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ISKCON Governing Body Commission Opens Mid-Term Meetings

ISKCON News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:58am

ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) began its “Mid-Term Meeting” this morning in Ujjain, India. Approximately thirty GBC members, and fifteen other leaders and guests will be meeting in this historic and holy city for nine days, until October 17.

Sri Gaurachandra's Installation at New York's Bhakti Center

ISKCON News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 7:11pm

On October 4th,  a divine form of Sri Caitanya was installed on the altar of the temple at New York's The Bhakti Center. Accompanied by a chorus of voices chanting Vedic mantras and jubilant kirtan, brahmins began the ceremony by establishing the intention in the minds of the community, honoring and seeking the blessings of the seniors present and commencing the rites with the traditional Vedic fire ceremony.

New York Supreme Court Declares Historic Decision in favor of Hare Krishna Movement

ISKCON News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 5:30am

The case began in 2004 in Freeport, New York, when persons from outside Long Island, through deception and subterfuge, took control of the Long Island ISKCON Temple board of trustees. Those persons opposed GBC authority and taught a philosophical system called ritvik, which the GBC declared a deviation from traditional Hare Krishna, or Vaishnava Hindu teachings.

Sri Damodarastakam Ceremony in Mayapur

ISKCON News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:13pm

Kirtan led by Narahari Nityananda dasa.

Bhaktimarga Swami Completes 3,550-Mile Walk Across U.S. for ISKCON 50

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:35pm

On Friday September 15th, Bhaktimarga Swami, “The Walking Monk,” crossed the finish-line for his 3,550-mile walk across the USA in San Francisco, beneath shining blue skies and rolling white clouds. It had been two years since he set off.

Las Vegas Temple to Open Next Spring

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:18pm

After a long journey, a full-fledged ISKCON temple is finally set to launch in Las Vegas, receiving its grand opening from April 26th to 28th, 2018, culminating on Nrsimha Chaturdasi.

ISKCON 50th Gala, Washington D.C.

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 6:48am

Many international religious and political leaders honored the founder International Society for Krishna Consciousness A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s achievements and contributions at a special ISKCON 50th Anniversary Gala Event in Washington D.C. on September 13th, 2016. The event took place in the Presidential Ballroom at the Capital Hilton Hotel. Three blocks from the White House, the Ballroom has hosted every president since Harry S. Truman and features a permanent eight-foot presidential seal on its wall. Over 300 people attended the Gala event, seventy-five of them special invitees including religious leaders, religious liberty experts, members of the media, government representatives and political leaders. A video by Karuna Productions.

Pending Brooklyn Temple Sale: New Developments

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 6:41am

According to a report received by the GBC Brooklyn Temple Sale Committee, it appears that the New York State Office of the Attorney General has declined to approve the pending sale of the Hare Krishna temple property in Brooklyn.

Paramahamster - Vegan

ISKCON News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 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!

Madhava Puri - A Traveling Monk

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:48pm

A video by Kevin Wu.

"State of the Art" CNC Machine in Action for the ToVP

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:07am

Here's a short video of the CNC machine in action, making a 800cm long by 12mm thick peacock model from PVC for one of TOVP designs

The Ancient Power of Chanting (Mantra) Validated by Modern Science

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:06am

Chanting (mantra) is an ancient technology that, as modern science reveals, connects us in a very real way to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Social Media: ISKCON UK Annual Communications Conference with Avelo Roy

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 9:29am

A few years back a brand expert was asked about ISKCON UK’s presence on social media. His response was simple and to the point: ‘the good news is that you are not scary anymore, you are just confusing’. Though temples and devotees do have a solid presence on social media, the big question remains, how effective is that presence?

Conquering the Lord of All Creations

ISKCON News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 8:58am

Mother Yashoda’s love is unmatched in purity and is unlike any other that even the infinite Lord who pervades the entire creation is bound by her love.

Book Review: Sri-Damodara-janani - The Perfect Kartika Read

ISKCON News - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:01am

Sri Damodara-janani is the latest book from Sivarama Swami and the fourth volume of the Krishna in Vrndavana series, a unique retelling of the damodara-lila that weaves a captivating tale of the glories of Mother Yasoda. No other person has ever received the unique mercy that Krishna showed His own mother, teaching devotees for all time that the binding force of love for Him is more powerful than even His own supreme will.

"Discover India" Tour in the USA, 2017

ISKCON News - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:44pm

Sixty devotees, from 14 different countries around the world, performed almost daily in many of the prestigious universities on the east coast of the United States. Professors, students, and various dignitaries gave resounding applause devotees' performances which were centered around the pastimes of the Lord recounted in the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Ramayana. Other performances included bhajans, the Sankhya dance company from Mumbai, a talk on the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita and more. Everything was presented in a professional, and most important, devotional way. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

ISKCON Farm Conference Celebrates 10th Anniversary

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:46am

The event showed how far ISKCON farms have come in networking and working together particularly over the last decade, with conferences now regularly organized in four continents by the GBC Ministry of Agriculture and Cow Protection.  Because the ISKCON Farm Conference began in Europe in 2008, however, the 10th anniversary event focused on European farms. 

How Perceptions of God Help Determine Self-esteem, Mental health

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:23am

The study on self-esteem is part of a larger body of research that goes beyond measurements such as worship attendance to delve deeper into how people’s personal relationship with the divine relates to their health and well-being.


ISKCON News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:10am

A video by West Coast Monk.