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TOVP Melbourne, Australia Fundraising Event

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 2:48pm

On November 11th the TOVP Tour Team brought Lord Nityananda’s Padukas and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Sitari to the original Capital City of Australia, Melbourne. Although Canberra is now the Capital, Melbourne is one of the largest cities in Australia and this showed by the incredible response of the devotees who pledged over $500,000 U.S. to the TOVP.

The BBT’s Training Program Is Transforming Book Distribution in Latin America

ISKCON News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 1:42pm

Since 2007, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust’s training center for new book distributors – Colegio Bhaktivedanta in Mexico – has been gradually strengthening book distribution culture in Latin America. Now, with visible results all over the continent and two new centers on the way, this innovative idea seems to be reaching its turning point.

Hindu-Catholic Dialogue Discusses Love of God and One’s Neighbor

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:41am

Around 125 people from both traditions attended the third annual Hindu-Catholic Dialogue, held at the Shiva Vishnu temple in suburban Washington D.C. on Saturday November 11th.Participants included Catholic bishops, priests and several dozen Catholic laypeople. From the Hindu community, there were leaders from local Hindu temples, along with a number of congregational members

A Voyage Down the Yamuna River

ISKCON News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:24am

A spiritually rewarding boat ride down the sacred Yamuna river to the sacred asrama of Durvasa Muni, during the auspicious month of Kartika. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

Mayapur Institute’s First Classroom “Kutir” is the Perfect Setting for Study

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 1:50pm

On October 15th the Mayapur Institute of ISKCON opened its first classroom kutir, or hut, which creates the perfect atmosphere for study of the Vedic scriptures. Built with natural, environmentally-friendly local materials like bamboo, bricks and thatch, the kutir makes students feel like they have stepped back in time to learn with the sages of the Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Seeing Ourselves Clearly Through Others’ Eyes

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 1:16pm

When we want to know how we look, we need a mirror. Similarly, when we want to understand ourselves better, we need an appropriate mirror. One such mirror is others who know us well.

Odana-sasthi – The First Day of Winter

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 1:05pm

Once, Srila Pundarika Vidyanidhi and Srila Svarupa Damodara came to Jagannatha Puri and saw the festival of odana-sasthi. On this day, the Lord is offered new cloth, and from that day forth, the Lord should be offered winter clothing.

Paramahamster - Not This Body

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:53pm

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!

Yoga Teacher Training Course at Bhaktivedanta College

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:21pm

The Yoga Teacher Training Course, held in the beautiful Ardennes in Belgium, offers a unique opportunity to train with world-renowned teacher Mahayogi Gokulacandra, one of the most advanced practitioners of asanas today. This 4 week course is taught in a serene villa setting surrounded by rolling countryside that offers an escape from the stress of daily life.


ISKCON Nashik, India, Holds Its First Gita Contest For Teachers

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:07pm

After successful organization of the Bhagavad Gita contest for school children in 2014-15, wherein more than 3,000 students participated, Shikshashtakam Das (Chief, ISKCON Nashik, Maharastra, India), immediately had a thought to do it for the teachers next time.

ISKCON Turin, Italy, Opens New Center

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:25am

On the 5th of November ISKCON Turin, Italy, celebrated the opening of a new Temple situated near the city’s downtown.

Havi Das Delivers Krishna Conscious Message at Latin Grammys

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:19am

Srila Prabhupada disciple and popular Venezuelan musician Havi Das (Ilan Chester) delivered a deep and powerful Krishna conscious message while receiving a Latin Grammy award recently. The speech and its message of substance, amidst more typical award acceptance fare, was well received by the audience.

TOVP Update Nov 2017

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:29am

A video by Prananath Das, music by Agnideva Das and Jahnavi Harrison.

The Story of Eight Rescued Calves

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:16am

This is the story of eight calves rescued by ISCOWP members. View them back in 2014 when they were first rescued and now in 2017 after living 3 years in a protected environment at ISCOWP Cow Sanctuary in Florida. A video by ISCOWP.

Hindu Forum Gains Support to Make Hinduism Official Religion in Belgium

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:28pm

A delegation from the Hindu Forum of Belgium (HFB), including two ISKCON devotees, met with the King and Queen of Belgium as well as many influential Indian politicians last week in Delhi, India. Their aim was to gain support to make Hinduism an officially-recognized religion in Belgium.

Alfred Ford MBA - Program Overview

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00pm

Welcome to the Alfred Ford School of Management Conscious Leadership MBA Program. Alfred Ford offers the rigor and academic excellence found among top MBA programs. aford.be/

Meet the Hare Krishna Monk Running One of the Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cardiff

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:55am

Monks live on the outskirts of civilisation in isolation - completely dissociated from modern society, and instead engaged with spirituality and tranquility.

Paramahamster - Dandavat Parikrama

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:42am

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!