• Devotee Wins $10,000 Bhagavad-gita Essay Prize
  • Mayapur 2015: ISKCON Strategic Planning Network
  • Safe Temple Awards to Reward Child Protection
  • New Sadaputa Das Youtube Channel Launched
  • India's Maharashtra State Bans Beef
  • Lord Caitanya’s Simple Solution for Salvation
  • Sequel Planned to Award-Winning Short “Long Lost”
  • Indian Widows Break Tradition and Celebrate Holi
  • Devotee Academic Wins $10,000 Bhagavad-gita Essay Prize
  • In Australia, devotee academic Padma Dasi was chosen to receive first prize in a Bhagavad-gita As It Is Essay Competition amongst 200 university and tertiary education students across the country. The competition was organized by Satya Armstrong and other disciples of ISKCON guru Bhakti Charu Swami to encourage people to delve more deeply into the ancient spiritual text.

  • Mayapur 2015: ISKCON Strategic Planning Network
  • The GBC’s Strategic Planning Network (SPN) recently concluded its five-day bi-annual meeting in Mayapur. Facilitated by the GBC’s Strategic Planning Team, the numerous SPN committees, made up of GBC members and ISKCON leaders and thinkers from across the globe, continued to explore new ideas and initiatives with the view to providing documents  that will form a  comprehensive plan for the future of ISKCON.

  • New Sadaputa Das Youtube Channel Gives Vedic Perspective on Modern Science
  • A new official Youtube channel, dubbed “The Sadaputa Digital Channel,” is offering the most complete and organized collection of the late ISKCON scientist Sadaputa Das’ lectures, seminars, interviews and videos in one place. Sadaputa Das (Dr. Richard L. Thompson) received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, where he specialized in probability theory and statistical mechanics. 

  • Sequel Planned to Award-Winning Short “Long Lost”
  • Writer-director Shaktyavesha Avatar Das is planning a sequel to his award-winning short film, “Long Lost.” The original 25-minute short, which tells the story of a young London man searching for answers in life and discovering Krishna consciousness, came in at third place in Russian film festival “I See God.” 

  • Safe Temple Awards to Show ISKCON’s Unified Commitment to Child Protection
  • As part of its ongoing efforts for child safety, ISKCON’s North American Child Protection Office will kick off 2016, the year of the society’s 50th anniversary, by holding its first annual “Safe Temple” awards. The awards will be held at the annual Governing Body Commission and Temple Presidents’ meetings in Houston, Texas during the second weekend of January 2016.

  • Epic Inevitable Time Album Inspired By Mahabharata
  • Radha Krishna Records, launched at Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara’s 40th anniversary in 2009, aims to release spiritual albums with high production values that will inspire appreciation for kirtan and a Krishna conscious message in a broad audience. Inevitable Time is mixed at Metropolis, a studio used by Madonna and Michael Jackson.

  • Communications Seminar and Course 2015 in Radhadesh, Belgium
  • This year, the ISKCON Communications Europe team invites devotees from outside of Europe as well, and important international strategies and issues will be discussed. The seminar will be followed by a communications course from the 3rd of June till the 6th June. The course will be given by ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Das.

    50th Anniversary News
  • The Bhagavat Dharma Experience: Prabhupada’s Second Visit to New Vrindaban
  • Over 500 devotees and guests had flooded in from all over the US for the biggest public event ISKCON had so far.

  • ISKCON’s 50th Plans Ramp Up, Search On For New Coordinator
  • As plans for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary in 2016 ramp up, thel 50th Anniversary Committee is on the lookout for a new international coordinator.

  • North American Leaders Focus on Kirtan, 50th Anniversary, TOVP
  • Sixty leaders of ISKCON Temples in North America met in Dallas for four days, to prepare for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of ISKCON in 2016.

  • A Swami’s Dream Comes to Life: Prabhupada’s First Visit to New Vrindaban
  • A cluster of devotees waited at the entrance to the West Virginia property, hearts beating with anticipation. 

  • ISKCON Communications Prepares for 50th Anniversary, Seeks Funds for Next Phase
  • ISKCON Communications Ministry is looking back on decades of gaining support for Prabhupada’s society. 

    World News
  • Religious Restrictions Among the World’s Most Populous Countries
  • Levels of religious restrictions and hostilities among the world’s 25 most populous countries vary tremendously.

  • India's Maharashtra State Bans Beef
  • The Indian president has approved a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.

  • Dawn of Man: Ethiopian Jawbone Fossil Pushes Back Human Origins
  • A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years.

  • Indian Widows Break Tradition and Celebrate Holi
  • Shunned women attend festivities in Vrindavan, one of two north Indian cities known as the 'cities of widows'.

  • UN Urges Global Move to Meat and Dairy-free Diet
  • Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says.

  • A Psychiatrist’s Letter to Young People about Fifty Shades of Grey

    There’s nothing gray about Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s all black. Abuse is not glamorous or cool.  It is never OK, under any circumstances.

  • Warmer Hearts Can Cool Warming Planet

    "We have borrowed the future from our children instead of inheriting it from our ancestors." This African proverb vividly describes the contemporary use of natural resources.

  • Lord Caitanya’s Simple Solution for Salvation

    For material success one needs to put in hard labour. However the process of devotion taught to us by Lord Caitanya is so simple, so sublime, so sweet and so joyful that while treading the path of devotion there is no negative emotion.

  • The Bhagavad-gita Saves Lives - A Book Distribution Story

    One of the most astonishing miracles of placing Bhagavad Gitas in motel rooms was a story of a man who was saved from committing suicide by reading just a few pages of Bhagavad Gita.

  • Feeding the Real Hunger

    One of the main problems of life we all face is filling our bellies. We have to eat and this hard fact forces most of us out of bed and off to work every day.

  • Miracle on Second Avenue