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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.

Former Citi Bank CEO Philip Wollen on Animal Rights

ISKCON News - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:34am

Philip Wollen's incredible speech on one of the most important social justice issues.

Leonardo DiCaprio Battles Climate Change With Plant-Based Beyond Meat Investment

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

“Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.”

New Vrajadhama Warms Hearts This Autumn

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 8:09pm

Dovetailing the fall pumpkin obsession in a Krishna conscious way, devotees drew 300 tourists to New Vrajadhama for their autumn Pumpkin Festival on October 14th. On this day the temple and altar were decorated with beautifully painted pumpkins inscribed with lotus designs and the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

Paramahamster - You Are Fired

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 9:02am

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!

A Jaipur Pilgrimage with Indradyumna Swami

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 8:55am

A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

In Memory of Vasudeva Das

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:12am

The GBC Executive Committee joins the devotees of ISKCON Fiji in honoring the life of His Grace Vasudeva Prabhu, a pioneer in establishing Krsna consciousness in Fiji.

Self-Publishing Services for Gaudiya Authors

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:50am

A new nonprofit company named Inword Publishers has just opened its doors. Authors and production managers will be interested to note that Inword Publishers has a full range of services in editing, design, layout, printing, distribution, and marketing, all under one roof. 

GBC Meeting Clarifies Krishna West is Part of ISKCON

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:35am

Good communication brings about a healthy relationship, as ISKCON’s Governing Body Comission and ISKCON guru Hridayananda Das Goswami found this month. Hridayananda Maharaja’s Krishna West project began in 2013. But due to ill health, he had not had the chance to meet with the full GBC body about it until this October 15th and 16th, during their mid-term meetings in Ujjain, India.

Memories of a Western Sadhu - Part 1

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:58am

"Memories" is a series of short films where Gurudas shares many details of his life.

Go Matsya Project Sees Resurgence in Distribution of Full Srimad Bhagavatam Sets

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:53am

An innovative new project called “Go Matsya” has instigated fast growth in distribution of full sets of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam, and the idea is catching on around the world. BBT Trustee and Sankirtan Strategist Vaisesika Das created the project, which aims to “preserve Vedic culture through mass distribution and education.”

Paramahamster - Kids at Workplace

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:13am

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!

By Her Grace: A Visit to Vrinda Kunda

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:24pm

Vrinda Kund is the eternal abode of Vrindadevi, Krsna’s Lila potency. Early every morning she, Purnamasi and Nandimukhi meet at this kund to arrange Radha and Krsna’s pastimes. By Her grace, we were fortunate to spend the day there with our parikrama party to hear and chant her glories and beg for her divine mercy.  A video by Ananta Vrindavan.