• Sydney Siege: Devotees Help Healing Hearts
  • Krishna Consciousness Grows in South Korea
  • New Issue of “Imprint” Reports BBT Africa Success
  • Nigerian Devotees' Success at a Healing Center
  • Bhagavatam Gifting Chain Project in Mumbai
  • ISKCON One Family
  • Hema Malini Appeals to ‘Save Yamuna’
  • Bharatiyas in Egypt? (Part 2)
Inside ISKCON
  • ISKCON Communications Prepares for 50th Anniversary, Seeks Funds for Next Phase
  • As it prepares to play a major role in creating awareness for ISKCON’s upcoming 50th anniversary in 2016, the ISKCON Communications Ministry (IC) is looking back on decades of relationship-building and gaining support for Srila Prabhupada’s society. Meanwhile, it’s also seeking funds to ensure an even more effective next fifty years.

  • Devotees Chant for Peace in the Aftermath of the Sydney Siege
  • An armed man took 17 hostages in a cafe in Sydney's central business district on Monday. Three people, two hostages as well as the gunman died in the incident. Sydnyers are coming to terms with the tragic loss of life during the Lindt Cafe siege on Tuesday, by adding to a rapidly expanding floral tribute in Martin Place. To help the healing process ISKCON devotees led by Indradyumna Swami have been chanting and doing Harinama nearby. 

  • New Issue of “Imprint” Reports BBT Africa Successes
  • The latest effort from the African branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust – which has been publishing ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s books in various African languages since 2009 – is the e-magazine “Imprint.” The magazine, which released one issue last year but is becoming a regular quarterly with this November’s issue, is intended to communicate all the latest developments of the BBT Africa.

  • Mayapur 2015 Gaura Purnima Festival Dates Announced
  • ISKCON Mayapur has announced the dates for the 2015 Gaura Purnima festival. In 2015 Gaura Purnima will be celebrated on March 5th. The Mayapur community is working very hard to accommodate the tens of thousands of devotees from all over the world that are to be expected to visit Mayapur at this time of the year.

  • Launching of the Srimad Bhagavatam Gifting Chain Project in Mumbai
  • “The Srimad Bhagavatam Gifting Chain Project” is a unique idea inspired from the purport by Srila Prabhupada to the first verse of the first chapter of the first canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, where Srila Prabhupada referring to the Matsya Purana, states that anyone who makes a gift of this great work on a full moon day attains to the highest perfection of life by returning to Godhead.

  • Krishna Consciousness Grows in South Korea
  • Krishna consciousness continues to spread in one of the last frontiers, South Korea, with Patanjali Muni Das and Prayojana Das recently returning from their third tour of the East Asian country. Former Korean army officer Patanjali Muni spent three years living and teaching Krishna consciousness in his native country in the mid 2000s, and has translated both the Bhagavad-gita As It Is and the Sri Isopanisad for the Korean audience.

  • Nigerian Chief Invites Devotees to Preach at his Trado-medical Herb Healing Home
  • ISKCON devotees distributing books for the end-of-year Prabhupada marathon got an unexpected boost on December 4th when Dr. Eromosele S.A, a highly influential chief in the Bini Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria, invited them to preach at his Trado-medical Herb Healing Home.

    World News
  • Sushma Swaraj Urges Centre to Declare Bhagavad Gita as National Holy Book
  • Swaraj was attending the celebrations marking 5,151 years of the Bhagwad Gita in Delhi. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present during the celebrations.

  • UN to Declare June 21 As World Yoga Day: Sushma Swaraj
  • The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Narendra Modi, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

  • Hema Malini Appeals to ‘Save Yamuna’
  • Bollywood’s "dream girl" and Lok Sabha member from Mathura, veteran actress Hema Malini demanded an immediate release of water into the Yamuna River from the Hathini Kund barrage.

  • Moscow: Temple-for-church Test Stares at Modi
  • A soured temple-for-church exchange pact between New Delhi and Moscow has added an unlikely edge to the Prime Minister's scheduled talks with Putin.

  • India’s New Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Aims to Rebrand and Promote Yoga in India
  • India now has a minister of yoga — and he and his government want their cultural bliss back.

  • Pope Francis Prays In Turkey's Blue Mosque In Interfaith Outreach
  • His head bowed, Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul's most important mosques.

  • Visitors From 43 Countries Can Now Get Visa for India Online
  • Foreign nationals from 43 countries may now apply for and get their tourist visa-on-arrival online.

  • The Best Zingers in Pope Francis’s Takedown of Europe
  • On Tuesday, Pope Francis addressed the European parliament. It was a historic event, 26 years after John Paul II spoke there before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • Narendra Modi Calls for International Yoga Day
  • Yoga got a strong leg up on the world stage when Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for observing an International Yoga Day. 

  • Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change
  •  India’s coal rush could push the world past the brink of irreversible climate change, scientists say.

  • Hema Malini Has a Message for Her Adopted Mathura Village
  • “People keep chanting Radhe Radhe in the entire Raval but no one has ever thought of developing this village across the Yamuna river."

    Opinion
  • ISKCON One Family - Part One

    Outstanding success is achieved through remarkable results and it is rarely, if ever, achieved by the individual alone. It happens through support, guidance, advice, willingness, corporation and commitment of others, beside the individual’s own contribution.

  • Bharatiyas in Egypt? (Part 2)

    The Phoenician are believed to have been maritime traders from Bharat. However, it is also possible that they were outcasts from ancient Afghanistan (Gandhara), who had turned into merchants after migrating to coastal Canaan.

  • Material Self Knowledge Vs Spiritual Self Knowledge

    A recent article in the Op-Ed of the Dec 8 New York Times entitled  "Know Thy Self - Really"  by Quassim Cassam, philosophy professor  at the University of Warwick, UK., asks “How do you know you believe you are wearing socks?” 

  • What Hinduism Says About Success

    The success of the first half of life is only understood when the second half of life sets in - usually not by our own doing. According to Hinduism, we "fall" into the second half of life.

  • Bharatiyas in Egypt?

    Researchers find interesting similarities between ancient Indian and Egyiptian culture. Were there a real connection or are these similarities only coincidences? 

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