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800 Kg Bhagavad-gita Set to be Largest Sacred Text in the World

ISKCON News - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 6:54am

The giant book is funded by ISKCON Italy through donations and designed by the Mediterranean branch of the BBT, which claims it will be the largest sacred text in the world. 

ISKCON Keeps a Finger on the Pulse of Religious Studies at AAR Meeting

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:13am

ISKCON Communications Director Anuttama Das attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) in Denver, Colorado from November 17thto 20th, as a representative of the Hare Krishna Movement. Representatives of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust also participated with a booth at the event, which promotes the study of religion from an academic perspective.

ISKCON-London Puts on a Spectacular Production in Celebration of their 49th Anniversary

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:01am

The devotees of ISKCON-London are known for their special yearly anniversary event festivities and this year was no exception with what can only be described as a spiritually uplifting theatre production that left the audience at the edge of their seats - entertained throughout.

Paramahamster: Auspicious Cat

ISKCON News - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 1:36pm

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!

Navadvip Parikrama: Lord Caitanya Takes Sannyasa

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 6:01pm

A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

Dashavtar Illustrated Story - Matsya Avatar: The Fish Incarnation

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 5:41pm

A video by ISKCON Desire Tree.

Harinama Party Bus Hits Buenos Aires

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 5:30pm

The harinama party bus is the brainchild of husband and wife Prema Rupa Madhava Das and Prema Rupini Madhavi Dasi, who were born in the same year, share the same zodiac sign and were called Paul and Paula before becoming devotees. The two are also soulmates when it comes to service.

Nimai Pandit Das, Pioneer of the Italian Yatra, Passes Away

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 4:58pm

Although he had serious health problems since many years, he was never complaining or even talking about his struggle with the diseases, nor he gave up.

How To Deal With Setbacks

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:48am

When something upsets us, we can remind ourselves: “Yes, this is the material world, and this is bound to happen. When a stone drops into water, it will get wet. When a soul drops into the material world, it will experience miseries."

Harrisburg Center Becomes Official ISKCON Temple

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 9:17am

The temple is in a quiet residential neighborhood on Central Pennsylvania’s East Shore, can occupy 300 to 400 people. The Harrisburg congregation currently comprises of 25 to 30 families, or approximately fifty to sixty people, so there’s plenty of room to grow.

Pilgrimage to Udupi 2019

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 7:05am

Udupi is considered to be “Mathura of the South,“ where the Supreme Lord Krishna performed many childhood pastimes for the pleasure of his mother Devaki.

While Battling Chronic Illness, Devotee Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 6:27am

Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, this annual competition receives thousands of entries from writers around the world. Janavi Held is one of 25 writers whose poems were chosen for worldwide publication in the annual Hammond House poetry anthology.

Be A Giver - Prabhupada Marathon 2018

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 6:12am

Be A Giver is a celebration of giving. An International campaign being organized by the BBT Marketing, Communication and Innovation Department for Srila Prabhupada Marathon 2018. Register as official “Givers” at www.prabhupadamarathon.com Share your stories, pictures, videos using using #BeaGiver and #PM18

Yoga Teacher Training Bhaktivedanta College Belgium

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 6:01am

Yoga is much more than purely postural exercise. To sufficiently grasp the theoretical part – yoga philosophy, Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh fortified their 200h TTC with the 5-week online Introduction to Yoga philosophy module. Studying the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita brings students in touch with sacred knowledge of the sages and unlocks a deeper inner wisdom.

Paramahamster: Thanskgiving

ISKCON News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 7:23am

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!

Be A Giver Campaign Unites The World For Book Distribution Marathon

ISKCON News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 8:34am

After the major success of the recent Bhadra Campaign, in which devotees all over the world distributed thousands of full Srimad-Bhagavatam sets, the BBT Marketing, Communications and Innovations team is launching a new global campaign for this winter’s Prabhupada Marathon – “Be A Giver.”

On Disability

ISKCON News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 8:31am

Hinduism contains probably the most lucid exposition of the distinction between body, mind and soul; and it also asserts that each of us should have the opportunity to enjoy good health, the full span of life and the use of all our physical and mental faculties. These philosophical issues are often assumed to be opposing and, indeed, some individuals may be extreme in their personal outlook.

God Is The Supreme Controller, But Not The Sole Controller

ISKCON News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 7:37am

Some people say, “Everything that happens is God’s will.” They may think that such a statement conveys their unquestioning faith, but does it really? Or does it raise disturbing questions that detract from God’s goodness?