

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:39am

Live streaming from ISKCON Mayapur.

Ellen Meets Motivational Speaker Jay Shetty

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:58am

Life coach and vlogger Jay Shetty (Ghanashyam Das) sat down with Ellen to talk about his journey from being a monk to becoming one of the most popular motivational speakers in the world.

Pilgrimage to Kurukshetra

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:35pm

Kurukshetra has been a holy place since Satya Yuga. Thus, many transcendental pastimes have taken place there. Most important is that Lord Krsna spoke Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna at Kurukshetra during a great war there 5,000 years ago. A video of a pilgrimage lead by Indradyumna Swami.

Devotee Care Course Recommended for “Every Leader in ISKCON”

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:31pm

Twenty-six such leaders attended the most recent presentation of the GBC-recommended course, offered from March 5th to 8th in the Chaitanya Bhavan building in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.

Radhadesh Mellows 2019 - Gour Krishna Das

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:50am

Sivarama Swami: You Will Never See Nature Like This Again

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:47am

There is so much beauty in the world around us, we can learn so much from the world. Look at the all pervasive sky, it is everywhere. As the sky is everywhere, it is also in everything. Yet it remains unaffected. Like that our consciousness must be fixed in transcendence, unaffected by desires which may tempt the senses

Amravati Witnesses First ISKCON Vaishnavi Padayatra

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:55am

On March 10, International Women’s Day, the Amravati, Maharashtra, ISKCON Girls’ Forum (IGF) successfully completed the movement’s inaugural Vaishnavi one-day padayatra.

March 11th GBC Meeting Features Report on Bhaktivedanta Research Centre

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:37am

Throughout the year, ISKCON members are able to submit proposals to the GBC. These proposals go through a review process and are vetted and voted on by GBC Deputies and committees. The final proposals are then submitted to the GBC body for majority voting.

50 Years of Hare Krishna in the UK: Feature Article in the Latest Edition of Back to Godhead Magazine

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:28am

In 1944, on the auspicious appearance day of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Prabhupada started the English magazine, Back to Godhead. 

ISKCON Community’s Response to the Massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:10am

The horrific massacre that unfolded in Christchurch New Zealand on Friday 15th March, in which to date 50 human beings have lost their lives, is truly a very dark moment in history, not only for Muslims but for all who treasure the gift of life. 

Devotee Discusses Authentic Yoga at European Academy of Religion

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:41pm

Parabhakti Das, President of ISKCON’s Villa Vrindavana community near Florence, Italy, presented at a panel discussion on preserving authenticity in yoga during the European Academy of Religion’s annual conference this spring.

Devotees from 60+ Countries Chant Together in the Birthplace of Sankirtana

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:20am

Kirtan is now available for all. But it wasn’t always like this. Before the 15thcentury, the chanting of God’s own holy names was a sacred activity reserved for the highest of ecclesiastic society in the inner sanctums of temples.  

New York Times Style Magazine Features Devotees Chanting

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:01am

The New York Times Style Magazine’s first digital cover story, published on February 14th,  features Hare Krishna devotees from ISKCON’s Radha-Krishna Temple chanting on the streets of London.