• ISKCON Communications Seeks Funds for Next Phase
  • Sydney Siege: Devotees Help Healing Hearts
  • Ukraine: Book Distribution in War Torn Region
  • Youth Celebrates New Year with Brazil Kirtan Fest
  • The Mind: Your Life's CEO
  • Book Distribution with Lord Shiva's Blessings
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  • Youth to Celebrate New Year with Brazil Kirtan Fest
  • Around 1,000 devotees, including many youth, from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, the U.S., the U.K., and India are expected to celebrate the New Year with the Holy Name during Kirtan Fest at Brazil’s Nova Gokula Dhama from December 31st to January 3rd It is the biggest Vaishnava festival in Latin America.

  • Book Distribution with Lord Shiva's Blessings
  • Karthiga deepam a festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva attracted more than 12 lakh of people at Thiruvanamalai, South India this year. This festival has been attracting millions of pilgrims to this tiny town of for hundreds of years now.  In the midst of all this there was one thing that caught a lot of attention, the Bhagavat Gita As it is

  • New Meditation App Targeting the Heart
  • ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor has just made a meditation app available on iTunes and Playstore. It has been designed for an unfamiliar audience and features Sandipani Muni, Ghanashyam Priya and Jahnavi. It's an honest and free app. After beginning with guided generic meditations it introduces our unique contribution in the section named heart. 

  • Jayadvaita Swami Speaks at South Africa’s Constitutional Court
  • The 10th of December 2014 marked the 18th Anniversary of the signing of the South African Constitution. This day was also the commemoration of the disappearance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. These two seemingly arbitrary events in history converged in the shape of a lecture entitled The Law Meets The Vedas delivered by Jayadvaita Swami at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

  • Ukrainian Devotees Distribute Krishna's Message in War Torn Region
  • In a country torn apart by war and suffering a plunging economy, Ukranian devotees are braving sub zero winter temperatures to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books this December. And they’re being rewarded by a receptive public. “People are very grateful,” says ISKCON Ukraine Regional Secretary Acyuta Priya Das.

  • 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. Two hostages as well as the gunman died in the incident. Sydnyers are coming to terms with the tragic loss of life during the 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. 

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  • Church of England Names Libby Lane as First Female Bishop
  • This is  “a completely new phase of our existence,” the Archbishop of Canterbury said.

  • Tulsi Gabbard Visits India and Talks About Bhakti
  • Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress visits India for the first time. In an interview Tulsi speaks about her life as a Krishna devotee. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

    Opinion
  • The Mind: Your Life's CEO

    Do we find ourselves, needlessly dwelling on negative situations for long periods of time, unable to detach ourselves from our thoughts? This is a problem shared by all of humanity. The mind is an equal opportunity misery provider.

  • 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.

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