• The Battle For The Yamuna Is Won
  • Construction Begins on New Visakhapatnam Temple
  • Forms of Devotion Art Exhibit Launches in Delhi
  • Observing Silence: The Balinese New Year
  • People Problems
  • GBC College - First Residential Session Completed
  • The first ISKCON GBC college for leadesrsip and management held at Govardhan Ecovillage, Maharastra, India was a great success. “It’s been a life-changing experience to attend these GBC College sessions,” said Gauranga Simha Das, Co-director for ISKCON Mayapur. “This training has motivated me in such a way that I want to rededicate myself to serving the movement of Srila Prabhupada with more seriousness and vigor. 

  • Indian Government Agrees to Restore Yamuna River’s “Ecological Flow”
  • The Indian government has finally agreed to restore the Yamuna’s ecological flow through several steps demanded by protestors, beginning with bringing the sacred river under the Environment Protection Act within two to three months. The move is a huge victory for the Free Yamuna Campaign of Braj (the land of Lord Krishna’s pastimes), which has been fighting for years now to restore the beleaguered river.

  • Mega New Visakhapatnam Temple Rises Out Of Cyclone Hudhud Destruction
  • When Cyclone Hudhud raged through the province of Andhra Pradhesh on India’s East Coast on October 12th 2014, it caused serious damage to ISKCON Visakhapatnam, leaving devotees feeling demoralized. But like the proverbial phoenix from the flames, a grand, beautiful new temple is rising from the debris. Construction began on the auspicious day of Gaura Purnima on March 5th this year.

  • Forms of Devotion Art Exhibit Launches in New Delhi
  • Over 500 people attended the inauguration of the exhibit “Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art” at New Delhi’s prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi on March 21st. The exhibit features about 400 works by nearly 200 artists, selected from the Museum of Sacred Art’s (MOSA’s) permanent collection of over 1,600.

  • Florida Is “The Rathayatra State” With Over A Dozen Festivals
  • For many, the season of Rathayatra, or the Festival of Chariots, won’t start until the summer. But Florida, which has become “The Rathayatra State” with a record-holding one dozen festivals in-state and more organized by Florida devotees out-of-state, is already kicking off its celebrations.

  • Jayapataka Swami and Others to Present at Festival of Inspiration’s 15th Anniversary
  • Since its launch in 2000, Festival of Inspiration has been a unique standout of the festival season. It has just the right mix of enlightening presentations by ISKCON’s best speakers; top-quality entertainment from dramas to stand-up comedy; rip-roaring kirtans; and mouth-watering prasad. This year, 600 to 700 devotees from all over the USA, Canada and beyond are expected to flood into the emerald hills of New Vrindaban.

  • Spanish Language BBT Reprints Bhagavatam, Continues Resurgence
  • ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s masterwork the Srimad-Bhagavatam has been reprinted in Spanish after being out of stock for four years, to the delight of the Spanish-speaking world. It’s been a lot of work. Proofreader Gauravani Dasi in Mexico and designer Govinda Damodara Das in Argentina marathoned for sixteen-months nonstop to get the proofs ready.

    50th Anniversary News
  • Vanipedia to Translate Prabhupada’s Gita Introduction into 108 Languages
  • The dynamic online encyclopedia of Prabhupada’s words are planning to making Prabhupada audios available on Youtube with subtitles in 108 languages.

  • Safe Temple Awards to Show ISKCON’s Unified Commitment to Child Protection
  • As part of its ongoing efforts for child safety, ISKCON’s North American Child Protection Office will kick off 2016 with its first annual “Safe Temple” awards.

  • 2015 Communications Seminar To Be Held in Radhadesh, Belgium
  • This year, ISKCON Communications Europe invites devotees from outside of Europe as well to discuss important international strategies and issues.

  • New Coordinator Talks Exciting Plans for ISKCON’s 50th
  • After a worldwide search, the Executive Committee for ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations has appointed Romapada Das as its International Coordinator.

  • Day 5 of the ISKCON GBC Meetings Focuses on ISKCON's 50th Anniversary
  • The fifth day of the Annual General Meeting of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission focused on celebrating the 50th anniversary of ISKCON.

    World News
  • Review 1994 Water Pact to Revive Yamuna: Experts
  • The Centre may have assured the protesters that the "ecological flow" will be restored, but this can't be done without revisiting the water sharing agreement between five states. 

  • Soil Health Program Boosts Crop Yields Without GMOs
  • Chemical farming is the norm, but it does not have to be.

  • 10 Natural Remedies to Treat Gum Infection (Gingivitis) Naturally
  • Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and is one of the most common diseases among the population. 

  • Yamuna River Will Be Brought Under Environment Protection Act, Says Govt
  • Union Minister R. Prasad gave this assurance to the members of Yamuna Muktikaran Padyatra, undertaken for making Yamuna pollution free.

  • Tonsils, Tonsillectomies, and the Immune System
  • The tonsils are part of our immune system. They provide the first line of defense for pathogens swallowed or inhaled.

  • Observing Silence: The Balinese New Year

    ISKCON in Indonesia with its strong roots in Vaisnava culture, but it also grasps on the Balinese culture, adopting its music, dance, art, flavors and dress.

  • People Problems

    Conflict, friction and human disagreement is, unfortunately, a major part of daily life. Whether it’s the erratic driver who cuts in front of you, or crafty and cunning work colleagues pulling a fast one, unsavoury interactions can spoil our day really quickly.

  • Being a Woman in India

    The release of India’s Daughter, a documentary on the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, has brought the issue back again into a limelight that most prefer switched off: so much so that the documentary is banned in this country. 

  • The World of Love Manifests Through the Words of Love

    The world of love refers ultimately to the spiritual world, Krishna’s personal abode where there is endless love. There, Krishna exists eternally, the soul exists eternally, and their love exists and expands eternally.

  • Soul-ution

    The morning hours are the most conducive for spiritual practice since the mind can peacefully flow toward the spiritual goal. However, just as early morning road works slowed down my car, mental agitation can similarly inhibit the strength of one’s spiritual connection.

  • Miracle on Second Avenue