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Will Sex Save a Marriage?

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:13pm

In the non devotional world, where sex is the norm, the divorce rate, in many nations, is around 50%. So from that angle, the answer is no, sex does not assure one a successful marriage. And within ISKCON, where sex is discouraged, some estimate divorce rates are even higher. So, that begs a much larger question.

Through The Fields to Ter Kadamba

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 3:52pm

Ter Kadambha is a place where Krishna kept his cows, and where Srila Rupa Goswami performed his bhajan and wrote Upadeshamrita. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

Bhaktivedanta Players Move Thousands of Hearts Over 40 Years

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 3:22pm

Originally starting out under the name “CIT (Caitanya’s Instant Theater)” in the early 1970s, the group became known as the Bhaktivedanta Players in 1976. Devotees were inspired to focus on the service when Srila Prabhupada told Mukunda Goswami that England, with its rich culture of theater, could be culturally “conquered” through drama.

Paramahamster - You Are Fired - Part 2

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:45pm

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!

Diwali Fireworks Launch the Nainika Allergy Safety Campaign: Making Temples Safe for Allergy Sufferers

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:18pm

As thousands gathered for the Diwali fireworks at Bhaktivedanta Manor, the temple leaders and a host of community and political leaders, took to the stage to launch the Nainika Tikoo Memorial Trust’s allergy awareness campaign for places of worship.

Prasadam Café Gives New Orleans Diners “Good Karma”

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:49am

New Orleans is known for its seafood and meat dishes, but the Good Karma Café – only the city’s second vegan eatery – is giving people a taste for prasadam, and could change hearts in the process.

Everything Is A Miracle

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:33am

Miracles are frequently associated with God, whereas science is usually not associated with him. Science, especially when it adopts methodological naturalism, seeks natural explanations for natural phenomena, leaving God out of the explanatory framework.

Sri Krishna Rasa Yatra

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:21am

On the full moon night in the autumn season, during Krishna’s eighth year, He enacted His Rasa-lila pastimes with the beautiful young gopis of Vraja. This sweet pastime is celebrated every year by the devotees of Lord Krishna on the Rasa Purnima day, which is also the last day of the Kartik month.

Bhakti Vriksha Hands on Training Workshop in Mayapur

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:12am

The training was held in October 28th and 29th, 2017, and twenty two devotees from China, Portugal, Qatar, Nepal, Italy and various parts of India participated.

ISKCON Pakistan's 2-Day Diwali Celebrations

ISKCON News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:21am

ISKCON Pakistan celebrated Diwali with a 2-day "ISKCON Diwali Gala Festival" in Karachi. Among many dignitaries, he event was attended by Mohammad Zubair Umar Governor of Sindh. During the 2-day festivities Bhagavad-gitas, chanting beads and delicious feast was distributed to the over 2,000 people in attendance.

TOVP Report - 3 Month Marathon

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 8:49am

Parent-Son Retreats Transform Lives and Deepen Relationships

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 6:16am

A new bhakta director and youth preacher at ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai has been taking new devotees and their parents on spiritual retreats together. The results? Deeper relationships, and unfavorable parents becoming favorable to Krishna consciousness and in some cases taking up the path themselves.

Surabhi-Kunj Retreat 2017

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 6:08am

Krishna's devotees from Longmont, Fort Collins attended a spiritual retreat while staying in exquisite town of Breckenridge, in the midst of magnificent mountains of Colorado, USA.

Krishna is a Cowherd Boy (S.B. 8.24.5)

ISKCON News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:56am

The Cow Seva Kirtan Mela Festival was hosted by the Hare Krishna devotees of the ISKCON New Talavan farm community in Mississippi, USA. William Dove (Balabhadra das) gave three Srimad Bhagavatam classes about the importance of cow protection. The Srimad Bhagavatam is one of the holy scriptures of the Hare Krishna Movement. Below is a video of one of the classes entitled "Krishna is a Cowherd Boy."

Vrindavan and Barsana Have Just Been Declared Official Pilgrimage Sites: What Does It Really Mean?

ISKCON News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:44am

The government of Uttar Pradesh on Friday announced that Vrindavan and Barsana are now tirtha sthal – official pilgrimage sites. In a special meeting at the Vairagi Baba Ashram on Parikrama Marg, sants of Braj lauded the government’s move.

ISKCON Participates in Inaugurating Indo-Iranian Interfaith Dialogue

ISKCON News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:57pm

Over two hundred guests including spiritual leaders, scholars, university students and journalists came together last week at the India International Center in New Delhi to participate in the inaugural session of a two day dialogue between spiritual leaders and scholars from India and Iran on the theme of “Spirituality in Hinduism and Islam”.

ISKCON Italy Participates at a Conference in Parliament

ISKCON News - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:33am

ISKCON Italy’s Narada Muni Das (Fabio Pianigiani) participated at a conference held in the Italian Parliamanet celebrating the bi-centennary of Baha’u’llah.

Tolerating Phases of Bad Fortune

ISKCON News - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:12am

Tolerating distress doesn’t mean that we become totally passive; it means that we act first for spiritual elevation, not material rectification.

'Let No One Go Hungry' - Food Distribution in Mayapur

ISKCON News - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:46am

Srila Prabhupada continually stressed the importance of prasadam distribution in ISKCON Mayapur, and he instructed that no one within a ten mile radius of Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir should go hungry.  Following Srila Prabhupada’s instructions, Food for Life Mayapur has been endeavoring for many years to fulfill this goal.  Hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims are fed prasadam by Food for Life Mayapur, as well as villagers in the surrounding areas.  This video showcases the endeavors of ISKCON Mayapur’s Food for Life program, and demonstrates how they perform this wonderful service.