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TOVP Announces A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chakra Abhisheka Seva Opportunity

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:04am

The TOVP fundraising team is offering devotees the unique seva to personally bathe the chakras that will be mounted on these two domes! 1008 sponsorships will be available for each chakra.

Why I Became a Vegan

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:22am

Was I drinking milk meant for a calf? Would Krishna accept my offering of milk when the cows were raped, killed and slaughtered? Did he, being God need such dairy? If a calf had to be killed so that I may have milk, would I kill it myself? I felt like I was in the ring with Mohammad Ali, knocked out in the first round.

Paramahamster - Hurricane

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:42am

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!

Mexico City Devotees Feeding 2,500 Earthquake Victims A Day

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:55am

As natural disaster after natural disaster continues to pummel the Americas, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca on September 9th. This was followed quickly by a 7.1 quake on September 19th in Mexico City.

Puerto Rico Temple “Almost Completely Destroyed” In Hurricane Maria

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:42pm

Devotees in Puerto Rico are safe after Hurricane Maria. However, the the U.S. territory’s only temple, in mountainous Gurabo, has been “almost completely destroyed.”

Reconnection - Multi-Award-Winning Film About Vrindavan Premieres Online

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:28pm

Reconnection, a multi-award winning film by ISKCON filmmakers Maxim Varfolomeev (Shyam Gopal Das) and Olga Avramenko (Vijay Radhika Dasi) has premiered online on Tuesday, September 26th. Reconnection is a coming of age story of a Western young man, Sean, who ends up in the sacred town of Vrindavan and goes through a transformative experience.

Reconnection

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:47am

A coming of age story of a Westerner to the sacred town of Vrindavan. An multi-award-winning film by ISKCON filmmakers Maxim Varfolomeev and Olga Avramenko. For more information visit the film's website: https://five.pictures/reconnection/

Screen 'The Joy of Devotion' Film In Your Community

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:53am

The documentary celebrating Prabhupada's impact and capturing ISKCON worldwide today has been screened in 30 countries already. Visit the film's website for more information and for ordering a copy for your community: https://www.joyofdevotionfilm.com/hold-a-screening

World Holy Name Week in Mayapur 2017

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 8:45am

The Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir ISKCON celebrating the world holy name week, with devotees chanting and dancing through the streets of Shri Mayapur Dham. A video by Mayapur Communications. 

Latin Recording Academy to Honor Havi Das With Lifetime Achievement Award

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:27pm

A multi-talented musician, Havi Das – a Srila Prabhupada disciple – is a  highly successful pop and traditional artist in his native Venezuela as well as throughout South America. He grew up listening to Venezuelan folk, Afro-Caribbean dance, British progressive rock, and American R&B, all of which influence his own music.

Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Starts in 30 Days

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:54am

Kartik Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama offers devotees the opportunity to visit the nine islands of Navadvipa (West Bengal, India) in the association of sincere devotees and to hear the glories of the Lord in His pastime places from many senior Vaishnavas. 

The History of the Persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:41am

Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group.

Let Failures Not Frighten Us

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:12am

ISKCON Copenhagen City Garden Yields Fresh Produce Year Round

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 9:06am

Temple president Lalitanatha Das, who does most of the work in the garden himself by hand, grew up on a farm; later, he and his wife grew all their own fruits and veg for a decade while living in the countryside. Now serving in the city, he pays under $300 a year – less than 1 euro a day -- to rent a government-allotted plot of land five minutes’ walk from the temple.

Ukraine’s Bhakti Sangam Festival Draws an Astonishing 8,000 Devotees

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:52am

A large percentage of the crowd hailed from Ukraine itself, were there are over 10,000 devotees. Others came from all over the world to see for themselves a phenomenon that has to be experienced to be believed. Organized by ISKCON Ukraine regional secretary Achyuta-priya Das and guru Niranjana Swami, the annual event began in 1996 with an attendance of only 400 and an entrance charge to cover costs.

Russian Hare Krishna Music Video

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:17pm

With hilarious animation.

Four Days with the Walking Monk

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:54pm

“Hey do you guys want a ride?”  So asked a friendly driver as he pulled to the side of the road along the rolling hills 50 miles east of San Francisco. He’d spotted the Walking Monk in his saffron robes strolling down the pavement towards him. He was curious and inclined to help. 

Paramahamster - Restaurant Lunch

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:34pm

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!

Hey Radhe, Hey Govinda - KIRTANIYAS - Oregon Eclipse 2017

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:24am

KIRTANIYAS Chant experience at Oregon Eclipse 2017. Vijay Krsna - Lead vocals; Rasika Dasi - Vocals, Caratals Sarasvati Dasi - Violin; Jamuna Sheth - Vocals; Nakula Das - Mrdanga; Malini Taneja - Dance; Produced by Shakti Films; Camera - Krishna Sanchez, Srivas Perla; Editing - Krishna Sanchez.

Dialogue With The Devil—ISKCON and The Anti-Cultists

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:42pm

Cultic symptoms include isolation of members, lack of accountability of leaders, denial of appropriate care for members, unquestioned submission to leaders, excessive demands upon followers, and physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse by leaders. Not particularly inspiring topics. So why go to a conference discussing them?  

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