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/
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.