• Devotees Meet Prime Ministers Cameron and Modi
  • New Film Joy of Devotion Shows ISKCON’s Diversity
  • Devotees Safe But Atmosphere Tense at ISKCON Paris
  • Gaur Krishna Das Goswami Passes Away
  • Update on Mukunda Goswami's Recovery
  • 1st Diwali Celebration in the European Parliament
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  • ISKCON Plans 50 Padayatras for Its 50th Anniversary
  • The Padayatra Worldwide Ministry headed by Lokanath Swami started to work on its offering of 50 padayatras on Gaura Purnima 2014. To this day 22 padayatras have taken place, 8 are being planned and 20 remain to be done by ISKCON devotees. ISKCON’s Padayatra Ministry is inviting all the devotees worldwide to participate in this glorification of ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada.

  • ISKCON Minister Speaks on Spiritual Abuse at World Parliament of Religions
  • ISKCON's Minister of Communications, Anuttama Dasa, spoke in October at the World Parliament of Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, on a Panel entitled "Understanding and Mitigating the Dangers of Manipulation, Undue Influence and Abuse within Religious and Spiritual Communities." 

  • 50th Anniversary Film “Joy of Devotion” to Show ISKCON’s Diversity and Growth
  • Joy of Devotion, a new documentary currently in production and set to be released in 2016 -- ISKCON’s 50th anniversary year – will show what the seeds Srila Prabhupada planted 50 years ago thriving around the world.  Joy of Devotion will pick up where Yadubara Dasa’s Srila Prabhupada biopic Acharya – the other major film to be released during ISKCON’s 50th – leaves off.

  • ISKCON-sannyasi Gaur Krishna Das Goswami Passes Away
  • ISKCON-sannyasi Gaur Krishna Das Goswami has left his body on 17th of November 2015 in Vrindavan. Born on 22nd January, 1964 in Bihar, India, Gaur Krishna Das Goswami had recently got sanyyasa (renounced monk) initiation on May 14th, 2015 at Haridwar on the banks of holy river Ganga from Radha Govinda Swami.

  • Sadaputa Digital Channel Facebook Page Launched
  • November 15th celebrated the one year anniversary of the Sadaputa Digital Channel on Youtube featuring over 100 lectures and videos about  Vedic perspectives on modern science by Sadaputa Dasa, Dr. Richard L. Thompson, one of Srila Prabhupadas original founding members of the Bhaktivedanta Institute.

  • Latest Update on Mukunda Goswami's Recovery
  • Mukunda Goswami is making a slow but steady recovery from his two surgeries. On November 6, Mukunda Maharaja was transferred from Gold Coast University hospital to the rehabilitation facility of Murwillumbah hospital, which is a 15-minute drive from New Govardhan farm community. In the next 12 days that followed, the local medical staff have been doing their best to gradually encourage Mukunda Goswami towards complete recovery.

  • UK Devotees Meet With Prime Ministers Cameron and Modi
  • ISKCON devotees in the United Kingdom recently got the chance to meet with both British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On November 10th, for the third year in a row, Bhaktivedanta Manor temple president Srutidharma Das was invited to chant prayers at an official Diwali function at Number 10 Downing Street.

  • Devotees Safe But Atmosphere Tense at ISKCON Paris
  • No ISKCON devotees or congregation members were hurt during the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday November 13th, in which 129 people were killed at six locations throughout the French capital. Yet some congregation members living close to the Bataclan concert hall, where 80 people died, were shaken when they overheard the violence.

    50th Anniversary News
  • Invitation to ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2016 in Mayapur
  • The seminars will cover a wide variety of topics such as book distribution, devotee care, communications, team-building, fundraising, and temple administration.

  • Dallas Plans 50 Hours of Kirtan for ISKCON’s 50th
  • For the past 7 years, the ISKCON Mandir in Dallas has rung in the new year with an epic community kirtan organized by second-generation devotees.

  • Devotees Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Arrival in Butler
  • 200 ISKCON devotees from all over the US celebrated the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in Butler, Pennsylvania on October 24th.

  • 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Kochi
  • State Minister Sri K. Babu, released the 18 volume Malayalam version of the Srimad Bhagavatam to the Kerala public.

  • Butler Event with Sally Agarwal to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Arrival in America
  •  On October 24th, devotees from all over North America will gather to glorify Srila Prabhupada's activities in Butler, PA.

    World News
  • ‘The Year’s Best Burger’ Is Vegan
  • New York City’s East Village got a lot tastier when Superiority Burger moved in. Its famous vegan sandwich is so mind-blowing that it challenges the very definition of the word “burger.”

  • India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned
  • India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests bans the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment in the entire country.

  • Cashew Nutrition: Absolute The Best Cure For Depression Without Medication
  • Delicately sweet yet crunchy and delicious cashew nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. 

  • 16 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
  • It’s worthwhile to consider natural solutions and remedies, although they are not as effective as chemicals, but there are plants that repel mosquitoes as well as other insects really do help.


  • Yamuna Will Be Clean in Three Years: Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra
  • "The oxygen level in the river has also gone way below what is required. We'll make the river so clean that people will be able to bathe in it," Mishra said.

  • Meditating on the Damodarashtakam: Verse 3 & 4

    God is both great and sweet. Awareness of his greatness evokes submission, and awareness of his sweetness evokes affection. Devotee-seekers need to be aware of both features, for submission and affection symbiotically reinforce devotion.

  • Meditating on the Damodarashtakam: Verse 1 & 2

    Prayer is the universal language by which the human heart communes with the divine heart. Poetry is an artistic method for verbalizing the heart’s deep emotions. Singing is a popular method to express one’s emotions.

  • Better Light a Candle than Curse the Darkness

    Most of the time we curse the system, the society, our family, our destiny and in fact everyone and everything for any problem which we face in this world. But we do nothing to change our own perspective or we do nothing to effect a change. 

  • Let Emotion Inform, But Not Form Our Decision

    Our emotions are a big part of who we are, but they are not all of us. We are bigger than our present emotions, most of which relate with our external material shell, not our spiritual core.

  • Faithless

    Someone recently referred to me as a 'man of faith'. I detected the condescending tone in his speech. It was a subtle put-down. Faith is often frowned upon in today’s society – savvy people consider it unscientific, sentimental, primitive and a sign of weakness.

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