• Devotees Reach out to Tribal People of India
  • Unwrapping Christmas: Lesson for Vaishnavas
  • ISKCON Hungary's Christmas With Massive FFL
  • Brazil’s Jaladuta Institute A Scriptural Success
  • Krishna Balaram Mandir Celebrates 40th Anniversary
  • What to Do When Worry Overwhelms Us
  • The Poverty of Spirit
  • ISKCON’s Tribal Care Initiative Reaches Out to Tribal People of India
  • The Initiative is currently focusing on the Munda and Sauntala tribes of the state of Orissa, the Karbi and Dimasar tribes of Assam, the Riang and Tripuri tribes of Tripura, the Mizo tribes of Mizoram, and the Naga tribes of Nagaland.

  • Krishna Balarama Mandir to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
  • At least one hundred Prabhupada disciples, including several who helped build Krishna Balarama Mandir, are expected to attend the epic five-day celebration of the Vrindavan temple’s 40th anniversary from March 24th to 28th 2015. They’ll be recalling the even grander original opening festival from April 16th to 27th, 1975, attended by 1,000 devotees.

  • ISKCON Hungary Celebrates Christmas With Massive Food Distribution
  • During the month of December, ‘Food For Life Hungary’ ISKCON Hungary’s charity program has been distributing 30 tons of dry food (rice, flour, oil, pasta, canned vegetables) as well as 30,000 plates of hot meal to the needy all across the country. The ‘Christmas packages’ that the volunteers have been giving out in 12 locations and cities represent the only source of food for many families during the cold winter and the holiday season.

  • Instituto Jaladuta Improves Scriptural Knowledge in Latin America
  • While it may still be something of a well-kept secret, at least in the English-speaking world, Brazil’s Hare Krishna Seminary of Philosophy and Theology has been systematically educating Portuguese-speaking devotees in Srila Prabhupada’s books since 2001.

  • New Year Intensive Sanskrit Course in Vrindavan
  • The Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) course covers the most important sutras of the Sri Harinamamrita Vyakarana, Srila Jiva Gosvami's complete Sanskrit grammar, a work that contains around 3200 sutras or grammatical rules.  By the end of the course students will be able to directly read and understand the Sanskrit verses and commentaries on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam, along with several other writings of Vaishnava acharyas.

  • Unwrapping Christmas: Lesson for Vaishnavas
  • ISKCON Communications Director and Governing Body Chairman Anuttama dasa offered his thoughts on lessons Vaishnavas can gain from the Christmas season during a Sunday Feast lecture at the Washington DC Temple. Is there something to gain from contemplating the sacrifices of Lord Jesus Christ...and plastic reindeer? 

  • Youth to Celebrate New Year with Brazil Kirtan Fest
  • Around 1,000 devotees, including many youth, from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, the U.S., the U.K., and India are expected to celebrate the New Year with the Holy Name during Kirtan Fest at Brazil’s Nova Gokula Dhama from December 31st to January 3rd It is the biggest Vaishnava festival in Latin America.

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  • The Doctor Is In: Pope Francis’ List of 15 Diseases That Ail the Church
  • Pope Francis held nothing back in addressing the ills of the Catholic Church in a critique of what ails the church’s central bureaucracy.

  • Church of England Names Libby Lane as First Female Bishop
  • This is  “a completely new phase of our existence,” the Archbishop of Canterbury said.

  • Tulsi Gabbard Visits India and Talks About Bhakti
  • Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress visits India for the first time. In an interview Tulsi speaks about her life as a Krishna devotee. 

  • Sushma Swaraj Urges Centre to Declare Bhagavad Gita as National Holy Book
  • Swaraj was attending the celebrations marking 5,151 years of the Bhagwad Gita in Delhi.

  • UN to Declare June 21 As World Yoga Day: Sushma Swaraj
  • The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Narendra Modi, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

  • Hema Malini Appeals to ‘Save Yamuna’
  • Bollywood’s "dream girl" and Lok Sabha member from Mathura, veteran actress Hema Malini demanded an immediate release of water into the Yamuna River from the Hathini Kund barrage.

  • Moscow: Temple-for-church Test Stares at Modi
  • A soured temple-for-church exchange pact between New Delhi and Moscow has added an unlikely edge to the Prime Minister's scheduled talks with Putin.

  • India’s New Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Aims to Rebrand and Promote Yoga in India
  • India now has a minister of yoga — and he and his government want their cultural bliss back.

  • Pope Francis Prays In Turkey's Blue Mosque In Interfaith Outreach
  • His head bowed, Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul's most important mosques.

  • Visitors From 43 Countries Can Now Get Visa for India Online
  • Foreign nationals from 43 countries may now apply for and get their tourist visa-on-arrival online.

  • The Best Zingers in Pope Francis’s Takedown of Europe
  • On Tuesday, Pope Francis addressed the European parliament. It was a historic event, 26 years after John Paul II spoke there before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • What to Do When Worry Overwhelms Us

    We industriously hold on to the worrisome problem, thinking that we are tackling it, but actually we are being tackled by it – tackled to the ground and even below it.

  • The Poverty of Spirit

    The best way to tackle world poverty and indeed all other material problems is to simply abide by the divine instructions given by God, depending on him for our needs while engaging in spiritual practise to keep our desires and demands in check.

  • The Mind: Your Life's CEO

    Do we find ourselves, needlessly dwelling on negative situations for long periods of time, unable to detach ourselves from our thoughts? This is a problem shared by all of humanity. The mind is an equal opportunity misery provider.

  • ISKCON One Family - Part One

    Outstanding success is achieved through remarkable results and it is rarely, if ever, achieved by the individual alone. It happens through support, guidance, advice, willingness, corporation and commitment of others, beside the individual’s own contribution.

  • Bharatiyas in Egypt? (Part 2)

    The Phoenician are believed to have been maritime traders from Bharat. However, it is also possible that they were outcasts from ancient Afghanistan (Gandhara), who had turned into merchants after migrating to coastal Canaan.

  • Miracle on Second Avenue