• The 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada Leaving for U.S
  • Radha Krishna Camp for Youth in Brazil Rainforest
  • ISKCON Finland to Crowdfund New Helsinki Temple
  • ISKCON Visakhapatnam Rebuilding After Cyclone
  • The Bhopal Disaster’s Toxic Legacy
  • Narendra Modi Calls for International Yoga Day
  • Window Shopping for Wisdom
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  • ISKCON India Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Leaving for U.S.
  • ISKCON is ramping up for its worldwide  50th anniversary celebrations throughout the year 2016. These will commemorate the day Srila Prabhupada officially registered the society in New York on July 11th, 1966. But ISKCON will warm up for that by celebrating both Prabhupada’s leaving Kolkata on the steamship Jaladuta on August 13th, 1965, and his arriving in Boston, USA on September 17th.

  • Atlantic Forest Camp to Give Brazilian Youth Fun Spiritual Experience
  • Brazilian and international youth aged 12 to 16 will get the opportunity to experience Krishna consciousness in a fun way at the first ever Radha Krishna Camp in January, which is summertime in Brazil.  It will be held amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Ibirapitanga Reserve, part of the remaining 7% of the Atlantic Rainforest preserved by the Brazilian government.

  • ISKCON Finland to Crowdfund New Helsinki Manor Temple
  • After a two-year struggle following the end of their rent contract at their temple of the past twenty years, Finnish devotees have secured a new temple for rent, a beautiful Manor in the Helsinki. Now, they’re applying modern technology to realize an ever-elusive dream: they’re attempting to use crowdfunding to purchase the Manor and make it the first temple ISKCON Finland has ever owned outright.

  • ISKCON Visakhapatnam Still Rebuilding After Cyclone
  • Devotees are still rebuilding their temple complex in the city of Visakhapatnam after Cyclonic Storm Hudhud ravaged it back in October. The cyclone blew through the province of Andhra Pradesh on India’s East Coast at speeds of 109 mph, causing $11 billion USD in damage and killing over 100 people. Fortunately, it spared the devotees and the Deities at ISKCON Visakhapatnam, but destroyed the community’s gift shop, dioramas, temple shed, and goshala (cow shelter)

  • Bhaktivedanta Research Centre Acquires Manuscripts From Advaita Acharya’s Line
  • The Bhaktivedanta Research Centre in Kolkata has added some new treasures to its vast library of over 15,000 works that includes many important and rare works by Vaishnava acharyas. Amongst the recent acquisitions are seven hand-written manuscripts donated by Sri Sanjay Goswami of Vrindavan, a 14th generation descendent from Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s intimate associate Sri Advaita Acharya.

  • Thousands Flock to Opening of Second Largest ISKCON Temple in the World in Kanpur
  • Tens of thousands of devotees and members of the public attended the recent opening of the grand new Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir in Kanpur, India. A particular highlight was an elaborate dance presentation on Lord Krishna’s pastimes and the great saint Mirabai by Hema Malini. A longtime Krishna devotee and supporter of ISKCON, Malini is a legendary Bollywood actress and a Member of Parliament for Mathura.

  • New Arts and Languages Community Center Opens in Alachua
  • At 60, Mahattama Dasi, a former preschool teacher and caregiver for terminally ill devotees, has found a new way to give back to the community. The Mexican native has leased a two-storey house on six-acres of private land in Alachua, Florida, home to the largest ISKCON community in North America. It will serve as an “Arts and Languages Center,” as well as offering many other services to the community.

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  • Narendra Modi Calls for International Yoga Day
  • Yoga got a strong leg up on the world stage when Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for observing an International Yoga Day. 

  • Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change
  •  India’s coal rush could push the world past the brink of irreversible climate change, scientists say.

  • Hema Malini Has a Message for Her Adopted Mathura Village
  • “People keep chanting Radhe Radhe in the entire Raval but no one has ever thought of developing this village across the Yamuna river."

  • Copper Surfaces Could be Crucial to Stopping Ebola Outbreak
  • For many years, health researchers have been interested in the potential of copper to help stem the spread of dangerous infections.

  • Beat Insomnia With Natural Remedies
  • A chronic lack of sleep not only affects your work, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life, it also wreaks havoc with your immune system.

  • You Can Drink Yamuna Water and Also Swim in the River by 2017: JICA Representative
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), expressed hope that the Yamuna would be clean by year 2017. 

  • How the World Loved the Swastika - Until Hitler Stole It
  • Archaeological finds have long demonstrated that the swastika is a very old symbol, but ancient examples are by no means limited to India.

  • Catholic Church Sends Message of Goodwill on Divali
  • "We, Christians and Hindus, may we join together with followers of other religions to foster a culture of inclusion for a just and peaceful society."

  • Will the Bible Museum Give Guests an Eden Experience?
  • PETA is urging the Bible Museum’s chair to serve exclusively “Eden food”—vegan food, that is—in the museum’s restaurant.

  • First Hint of 'Life After Death' In Biggest Ever Scientific Study
  • Scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible.

  • 16 Million People in the US are Now Vegan or Vegetarian!
  • In 2009, a tiny one percent of the US population reported eating vegetarian or vegan. The rates have skyrocketed over the last five years.  

  • The Bhopal Disaster’s Toxic Legacy

    Indians in the twentieth century, victims of propaganda that urban industrial development would bring them prosperity and well-being, neglected the Vedic principles of God consciousness.

  • Window Shopping

    Modern-day self-development promotes the ideals, but how much does it actually equip and empower one to genuinely imbibe this positive mental state?

  • Words Shape Worlds – Watch Your Words

    Effective communication is not easy. Communication doesn’t happen merely by our sending the right message – it happens when our message is rightly understood.

  • Bhakti Subordinates Social Hierarchy to Spiritual Sincerity

    We live in an age that that cherishes equality for all and celebrates the breaking down of barriers such as race. Intriguingly, a similar egalitarian spirit is enshrined in the Bhagavad-gita written millennia ago.

  • Head Space

    Luxuries have become necessities, without which, we just can’t function. Modern-day spiritualists, it seems, are faced with a unique challenge: the art of living is not how big we can make it, rather how small we can keep it!

  • Miracle on Second Avenue