• The Walking Monk Retraces Prabhupada’s Journey
  • Sivarama Swami Addresses World Peace Forum
  • Ethan Hawke Film Shot at Bhakti Center Released
  • Budapest Transit Zone: A Little Isle of Humanity
  • Celebrating Another's Success: An Antidote To Envy
  • Spirit Matters: The Importance of Outreach Videos
  • Mundane and Transcendental Morality
ISKCON 50 Meditations
by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
  • October 13, 2015
  • Prabhupada was not demanding in Butler. For himself, he kept his strict sadhana of chanting and hearing, his Bhagavatam writing, his vegetarian diet offered to Krishna. But he didn’t demand much from others.

    Inside ISKCON
  • The Walking Monk Retraces Prabhupada’s Journey
  • Bhaktimarga Swami has become famous as “The Walking Monk” from his treks on foot four times across his native Canada, as well as across Ireland, Israel, Fiji, Mauritius, Guyana and Trinidad. The Swami’s current walk, however, may mean the most to him on a personal level.

  • Ethan Hawke Film Shot at Bhakti Center Released on Blu-Ray
  • The independent film 10,000 Saints, which includes scenes shot in the Manhattan Hare Krishna Temple “The Bhakti Center” and features ISKCON devotees, was released on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming services on October 6th. Based on the novel by Eleanor Henderson, it is directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini of the Oscar-nominated American Splendor.

  • Lord Jagannath Showers His Mercy Upon Kanpur
  • On the bright afternoon of 3rd October 2015, the chariot of Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra rolled down the roads of Old Kanpur, India, with hundreds of devotees dancing. People enthusiastically participated in the chariot pulling fiesta. Simultaneously young students of different colleges of Kanpur earnestly distributed books on the roads and the marketplace.

  • Sivarama Swami Addresses World Peace Forum
  • The World Peace Forum is a worldwide platform that brings together a large number of professionals of all backgrounds and from all corners of the Earth. Their recent meeting was held on October 2-3, 2015 in the European Parliament in Luxembourg and Germany, where ISKCON devotees were also invited.

  • “Spirit Matters”: The Importance of Outreach Videos
  • Spirit Matters a new YouTube channel developed by ISKCON devotees in New Zealand aims to give people insights into a more conscious way of living. The idea is to make it easy for people to learn about aspects of bhakti-yoga, mantra meditation and Krishna conscious living, and become inspired to enquire further about the knowledge they contain.

  • Canada Rugby World Cup Team Visit ISKCON Leicester
  • The Canada Rugby World Cup Team attended the ISKCON Leicester Kirtan Fest this Sunday 27th September. The Canadian Team, who are in the UK for the World Cup tournament, were walking through Leicester’s City Centre, when they heard the sound of kirtan coming from the magnificent temple. Ananda Monet was leading a beautiful kirtan.

  • Bhagavata Subodhini: A New Study Book on the Bhagavatam
  • It is believed that a classic is a book that doesn't need to be written again yet it inspires numerous other books to be composed. Srimad Bhagavatam is such a timeless classic that it has inspired numerous intellectuals to write commentaries since ages; commentary of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami being the most well known in late century.

    50th Anniversary News
  • Extended World Holy Name Week Celebrates Prabhupada’s U.S. Arrival
  • World Holy Name Week (WHNW), first established in 2008, is increasing in popularity with forty-three ISKCON Centers worldwide in 2013 and over fifty last year putting on events designed to share, spread and become absorbed in the Holy Name of God. 

  • Dr. Graham M. Schweig on Prabhupada's Historic Achievements
  • "Prabhupāda has brought more light into this world, a world in which we still find too much darkness. Let us celebrate on this day how Prabhupāda raised greater awareness to the monumental teachings of the Gītā."

  • Boston Celebrates 50 Years Since Prabhupada’s Arrival
  • On September 19th, nearly 500 of his disciples and grand-disciples from six countries gathered at Commonwealth Pier.

  • Boston Honors Srila Prabhupada by Raising Indian Flag Over City Hall
  • On Thursday September 17th, at 10:00am, Boston City Hall raised the Indian flag in honor of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada. 

  • Houston Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s U.S. Arrival
  •  Houston’s Hare Krishna Dham temple held a massive “ISKCON 50 Festival” to celebrate last weekend.

    World News
  • Yamuna Will Be Clean in Three Years: Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra
  • "The oxygen level in the river has also gone way below what is required. We'll make the river so clean that people will be able to bathe in it," Mishra said.

  • James Cameron: Wanna Fight Climate Change? Stop Eating Meat.
  • James Cameron, famed director and well-known climate change activist, has a message for the masses: go vegan to fight climate change.

  • Amnesiac Man Wakes From Coma Speaking Only Ancient Hebrew
  • A 53-year old man who spent six days in the coma, still has no memory of his former life and can only speak… in ancient Hebrew!

  • Why Quinoa Is the Best Food for Diabetics?
  •  Recently it is found that quinoa maintains blood sugar levels and best nutrition source for diabetics.

  • PM Modi for Shift in Climate Change Discourse to ‘Climate Justice’
  • Climate change is a “pressing” global challenge and the poor people are ‘most adversely’ affected by it.

  • Transit Zone: A Dirty Underpass in a Hungary Railway Station Becomes an Isle of Humanity

    When I lay down in my comfortable apartment in Budapest, all I could see are images of little children lying on the dirty floor of Budapest’s railway stations waiting for their transfer to a new, safer and better life.

  • Celebrating Another's Success: An Antidote To Envy

    I realized that envy is the most unfortunate aspect of human nature. Not only is the envious person rendered unhappy by his or her envy, but they also wish to inflict misfortune on others.

  • I'mmoral

    How important is it to follow social niceties? Isn’t a spiritualist automatically moral? Does following such ethics contribute anything to the divine journey?

  • Freedom of Speech

    We live in an overcommunicated world. The prevailing culture insists we reply to all text messages within 10 minutes, be mindful of the mountain of emails building up in our inbox, and religiously return random ‘missed calls’ on our phones.

  • A Culture of Mindfulness in the Workplace

    Who has time for mindfulness when deadlines are looming and our managers are breathing down our necks? Mindfulness might be good for monks living in the forest or folks who have retired from corporate life but unrealistic for busy, working individuals.

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