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ISKCON Bangladesh Holds ‘Narottama Purnima’ Festival for the First Time in Kheturi Dham

ISKCON News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:45am

According to Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabu left behind his Krishna-prema through Padmavati, the river Padma flowing by the side of Prematali, an auspicious holy place for the Vaishnavas.

Cancer Treatment Campaign Launched for Long-Time Back to Godhead Designer

ISKCON News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:45am

Back to Godhead magazine has launched an urgent Gofundme campaign to raise funds for the cancer treatment of its longest-running servant, and is asking for support from the worldwide devotee community as time is running out.

Hundred People Start Regular Chanting After Week-long Discourse in Surat

ISKCON News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:41am

Almost 1,500 devotees thronged to hear the discourse based on the story of Prahalada Maharaja in the Srimad Bhagavatam, delivered by Chandra Govinda Das, an eminent exponent of Srimad Bhagavatam

GBC Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Banning of Congregants by Brooklyn Temple Board

ISKCON News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:40am

On January 19, 2018, an emergency hearing was held in New York Supreme Court for Kings County on an application for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) enjoining the Bharati Center Board led by Ramabhadra Das (the "Ramabhadra Board") “from interfering with any congregant’s attendance at worship, service and other religious functions in the ISKCON Bharati Center house of worship in Brooklyn, NY.” 

Inability to Stand Others’ Weaknesses Is Our Weakness

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:12pm

When we are good at something, we can easily spot others’ weaknesses in that area. For example, if we are good at language, our attention automatically zooms to others’ grammatical shortcomings.

Paramahamster - Mindfulness

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:39am

Krishna Village Tour - Australia

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:37am

Byron Bay is hippie central, through and through, which is why it's no surprise that the Krishna Village Eco-Yoga Community is based nearby in the peaceful town of Eungella. A video by The Caviar Spoon

Clean Dham, Clean Your Heart: ISKCON Mayapur's Waste Management Drive

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:13am

A team of community members and devotees has been formed to create awareness about the campaign and importance of the clean environment.

1,000 Young People from Surat Attend Lectures by Radheshyam Das

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:09am

Radheshyam Das, who is one of ISKCON’s pioneering youth outreach leaders, spoke on subjects such as: building bonds of trust, awakening leadership abilities, and true freedom.

ISKCON North American Leadership Conference, 2018

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:24am

The 2018 ISKCON North American Leadership Conference was held last week at Camp Geneva outside of Orlando Florida with 27 temple presidents from the US and Canada attending. 

Bhaktivedanta Manor School On the Lookout for New Head Teacher

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:22am

For the past thirty-five years, the Bhaktivedanta Manor School in England has given children a loving Krishna conscious education, earning its moniker “The Small School With a Big Heart.” A year ago, the school moved into its own dedicated building. And now, with committed longtime head teacher Guru Charana Padma Dasi set to retire, it’s looking for a new principal to oversee its exciting next phase.

TOVP Chakra Installation Ceremony Announcement

ISKCON News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:29am

On February 7th, ISKCON leaders and devotees worldwide will be converging at the holy place of Sridhama Mayapur for the historic occasion of the installation of the final two Chakras onto the domes of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.

Jackfruit "Chicken" Tacos (Vegetarian)

ISKCON News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 9:38am

Jackfruit can be cooked in such a way that it looks and tastes like chicken. But, it is completely vegetarian. Very easy to prepare. A video by The Vedic Way.

Invitation to Navadvip Mandala Parikrama 2018

ISKCON News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 9:28am

From 17 to 25th February, 2018 in Sri Mayapur Dham, India. This year is the celebration of the fact that it was 100 years ago that Srila Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakur started Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama. For more information and to register please visit: www.navadvipaparikrama.com.

Paramahamster - Greetings

ISKCON News - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:25am

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 Helps to Protect Catholic Advertisements

ISKCON News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:23am

After being told it could not buy advertisement space for its annual “Find the perfect gift” Christmas campaign last year, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for banning religious speech.

Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library Offers Free Spiritual Resources for Newcomers, Families and Preachers

ISKCON News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:55am

The newly-launched Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library, offers audiobooks of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada’s works for free, to stream or download onto your laptop, smartphone or other electronic device. It also offers helpful introductory video guides on various elements of the process of Krishna consciousness.

Spring: The King of Seasons

ISKCON News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:33am

In the Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir, Sri Sri Radha Madhava are offered a new dress designed by the community devotees and decorated with many flowers. Everything, from the cloth to the jewellery to the decorations and even the complexion of Srimati Radharani and the gopis, is yellow.