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Sri Radha: The Original Rural Devi

ISKCON News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:08am

On Radhasthami,  I remembered how Lord Krishna lived in the magnificent city of Dwaraka, after leaving the simple village of Vrndavan. Amidst the opulence of Dwaraka, He was longing for the simple village life, and the love of the unsophisticated residents there, especially Sri Radha.

The End of An Era: How The Warped Tour Changed Book Distribution in North America

ISKCON News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:47am

After 24 years, it’s the end of an era for the longest-running North American festival concert tour; and the biggest venue for distribution of Prabhupada’s books on the continent. Every year since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour saw 70 metal, punk and ska bands playing in about 50 cities for some 750,000 young people.

Lalita Devi - The Guru of All Gopis

ISKCON News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:20am

Lalita devi is the leader of the asta-sakhis, radhe tava priya-sakhim ca gurum sakhinam, "Oh Radhe! Your dear companion Lalita is the guru of all the gopis". Rupa-manjari is her maidservant and chief assistant.

Busy Family Man Teaches Maha-Mantra to Thousands

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:08pm

Maha-Mantra Das is a busy family man and software developer in Washington D.C. In his spare time, he and his wife and children have taught about 60,000 people how to chant the Hare Krishna mantra on beads over the last decade.

Paramahamster: Vegetarian Struggle - Part Two

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 1:25pm

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!

Let The Lord Not Leave Us Again

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 1:21pm

Is there anyone of us who want to suffer? How many of us want to be insulted by others? How many of us want to be separated from our loved ones? But almost all of us go through these phases in our life and most of the time we find we are so helpless to do anything, we silently weep.

Cow Love Starts Early

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 1:01pm

This summer the rains were abundant, and they brought lush grass for the cows. The cows were in heaven. This video was taken during the summer and features a two-year-old boy and his growing attraction for the cows. His name is Bhima. A video by ISCOWP.

Dallas: Indradyumna Swami's 2nd USA Festival Tour Has Started

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:52pm

The second show of our USA tour was another success. Over 1,000 people from all over Dallas, Texas attended. Many of them were coming into contact with Krsna Consciousness for the first time.

Devotees Celebrate Srila Prabhupada’s “Summer in Montreal”

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:44am

Hundreds of devotees recently gathered at ISKCON Montreal, Canada to celebrate the 50thanniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Summer in Montreal, when he spent three months from June to August of 1968 in the city.

ISKCON's Governing Body Commissioner Anuttama Das speaking at the World Hindu Congress in Chicago

ISKCON News - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:00am

ISKCON's Governing Body Commissioner Anuttama Das speaking at the World Hindu Congress in Chicago, USA. 

ISKCON’s Global Contributions Recognized at the World Hindu Congress

ISKCON News - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 10:51am

The World Hindu Congress, which has been billed by many as one of the largest international Hindu conferences with over 2,500 participants from 60 countries, recognized Srila Prabhupada and his International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) for its vital role in spreading the message of Bhagavad Gita around the world.

Gunagrahi Das Goswami Passes Away in Vrindavan

ISKCON News - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:14am

After years of battling with cancer, on Saturday early morning Gunagrahi das Goswami left his body in Vrindavan, in the midst of loving devotees chanting the Holy Names of Krishna. 

BBT Project Manager Helps Create Automated Systems for More Responsible Publishing of Prabhupada’s Books

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 9:06pm

Often we don’t realize how much work continues to go into producing Srila Prabhupada’s books at the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, or who is responsible behind the scenes.

DASI Creates Service Opportunities for Young Women in ISKCON

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 8:57pm

It all began when Anasuya Rico, 18, grew out of Kishori Yatra, a tour which takes girls aged 11 to 16 around North America for service opportunities and bonding fun.

Sharing Our Spiritual Culture: The Polish Festival Tour

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 2:36pm

The yearly Festival of India in Poland, organized by Indradyumna Swami and his team allows people to experience the wonderful world of Krsna consciousness in a variety of ways. Through music, dance, theater, prasadam, seminars and more, the guests are introduced to a culture that exists eternally in the spiritual sky. A culture where every step is a dance, every word is a song and blissful festivals are a daily affair. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

Discovering Discomfort

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 2:30pm

Whether it’s the coldest pre-dawn hours of winter, or the staggering heat of May and June, the external conditions in Vrindavan are far from perfect.

Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram - By Hladini Feat. Steve - Baal Gopal

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 1:07pm

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