• New TOVP Film Released As Construction Progresses
  • Bhaktivedanta College’s Dean Takes Sannyasa
  • New iPad Multimedia Mahabharata Released
  • How Many Lives Have You Lived?
  • New Jersey, USA, Welcomes BAPS Hindu Temple
  • Gita Nagari Farm Listed as Success Story by USDA
  • Festival of the Chariots on the Island of the Gods
  • Yoga Legend BKS Iyengar Passes Away
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  • Gita Nagari Farm Listed as Success Story by US Department of Agriculture
  • The United States Department of Agriculture has listed ISKCON’s Gita- nagari Farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania as one of the most important success stories of preservation and sustainability in 2013. 

  • Hare Krishnas Cannot Solicit Donations at Los Angeles Airport
  • A ban on soliciting donations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) does not tread on Hare Krishna members' free speech rights, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday. A city ordinance forbids the immediate solicitation of money at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), including the terminals, the parking lots, and adjacent sidewalks.

  • Festival of the Chariots on the Island of the Gods
  • "The International Society for Krishna Consciousness for Indonesia has been celebrating Ratha-yatra festival for twelwe years,” Bala Krishna das head of this year’s Ratha Yatra committee says. "Every year the festival changes its location, moves from regency to regency within Bali. Now, after twelwe years, we have reached a full circle, and the festival arrived back in Bali's provincial capital Denpasar."

  • Bhaktivedanta College’s Dean of Studies Takes Sannyasa
  • ISKCON-guru and well-known academic, Krishna Kshetra Das (Dr. Kenneth R. Valpey) took sannyasa (entered the renounciate order) at Goloka Dham, Germany, on Janmastami, 2014. His new name now is Krishna Kshetra Swami. An interview about his academic activities, upcoming book projects and future plans. 

  • Chief Minister of Haryana Lays the Foundation Stone for ISKCON Kurukshetra Temple
  • The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr. Bhupendra Singh Hooda and ISKCON GBC Gopal Krishna Goswami laid down the foundation stone for the upcoming ISKCON temple at Kurukshetra on 18th August, 2014, which was also celebrated as Krishna Janmastami, appearance day of Lord Krishna.

  • New TOVP Film Released As Construction Progresses Steadily
  • A brand new professionally-shot documentary about the construction of ISKCON’s flagship temple, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal has just been released, as the initial burst of progress settles to a slower yet steady pace.The documentary is the second in a multi-part series focuses on the community behind the ambitious project.

  • Homages to ISKCON-founder Srila Prabhupada
  • Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. Each year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes a limited number of copies of a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world.

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  • New Jersey, USA, Welcomes BAPS Hindu Temple
  • The new Shri Swaminarayan Mandir covers 160 acres, and the primary mandir, or temple, on the premises measures 133 ft long and 87 ft wide.

  • Yoga Legend BKS Iyengar Passes Away
  • World-renowned yoga guru and founder of the Iyengar School of Yoga B K S Iyengar passed away in Pune on August 20th following illness.

  • Lord Krishna Takes Birth in Muslim Devotee’s House
  • Ahmed, who is the principal of a municipal school, believes that religion does not teach hatred or rivalry, instead it promotes love and fraternity.

  • Mahabharat Historian Gets Research Reins
  • “The stories of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat cannot be termed a-historical just because there is not enough archaeological hard evidence."

  • New Book Traces Science Advances to Ancient Asian Culture
  • “Modern science and medicine would be unrecognizable, and far more primitive, without the immense contribution of the ancient Hindus.” 

  • President, Prime Minister Greet the Indian Nation on Janmashtami
  • President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami. 

  • How Religion Affects Children's Judgment of What Is Real and What Is Pretend
  •  A tsudy examines how children need to look beyond their first-hand experience in order to learn about the world.

  • Organic Food Contains Up to 60% More Antioxidants: Study
  • Eating organic is like eating two extra portions of fruit, vegetables daily.

  • Six Herbs That Enhance Digestive Health
  • There are a number of herbs that are often used in everyday cooking that are also prized for their ability to calm the digestion system.

  • A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry
  • The idea for Laundry Love began at an Episcopal congregation in California, and slowly but surely, it's spreading. 

  • Wake Up With Lemon Water
  • If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning will have tremendous effects on your health.

    Opinion
  • How Many Lives Have You Lived?

    Most people have a hard time wrapping their head around the idea that this isn’t their first life and that they may continue to live after the demise of this body.

  • Madness for Material Positions, Possessions and Prestige Make All Mad

    Too much obsession with oneself and with the material world makes people mad. It is not an allegorical statement but it’s a hard core fact. People actually become mad.

  • After the Laughter? (Reflections on Robin Williams’ Suicide)

    Normally because comedians make us laugh, we tend to think of them as happy people. Those who are sources of such joy would be themselves joyful, wouldn’t they?

  • 'It's Not Your Fault': Jesus, Forgiveness and the Life of Robin Williams

    "I am sorry for the struggles of Robin Williams in his life, but I am grateful for his the piercing portrayal of the healing capacity of compassionate connection."

  • What Makes Good People Do Bad Things?

    Gita wisdom reconciles the goodness of God’s creation with the weakness of his creatures by differentiating between our pure core as souls and the shell of impurities such as lust.

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