• ISKCON 50 Plans Ramp Up in the UK, Worldwide
  • Award-Winning Russian Short Asks the Big Questions
  • ISKCON Plans 50 Padayatras for 50th Anniversary
  • How to Really Be Happy This Christmas
  • Muslim Leaders in Europe Condemn Terrorist Attacks
  • Update on Mukunda Goswami's Recovery
  • ISKCON Minister Speaks on Spiritual Abuse
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  • ISKCON 50 Meditations: December 1, 2015
  • The Question of Surrender

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  • Fighting Ignorance Through Friendship
  • November 2015 will be a month remembered in worry and fear for Muslims all over Europe, after the Paris attacks, yet again marked the tensions their religious community faces in Europe and the rest of the world. Just a week before the attacks, from Oct. 26 – Nov 2nd, youth from all over Europe were building a network of peace and connection at the Religions for Peace Interfaith Youth Conference, in San Gandolfo Italy. 

  • ISKCON 50 Plans Ramp Up in the UK, Worldwide
  • It’s coming very soon. And ISKCON devotees in 75 countries across six continents are determined to make their guru and Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada proud. In the UK, an avalanche of major, inspirational events for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary are being planned throughout the year 2016, including some that will be tied into international efforts by all ISKCON temples.

  • Award-Winning Russian Short Asks the Big Questions
  • Forget to Remember, the new transformational short film from young Russian director Shaktyavesha Avatar Das, is now available online with English subtitles. The 36-minute Russian language short won second place at the viewer-voted Moscow film festival “I See God,” which is dedicated to work that explores different understandings of God.

  • ISKCON Plans 50 Padayatras for Its 50th Anniversary
  • The Padayatra Worldwide Ministry headed by Lokanath Swami started to work on its offering of 50 padayatras on Gaura Purnima 2014. To this day 22 padayatras have taken place, 8 are being planned and 20 remain to be done by ISKCON devotees. ISKCON’s Padayatra Ministry is inviting all the devotees worldwide to participate in this glorification of ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada.

  • ISKCON Minister Speaks on Spiritual Abuse at World Parliament of Religions
  • ISKCON's Minister of Communications, Anuttama Dasa, spoke in October at the World Parliament of Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, on a Panel entitled "Understanding and Mitigating the Dangers of Manipulation, Undue Influence and Abuse within Religious and Spiritual Communities." 

  • ISKCON-sannyasi Gaur Krishna Das Goswami Passes Away
  • ISKCON-sannyasi Gaur Krishna Das Goswami has left his body on 17th of November 2015 in Vrindavan. Born on 22nd January, 1964 in Bihar, India, Gaur Krishna Das Goswami had recently got sanyyasa (renounced monk) initiation on May 14th, 2015 at Haridwar on the banks of holy river Ganga from Radha Govinda Swami.

  • Sadaputa Digital Channel Facebook Page Launched
  • November 15th celebrated the one year anniversary of the Sadaputa Digital Channel on Youtube featuring over 100 lectures and videos about  Vedic perspectives on modern science by Sadaputa Dasa, Dr. Richard L. Thompson, one of Srila Prabhupadas original founding members of the Bhaktivedanta Institute.

  • Latest Update on Mukunda Goswami's Recovery
  • Mukunda Goswami is making a slow but steady recovery from his two surgeries. On November 6, Mukunda Maharaja was transferred from Gold Coast University hospital to the rehabilitation facility of Murwillumbah hospital, which is a 15-minute drive from New Govardhan farm community. In the next 12 days that followed, the local medical staff have been doing their best to gradually encourage Mukunda Goswami towards complete recovery.

    50th Anniversary News
  • 50th Anniversary Film “Joy of Devotion” to Show ISKCON’s Diversity and Growth
  • Joy of Devotion, a new documentary currently in production and set to be released in 2016 -- ISKCON’s 50th anniversary year – will show what the seeds Srila Prabhupada planted 50 years ago thriving around the world.  Joy of Devotion will pick up where Yadubara Dasa’s Srila Prabhupada biopic Acharya – the other major film to be released during ISKCON’s 50th – leaves off.

  • Invitation to ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2016 in Mayapur
  • The seminars will cover a wide variety of topics such as book distribution, devotee care, communications, team-building, fundraising, and temple administration.

  • Dallas Plans 50 Hours of Kirtan for ISKCON’s 50th
  • For the past 7 years, the ISKCON Mandir in Dallas has rung in the new year with an epic community kirtan organized by second-generation devotees.

  • Devotees Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Arrival in Butler
  • 200 ISKCON devotees from all over the US celebrated the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in Butler, Pennsylvania on October 24th.

  • 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Kochi
  • State Minister Sri K. Babu, released the 18 volume Malayalam version of the Srimad Bhagavatam to the Kerala public.

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  • Muslim Leaders in Europe Condemn Terrorist Attacks
  • "They claim to have done it in the name of God - far from it. Their work is the work of satan."

  • ‘The Year’s Best Burger’ Is Vegan
  • New York City’s East Village got a lot tastier when Superiority Burger moved in. Its famous vegan sandwich is so mind-blowing that it challenges the very definition of the word “burger.”

  • India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned
  • India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests bans the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment in the entire country.

  • Cashew Nutrition: Absolute The Best Cure For Depression Without Medication
  • Delicately sweet yet crunchy and delicious cashew nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. 

  • 16 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
  • It’s worthwhile to consider natural solutions and remedies, although they are not as effective as chemicals, but there are plants that repel mosquitoes as well as other insects really do help.


  • Meditating on the Damodarashtakam: Verses 5-8

    "The Lord, being the performer of unlimited pastimes, is the reservoir of unlimited ecstasy. In loving him, our heart’s deepest longings for happiness will be perennially and perfectly fulfilled."

  • How to Really Be Happy This Christmas

    When we send our children to school obviously we hope that they will be taught the truth. Well, at least some of the time. It seems that painful truths may have to wait, such as the non-existence of Santa Claus

  • Meditating on the Damodarashtakam: Verse 3 & 4

    God is both great and sweet. Awareness of his greatness evokes submission, and awareness of his sweetness evokes affection. Devotee-seekers need to be aware of both features, for submission and affection symbiotically reinforce devotion.

  • Meditating on the Damodarashtakam: Verse 1 & 2

    Prayer is the universal language by which the human heart communes with the divine heart. Poetry is an artistic method for verbalizing the heart’s deep emotions. Singing is a popular method to express one’s emotions.

  • Better Light a Candle than Curse the Darkness

    Most of the time we curse the system, the society, our family, our destiny and in fact everyone and everything for any problem which we face in this world. But we do nothing to change our own perspective or we do nothing to effect a change. 

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