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Entering the Dhama

ISKCON News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:23am

Before entering the the sacred drama of Sri Vrindavan, one must take permission from one of five divine personalities; Gopiswara Mahadeva, Yamuna devi, Vrinda devi, Govardhan Hill or Vraja-renu, the dust of Vrindavan. The other day we set out early for the Yamuna river, with the beautiful song by Jahnavi devi, "Like a River" flowing through our hearts and minds. Video by Ananta Vrindavan, music by Jahnavi Harrison.

Deena Bandhu Das Re-Releases Entrancing Book of Krishna’s Pastimes

ISKCON News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:15am

Srila Prabhupada disciple Deena Bandhu Das, who is renowned as a pilgrimage guide, storyteller and scholar of Vraja area folk tales and temple histories, has re-released his book Vraja Lila Part One in print and Kindle editions.

Paramahamster: Ki Jai!

ISKCON News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:06am

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!

Nrsimhadeva: The Protector of ISKCON

ISKCON News - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:48am

The devotees of the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir had decided to install a Deity of Lord Nrisimhadeva after being attacked by a group of 35 dacoits in March of 1984. Lord Nrisimhadeva is the protector of His devotees, so what better way could there be of protecting the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir than by inviting Him to reside there?  

Dharma: Finding Your Calling

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:18pm

In recent times, a common theme keeps surfacing in our spiritual circles: the need to find yourself, your purpose, nature, contribution and calling.

Shelter Concert in Philadelphia - July 30, 2017

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:10pm

Shelter Krishnacore band at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA on July 30, 2017.

Influential Krishnacore Band Shelter Reunite for U.S. and European Shows

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:06pm

ISKCON leaders probably didn’t expect some of their biggest preachers to be playing earsplitting hardcore punk music, doing high kicks and hurling themselves offstage into a crowd of wild teenagers. But in the 1990s, Shelter inspired countless young people to take on a sattvic lifestyle and even join the Hare Krishna Movement.

MC YOGI - Heaven Is Here (feat. Matisyahu) - Official Video

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:50pm

Official music video for "Heaven Is Here" (feat. Matisyahu) from the album "Only Love Is Real" Deluxe Edition, released April 2016.

Murari Kirtan Valley - Tennessee, USA

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:39pm

ISKCON Murari Sevaka is a farm community in Mulberry, Tennessee, USA based on Srila Prabhupada’s desire to create Vrindavan villages. It was established in 1976 by Srila Prabhupada who named the presiding deities, Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra.

Winter in Krishna-valley, Hungary

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:11am

A video by Kunjabihari Dasi

Srila Prabhupada’s Books Officially Presented in Cuba for the First Time

ISKCON News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:52pm

In Cuba, street distribution of Prabhupada’s books is forbidden, and devotees have been searching for legal ways to present them there for many years. This year, at last, saw a breakthrough opportunity: the Havana International Book Fair.

Xpression: Star-studded Fiesta at ISKCON Kanpur

ISKCON News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:46pm

The event was focusing on motivating the youth to live 'addiction-free'. 

VIHE Announces 2018 Bhakti-shastri and Bhakti-vaibhava Courses

ISKCON News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:09pm

This year the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) has scheduled its English Bhakti-sastri course for the period starting July 5 and ending November 6, 2018, in Vrindavan, India.

Boy & Ox Friends for Life

ISKCON News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:47am

A video by ISKCOWP.

Three Rathayatras in Trinidad Bring Island Community Together

ISKCON News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:37am

Trinidad’s first ever Rathayatra was celebrated in Chaguanas in 1991 with a flatbed truck used as the chariot. In 1994, devotees put on the first Rathayatra in Port of Spain, building a float onto a truck chassis. But it wasn’t until 2006 that organizer Baladeva Das built the first proper Rathayatra cart with the help of a friend.

Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge: A Center Built on Books

ISKCON News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:22am

An ISKCON center full of new, young American devotees, completely self-sustained through book distribution, in 2018? To some, this may sound like a pipe dream. But Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge is proving that Srila Prabhupada’s model for ISKCON’s family business still works today – and it works very, very well.

Paramahamster: Ayurvedic Doctor - Part 2

ISKCON News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:02am

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!

From Possessions that Dispossess to the Possession that Delivers

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:01pm

The Bhagavad-gita (16.13-15) outlines how the possessive mentality can make people ungodly, even demonic.

Historic First GBC College for Leadership Development in Latin America

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:53pm

From March 24 to April 6, 2018, GBC College For Leadership Development was held for the first time in Latin America at the Jaladuta Institute (Campina Grande, Brazil), delivered in the Spanish language.

2018 International Vaisnavi Retreat: The Art of Deity Worship

ISKCON News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:38pm

The yearly International Vaisnavi Retreat was established in 2011 to give the ladies of ISKCON special educational opportunities and to strengthen networking connections between junior and senior vaisnavis.