• Houston’s Goswami Academy to Hold Open House
  • Vaishnava Tattoo Subculture Grows in North America
  • Gopal Krishna Goswami Inaugurates Leaders' Forum
  • How to Find One's Dharma?
  • German Environment Ministry Bans Meat at Functions
  • Religious Leaders on New US Immigration Policies
Inside ISKCON
  • Vaishnava Tattoo Subculture Grows in North America
  • Today, a new Krishna conscious subculture seems to be growing out of the tattoo scene in North America, particularly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Devotee tattoo artists – or “tattooers” as they’re more commonly known in the biz – are inking incredible devotional art, sharing their Bhagavad-gita based perspective on life with customers, getting together for kirtan, and even chanting at yoga studios. And more and more of them are springing up everywhere.

  • Gopal Krishna Goswami Inaugurates Prerana Forum’s Conclave
  • The spiritual teacher addressing the 180 members of the audience comprising India’s leading industry professionals, government officials, academicians and journalists, said “spirituality is essential for conscientious leadership”. Quoting from the sacred text, Bhagavad Gita, Gopal Krishna Goswami said “whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, therefore, it is very important for leaders from any sphere of life to have integrity, compassion and faith. 

  • Houston’s Goswami Academy to Hold Open House This March
  • ISKCON Houston’s Goswami Academy, an elementary school from pre-K to fifth grade, is already a success, teaching students from its own large congregation as well as ISKCON children from other states. But now the school, established in 2014, is also hoping to attract students from the broader Houston community to avail of its values-based education.

  • South African Devotees Walk 650 kms to Raise Funds for Sankirtana Bus
  • Two South African devotees – brahmachari Narottam Das and his friend Mukharavinda Das, both from ISKCON Sandton – have walked 654 kilometers from Johannesburg to Durban, to raise funds for a new sankirtana bus. Because they are humble, unknown brahmacharis without the pull to draw instant financial support, and their ashrama doesn’t have enough funds to pay for a bus, they decided to get creative to manifest what was important to them.

  • Ibadan Sankirtan Party Becomes West Africa Book Distribution Marathon Champion
  • The Nagara Sankirtana party of Ibadan, Nigeria became West Africa’s book distribution marathon champion for 2016. The sankirtan party led by Yadhunath Das has distributed 901 books in December. The Nagara Sankirtan project started off in 2015 with the purpose of reviving the Harinama Sankirtana spirit initially in West Africa, by providing special support and care for book distribution devotees, who are serving and traveling in groups.

  • Days Two and Three of ISKCON GBC, Sannyasi and Guru Sanga
  •  Problems. Complications. Difficulties. We all have them. Usually they occur 365 days a year. Being a leader means dealing with the added responsibility of societal and institutional issues and finding viable solutions as well.  But the first step in solving a problem is recognizing that there is one. On the second and third days of the GBC, sannyasi and guru sanga, the participants began to untie this Gordian knot.

  • New MOSA Exhibition Shows “The Many Colors of Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami”
  • A new solo exhibition opened at the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Radhadesh, Belgium on January 28th, during the Radhadesh Mellows kirtan festival, entitled “The Many Colors of Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami.” Satsvarupa Maharaja’s bright and colorful works filled MOSA’s two exhibition spaces during Radhadesh Mellows -- which was attended by about a thousand devotees -- and continue to be on display now.

  • Day One of the Sanga of ISKCON GBCs, Gurus and Sannyasis
  • Most religious organizations fail to survive past four generations. These generations are tasked with challenge of preserving the original teachings of their founder. How each generation successfully navigates issues that arise provide the foundation for the next generation. On February 12th, senior ISKCON leaders comprised of GBCs, sannyasis and gurus assembled in Mayapur to discuss the challenges the organization faces.

    50th Anniversary News
  • “The Joy of Devotion” Film Released, Shows Global Impact of Krishna Devotees
  • One of the final events of the ISKCON 50th anniversary year, the 85-minute film has been called “one of the best films ever produced about ISKCON” by the society’s Communications Minister Anuttama Das.

  • Religious and Political Leaders Appreciate Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON at 50th Anniversary Gala in Washington D.C.
  • Over 300 people attended the Gala event, seventy-five of them special VIP invitees including religious leaders, media, government representatives and political leaders. 

  • ISKCON Kharghar Celebrates Incorporation Day with a Week-long Program
  • “The festival saw devotees embarking on a voyage of memories that helped us remember the 50 glorious years of ISKCON." 

  • ISKCON Leicester to Reveal Working Temple for 50th Anniversary
  • Four years after acquisition, ISKCON Leicester will finally reveal major renovation to the City Centre building, allowing it to be finally used as a temple, this Saturday 30th July 2016. 

  • London Mayor Congratulates ISKCON on Turning 50
  • The meeting was part of the special outreach initiative to express gratitude to the city of London in which 5000 cupcakes were distributed in key locations in London during morning rush hour to say, “Thank You London!”.

    World News
  • Religious Groups, Leaders Respond to New US Immigration Policies
  • “I keep asking, where are God’s borders?” he said. “If Jesus was a Mexican, would Donald Trump deport him?”

  • Discord in Angela Merkel's Government After Environment Ministry Bans Meat at Official Functions
  • A row has broken out in Angela Merkel’s government after the environment minister banned meat at official functions. Barbara Hendricks claims eating meat is damaging to the environment.

  • Pope Appears to Back Native Tribes in Dakota Pipeline Conflict
  • Thousands of tribe members, environmentalists and others set up camps last year on Army Corps land in the North Dakota plains as protests intensified.

  • Meet the Vegan Saudi Prince Who's Turning the Lights on in Jordan
  • “Climate change and the unjustified consumption of energy are two of the most serious issues we face today at the macro-level.”

  • India Just Banned All Forms of Disposable Plastic In Its Capital
  • India’s capital city Delhi has introduced a ban on disposable plastic. Cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic were prohibited by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

    Opinion
  • God Who Respects Human Intelligence and Individuality

    In the Gita, Krishna is not sitting on a high moral cloud passing judgment on humanity, but is accepting the role of an assistant of humanity. He is persuading humanity to choose a prudent moral course by outlining logically and philosophically the choices available to us, and their inbuilt and inevitable consequences.

  • Dharma

    We live in a noisy world, and, in the midst of it, struggle to hear the heart. Ironically, tuning into our inner calling is where the real journey begins, otherwise we may well be careering down a no-through road. Happy and fulfilled people utilize wisdom and guidance to accurately understand what makes them tick. Its a simple but neglected principle of life.

  • Agnideva Das' New CD - Review

    “Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna” is an Agnideva tour de force, delivered with inimitable grace and unassailable expertise. A tribute to the great acharyas and Srila Prabhupada, he honors them by working sensitively and cooperatively with mainly second-generation devotees who also show considerable talent and enthusiasm.

  • The Creator’s Cruelty and the Saints’ Selflessness

    Unlike the saintly, we are conditioned souls attached to worldly pleasures. Such pleasures, being temporary, become sources of misery. Despite experiencing such miseries repeatedly, we can’t give up our attachments. Why?

  • Look Back to Look Forward

    The sanskrit word for gratitude is “krta-jna” – literally meaning “to know what has been done for you.” Truly valuing the miracle of our present state, opens the doors to limitless and abundant potential. 

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