• GBC Releases Book On Srila Prabhupada’s Position
  • Evolutionary Theory & the Incarnations of Vishnu
  • Second Largest ISKCON Temple to Open in Kanpur
  • GBC Leader Hosts Prestigious Wilbur Awards
  • Pandava Sena Youth Group Celebrates 20 Years
  • Legumes Improve Cardiovascular Health
  • The Science Behind Temple Bells
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  • New Vrindaban Festivals Inspire and Build Relationships
  • The Vaishnava tradition is famous for its festivals. And within ISKCON, the New Vrindaban community in West Virginia has become one of the most renowned places to celebrate. As New Vrindaban finds a fresh start and rebuilds itself, festivals have been found to be one of the best ways to inspire and bring together devotees, as well as to develop a mutually appreciative relationship with the local public.

  • GBC Releases Book On Srila Prabhupada’s Position
  • “Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON,” was written by ISKCON scholar Ravindra Svarupa Das and published by ISKCON GBC Press. “Our main concern [in writing this book] was that, in the very near future, our movement faces a time when all the devotees who had direct experience of Srila Prabhupada will no longer be on the planet,” says Ravindra Svarupa. “And I know from the history of religions that this is always a critical time.”

  • Second Largest ISKCON Temple in the World to Open in Kanpur
  • The second-largest ISKCON temple in the world is set to open in Kanpur on October 3rd, 2014. Construction began in October 2011 and will conclude this August. Set on a 15-acre site, the elaborate 100,000 square-foot temple, with its majestic towers, will include an open-sky courtyard and large temple hall.

  • Pandava Sena Youth Group Celebrates 20 Years
  • Upon its birth in 1994 out of necessity to protect Bhaktivedanta Manor from closure, the UK’s Pandava Sena youth group was a powerful force. 250 current members and alumni, ranging in age from 14 to 38, packed into Bhaktivedanta Manor’s temple room for its 20th anniversary on April 12th. They were joined by several senior devotees who had been long-time well-wishers.

  • GBC Leader Hosts Prestigious Wilbur Awards
  • Most people have heard of the Oscar, the Tony and the Emmy Awards. But, who has ever heard of a Wilbur? The Wilbur Award is a highly sought after annual prize awarded to members of the secular media in North America. This year for the first time ever the event was hosted by an RCC member from outside the Christian or Jewish faiths, ISKCON’s own Governing Body Commission Chairman, Anuttama Dasa.

  • ISKCON Houston Deities Move Into Their Grand New Home
  • On April 4th, the presiding Deities of ISKCON Houston, Texas, were moved into Their beautiful new home. Construction began on the 24,000 square-foot Orissan-style temple  in 2004. The official opening festival, on May 17th and 18th, will draw an estimated 15,000 people and mark the culmination of many years of hard work.

  • Former Radhadesh President Joins Mayapur Co-Directors
  • Hrdaya Caitanya Das, who served as president of ISKCON’s Radhadesh community in the Belgian Ardennes for twenty-seven years, is grateful to be taking on the service of co-director at ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal. He and fellow newcomer Gauranga-Simha Das from South Africa will bring the board of co-directors to six.

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  • The Science Behind Temple Bells
  • The bell works as anti-dote to the chaos of your mind. Before you enter temple, it prepares you for the calming taste of of spiritual awareness you are going to experience.

  • Eating Legumes Improves Cardiovascular Health
  • Just a single serving of legumes a day can significantly improve cholesterol levels and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • The 5 Most Prevalent Toxins Destroying the Body
  • With thousands of toxins circulating in the world it can be very easy to become overwhelmed. These are 5 toxins to be especially concerned about.

  • Swiss Apartment Village for 'Hypersensitives' - No Perfume, Mobile phones or Wi-Fi Allowed
  • Europe's first entirely chemical-free housing complex was recently built in the outskirts of Zurich.

  • Megadams: Battle on the Brahmaputra
  • China and India have their eye on the energy potential of the vast Brahmaputra river. Will a new wave of "megadams" bring power to the people - or put millions at risk?

  • China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission
  • By barring any Buddhist monk living outside China from seeking reincarnation, the law gives Chinese authorities the power to choose the next Dalai Lama.

  • France's Policy Against "Sects" Disavowed by the Council of Europe
  • The Resolution expresses concern about abuses against minors, but also recommends respecting the families' rights to freedom of religion. 

  • New Scholarly Book to Explore A Hindu-Catholic Approach to Divine Absence
  • Francis X. Clooney, S.J. is a Professor of Comparative Theology at the Harvard Divinity School, where he also directs the Center for the Study of World Religions.

  • This Iconic Self-Help Book Proves That Spirituality Has A Place In The Business World
  • Iconic book cites personal renewal and spiritual connection as essential to achieving one's greatest potential.

  • Eat More Tomatoes and Slash Cancer Risk
  • Studies have shown a positive correlation between those people with a diet high in tomatoes, and having a lower risk of some forms of cancer.

  • Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say
  • The tiny scrap of papyrus contains a phrase never before seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife...’ 

  • Constant Change

    Constant change has become the underlying theme of the age – update your fashion, contrast your scenery, evolve your goals and upgrade your gadgets. After all, variety is the mother of enjoyment.

  • Evolutionary Theory & the Incarnations of Vishnu

    Who would imagine that there could be any connection between modern evolutionary theory and something as esoteric as the incarnations of Vishnu—which is a central theme in the Hindu religion?

  • It Rained Nectar at Mayapur Kirtan Mela

    Golden Gauranga and his dear associates glanced at thousands of devotees with eyes full of compassion. There was love in the air and it seemed like thousands of honey bees had finally found the treasure house of nectar.

  • Unconscious Competence

    Sometimes it seems so hard to change. The ‘lower nature’ returns to haunt us, we easily slip back into bad habits, and annoying desires (which we thought were dead and buried) somehow re-appear.

  • Why Is the Bhagavad-gita So "Pessimistic"?

    People with cursory knowledge of the Gita’s philosophy sometimes ask: “When the world offers both pleasures and pains, why does the Bhagavad-gita call the world a place of misery?”

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