• Hundreds of Thousands At 43rd Kolkata Ratha Yatra
  • Happy Janmasthami!
  • Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Update
  • Book:Govardhan, the Hill that Fulfills all Desires
  • ISKCON Participates in Hindu Forum of Europe
  • Appreciation of Madhudvisa Das by the GBC EC
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  • Hundreds of Thousands Attend 43rd Kolkata Ratha Yatra
  • “Srila Prabhupada first arranged and celebrated Rathayatra at the age of five on the streets of Kolkata with his neighbors and friends,” says organizer Ananga Mohan Das. “He always wanted the ISKCON Kolkata Rathayatra to be the second largest in the world after the one in Jagannath Puri. And since he established ISKCON in Kolkata in 1971, it has been growing, with an ever-increasing number of attendees.”

  • Boston's Mayor Issues "Sri Krishna Janmastami Day" Proclamation
  • The Honorable Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of the city of Boston, has signed a proclamation declaring August 17, 2014 to be "Sri Krishna Janamastami Day", a first for Boston ISKCON. It was at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier in 1965 that Srila Prabhupada first set foot on Western soil, and where he composed his prayer "Markine Bhagavata-dharma", entreating Lord Krishna for the spiritual deliverance of the western countries. 

  • Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Update
  • Over the past few weeks the Ukrainian refugee crisis has intensified. Risking their lives, many more ISKCON devotees are trying to flee from the troubled region. One of ISKCON's refugee coordinators in the Donetsk region has been arrested by separatists. 

  • Govardhana, the Hill that Fulfills all Desires
  • Touchstone Media has announced the release of the book Govardhana, the Hill that Fulfils all Desires written by ISKCON spiritual master Bhakti Caitanya Swami. The book is a virtual guide to this most holy place of pilgrimage for devotees of Lord Krishna. This book is the first of its kind that vivd take us around Govardhana Hill even without being physically there.

  • ISKCON Participates in Hindu Forum of Europe General Assembly
  • Several ISKCON leaders participated in the Hindu Forum of Europe’s General Assembly meetings in Savona, Italy on July 3rd and 4th this summer. “We’re trying to make sure that Hinduism is considered an official religion in EU countries, not an obscure sect,” says HFE President Radj Bhondoe. “So far it’s only officially recognized in three EU countries: the Netherlands, the UK and recently Italy. So there’s a lot of work to do.”

  • Appreciation of Madhudvisa Das by the ISKCON GBC Executive Committee
  • "As a determined follower of Srila Prabhupada from the very beginning, Madhudvisa Prabhu accepted many roles of responsibility in the growth of ISKCON worldwide. Posts he held include: President of the ISKCON temple San Francisco, President of the earliest residence for the devotees in Bombay , an original member of the international Governing Body Commission, and the initial Governing Body Commissioner for Australia." 

  • ISKCON Strategic Planning Team Needs Help
  • ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC) began its strategic planning work to help ISKCON grow into a healthy, sustainable, world-class organization. Srila Prabhupada wanted the GBC to lead ISKCON through good governance and to establish global policies, and he wanted an expansive, thriving movement that served both the public and those who accepted its shelter.

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  • How Religion Affects Children's Judgment of What Is Real and What Is Pretend
  •  A tsudy examines how children need to look beyond their first-hand experience in order to learn about the world.

  • Organic Food Contains Up to 60% More Antioxidants: Study
  • Eating organic is like eating two extra portions of fruit, vegetables daily.

  • Six Herbs That Enhance Digestive Health
  • There are a number of herbs that are often used in everyday cooking that are also prized for their ability to calm the digestion system.

  • A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry
  • The idea for Laundry Love began at an Episcopal congregation in California, and slowly but surely, it's spreading. 

  • Wake Up With Lemon Water
  • If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning will have tremendous effects on your health.

  • Hinduism Is Arizona's Second-largest Religion
  • Hinduism is the second-largest practiced religion in Arizona, according to the U.S. Religious Congregations & Membership Study from 2010.

  • Four Herbs With Natural Painkilling Properties
  • Nature has provided us with numerous herbs and spices that contain significant pain-killing properties. 

  • 5 Reasons to Eat More Coconut
  • Researchers are finding more and more evidence to the suggest that the unique combination of fatty acids found in coconut oil can have profound positive impacts on overall health.

  • 11 Famous Vegetarians In History
  • The Greek scholar, Pythagoras lived over 2,500 years ago and ate a fleshless diet, called the "Pythagorean diet" until the word vegetarian became popular in the late 1800s.

  • Church of England Approves Women Bishops in Historic Vote
  • After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday (July 14) the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” to women bishops.

  • Persecuted by Soviets, Russia's Hare Krishnas Still Fight for Acceptance
  • The Hare Krishna movement has been trying to build a temple in Russia since 1990. They still don't have one. It's not for lack of funds.

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  • 'It's Not Your Fault': Jesus, Forgiveness and the Life of Robin Williams

    "I am sorry for the struggles of Robin Williams in his life, but I am grateful for his the piercing portrayal of the healing capacity of compassionate connection."

  • What Makes Good People Do Bad Things?

    Gita wisdom reconciles the goodness of God’s creation with the weakness of his creatures by differentiating between our pure core as souls and the shell of impurities such as lust.

  • The Attitude of Gratitude

    True gratitude is beyond a superficial flattery of the ‘thank-you’ we hear daily. Heartfelt appreciation may be above utterances. It cannot be just switched on and off.

  • "Got Stress? Here's Why"

    The American Institute of Stress suggests that our stress factors are divided up in the following way: 46% workload, 28% people issues, 20% juggling work/personal lives, 6% lack of job security.

  • Was Bhima's Killing Duryodhan Unfair?

    Why did Bhima kill Duryodhana unfairly by hitting him below the waist during their final battle in the Mahabharata war?

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