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East Village

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:18pm

According to many, what makes New York City exciting is the web of microcosms that are so different, still blending harmoniously together. Don't be surprised to find an Eastern monastery in the midst of a tattoo parlor, a funeral home and a gay bar. An observational short film by Kristina Danka and Violet Benny, produced at the New York Film Academy.

The Reality of the Spiritual World

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:43am

The spiritual world exists not just at a different location but at a different level of reality.

A Week of Bliss: Sri Dham Mayapur Celebrates World Holy Name Week

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:24am

World Holy Name Day was established by the GBC in honor of Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial celebrations in 1996, to honor the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the West.  World Holy Name Day has since expanded into World Holy Name Week, which every year inspires devotees to please Srila Prabhupada and to purify themselves and the world through the chanting of the holy names throughout the days.

A Big Zero: Research Uncovers the Date of the Bakhshali Manuscript

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:16am

The Bakhshali manuscript is an ancient Indian mathematical manuscript written on more than 70 leaves of birch bark, found in 1881. It is notable for having a dot representing zero in it. A video by the University of Oxford.

Indradyumna Swami’s ‘Discover India’ U.S. Tour Kicks Off With Resounding Success

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:13pm

Coming to the U.S. for the first time, Indradyumna Swami’s ‘Discover India’ tour began with a resounding success, performing to a receptive audience of over 500 people at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in New York on September 10th. The epic show of dance, theater, martial arts and live music has been touring Poland for 28 years under the name Festival of India, putting on forty events every summer and drawing audiences of three to five thousand people each night.

800 Devotees Immerse in Krishna at Lithuanian Summer Getaway

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:41pm

800 devotees from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia got to immerse themselves in Krishna consciousness in one of the most gorgeous natural settings in the world this August. They were attending the 17th annual Vaishnava Summer Festival in Lithuania, which ran from August 4th to 11th.

Paramahamster - Vedic Planetarium

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:24pm

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's Tribal Care Initiative in Assam

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:03pm

A documentary by Vasudeva Das.

Florida Devotees Escape Hurricane Irma With Minimal Damage

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:09pm

In Alachua, North Central Florida, devotees of New Raman Reti – the largest ISKCON community in the Western World – braced themselves for a Category 1 or 2 hurricane, rarely seen so far inland.

New USC ‘Music Meditation Club” A Huge Draw for Western Students

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:28pm

Like many ISKCON programs today, the University of Southern California’s Bhakti Club drew mainly people with an Indian background who were already familiar with the tennets of Krishna consciousness. But a new rebranding and a broader vision based on building relationships has seen a flood of Western students who can’t get enough.

Hare Krishna! to Show in Over 80 Regal Cinemas Across U.S.

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:19pm

Regal Cinemas will show the documentary film Hare Krishna!, about the life and teachings of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, as a one-off event screening in over eighty cities across the United States. The screening will be held at 7pm in all time zones on Sept 21st, the International Day of Peace. It’s apt timing, considering Srila Prabhupada’s message: “When we understand that we are not these bodies but are spirit souls, then there will be peace.”

Bhaktivinoda Thakura - The Seventh Goswami

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:16am

Although Bhaktivinoda Thakura is especially recognised for re-discovering the birth place of Lord Caitanya, he in fact re-discovered and re-established Lord Caitanya’s movement. 

Majestic Loneliness Is Still Loneliness

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:16am

People often want to rise to the top in their fields and delight in being high above everyone else. Even if they attain a lofty position like that of a king on a throne, that majesty often makes them lonely.

ISKCON Hosts Interfaith Day of Prayer for Harvey Victims

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:42pm

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding and devastation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed Sunday, Sept 3rd as a Day of Prayer in Texas—which happened to coincide with the birth anniversary of Bhaktivinoda Thakur, a 19th century Vaishnava Hindu saint and theologian who envisioned people from all nations coming together harmoniously through the blissful chanting of the holy names of God.

Paramahamster - Yoga

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:14pm

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!

Saci Suta Das - Saranagati Kirtan 2017

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:54am

Lead - Saci Suta Das; Mridanga - Kavi Chandra; Singers - Kalindi Fournier, Kavi Chandra, Nimai Browning; Producer - Krishna Sanchez. A video by ShaktiFilms.

Sadbhuja Das Talks About the Different Types of Metals Used in TOVP

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:54am

Sadbhuja Das answers important questions about the metals being used for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, Mayapur, India, such as gold, titanium nitrate, stainless steel, bronze, etc.

Celebrating 20 Years of Bhakti Vriksha

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:53am

Testimonials of world-wide Bhakti-vriksha (ISKCON congregation) leaders. A docuemnatry by BhakTV, derected by Vasuedav Das.

Moscow Ratha Yatra

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:22pm

Ratha Yatra on August 12th in Moscow's Sokolniki park as part of the celebrations of 70 years of Indian-Russian relations. Thousands of people were in attendance.