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ISKCON News - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:47am

A coming of age story of a Westerner to the sacred town of Vrindavan. An multi-award-winning film by ISKCON filmmakers Maxim Varfolomeev and Olga Avramenko. For more information visit the film's website: https://five.pictures/reconnection/

Screen 'The Joy of Devotion' Film In Your Community

ISKCON News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:53am

The documentary celebrating Prabhupada's impact and capturing ISKCON worldwide today has been screened in 30 countries already. Visit the film's website for more information and for ordering a copy for your community: https://www.joyofdevotionfilm.com/hold-a-screening

World Holy Name Week in Mayapur 2017

ISKCON News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 8:45am

The Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir ISKCON celebrating the world holy name week, with devotees chanting and dancing through the streets of Shri Mayapur Dham. A video by Mayapur Communications. 

Latin Recording Academy to Honor Havi Das With Lifetime Achievement Award

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:27pm

A multi-talented musician, Havi Das – a Srila Prabhupada disciple – is a  highly successful pop and traditional artist in his native Venezuela as well as throughout South America. He grew up listening to Venezuelan folk, Afro-Caribbean dance, British progressive rock, and American R&B, all of which influence his own music.

Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Starts in 30 Days

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:54am

Kartik Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama offers devotees the opportunity to visit the nine islands of Navadvipa (West Bengal, India) in the association of sincere devotees and to hear the glories of the Lord in His pastime places from many senior Vaishnavas. 

The History of the Persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:41am

Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group.

Let Failures Not Frighten Us

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:12am

ISKCON Copenhagen City Garden Yields Fresh Produce Year Round

ISKCON News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 9:06am

Temple president Lalitanatha Das, who does most of the work in the garden himself by hand, grew up on a farm; later, he and his wife grew all their own fruits and veg for a decade while living in the countryside. Now serving in the city, he pays under $300 a year – less than 1 euro a day -- to rent a government-allotted plot of land five minutes’ walk from the temple.

Ukraine’s Bhakti Sangam Festival Draws an Astonishing 8,000 Devotees

ISKCON News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:52am

A large percentage of the crowd hailed from Ukraine itself, were there are over 10,000 devotees. Others came from all over the world to see for themselves a phenomenon that has to be experienced to be believed. Organized by ISKCON Ukraine regional secretary Achyuta-priya Das and guru Niranjana Swami, the annual event began in 1996 with an attendance of only 400 and an entrance charge to cover costs.

Russian Hare Krishna Music Video

ISKCON News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:17pm

With hilarious animation.

Four Days with the Walking Monk

ISKCON News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:54pm

“Hey do you guys want a ride?”  So asked a friendly driver as he pulled to the side of the road along the rolling hills 50 miles east of San Francisco. He’d spotted the Walking Monk in his saffron robes strolling down the pavement towards him. He was curious and inclined to help. 

Paramahamster - Restaurant Lunch

ISKCON News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:34pm

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!

Hey Radhe, Hey Govinda - KIRTANIYAS - Oregon Eclipse 2017

ISKCON News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:24am

KIRTANIYAS Chant experience at Oregon Eclipse 2017. Vijay Krsna - Lead vocals; Rasika Dasi - Vocals, Caratals Sarasvati Dasi - Violin; Jamuna Sheth - Vocals; Nakula Das - Mrdanga; Malini Taneja - Dance; Produced by Shakti Films; Camera - Krishna Sanchez, Srivas Perla; Editing - Krishna Sanchez.

Dialogue With The Devil—ISKCON and The Anti-Cultists

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:42pm

Cultic symptoms include isolation of members, lack of accountability of leaders, denial of appropriate care for members, unquestioned submission to leaders, excessive demands upon followers, and physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse by leaders. Not particularly inspiring topics. So why go to a conference discussing them?  

East Village

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:18pm

According to many, what makes New York City exciting is the web of microcosms that are so different, still blending harmoniously together. Don't be surprised to find an Eastern monastery in the midst of a tattoo parlor, a funeral home and a gay bar. An observational short film by Kristina Danka and Violet Benny, produced at the New York Film Academy.

The Reality of the Spiritual World

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:43am

The spiritual world exists not just at a different location but at a different level of reality.

A Week of Bliss: Sri Dham Mayapur Celebrates World Holy Name Week

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:24am

World Holy Name Day was established by the GBC in honor of Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial celebrations in 1996, to honor the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the West.  World Holy Name Day has since expanded into World Holy Name Week, which every year inspires devotees to please Srila Prabhupada and to purify themselves and the world through the chanting of the holy names throughout the days.

A Big Zero: Research Uncovers the Date of the Bakhshali Manuscript

ISKCON News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:16am

The Bakhshali manuscript is an ancient Indian mathematical manuscript written on more than 70 leaves of birch bark, found in 1881. It is notable for having a dot representing zero in it. A video by the University of Oxford.

Indradyumna Swami’s ‘Discover India’ U.S. Tour Kicks Off With Resounding Success

ISKCON News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:13pm

Coming to the U.S. for the first time, Indradyumna Swami’s ‘Discover India’ tour began with a resounding success, performing to a receptive audience of over 500 people at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in New York on September 10th. The epic show of dance, theater, martial arts and live music has been touring Poland for 28 years under the name Festival of India, putting on forty events every summer and drawing audiences of three to five thousand people each night.

800 Devotees Immerse in Krishna at Lithuanian Summer Getaway

ISKCON News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:41pm

800 devotees from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia got to immerse themselves in Krishna consciousness in one of the most gorgeous natural settings in the world this August. They were attending the 17th annual Vaishnava Summer Festival in Lithuania, which ran from August 4th to 11th.