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Paramahamster: Wedding

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:07pm

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!

Communications Minister is Distinguished Speaker at Religious Freedom Event in Washington, D.C.

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:18am

On May 8, 2018, the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) held a policy briefing on Capitol Hill with government leaders, academics, and experts on religious freedom issues, including ISKCON’s Minister of Communications, Anuttama Dasa.  

Train Song - The Journey of Life

ISKCON News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:02am

Life is a journey but many are blissfully unaware of its final destination. Music and video by Dr. Sahadeva Dasa.

Social Media Made Easy

ISKCON News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:57am

He’s a multimillionaire, an entrepreneur, a master at business start-ups, a social media genius and a devotee. And on Saturday 20th May, Ajita Das shared his skills and experience with devotees, teaching them how to use social media to spread Krishna Consciousness even more.

Sadhu Sanga to Broadcast in 360-Degree Virtual Reality

ISKCON News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:41am

Sadhu Sanga, the biggest kirtan retreat in North America, is set to make another breakthrough. This year’s entire event, running from May 25thto 28th, will be live-streamed in multiple formats, including 4k 360-degree Virtual Reality. 

Saving Seeds at Home - with Vandana Shiva

ISKCON News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:36pm

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate. In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize", and in 2010 Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe.

Indian PM Modi Congratulates ISKCON on 30th Anniversary in Russia

ISKCON News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 1:54pm

ISKCON was officially recognized and registered in the Soviet Union on May 20, 1988, ending years of persecution of the Hare Krishna devotees by the Communist regime. On May 17, 2018, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his congratulatory message for the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of ISKCON in Russia.

Dead End: Losing Our Way to Find Our Way

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:59am

Life sometimes brings us to a dead end. In the face of overwhelming obstacles, everything seems lost. We feel as if we have lost our way completely, not knowing where to go or what to do.

Indian Women Breaking Down Barriers to Religious Leadership

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:50am

For more than a decade, Khadkikar, one of a growing number of Hindu priestesses, has solemnized marriage, birth and death ceremonies for Hindus in India and abroad.

Fifteen Thousand Attend New Temple Opening in Farmington Hills, Michigan

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:34am

A pearl-white Indian-style dome with a golden chakra rose from the $1.4 million converted restaurant, glinting in a blue, sunny sky as devotees from all over the U.S., along with general public from the local area participated in the five-day festival. 

Hare Krishna "Beautiful Lord" ~ Shyamananda Kirtan Mandali

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:52am

A Vedic devotional Bhakti art slideshow featuring artwork images of The Supreme Personality Of Godhead Lord Sri Krishna. The video is set to the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra performed by the Shyamananda Kirtan Band.

Hare Krishna Temples: New Mayapur, France

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:31am

The temple of ISKCON New Mayapur is situated near the Loire Valley in Central France. Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, visited the castle several times in the mid-seventies and installed the deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Sri Sri Krishna Balarama. A video by Vrishabhanu Das.

Sivarama Swami ~ TV

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:27am

Paramahamster: Narakasura

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:21am

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!

Transcendental Art Seminar in New Mayapur, France

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:15am

In August 2018, the New Mayapur community in the Loire Valley, France will have their first Transcendental Art Seminar. The courses will be given by Dhriti dasi and Ram Das Abhiram Das, senior disciples of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

End of Life: Model of Care Conference

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:40am

A joint initiative between ISKCON UK and the SWAN end of life scheme was launched at a day conference in the ISKCON Temple in Leicester. SWAN offers dedicated support to patients in the last days of life and to their families into bereavement and beyond.

New Novel Takes Readers on an Allegorical Spiritual Journey

ISKCON News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:33am

The allegorical story takes readers through practical, emotional, and psychological steps from beginning curiosity and longing to enlightenment.

Purushottama: The Monarch of the Months

ISKCON News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:14pm

This year in Sridhama Mayapur between the 16thof May and the 13thof June, the resident devotees will make their way to the temple each evening through the summer heat for an opportunity that only comes once every three years.

Vaishnava-Christian Dialogue Held in Temple for the First Time

ISKCON News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:02pm

Until now, dialogues in Washington D.C. have been held in neutral, non-religious spots such as retreat centers and community halls. But with such deep friendships and trust built up over the years, the dialogue was held last year at a Catholic monastery, and this year – for the very first time – at an ISKCON temple. 

A Tribute to Our Mothers: The Cow

ISKCON News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:51pm

The cow is like our mother. Here is a tribute to three special mothers in the ISCOWP herd. They have been through significant difficulties living in the same dairy before they were rescued by ISCOWP members. Through grace and courage, they have forged relationships with each other and other members of the herd.