• Thousands Flock to Opening of New Kanpur Temple
  • BRC Acquires Manuscripts From Sri Advaita’s Line
  • Words Shape Worlds – Watch Your Words
  • New Community Center in Alachua
  • Hema Malini Has a Message for Her Adopted Mathura
  • ISKCON Youth Honored for Literary Contributions
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  • Bhaktivedanta Research Centre Acquires Manuscripts From Advaita Acharya’s Line
  • The Bhaktivedanta Research Centre in Kolkata has added some new treasures to its vast library of over 15,000 works that includes many important and rare works by Vaishnava acharyas. Amongst the recent acquisitions are seven hand-written manuscripts donated by Sri Sanjay Goswami of Vrindavan, a 14th generation descendent from Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s intimate associate Sri Advaita Acharya.

  • Thousands Flock to Opening of Second Largest ISKCON Temple in the World in Kanpur
  • Tens of thousands of devotees and members of the public attended the recent opening of the grand new Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir in Kanpur, India. A particular highlight was an elaborate dance presentation on Lord Krishna’s pastimes and the great saint Mirabai by Hema Malini. A longtime Krishna devotee and supporter of ISKCON, Malini is a legendary Bollywood actress and a Member of Parliament for Mathura.

  • New Arts and Languages Community Center Opens in Alachua
  • At 60, Mahattama Dasi, a former preschool teacher and caregiver for terminally ill devotees, has found a new way to give back to the community. The Mexican native has leased a two-storey house on six-acres of private land in Alachua, Florida, home to the largest ISKCON community in North America. It will serve as an “Arts and Languages Center,” as well as offering many other services to the community.

  • ISKCON Boston Celebrates Diwali at the Massachusetts State House
  • State houses, traditionally meeting places of United States' governors, legislators and decision makers, rarely host gatherings related to religious expression or discourse. However, for the third year in a row the Massachusetts State House, amidst the majesty of its Hall of Flags & Grand Staircase, hosted a Diwali opening ceremony. 

  • ISKCON News Spreads Across Spanish-Speaking World
  • Since it was launched in January 2014, readership of ISKCON News’ Spanish language sister website ISKCON Noticias (noticias.iskcon.org) has increased rapidly, now reaching around 7,000 every week, and growing. Readers are more far-flung, too. Although most hailed from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay when the site was first launched, today there are also readers in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Spain, as well as Spanish-speakers in the USA.

  • ISKCON Youth Honored for Literary Contributions
  • KidSpirit, an online magazine that encourages teens to write about topics like faith and spirituality, is featuring some of its best young writers at the non-profit’s 2014 award ceremony in New York City on November 9. Nimai Agarwal is a member of the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. chapters of ISKCON. His parents Lokadaksha das and Vidarbha Suta dasi are active in local college and book distribution programs. 

  • Varnashram Ministry Impressed by Nilachal Dham on Tour of Indian Farms
  • Recently, Arjuna Krishna Das and Ram Lakshman Das took a month-long tour of seven farm communities across India to report on and unite them all. Both devotees represent ISKCON Daiva Varnashram Ministry, which promotes the development of spiritual eco-communities in India. Their travels took them first to ISKCON Juhu’s satellite farm project Nilachal Dham.

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  • 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."

  • Copper Surfaces Could be Crucial to Stopping Ebola Outbreak
  • For many years, health researchers have been interested in the potential of copper to help stem the spread of dangerous infections.

  • Beat Insomnia With Natural Remedies
  • A chronic lack of sleep not only affects your work, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life, it also wreaks havoc with your immune system.

  • You Can Drink Yamuna Water and Also Swim in the River by 2017: JICA Representative
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), expressed hope that the Yamuna would be clean by year 2017. 

  • How the World Loved the Swastika - Until Hitler Stole It
  • Archaeological finds have long demonstrated that the swastika is a very old symbol, but ancient examples are by no means limited to India.

  • Catholic Church Sends Message of Goodwill on Divali
  • "We, Christians and Hindus, may we join together with followers of other religions to foster a culture of inclusion for a just and peaceful society."

  • Will the Bible Museum Give Guests an Eden Experience?
  • PETA is urging the Bible Museum’s chair to serve exclusively “Eden food”—vegan food, that is—in the museum’s restaurant.

  • First Hint of 'Life After Death' In Biggest Ever Scientific Study
  • Scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible.

  • 16 Million People in the US are Now Vegan or Vegetarian!
  • In 2009, a tiny one percent of the US population reported eating vegetarian or vegan. The rates have skyrocketed over the last five years.  

  • Window Shopping

    Modern-day self-development promotes the ideals, but how much does it actually equip and empower one to genuinely imbibe this positive mental state?

  • Words Shape Worlds – Watch Your Words

    Effective communication is not easy. Communication doesn’t happen merely by our sending the right message – it happens when our message is rightly understood.

  • Bhakti Subordinates Social Hierarchy to Spiritual Sincerity

    We live in an age that that cherishes equality for all and celebrates the breaking down of barriers such as race. Intriguingly, a similar egalitarian spirit is enshrined in the Bhagavad-gita written millennia ago.

  • Head Space

    Luxuries have become necessities, without which, we just can’t function. Modern-day spiritualists, it seems, are faced with a unique challenge: the art of living is not how big we can make it, rather how small we can keep it!

  • Humility in Leadership

    Generally, when we hear the term "humility," we imagine an individual who lacks confidence, is weak and unsure of themselves and in general is a pushover.

  • Miracle on Second Avenue