• ISKCON’s Launches Systematic Kirtan Course
  • Virtual Mantra Choir To Feature Webcam Singers
  • ISKCON Provides Hospital Patients with Food
  • An Offering of Love: Recipes of Newfound Meaning
  • Why Detoxification Is So Important
  • Top Powerful Fall Foods for Your Health
  • The Meaning of Challenge
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  • GBC Leadership Project Looking for Curriculum Developers & Teachers
  • The Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has recently increased its focus on succession; on the need to identify and develop new leaders. As a result the GBC has asked three of its committees  to focus on ways to speed up the selection and development process without compromising the quality of the training.

  • ISKCON’s First Systematic Kirtan Course Inspires Transformation
  • Eleven select international students immersed themselves full-time in ISKCON’s first systematic kirtan course for nearly two months this summer, at Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium. During this time they studied the theology behind kirtan, the proper mood and way to perform it, and its history and tradition, and took practical lessons in how to skillfully sing and play instruments to glorify the Lord.

  • An Offering of Love: Recipes of Newfound Meaning
  • She was in the prime of her youth when her world flipped upside down in an instant. Up until the year before, Jahnavi had been enjoying all of the thrills and fun that life could offer. Not worrying about the future, not taking the Krishna consciousness that her parents had given to her very seriously. But then it happened – the harsh pains of suffering that many of us have faced in this world hit her family like a storm.

  • ISKCON to Provide TB Hospital Patients with Wholesome Food
  • Patients at Sewree's TB Hospital will soon be fed hygienic, protein-rich food specially prepared by cooks from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Keeping in mind that patients need wholesome meals to improve their health, BMC has asked ISKCON to set up a kitchen at the 1,000-bed hospital, that has recently come under fire for bad food and poor hygiene. 

  • Searching For Vedic India Available as E-book
  • An updated edition of  Searching For Vedic India by Devamrita Swami is now available as an e-book in all flavors at bbtmedia.com. The sages of India’s lost past delighted in knowledge of the nonmaterial. But they testified that they also knew how to produce material benefits without industry. Dare we consider that the subcontinent of India, thousands of years ago, was the center of the greatest spiritual wisdom and mystical technology that Earth has seen?

  • Virtual Mantra Choir To Feature Hundreds of Webcam Singers
  • A unique offering may be presented to the sacred hill Giri Govardhana upon the October 24th festival of Govardhana Puja this year. Renowned UK musician and singer Jayadeva Das (John Richardson) will put together a virtual version of his Mantra Choir project in which over 108 – and possibly as many as 300 or 400 – singers will harmonize through their webcams on a mantra in praise of Govardhana.

  • ISKCON Supports Bill to Accurately Portray Hinduism in School Textbooks
  • As a monotheistic Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition under the broader umbrella of Hinduism, ISKCON has signed on to support a new bill that would require school textbooks to more accurately portray Hinduism, as well as other religions and cultures.

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  • Why Detoxification Is So Important
  • We pick up parasites from our food and our surroundings that take up residence in our bodies. Our bodies store mercury, lead, and other heavy metals.

  • Top Powerful Fall Foods for Your Health
  • Get ready for the autumn harvest everyone. Listed below are some delicious, mouth-watering superfoods that the mouth will crave long before that first bite.

  • Drug Free Pain Relief: Reducing Pain without Medication
  • Don’t want to use medication? You’re not alone. Many people are desperate not to take tablets regularly…but what are your alternatives?

  • Maradona Among Stars in Interfaith Peace Soccer Match in Rome
  • Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist players, including Israel's Tomer Hemed, take part in game endorsed by Pope.

  • Modi Gifts Gita to Japanese Emperor
  • "Today I went to the maharaja of Japan, I have given one to him, because I don't think that I have anything more to give and the world also does not have anything more to get than this."

  • Kirtan: A New Healing Tool for Veterans?
  • Some veterans are discovering that kirtan—a form of chanting from India—is helping them cope with conditions such as PTSD, as well as life back home.

  • New Jersey, USA, Welcomes BAPS Hindu Temple
  • The new Shri Swaminarayan Mandir covers 160 acres, and the primary mandir, or temple, on the premises measures 133 ft long and 87 ft wide.

  • Yoga Legend BKS Iyengar Passes Away
  • World-renowned yoga guru and founder of the Iyengar School of Yoga B K S Iyengar passed away in Pune on August 20th following illness.

  • Lord Krishna Takes Birth in Muslim Devotee’s House
  • Ahmed, who is the principal of a municipal school, believes that religion does not teach hatred or rivalry, instead it promotes love and fraternity.

  • Mahabharat Historian Gets Research Reins
  • “The stories of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat cannot be termed a-historical just because there is not enough archaeological hard evidence."

  • New Book Traces Science Advances to Ancient Asian Culture
  • “Modern science and medicine would be unrecognizable, and far more primitive, without the immense contribution of the ancient Hindus.” 

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  • The Meaning of Challenge

    The deepest thinkers throughout history have pondered the challenge of meaning, especially when confronted with the mortality and fragility of human existence.

  • People Pray to God - The Vrajavasis Pray for God

    Praying for others is itself an act of selflessness, but praying for God is the act of ultimate selflessness. What the Vrajavasis are unconscious of is Krishna’s divinity, not divinity itself. They are obviously not atheists – they are the topmost theists.

  • Mission Impossible

    People have a romantic idea of spirituality: escape worldly distraction, access higher states of consciousness, and settle into an internal serenityThe dedicated practitioners, however, will frankly admit that it doesn’t always work like that.

  • Krishna’s Healthcare

    Since time immemorial, human societies have championed Mother Nature’s therapeutic splendor as a reliable and sacred source of healthcare. It is important to be aware of the various health issues sprouting up during this iron age of Kali.

  • Before You Hit 'Send': 5 Tips for Thoughtful Communication

    Hasty communication can break relationships and ruin careers. Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message.

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